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Sasscal Executive Director Dr Jane Olwoch
More green hydrogen insight on way as Southern African scientists head to Germany
28th March 2024 By: Martin Creamer

Twelve scientists from Southern African Development Community (SADC) countries will head to Germany in May, where they will have an opportunity to obtain more in-depth insight into green hydrogen... 


Chvaletice manganese gets ESIA nod
28th March 2024 By: Mariaan Webb

The Czech Environment Ministry has approved the environmental and social impact assessment (ESIA) for the Chvaletice manganese project, TSX- and ASX-listed Euro Manganese reported on Wednesday.... 


Chile needs to finalise more lithium plan details to spur investment, miners say
Chile needs to finalise more lithium plan details to spur investment, miners say
28th March 2024 By: Reuters

The Chilean government's new plan to usher in private investment at a number of the country's lithium salt flats may stumble over unresolved details that will raise concerns for investors, mining... 


European Metals flags potential improvements in delayed DFS
European Metals flags potential improvements in delayed DFS
27th March 2024 By: Mariaan Webb

Dual-listed European Metals has delayed the publication of a definitive feasibility study (DFS) for the Cinovec lithium project, in Czech Republic. However, chairperson Keith Coughlan expressed... 


$50m Michigan grant for Highland’s Copperwood project
$50m Michigan grant for Highland’s Copperwood project
27th March 2024 By: Mariaan Webb

The Michigan state government has granted Vancouver-based Highland Copper a performance-based grant totalling $50-million for its Copperwood project. This follows an evaluation of the project’s... 


Jervois kicks of US govt-funded drilling at ICO’s RAM deposit
Jervois kicks of US govt-funded drilling at ICO’s RAM deposit
27th March 2024 By: Creamer Media Reporter

ASX- and TSX-V-listed Jervois Global has initiated the underground resources programme at the RAM deposit at its Idaho Cobalt Operations (ICO) in Idaho, US. The endeavour, carried out in... 


Chile opens lithium salt flats for investment, saves two for state control
Chile opens lithium salt flats for investment, saves two for state control
27th March 2024 By: Reuters

Chile's government on Tuesday opened up more than two dozen lithium salt flats to private investment, while reserving the prolific Atacama and Maricunga deposits for state majority control in... 


Master Drilling CEO Danie Pretorius.
Mechanical cutting is going to be key for mining going forward – Master Drilling
26th March 2024 By: Martin Creamer

Mechanical cutting, in which huge progress is being made, is going to be key for the mining industry going forward, Master Drilling CEO Danie Pretorius emphasised on Tuesday, when his Johannesburg... 


Brand value increases in mining, metals and minerals; BHP comes out top
Brand value increases in mining, metals and minerals; BHP comes out top
26th March 2024 By: Tasneem Bulbulia

This year, more than half of the brands in the ranking of the world’s most valuable and strongest mining, metals and minerals brands witnessed an increase in brand value, according to new data from... 


Tanzania awards mining licence for Strandline’s Tajiri mineral sands project
26th March 2024 By: Darren Parker

The Tanzanian government has granted a special mining licence (SML) for the Tajiri minerals sands project, paving the way for emerging critical minerals producer Strandline Resources to progress... 


South Star kicks off PEA for Alabama graphite project
26th March 2024 By: Creamer Media Reporter

South Star Battery Metals, a company listed on the TSX-V, has awarded contracts for a preliminary economic assessment (PEA) for the BamaStar graphite project, in Alabama, US. The interdisciplinary... 


Major Chinese miner says US-led containment is risk to growth
25th March 2024 By: Bloomberg

Zijin Mining Group, one of China’s most acquisitive mining groups, warned that US-led efforts to tackle Beijing’s control of minerals could slow the company’s global expansion. “The development of... 


Pilbara and Ganfeng to study lithium conversion plant
Pilbara and Ganfeng to study lithium conversion plant
25th March 2024 By: Creamer Media Reporter

Lithium miner Pilbara Minerals has announced a joint feasibility study with China’s Ganfeng Group to develop a downstream lithium conversion plant. The study, which will be completed in the March... 


AECI CEO Holger Riemensperger. Picture: Hush Naidoo.
Expect digital unveiling, more innovation, greenness from 100-year-old mining-wired AECI
22nd March 2024 By: Martin Creamer

Mining explosives and chemicals company AECI, which turned 100 this week, will be unveiling a digital strategy for the mining market during the course of this year. It is also looking to become... 



A portrait photo of Schneider Electric mining, minerals and metals industries president Rob Moffitt
Operational efficiencies highlighted at Indaba
22nd March 2024

The message from global energy management and automation supplier Schneider Electric at this year’s Investing in African Mining Indaba – held in Cape Town, South Africa in early February – stressed... 


Mining explosives pioneer AECI celebrating 100 years of business at the JSE.
Stage set for mining explosives centenarian to capture global top-three spot
20th March 2024 By: Martin Creamer

The stage is set for proudly South African mining explosives trailblazer, AECI, to become the third biggest in its field globally by 2030, AECI Group chairperson Dr Khotso Mokhele told an... 


