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Critical Resources discovers ‘major’ new LCT pegmatite system at Mavis Lake

29th May 2024

The share price of ASX-listed Critical Resources rose nearly 10% on Wednesday as the lithium exploration company announced the discovery of several new spodumene-bearing pegmatites at Mavis Lake,... 


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Winsome hikes Adina mineral resource estimate

29th May 2024

Lithium exploration and development company Winsome Resources has substantially increased the resource of the Adina project, in the Eeyou Istchee James Bay region of Quebec, while also enhancing... 


Sierra Nevada reviews assets, focus shifts to Blackhawk

28th May 2024

Australia-listed Sierra Nevada Gold has announced a strategic review of its assets, exploring options such as joint ventures, strategic partnerships or project sales. The company has five... 


AngloGold expands position in NSW gold/copper province

28th May 2024

Gold major AngloGold Ashanti is expanding its interests in the Macquarie Arc, New South Wales, with another earn-in and joint venture (JV) agreement. The Macquarie Arc is considered a premier... 


BlueScope waives Illawarra pre-emptive rights

BlueScope waives Illawarra pre-emptive rights

28th May 2024

The sale of the Illawarra metallurgical business to an entity owned by Singapore’s Golden Energy and Resources and coal trader M Resources remains on track to be completed in the first half of the... 


Electric Metals confirms Minnesota’s Emily as premier high-grade manganese resource

Electric Metals confirms Minnesota’s Emily as premier high-grade manganese resource

27th May 2024

US-based developer Electric Metals has unveiled an upgraded mineral resource estimate for its Emily manganese project, solidifying the Minnesota project as the continent’s “highest-grade manganese... 


Giyani looking to appoint directors with EV battery, financing expertise

Giyani looking to appoint directors with EV battery, financing expertise

27th May 2024

TSX-V-listed, Botswana-focused Giyani Metals is streamlining its board of directors as it transitions into a manganese battery metals producer. Jonathan Henry, Michael Jones, John Petersen and... 


Spanish Mountain employs technology to be more sustainable

27th May 2024

Vancouver-based Spanish Mountain Gold has partnered with technology group Andritz and utility BC Hydro to reduce the carbon intensity of its proposed namesake mine in the Cariboo gold corridor, in... 


Astute starts drilling campaign at Red Mountain, Nevada

Astute starts drilling campaign at Red Mountain, Nevada

27th May 2024

Australia-listed Astute Metals has initiated a maiden drilling campaign at its Red Mountain lithium project, in Nevada. “We are excited to be drilling again in Nevada as our lithium growth... 


South32 strikes Queensland earn-in deal with Hammer

27th May 2024

Diversified mining company South32 is set to earn into ASX-listed Hammer Metals’ Isa Valley project, in north-west Queensland. Hammer unveiled the earn-in agreement on Monday, stating that South32... 


Arizona Lithium starts production drilling at Prairie project

Arizona Lithium starts production drilling at Prairie project

27th May 2024

Australia-listed Arizona Lithium on Monday announced the initiation of production drilling at its Prairie lithium project, in Saskatchewan, marking a milestone in Canada’s lithium industry. The... 


Vorster becomes Lindian CEO

27th May 2024

Resources industry executive Alwyn Vorster has been appointed CEO of ASX-listed, Africa-focused rare earths company Lindian Resources. Vorster, who was previously CEO of Hastings Technology Metals... 


Neil Woodyer

Aris Mining plans smaller-scale Soto Norte development, ups stake to 51%

24th May 2024

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

24th May 2024

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

24th May 2024

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... 


Hawsons Iron appoints new CEO

24th May 2024

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... 


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Manganese mining, local processing and green hydrogen make headlines

24th May 2024

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... 


Equinox marks first gold pour at Greenstone mine

Equinox marks first gold pour at Greenstone mine

24th May 2024

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... 


 	Mike Benfield, Group CEO of Macsteel Service Centres South Africa

Mike Benfield

24th May 2024

This week we profile Mike Benfield, Group CEO of Macsteel Service Centres South Africa, a merchandiser and distributor of steel and value-added steel products 


Enviro thumbs-up for Image’s mineral sands mine

23rd May 2024

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... 


AngloGold inks Tanzania farm-in deal with EcoGraf

23rd May 2024

Gold mining company AngloGold Ashanti has signed a $9-million, five-year farm-in agreement with ASX-listed junior EcoGraf for the exploration of gold at the Golden Eagle project, in Tanzania.... 


Hudbay upsizes bought-deal offering

23rd May 2024

Base metals company Hudbay Minerals has increased the size of its previously announced equity offering from $300-million to $350-million. Underwriters will now buy 36.84-million shares at $9.50... 


Faraday Copper raises C$20m

23rd May 2024

Canadian company Faraday Copper on Wednesday announced a C$20-million bought-deal financing to advance the exploration and development of its Copper Creek project, in Arizona, US. Faraday entered... 


