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Minerals Council, Geoscience, IDC going all out to boost South African exploration
17th May 2024 By: Martin Creamer

A collective effort was apparent on Friday when Minerals Council South Africa, the Council for Geoscience and the Industrial Development Corporation (IDC) spoke on the same platform to promote a... 


China’s top copper miner to ramp up output as supply risks mount
China’s top copper miner to ramp up output as supply risks mount
17th May 2024 By: Bloomberg

China’s leading copper miner raised its output guidance at a time when prices have been rallying toward a record on expected deficits. Zijin Mining Group aims to boost mined copper production to... 


Investment in certain minerals, notably copper and lithium, is falling short of what was required for transition to net-zero energy system
Today’s well-supplied market for critical minerals ‘may not be a good guide for future’
17th May 2024 By: Terence Creamer

A new International Energy Agency (IEA) report describes the sharp decline in critical mineral prices over the past year as a double-edged sword, cautioning that, while it has been a boon for clean... 


Share sales rebound 98% in Toronto as copper, gold prices surge
Share sales rebound 98% in Toronto as copper, gold prices surge
17th May 2024 By: Bloomberg

After a miserable year for share sales, Canada’s largest exchange is seeing a rebound thanks to mining firms raising capital as copper and gold prices have spiked. The volume of total financings... 


AIC secures mining lease for Jericho, sets pathway for expanding Eloise copper output
AIC secures mining lease for Jericho, sets pathway for expanding Eloise copper output
17th May 2024 By: Mariaan Webb

The Queensland government has granted AIC Mines a mining lease for the Jericho copper mine, paving the way for surface works to get under way in preparation for mining. Development of Jericho will... 


Biden open to easing sanctions on billionaire Gertler in return for Congo exit
17th May 2024 By: Bloomberg

The US government is open to easing sanctions on billionaire mining magnate Dan Gertler if he gives up his business operations and assets in the Democratic Republic of Congo, where Washington’s... 


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Chile's Cochilco raises 2024, 2025 copper price estimates
17th May 2024 By: Reuters

The Chilean Copper Commission (Cochilco) on Thursday raised its average copper price estimates for both this year and next. Cochilco now sees average copper prices this year at $4.30/lb, from... 


Shirley Hayes
Shirley Hayes appointed executive chairperson of Copper 360
16th May 2024 By: Creamer Media Reporter

JSE-listed Copper 360 has appointed Shirley Hayes executive chairperson. Until now, she had served as nonexecutive chairperson. The copper producer says the change to her position comes as the... 


Rio Tinto CEO Jakob Stausholm
Rio Tinto ‘not afraid’ of M&A, says Stausholm
16th May 2024 By: Mariaan Webb

Amid heightened discussions surrounding mergers and acquisitions (M&A) in the mining sector, Rio Tinto CEO Jakob Stausholm has reaffirmed the company’s readiness to pursue such ventures. However,... 


Saudi’s new mining vehicle picks industry veteran as first CEO
16th May 2024 By: Bloomberg

Saudi Arabia’s Manara Minerals Investment hired veteran dealmaker Pierre Chenard to be its first permanent CEO as the mining investment firm searches for more assets. Manara, backed by the Saudi... 


GreenTech and Anax to collaborate on West Pilbara copper
GreenTech and Anax to collaborate on West Pilbara copper
16th May 2024 By: Creamer Media Reporter

Pilbara-focused GreenTech Metals and Anax Metals on Thursday unveiled a nonexclusive memorandum of understanding (MoU) to assess the potential for a copper-focused base metals collaboration. The... 


Trafigura, IXM caught in Comex copper short squeeze as prices hit record
15th May 2024 By: Reuters

Commodity traders Trafigura and IXM are seeking physical copper to cover large bearish positions on the CME, where US copper prices surged to record highs on Wednesday, five sources with direct... 


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BHP shareholders see room for one more sweetened Anglo bid
15th May 2024 By: Bloomberg

Shareholders in BHP Group and takeover target Anglo American expect the world’s largest miner to come back with a third and improved proposal before a regulatory deadline next week, even after the... 


Codelco working to meet Q2 production goal, CEO says
15th May 2024 By: Reuters

Chilean mining giant Codelco is still working to meet its estimated output for the second quarter, CEO Ruben Alvarado told Reuters, as the State-run copper miner is pushing to boost production up... 


Indigenous group to take fight against Arizona copper mine to Supreme Court
Indigenous group to take fight against Arizona copper mine to Supreme Court
15th May 2024 By: Reuters

A Native American group said on Tuesday it will take its fight against Rio Tinto’s proposed Arizona copper mine to the US Supreme Court, after a federal appeals court refused to reconsider whether... 


