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Mining revenue decreases, but opportunities abound in critical minerals, beneficiation
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The past year has seen a regression in performance and shareholder returns for South Africa mining companies, professional services firm PwC South Africa’s ‘2023 SA Mine: Adapt to thrive’ report states. This fall off from record levels experienced... 

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Democrats in Congress ask Biden for moratorium on carbon pipeline permits
Updated 15 minutes ago By: Reuters

The US should not permit any new carbon dioxide pipelines until updated federal safety regulations are finished, a dozen Democratic members of Congress said in a letter sent to President Joe Biden... 

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Global nickel market surplus to widen in 2024 – INSG
Updated 20 minutes ago By: Reuters

The surplus in the global nickel market is expected to widen to 239 000 metric tons in 2024 from 223 000 tons this year, the International Nickel Study Group (INSG) said on Tuesday, signalling... 

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Panama to withdraw proposed contract for Canadian miner First Quantum's unit
Updated 23 minutes ago By: Reuters

Panama's government authorized on Tuesday the withdrawal of a proposed contract to regulate operations of Canadian miner First Quantum's local unit, Minera Panama, from Congress to make changes... 

Arizona Sonoran Copper announces permitting progress at Cactus project
Updated 5 hours ago By: Marleny Arnoldi

The city of Casa Grande, in Arizona, has approved the rezoning of the northern parcel of TSX-listed copper developer Arizona Sonoran Copper Company’s MainSpring property for industrial use. This... 

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Italy can act on recycling hub after Glencore presents plan – Minister
3rd October 2023 By: Reuters

The Italian government could get involved to speed up the permitting process for a recycling hub planned by Glencore in Sardinia, but first the Swiss miner has to present a complete business plan... 

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Legacy Iron readies for gold production
3rd October 2023 By: Esmarie Iannucci

ASX-listed Legacy Iron is set to become a gold producer after the Western Australian government gave final approvals for the start of mining at the Mount Celia gold project. Legacy told... 

EQ Resources continues to ramp up Mt Carbine
3rd October 2023 By: Esmarie Iannucci

Tungsten miner EQ Resources has continued to increase production at its Mt Carbine operation, in Western Australia, increasing output by some 88% between August and September. The ASX-listed... 

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Fenix secures 10mt of iron-ore in WA
3rd October 2023 By: Esmarie Iannucci

ASX-listed Fenix Resources has struck a deal with Sinosteel Midwest Corporation (SMC) for the exclusive right to mine and export up to 10-million tonnes of iron-ore from the Beebyn-W11 iron-ore... 

Vital's Canadian refining dreams falter
3rd October 2023 By: Esmarie Iannucci

Dual-listed Vital Metals’ wholly owned subsidiary Vital Metals Canada has filed for bankruptcy after failing to amend an offtake agreement with Norway’s REEtec, and failing to repurpose its halted... 

Meeting set for PolyMet’s shareholders vote on Glencore offer
3rd October 2023 By: Mariaan Webb

The board of Toronto-listed PolyMet Mining has recommended minority shareholders vote in favour or the $2.11-a-share proposal from majority shareholder Glencore, stating that the offer was in their... 

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Jervois eyes greenfield cobalt refinery in the US
3rd October 2023 By: Esmarie Iannucci

Triple listed Jervois Global has started a bankable feasibility study (BFS) into a new greenfield cobalt refinery in the US. The BFS would be focused on a 6 000 t/y operation that would process... 

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Galan's Phase 2 study proves up
3rd October 2023 By: Esmarie Iannucci

The Phase 2 definitive feasibility study (DFS) into the Hombre Muerto West (HMW) lithium project, in Argentina, has delivered robust financial outcomes for ASX-listed Galan Lithium. Galan earlier... 

Classic takes full ownership of Forrestania tenements
3rd October 2023 By: Esmarie Iannucci

Junior Classic Minerals has struck a deal with fellow-listed Hannans’ subsidiary Reed Exploration to take full ownership of the tenements making up the Forrestania gold project, in Western... 

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Consultation starts on Future Gas Strategy
3rd October 2023 By: Esmarie Iannucci

The federal government has released a discussion paper and opened consultations on a national Future Gas Strategy. Minister for Resources and Northern Australia Madeleine King said Australia’s... 

Coronado cuts coal output
3rd October 2023 By: Esmarie Iannucci

Coal miner Coronado Global Resources has revised its production guidance for the 2023 financial year on the back of adverse operating conditions at its Buchanan mine, in the US, and unexpected... 

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Magazine round up | 29 September 2023
Magazine round up | 29 September 2023

A video round up of this week’s magazine, highlighting our cover story, features and Business Leader.  

THROUGH THE HAZE: While the aviation industry has promised to achieve net zero carbon emissions by 2050, harsher weather conditions are already forcing a rethink of critical infrastructure in airports, such as this Arizona airport pictured during a recent protracted heat wave. Bloomberg reports that airports around the world are relocating sensitive electrical equipment to rooftops to protect it from flooding, reinforcing runways to handle extreme temperature swings and revving up air conditioning as climate change complicates operations. Photograph: Bloomberg

While the aviation industry has promised to achieve net zero carbon emissions by 2050, harsher weather conditions are already forcing a rethink of critical infrastructure in airports, such as this... 

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Every effort should be made to bring the ongoing dumping of mine tailings to an end

The state of the world is such that dumping huge volumes of mine waste on Mother Earth should be a thing of the past. Is there technology available to ensure that mines no longer need to dump... 

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Solutions vs problems

There are many differences between Australia and South Africa, and these should not be dismissed or diminished. However, there are also several similarities, particularly when it comes to natural... 

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Bulelwa Mhlongo, financial manager at Multotec
Bulelwa Mhlongo

This week we profile Bulelwa Mhlongo, who is the financial manager at Multotec, a leading supplier of mineral processing equipment 

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South Africa’s national accounts are facing pressures from every angle. With growth still flatlining on the back of extreme loadshedding, a collapse in freight rail and many municipal services,... 

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