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A Predictive Discovery employee working at the Bankan gold mine in Guinea

Bankan has potential to be a future tier-one mine, PFS shows

15th April 2024

A prefeasibility study (PFS) on ASX-listed Predictive Discovery's Bankan project, in Guinea, has confirmed that the project is one of the largest discoveries in West Africa and potentially also a... 


Kin and PNX announce merger

15th April 2024

Junior mining companies Kin Mining and PNX Metals on Monday announced their merger, creating a group with a combined mineral resource of 1.4-million ounces of gold, 16.2-million ounces of silver... 


Macro foregoes US lithium rights as focus shifts to WA iron-ore

15th April 2024

ASX-listed Macro Metals has opted to forego the acquisition rights in the Aurora lithium project, in south-east Oregon, in the US, and will instead focus on the expedited exploration and... 


Hot Chili prepares to create new water company

15th April 2024

ASX- and TSX-V-listed Hot Chili has submitted a second maritime concession application to facilitate a potential multi-user water network for the Huasco Valley area of the southern Atacama region... 


IonicRE MD Tim Harrison

IonicRE subsidiary mulls expansion of Belfast magnet recycling demo plant's capacity

15th April 2024

Amid significant demand for the production of rare earth oxides (REOs) from magnet recycling, which is currently essentially non-existent in the Western world, Ionic Technologies International, a... 


Halt in loadshedding could boost mining production, if sustained

12th April 2024

South Africa has had more than two weeks without loadshedding and, if this can be sustained, it could push mining production for the full year into positive terrain, says Minerals Council South... 


Stanmore appoints Brennan as nonexec director

12th April 2024

Queensland coal miner Stanmore Resources has appointed Keira Brennan an independent nonexecutive director. Brennan has more than 30 years’ experience advising in the energy and resources sector and... 


Emerald declares Bullseye offer final

12th April 2024

Explorer and developer Emerald Resources has declared its takeover for Bullseye Mining as “best and final”, stating that it will not increase its offer. Emerald has a 78.26% equity position in... 


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Hydrogen 2024: Implementation crucial going forward

12th April 2024

Green hydrogen is prominent on the global agenda for creating a cleaner, greener future. The element holds the potential to unlock a new epoch in energy. Unlike conventional fossil fuels, the... 


Flying Nickel unveils inaugural PGMs resource at Manitoba project

12th April 2024

Vancouver-based Flying Nickel has announced an inaugural 405 020 oz measured and indicated mineral resource at its Minago nickel and platinum group metals (PGMs) project in Manitoba’s Thompson... 


Premier American to raise C$5m in placement

12th April 2024

TSX-V-listed Premier American Uranium (PUR) has announced a private placement to raise at least C$5-million, strengthening its balance sheet at a time when uranium fundamentals are robust. The... 


Winsome discovers new lithium zone outside Adina resource

12th April 2024

Australia-listed Winsome Resources has discovered a new zone of high-grade mineralisation about 200 m outside the current 59-million-tonne resource at its Adina project, opening up the potential... 


Renier van Rooyen, group business systems executive at Multotec

Renier van Rooyen

12th April 2024

This week we profile Renier van Rooyen, group business systems executive at Multotec, a supplier of mineral processing equipment 


The Kibali mine

Barrick explores new gold and copper ventures in DRC

12th April 2024

Buoyed by the success of Kibali – Africa’s biggest gold mine – Barrick Gold is setting its sights on new opportunities in gold and copper in partnership with the government of the Democratic... 


Sibanye's Beatrix mine

Unions call for heads to roll over Sibanye's plans to cut more jobs in South Africa

11th April 2024

Labour unions Solidarity and the National Union of Mineworkers (NUM) have called for mining and metals processing multinational Sibanye-Stillwater's management to step down after launching a third... 


Torex reports strong start to 2024

11th April 2024

Canada-based Torex has kicked off 2024 with robust performance, achieving March quarterly gold production that aligns with its plans. The company, which mines in Mexico, produced 115 494 oz and... 


Revival expands US gold portfolio with Ensign acquisition

Revival expands US gold portfolio with Ensign acquisition

11th April 2024

TSX-V-listed Revival Gold has announced the acquisition of Ensign Minerals, owner of the Mercur gold project, in Utah, marking the company’s expansion in the US. The acquisition, in an all-share... 


Two workers lose their lives at Newmont mine

Two workers lose their lives at Newmont mine

11th April 2024

Gold major Newmont has confirmed the passing on Tuesday of two of its workers at the Cerro Negro mine, in Argentina. The deceased, both part of Newmont’s technical services team, lost their lives... 


Koba acquires high-grade Canada uranium project

11th April 2024

ASX-listed Koba Resources has entered into a four-year option agreement to acquire a 100% interest in the Harrier uranium project, in eastern Canada. Amid strong uranium prices, the transaction... 


Northern Star production impacted by weather, strong momentum expected in June quarter

Northern Star production impacted by weather, strong momentum expected in June quarter

11th April 2024

In the wake of significant weather disruptions across the northern Goldfields, Northern Star Resources has reported that gold sales for the March quarter totalled 401 000 oz. This marks a slight... 


Great Southern to raise cash for Duketon project

10th April 2024

Exploration company Great Southern has announced a placement to raise A$1.24-million to grow its Western Australian gold resource base and test several advanced targets in the Duketon Belt. In... 