Rough diamonds sold by De Beers

De Beers reports lower fourth-cycle rough diamond sales

23rd May 2024

Diamond miner De Beers sold $380-million worth of rough diamonds during its fourth sales cycle of this year, compared with the $446-million of diamonds sold during the third sales cycle of this... 


Sayona kicks off drilling at 'highly prospective' Tabba Tabba

Sayona kicks off drilling at 'highly prospective' Tabba Tabba

23rd May 2024

North American lithium producer Sayona Mining has initiated reverse circulation (RC) drilling at its Tabba Tabba project, in Western Australia, where previous air core drilling identified potential... 


Harmony employee dies in blasting incident at its Phakisa mine

22nd May 2024

An employee was killed in a blasting incident at Harmony Gold Mining's Phakisa mine on Tuesday afternoon. All blasting operations have been temporarily suspended. The relevant authorities have been... 


Hydrogen Council CEO Ivana Jemelkova

Hydrogen Council appoints CEO

22nd May 2024

Global CEO-led initiative the Hydrogen Council has appointed Ivana Jemelkova as CEO, following an extensive, international search. Jemelkova is a recognised leader in energy and sustainability,... 


WA unveils refreshed battery and critical minerals strategy

WA unveils refreshed battery and critical minerals strategy

22nd May 2024

The Western Australian government has unveiled its updated Battery and Critical Minerals Strategy, drawing applause from industry stakeholders and signalling the state’s commitment to solidifying... 


William Sheriff

Mining entrepreneur Sheriff joins Scorpio board

22nd May 2024

US-focused Scorpio Gold has appointed entrepreneur William Sheriff, the founder and executive chairperson of enCore Energy, to its board of directors. Scorpio, which owns two past-producing mine... 


West Red Lake hits high grades at new Madsen zone

22nd May 2024

TSX-V-listed West Red Lake Gold Mines has intersected high-grade mineralisation at its Madsen mine, in Ontario, with results as high as 37.33 g/t gold over 2.79 m and 5.26 g/t over 9 m at the North... 


Patriot to raise C$75m in flow-through placement

22nd May 2024

Canada-focused Patriot Battery Metals said on Tuesday that it planned to capitalise on the advantageous flow-through financing conditions by executing a C$14.54-a-share private placement to raise... 


Sasol chairperson Stephen Westwell

Westwell to retire as Sasol chairperson

22nd May 2024

Stephen Westwell will, on June 1, retire as nonexectutive director and chairperson of chemicals and energy group Sasol, after having served on the board for 12 years. Lead independent director... 


A January 2024 photo of the Cote project site in Ontario

Iamgold reveals $300m bought-deal financing to boost Côté stake to 70%

22nd May 2024

Canada-headquartered Iamgold on Tuesday announced a $300-million bought deal financing at $4.17 a share to partly fund the repurchase of 9.7% in the Côté gold mine, in Sudbury, Ontario. Iamgold’s... 


Tharisa warns of lower full-year earnings on the back of lower PGM prices

21st May 2024

Platinum group metals (PGM) and chrome concentrate producer Tharisa has warned that its earnings per share (EPS) and headline earnings per share (HEPS) are likely to be up to 29% lower year-on-year... 


Premier raises £1.25m for use at its Zulu lithium, tantalum project

21st May 2024

London-listed Premier African Minerals is raising about £1.25-million through the issue of about 781.25-million shares at 0.16p each. It will use the funds raised for the ongoing mining operations... 


The Ellendale mine in Western Australia

Gibb River Diamonds shares surge on Ellendale lease news

21st May 2024

The share price of Gibb River Diamonds surged 48% on Tuesday on news that the company has been granted key licences that are at the heart of developing the Ellendale project, in Western Australia.... 


Metals Australia granted drilling permits for Corvette River

21st May 2024

Canada-focused Metals Australia has received all the required permitting approvals for a new drilling and trenching programme at Corvette River, in Quebec. The programme, which will include 10... 


Kali Metals appoints new MD

21st May 2024

ASX-listed Kali Metals has announced the appointment of Paul Adams as MD from July 1. He will take over the role currently held by Graeme Sloan, who will step down as MD, but remain with Kali in a... 


Blackhawk has company-making potential, says Sierra Nevada chair

Blackhawk has company-making potential, says Sierra Nevada chair

21st May 2024

ASX-listed exploration company Sierra Nevada has unveiled a high-grade intercept of up to 1 270 g/t at its Blackhawk ephithermal project, in Nevada, US, and says it plans follow-up drilling in hole... 


Galan raises A$14m for ongoing HMW development

20th May 2024

ASX-listed Galan Lithium has received commitments for an equity raising of A$14-million at A$0.24 a share. The capital raise will provide working capital headroom and financial flexibility for the... 


Montage Gold proposes new directors

20th May 2024

Canada-listed Montage, which is aiming to be a multi-asset African gold producer, has set June 7 as the date for its annual general and special meeting. Shareholders will vote on a proposed slate... 


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