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Vital appoints REE specialist as VP exploration
4th December 2023 By: Creamer Media Reporter

Canada-focused Vital Metals has appointed rare earth systems specialist and professional geologist Dr Natalie Pietrzak-Renaud as its VP of exploration. Announcing her appointment, the ASX-listed... 


Trade, Industry and Competition Minister Ebrahim Patel
South African auto sector to produce first EVs in 2026, says Patel at launch of key White Paper
4th December 2023 By: Tasneem Bulbulia

The Department of Trade, Industry and Competition (dtic) on December 4 released the Electric Vehicles (EV) White Paper, as well as the Green Hydrogen Commercialisation Strategy final report.... 


Tug boats at the Port of Geraldton
Liontown locks in port services deal for Kathleen Valley exports
4th December 2023 By: Creamer Media Reporter

Australian lithium company Liontown Resources has put in place the final link in securing its supply chain for the export of lithium ore from its Kathleen Valley project, in Western Australia, with... 


China's economic growth is forecast to slow to 4.7% in 2024, compared with 5.2% this year.
BMI unpacks key mining, metal trends forecast for 2024
4th December 2023 By: Marleny Arnoldi

Research agency BMI expects only a slight improvement to mineral and metals prices next year owing to continued weak demand in mainland China and overall global growth deceleration. Global growth... 


MMC in Mpumalanga.
Mpumalanga battery manganese aspirant hoping for IDC co-investment
4th December 2023 By: Martin Creamer

Canada-headquartered Giyani Metals, which operates in Botswana, has secured $16-million in financing from South Africa’s Industrial Development Corporation (IDC) to advance a battery-grade... 


Senator Joe Manchin
Manchin slams Biden’s EV tax credit rules as soft on China
4th December 2023 By: Bloomberg

New rules from the Biden administration to limit a lucrative consumer tax credit for electric vehicles that contain ingredients from China and other foreign adversaries drew the wrath of Senator... 


TechMet CEO Brian Menell
US gives $50m boost to critical minerals investor TechMet
1st December 2023 By: Bloomberg

A US government agency has given investment firm TechMet an additional $50-million to support the company’s focus on critical minerals. The backing from the US International Development Finance... 


Mining's net fixed capital formation, shown in blue, must be boosted.
Greenfield investment lagging badly, mining’s contribution to economy halved
1st December 2023 By: Martin Creamer

The growth of investment in fresh new greenfield mining projects is lagging badly and the contribution of the South African mining industry to the national economy has more than halved in the last... 


Patriot kick starts Corvette approvals process
1st December 2023 By: Mariaan Webb

Vancouver-based Patriot Battery Metals has initiated the approvals process for the Corvette project, submitting the preliminary information statement to the Quebec government. The submission... 


Sayona’s Moblan DFS to be finalised early next year
Sayona’s Moblan DFS to be finalised early next year
1st December 2023 By: Mariaan Webb

A definitive feasibility study (DFS) for the Moblan lithium project, the centrepiece of Sayona Mining’s Eeyou Istchee James Bay hub, will be released in the first quarter of 2024, interim CEO James... 


Queensland Resources Minister Scott Stewart
Queensland’s Stewart heads to US for critical minerals mission
1st December 2023 By: Creamer Media Reporter

Resources Minister Scott Stewart will head to the US next week to secure partnerships with government and industry representatives to grow Queensland’s critical minerals industry. The foundations... 


India launches first part of critical minerals auction worth $5.4bn
30th November 2023 By: Reuters

India on Wednesday launched the first part of its critical minerals auction worth an estimated 450-billion rupees ($5.40-billion), the country's mines minister said. Mines Minister Pralhad Joshi... 


Exxaro widens critical metals search to greenfield assets
29th November 2023 By: Reuters

Exxaro Resources is expanding its search for critical mineral assets to greenfield projects, the miner said on Wednesday, as it pursues its strategy to diversify away from coal. Exxaro, one of... 


Deep sea mining company sues Greenpeace amid standoff at sea
29th November 2023 By: Bloomberg

As Greenpeace activists continued to occupy a deep sea mining research ship in the Pacific Ocean, the mining company responsible for the expedition asked a Dutch court Tuesday to end the protest... 


Jupiter MD Brad Rogers with the beneficiated manganese product.
Manganese positioning South Africa for entry into huge new energy markets
28th November 2023 By: Martin Creamer

Manganese mining company Jupiter Mines has produced a 99.9% pure sample of high purity manganese sulphate monohvdrate (HPMSM) using the Northern Cape’s manganese ore and bringing into service an... 


QREE buys more land near Lynx project
28th November 2023 By: Creamer Media Reporter

CSE-listed Quebec Rare Earth Elements (QREE) is buying additional lands abutting the Lynx rare earth elements (REE) project, in Quebec. The additional property abutting Lynx was acquired by... 


Battery prices are falling again as raw material costs drop
Battery prices are falling again as raw material costs drop
27th November 2023 By: Bloomberg

As the auto industry grapples with how to make affordable EVs, the task may get easier by one key metric. Battery prices are resuming a long-term trend of decline, following an unprecedented... 


