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NGX makes appointments to drive graphite downstream strategy

Updated 6 hours ago

African graphite explorer NGX has appointed Peter Fox and Surinder Ghag to lead and manage the company’s downstream qualification processes and development strategy for producing battery anode... 


Rio Tinto invests $165m in Quebec smelter

Rio Tinto invests $165m in Quebec smelter

19th June 2024

Diversified miner Rio Tinto has announced a $165-million (C$226-million) investment in its Grande-Baie smelter, located in Quebec. The investment aims to refurbish two anode baking furnaces that... 


Sierra Rutile reports Area 1 fatality

19th June 2024

ASX-listed Sierra Rutile has suspended operations at a part of Area 1, Sierra Leone, to conduct a review into the death of a worker on site on Monday. Expressing the company’s condolences, MD... 


Refreshed Lake Maitland uranium study impresses

18th June 2024

Australian company Toro Energy has announced the outcomes of a refreshed scoping study for the Lake Maitland deposit, at Wiluna in Western Australia, showcasing “impressive outcomes”. The study,... 


New Talisman secures processing plant

18th June 2024

ASX- and NZX-listed New Talisman Goldmines has agreed terms to purchase a processing plant for the Talisman mine project, in New Zealand. The plant, which uses modular gravity separation, has a... 


Paul Mashatile and Cyril Ramaphosa at the first sitting of the seventh democratic Parliament on June 14 where Ramaphosa was re-elected President by the National Assembly

S&P does not foresee any significant policy shift under GNU

18th June 2024

S&P Global Ratings does not expect any significant policy shift as a result of South Africa's government of national unity (GNU) formed following the May 29 elections when the African National... 


Mali greenlights Leo’s exit from Goulamina lithium project

Mali greenlights Leo’s exit from Goulamina lithium project

14th June 2024

ASX-listed Leo Lithium has received conditional approval from the Mali government for the sale of its remaining 40% stake in Mali Lithium BV (MLBV) to China’s Ganfeng, a critical step in the... 


Bibiani sulphide recovery plant long-lead items expected by mid-August – Asante

14th June 2024

Ghana-focused Asante Gold has reported substantial progress at its sulphide recovery plant at the Bibiani gold mine, with the principle long-lead equipment expected to be delivered to site by... 


BCI sells Iron Valley to MinRes for A$73m

BCI sells Iron Valley to MinRes for A$73m

14th June 2024

Resources company BCI will sell the Iron Valley iron-ore mine, in the Pilbara, to Polaris Metals, a subsidiary of ASX-listed Mineral Resources (MinRes). Iron Valley is currently operated by MinRes... 


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Magazine round up | 14 June 2024

14th June 2024

A video round up of this week’s magazine, highlighting our cover story, features and Business Leader.  


Zinhle Simamane, CFO: International Business at Traxtion

Zinhle Simamane

14th June 2024

This week we profile Zinhle Simamane, CFO: International Business at Traxtion, a provider of freight and rail services across the African continent 


Tucumã on track for first copper in Q3, says Ero Copper

Tucumã on track for first copper in Q3, says Ero Copper

13th June 2024

Toronto and New York-listed Ero Copper has been awarded an operational licence for the Tucumã project, in Brazil, passing the final permitting milestone for commercial operation. With physical... 


First Atlantic to use drones to speed up Atlantic project

13th June 2024

Vancouver-based First Atlantic Nickel has engaged drone technology company Drafanfly for advanced aerial sensing exploration at the Atlantic nickel project, in Newfoundland. Draganfly will conduct... 


First CAT Early Learner electric haul truck to touch down at Jimblebar

13th June 2024

The first Early Learner CAT 793 battery-electric haul truck (BEHT) is on its way to BHP's Jimblebar iron-ore mine, in Western Australia, marking a milestone in the company’s decarbonisation... 


Lithium Australia inks offtake deal with South Korean battery recycler

13th June 2024

ASX-listed Lithium Australia on Thursday announced a three-year mixed-metal dust (MMD) offtake agreement with South Korean battery recycler SungEel HiTech. SungEel will purchase at least 60% of... 


NRW acquires HSE mining contract and assets for A$85m

12th June 2024

Perth-based civil and mining contractor NRW Holdings subsidiary Golding Contractors will acquire the mining services contract, associated fleet and transfer of employees from HSE Mining at coal... 


Nodules being inspected

TMC produces cobalt sulphate from seafloor polymetallic nodules

12th June 2024

Nasdaq-listed critical minerals company TMC on Wednesday announced the successful production of cobalt sulphate derived exclusively from seafloor polymetallic nodules. The milestone was achieved... 


Kazatomprom signs Inkai 3 pilot production agreement

Kazatomprom signs Inkai 3 pilot production agreement

12th June 2024

Kazakhstan’s national atomic company Kazatomprom on Wednesday announced a new subsoil use agreement for pilot production at the Inkai 3 deposit. The agreement, finalised through negotiations with... 


Green Battery and Volt Carbon to co-develop Quebec graphite project

12th June 2024

TSX-V-listed Green Battery Minerals has entered into an option agreement with fellow-listed Volt Carbon Technologies to co-develop the Berkwood graphite project, in Quebec. Volt has an option to... 


GMIN’s TZ mine on the brink of gold production

GMIN’s TZ mine on the brink of gold production

12th June 2024

TSX-listed G Mining Ventures (GMIN) has announced progress in the commissioning of its Tocantinzinho (TZ) gold project, in Brazil. With the project engineered to produce about 175 000 oz/y of gold... 


