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Manuka raises cash to bring Mt Boppy into production

9th May 2024

Exploration and development company Manuka Resources has announced an A$8-million capital raise that it plans to use to bring the Mt Boppy gold mine into production this year. The capital will be... 


Caprice ventures into West Arunta with project acquisition

9th May 2024

Perth-based Caprice Resources on Thursday announced plans to acquire a project in the West Arunta region of Western Australia. Spanning over 1 479 km2, the Bantam project comprises four contiguous... 


Standard Lithium and Equinor form US lithium partnership

9th May 2024

TSX-V-listed Standard Lithium on Wednesday announced a strategic partnership with NYSE-listed energy group Equinor to accelerate the development of lithium projects in Arkansas and Texas. In terms... 


The Rook 1 project

NexGen secures $250m uranium purchase deal

9th May 2024

Canadian uranium exploration company NexGen has inked an agreement with MMCap International for the procurement of 2.7-million pounds of uranium concentrate. The deal is valued at $250-million,... 


MinRes abandons Lake Johnston buy

MinRes abandons Lake Johnston buy

9th May 2024

ASX-listed Mineral Resources (MinRes) has decided to withdraw from the proposed acquisition of the Lake Johnston nickel concentrator plant and mining rights, in Western Australia. MinRes in March... 


Pan African CEO Cobus Loots

Pan African confident of meeting upper end of full-year production guidance

9th May 2024

South African gold producer Pan African Resources has revised its full-year production guidance to between 186 000 oz and 190 000 oz, compared with previous guidance of 180 000 oz to 190 000 oz,... 


US Gold CEO George Bee

US Gold receives CK operating permit

9th May 2024

The CK gold mining project, in Wyoming, is on track for all the necessary permits for development by the middle of the year, US Gold Corp CEO George Bee reported on Wednesday, announcing the... 


Experienced project leader appointed to head Critical Minerals Queensland

8th May 2024

Queensland's critical minerals sector received a strategic boost with the appointment of seasoned project leader Paul Holden at the helm of Critical Minerals Queensland (CMQ). This newly... 


West Red Lake announces C$30m bought-deal offering

8th May 2024

West Red Lake, the owners of the Madsen gold mine in Ontario, has announced a C$30-million bought deal public offering of units. The TSX-V-listed firm entered into an agreement with Raymond James... 


De Grey raises A$600m for WA gold project

De Grey raises A$600m for WA gold project

8th May 2024

Western Australian gold explorer and developer De Grey Mining has launched a fully underwritten A$600-million equity raising, derisking the equity component of the financing for the Hemi project.... 


Sierra Rutile to restart Area 1 operations

Sierra Rutile to restart Area 1 operations

8th May 2024

ASX-listed Sierra Rutile on Tuesday announced the planned to restart of Area 1 mining operations, pending a contract for additional power generation capacity and assuming that a new fiscal regime... 


Firebird advances feasibility of manganese sulphate production in China

7th May 2024

Australia’s Firebird Metals has announced promising results from its feasibility study for the production of battery grade manganese sulphate in China. The study, focused on the first stage of... 


Glencore sells stake in Peru zinc miner Volcan

7th May 2024

Swiss-headquartered Glencore has announced a definitive agreement to sell its stake in Volcan Compañia Minera to a subsidiary of Integra Capital. Transition Metals will pay Glencore $20-million... 


South Star makes first graphite sale from Santa Cruz

7th May 2024

TSX-V-listed South Star on Tuesday announced a binding sales agreement for the initial purchase of 100 t of graphite concentrate from the Santa Cruz mine, in Brazil. The material will be shipped... 


Silver Hammer pulls the plug on Shafter project purchase

Silver Hammer pulls the plug on Shafter project purchase

7th May 2024

Junior resources company Silver Hammer Mining has called off its definitive share purchase agreement with Aurcana Silver concerning the Shafter deposit, in Texas. Silver Hammer CEO Peter Ball said... 


Savanna reports passing of former CEO David Archer

7th May 2024

London-listed Savannah Resources, the developer of the Barroso lithium project in Portugal, on Tuesday reported the sudden and unexpected passing of former CEO, David Archer. Archer was the CEO of... 


Patriot discovers new high-grade zone

7th May 2024

Dual-listed Patriot Battery Metals has announced the discovery of a new high-grade zone at the CV13 spodumene pegmatite following the recently completed winter drill programme at Corvette, in... 


20MW solar array at the Bellevue gold project

Bellevue accelerates next leg of growth strategy

7th May 2024

Western Australian miner Bellevue Gold has initiated expansion studies at its namesake gold project, in Western Australia, following the successful commissioning and ramp-up of the new mine.... 


Eastplats reports record revenue for 2023 financial year

6th May 2024

JSE- and TSX-V-listed Eastern Platinum (Eastplats) has reported net income attributable to shareholders of $13.8-million for the 2023 financial year, compared with a loss of $900 000 for the 2022... 


Sibanye appoints Peter Hancock as nonexec director

6th May 2024

Multinational mining and metals processing group Sibanye-Stillwater has appointed Peter Hancock as independent nonexecutive director, with effect from May 6. Hancock is a mining industry executive... 


Walkabout warns of short-term impact on Tanzania exports following cyclone

6th May 2024

ASX-listed Walkabout Resources says its Lindi Jumbo graphite mine, in Tanzania, was only mildly impacted on by heavy rains and a brief power interruption as a result of cyclone Hidaya, which passed... 


