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South Australia budget lacks adequate support for mining - Amec

7th June 2024

The South Australian government has unveiled a surplus budget, buoyed by stronger-than-expected goods and services (GST) and state tax revenues, as well as A$420-million in royalties from the... 


Tivan awarded NT exploration grants

7th June 2024

The Northern Territory (NT) government has granted Tivan exploration grant funding for two applications made for the Sandover project. The applications were for funding under Round 17 of the... 


Hudbay and unions sign agreement for Copper World mine project

7th June 2024

TSX- and NYSE-listed Hudbay Minerals, in collaboration with several labour unions, has announced the signing of a letter of intent to enter into a project labour agreement (PLA) for the... 


Amaury Vadon

Amaury Vadon

7th June 2024

This week we profile Amaury Vadon, VP for sales for the Africa, India and Middle East region and MD for the sub-Saharan Africa region at tyre manufacturing company Michelin  


Ironveld assessing options amid financing hiccup

6th June 2024

London-listed Ironveld, which owns a high-purity iron, vanadium and titanium project on the northern limb of the Bushveld Complex, in Limpopo, South Africa, says it is assessing its options as it... 


A mineworker wearing an NUM T-shirt and overalls

NUM concludes five-year wage agreement with South32's Hotazel Manganese Mines

6th June 2024

The National Union of Mineworkers (NUM) Kimberley Region has concluded and signed a five-year wage agreement on behalf of its members at globally diversified mining and metals company South 32’s... 


BMW commits to Wolfsberg lithium project

BMW commits to Wolfsberg lithium project

6th June 2024

Automotive giant BMW has transferred $15-million to ECM Lithium, a subsidiary of Nasdaq-listed Critical Metals Corp (CRML) for the offtake of battery-grade lithium hydroxide from the Wolfsberg... 


Sibanye to engage with Kroondal employees following end of illegal sit-in

6th June 2024

Multinational mining and metals processing group Sibanye-Stillwater says it will engage with employees and representative unions at its Kroondal mine now that an illegal underground sit-in by... 


MinRes sells stake in Onslow Iron haul road for A$1.3bn

MinRes sells stake in Onslow Iron haul road for A$1.3bn

5th June 2024

ASX-listed Mineral Resources (MinRes) on Wednesday announced a binding agreement to sell a 49% interest in the Onslow Iron project’s dedicated haul road to Morgan Stanley Infrastructure Partners... 


First shipment of Kanmantoo copper sets sail

First shipment of Kanmantoo copper sets sail

5th June 2024

Australia’s newest copper producer Hillgrove has completed loading its first shipment containing 10 099 wet metric tonnes of concentrate from the Kanmantoo underground mine. The company achieved... 


Foremost to spin out past-producing New Mexico mines

Foremost to spin out past-producing New Mexico mines

5th June 2024

The Winston Group of Properties, located in New Mexico, is set for a listing of its own, with Nasdaq- and CSE-listed Foremost Lithium announcing its intention to spin out the gold and silver... 


Black Cat raises funds for Paulsens restart

4th June 2024

ASX-listed Black Cat Syndicated has secured the immediate funding required to start major refurbishment works and mining activities at its Paulsens gold mine, in Western Australia. The company... 


The Kroondal mine

Employees hold unprotected sit-in at Sibanye's Kroondal mine

4th June 2024

Multinational mining and metals processing group Sibanye-Stillwater reported on June 4 that more than 200 employees remained underground in an illegal sit-in at its Kroondal mine. The group said... 


Rio Tinto celebrates 70th anniversary of BC Works

Rio Tinto celebrates 70th anniversary of BC Works

4th June 2024

Diversified mining company Rio Tinto has marked the 70th anniversary of its BC Works operation, celebrating seven decades of significant contributions to the aluminium industry and the Kitimat... 


Rio Tinto Iron Ore CEO Simon Trott

Rio Tinto invests $143m in low-carbon ironmaking R&D facility

4th June 2024

Mining giant Rio Tinto has announced a $143-million investment to establish a research and development (R&D) facility in Western Australia to test the effectiveness of its low-carbon ironmaking... 


GTI Energy recruits ex-Cameco Australia head

4th June 2024

Uranium company GTI Energy on Tuesday announced board changes with chairperson Nathan Lude stepping down and Simon Williamson joining as a nonexecutive director. Williamson was the general manager... 


Australia exploration results: It’s costing more to do less

Australia exploration results: It’s costing more to do less

4th June 2024

Mineral exploration expenditure in Australia reached A$910.4-million in March, figures released by the Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) on Tuesday show. Expenditure on greenfield exploration... 


A farm in South Africa

GDP decreased by 0.1% in the first quarter

4th June 2024

South Africa’s GDP decreased by 0.1% in the first quarter of this year, Statistics South Africa reports. The manufacturing industry decreased by 1.4% in the first quarter, contributing -0.2 of a... 


Equinox Gold launches ‘Ride to Greenstone’ fundraiser

Equinox Gold launches ‘Ride to Greenstone’ fundraiser

4th June 2024

Canadian gold miner Equinox Gold has launched the ‘Ride to Greenstone’, a 3 634 km bike relay from Vancouver, British Columbia, to Geraldton, Ontario, to celebrate the official opening of the new... 


Glencore’s Adamson joins Stillwater Critical Minerals board

4th June 2024

TSX-V-listed Stillwater Critical Minerals has announced the appointment of Bradley Adamson as an independent director. Adamson, a veteran resources industry professional with more than 25 years of... 