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Execution risk to Anglo’s restructure plan substantial – WoodMac
15th May 2024 By: Darren Parker

Mining major Anglo American has accelerated its portfolio planning in the wake of rejecting fellow mining major BHP’s second bid proposal of $42.2-billion (£34-billion), or £27.70 a share, in a... 


BHP’s top Australian investor eyes restraint in battle for Anglo
BHP’s top Australian investor eyes restraint in battle for Anglo
15th May 2024 By: Bloomberg

Pension giant AustralianSuper, BHP Group’s largest Australian shareholder, said capital discipline was of “utmost importance” for the mining industry as investors weigh the heavyweight’s... 


Anglo CEO Duncan Wanblad and his BHP counterpart Mike Henry took centre stage on Tuesday at a mining conference in Miami.
Anglo-BHP battle is between two CEOs fighting over same vision
15th May 2024 By: Bloomberg

As Anglo American sets out a survival plan that echoes the vision of its suitor BHP Group, the rival mining bosses are now locked in a battle to convince shareholders they are the man for the job.... 


Anglo American CE Duncan Wanblad
All-round value unlock targeted in proposed demerging of Anglo Platinum and De Beers
14th May 2024 By: Martin Creamer

Diversified mining major Anglo American is targeting value elevation in its planned demerging of South Africa-based Anglo American Platinum (Amplats) and the envisaged divestment or demerger of... 


Korea Zinc sees US opportunities as it targets big copper growth
14th May 2024 By: Bloomberg

The world’s largest zinc smelter is planning to significantly expand its copper output, taking advantage of growth opportunities in the US as it seeks to become a leading player in the global... 


SolGold advances financing for Cascabel, secures $10m loan
SolGold advances financing for Cascabel, secures $10m loan
14th May 2024 By: Mariaan Webb

LSE- and TSX-listed SolGold said on Tuesday that it was making significant strides in securing financing for its Cascabel project, in Ecuador, with capital providers expressing a keen interest in... 


Resources Watch
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14th May 2024

This week: Copper 360’s underground copper mine set to open three months ahead of schedule; South Deep wind power decision drawing closer, Q2 update likely on backfill problem and, Hydrogen’s... 


Copper climbs to highest in two years as bulls see deficit
Copper climbs to highest in two years as bulls see deficit
14th May 2024 By: Bloomberg

Copper touched its highest level since 2022 after a powerful rally fueled by forecasts of a growing global supply deficit. The commodity’s gain since the start of January is approaching 20% with... 


Anglo American Platinum's Mogalakwena operation in South Africa
Investors expect BHP to lift Anglo American offer again
14th May 2024 By: Reuters

BHP is likely to sweeten its $43-billion takeover offer for Anglo American for a second time and possibly add cash, investors in both companies said on Tuesday, after the London-headquartered... 


The Waterfal smelter at Anglo American Platinum's operations in South Africa.
Analysts highlight concerns over valuation, regulatory hurdles in BHP-Anglo proposal
14th May 2024 By: Mariaan Webb

The rejection – for the second time – of BHP’s attempt to propose a deal with Anglo American underscores the concerns that continue to persist regarding value and regulatory hurdles in the proposed... 


DRC allows Zijin mine to resume operations, mines ministry letter says
14th May 2024 By: Reuters

Democratic Republic of Congo's government has lifted a suspension order on a Congolese copper and cobalt operation majority-owned by China's Zijin Mining Group, according to a letter seen by... 


BHP CEO Mike Henry says the group is disappointed that its second proposal has been rejected.
Anglo rejects BHP's revised £34bn proposal
13th May 2024 By: Mariaan Webb

Diversified major Anglo American has rejected a revised proposal put forward by BHP, which valued the UK-headquartered miner at about £34-billion. The structure of the revised proposal, unveiled... 


Clean Air Metals appoints new VP of exploration
13th May 2024 By: Creamer Media Reporter

Canadian exploration company Clean Air Metals has appointed Lionnel Djon as its new VP of exploration, succeeding Geoff Heggie who has left the company to pursue other opportunities. Djon has most... 


Copper cathode ready to dispatch
Glencore steps in to help Austral exit receivership
13th May 2024 By: Mariaan Webb

Copper producer Austral Resources on Monday announced the end of receivership, as offtake partner Glencore Australia stepped in to the role of senior secured creditor. Glencore Australia has... 


The Escondida mine
Chile copper output edges down in March, dragged by Codelco
13th May 2024 By: Reuters

Copper output in Chile, the world's largest producer of the metal, edged down in March, data from copper commission Cochilco showed on Friday, as production slid at state-run miner Codelco but rose... 


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