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Dampier Salt sells WA salt operation for A$375m – Rio Tinto
Dampier Salt sells WA salt operation for A$375m – Rio Tinto
16th January 2024 By: Creamer Media Reporter

Diversified miner Rio Tinto on Tuesday announced the sale of Dampier Salt’s MacLeod salt and gypsum operation in Carnarvon, Western Australia, to privately owned Leichhardt Industrials for... 


Operations at Ravensthorpe will be scaled back.
First Quantum scales back Australia nickel production, explores smaller asset sales
16th January 2024 By: Mariaan Webb

Canada-headquartered First Quantum will scale back operations at its Ravensthorpe nickel mine, in Australia, as prices for the metal has tumbled amid an influx of new low-cost supply and weaker... 


Pilbara expands Ganfeng offtake agreement
Pilbara expands Ganfeng offtake agreement
15th January 2024 By: Creamer Media Reporter

Australian lithium producer Pilbara Minerals has expanded its existing offtake agreement with Ganfeng Lithium, which materially increases short- and medium-term supply of spodumene concentrate to... 


Azure Capital to guide Zenith’s strategic review
Azure Capital to guide Zenith’s strategic review
15th January 2024 By: Creamer Media Reporter

Mining exploration company Zenith Minerals has appointed Perth-based corporate advisory firm Azure Capital as strategic adviser for the review of its lithium business. This move underscores... 


Platinum bar.
Supply-demand trend favours platinum over palladium – Deutsche Bank Research
15th January 2024 By: Martin Creamer

The convergence in platinum and palladium prices is likely to go further. Fundamentals point more positively for platinum into 2025 on a better autocatalyst demand trend. 


Global Uranium sells Australia lithium asset
15th January 2024 By: Mariaan Webb

Australia-based Global Uranium on Monday announced the sale of its Lake Johnston lithium project, in Western Australia, to Intra Energy Corporation (IEC), as the company shifts its focus to... 


Uranium junior T92 expands in Athabasca basin, stock rockets
15th January 2024 By: Mariaan Webb

The share price of junior Terra Uranium (T92) rocketed 45% on the ASX on Monday, as the company announced that it has expanded its footprint in the Athabasca basin of Canada, at a time that the... 


CZR sells Robe Mesa iron-ore project for A$102m
12th January 2024 By: Creamer Media Reporter

ASX-listed CZR Resources has entered into a binding agreement to sell its Robe Mesa iron-ore project to Miracle Iron Resources, with CZR retaining its Croydon and Buddadoo exploration assets. CZR,... 


Zenith resumes full control over Split Rocks and Waratah Well lithium projects
12th January 2024 By: Darren Parker

ASX-listed Zenith Minerals has resumed 100% control over both the Split Rocks and Waratah Well lithium projects in Western Australia. "Regaining full control of our key lithium assets in Western... 


Syrah’s Louisiana AAM facility to start production before month-end
12th January 2024 By: Mariaan Webb

Australia-listed Syrah Resources has reported a slight delay in the production of active anode material (AAM) at its 11 250 t/y Vidalia facility, in Louisiana, but expects the plant to start... 


Australia’s critical minerals research receives govt funding boost
Australia’s critical minerals research receives govt funding boost
12th January 2024 By: Creamer Media Reporter

The Australian government is investing almost A$22-million in three key research projects which will support the growth of the critical minerals industry and help supply materials which will be... 


JSE business development manager Patrycja Kula-Verster
JSE presents opportunity for critical mineral miners to access capital
12th January 2024 By: Martin Creamer

Critical mineral demand is growing significantly at a time when South Africa has a pressing need to reawaken its public markets – two crucial needs that can be fulfilled in one go by companies... 


OceanaGold appoints technical and project officer
12th January 2024 By: Creamer Media Reporter

Toronto-listed OceanaGold on Thursday announced the appointment of Bhuvanesh Malhotra as chief technical and projects officer, effective January 22. “Following an extensive search, we are pleased... 


BMI lowers outlook for nickel price
11th January 2024 By: Marleny Arnoldi

Research firm BMI has revised downward its nickel price forecast for this year to $20 000/t from $20 600/t as the market remains in a supply glut. Simultaneously, weak Mainland Chinese demand and... 


Rimfire doubles Broken Hill cobalt project footprint
11th January 2024 By: Creamer Media Reporter

Australia-listed Rimfire Pacific has more than doubled the size of its Broken Hill cobalt project with the acquisition of two exploration licences from fellow-listed Castillo Copper. The Castillo... 


Evolution extends SPP closing to month-end
Evolution extends SPP closing to month-end
11th January 2024 By: Creamer Media Reporter

Australia-listed Evolution Mining has extended the closing date for its share purchase plan (SPP) from January 16 to January 30, to allow shareholders sufficient time to participate and complete... 


Forrest to advance 14 GW of new clean energy in Australia
Forrest to advance 14 GW of new clean energy in Australia
11th January 2024 By: Bloomberg

Billionaire Andrew Forrest pledged to develop 14 GW of new clean power projects in Australia by 2030, offering a boost to the nation’s efforts to accelerate investments in renewable energy.... 


