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Marula platinum group metals mining operation.
Implats implementing mitigating response to current PGMs price weakness
31st October 2023 By: Martin Creamer

Platinum group metals (PGM) mining and marketing company Implats is implementing a comprehensive operational and expenditure response to mitigate the current weakness in PGM pricing and the... 

Orion is developing three complementary base metal production hubs in the Northern Cape.
Orion advancing towards operational commencement at Prieska in Northern Cape
31st October 2023 By: Martin Creamer

Johannesburg- and Sydney-listed Orion Minerals has continued its transition to mine developer and operator at the Prieska copper/zinc mine in South Africa’s Northern Cape. The diversified base... 

Lepidico reruns lithium project economics
30th October 2023 By: Mariaan Webb

Australia-listed Lepidico has rerun the economics of its Phase 1 project, comprising a mine in Namibia and a chemical conversion plant in Abu Dhabi, to reflect prevailing lithium price forecasts... 

Nevada BLM greenlights Gibellini vanadium project
Nevada BLM greenlights Gibellini vanadium project
30th October 2023 By: Mariaan Webb

The Nevada Bureau of Land Management (BLM) has approved the Gibellini vanadium project, completing the federal permitting process for what could be the first primary vanadium mine in the US. The... 

EU Vice President Valdis Dombrovskis
US demands are why mineral deal with EU failed, Dombrovskis says
30th October 2023 By: Bloomberg

The US and European Union were unable to reach an agreement recently on critical minerals because the US made extra requests beyond those in a deal that Japan and Washington signed earlier this... 

Australia says EU trade deal is likely years away after rejecting terms
30th October 2023 By: Reuters

Australia has rejected European Union proposals for a free trade agreement, and a deal is now unlikely to be reached for several years, Australian government ministers said on Monday. The... 

German Chancellor Olaf Scholz
Germany's Scholz says his country willing to invest in Nigerian gas, minerals
29th October 2023 By: Reuters

German Chancellor Olaf Scholz said on Sunday his country was willing to invest in gas and critical minerals in Nigeria, Africa's largest oil producer, as he started a two-nation visit to... 

Danakali aims to distribute $108m to shareholders following Colluli sale
27th October 2023 By: Marleny Arnoldi

ASX-listed Danakali has confirmed it will distribute 90% of the Colluli Potash project sale proceeds in January next year, following the sale of the project, which is located in Eritrea, in the... 

Anglo American projects and development director Alison Atkinson.
Finland may be site of Anglo’s next greenfield mining project
27th October 2023 By: Martin Creamer

Sakatti, with its metal concentrations of platinum group metals (PGMs), copper, nickel, cobalt, and others, may be the site of the next greenfield project of diversified Johannesburg- and... 

Three men in PPE at a core sampling drill near the Brandberg West mine, in the Erongo region
Exploration starts at Namibia prospect
27th October 2023

This month, Namibia-based lithium, tin and tantalum miner Andrada Mining confirmed its starting of an initial exploration programme at the Brandberg West exploration licence, at the opencast... 

A sunset view of the openpit operations with a load dump haul machine in the background owned by Sandfire Resources in Botswana,
Substantial Botswana contract awarded
27th October 2023

Diversified mining services group Perenti reports that its surface mining business in Africa, contract mining provider African Mining Services (AMS), was awarded a contract for openpit mining... 

Mined lithium ore
EU must step up action in clean tech race, say industry groups
26th October 2023 By: Reuters

Europe's green technology industries and materials suppliers urged European Union leaders meeting for a summit on Thursday to do more to prevent the bloc dropping out of the global clean tech race... 

Australian Prime Minister Anthony Albanese visited Washington and met with President Joe Biden this week.
US, Australia consider tapping public finance vehicles for critical mineral projects
26th October 2023 By: Bloomberg

The US Export-Import Bank is being eyed as a venue for boosting investment in Australian critical minerals development to supply components needed in electric vehicles, wind turbines and other... 

Graphite ore
Tesla supplier Syrah expects more graphite buys ahead of China export ban
26th October 2023 By: Reuters

Australian producer Syrah Resources on Thursday said it expects buyers outside of China to step up their purchases of natural graphite before stricter export controls on the battery material came... 

Andrada Mining CEO Anthony Viljoen
Namibia's battery metal ambitions rest on infrastructure, miners say
25th October 2023 By: Reuters

Namibia's ambitions to become a manufacturing hub for battery metals key to the global transition to clean energy will require huge investments in infrastructure to support processing facilities,... 

Prime Minister Anthony Albanese is visiting the US this week.
Australia unveils A$2bn critical minerals boost
25th October 2023 By: Mariaan Webb

In a move that underscores Australia’s goal to secure its position as a global leader in critical minerals, Prime Minister Anthony Albanese has unveiled a A$2-billion expansion in critical minerals... 