Wildcat makes another lithium pegmatite discovery at Tabba Tabba

10th April 2024

Australian lithium explorer and developer Wildcat Resources on Wednesday announced the discovery of the Luke pegmatite, in addition to further exceptional results at the Leia pegmatite from ongoing... 


Phiri to succeed Mngomezulu as Merafe chairperson in May

10th April 2024

JSE-listed Merafe Resources has announced that Abiel Mngomezulu will retire as chairperson at the company's annual general meeting (AGM) on May 15. "The board would like to thank Mr Mngomezulu for... 


Arafura appoints COO among other leadership changes

10th April 2024

Perth-based Arafura Rare Earths on Wednesday announced appointments to several key executive leadership positions, including a new COO, as momentum builds towards delivering the Nolans project,... 


Berkeley affirms commitment to Salamanca project amid investment dispute

10th April 2024

Uranium project developer Berkeley Energia remains steadfast in its commitment to the Salamanca project and remains open to discussions with Spanish authorities, the company said on Wednesday.... 


Coeur Rochester achieves commercial production milestone

Coeur Rochester achieves commercial production milestone

10th April 2024

Precious metals miner Coeur Mining has achieved commercial production at its newly-expanded Rochester silver and gold mine, in Nevada, on March 31. The company reported this week that the new... 


Tharisa CEO Phoevos Pouroulis

Tharisa reports strong operational performance for the March quarter

10th April 2024

Platinum group metals (PGMs) and chrome miner Tharisa performed well, operationally, in the quarter ended March 31, CEO Phoevos Pouroulis says. The company produced 35 300 oz of PGMs in the quarter... 


Strandline makes key appointments, gives operations update

9th April 2024

Mineral sands company Strandline Resources has announced the appointment of Rober Ierace as CFO and Robert Stevenson as GM of operations for its Coburn project, in Western Australia. Ierace was... 


Peninsula strengthens board and management team

9th April 2024

ASX-listed Peninsula Energy has appointed David Coyne as nonexecutive director and Willie Bezuidenhout as interim CFO. Coyne and Bezuidenhout start their respective new roles at an exciting time... 


Orion sells $100m stake in Sweetwater Royalties

9th April 2024

Metals and materials investment firm Orion Resources Partners has announced the sale of a minority interest in private industrial minerals royalty Sweetwater Royalties to a Canadian pension fund.... 


Ascot begins ore processing at Premier

Ascot begins ore processing at Premier

9th April 2024

Canadian miner Ascot Resources has started ore processing at the Premier gold project (PGP) in British Columbia, marking a key milestone in commissioning the new mine. Rock was introduced into the... 


Aris appoints CFO, senior VP for capital markets

9th April 2024

Toronto-listed Aris Mining has announced the appointment of Richard Orazietti as CFO and Oliver Dachsel as senior VP of capital markets. Welcoming the two new additions to Aris’ management team,... 


OCP CEO Mostafa Terrab and Fortescue chairperson Andrew Forrest

Fortescue forges green hydrogen, ammonia partnership with OCP in Morocco

9th April 2024

Fortescue Energy, part of Australian iron-ore major Fortescue, on Tuesday unveiled a joint venture with Morocco-headquartered plant nutrition and phosphate-based fertiliser supplier OCP Group. The... 


Image says WA mineral sands project advances to Minister approval

8th April 2024

The Atlas mineral sands project, north of Perth, is advancing to final Ministerial approval, ASX-listed Image Resources said on Monday. This comes as a three-week review period following the... 


South32 earns majority stake in Minsud’s Argentina subsidiary

8th April 2024

Diversified miner South32 has earned a majority stake in Minera Sud Argentina (MSA), an indirect subsidiary of TSX-V-listed Minsud that owns and operates the Chita Valley project. Minsud has... 


The Renard project

Court approves Winsome’s Renard project option

8th April 2024

Australia-listed Winsome Resources has paid a C$4-million option fee to secure the acquisition rights for the Renard project, in Quebec. This comes as the Superior Court of Quebec approved an... 


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Roads, Rail & Ports 2024: Inefficiencies reach new lows

5th April 2024

Creamer Media’s ‘Roads, Rail & Ports 2024’ report reflects upon the current state of South Africa’s roads, delving into the some of the issues that are plaguing the sector such as maintenance... 


Mt Gibson on track to meet shipping guidance

5th April 2024

Australian iron-ore miner Mount Gibson is on track to meet its 2024 guidance, having shipped 0.7-million wet metric tonnes of high-grade iron-ore fines from Koolan Island in the March quarter. The... 


Panelists unpack the implications of new sustainability reporting standards for Africa

Panelists unpack the implications of new sustainability reporting standards for Africa

5th April 2024

In the wake of increasing global attention on environmental, social and governance (ESG) considerations, the significance of ESG reporting has never been more pronounced. The recently introduced... 


Stanmore buys rest of Eagle Downs

Stanmore buys rest of Eagle Downs

5th April 2024

Australian coal miner Stanmore Resources is taking full control of the Eagle Downs assets, in the Bowen basin of Queensland. The company entered into an agreement with China Baowu Steel Group... 


Teck Q1 coal sales in line with guidance

Teck Q1 coal sales in line with guidance

5th April 2024

Canadian mining company Teck Resources has reported first-quarter steelmaking coal sales of 5.9-million tonnes, which is in line with its guidance of 5.9-million to 6.3-million tonnes. The... 


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