Heraeus Precious Metals EVP Dr Philipp Walter
Hydrogen economy poised as key growth booster for platinum group metals – Heraeus
11th January 2024 By: Martin Creamer

The hydrogen economy is an important new growth area for platinum group metals (PGMs) and, in turn, PGMs are pivotal for hydrogen production and application across a broad front. Accentuating this... 


Reward announces capital raise to advance Beyondie SoP project
Reward announces capital raise to advance Beyondie SoP project
10th January 2024 By: Marleny Arnoldi

After gaining shareholder approval for the acquisition of the Beyondie sulphate of potash (SOP) project, in Western Australia, ASX-listed Reward Minerals is seeking to raise about A$22.8-million... 


Supported are production, transport, storage, industrial application, fuel cell energising and recycling.
Major new global hydrogen thrust brightens spotlight on platinum group metals
10th January 2024 By: Martin Creamer

A major new initiative by long-standing South Africa associate Heraeus Precious Metals this week drew renewed and intensified attention to the widespread role of platinum group metals (PGMs) in the... 


Battery metal price plunge is closing mines and stalling deals
Battery metal price plunge is closing mines and stalling deals
10th January 2024 By: Bloomberg

A meltdown in some of the most-hyped energy-transition metals is wreaking havoc across the mining world, stalling projects, scuppering deals and triggering a scramble for cash that promises to... 


The Modder East operation
Gold One could dismiss more than 500 after mine sit-in
10th January 2024 By: Bloomberg

Gold One International could dismiss more than 500 workers at a South African mine after two incidents last year in which hundreds of employees stayed underground for days. The Sydney-based gold... 


Si6 to acquire Brazil REE licences
9th January 2024 By: Schalk Burger

ASX-listed critical metals and minerals explorer Si6 Metals expects to complete the acquisition of a 50% interest in a portfolio of exploration licences in Brazil from exploration firm Foxfire... 


Melanie Naidoo-Vermaak
Sibanye-Stillwater announces forceful C-suite sustainability appointment
9th January 2024 By: Martin Creamer

Johannesburg- and New York-listed mining company Sibanye-Stillwater has appointed Melanie Naidoo-Vermaak as chief sustainability officer, effective January 1. “Sustainability/ESG is a strategic... 


SSR appoints Malchuck to board
9th January 2024 By: Marleny Arnoldi

TSX- and ASX-listed SSR Mining has appointed Daniel Malchuck to its board effective January 8. He will also serve on the board’s technical, safety and sustainability committee.  


AustralianSuper snaps up additional stakes in Pilbara Minerals, Endeavour Group
9th January 2024 By: Reuters

Pension fund AustralianSuper has raised its stake in lithium miner Pilbara Minerals and alcohol retailer Endeavour Group, two separate exchange filings showed on Tuesday. The stake increase makes... 


Administrators suspend Savannah nickel operations, 140 redundancies
Administrators suspend Savannah nickel operations, 140 redundancies
9th January 2024 By: Mariaan Webb

The administrators of Panoramic Resources has announced the suspension of operations at the Savannah nickel project, in Western Australia, affecting 140 workers who will be made redundant over the... 


Alcoa to mothball Western Australia alumina refinery, up to 1 050 staff at risk
Alcoa to mothball Western Australia alumina refinery, up to 1 050 staff at risk
9th January 2024 By: Reuters

US aluminum producer Alcoa said on Tuesday it planned to stop production in 2024 at its loss-making Kwinana Alumina Refinery in Western Australia because of challenging market conditions and the... 


Bauxite miner Metro meets guidance despite weather setbacks
8th January 2024 By: Creamer Media Reporter

Bauxite miner Metro Mining has met its market guidance for 2023 with 4.57-million wet metric tonnes (WMT) of high-grade bauxite mined and shipped to customers in the year, despite weather-related... 


Labyrinth sells Canada assets
8th January 2024 By: Creamer Media Reporter

ASX-listed Labyrinth Resources has announced the sale of its Canadian assets as its focus switches to exploration and resource extension at its Comet Vale tenement package in Western Australia.... 


Strong ASX reception for new lithium explorer Kali Metals
Strong ASX reception for new lithium explorer Kali Metals
8th January 2024 By: Creamer Media Reporter

Lithium exploration company Kali Metals listed on the ASX on Monday and recorded a strong opening day, trading A$7.5-million and closing at A$0.435 a share – an increase of 75% from its initial... 


A palladium bar
Palladium falls as concern EVs will destroy demand returns to the fore
7th January 2024 By: Reuters

Palladium prices fell by 3% on Thursday as concern the take-up of electric vehicles will destroy long-term demand unravelled some of the December gains that followed Britain's expansion of... 


Wishbone to acquire Crescent East tenements following due diligence
20th December 2023 By: Creamer Media Reporter

Aim- and AQSE-listed Wishbone Gold has completed its due diligence on the Crescent East lithium and gold project, in the Mosquito Creek Basin area, in Western Australia, with its geologists... 


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