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Dartbrook coal mine to restart after 18 years on care and maintenance
Dartbrook coal mine to restart after 18 years on care and maintenance
22nd January 2024 By: Creamer Media Reporter

After 18 years in care and maintenance, the Dartbrook coal mine in the Hunter Valley is poised for a restart, Australian Pacific Coal (AQC) interim CEO Ayten Saridas announced on Monday. The... 


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Perseus intends to make takeover bid for OreCorp, rivalling Silvercorp
22nd January 2024 By: Tasneem Bulbulia

ASX-listed Perseus Mining has announced its intention to make an off-market takeover offer for all of the issued shares in ASX-listed OreCorp that it does not already own for a cash consideration... 


Graphite concentrate from Volt’s Tanzania project meets customer requirements
22nd January 2024 By: Tasneem Bulbulia

ASX-listed graphite producer and natural graphite anode developer Volt Resources says a portion of graphite ore from its 100%-owned Bunyu graphite project, in Tanzania, that was recently processed... 


The Illawarra metallurgical coal mine in Australia
South32 coal production falls sharply
22nd January 2024 By: Mariaan Webb

Diversified mining company South32 on Monday reported a sharp drop in coal production, with metallurgical coal output slumping by 50% in the December quarter. The Illawarra mine, in Australia,... 


The Cerro Matoso mine in Colombia
South32’s Colombia nickel mine faces strategic review amid market turbulence
22nd January 2024 By: Mariaan Webb

The Cerro Matoso mine, in Colombia, a major ferronickel producer, is undergoing a strategic review in response to ongoing nickel market shifts that are putting pressure on prices. South32, the... 


Artisanal cobalt miners in the DRC
Battery maker Northvolt looks at sourcing cobalt from Congo
19th January 2024 By: Reuters

Swedish battery maker Northvolt is looking to source cobalt, used to make chemicals for electric vehicle batteries, from the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), the company said on Friday. The... 


The new BASF HERAEUS Metal Resource recycling facility in China.
New platinum group metals recycling facility opens in China
19th January 2024 By: Martin Creamer

A new platinum group metals (PGM) recycling facility has opened in China, where the autocatalyst recycling market is expected to grow at the rate of 18% a year. Recycled PGMs are calculated to... 


Startup aims to transform WA from world’s mine into world’s foundry
Startup aims to transform WA from world’s mine into world’s foundry
19th January 2024 By: Mariaan Webb

Perth-headquartered Element Zero, a green materials platform company launched by former Fortescue executives, has raised $10-million in seed funding for its pioneering zero-carbon metal conversion... 


Premier Cook throws weight behind proposed cobalt/nickel refinery
19th January 2024 By: Mariaan Webb

Western Australia Premier Roger Cook has thrown his weight behind the proposed cobalt and nickel refinery that Cobalt Blue Holdings and its partner Iwatani Australia plan to build in the Kwinana... 


Labyrinth receives Canada tax credit
19th January 2024 By: Creamer Media Reporter

Australia’s Labyrinth Resources said on Friday it had received a tax credit of C$415 453 (about A$470 000) from Revenue Quebec, in Canada, stemming from its resources-related expenditure in the... 


Magnum pursues main board US listing
Magnum pursues main board US listing
19th January 2024 By: Mariaan Webb

Australia-based iron-ore firm Magnum Mining & Exploration has terminated its OTC-QB listing process and will instead pursue a listing on a major US stock exchange to advance its Buena Vista iron... 


Danakali warns about 'vulture' share purchase offers
19th January 2024 By: Creamer Media Reporter

ASX-listed Danakali has warned shareholders to be cautious about accepting offmarket offers for their shares, nothing that it has become aware of predatory activity by parties offering shareholders... 


Piedmont Lithium CEO Keith Phillips
Piedmont Lithium sells portion of Atlantic shares to Assore
19th January 2024 By: Mariaan Webb

US-based Piedmont Lithium has announced it will sell a portion of shares it holds in Aim-and ASX-listed Atlantic Lithium to Atlantic’s biggest shareholder, Assore International. The Nasdaq- and... 


The Centurion mine in Australia
Peabody secures $320m credit boost for enhanced focus on Australian coal
19th January 2024 By: Mariaan Webb

US-headquartered Peabody has closed a new $320-million senior revolving credit facility, enhancing its financial resiliency during the period of investment at its Centurion mine, in Queensland,... 


Cyclone forming near Australia's coast may have 'severe impact'
19th January 2024 By: Bloomberg

Australia’s resource-rich Queensland state is bracing for its second tropical cyclone in a little more than a month, with a storm off the coast expected to strengthen during the weekend. A... 


The Blackwater mine
Whitehaven Coal posts strong Q2, mulls Blackwater mine stake sale
19th January 2024 By: Reuters

Australia's Whitehaven Coal reported a near 4% rise in quarterly production on Friday, helped by strong performance at its open-cut mines, and said it was exploring a potential stake sale in the... 


