R/€ = 14.56 Change: 0.04
R/$ = 11.83 Change: 0.00
Au 1329.48 $/oz Change: 12.55
Pt 954.00 $/oz Change: 7.84


BC’s NDP-led govt talks up exploration, mining as basis for building burgeoning communities

By: Henry Lazenby     26th September 2017 British Columbia is ‘ground zero’ for mining in Canada, as technological advances require an ever-increasing volume of metals to satisfy improving standards of living and environment-friendly technologies. This was the key message to attendees at the fourth yearly Resource Breakfast Series held... 

New EnviroLeach process poised to transform metals extraction as we know it

By: Henry Lazenby     6th September 2017 A small Vancouver-based start-up company has created a new environment-friendly chemical process with the potential to disruptively transform metal extraction in the mining and electronic waste (e-waste) sectors, akin to the application of cyanide for gold extraction, which revolutionised the... 

Supplying lithium gets trickier as electric revolution looms 

By: Bloomberg     22nd August 2017 Hidden within the salt flats high in the Andes mountains of South America are vast deposits of the lithium that Elon Musk may need for his electric-car revolution. But extracting the mineral from brine ponds created by Orocobre has proved more difficult than expected. Bad weather and pump... 

Gold company manager charged in vast Peruvian smuggling plot

By: Bloomberg     17th March 2017 The operations manager at a metals-refining company was charged with helping run a gold smuggling network that reaped-billions of dollars for illegal mines controlled by drug dealers and other criminals in South America. A criminal complaint against Juan Pablo Granda, 35, outlines a vast... 

Advancements at Nemaska’s Whabouchi mine on time and budget

By: Samantha Herbst     7th October 2016 The Phase 1 plant and site preparation of TSX-listed project developer Nemaska Lithium’s Whabouchi mine, in Quebec, Canada, is advancing on time and within budget. Nemaska, which has signed a five-year natural gas contract, noted on Thursday that electrical lines had been installed at the Phase 1... 

Newly launched locker promises a fresh approach

     26th August 2016 Entrepreneur Malcolm Katz has launched a new South Africa-developed and -manufactured locker, which promises a fresh approach to design and functionality in the lock-up environment. 

Nemaska to graduate to TSX main board, achieves financing milestones

By: Henry Lazenby     15th June 2016 Quebec-based project developer Nemaska Lithium on Wednesday announced that the TSX has conditionally approved the listing of its common shares. Listing of the shares was subject to the currently TSX-V-listed company’s compliance with all of the requirements of TSX on or before September 8, and... 

Looming cobalt market deficit to spur investment interest 

By: Henry Lazenby     7th August 2015 Cobalt has undergone somewhat of a transformation over the past five years, in step with the new emerging applications in the booming battery business that have driven a three-fold demand increase. Despite being a smaller industry than its battery raw material counterparts – roughly half the size... 

Creamer Media relaunches

By: Creamer Media Reporter      11th October 2014 Unveiled in October 2014, Creamer Media’s new-look global mining news website,, is set to delight its 40 000-plus weekly readers.  This is the fourth major revamp of since the site was originally launched fifteen years ago in 1999. offers... 

Lonmin aims for May 14 restart in challenge to platinum strike

By: Reuters     9th May 2014 South African platinum producer Lonmin is laying the groundwork to restart its operations next week after a concerted effort to woo striking miners back to work by taking its latest wage offer directly to them. This points to a possible end game in the 15-week strike by the Association of... 

Madiba lying in state for second day

By: SANews, SA government news service     12th December 2013 The body of the late former President Nelson Mandela has left 1 Military Hospital in Thaba Tshwane for the second day to Nelson Mandela Amphitheatre, at the Union Buildings, for members of the public to view. The cortege left the hospital, escorted by the South African National Defence Force... 


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