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Lotus confirms significant uranium potential in updated Letlhakane MRE
9th May 2024 By: Marleny Arnoldi

ASX-listed Lotus Resources has published a revised mineral resource estimate (MRE) of 155.3-million tonnes, grading 345 parts per million (ppm) triuranium octoxide (U3O8), for the Letlhakane... 


BHP-Anglo American deal raises alarm in Japan's steel industry
BHP-Anglo American deal raises alarm in Japan's steel industry
9th May 2024 By: Reuters

Japanese steelmakers have raised concerns with Australian authorities that BHP Group could become too dominant in the global supply of coking coal if it goes ahead with a takeover of Anglo... 


Caprice ventures into West Arunta with project acquisition
9th May 2024 By: Creamer Media Reporter

Perth-based Caprice Resources on Thursday announced plans to acquire a project in the West Arunta region of Western Australia. Spanning over 1 479 km2, the Bantam project comprises four contiguous... 


MinRes abandons Lake Johnston buy
MinRes abandons Lake Johnston buy
9th May 2024 By: Creamer Media Reporter

ASX-listed Mineral Resources (MinRes) has decided to withdraw from the proposed acquisition of the Lake Johnston nickel concentrator plant and mining rights, in Western Australia. MinRes in March... 


Australia backs long-term gas exploration despite 2050 climate goals
Australia backs long-term gas exploration despite 2050 climate goals
9th May 2024 By: Reuters

Australia's resources minister said on Thursday she backs the long-term exploration of potential natural gas projects, setting up a potential clash with opposition lawmakers and some in the... 


Experienced project leader appointed to head Critical Minerals Queensland
8th May 2024 By: Creamer Media Reporter

Queensland's critical minerals sector received a strategic boost with the appointment of seasoned project leader Paul Holden at the helm of Critical Minerals Queensland (CMQ). This newly... 


West African progresses bulk earthworks, tailings dam construction at Kiaka
8th May 2024 By: Marleny Arnoldi

ASX-listed West African Resources has made significant progress on its Kiaka gold project, in Burkina Faso, as construction continues to advance on the 219 000 oz/y operation. In particular, the... 


Boss prepares for first Honeymoon sales
8th May 2024 By: Mariaan Webb

Commissioning of the Honeymoon uranium project, in south Australia, is proceeding to plan, with key metrics exceeding feasibility study forecasts, Boss Energy MD Duncan Craib said on Wednesday.... 


Gold Fields CEO Mike Fraser
South Deep wind power decision drawing closer, Q2 update likely on backfill problem
8th May 2024 By: Martin Creamer

Mining company Gold Fields expects to be in a position to decide on the establishment of a wind power project at the South Deep gold mine, west of Johannesburg, in the third quarter of this year.... 


Leo Lithium sells Mali project to Ganfeng for $342m
Leo Lithium sells Mali project to Ganfeng for $342m
8th May 2024 By: Mariaan Webb

Australia-listed Leo Lithium has announced it is exiting the Goulamina project, in Mali, with the sale of its remaining 40% interest to joint venture (JV) partner Ganfeng. The Chinese group will... 


De Grey raises A$600m for WA gold project
De Grey raises A$600m for WA gold project
8th May 2024 By: Creamer Media Reporter

Western Australian gold explorer and developer De Grey Mining has launched a fully underwritten A$600-million equity raising, derisking the equity component of the financing for the Hemi project.... 


Sierra Rutile to restart Area 1 operations
Sierra Rutile to restart Area 1 operations
8th May 2024 By: Creamer Media Reporter

ASX-listed Sierra Rutile on Tuesday announced the planned to restart of Area 1 mining operations, pending a contract for additional power generation capacity and assuming that a new fiscal regime... 


Australia to spend A$566m on mapping out resource deposits
Australia to spend A$566m on mapping out resource deposits
8th May 2024 By: Mariaan Webb

Australian Prime Minister Anthony Albanese has announced an investment of A$566-million over the next decade to bolster geoscientific research across the nation. The Geoscience Australia-led... 


Firebird advances feasibility of manganese sulphate production in China
7th May 2024 By: Creamer Media Reporter

Australia’s Firebird Metals has announced promising results from its feasibility study for the production of battery grade manganese sulphate in China. The study, focused on the first stage of... 


Gold Fields CEO Mike Fraser
South Deep gold output well down as Gold Fields implements recovery plan
7th May 2024 By: Martin Creamer

With first-quarter gold production down 34% at South Deep gold mine, Gold Fields is focusing on setting up the well-endowed long-life Gauteng operation for longevity, quality ounces and sustainable... 


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South African unions urge Anglo shareholders to reject BHP bid
7th May 2024 By: Bloomberg

South Africa’s biggest labour union federation urged local shareholders, including the powerful Public Investment Corporation (PIC), to oppose BHP Group’s bid to buy Anglo American. The Congress of... 


Kore Potash to list on the A2X
7th May 2024 By: Tasneem Bulbulia

Mineral exploration and development company Kore Potash will list its shares on South Africa’s A2X Markets, with its shares to be available for trade on the exchange from May 14. It is already... 