Former Nedbank investment banker Paul Miller.
New Utshalo has potential to boost mining IPOs, enliven public markets
24th November 2023 By: Martin Creamer

South Africa has a pressing need to reawaken its public markets and the new Utshalo must be complimented for setting out to do just that. New mining capital raisings have become too few and far... 


A scientist sieves a sample of tin placer tailings in Cassiterite Creek on the western Seward Peninsula of Alaska
Investigating tailings dumps for in-demand minerals
24th November 2023

US State geology department the US Geological Survey (USGS) has invested more than $2-million into studying the potential to source critical mineral resources in mine waste such as mine tailings,... 


Green River demonstration plant construction gets under way
23rd November 2023 By: Mariaan Webb

Construction of the demonstration plant at the Green River lithium project, in Utah, is under way, ASX-listed Anson Resources reports. The demonstration plant, which is located on previously... 


Glencore to drop plans for EV battery recycling hub in Italy - unions
Glencore to drop plans for EV battery recycling hub in Italy - unions
23rd November 2023 By: Reuters

Swiss mining company Glencore will no longer build an electric vehicle (EV) battery recycling plant on the Italian island of Sardinia due to delays in the authorisation process, Italian trade... 


ARM founder and executive chairperson Dr Patrice Motsepe and Wits ARM Building.
African Rainbow Minerals provides R20-million for Wits University research
23rd November 2023 By: Martin Creamer

Diversified mining company African Rainbow Minerals (ARM) is supporting postdoctoral research into water, energy and digitalisation at the University of the Witwatersrand (Wits) in Johannesburg.... 


Access to talent is becoming an increasing challenge in Australia.
Australia's potential share of critical minerals investments worth A$20bn/y, report shows
22nd November 2023 By: Mariaan Webb

To meet the temperature targets of the Paris Agreement necessitates not only the rapid and widespread deployment of clean energy technologies, but also a monumental scaling up of mineral... 


Platinum Group Metals CEO Frank Hallam
New platinum group metals demand may be on way in energy generation and storage
22nd November 2023 By: Martin Creamer

New demand for platinum group metals (PGMs) may be created in the energy generation and storage field, Toronto- and New York-listed Platinum Group Metals (PTM) stated on Wednesday. The unique... 


Applications open for Qld critical minerals exploration grants
Applications open for Qld critical minerals exploration grants
22nd November 2023 By: Mariaan Webb

The latest round of Queensland’s Collaborative Exploration Initiative (CEI) grants programme to support explorers looking for the next critical mineral deposit has opened. The grants programme will... 


China allows a trickle of critical minerals exports ahead of graphite curbs
22nd November 2023 By: Bloomberg

China exported small amounts of two minerals crucial to high-tech manufacturing in October, marking a resumption in sales after a two-month hiatus caused by Beijing’s restrictions. The controls on... 


Graphite firm Talga joins initiative to develop climate-neutral car
21st November 2023 By: Creamer Media Reporter

Battery materials and technology company Talga has entered into a binding research agreement with Swedish electric vehicle manufacturer Polestar Performance for anode material for the Polestar 0... 


Natural Resources Minister Jonathan Wilkinson
Canada’s critical minerals infrastructure fund opens
21st November 2023 By: Creamer Media Reporter

Energy and Natural Resources Minister Jonathan Wilkinson on Monday opened the first call for proposals (CFP) under the Critical Minerals Infrastructure Fund (CMIF). The CFP will be the first of... 


WPIC research director Edward Sterck.
Industrial demand for platinum rises to record high
21st November 2023 By: Martin Creamer

During 2023, platinum has benefited from stellar industrial demand reaching a record level, with 2024 heading for the third-highest industrial demand spot. Today's publication of the platinum... 


Chile discusses IRA benefits with US to lure lithium investments
Chile discusses IRA benefits with US to lure lithium investments
20th November 2023 By: Bloomberg

Chile’s government is in talks with the Biden administration over benefits that US companies could access from the Inflation Reduction Act if they were to invest in the mineral-rich Andean nation.... 


Many are coming to understand green hydrogen as the champagne of the energy transition.
Green knowledge-exchange tender out to boost hydrogen acceleration in South Africa
20th November 2023 By: Martin Creamer

The implementation of study tours aimed at boosting the acceleration of green hydrogen development in South Africa forms the core of a tender which closes on December 8. Mining Weekly can report... 


Swiss miner finds rich lithium deposit in Bosnia
20th November 2023 By: Reuters

Swiss miner ARCORE said on Friday its exploration in eastern Bosnia had found mineral deposit rich in lithium carbonate, magnesium and other minerals that are in demand in Europe. The company said... 


Anglo American on the lookout for lithium as EV metals demand grows
Anglo American on the lookout for lithium as EV metals demand grows
17th November 2023 By: Reuters

Miner Anglo American is identifying opportunities to secure off-take lithium materials amid increasing demand for battery metals, a company executive said. Lithium is a key metal used in electric... 


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