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Resolute reports 'promising' start to 2024, despite lower first-quarter output

30th April 2024

ASX- and LSE-listed Resolute Mining poured 76 351 oz of gold in the first quarter of this year, compared with the 80 037 oz poured in the fourth quarter of 2023. Despite the lower production, CEO... 


Volt announces strategic investment to commence field ops in Delaware basin

30th April 2024

TSX-V-listed lithium development and technology company Volt Lithium on Monday announced strategic investment of $1.5-million by a company with operations in the Delaware basin of West Texas for... 


Sandfire driving forward Black Butte

30th April 2024

Australia-headquartered miner Sandfire Resources is continuing to support the Sandfire Americas team to progress the Black Butte project, in Montana, CEO Brendan Harris said on Tuesday. Sandfire... 


The Uitkomst Colliery

MC Mining's Uitkomst Colliery increases quarterly output following turnaround plan

30th April 2024

Run-of-mine (RoM) coal production at MC Mining's Uitkomst steelmaking and thermal coal mine, in South Africa, increased by 14% year-on-year to 115 909 t for the quarter ended March 31 – the third... 


Antilles disappointed with Dominican arbitration award

30th April 2024

ASX-listed Antilles Gold chairperson Brian Johnson on Tuesday expressed the company’s disappointment with the tribunal of the International Centre for Settlement of Investment Dispute’s (ICSID’s)... 


Magnis holds a majority stake in Imperium3 New York (iM3NY), which operates a US battery plant.

Asic targets Magnis and Poullas over disclosure failures

30th April 2024

The Australian Securities and Investments Commission (Asic) has initiated civil penalty proceedings in the Federal Court against graphite company Magnis Energy Technologies and its executive... 


The 118.74 ct diamond recovered at the Letšeng mine

Gem recovers another greater-than-100-ct diamond

30th April 2024

London-listed Gem Diamonds has recovered a 118.74 ct Type II white diamond recovered at its 70%-owned Letšeng mine, in Lesotho. This is the fifth diamond weighing more than 100 ct to be recovered... 


West Cobar adds scandium to Salazar basket

29th April 2024

ASX-listed Cobar Metals has announced a maiden resource estimate for scandium, adding to the already valuable basket of minerals hosted at the Salazar project, north-east of Esperance in Western... 


Japanese to partner on Kalgoorlie nickel project

29th April 2024

Japanese multinational companies Sumitomo Metal Mining (SSM) and Mitsubishi have thrown their weight behind the Kalgoorlie nickel project – Goongarrie hub, in Western Australia. ASX-listed Ardea... 


Nhlanhla Nene

Nene steps down as MC Mining chair

26th April 2024

South Africa-focused coal company MC Mining on Friday announced the resignation of Nhlanhla Nene as director and chairperson of the board. Nene joined the company on April 11, 2022, initially... 


Henry Adams, country manager at InterSystems

Henry Adams

26th April 2024

This week we profile Henry Adams, country manager at InterSystems, the primary business of which is supplying and supporting software products 


WEIGHING OPTIONS: Eskom and government are considering private and foreign options to fund a R390-billion expansion of the electricity grid as more renewable generation comes online. Bloomberg reports that talks are under way on the funding of South Africa’s transmission requirements, including the potential use of money pledged by rich nations toward an energy transition and another option to tap private sources. Photograph: Bloomberg

WEIGHING OPTIONS

26th April 2024

Eskom and government are considering private and foreign options to fund a R390-billion expansion of the electricity grid as more renewable generation comes online. Bloomberg reports that talks are... 


The Letšeng mine

Gem to report 15% q/q rise in carat sales for the first quarter

25th April 2024

London-listed Gem Diamonds notes in a trading update for the first quarter of this year that it sold 32 571 ct of diamonds recovered from its 70%-owned Letšeng mine, in Lesotho. This represents a... 


Blackwater on track for first gold pour in H2 – Artemis

Blackwater on track for first gold pour in H2 – Artemis

25th April 2024

Construction of the Blackwater mine, in central British Columbia, is continuing to progress on schedule, keeping the mine on track for its first gold pour in the second half of the year. At March... 


Silver bars

Armadale sets out to earn a majority stake in US silver asset

24th April 2024

Aim-listed investment company Armadale Capital, which holds mine investments in Africa, has entered into an agreement to earn a 50% interest in Africo American Incorporated (AAI), the holding... 


G Mining draws remaining $33m for TZ project

24th April 2024

Toronto-listed G Mining Ventures (GMIN) has successfully drawn the remaining $33-million on its $75-million senior secured term loan with an affiliate of Franco-Nevada, in accordance with an... 


Graphite expert appointed to Kasiya development team

23rd April 2024

ASX- and Aim-listed Sovereign Metals has appointed consultant Dr Surinder Ghag to its owner’s team as chief technology officer for graphite. Ghag will assist Sovereign’s graphite strategy in... 


Boss produces first drum of uranium

23rd April 2024

Australia’s Boss Energy has produced its first drum of uranium at its Honeymoon uranium project, in South Australia. This is a milestone as part of the commissioning process at Honeymoon, which... 


TMC produces first nickel sulphate from deep seafloor polymetallic nodules

TMC produces first nickel sulphate from deep seafloor polymetallic nodules

23rd April 2024

Exploration company TMC has successfully produced nickel sulphate exclusively from seafloor polymetallic nodules. This, the Nasdaq company says, has never been accomplished before. Conducted in... 


MAC sketches long-life vision for CSA copper mine

MAC sketches long-life vision for CSA copper mine

23rd April 2024

NYSE- and ASX-listed Metals Acquisition Limited (MAC) has announced a new resource and reserve statement for the CSA copper mine, in Australia, outlining a vision for a long-life operation.... 