GTP may invest in Jervois’ US cobalt refinery

4th June 2024

ASX- and TSX-V-listed Jervois Global has restarted work on the bankable feasibility study (BFS) for its US cobalt refinery project and said that one of its cobalt customers, Global Tungsten &... 


Yukon Metals' projects overview

Yukon Metals ready to hit the ground running

4th June 2024

Exploration newcomer Yukon Metals is ready to hit the ground running, president and CEO Rory Quinn said on Monday, announcing the completion of the acquisition of a portfolio of assets from the... 


E3 nominates Albemarle’s Craft as director

4th June 2024

Lithium development company E3 Lithium has nominated Tina Craft from Albemarle to its board of directors, subject to election at the upcoming AGM. Craft has held various leadership roles during her... 


The company's 2024 exploration field season has started.

Green Technology searches for new CEO

4th June 2024

Australia-listed, Canada-focused Green Technology Metals on Tuesday announced that it would be looking to appoint a new CEO as the company progressed its Seymour lithium project, in Ontario,... 


Kincora secures new unexplored Macquarie Arc porphyry project

3rd June 2024

Dual-listed Kincora Copper has secured a new exploration licence covering 173 km2 in the Macquarie Arc, in central New South Wales. The Wongarbon project is considered to host one of the last... 


CIMIC and Hancock investments keep Vulcan momentum

CIMIC and Hancock investments keep Vulcan momentum

3rd June 2024

Lithium project development company Vulcan Energy has raised €40-million (about A$65-million) strategic investments through private placements that will keep the momentum going at its zero-carbon... 


CNGR receives Chinese approvals to buy Lithium Energy’s Solaroz project

3rd June 2024

CCNET, a subsidiary of China-listed CNGR Advanced Material Co, has received Chinese regulatory approvals to acquire Australian junior Lithium Energy’s 90% interest in the Solaroz lithium brine... 


True North makes management changes

3rd June 2024

Australian copper company True North Copper on Monday announced the appointment of Bevan Jones as MD and Craig Gouws as CFO. Jones, a seasoned operations officer, has more than 30 years of... 


Gallagher retires from Capstone board

3rd June 2024

Bob Gallagher has retired from the board of Capstone Copper, the Vancouver-headquartered company announced on Friday. Gallagher joined the Capstone board in 2016 and served as chairperson of the... 


Tony O'Neill

Former Anglo exec joins Woodside board

3rd June 2024

Australian energy major Woodside has appointed Tony O’Neill as a nonexecutive director with effect from June 3. "We continually review our board composition to ensure that Woodside's board is best... 


Cyclones slash Australian gold production in March quarter

Cyclones slash Australian gold production in March quarter

3rd June 2024

Australian gold mine production fell to 70 t in the March quarter, from 77 t in the December quarter, as a series of cyclones moved inland, with heavy rain wreaking havoc on the country's main gold... 


Volt starts shipments of high-value purified graphite

Volt starts shipments of high-value purified graphite

31st May 2024

Australia-listed Volt Resources on Friday commenced high-purity (99.5%) micronized graphite shipments from its Zavalievsky (ZG) mine, in Ukraine. Volt last month received a 40-t customer order at a... 


Worley wins first South32 North America contract

31st May 2024

Diversified mining company South32 has awarded Australian professional services company Worley an engineering and procurement services contract at the Hermosa project, in the US. Worley will be... 


Probe raises C$15m for exploration

31st May 2024

Exploration and development company Probe Gold has announced a C$15-million bought-deal private placement to fund exploration and development at Canadian projects. The Toronto-listed firm will... 


Ruthenium, hydropower and green hydrogen make headlines

Ruthenium, hydropower and green hydrogen make headlines

31st May 2024

Mining Weekly editor Martin Creamer discusses the renewed focus on ruthenium, water as an alternative source of power and the need for the world to make green hydrogen cheap enough to ensure... 


Michelle Tinkhof, group commercial and imports director at C Steinweg Group

Michelle Tinkhof

31st May 2024

This week we profile Michelle Tinkhof, group commercial and imports director at C. Steinweg Group, a provider of storage, handling, forwarding, chartering and other logistics services 


Anson discovers high-grade critical minerals at Ajana

30th May 2024

Minerals exploration company Anson Resources has discovered extensive mineralisation of gallium, indium, germanium and barium at its Ajana project, in Western Australia. The discovery of these... 


Atalaya names new chairperson

30th May 2024

London-listed Atalaya Mining has announced Neil Gregson as new chairperson of the board, succeeding Roger Davy at the company’s annual general meeting late next month. Gregson, currently a senior... 


McEwen raises C$30m for exploration in Timmins

McEwen raises C$30m for exploration in Timmins

30th May 2024

Canadian company McEwen Mining has secured C$30-million ($22-million) in flow-through to support ongoing exploration and development at the Fox Complex in Timmins, Ontario. The funds will be... 


Wyloo CEO Canada Kristan Straub and Sudbury Mayor Paul Lefebvre

Wyloo to build Ontario battery metals processing plant

30th May 2024

Nickel miner Wyloo, owned by Australian mining magnet Andrew Forrest, has unveiled plans for a downstream battery materials processing facility in Sudbury, Ontario. The new facility will fill a... 


Sheffield ramps up production at new WA mineral sands mine

Sheffield ramps up production at new WA mineral sands mine

29th May 2024

Ramp up activities at the Thunderbird mineral sands mine, in Western Australia, are progressing well, with the new mine moving towards nameplate capacity, ASX-listed executive chairperson Bruce... 


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