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ARME founder and CEO Adelaide Ruiters.
2024 defining year for world’s first woman-owned phosphate mine, looking at IPO
12th February 2024 By: Martin Creamer

Adelaide Ruiters has been slogging away for ten years to get the world’s first woman-owned phosphate mine up and running. Now, 2024 looks like the year she'll likely do it. Ribbon-cutting for... 

Mining’s focus switching to critical minerals, with ESG pressures increasing
12th February 2024 By: Rebecca Campbell

The need to transform the global energy system and to cut carbon emissions, to counter the danger of climate change, is shifting the mining spotlight away from traditional high-value resources,... 

Anglo American projects and development director Alison Atkinson.
Anglo American, Finnish Minerals sign battery value chain agreement
12th February 2024 By: Schalk Burger

Mining multinational Anglo American and Finnish State-owned mining company Finnish Minerals Group have signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) to explore opportunities to further support the... 

Industry Minister Francois-Philippe Champagne
Honda talks test Canada’s desire to move away from blockbuster EV subsidies
12th February 2024 By: Bloomberg

Canada’s strategy to lure electric vehicle manufacturing is shifting toward financial incentives based on tax credits, and away from the huge production subsidies that were promised to companies... 

Electra CEO Trent Mell
Electra receives govt grant for Ontario cobalt sulphate refinery
12th February 2024 By: Creamer Media Reporter

The Canadian government made a $5-million investment to support the construction of North America’s first cobalt sulphate refinery, dual-listed Electra Battery Materials reported on Friday. The... 

EU, US to align global minerals push against China’s supply grip
EU, US to align global minerals push against China’s supply grip
12th February 2024 By: Bloomberg

The US and the European Union are in talks to merge a core area of their efforts to engage suppliers of critical minerals in resource-rich nations, seeking to streamline their push against China’s... 

Mandrake receives BLM permit for Utah lithium project
9th February 2024 By: Creamer Media Reporter

ASX-listed Mandrake Resources has received the required permitting form the US federal Bureau of Land Management (BLM) for the re-entry of two wells at the 379 km2 Utah lithium project, in the... 

Minerals Council CEO Mzila Mthenjane flanked by Japie Fullard (left) and Dushendra Naidoo (right).
Permanent aerial mesh support, exoskeletons under scrutiny to make mining safer
9th February 2024 By: Martin Creamer

Minerals Council South Africa is looking at the possibility of promoting permanent aerial mesh support throughout the mining industry as part of its fall-of-ground action plan. The Minerals Council... 

Atlantic Council’s Africa Center launches programme on African critical minerals
9th February 2024 By: Creamer Media Reporter

The Africa Centre of think tank Atlantic Council is launching an innovative three-year programme focused on critical minerals in Africa. As home to 30% of the world’s critical-mineral reserves,... 

A group of core samples listed and on display at last years PDAC
PDAC to focus on new industry fundamentals
9th February 2024

This year’s Prospectors and Developers Association of Canada (PDAC) convention, will include a key programme that will help miners understand how to navigate environmental, social and governance... 

Programme eyes critical minerals
9th February 2024 By: Donna Slater

Independent Vancouver, Canada-based public geoscience organisation Geoscience British Columbia is bringing together government, industry and other partners for the first desktop phase of the... 

an aerial view of the Russel Camp in Canada which is part of Skyharbours portfolio
Uranium explorer expands portfolio
9th February 2024

Uranium exploration company Skyharbour Resources has acquired several new prospective uranium exploration claims through online staking and through an agreement with exploration and project... 

an aerial view of the Nemaska Whabouchi mine
Lithium miner inks staff air transport deal
9th February 2024

Canadian critical minerals miner Nemaska Lithium, in November 2023, reported its partnership with regional airline Air Creebec to provide reliable, safe and comfortable air transportation for its... 

BMG acquires option over niobium/REE project
8th February 2024 By: Mariaan Webb

ASX-listed BMG Resources has acquired an exclusive option for a 90% interest in three exploration licences located in a region of Western Austarlia where niobium and rare earth element (REE) tenure... 

Marula announces new investment partner replacing Q Global
8th February 2024 By: Marleny Arnoldi

Battery metals miner Marula Mining has advised of an amendment to its subscription agreement with a subsidiary of investment fund Q Global Commodities. The company last year entered into an... 

Copper and uranium explorer announces ASX listing
7th February 2024 By: Creamer Media Reporter

Litchfield Minerals, a junior exploration company focused on the Northern Territory, on Wednesday announced its planned listing on the ASX. With an initial focus on uranium and copper exploration,... 

Ivanhoe Mines executive chairperson Robert Friedland.
Crucial to combine agricultural development with mining, Indaba hears
7th February 2024 By: Martin Creamer

Africa is going to have a huge amount to do to help solve the world’s climate change problems, Toronto-listed Ivanhoe Mines executive chairperson Robert Friedland emphasised in his far-reaching... 

