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Blencowe receives letter of interest from US International DFC
29th January 2024 By: Sabrina Jardim

UK-headquartered graphite developer Blencowe Resources has received a formal Letter of Interest (LoI) from the US International Development Finance Corporation (DFC), in which the DFC has indicated... 


South Star upsizes private placement
29th January 2024 By: Creamer Media Reporter

Battery metals project developer South Star has increased the size of its previously announced nonbrokered private placement and will now raise gross proceeds of C$7-million. The upsized placement... 


Bolivia launches new international tender for lithium extraction
Bolivia launches new international tender for lithium extraction
29th January 2024 By: Reuters

Bolivia's government has launched a new international tender for companies to extract lithium from the country's salt flats, the energy minister said on Friday. The tender, from state-owned... 


GEM and Anglo teams at signing ceremony.
Anglo launches battery raw materials research project with large China recycler
26th January 2024 By: Martin Creamer

South Africa-founded and Johannesburg- and London-listed Anglo American on Friday announced the launch of a research and development project in collaboration with one of China’s largest battery and... 


Angola President to deliver keynote address
26th January 2024

Angola President João Lourenço will deliver the keynote address at this year’s Investing in African Mining Indaba – to be held at the Cape Town International Convention Centre, from February 5 to... 


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JSE punts incentives, facilitates capital flow
26th January 2024 By: Sabrina Jardim

While the global energy transition has sparked a greater demand for critical minerals, access to capital and a lack of incentives have made it challenging for African mining companies to embark on... 


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Greening focus
26th January 2024 By: Sabrina Jardim

Amid increasing emphasis on tackling climate change globally, mining companies have had to reassess their operational strategies to ensure the value-add of their sustainability objectives and... 


Innovation, Research Battlefield returns to Indaba
26th January 2024

Making a comeback at the 2024 Investing in African Mining Indaba is the Innovation and Research Battlefield – a high-profile event convened by the organisers of the Investing in African Mining... 


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PGMs, hydrogen think tank hosted
26th January 2024 By: Halima Frost

A discussion on platinum group metal (PGM) miners and the role of these resources in hydrogen technology will be presented at this year’s Investing in African Mining Indaba, to be held at the Cape... 


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Processing solutions manufacturer optimistic for African mining
26th January 2024 By: Halima Frost

Despite economic challenges globally, international minerals processing specialist Multotec Group remains optimistic about the future of mining in Africa and the company is looking forward to a... 


SRK Consulting MD Andrew van Zyl (right) interviewed by Mining Weekly’s Martin Creamer.
SRK celebrating 50 years of consulting to natural resource sector
26th January 2024 By: Martin Creamer

The 50 years of experience that SRK Consulting has accumulated since coming into existence in 1974 has placed it in an excellent position to outline how mining’s approach to environmental... 


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AI must be sustainably embraced by mining sector – law firm
26th January 2024 By: Halima Frost

In an everchanging mining environment, it is crucial for the industry to approach technological advancements, especially artificial intelligence (AI), with a focus on sustainable development and... 


Fortescue partners with Michigan to set up Detroit battery plant
24th January 2024 By: Creamer Media Reporter

Green energy, metals and technology company Fortescue Energy has partnered with the Michigan Economic Development Corporation (MEDC) to establish a battery plant in Detroit. MEDC announced this... 


VR8 MD and CEO John Ciganek.
Vanadium junior has expansive plans for long-life operation, mulling JSE listing
24th January 2024 By: Martin Creamer

Keep an eye on Vanadium Resources (VR8). It’s a motivated ASX-listed, JSE-mulling junior that is thinking expansively in line with the potentially very long-life mine that it is setting out to... 


Australia's oldest listed investment firm says lithium stocks turning attractive
Australia's oldest listed investment firm says lithium stocks turning attractive
24th January 2024 By: Reuters

Australia's oldest listed investment firm is finding beaten-down lithium shares are starting to look like buys, with the sector's downturn reminiscent of the hasty selling in healthcare stocks... 


NMG secures key asset to drive Quebec graphite expansion
NMG secures key asset to drive Quebec graphite expansion
23rd January 2024 By: Mariaan Webb

Critical minerals explorer Nouveau Monde Graphite (NMG) on Monday announced an agreement to acquire 100% of Mason Resources’ Lac Gueret graphite deposit, in Quebec, securing an asset that will... 


BC critical minerals strategy missing competitive fiscal policy – MBAC
BC critical minerals strategy missing competitive fiscal policy – MBAC
23rd January 2024 By: Mariaan Webb

The Mining Association of British Columbia (MABC) has welcomed the release of the province’s new critical minerals strategy, but says it is missing a foundational element: competitive fiscal... 