The Sishen iron-ore mine
BHP insists Anglo American's South African assets must go in any takeover, sources say
7th May 2024 By: Reuters

BHP's plan to divest the South African assets of its target Anglo American are key to the strategy behind the proposed takeover and is expected to be a part of any revised offer, investors briefed... 


Develop MD Bill Beament
Develop considers two pathways for Pioneer Dome lithium project
7th May 2024 By: Mariaan Webb

ASX-listed Develop has unveiled the results from an updated scoping study for its Pioneer Dome lithium project, in Western Australia, with two production scenarios now under consideration. Both... 


St Barbara harnesses AI to boost production at Simberi mine
St Barbara harnesses AI to boost production at Simberi mine
7th May 2024 By: Mariaan Webb

Australian mining company St Barbara is set to increase its production at the Simberi mine over the next three years, following the successful use of artificial intelligence- (AI-) based algorithms... 


Arrow’s Simandou North drilling off to a promising start
Arrow’s Simandou North drilling off to a promising start
7th May 2024 By: Mariaan Webb

Australian junior Arrow Minerals as hit the ground running at its Simandou North deposit, in Guinea, uncovering high-grade mineralisation in the area during the initial stages of drilling. The... 


Copper 360 CEO Jan Nelson.
Copper 360’s underground copper mine set to open three months ahead of schedule
6th May 2024 By: Martin Creamer

Last month copper mining company Copper 360 surprised on the upside by producing its first copper concentrate from surface material well ahead of schedule. Now, this month, it is doing the same on... 


Sibanye appoints Peter Hancock as nonexec director
6th May 2024 By: Creamer Media Reporter

Multinational mining and metals processing group Sibanye-Stillwater has appointed Peter Hancock as independent nonexecutive director, with effect from May 6. Hancock is a mining industry executive... 


Growth in platinum jewellery demand continues in most key markets
6th May 2024 By: Sabrina Jardim

In its latest Platinum Jewellery Business Review (PJBR) for the fourth quarter of 2023,  marketing organisation Platinum Guild International (PGI) has reported that India’s jewellery market... 


Gold edges higher as investors mull mixed US economic signals
6th May 2024 By: Bloomberg

Gold edged higher after mixed signals from the US, where optimism is growing the economy is on target for a soft landing as the Federal Reserve fights inflation. The precious metal fell as much as... 


Renergen successfully producing liquid helium at Virginia project
6th May 2024 By: Simone Liedtke

ASX- and JSE-listed gas producer Renergen is now able to liquify helium in batches from its wells at the Virginia gas project, in South Africa’s Free State province. Since April 2, the... 


Regis to spend up to A$150m on two new underground gold mines
Regis to spend up to A$150m on two new underground gold mines
6th May 2024 By: Mariaan Webb

Gold miner Regis Resources on Monday announced it would develop two new underground mines that are forecast to deliver between 100 000 oz/y and and 120 000 oz/y from 2027. Developing the Garden... 


Energy Fuels building up its monazite supply chain for REE production
Energy Fuels building up its monazite supply chain for REE production
6th May 2024 By: Mariaan Webb

Uranium and rare earth element (REE) producer Energy Fuels is making good progress towards securing its own large-scale, low-cost sources of monazite to process at its White Mesa mill, in the US,... 


Rio Tinto has long admired Anglo’s Collahuasi copper mine in Chile.
BHP’s biggest rivals sit on the sidelines of Anglo M&A drama
6th May 2024 By: Bloomberg

Two of BHP Group’s biggest rivals are sitting on the sidelines for the moment as they watch to see how a takeover offer for Anglo American will play out. Both Rio Tinto Group and Glencore are more... 


Costa Fuego is one of a limited number of globally significant copper developments not owned by a major mining company.
Hot Chili arranges nearly A$30m for Chile copper project
6th May 2024 By: Creamer Media Reporter

ASX-listed copper miner Hot Chili has arranged about A$30-million in funding to accelerate its Costa Fuego copper project, located in the coastal range of Chile. The company, which also trades on... 


Sierra Rutile directed to resume mining operations
Sierra Rutile directed to resume mining operations
6th May 2024 By: Mariaan Webb

The government of Sierra Leone has instructed ASX-listed Sierra Rutile to recommence mining activities in Area 1 by the end of the month. Government views Sierra Rutile’s suspension of mining at... 


Brazil rejects Vale, BHP settlement offer for Mariana disaster
3rd May 2024 By: Reuters

Brazil and the state of Espirito Santo have rejected a proposal by miners Vale and BHP regarding reparations for the deadly 2015 Mariana tailings dam burst, the federal government said on Friday.... 


Platinum metals support every step of green hydrogen’s decarbonisation of the world.
Platinum-based green hydrogen emerging as Winter Olympics decarbonisation pillar
3rd May 2024 By: Martin Creamer

Green hydrogen, which is generated with the benefit of the catalysis that platinum group metals (PGMs) provide, is being increasingly highlighted as a pillar of the global decarbonisation... 


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