Innomotics revolutionises industry with integrated solutions
Innomotics revolutionises industry with integrated solutions
7th February 2024 By: Shannon de Ryhove

Global technology and innovation leader Siemens is making waves in the mining industry with the launch of Innomotics as an independent motors, large drives and solutions powerhouse for the... 

ICMM CEO Rohitesh Dhawan
Threat of climate change has transformed the image of mining
7th February 2024 By: Rebecca Campbell

The need to reduce global carbon emissions, to counter climate change, has transformed the public image of the mining industry, because of the urgent need to ramp-up the production of clean energy... 

Talga bolsters leadership
7th February 2024 By: Creamer Media Reporter

Battery metals and technology company Talga on Wednesday announced the appointment of Martin Phillips as group CEO, bolstering the company’s leadership as it executes on its Vittangi anode project... 

Optimisation study yields strong support for Globe’s Malawi niobium project
6th February 2024 By: Mariaan Webb

Australia-listed Globe Metals and Mining has achieved significantly improved economic and environmental outcomes from its Kanyika niobium project, in Malawi, through an optimisation study that... 

From left Minerals Council South Africa’s Sietse van der Woude, Dr Thuthula Balfour, Japie Fullard, Mzila Mthenjane and Dushendra Naidoo.
Noise-induced hearing loss now highest priority mining health condition, Indaba hears
6th February 2024 By: Martin Creamer

Noise-induced hearing loss has displaced tuberculosis (TB) and silicosis as the top priority health threat in the South African mining industry. “I’m emphasising noise-induced hearing loss because... 

A cobalt mining operation in the DRC
US DFC boosts Congo funding, bids to de-risk world's top cobalt supplier
6th February 2024 By: Reuters

The US International Development Finance Corporation (DFC) said it was scaling up financing and guarantees for mining projects in Democratic Republic of Congo, to help de-risk and unlock private... 

NextSource revises Molo timeline, full production targeted for July
6th February 2024 By: Mariaan Webb

Battery metals development company NextSource expects to achieve nameplate capacity of 17 000 t/y at its Molo graphite mine by July, the Toronto-based miner said on Monday. The mine, in southern... 

WiMSA has strong presence at Mining Indaba
WiMSA has strong presence at Mining Indaba
5th February 2024

Women in Mining South Africa (WiMSA) provides a free platform that supports and guides women's personal growth, leadership and career development in the South African mining industry. WiMSA was... 

President Cyril Ramaphosa at the Mining Indaba.
South Africa’s mining industry now 39% black-owned, Mining Indaba hears
5th February 2024 By: Martin Creamer

In 2004, the year South Africa’s far-reaching Mining Charter was first introduced, black ownership in South Africa’s globally recognised mining industry stood at a negligible 2%. This has now leapt... 

A stockpile of lithium
Germany to channel €1bn to critical raw material needs
2nd February 2024 By: Bloomberg

The German government earmarked about €1-billion ($1.1-billion) for raw materials investments as it seeks to reduce dependency on producers such as China for critical minerals in high-tech and... 

Copper sheets produced in the DRC
Western miners lag as oil powers enter race for Africa's critical metals
2nd February 2024 By: Reuters

Risk aversion is likely to leave major Western miners lagging in a race to tap Africa's reserves of critical raw materials that has gathered pace now Middle Eastern oil powers have begun to emulate... 

Fortune extends option to acquire Alberta refinery site
2nd February 2024 By: Creamer Media Reporter

Toronto-listed Fortune Minerals has extended the option to purchase the JFSL Field Services (JFSL) brownfield industrial site in Lamont county, Alberta. Fortune plans to construct a... 

An image of NextSource Materials' SuperFlake system
Hybrid energy plant constructed, commissioned
2nd February 2024

Battery materials development company NextSource Materials has completed commissioning and achieved full operationality of its solar photovoltaic (PV) and battery storage hybrid power plant, at its... 

First product from Syrah’s US anode plant imminent
First product from Syrah’s US anode plant imminent
31st January 2024 By: Mariaan Webb

The 11 250 t/y active anode material (AAM) facility that graphite miner Syrah Resources is building in the US is about to produce its first finished product. The company, which owns the Balama... 

IGO halts Cosmos nickel project
IGO halts Cosmos nickel project
31st January 2024 By: Mariaan Webb

Australian miner IGO will transition the Cosmos nickel project, in Western Australia, into care-and-maintenance, the company announced on Wednesday. Since initiating a review of Cosmos in... 

EU trade chief to press on with US battery minerals talks despite differences
31st January 2024 By: Reuters

The US and European Union failed on Tuesday to reach a trade deal for critical battery minerals but are vowing to press ahead with talks to create a transtlantic marketplace for minerals and other... 

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