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BHP links bonuses to climate plan, sets medium-term targets

25th September 2020 Diversified major BHP has set medium-term targets for reducing greenhouse emissions, announcing on Thursday that it would reduce emissions by at least 30% from adjusted 2020 levels by the end of this decade. The group has already established its long-term goal of achieving net zero operational... 

Polyus to buy out partner in Sukhoi Log

23rd September 2020 Russia’s largest gold producer, Polyus, on Wednesday announced that it would exercise its right to accelerate the buyout of RT Business Development’s participation interest in SL Gold – the holder of the Sukhoi Log deposit and licence. The company would consolidate its participation interest... 

Cobalt will not be taken out of batteries anytime soon – First Cobalt

23rd September 2020 Canada’s First Cobalt, which owns North America’s only permitted cobalt refinery, is confident that cobalt will continue to play an essential role batteries, despite Tesla CEO Elon Musk predicting a future with no graphite and no cobalt. Responding to Musk’s comments at the Tesla Battery Day on... 

Gold a growing part of Hudbay’s production profile

23rd September 2020 Precious metals will form an increasingly important part of copper miner Hudbay’s overall production and revenue profile, as the Toronto-based company advances plans to transform Lalor, in Manitoba, into a gold mine. “We have a burgeoning precious metals production profile that is driven by our... 

B2Gold is comfortable being in Mali – CEO

23rd September 2020 Canada-based gold miner B2Gold has not lost any production because of Covid-19 or the recent military coup in Mali and believes that the political situation in the West African nation is “heading in the right direction”. Commenting on the August military coup that saw Ibrahim Boubacar Keita... 

Gold industry needs further consolidation, says Barrick’s Bristow

22nd September 2020 The gold industry still has a mismatch of assets in too many managers’ hands and is in need of further consolidation, says gold major Barrick CEO Mark Bristow. Speaking at the virtual Gold Forum Americas conference, he said that the industry had come a long way in 18 months, but that the job was... 

European Lithium raises cash to advance ‘strategic’ Austria project

22nd September 2020 Australian exploration and development company European Lithium (EUR) has raised A$2.1-million to continue to advance its Wolfsberg project, in Austria – close to some of the European Union’s (EU’s) largest lithium import markets. The share placement at $0.045 a share was strongly supported by... 

Superior Lake working on US uranium strategy

22nd September 2020 Perth-based Superior Lake Resources said on Tuesday that it was working on a US uranium strategy, announcing that the exclusivity period on assets held by Premier Uranium in Wyoming and Utah had been extended. Superior in June announced a three-month exclusive option to conduct due diligence on... 

Another 175 redundancies at New Acland

22nd September 2020 Coal miner New Hope has announced that another 175 people are to be made redundant at its New Acland coal mine, as it continues to wait for final approvals to expand the Queensland mine. The company last month announced 23 redundancies at the corporate office and the Brisbane port facility. 

Carawine completes Thunderstruck acquisition at Tropicana North

22nd September 2020 Gold and base metals explorer Carawine Resources has wrapped up the acquisition of two exploration licences from Thunderstruck Investments at its Tropicana North project, in Western Australia. The company announced earlier this month that it would acquire a 90% interest in two granted licences... 

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