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New Bloom Lake collective bargaining agreement ratified

Updated 2 hours 28 minutes ago

Dual-listed Champion Iron has announced a new collective agreement with the unionised employees of its Bloom Lake operations, in Quebec, Canada. Unionised employees represented by Syndicat des... 


IsoEnergy preps Utah uranium mine for 2025 restart

IsoEnergy preps Utah uranium mine for 2025 restart

Updated 2 hours 47 minutes ago

TSX-V-listed IsoEnergy will reopen its past-producing Tony M mine, in Utah, and aims to restart uranium mining production operations in 2025. The decision, IsoEnergy says, is underpinned by rising... 


Gerard Pretorius, GM at John Thompson, a division of Actom

Gerard Pretorius

1st March 2024

This week we profile Gerard Pretorius, GM at John Thompson, a division of Actom (Air Pollution Control Business Unit) that provides solutions for clients with air pollution control challenges 


One rough and one polished diamond

De Beers strengthens provenance collaboration ahead of G7 import ban on Russian diamonds

29th February 2024

Ahead of new diamond import requirements from Group of 7 (G7) nations, starting on March 1, diamond producer De Beers Group says it anticipates no disruption to its diamond supply. The group... 


Arkansas Smackover project now under full Pantera ownership

29th February 2024

Australia-listed Pantera Minerals on Thursday announced it had completed the acquisition of Daytona Lithium, handing it 100% ownership of the Superbird lithium brine project, in the lithium-rich... 


Honeymoon project to produce first drum of yellow cake this quarter

29th February 2024

ASX-listed Boss Energy is set to produce its first drum of uranium from the Honeymoon project, in South Australia, this quarter, MD Duncan Craib reported on Thursday. This comes at the company... 


Agnico Eagle buys C$100 000 worth of Prism shares

29th February 2024

Canadian miner Agnico Eagle Mines has acquired 5.75-million shares of Prism Resources Trevali Mining for C$100 000, pursuant to a share purchase agreement between Agnico Eagle and FTI Consulting... 


Newmont joins International Copper Association

29th February 2024

The International Copper Association (ICA) has a new member, Newmont. This follows an election to membership by the ICA board of representatives in December 2023. 


Latitude shareholders approve Atha transaction

28th February 2024

The shareholders of Canadian junior Latitude Uranium have overwhelmingly approved the previously announced arrangement with Atha Energy. About 99.62% of the votes eligible to be cast at a special... 


Osisko establishes technical committee for Gaspe dewatering plan

28th February 2024

Exploration and development company Osisko Metals has created a technical consultation committee to assist in developing a plan for the dewatering of the Mount Copper openpit at Gaspé Copper, in... 


West Red Lake raises cash for Madsen

West Red Lake raises cash for Madsen

28th February 2024

TSX-V-listed West Red Lake Gold Mines has announced a $20-million private placement to raise funds to advance the development of a restart plan for the Madsen gold mine, in Ontario. The company... 


Core and Lucas Total terminate Finniss mining contract

Core and Lucas Total terminate Finniss mining contract

28th February 2024

Australian hard-rock lithium producer Core Lithium has terminated its mining services agreement with Lucas Total Contract Solutions at the Finniss operation, in the Northern Territory. This follows... 


Accelerate sells noncore Pilbara licences to Fortescue

28th February 2024

Exploration company Accelerate Resources (AX8) has sold two exploration licences in east Pilbara to a subsidiary of Fortescue Metals for A$300 000 and a milestone payment of $500 000 should mining... 


AUMS worker killed at Endeavour’s Mana mine

28th February 2024

An African Underground Mining Services (AUMS) employee died on Tuesday at the Mana mine in Burkina Faso. AUMS, a subsidiary of ASX-listed Perenti, is the underground mining contractor for... 


The Raglan mine in Nunavit

Glencore’s Raglan opens new mine

27th February 2024

Nickel miner Raglan, a Glencore company, has officially inaugurated the Anuri mine from its Sivumut mining project, which has been under development for more than ten years. Anuri, which is one of... 


Red Rock, partner to establish test programme at Burkina Faso project

27th February 2024

Natural resource development company Red Rock Resources and its partner, Hong Kong-headquartered company Riverstone Resources, will set out to implement a test programme at the Bilbale gold... 


Hummingbird highlights potential for Bukon Jedeh exploration to expand Dugbe project's resource

27th February 2024

Aim-listed Hummingbird Resources has welcomed subsidiary company Pasofino Gold's announcement of the start of exploration activities at Bukon Jedeh – a high-priority target area within the Dugbe... 


An emerald recovered from the Gravelotte mine in South Africa.

URA raises £475 000 for South African emerald mine

27th February 2024

London-listed URA has raised £475 000 through the issue of 23.75-million shares at a price of 2p apiece to use as working capital for its 74%-owned Gravelotte emerald mine, in South Africa. "We are... 


First Mining receives permits for temporary winter road to Springpole

27th February 2024

Toronto-listed First Mining has received construction permits for a temporary winter road to the Springpole gold project exploration camp site, which will allow for the safe transport of supplies... 


An aerial view of the Sabodala-Massawa Expansion project

Sabodala-Massawa Expansion project on track for first gold pour in May

27th February 2024

Wet commissioning activities are now under way at the Sabodala-Massawa Expansion project, also called the BIOX Expansion project, in Senegal, says London- and Toronto-listed Endeavour Mining. The... 


