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Minerals Council South Africa CEO Mzila Mthenjane
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... 

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... 

Impact gears up for year-end for PFS on Lake Hope HPA project
Impact gears up for year-end for PFS on Lake Hope HPA project
17th May 2024 By: Creamer Media Reporter

Exploration company Impact Minerals has set its sights on completing the prefeasibility study (PFS) for its high-purity alumina (HPA) endeavour, Lake Hope, by the year’s end, said MD Mike Jones on... 

Chile to seek bidders for preferential pricing on lithium by July
Chile to seek bidders for preferential pricing on lithium by July
17th May 2024 By: Reuters

Chile will open calls by the end of July for lithium component producers to obtain preferential pricing on lithiumproduced by Albemarle through 2043, government officials said on Thursday.... 

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... 

The above image depicts Resources 4 Africa CEO Paula Munsie
Indaba aims to unlock junior mining potential
17th May 2024 By: Lynne Davies

Mineral resources, energy and mining conference specialists Resources 4 Africa (R4A) envision junior miners playing a crucial role in meeting the rising demand for critical minerals and metals, in... 

Higher Education & Training DDG Zukile Mvalo
PGM-boosted green hydrogen backed by resolute South African govt's commitment
16th May 2024 By: Martin Creamer

The production of green hydrogen, which is most effectively generated when catalysed by platinum group metals (PGMs), has profound economic and social implications, including job creation, skills... 

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,... 

Neometals starts trading on OTCQX in US
16th May 2024 By: Creamer Media Reporter

Australia-based process technology developer Neometals has upgraded to the OTCQX market in the US, it announced on Thursday. “The US trading upgrade reflects a desire to provide additional... 

Pilbara Minerals' Pilgan plant
AustralianSuper boosts critical minerals to A$12bn
16th May 2024 By: Bloomberg

AustralianSuper, the nation’s largest pension fund, has amassed a A$12-billion critical minerals portfolio that it plans to increase in the next five years. The A$335-billion fund is poised to... 

CHIETA CEO Yershen Pillay
State mining training authority backing green hydrogen skills centre creation
15th May 2024 By: Martin Creamer

“We’re very excited to announce that we’ll be establishing the first centre of specialisation of green hydrogen skills,” South Africa’s Chemical Industries Education and Training Authority (CHIETA)... 

The modified site layout of the Oropesa tin project in Spain
Elementos restarts Spanish tin DFS with modified layout
15th May 2024 By: Mariaan Webb

The definitive feasibility study (DFS) and licensing activities for the Oropesa tin project will resume, following an agreement between Elementos and the Andalusian government on project layout... 

US President Joe Biden
US tariffs on minerals leave out markets that China dominates
15th May 2024 By: Bloomberg

President Joe Biden just unveiled sweeping tariffs on a range of Chinese imports, including more than two dozen industrial raw materials. But the administration is being careful to avoid the... 

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... 

Treasurer Jim Chalmers
Australia to invest A$22.7bn in renewable energy, critical minerals
14th May 2024 By: Reuters

The Australian government on Tuesday announced a A$22.7-billion package to boost domestic manufacturing and renewable energy as the country seeks to reduce its reliance on foreign suppliers for key... 

Top critical mineral miner CBMM sees opportunity in EV batteries
14th May 2024 By: Bloomberg

A Brazilian company focused on mining a metal used to strengthen alloys is betting that its mainstay product can also play a key role in improving electric vehicle batteries. Cia. Brasileira de... 

From left, CHIETA CEO Yersen Pillay, Higher Education and Training Department DDG Zukile Mvalo, and Nedbank CIB Head of Infrastructure, Energy and Telecommunications Mike Peo.
Green energy presenting South Africa with massive reindustrialisation chance – Nedbank
13th May 2024 By: Martin Creamer

Green electrons and green molecules are presenting South Africa with a massive opportunity to reindustrialise, Nedbank CIB head of infrastructure, energy and telecommunications Mike Peo told the... 