Theta raises $10m

6th May 2024

ASX-listed Theta Gold Mines, which owns gold assets in South Africa, has received a firm commitment from Hong Kong Ruihua Investment Management to invest $10-million in the company through a share... 


Costa Fuego is one of a limited number of globally significant copper developments not owned by a major mining company.

Hot Chili arranges nearly A$30m for Chile copper project

6th May 2024

ASX-listed copper miner Hot Chili has arranged about A$30-million in funding to accelerate its Costa Fuego copper project, located in the coastal range of Chile. The company, which also trades on... 


Harmony reports second fatality in a week

3rd May 2024

A rock drill operator has died following a fall-of-ground incident at Harmony Gold Mining Company's Doornkop mine, in Gauteng, on May 2. “We are deeply saddened by this loss of one of our... 


Tirupati offers to meet with shareholders who sought the removal of three directors

3rd May 2024

Specialist graphite producer Tirupati Graphite says its directors have offered to meet with shareholders who have requested a general meeting be held to allow shareholders to vote on the removal of... 


O3 terminates option to acquire Aurbel mill

3rd May 2024

Exploration and development company O3 Mining has terminated its option with Eldorado Gold to acquire the Aurbel mill, which is located about 10 km from its Alpha property in Quebec. In 2022, O3... 


Canadian junior kicks off exploration programme in Bougainville

3rd May 2024

Island Passage Development Canada Limited (IPDC) has announced the initiation of a large-scale mineral exploration programme on Bougainville island, marking the first major exploration effort since... 


Kathleen Valley nearing first production

Kathleen Valley nearing first production

3rd May 2024

Lithium developer Liontown is getting closer to first production – scheduled for mid-year – with the miner this week reaching the key milestone of crushing first ore at its flagship Kathleen Valley... 


Copper cathode waiting for dispatch

Copper miner Austral placed in receivership

3rd May 2024

Copper miner Austral Resources has been placed in receivership. Creditor Wingate has appointed Jason Tracy, Grant Sparks and Sean Holmes as joint and several receivers and managers. “The business... 


 John Harris, executive director: business solutions and finance at Infinitus Reporting Solutions

John Harris

3rd May 2024

This week we profile John Harris, executive director: business solutions and finance at Infinitus Reporting Solutions, a provider of software and services in the corporate performance management space 


Underground construction employee dies at Harmony's Mponeng mine

2nd May 2024

Gold miner Harmony Gold Mining Company reports that an underground construction employee, working on planned rail maintenance, died at its Mponeng mine near Carletonville, in Gauteng, on May 1. The... 


Pan American to sell La Arena stake to Zijin

Pan American to sell La Arena stake to Zijin

2nd May 2024

NYSE- and TSX-listed Pan American Silver on Wednesday announced the sale of its interest in LA Arena in Peru to a subsidiary of Zijin Mining for up to $295-million. “With the sale of La Arena, we... 


Stillwater Critical Minerals raised C$3.89m in oversubscribed placement

2nd May 2024

TSX-V-listed Stillwater Critical Minerals has successfully completed C$3.89-million in a nonbrokered placement, surpassing expectations with a 55% oversubscription. Commodities powerhouse Glencore... 


Rick Menell

Rick Menell joins Perseus board as nonexec director

2nd May 2024

Mining veteran Rick Menell has joined the board of Africa-focused gold producer Perseus Mining as a nonexecutive, independent director. "I am extremely pleased to welcome Rick Menell to the board... 


Barrick moves to tap into Jamaica’s mineral potential

Barrick moves to tap into Jamaica’s mineral potential

2nd May 2024

Gold and copper major Barrick is set to venture into Jamaica’s untapped minerals landscape through an earn-in agreement with private exploration company Geophysx. Geophysx has strategically... 


A smelter owned and operated by Ironveld

Ironveld appoints Kristoffer Andersson CEO

2nd May 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, has appointed Kristoffer Andersson CEO.... 


Artist's impression of the planned Ewoyaa lithium project operation in Ghana

Atlantic Lithium given the go-ahead to list on Ghana exchange

2nd May 2024

Africa-focused lithium exploration and development company Atlantic Lithium has received approval from the Ghana Stock Exchange's (GSE's) listing committee and Ghana's Securities and Exchange... 


Macmahon secures $352m contract extension at Boston Shaker

2nd May 2024

Mining services group Macmahon has been granted a three-year extension of its alliance-style contract with AngloGold Ashanti at the Boston Shaker underground mine, part of the Tropicana gold... 


Fortescue consortium awarded rights to develop Oman green hydrogen project

30th April 2024

A consortium between green energy and metals group Fortescue and sustainable infrastructure investor Actis has been awarded the rights to develop, build, own and operate a large green hydrogen... 


FIRB approves Azure takeover by SQM and Hancock

30th April 2024

The Foreign Investment Review Board (FIRB) has approved the acquisition of ASX-listed Azure by SH Mining – a bid vehicle jointly owned by Sociedad Quimica y Minera de Chile (SQM) and Hancock... 


Mosaic CEO Bruce Bodine

Mosaic sells stake in Saudi JV for $1.5bn

30th April 2024

US-based fertiliser company Mosaic on Tuesday announced the sale of its stake in a phosphate production venture to Saudi Arabia’s Ma’aden. Mosaic will receive 111.01-million shares of the Saudi... 


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