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After massive bust, global lithium market shows signs of life
After massive bust, global lithium market shows signs of life
12th March 2024 By: Bloomberg

After a spectacular bust, battery-metal lithium is showing tentative signs of life on speculation the retracement that convulsed the market last year has forced the conditions for a recovery. The... 


Critical minerals mining industry requires more of everything if Canada to be a global player - KPMG
Critical minerals mining industry requires more of everything if Canada to be a global player - KPMG
12th March 2024 By: Creamer Media Reporter

Nine in ten Canadian mining leaders are optimistic that Canada can be a world leader in critical minerals, yet the overwhelming majority (98%) say their companies require more investment,... 


Australian Prime Minister Anthony Albanese and Vietnam Prime Minister Pham Minh Chinh
Australia, Vietnam upgrade ties amid US-China rivalry
7th March 2024 By: Bloomberg

Australia has joined the US in elevating its diplomatic ties with Vietnam to the highest level as Canberra moves to strengthen links across the Asia Pacific against a backdrop of China’s rising... 


World Platinum Investment Council Director of Research Edward Sterck.
Automotive demand for platinum expected to hit seven-year high this year
6th March 2024 By: Martin Creamer

This year could potentially turn out to be quite an interesting year for platinum as a commodity and also as an investment, with the 2023 platinum market deficit of 878  000 oz forecast to be... 


Sibanye-Stillwater CEO Neal Froneman
Sibanye-Stillwater highlights its full confidence in price-hit platinum group metals
5th March 2024 By: Martin Creamer

While the operating environment remains challenging, with macro-economic and geo-political uncertainty persisting, the medium- to long-term view of Sibanye-Stillwater remains largely unchanged on... 


Menar MD Vuslat Bayoglu
South Africa's Menar clinches mining MoU with government of Gabon
5th March 2024 By: Martin Creamer

South Africa’s consistently advancing mining investment company Menar has signed a memorandum of agreement with the government of Gabon. “We think that Gabon is one of the promising countries when... 


Red Rock selected as location for Ontario lithium refinery
Red Rock selected as location for Ontario lithium refinery
5th March 2024 By: Mariaan Webb

Clean technology company Rock Tech has selected the former Norampac paper mill site in Red Rock as the location to develop Ontario’s first lithium refinery. Rock Tech, which is listed on the... 


Canada and Australia boost collaboration on critical minerals
5th March 2024 By: Reuters

Canada and Australia have agreed to promote shared priorities related to the extraction, processing, and refining of critical minerals, they said in a joint statement on Monday. The announcement... 


Frontier Lithium surges on JV with Mitsubishi for Canadian operations
5th March 2024 By: Reuters

Frontier Lithium has formed a joint venture with Japanese trading house Mitsubishi to help advance lithium mining and processing in Ontario, sending the Canadian miner's shares up 15% on Monday.... 


Northam Platinum CEO Paul Dunne.
New solar farm being built in Limpopo, wind boost on way from W Cape – Northam
4th March 2024 By: Martin Creamer

Platinum group metals (PGMs) mining company Northam Platinum has begun construction of an 80 MW solar power farm at its Zondereinde operation in Limpopo – and the Johannesburg Stock Exchange-listed... 


Lake Resources deepens cost-cutting actions
Lake Resources deepens cost-cutting actions
4th March 2024 By: Mariaan Webb

Lithium developer Lake Resources on Monday announced further cost reductions to extend its financial runway and better position the company to complete a strategic partner selection process for its... 


Chile wants 3 or 4 new lithium projects running in 2026, Finance Minister says
4th March 2024 By: Reuters

Chile wants to have three or four new lithium projects operational by 2026, the country's Minister of Finance Mario Marcel said on Saturday. The South American country - the world's largest copper... 


Northam CEO Paul Dunne.
Platinum remains in fundamental deficit – Northam
1st March 2024 By: Martin Creamer

Platinum remains in fundamental deficit, Northam CEO Paul Dunne emphasised at the company’s presentation on Friday, which reported a strong performance from all group operations in the six months... 


Wolfsberg now Nasdaq-listed Critical Metals’ flagship asset
1st March 2024 By: Mariaan Webb

ASX-listed European Lithium has completed its business combination with Sizzle Acquisition to form Critical Metals, which started trading in the US earlier this week. The Wolfsberg lithium... 


Manganese
Marula makes maiden investment in Kenya to acquire a 60% interest in manganese mine
1st March 2024 By: Marleny Arnoldi

Battery metals miner Marula Mining has signed a binding term sheet with Kenyan manganese mine operator Gems and Industrial Minerals (GIM) to acquire a 60% commercial interest in the Larisoro mine,... 


Paul Dunne
Northam declares cash dividend, boosts self-generation
1st March 2024 By: Martin Creamer

Johannesburg Stock Exchange-listed mining company Northam Platinum on Friday declared a cash interim dividend after reporting strong performance from all group operations in the six months to the... 


Implats group executive: refining and marketing Sifiso Sibiya.
Implats experiencing strong PGMs demand, working on pulling hydrogen uptake closer
1st March 2024 By: Martin Creamer

Platinum group metals (PGM) mining, refining, and marketing company Implats, which reported solid production in a low-price environment on Thursday, is ironically still experiencing strong demand... 


