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Massive water power possibilities in underground mining, says COMRO book editor
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When hydropower was being developed for South Africa’s gold-mining industry, the industry was going through a tough time and the research organisation of the day, the Chamber of Mines Research Organisation or COMRO, ceased to function in the form... 


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Manganese mining, local processing and green hydrogen make headlines
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Mining Weekly Editor Martin Creamer unpacks the importance of South Africa locally processing its manganese ore, discusses private investment company Menar's plans to grow its manganese mining and... 


Environmental activists sue Norway over seabed mineral plan
Environmental activists sue Norway over seabed mineral plan
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Environmental campaigners have filed a lawsuit at an Oslo court challenging Norway's plan for seabed mineral exploration, citing insufficient impact assessment of the mining, the World Wide Fund... 


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Aris Mining plans smaller-scale Soto Norte development, ups stake to 51%
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Toronto- and New York-listed Aris Mining is set to increase its shareholding in the Soto Norte project, in Colombia, to a controlling interest of 51%. The company will acquire an addition31% joint... 


Lundin links $2.55bn credit and loan facilities to ESG performance
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Canadian base metals company Lundin Mining has amended terms of two credit facilities – a $1.75-billion revolving credit facility and a $800-million term loan – to implement a sustainability-linked... 


Battery maker ATL invests in Argosy Minerals
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ASX-listed Argosy Minerals on Thursday announced a $5-million strategic investment from lithium-ion battery maker Amperex Technology (ATL) and the appointment of James Shay as COO. In terms of a... 


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Hawsons Iron appoints new CEO
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Iron-ore developer Hawsons Iron has appointed Tom Revy as CEO, replacing Bryan Granzien who is retiring. Revy has more than 35 years’ experience in the resources sector, having previously held... 


SQM expects to close Codelco lithium deal by May 31 deadline
24th May 2024 By: Reuters

Chilean mining company SQM, the world's second-largest lithium producer, expects to meet a May 31 deadline to finalise a joint venture with state-run miner Codelco, SQM's CFO, Gerardo Illanes, said... 


Australian natural gas industry seeks policy repairs to boost investment
24th May 2024 By: Reuters

Australia's natural gas industry executives are seeking more measures to restore an investment environment they say has been damaged by a series of state interventions to boost domestic supply and... 


Equinox marks first gold pour at Greenstone mine
Equinox marks first gold pour at Greenstone mine
24th May 2024 By: Creamer Media Reporter

Canadian miner Equinox Gold has successfully poured its first gold at the newly built Greenstone mine, in Ontario. The inaugural gold pour occurred on schedule, with the recovery circuit yielding... 


Australian state blocks Glencore's carbon storage project over groundwater risk
Australian state blocks Glencore's carbon storage project over groundwater risk
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A Glencore carbon capture and storage project in eastern Australia cannot go ahead because it could irreversibly harm groundwater used by farmers, a state government said on Friday, adding that it... 


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Hecla appoints interim CEO as Baker resigns
Hecla appoints interim CEO as Baker resigns
24th May 2024 By: Reuters

Silver producer Hecla Mining on Thursday announced the appointment of Catherine Boggs as interim president and CEO with immediate effect, succeeding Phillips Baker, who is stepping down after 23... 


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Metallica puts Cape Flattery development works on hold amid takeover
Metallica puts Cape Flattery development works on hold amid takeover
23rd May 2024 By: Mariaan Webb

Takeover target Metallica Minerals has suspended the majority of the planned project development works at its Cape Flattery silica project, in Queensland, citing the unsolicited, offmarket takeover... 


Enviro thumbs-up for Image’s mineral sands mine
23rd May 2024 By: Creamer Media Reporter

The Atlas mineral sands project, north of Perth in Western Australia, has received environmental approval, ASX-listed Image Resources reported on Thursday. The approval from Energy, Environment... 


Lexington confirms gold mineralisation extends beyond historical drill sites at Bothaville
23rd May 2024 By: Marleny Arnoldi

Aim-listed Lexington Gold has completed 2 355 m of drilling at the Bothaville project, in South Africa’s Free State province, which proves the concept of A-Reef channels occurring on the site.... 


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SUBSIDY REINSTATED: The International Monetary Fund (IMF) estimates that the reintroduction of a gasoline subsidy in Nigeria could consume almost half of the country’s projected oil revenue this year. President Bola Tinubu halted the subsidy at in mid-2023 to help government repair its finances. However, the removal and a devaluation of the naira, led fuel prices to more than triple, fanning inflation and protests. The IMF said it expects the fuel subsidy to be phased out within two years, as a cash-transfer programme was implemented to cushion poor consumers. Photograph: Bloomberg
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The International Monetary Fund (IMF) estimates that the reintroduction of a gasoline subsidy in Nigeria could consume almost half of the country’s projected oil revenue this year. President Bola... 

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Green energy collaboration a must to reindustrialise South Africa

The industrialisation that South Arica has lost in the last few decades can be more than regained by the country collaborating fully when it comes to green electrons, green molecules and the new... 

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It is highly unlikely that South Africa would have made the progress it has in stabilising electricity supply and setting in place initiatives to halt the collapse of the country’s... 

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DEVASTATING: The deadly collapse of a building in George while under construction is simply devastating for the families of the workers who perished. It has also raised a number of questions about the state – including the state of safety – of South Africa’s building and construction industry. The industry today is almost unrecognisable from what it was before so many of the country’s listed building majors either closed due to financial distress or exited the sector.
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The deadly collapse of a building in George while under construction is simply devastating for the families of the workers who perished. It has also raised a number of questions about the state –... 

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