Copper 360 CEO Jan Nelson

Copper 360 asks FSCA to investigate 'unusual' trades in its shares

23rd April 2024

JSE-listed copper miner Copper 360 has informed shareholders that it has noticed "unusual and uncommercial" trades in its shares, resulting in a substantial drop in its traded price. "The trades in... 


Canada Nickel excercises Mann property option

23rd April 2024

Canada Nickel Company has exercised its option to acquire an 80% interest in the Mann Nickel property from Noble Mineral Exploration as the TSX-V-listed junior consolidates its interests in bulk... 


A truck transporting material from the Jwaneng mine

De Beers lowers full-year production guidance on high market inventory levels

23rd April 2024

Diamond miner De Beers, a subsidiary of diversified miner Anglo American, has lowered its production guidance for the 2024 full-year to between 26-million and 29-million carats in response to the... 


Francois Hardy

Newmont promotes Hardy to chief technology officer

22nd April 2024

US-headquartered gold major Newmont on Friday announced the appointment of Francois Hardy as new chief technology officer (CTO). With more than three decades of technical and operational expertise... 


QPM shifts focus to gas and energy, curtails TECH spending

QPM shifts focus to gas and energy, curtails TECH spending

22nd April 2024

Mining and energy group Queensland Pacific Metals (QPM) has unveiled a strategic overhaul aimed at accelerating growth and advancement of its gas and energy assets. The ASX-listed company has... 


Mosehla steps down as MC Mining director

19th April 2024

Khomotso Mosehla, a long-standing nonexecutive director of MC Mining, has resigned as a director of the company, effective April 19. He has been a member of MC Mining's board of directors since... 


Renascor signs native title agreement to advance Siviour desalination plant

19th April 2024

ASX-listed Renascor Resources has entered into an indigenous land use agreement (ILUA) with the Barngarla Determination Aboriginal Corporation (BDAC) – the registered native title body corporate of... 


Iron-ore being transported by train in Western Australia

Alien Metals secures mining lease for Hancock iron-ore project

19th April 2024

The Western Australia Department of Mines, Industry Regulation and Safety has granted Aim-listed Alien Metals a mining lease for the Hancock iron-ore project. This represents a key milestone on the... 


Sibanye CEO Neal Froneman

Sibanye's Siphumelele shaft on track for May restart; Marikana 4B shaft to be shut

18th April 2024

Multinational mining and metals processing company Sibanye-Stillwater says the Siphumelele shaft at its Rustenburg operation is on schedule to resume production during May, as planned. A surface... 


Tietto posts record quarterly output

18th April 2024

Steadily improving milling rates enabled ASX-listed Tietto Minerals to reach record quarterly production of 37 111 oz of gold from its Abujar mine, in Côte d'Ivoire, for the quarter ended March 31.... 


Challenger secures another A$4m share placement

18th April 2024

ASX-listed Challenger Gold has placed an additional A$4-million to a single investor at 8.5c a share for an one-for-one option exercisable at 14c a share. The investor approached the company and... 


The Dalgaranga process plant

Spartan raises A$80m for Dalgaranga

18th April 2024

ASX-listed Spartan Resources on Thursday unveiled an A$80-million fully underwritten equity raising to accelerate exploration and development of the Dalgaranga gold project, in the Murchison... 


Solaris and Ecuador communities update agreement

18th April 2024

Toronto-listed Solaris Resources and the Shuar communities of Warints and Yawi have signed an updated impact and benefits agreement (IBA), reflecting the evolving growth and development of the... 


Sun Silver launches IPO to develop Nevada silver deposit

18th April 2024

New silver explorer and developer Sun Silver on Thursday announced the opening of an initial public offering (IPO) on the Australian bourse, bringing to market its silver and gold project in... 


McEwen to acquire Timberline Resources

17th April 2024

NYSE- and TSX-listed McEwen Mining has announced the acquisition of TSX-V-listed Timberline Resources, a move that will bolster its presence in Nevada’s mining sector. Under the terms of the... 


Peabody eyes coking coal expansion at Aus mine

Peabody eyes coking coal expansion at Aus mine

17th April 2024

Coal miner Peabody is developing a 130-million-ton, 25-year-plus mine plan for the Centurion complex, in the Bowen basin of Queensland. The mine plan incorporates the newly acquired Wards Well... 


The Pueblo Viejo plant

Barrick reports lower Q1 gold and copper output

16th April 2024

Canada-headquartered Barrick Gold has announced its preliminary figures for the first quarter of 2024, reporting gold output of 940 000 oz and copper output of 40 000 t. Gold production fell by... 


Leadership change at CME: Rio Tinto exec appointed new president

16th April 2024

The Chamber of Minerals and Energy of Western Australia (CME) has announced the appointment of Simon Trott as its new president. Trott, currently serving as the CE of Rio Tinto Iron Ore in Western... 


Former Xstrata Copper exec joins Sunstone board

16th April 2024

ASX-listed Sunstone Metals has announced the appointment of former Xstrata Copper executive Neal O’Connor as nonexecutive director. The appointment follows the recent appointment of Patrick Duffy... 


Patriot makes board changes as MD resigns

16th April 2024

North American lithium company Patriot has announced the resignation of Nicholas Vickery as MD, with effect from Tuesday. Vickery is leaving the ASX-listed company a year into the job to take up a... 


The Didipio mine

OceanaGold’s Philippine unit prepares for IPO

15th April 2024

Vancouver-based OceanaGold has obtained regulatory approvals for an initial public offering (IPO), which will involve 20% of the outstanding shares of its Philippines subsidiary. The Phillippine... 


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