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Galan gets started in Argentina
21st August 2023 By: Esmarie Iannucci

Construction has started at ASX-listed Galan Lithium’s Hombre Muerto West (HMW) lithium brine project in Argentina. The company told shareholders on Monday that this was a significant step towards... 


Technical refresh adds to Buena Vista economics
21st August 2023 By: Esmarie Iannucci

A technical refresh of the Buena Vista feasibility study has shown that the project could be moved to a 24/7 operating model and could increase its potential output from 450 000 t/y to 800 000 t/y... 


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Azure sets A$130m raising target
21st August 2023 By: Esmarie Iannucci

Lithium and nickel developer Azure Minerals on Monday unveiled a A$130-million capital raise initiative to fund exploration work at its Andover project in Western Australia. The ASX-listed... 


Patriot returns to Corvette
21st August 2023 By: Esmarie Iannucci

Canada-focused lithium developer Patriot Battery Metals has resumed exploration and development work at its Corvette project, in Quebec, as wildfires in the region abated. The multi-listed company... 


ASM appoints COO
21st August 2023 By: Esmarie Iannucci

ASX-listed Australian Strategic Materials (ASM) has appointed Chris Jordaan as COO, effective from August 24. Jordaan has 31 years experience in operational and corporate leadership roles in the... 


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Kinetiko reports reserve at pilot field
21st August 2023 By: Esmarie Iannucci

ASX-listed Kinetiko Energy has announced a maiden gas reserve of 3.1 BCF over its pilot gas production field in South Africa. An independent gas reserve and resource report has also resulted in a... 


Exxaro MD for Energy Leon Groenewald.
Much more to come from Exxaro on the renewable energy front
18th August 2023 By: Martin Creamer

Probably by the middle of next year, if things go well, Exxaro will likely achieve financial close on a renewable energy project, which, from a sizing perspective, will probably be north of 100 MW,... 


Copper drifts lower as concern about China saps confidence
18th August 2023 By: Bloomberg

Copper declined — tracking a broad slide in global risk assets — as concerns about China’s economy and widening housing crisis put markets in bearish mood. The metal edged down on the London... 


South32 Appin mine's supervisors to continue strike
18th August 2023 By: Reuters

 Mining supervisors at Australia's South32's Appin coal mine will continue their strike as they failed to reach an agreement with the management over leave provisions and remuneration, the company... 


Makuch joins Karora board
18th August 2023 By: Tasneem Bulbulia

Gold company Karora Resources has appointed Tony Makuch to the board of directors and as new chairperson of the board technical committee. Barry Dahl, Karora’s former CFO, has announced his... 


The São Miguel Paulista refinery in Brazil
Jervois moderates SMP timing
18th August 2023 By: Esmarie Iannucci

Triple listed Jervois Global has “moderated” the pace of restart operations at its São Miguel Paulista (SMP) nickel cobalt refinery in São Paulo, Brazil. The company in January this year took a... 


Emerald's Bullseye offer opens
18th August 2023 By: Esmarie Iannucci

The shareholders for gold explorer Bullseye Mining had until September 22 to accept a takeover offer from ASX-listed Emerald Resources. Emerald on Friday released its bidder’s statement for... 


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Vic Parliament passes minerals amendment bill
18th August 2023 By: Esmarie Iannucci

The Victorian Parliament has passed the Minerals Resources (Sustainable Development) Amendment Bill, enabling the continuation of reforms to how quarry and minerals activities are managed across... 


Rio commits funding to Canadian wildfire response
18th August 2023 By: Esmarie Iannucci

Mining major Rio Tinto has donated C$250 000 to the United Way Northwest Territories (UWNWT) to support with wildfire response efforts in Canada’s Northwest Territories. Canada is facing one of... 


Ekati safe from Canadian fires - Burgundy
18th August 2023 By: Esmarie Iannucci

Diamond miner Burgundy Diamond Mines on Friday said that its Ekati diamond mine, in Canada’s Northwest Territories, remained unaffected by wildfires. Canada is facing one of its worst-ever fire... 


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Alcoa secures electricity for Portland smelter
18th August 2023 By: Esmarie Iannucci

Aluminium major Alcoa has secured a nine-year power supply agreement with AGL Energy for its Portland smelter, in Victoria. The agreement covers 300 MW of power supply, effective from July 2026... 


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NAL will fund Piedmont's Ghana aspirations
18th August 2023 By: Esmarie Iannucci

Lithium developer Piedmont Lithium on Friday said it would use proceeds from the sale of lithium concentrate from its offtake agreement with North American Lithium (NAL) to fund further investment... 


