R/€ = 17.06 Change: -0.10
R/$ = 16.78 Change: -0.25
Au 1761.76 $/oz Change: -43.45
Pt 868.00 $/oz Change: -8.90

Darren Parker

Darren Parker

Darren Parker is a Creamer Media Senior Online Writer for Engineering News and Mining Weekly.

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Automakers ramping up investments into upstream nickel, cobalt

6th July 2022 Market research firm Fitch Solutions Country Risk and Industry Research (Fitch Solutions) says automakers are increasing their upstream investments and supply contracts to secure enough battery metals, such as lithium, cobalt and battery-grade nickel, to drive forward their respective electric... 

Alara forms JV to bid for Saudi zinc-copper exploration licence

4th July 2022 ASX-listed metals explorer and developer Alara Resources is hopeful that it will return to Saudi Arabia, announcing on Monday that it had formed a joint venture (JV) to bid for the award of a 353 km2 exploration licence that includes the company’s former Khnaiguiyah zinc-copper project. Alara... 

EcoGraf appoints new COO

4th July 2022 Battery anode materials company EcoGraf has appointed experienced executive Dale Harris as COO to drive the development of its integrated battery graphite businesses. Harris spent 20 years working for diversified mining major Rio Tinto, becoming Rio Tinto Iron Ore COO and filling several GM... 

Calidus progresses Warrawoona ramp-up

4th July 2022 ASX-listed Calidus Resources poured 8 916 oz of gold in the June quarter during the commissioning and ramp up of the Warrawoona gold project in the Pilbara Goldfield of Western Australia, with an additional 1 192 oz of gold in circuit. The quarter saw the first gold poured in May following the... 

Highfield signs €23m term sheet for equipment leasing

4th July 2022 ASX-listed Highfield Resources has signed a €23.3-million non-binding indicative term sheet with financial services group Macquarie for an equipment operating lease facility for the Muga potash mine in Spain, subject to contract and Macquarie completing its final due diligence and all requisite... 

Coda sells Mt Piper to Kalamazoo

4th July 2022 ASX-listed Coda Minerals has agreed to divest its Mt Piper gold project in central Victoria, to fellow-listed Kalamazoo Resources for a consideration package comprising a combination of upfront cash, shares and a future production royalty. Mt Piper was inherited by Coda as part of its recently... 

NeuRizer signs A$1.5bn urea offtake agreement with Daelim

4th July 2022 ASX-listed NeuRizer has signed a binding, long term take or pay offtake agreement with petrochemicals company Daelim subsidiary DL Trading for 500 000 t/y of granular urea fertiliser at an index-linked price. The company said the agreement brought its flagship NeuRizer urea project (NRUP) closer... 

First production achieved at standalone nickel laterite heap leaching operation in Brazil

1st July 2022 Following an 18 month construction and commissioning period, continuous nickel production has begun at privately held UK company Brazilian Nickel’s Piauí nickel project (PNP) in Brazil, which the world’s first stand-alone nickel laterite heap leaching operation. In 2016 and 2017, Brazilian Nickel... 

IGO to acquire 70% stake in Matsa’s Fraser Range tenements

1st July 2022 ASX-listed Matsa Resources has entered into an agreement with exploration company IGO Newsearch, whereby IGO will acquire a 70% interest in the copper/nickel Symons Hill project as well as Matsa’s other Fraser Range tenements in Western Australia. Under the terms of the agreement, IGO will pay... 

Oceana Lithium begins trading on ASX

1st July 2022 Mineral exploration and development company Oceana Lithium started trading on the ASX on Friday under the code OCN. The listing follows the successful and oversubscribed initial public offering (IPO) of Oceana, which raised A$6-million in new equity. This included a A$1-million cornerstone... 

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