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The Red Chris mine produces gold and copper
C$36bn in critical mineral investment at stake in BC
8th January 2024 By: Creamer Media Reporter

Sixteen proposed critical mineral mines, representing C$36-billion in near-term investment, 300 000 person-years of employment and C$11-billion in tax revenues, are at a key juncture, based on... 

Aterian acquires 90% controlling interest in Atlantis
8th January 2024 By: Darren Parker

London-listed critical metals exploration and development company Aterian has signed a share purchase agreement (SPA) to acquire a controlling 90% interest in private Bostwana-registered business... 

Tianqi, LG, Eramet explore lithium options in Chile meetings
Tianqi, LG, Eramet explore lithium options in Chile meetings
8th January 2024 By: Bloomberg

Some of the biggest players in the global battery supply chain held meetings with Chilean authorities late last year as the country with the biggest reserves of lithium gets ready to open up new... 

Chile President praises Codelco, SQM lithium deal ensuring State control
28th December 2023 By: Reuters

Chile's President Gabriel Boric hailed the formation of a new government-controlled lithium partnership that fuses assets of State-run Codelco with private miner SQM, as the leftist leader advances... 

Giyani Metals CEO Danny Keating.
IDC-funded Canada-Botswana battery manganese demo plant to be built in Joburg
20th December 2023 By: Martin Creamer

Giyani Metals is a company listed on the TSX Venture Exchange in Toronto, Canada. Through its wholly-owned Botswana subsidiary Menzi Battery Metals, Giyani is the owner of the past producing K.Hill... 

Mined lithium ore
Australia wants to compete with China on critical minerals, minister King says
20th December 2023 By: Bloomberg

Australia wants to compete with China in producing and refining resources vital to the next phase of high-tech manufacturing around the world, according to Minister Madeleine King, backing the... 

Larvotto completes acquisition of Hillgrove project
19th December 2023 By: Creamer Media Reporter

ASX-listed Larvotto Resources has completed the acquisition of the high-grade gold/antimony Hillgrove project, in New South Wales, for $8-million. The strategic acquisition of Hillgrove has... 

Rwandan President Paul Kagame (pictured), with European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen,
witnessed the signature of the partnership by EIB VP Gelsomina Vigliotti and Rwanda Finance and Economic Planning Minister Dr Uzziel Ndagijimana
Rwanda, European Investment Bank ink critical material declaration
19th December 2023 By: Donna Slater

The government of Rwanda and the European Investment Bank (EIB) signed a joint declaration, on December 19, enabling a strategic alliance to enhance investment in critical raw material value... 

Power pricing predictabilty reached for Rustenburg ferrochrome smelter.
Power pricing predictability reached for Glencore-Merafe ferrochrome smelter
19th December 2023 By: Martin Creamer

The application of State electricity utility Eskom for a six-year negotiated pricing agreement for the Glencore-Merafe ferrochrome smelter operation in Rustenburg, in the North West Province, has... 

Singapore's Atomionics taps gravity, AI in hunt for critical minerals
19th December 2023 By: Reuters

Singapore-based start-up Atomionics has rolled out its technology that uses gravity and artificial intelligence to define ore bodies to its first customer, which the company says could cut costs... 

Northstar welcomes Ontario critical minerals exploration grant
19th December 2023 By: Creamer Media Reporter

Exploration company Northstar Gold Corp has received confirmation from the Ontario Ministry of Mines that the company is eligible to receive a critical minerals exploration grant of up to $80 532... 

David Davis
Davis expects platinum price to be ignited in next few months
18th December 2023 By: Martin Creamer

Overwhelming demand and declining South African mining supply are poised to result in a very substantial rise in the price of platinum, Dr David Davis forecasts. Davis has been associated with the... 

The EU flag
EU sets critical mineral goals, but faces struggle to hit them
18th December 2023 By: Reuters

The European Union (EU) has set targets to dig up, recycle and refine lithium, cobalt and other metals it needs for its green transition, but a shortage of new money, crippling energy costs and... 

Minister for Resources Madeleine King
Australia expands list of critical minerals key to transition
17th December 2023 By: Bloomberg

Australia expanded its list of critical minerals deemed crucial to its energy transition and national security needs as the country boosts the strategically and economically important sector. The... 

ITOCHU Africa Bloc CEO Shinya Ishizuka, third from left, with Eastern Cape people at the signing of a memorandum of co-operation with Hive Hydrogen South Africa.
Huge uplift for Eastern Cape on way from South Africa’s R105bn green ammonia project
14th December 2023 By: Martin Creamer

The building of the R105-billion green ammonia project by Hive Hydrogen South Africa is poised to be a huge economic uplift for the Eastern Cape. The large project is the first phase of a... 

Additional critical minerals stream doubles Toliara NPV
Additional critical minerals stream doubles Toliara NPV
14th December 2023 By: Mariaan Webb

Mineral sands producer Base Resources is setting up its Toliara project, in Madagascar, as potentially one of the biggest and most cost-competitive sources of rare earth oxides globally by... 