Exxaro Resources CEO Dr Nombasa Tsengwa.
Decarbonisation is urgent imperative, says coal mining company Exxaro
17th August 2023 By: Martin Creamer

Decarbonisation of coal mining company Exxaro’s operations and entire value chain is an urgent imperative to reduce carbon dioxide emissions, which will result in the additional benefits of... 


Gold Fields interim CEO Martin Preece
Gold Fields reports solid operating results despite challenges
17th August 2023 By: Cameron Mackay

Gold miner Gold Fields delivered solid operating results for the six months ended in June 30, despite various challenges. The company’s attributable production decreased by 4% year-on-year, in line... 


Demand headwinds mean no respite in pressure on aluminium prices
17th August 2023 By: Reuters

A glut of aluminium due to floundering demand in China and elsewhere and soaring supplies will undermine prices of the metal used in the transport, packaging and construction industries, possibly... 


Dartbrook restart within reach
Dartbrook restart within reach
17th August 2023 By: Esmarie Iannucci

The restart of the Dartbrook underground coal mine, in New South Wales, is a step closer to reality with Australian Pacific Coal (AQC) announcing it had received a non-binding letter of intent... 


Emission-free hydrogen taxis taking Berlin by storm.
Platinum-enabled hydrogen fuel cell taxis pass million kilo zero emission mark
17th August 2023 By: Martin Creamer

Platinum-enabled hydrogen fuel cell technology is taking the pollution out of the city of Berlin, as it may in time also do in Johannesburg given the local projects that are under way. By hailing a... 


Canyon gets more investment from EEA
17th August 2023 By: Esmarie Iannucci

ASX-listed Canyon Resources has announced a subscription agreement with Singapore-based Eagle Eye Asset Holdings (EEA) which could result in the investment of up to A$59.7-million. EEA has agreed... 


Bellevue's toll treating campaigns delivers first gold
17th August 2023 By: Esmarie Iannucci

Junior gold company Bellevue Gold has reported its first gold bar from the first toll treating campaign at its namesake project in Western Australia. The ore was toll treated at fellow-listed... 


Vulcan starts commissioning of LEOP
17th August 2023 By: Esmarie Iannucci

ASX-listed Vulcan Energy has started the commissioning of its lithium extraction optimisation plant (LEOP) at its Zero Carbon lithium project, in Germany. The commissioning phase for LEOP is... 


Piedmont commits more funding to Atlantic
17th August 2023 By: Esmarie Iannucci

Lithium developer Piedmont Lithium has thrown its support behind AIM-and ASX-listed Atlantic Lithium’s development of its Ewoyaa project, in Ghana. Atlantic on Thursday reported that Piedmont had... 


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Inflation bites at Evolution's heels
17th August 2023 By: Esmarie Iannucci

Higher operating costs has seen gold miner Evolution Mining report a fall in group statutory net profits after tax for the full year ended June, with the miner announcing a profit of... 


Exxaro's Cennergi wind turbine.
Exxaro renewables business up in half-year coal earnings downer
17th August 2023 By: Martin Creamer

The half-year revenue contribution from the energy business of Exxaro Resources was 17% higher than in the first half of last year, with energy generation from the Cennergi wind assets driven up by... 


Core completes massive placement
17th August 2023 By: Esmarie Iannucci

Lithium miner Core Lithium has successfully completed its A$100-million institutional placement, announced earlier this week. The company on Thursday said that 250-million new shares are being... 


Lunnon sets A$20.5m raising target
17th August 2023 By: Esmarie Iannucci

Nickel explorer Lunnon Metals will raise A$20.5-million in a share placement and share purchase plan (SPP) to strengthen its balance sheet and fund exploration in Western Australia. The company... 


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WA changes domestic gas policy
17th August 2023 By: Esmarie Iannucci

The Australian Petroleum Production and Exploration Association (Appea) has warned that changes to the Western Australian Domestic Gas Policy would curb investment in new onshore gas supply, saying... 


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Liontown awards major contract at Kathleen Valley
17th August 2023 By: Esmarie Iannucci

Lithium developer Liontown Resources has awarded a A$1-billion underground mining services contract to contractor Byrnecut for work at its Kathleen Valley project, in Western Australia. The... 


Copper hovers above seven-week low, zinc slumps after inventory jump
16th August 2023 By: Reuters

Copper prices held above seven-week lows on Wednesday as a weaker dollar offered support while zinc dropped to its weakest in two months after a surge in inventories. Three-month copper CMCU3 on... 


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