Gwede Mantashe
Cadastre imminent, 2024 to be used as year to clear backlogs, says Minerals Minister
18th January 2024 By: Martin Creamer

The introduction of an electronic cadastral system to record and enable online access to mining data is imminent, Mineral Resources and Energy Minister Gwede Mantashe emphasised in an interview... 


OreCorp notes Perseus' meeting with Tanzania officials
18th January 2024 By: Creamer Media Reporter

Australia-listed OreCorp on Thursday confirmed that it had not received any proposal from fellow-listed Perseus Mining to acquire all of the shares in the company. Perseus did express an interest... 


WA1 lands A$40m for West Arunta exploration
18th January 2024 By: Creamer Media Reporter

Western Australia-based minerals company WA1 has received firm commitments for a placement to raise A$40-million for its flagship West Arunta gold and copper project. Under the placement, the... 


Elevate Uranium accelerates Namibia growth strategy
18th January 2024 By: Creamer Media Reporter

Australia-listed explorer Elevate Uranium is accelerating its growth strategy in Namibia, underscoring its confidence in the country’s uranium potential. The exploration company kicked off its... 


Perenti secures A$420m of contract extensions
18th January 2024 By: Creamer Media Reporter

Mining services company Perenti has announced that its underground mining businesses have been awarded contract extensions valued at A$420-million. This includes a 12-month, A$125-million contract... 


Energy Transition asked to give payment security for Greenland case
Energy Transition asked to give payment security for Greenland case
18th January 2024 By: Reuters

Australia's Energy Transition Minerals said on Thursday a Copenhagen arbitration tribunal ordered its unit to give payment security for the Greenland and Denmark governments' legal costs against... 


China cobalt buyers use global glut to challenge pricing
China cobalt buyers use global glut to challenge pricing
18th January 2024 By: Bloomberg

China’s battery industry has seized on a glut in the global cobalt market to push through a change in the way the commodity is priced. A rapid expansion of cobalt mining in Democratic Republic of... 


Serbia wants talks with Rio Tinto over Jadar lithium project
Serbia wants talks with Rio Tinto over Jadar lithium project
18th January 2024 By: Reuters

Serbia wants to hold further talks with Anglo-Australian miner Rio Tinto about its lithium project in the country, President Aleksandar Vucic said on Wednesday, adding that there should also be... 


Liontown shares plunge as Albemarle seeks to exit Australian lithium developer
Liontown shares plunge as Albemarle seeks to exit Australian lithium developer
18th January 2024 By: Reuters

Shares of Liontown Resources fell about 15% on Thursday to hit their lowest level in 18 months after a term sheet showed Albemarle was trying to sell its stake in the Australian lithium developer.... 


Global Uranium receives key permit for US project
18th January 2024 By: Creamer Media Reporter

North America-focused Global Uranium and Enrichment (GUE) has been granted its final permit for the start of exploration activities at its Tallahassee uranium project in Colorado, US. The approval... 


An image depicting Seamus Cornelius
Danakali explores new liquidity options; pursues a new project
18th January 2024 By: Sabrina Jardim

The board of directors of ASX-listed Danakali is exploring a range of new liquidity options for shareholders following the $154.7-million distribution from the sale of the Colluli potash project,... 


BHP CEO Mike Henry
BHP’s solid first half dimmed by metallurgical coal stumble
18th January 2024 By: Mariaan Webb

Diversified mining group BHP has had a “solid” operational first half, CEO Mike Henry said on Thursday, reporting higher six-month copper and energy coal production, but lower iron-ore and... 


The Nickel West operation
BHP 'evaluating options' at Nickel West amid price slump
18th January 2024 By: Mariaan Webb

Diversified mining company BHP is “evaluating options” at its Nickel West mine, in Australia, to mitigate the impacts of the sharp fall in nickel prices, CEO Mike Henry said on Thursday. Nickel... 


ICMM CEO Rohitesh Dhawan
Global mining commits to nature-positive future
18th January 2024 By: Martin Creamer

Global mining and metals companies have committed at Davos to take urgent action to support a nature-positive future by 2030 that promotes the health, diversity and resilience of species,... 


Mined cobalt
BMI predicts more stable metal prices, critical mineral deals in 2024
17th January 2024 By: Marleny Arnoldi

Research agency BMI on January 17 unpacked the key themes for metals and mining for the year, highlighting that the sector is making a modest recovery amid global deceleration. BMI commodities... 


Pantoro to start Scotia underground development earlier than planned
17th January 2024 By: Creamer Media Reporter

ASX-listed Pantoro has decided to accelerate the start of development of the Scotia underground mine at its Norseman project, in Western Australia. Development of the underground mine is now... 


Ian Cockerill, Mark Cutifani and Tony O'Neill
South Africa-linked mining luminaries advising on metals industry greening
17th January 2024 By: Martin Creamer

South Africa-linked mining luminaries are playing roles in an initiative to transform the metals industry with clean technology. Being targeted for metals is the elimination of energy-intensive... 


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