Equinox makes rare earths expansion in Brazil
14th December 2023 By: Creamer Media Reporter

Australia-listed Equinox Resources has moved to expand its rare earths exploration footprint in Brazil by applying for a new package of prospective rare earth clay tenements. This involves... 

Firebird selects location for China manganese sulphate plant
13th December 2023 By: Creamer Media Reporter

Advanced manganese developer Firebird Metals has signed an agreement for industrial land with the Jinshi local government, in Hunan, for its China battery-grade manganese sulphate plant. The... 

ICMM CEO Rohitesh Dhawan.
Mining urged to embrace international council’s new Scope 3 emissions guidance
13th December 2023 By: Martin Creamer

All mining and metals companies are being urged to embrace new guidance on reducing Scope 3 emissions, which was published by the International Council for Mining and Metals (ICMM) on Wednesday.... 

Consolidation has played a central role with gold giant Newmont securing a A$28.8-billion deal this year to buy Australian rival Newcrest Mining.
Record resources deals rescue a dim year for Australian bankers
13th December 2023 By: Bloomberg

Energy and mining deals have dominated Australia’s dealmaking scene like never before this year. About $A111.3-billion ($73-billion) of energy and mining deals have been announced in Australia... 

Jubilee CEO Leon Coetzer at the Roan operations.
Copper to be recovered from yet another on-surface copper resource in Zambia
12th December 2023 By: Martin Creamer

A Johannesburg-listed company, in strategic partnership with a Middle Eastern conglomerate, has secured one of the largest copper waste rock assets on surface in Zambia. JSE AltX company Jubilee... 

Firering appoints contractor to start drilling in Côte d'Ivoire
12th December 2023 By: Marleny Arnoldi

Critical minerals explorer Firering Strategic Minerals has appointed Canada-headquartered FTE Drilling to conduct a 3 000 m reverse circulation (RC) drill programme on its lithium and tantalum... 

Bakubung platinum mine in Rustenburg.
Union leaders go underground to bring chronically ill back to surface from mine sit-in
8th December 2023 By: Martin Creamer

Union leaders have gone underground to fetch chronically ill mineworkers at the Bakubung platinum mine in Rustenburg, where an underground sit-in is being staged, and to bring them back to surface.... 

Lincoln’s Kookaburra Gully graphite resource swells
8th December 2023 By: Creamer Media Reporter

The Kookaburra Gully graphite project (KGGP) has grown to be the second biggest known resource on South Australia’s Eyre Peninsula, ASX-listed Lincoln Minerals reported on Friday. The company... 

Energy and Natural Resources Minister Jonathan Wilkinson
Canada launches grants for critical minerals traceability projects
8th December 2023 By: Creamer Media Reporter

Energy and Natural Resources Minister Jonathan Wilkinson has announced a call for proposals for grants that support the critical minerals traceability project (CMTP) as part of the Canadian... 

Australian Mines diversifies battery metals portfolio
7th December 2023 By: Marleny Arnoldi

ASX-listed Australian Mines (AUZ) has acquired two highly prospective exploration projects in Brazil for $1.1-million – the Jequie rare earths and Resende lithium projects. The projects are... 

Australia's Liontown in talks with US Defence Dept on tantalum supply
7th December 2023 By: Reuters

Miner Liontown Resources is speaking with the United States Department of Defense about supplying tantalum from its Australian operations if the US passes a new regulation by year end as expected,... 

Sibanye-Stillwater streaks ahead with renewables projects.
Sibanye-Stillwater accelerates decarbonisation with two further renewables projects
7th December 2023 By: Martin Creamer

The financial close and start of construction of two additional renewable energy projects for Sibanye-Stillwater’s South Africa operations has been announced. The first project, the Witberg wind... 

Kalgoorlie rare earths facility receives first feed
Kalgoorlie rare earths facility receives first feed
7th December 2023 By: Creamer Media Reporter

The first feed material from the Mt Weld mine has been introduced into the A$730-million Kalgoorlie rare earths processing facility, marking the facility’s transitioning from the commissioning... 

Jupiter Mines chairperson Ian Murray
South Africa’s community engagement ahead of global peers, manganese AGM hears
6th December 2023 By: Martin Creamer

The South African mining industry is years ahead of its international peers when it comes to local and community engagement, Australia-listed Jupiter Mines, which owns 49.9% of the Tshipi manganese... 

China metals firms see US rules unlikely to upend supply chains
China metals firms see US rules unlikely to upend supply chains
6th December 2023 By: Reuters

Chinese firms producing and processing battery materials see new US rules aimed at limiting Beijing’s grip on the electric-vehicle industry as less stringent than feared, allowing them to preserve... 

Govt funding to advance Nico critical minerals project
6th December 2023 By: Creamer Media Reporter

The Canadian government has offered funding to support metallurgical test work for the Nico critical minerals project, which entails a planned openpit and underground mine in the Northwest... 

Investors are seeing past 75% lithium plunge, Chile’s Enami says
Investors are seeing past 75% lithium plunge, Chile’s Enami says
6th December 2023 By: Bloomberg

Chile’s State-owned Enami will be in a position to choose a partner for a sprawling lithium project by mid next year, saying a plunge in prices of the battery metal hasn’t damped the interest of... 

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