Treasurer Jim Chalmers
Australia’s Budget will boost critical minerals, Treasurer says
13th May 2024 By: Bloomberg

Australia’s budget will feature a bigger boost for the nation’s critical minerals industry, Treasurer Jim Chalmers said, describing the lucrative market as a “golden opportunity” just days ahead of... 

Finance Minister Chrystia Freeland
Miners seek exemption from Canadian tax hike to save equity deals
13th May 2024 By: Bloomberg

Canada’s mining industry is pushing for an carveout to the federal government’s proposed increase to capital gains taxes, warning the hike will make it harder for junior miners to raise money to... 

Manganese Metal Co chairperson Bernard Swanepoel
Fantastic advance by Proudly South African manganese battery metal first-mover
10th May 2024 By: Martin Creamer

Proudly South African Manganese Metal Co (MMC) of Mbombela, Mpumalanga, is making a fantastic first-mover advance to enter the manganese battery metal market, which is progressing super-fast. To be... 

Mkango executives’ salaries cut by up to 50% until September
10th May 2024 By: Darren Parker

Aim-listed Mkango Resources has cut the salaries of its executive management team by between 25% and 50% from April through to September. This comes as part of the company’s cost cutting... 

AP Ventures Co-Founding Partner Kevin Eggers
Hydrogen’s ‘irreplaceable’ role highlighted by platinum-linked venture capital provider
9th May 2024 By: Martin Creamer

The role of hydrogen in the decarbonisation of the hardest-to-abate sectors of the global economy continues to be highlighted as “irreplaceable” by AP Ventures, the independent venture capital fund... 

Standard Lithium and Equinor form US lithium partnership
9th May 2024 By: Creamer Media Reporter

TSX-V-listed Standard Lithium on Wednesday announced a strategic partnership with NYSE-listed energy group Equinor to accelerate the development of lithium projects in Arkansas and Texas. In terms... 

Ivanhoe Electric's Typhoon in action at Santa Cruz
BHP and Ivanhoe Electric join forces for a US copper hunt
9th May 2024 By: Mariaan Webb

Toronto-listed Ivanhoe Electric has announced an exploration alliance agreement with the top diversified miner BHP, targeting copper and other critical minerals in the US. The alliance will... 

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... 

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... 

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... 

Zimbabwe's sole nickel mine placed under administration
3rd May 2024 By: Reuters

Zimbabwe's only operating nickel mine was on Thursday placed under administration, according to a government notice, seven months after halting production due to equipment failure and low prices.... 

Kathleen Valley nearing first production
Kathleen Valley nearing first production
3rd May 2024 By: Creamer Media Reporter

Lithium developer Liontown is getting closer to first production – scheduled for mid-year – with the miner this week reaching the key milestone of crushing first ore at its flagship Kathleen Valley... 

Glencore studying an approach for Anglo American, sources say
Glencore studying an approach for Anglo American, sources say
3rd May 2024 By: Reuters

Commodities group Glencore is studying an approach for Anglo American, two sources said, a development that could spark a bidding war for the 107-year old mining company. Glencore has not yet... 

Meteoric inks rare earths offtake MoU with Neo Performance
2nd May 2024 By: Mariaan Webb

Exploration company Meteoric Resources said on Thursday it had entered into a nonbinding memorandum (MoU) to supply Neo Performance Materials’ Estonia magnet manufacturing with rare earths from its... 

Anglo bidder BHP intends maintaining long-standing JSE listing
2nd May 2024 By: Martin Creamer

Diversified mining major BHP, which has made a rejected proposal to combine with Anglo American by way of a scheme of arrangement, confirmed on Thursday that it intended maintaining its... 

Chinese miners see opportunities as BHP’s mega bid unfolds
Chinese miners see opportunities as BHP’s mega bid unfolds
2nd May 2024 By: Bloomberg

China’s leading metals companies, including its state iron ore buyer, are considering their next moves following BHP Group’s blockbuster $39-billion approach for rival Anglo American, potentially... 

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