Errol Smart
Northern Cape copper revival receives yet another promising forward nudge
23rd January 2024 By: Martin Creamer

South Africa’s prospective Northern Cape province on Tuesday received yet another promising forward nudge along the road to copper-revival in the form of development obstacles being moved out of... 


Codelco wins shareholder approval to secure first lithium asset
Codelco wins shareholder approval to secure first lithium asset
23rd January 2024 By: Bloomberg

Codelco, the world’s biggest copper producer, won approval to buy Lithium Power International after shareholders of the Australian junior voted in favor of a takeover that diversifies the Chilean... 


China, in comic strip, warns of 'overseas' threats to its rare earths
22nd January 2024 By: Reuters

hina's chief intelligence agency posted on social media a comic strip featuring foreign-looking characters secretly extracting rare earths, in a story portraying the country's strategic metals... 


Nickel price crash seen strengthening Indonesia's grip on supply
Nickel price crash seen strengthening Indonesia's grip on supply
22nd January 2024 By: Bloomberg

A prolonged slump in nickel prices is stress-testing producers worldwide, raising the prospect of sweeping mine closures that will deepen Indonesia’s dominance of global supply. The metal used in... 


South32 CEO Graham Kerr
Strong showing by South Africa’s Hillside helps to lift South32 to record aluminium output
22nd January 2024 By: Martin Creamer

Ongoing strong performance by South Africa’s Hillside Aluminium operation in KwaZulu-Natal has helped diversified mining company South32 achieve record half-year aluminium production. Moreover,... 


The new BASF HERAEUS Metal Resource recycling facility in China.
New platinum group metals recycling facility opens in China
19th January 2024 By: Martin Creamer

A new platinum group metals (PGM) recycling facility has opened in China, where the autocatalyst recycling market is expected to grow at the rate of 18% a year. Recycled PGMs are calculated to... 


Startup aims to transform WA from world’s mine into world’s foundry
Startup aims to transform WA from world’s mine into world’s foundry
19th January 2024 By: Mariaan Webb

Perth-headquartered Element Zero, a green materials platform company launched by former Fortescue executives, has raised $10-million in seed funding for its pioneering zero-carbon metal conversion... 


Piedmont Lithium CEO Keith Phillips
Piedmont Lithium sells portion of Atlantic shares to Assore
19th January 2024 By: Mariaan Webb

US-based Piedmont Lithium has announced it will sell a portion of shares it holds in Aim-and ASX-listed Atlantic Lithium to Atlantic’s biggest shareholder, Assore International. The Nasdaq- and... 


Gwede Mantashe
Cadastre imminent, 2024 to be used as year to clear backlogs, says Minerals Minister
18th January 2024 By: Martin Creamer

The introduction of an electronic cadastral system to record and enable online access to mining data is imminent, Mineral Resources and Energy Minister Gwede Mantashe emphasised in an interview... 


The fund will focus its efforts on critical minerals, including lithium, nickel, cobalt, manganese and graphite.
EU-backed investors plan €500m battery raw materials fund
18th January 2024 By: Reuters

Two of Europe's leading energy transition investors plan to raise €500-million for a battery raw materials fund, aiming to plug "significant gaps" in the region's supply chain, executives told... 


Lithium venture in Chile in talks with EV firms to invest in mine project
18th January 2024 By: Reuters

A joint venture valued at $1.5-billion to $2-billion that wants to become Chile’s third lithium producer is in talks with investors to bankroll its project. Simco Lithium, owned by a Singaporean... 


ICMM CEO Rohitesh Dhawan
Global mining commits to nature-positive future
18th January 2024 By: Martin Creamer

Global mining and metals companies have committed at Davos to take urgent action to support a nature-positive future by 2030 that promotes the health, diversity and resilience of species,... 


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BMI predicts more stable metal prices, critical mineral deals in 2024
17th January 2024 By: Marleny Arnoldi

Research agency BMI on January 17 unpacked the key themes for metals and mining for the year, highlighting that the sector is making a modest recovery amid global deceleration. BMI commodities... 


Ian Cockerill, Mark Cutifani and Tony O'Neill
South Africa-linked mining luminaries advising on metals industry greening
17th January 2024 By: Martin Creamer

South Africa-linked mining luminaries are playing roles in an initiative to transform the metals industry with clean technology. Being targeted for metals is the elimination of energy-intensive... 


Marula appoints dedicated East African exploration head
17th January 2024 By: Marleny Arnoldi

Africa-focused mining and development company Marula Mining has appointed Collins Aseto head of exploration in East Africa as the company seeks more battery metal opportunities in the region.... 


Copper 360 CEO Jan Nelson
Smart wristwatches to uplift mineworker well-being at Copper 360
16th January 2024 By: Martin Creamer

Computer programmes that use artificial intelligence (AI) to model orebodies and plan mines optimally have already been introduced by Copper 360, says the JSE AltX-listed Northern Cape copper... 


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