Australia, US leaders to discuss Pacific infrastructure, critical minerals
24th October 2023 By: Reuters

ustralia and the United States will announce plans to cooperate on critical minerals and bolster Pacific Islands infrastructure as Prime Minister Anthony Albanese visits Washington this week, a... 

A$35m capital injection for Latin Resources’ Brazilian lithium plans
23rd October 2023 By: Mariaan Webb

ASX-listed Latin Resources has received firm commitment to raise A$35-million, providing the company with a significant capital injection to expand and accelerate its exploration programme at the... 

EU, US could agree on critical minerals despite steel failure, says France
20th October 2023 By: Reuters

The European Union and the United States could reach a deal on critical minerals over the coming weeks or months despite their failure to agree an accord on steel and aluminium, French Trade... 

Perpetua awarded up to $15.5m in DoD funding
20th October 2023 By: Creamer Media Reporter

Nasdaq- and Toronto-listed Perpetua Resources announced on Thursday that it had been awarded more funding from the Department of Defence (DoD) to demonstrate a fully domestic antimony trisulphide... 

Glencore's documents on planned EV battery recycling hub not enough for Sardinia
Glencore's documents on planned EV battery recycling hub not enough for Sardinia
20th October 2023 By: Reuters

Papers filed by Glencore to support its plans to develop an EV battery recycling hub on the Italian island of Sardinia are not sufficient to assess the plant's impact on the environment, a document... 

The Kathleen Valley camp, in Western Australia
Liontown unveils A$1.13bn funding plans
19th October 2023 By: Esmarie Iannucci

Lithium developer Liontown Resources has announced a A$1.13-billion capital plan to fund the development of its Kathleen Valley project, in Western Australia, after critical minerals company... 

MARBL JV settles into new normal
19th October 2023 By: Esmarie Iannucci

The amended MARBL joint venture (JV) between ASX-listed Mineral Resources (MinRes) and partner Albemarle Corporation, has become effective. The JV partners in July this year agreed to amend the... 

Avenira's DSO dreams could come true
19th October 2023 By: Esmarie Iannucci

A feasibility study onto a direct shipping ore (DSO) operation at the Wonarah potash project, in the Northern Territory, has proven economical for ASX-listed Avenira. The DSO operation would be... 

Opportunities, challenges for South Africa in LIB, VRFB industries
18th October 2023 By: Tasneem Bulbulia

There are a number of opportunities for South Africa to capitalise on in terms of both the more established lithium-ion battery (LIB) industry and the emerging vanadium redox flow battery (VRFB)... 

A drilling rig conducting exploration
Africa needs lots of geological research regarding critical clean energy mineral deposits
18th October 2023 By: Rebecca Campbell

The recently developed global need for critical clean energy minerals has created a need for deeper geological research across the continent, including in mature mining jurisdictions. This was one... 

Lithium ore
UK pledges R20m to identify bankable African critical minerals processing prospects
18th October 2023 By: Terence Creamer

The UK will make R20-million in funding available to help identify the most bankable opportunities for African countries to attract investment into the processing of critical minerals. Boston... 

Nickel sulphate
Africa aims to use global demand for critical minerals as a basis for development
18th October 2023 By: Rebecca Campbell

African countries were determined to use the opportunity provided by the world’s need for the metals and minerals essential for the clean energy systems of the future to develop their economies... 

Participant funding available for Quebec rare earth project assessment
18th October 2023 By: Creamer Media Reporter

The Impact Assessment Agency of Canada has made available funding to help the public and Indigenous Peoples participate in the impact assessment process for the proposed Strange Lake rare earth... 

Essential shareholders back takeover offer
18th October 2023 By: Esmarie Iannucci

The shareholders of ASX-listed Essential Metals has backed a takeover offer from fellow listed Develop Global. The two companies in July this year entered into a binding scheme of implementation... 

Image shows a handshake
Codelco jumps into the lithium space with Lithium Power acquisition
18th October 2023 By: Esmarie Iannucci

Chilean copper major Codelco has made a A$385-million takeover offer for ASX-listed Lithium Power International, offering 57c a share under a scheme of arrangement. The offer represented a premium... 

A solar PV panel being installed
Africa not a major player in solar energy – yet
17th October 2023 By: Rebecca Campbell

All the critical minerals necessary for all renewable and battery energy technologies are found in Africa, highlighted consultancy and data company Rystad Energy senior partner and head of analysis... 

Night view of the Mufulira acid plant.
South African metals group awarded joint venture copper/cobalt slag project in Zambia
17th October 2023 By: Martin Creamer

A diversified South African metals processing business that has expanded into Africa, on Tuesday announced that it had been awarded a copper slag project that will be executed in joint venture (JV)... 

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