Fury Gold Mines buys Éléonore South from Newmont

Fury Gold Mines buys Éléonore South from Newmont

27th February 2024

Canada-focused exploration company Fury Gold Mines on Monday announced that it would buy Newmont’s 49.978% interest in the Éléonore South project for C$3-million. Situated in a prolific... 


Northern Star shows support for PolarX

Northern Star shows support for PolarX

27th February 2024

Global-scale Australian gold miner Northern Star has agreed to fully underwrite exploration and development company PolarX’s entitlement offer that seeks to raise about A$4.92-million. PolarX will... 


Wiluna pilot plant be operational by H2 – Toro

27th February 2024

ASX-listed uranium development and exploration company Toro Energy is advancing the design phase of its beneficiation and hydrometallurgical pilot plant at a facility in Perth, in line with plans... 


Canada awards Rio Tinto C$18m to decarbonise iron-ore processing

Canada awards Rio Tinto C$18m to decarbonise iron-ore processing

27th February 2024

The government of Canada has awarded Rio Tinto’s Iron Ore Company of Canada (IOC) C$18.1-million to support the decarbonisation of iron-ore processing at its operations in Labrador West. The... 


Deep Yellow hikes Mulga Rock resource

26th February 2024

Uranium developer Deep Yellow has reported a 26% increase in the total contained uranium in the Mulga Rock East project, in the Great Victoria desert of Western Australia, to 71.2-million pounds... 


Lithium Universe secures industrial land for Quebec refinery

26th February 2024

Australia-listed Lithium Universe on Monday announced the execution of an option agreement to purchase a commercial property in the Becancour Waterfront Industrial Park (BWIP) for its planned 16... 


Cobalt Blue considers downscaling Broken Hill project

26th February 2024

Australia’s Cobalt Blue has initiated a strategic review of its Broken Hill Cobalt Project (BHCP) in New South Wales, contemplating the viability of a scaled-down operation amid challenging cobalt... 


Hudbay guides higher copper, lower gold output for 2024

26th February 2024

Canadian mining company Hudbay Minerals has had a strong end to 2023, with higher copper production, record gold production and record financial performance in the final quarter. This strong... 


Western Copper appoints new CEO

26th February 2024

Western Copper and Gold, which is developing the Casino project in the Yukon Territory, has appointed Sandeep Singh as CEO with immediate effect. Singh will work closely with Paul West-Sells, who... 


Rio Tinto announces board change

23rd February 2024

Diversified miner Rio Tinto has announced that Simon McKeon will step down as a non-executive director at the conclusion of its annual general meeting on May 2. Rio Tinto explains that it has... 


Panoramic CEO and CFO roles made redundant

23rd February 2024

The administrators of Panoramic Resources this week announced that the role of CEO had been made redundant. This followed the cessation of operations at the Savannah nickel project last month,... 


Natascha Viljoen

Atkinson’s responsibilities shift to new COO Natascha Viljoen

23rd February 2024

Following a five-month handover period, Newmont has completed its COO transition and starting next week, Rob Atkinson will transition all his remaining responsibilities to new COO, Natascha... 


Jurie Wessels, founder and executive chairperson of Vanadium Resources

Jurie Wessels

23rd February 2024

This week we profile Jurie Wessels, founder and executive chairperson of Vanadium Resources, which is developing the Steelpoortdrift mine and concentrator and the Tweefontein salt roast leach plant 


Equinox targets one-third production jump this year

22nd February 2024

Canada-based gold miner Equinox Gold has finished 2023 strongly, not only achieving its gold guidance, but also setting out plans for a big step up in output this year. Equinox, which has seven... 


Harmony's Moab Khotsong mine

Harmony's shares rise on higher earnings outlook

22nd February 2024

JSE-listed Harmony Gold's share price rose by more than 5% on February 22 after the company reported that its earnings per share (EPS) for the six months ended December 31, 2023, were likely to... 


Mayur’s Orokolo Bay partner faces ‘sudden financial difficulties’

21st February 2024

Australia-based Mayur Resources said on Wednesday that its partner in the Orokolo Bay vanadium, titanium and iron sands project, in Papua New Guinea, had pulled out, citing “sudden financial... 


Hot Chili executes option to acquire Chile project

21st February 2024

ASX- and TSX-V-listed Hot Chili has executed an option agreement with ASX-listed Bastion Minerals for the right to acquire the Cometa project in Chile. The project is near Hot Chili’s Costa Fuego... 


Mt Gibson makes big profit jump on strong Koolan Island performance

21st February 2024

Iron-ore miner Mount Gibson on Wednesday reported an aftertax net profit of A$138.7-million in the half-year to December 31, compared with A$7.4-million in the corresponding period. The... 


Abcourt restarts Sleeping Giant mill

21st February 2024

Toronto-listed Abcourt Mines on February 13 started processing gold at its Sleeping Giant mill,near Amos, Quebec. The mill operated at 20 t/h during this first week. On Monday, the mill began to... 


Western receives C$4.6m from warrant exercises

21st February 2024

US-focused Western Uranium and Vanadium has received about C$4.5-million in proceeds from the exercise of common share purchase warrants and plans to use most of the proceeds to accelerate the... 


The deal is a major step in the work to repower the Gladstone production assets, including the Boyne aluminium smelter (pictured), Yarwun alumina refinery and Queensland Alumina refinery.

New deal makes Rio Tinto Australia’s biggest renewable energy buyer

21st February 2024

Mining group Rio Tinto has signed Australia’s biggest renewable energy power purchase agreement (PPA) to supply its Gladstone operations in Queensland, agreeing to buy the majority of electricity... 


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