Implats CEO Nico Muller
Implats expecting phased reduction in group output
29th February 2024 By: Martin Creamer

A phased reduction in group output owing to a probable decline in production from Impala Canada and Mimosa in Zimbabwe is likely from platinum group metals (PGMs) mining and marketing company... 


Anglo American's Africa and Australia Regional Director Themba Mkhwanazi.
Project finance clinched for 520 MW South African wind, solar projects – Anglo
29th February 2024 By: Martin Creamer

Johannesburg- and London-listed diversified mining and marketing company Anglo American announced on Thursday that jointly owned renewable energy venture with EDF Renewables, Envusa Energy, has... 


Excess capacity to keep pressure on lithium prices, says SQM
Excess capacity to keep pressure on lithium prices, says SQM
29th February 2024 By: Mariaan Webb

New York- and Santiago-listed Sociedad Química y Minera de Chile (SQM) has posted a sharp drop in full-year earnings, despite lithium volumes reaching new record levels as spodumene concentrate... 


AECI CEO Holger Riemensperger
Amid disposals, AECI aligns internationalisation strategy to regions geared for rapid critical minerals growth
28th February 2024 By: Terence Creamer

JSE-listed AECI, which is undergoing far-reaching restructuring to re-focus on its core mining and chemicals businesses and reduce debt, reports strong initial interest in the six noncore companies... 


Euro Sun Mining CEO Grant Sboros.
South African leading critical mining project in Romania where red tape is being cut
27th February 2024 By: Martin Creamer

Toronto-listed Euro Sun Mining, headed by South African CEO Grant Sboros, is advancing a development-stage gold and copper project in Romania, a country which is reportedly shedding its rigidly... 


Chinese money still chasing Canadian critical mining deals despite Ottawa's scrutiny
Chinese money still chasing Canadian critical mining deals despite Ottawa's scrutiny
27th February 2024 By: Reuters

A year after Canada tightened foreign investment rules for the critical minerals sector, Chinese money has continued to pour into Toronto-listed miners, according to proprietary research conducted... 


Hive Hydrogen South Africa chairperson Thulani Gcabashe.
Hive Hydrogen signs wind power deal for R105bn Eastern Cape green ammonia plant
27th February 2024 By: Martin Creamer

Hive Hydrogen South Africa has signed an agreement with Genesis Eco-Energy to implement 372 MW of wind power in the Western Cape, in support of the development of its R105-billion green ammonia... 


Jubilee Metals in South Africa and Zambia.
South Africa’s Jubilee Metals continuing to grow copper strongly in Zambia
26th February 2024 By: Martin Creamer

The copper operations in Zambia of South Africa’s Jubilee Metals showed strong growth in the six months to December 31, with further sharp increases expected going forward. The Johannesburg- and... 


Lithium Universe secures industrial land for Quebec refinery
26th February 2024 By: Creamer Media Reporter

Australia-listed Lithium Universe on Monday announced the execution of an option agreement to purchase a commercial property in the Becancour Waterfront Industrial Park (BWIP) for its planned 16... 


Sibanye-Stillwater CEO Neal Froneman
Sibanye reports 55.1% increase in lithium carbonate equivalent resources
26th February 2024 By: Darren Parker

JSE- and NYSE-listed Sibanye-Stillwater has reported a 55.1% increase in attributable lithium mineral resources as at the end of last year, along with a general expansion and diversification of its... 


The Phalaborwa Rare Earths Project involves the recovery of rare earths from gypsum and waste dumps.
Likely lifespan boost for critical rare earths project in South Africa’s Limpopo province
26th February 2024 By: Martin Creamer

South Africa’s rare earths project in Limpopo has received a distinctly possible lifespan boost to more than 16 years following an updated bulk density calculation, which has enlarged the likely... 


Lynas CEO Amanda Lacaze
Lynas jumps as H1 profit tops estimates despite soft China demand
26th February 2024 By: Reuters

Australia's Lynas on Monday posted a better-than-expected half-year profit, sending its shares higher, even as the rare-earths miner navigated a tough market with weak underlying commodity prices... 


An image depicting Mintek CEO Dr Molefi Motuku.
Mintek celebrates 90-year anniversary with launch of new conference
23rd February 2024 By: Sabrina Jardim

As a tribute to its 90 years in existence, national mineral research council Mintek will host the Mintek@90 Conference, at the Sandton Convention Centre, from November 11 to 12. The conference will... 


Man in hard hat assessing Enduron high-pressure grinding rolls
Smarter mining key amid current market conditions
23rd February 2024 By: Tracy Hancock

Despite the boon of improved uranium demand, overall, depressed commodity prices and costly operating conditions are emphasising the need for Namibian mining companies to ensure that they mine a... 


Pilbara Minerals pauses dividend, cuts capex as it targets $200m in savings
Pilbara Minerals pauses dividend, cuts capex as it targets $200m in savings
22nd February 2024 By: Mariaan Webb

Australia’s biggest pure-play lithium producer, Pilbara Minerals, has opted to withhold its interim dividend as the company moves to preserve its balance sheet strength in an environment of lower... 


Ivan Vella started as IGO CEO in December
Lithium producer IGO beats on profit, shares up
22nd February 2024 By: Reuters

Australia's IGO reported interim underlying profit ahead of analysts' expectation on Thursday, even as the battery metal producer reeled from falling prices of key commodities, and said it did not... 


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