Bannerman hikes Namibia uranium project capital cost estimate

Bannerman hikes Namibia uranium project capital cost estimate

11th June 2024

Uranium project developer Bannerman Resources has announced a moderate increase in the preproduction capital forecast for the Etango-8 project, in Namibia. This update follows the completion of the... 


Ellendale heritage survey completed, reports Gibbs River

11th June 2024

Exploration and development company Gibb River has successfully completed the previously planned Aboriginal heritage clearance survey over the mining lease making up the Ellendale diamond project.... 


Blue Sky sets Ivana uranium deposit on production path with COAM transaction

11th June 2024

Uranium exploration and development company Blue Sky has announced a transaction that could set the path to bring the Ivana uranium deposit, in Argentina, into production. Blue Sky has entered a... 


Bruce Cleaver

Gemfields appoints former De Beers exec Cleaver as chairperson

11th June 2024

Former CEO and co-chairperson of diamond miner De Beers Bruce Cleaver will join the board of gemstone miner Gemfields as chairperson from July 1. He will succeed Martin Tolcher, who is stepping down. 


Critical Metals to buy controlling stake in Greenland REE mine

Critical Metals to buy controlling stake in Greenland REE mine

10th June 2024

Nasdaq-listed Critical Metals has signed a binding heads of agreement to acquire a controlling interest in the Tanbreez rare earth mine, in Greenland, from a company controlled by geologist Gregory... 


Canadian miner one step closer to commercialise high-purity, EV-compliant manganese

10th June 2024

TSX-V-listed Manganese X Energy’s high-purity manganese (HPMSM) sample has met US battery manufacturer C4V’s Phase 1 commercial level qualification compliance standards for the electric vehicle... 


Blencowe signs first offtake MoU for Orom-Cross graphite

10th June 2024

London-listed Blencowe Resources has signed its first nonbinding memorandum of understanding (MoU) for natural large flake concentrate offtake from the Orom-Cross graphite project, in Uganda. Under... 


Minerals Council South Africa CEO Mzila Mthenjane

Minerals Council calls for collaborative relationship among govt, labour, civil society and the private sector

10th June 2024

As political parties discuss the way forward in establishing a government of national unity, the Minerals Council South Africa says it and its members are advocating for a constructive,... 


Petra Diamonds' Cullinan mine

Petra, NUM sign five-year wage deal

10th June 2024

Diamond miner Petra Diamonds and labour union the National Union of Mineworkers (NUM) have signed a five-year wage agreement covering Petra's South African operations for the period July 1, this... 


New Porgera Limited and Barrick Niugini Limited country manager Karo Lelai (left) hands over the second donation of relief supplies from the Porgera mine to Dorothy Kukum, director of community development with the Enga provincial government, on June 3.

Barrick and Zijin contribute $1m to PNG landslide relief efforts

10th June 2024

Mining companies Barrick Gold and Zijin Mining – joint venture partners in the Porgera mine – have jointly contributed $1-million to help communities in Papua New Guinea’s Enga province in the wake... 


South Australia budget lacks adequate support for mining - Amec

7th June 2024

The South Australian government has unveiled a surplus budget, buoyed by stronger-than-expected goods and services (GST) and state tax revenues, as well as A$420-million in royalties from the... 


Tivan awarded NT exploration grants

7th June 2024

The Northern Territory (NT) government has granted Tivan exploration grant funding for two applications made for the Sandover project. The applications were for funding under Round 17 of the... 


Hudbay and unions sign agreement for Copper World mine project

7th June 2024

TSX- and NYSE-listed Hudbay Minerals, in collaboration with several labour unions, has announced the signing of a letter of intent to enter into a project labour agreement (PLA) for the... 


Amaury Vadon

Amaury Vadon

7th June 2024

This week we profile Amaury Vadon, VP for sales for the Africa, India and Middle East region and MD for the sub-Saharan Africa region at tyre manufacturing company Michelin  


Ironveld assessing options amid financing hiccup

6th June 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, says it is assessing its options as it... 


A mineworker wearing an NUM T-shirt and overalls

NUM concludes five-year wage agreement with South32's Hotazel Manganese Mines

6th June 2024

The National Union of Mineworkers (NUM) Kimberley Region has concluded and signed a five-year wage agreement on behalf of its members at globally diversified mining and metals company South 32’s... 


BMW commits to Wolfsberg lithium project

BMW commits to Wolfsberg lithium project

6th June 2024

Automotive giant BMW has transferred $15-million to ECM Lithium, a subsidiary of Nasdaq-listed Critical Metals Corp (CRML) for the offtake of battery-grade lithium hydroxide from the Wolfsberg... 


Sibanye to engage with Kroondal employees following end of illegal sit-in

6th June 2024

Multinational mining and metals processing group Sibanye-Stillwater says it will engage with employees and representative unions at its Kroondal mine now that an illegal underground sit-in by... 


MinRes sells stake in Onslow Iron haul road for A$1.3bn

MinRes sells stake in Onslow Iron haul road for A$1.3bn

5th June 2024

ASX-listed Mineral Resources (MinRes) on Wednesday announced a binding agreement to sell a 49% interest in the Onslow Iron project’s dedicated haul road to Morgan Stanley Infrastructure Partners... 


First shipment of Kanmantoo copper sets sail

First shipment of Kanmantoo copper sets sail

5th June 2024

Australia’s newest copper producer Hillgrove has completed loading its first shipment containing 10 099 wet metric tonnes of concentrate from the Kanmantoo underground mine. The company achieved... 


Foremost to spin out past-producing New Mexico mines

Foremost to spin out past-producing New Mexico mines

5th June 2024

The Winston Group of Properties, located in New Mexico, is set for a listing of its own, with Nasdaq- and CSE-listed Foremost Lithium announcing its intention to spin out the gold and silver... 


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