Namibia Critical Metals sells noncore assets
20th March 2024 By: Creamer Media Reporter

TSX-V-listed Namibia Critical Metals has announced the sale of four non-material gold properties in Namibia to Sylla Gold. Sylla will issue to Namibia Critical Metals three-million common shares... 


MinRes farm-in sends junior Lord Resources’ stock soaring
20th March 2024 By: Mariaan Webb

The share price of ASX-listed exploration junior Lord Resources skyrocketed on Wednesday, as the company announced a farm-in agreement on the Horse Rocks lithium project with Mineral Resources... 


Defense Metals appoints adviser to review Wicheeda REE funding
19th March 2024 By: Creamer Media Reporter

TSX-V-listed Defense Metals has appointed HCF International Advisers to conduct a strategic funding review for the Wicheeda rare earth element (REE) project, in British Columbia. The strategic... 


US Deputy Treasury Secretary Wally Adeyemo
Top treasury official stresses US ambitions for Africa’s metals
19th March 2024 By: Bloomberg

US Deputy Treasury Secretary Wally Adeyemo used a five-day trip to South Africa to advertise his country’s ambitions of securing supplies of the metals needed for the global energy transition –... 


Merafe CEO Zanele Matlala and FD Ditabe Chocho.
Ferrochrome producer Merafe cites green energy solutions as 2024 opportunity
18th March 2024 By: Martin Creamer

The Glencore-Merafe Chrome Venture is exploring renewable energy projects to mitigate power shortages and power costs, Merafe Resources CEO Zanele Matlala said on Monday, when the Johannesburg... 


Study highlights potential of Wyoming REE project
18th March 2024 By: Creamer Media Reporter

Australia-listed American Rare Earths on Monday announced the results of a scoping study for its Halleck Creek project, in Wyoming, showcasing its potential to be a world-class rare earth element... 


Merafe CEO Zanele Matlala.
Merafe declares cash dividend on record profit, elevated chrome
18th March 2024 By: Martin Creamer

Ferrochrome and chrome company Merafe achieved a record profit of R1 753-million despite what it describes as a challenging economic environment in the 12 months to December 31. The board of... 


MinRes to develop a lithium processing hub in Goldfields region
MinRes to develop a lithium processing hub in Goldfields region
18th March 2024 By: Reuters

Australia's Mineral Resources said on Monday it intends to develop a lithium processing hub in the Goldfields region of Western Australia after its buyout of Poseidon Nickel's Lake Johnston nickel... 


Critical Mineral Resources raises £250 000 to develop Moroccan permit
15th March 2024 By: Tasneem Bulbulia

Exploration and development company  Critical Mineral Resources has conditionally raised about £250 000 through the placing of 12.2-million new ordinary shares in the company and 8.02-million... 


Platinum cathode required in PEM fuel cells to convert hydrogen to electricity. Heraeus infographic.
Major new gigafactory fuel cell thrust enlivening demand outlook for platinum
15th March 2024 By: Martin Creamer

A major new fuel cell thrust in North America is enlivening the outlook for platinum and helping the world advance further along the road to net zero. Emphasising that the advancement of the... 


Ambassador Cong Peiwu
China to invest in Canada mining despite crackdown, envoy says
15th March 2024 By: Bloomberg

China’s ambassador says the country will continue to do business in Canada’s domestic critical minerals sector despite Prime Minister Justin Trudeau’s “unfortunate” crackdown on foreign... 


South Africa’s IDC approves loan for Tanzania graphite project
15th March 2024 By: Mariaan Webb

Tanzanian graphite developer Black Rock Mining has successfully secured the necessary debt facilities required to advance its Mahenge, with a new senior term loan from South Africa’s Industrial... 


Albemarle plans to auction lithium with aim of ‘fair’ valuation
Albemarle plans to auction lithium with aim of ‘fair’ valuation
15th March 2024 By: Bloomberg

The world’s biggest lithium producer, Albemarle, plans to sell some of its metal in auctions, which it says will help make an opaque market more transparent. Albemarle has outlined a bidding model... 


Key resignation at beleaguered Core Lithium
14th March 2024 By: Creamer Media Reporter

Beleaguered junior Core Lithium has this week announced that Gareth Manderson will step down as CEO. Core, which is listed on the ASX, is restructuring its business in response to the decrease in... 


Syrah raises A$98m for Mozambique, US operations
14th March 2024 By: Creamer Media Reporter

Graphite miner Syrah Resources has announced a A$98-million equity raising to preserve optionality its Balama mine in Mozambique, and support the ramp up of downstream activities in the US. Syrah... 


Unctad develops digital solution to promote new critical mineral discoveries
13th March 2024 By: Schalk Burger

To prevent a production gap of critical and energy minerals amid burgeoning demand to keep global warming within the 1.5 °C targeted under the Paris Agreement, the United Nations Conference on... 


African Rainbow Minerals Executive Chairperson Dr Patrice Motsepe.
Right things are being done with Transnet, right things will be done with Eskom – Motsepe
12th March 2024 By: Martin Creamer

Dr Patrice Motsepe, the founder and chairperson of diversified mining company African Rainbow Minerals (ARM), has expressed confidence in the direction being taken by South Africa’s State transport... 


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