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PlatAfrica honours best platinum jewellery designs
30th October 2023 By: Darren Parker

The winners of the twenty-fourth yearly PlatAfrica Jewellery Design and Manufacturing Competition were announced during a gala awards ceremony held in Melrose, Johannesburg, on October 27.   Hosted... 

Glencore chrome ore conveyance.
Full-year Glencore production guidance remains largely in line
30th October 2023 By: Martin Creamer

Full-year 2023 production guidance of London- and Johannesburg-listed diversified mining and marketing company Glencore remains largely in line with previous guidance. An exception is nickel,... 

Arc Minerals chairperson Nick von Schirnding
Anglo, Arc agree $90m Zambia exploration joint venture
27th October 2023 By: Martin Creamer

London Aim-listed Arc Minerals on Friday closed out a joint venture (JV) agreement with Anglo American in a deal worth $90-million. Parties have completed the subscription of shares in the JV... 

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Anglo American, South32, H2.SA make headlines
27th October 2023

Mining Weekly Editor Martin Creamer unpacks Anglo American’s transition to 100% renewables in South America; South32's plan to  deploy energy efficient technology at Hillside Aluminum in South... 

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... 

BHP Australia iron-ore rail workers approve industrial action plans - ballot results
27th October 2023 By: Reuters

Nearly 350 BHP iron-ore rail workers in Australia, including train drivers, have approved industrial action plans that could include work stoppages of up to 24 hours due to disputes over pay and... 

Gina Rinehart
Hancock acquires 18% stake in SQM takeover target Azure
27th October 2023 By: Mariaan Webb

Hancock Prospecting, a company controlled by Australian billionaire Gina Rinehart, has taken an 18% interest in Azure Minerals, the company reported on Friday. This comes a day after Chilean... 

Vale's third-quarter profit slips but beats expectations
Vale's third-quarter profit slips but beats expectations
27th October 2023 By: Reuters

Brazilian miner Vale reported on Thursday a 36% year-on-year decline in third-quarter net profit, landing above analyst estimates. Vale, one of the world's largest iron ore miners, reported profit... 

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... 

South32 annual general meeting.
South32 continuing to investigate reducing Hillside Aluminium’s emissions intensity
26th October 2023 By: Martin Creamer

The long-term energy transition solutions on which South32 is focused are renewable energy and electrification. The Sydney-, Johannesburg- and London-listed diversified mining company has... 

Teck shares are back where they started before Glencore offer
26th October 2023 By: Bloomberg

Teck Resources has come full circle: After a tumultuous seven months kicked off by an unsolicited takeover offer from Glencore Plc that sent the Canadian firm’s stock soaring, its shares are now... 

Anglo American Strategy & Sustainability Director Helena Nonka.
Anglo carbon emissions cut by transition to 100% renewables in South America
25th October 2023 By: Martin Creamer

The transition of Anglo American to 100% renewable electricity supply across its South America operations has helped the London- and Johannesburg-listed diversified mining company to reduce its... 

Jonathan Price
Teck says restructuring remains 'priority'
24th October 2023 By: Reuters

Teck Resources was progressing "expeditiously" on a split of its coal and copper businesses, the Canadian miner said on Tuesday, after missing quarterly profit estimates on weak sales of... 

Anglo American reports third-quarter production.
Anglo: copper production up, rough diamond production down
24th October 2023 By: Martin Creamer

The copper production of diversified mining company Anglo American increased by 42% in the third quarter owing to the ramping up of the new Quellaveco copper mine in Peru. However, this was offset... 

Nervous time to be a big power consumer in Australia, BHP says
Nervous time to be a big power consumer in Australia, BHP says
24th October 2023 By: Bloomberg

Australia’s accelerating shift from coal-fired power to clean energy is stoking volatility in its power markets and raising concerns for large businesses, according to BHP Group, the country’s most... 

The Illawara operation in New South Wales
South32's met coal output falls on Illawarra disruptions
23rd October 2023 By: Reuters

Australia's South32 posted a bigger-than-expected 18% drop in its first-quarter metallurgical coal output on Monday, hurt by production disruptions at its flagship Illawarra operations in New South... 

South Africa Manganese's Hotazel mine in the Northern Cape.
South32 reports record quarterly production at South Africa Manganese
23rd October 2023 By: Martin Creamer

South Africa Manganese continued its strong performance in the three months to September 30, when it increased saleable production by 7% to a record 628 000 wet metric tonnes (wmt), South32... 

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Renewable projects, green hydrogen collaboration make headlines
20th October 2023

Mining Weekly Editor Martin Creamer discusses Anglo-linked Envusa Energy’s application to trade sun and wind energy in seven mines; the green hydrogen collaboration between Anglo American Platinum,... 

Rio Tinto's iron-ore trains
Challenge for world’s biggest robot trains is going electric
20th October 2023 By: Bloomberg

Rio Tinto Group is preparing for trials of battery-powered locomotives in Australia, where it uses giant autonomous trains – the world’s largest and longest robots – to transport iron-ore across... 

Envusa's energy trading area.
Anglo's Envusa applies to trade 520 MW of green electricity with seven operations
19th October 2023 By: Martin Creamer

Renewables company Envusa Energy, which is owned jointly by Anglo American in partnership with EDF Renewables, this week lodged an application for a licence to trade electricity in South Africa’s... 

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Rio to increase Gudai-Darri output
19th October 2023 By: Esmarie Iannucci

Diversified miner Rio Tinto this week said it was looking to increase capacity at its Gudai-Darri iron-ore mines, in the Pilbara, from 43-million tonnes a year to 50-million tonnes a year, at a... 

Rio launches exclusive diamond tender
19th October 2023 By: Esmarie Iannucci

PERTH ( – Major Rio Tinto has launched a new exclusive sales event for some of the diamonds recovered from its Australian and Canadian mines. Known as The Beyond Rare tender, the... 

Resources Watch
Resources Watch
18th October 2023

This week: Americans, Australians partner to build out, scale up global green hydrogen ecosystem; Copper 360 mining school attracting international partner attention; and, Essential integration of... 

Vale's iron-ore output falls as operations failure hits key mine
Vale's iron-ore output falls as operations failure hits key mine
18th October 2023 By: Reuters

Brazilian miner Vale reported on Tuesday a 3.9% year-on-year decline in its third-quarter iron-ore output, hit by a production snag at a key mine. The firm produced 86.2-million metric tons of... 

The Blackwater mine, in Queensland
Whitehaven strikes $3.2bn coal deal with BHP
18th October 2023 By: Esmarie Iannucci

Coal miner Whitehaven Coal has struck $3.2-billion deal with diversified miner BHP and Mitsubishi Development to acquire the Duania and Blackwater metallurgical coal mines in Queensland. BHP has... 

BHP CEO Mike Henry
BHP reports a mixed bag
18th October 2023 By: Esmarie Iannucci

Diversified major BHP has seen production in the first quarter ended September drop across most of its commodities, apart from copper, compared with the fourth quarter of the 2023 financial year.... 

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ARM Geometallurgy Research Chair launched at Stellenbosch University
17th October 2023 By: Irma Venter

Stellenbosch University (SU) has partnered with mining company African Rainbow Minerals (ARM) to establish the ARM Geometallurgy Research Chair.  The objective of the position is to advance... 

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)... 

Vale creates company to sell sand from iron-ore tailings
17th October 2023 By: Bloomberg

Brazilian miner Vale aid on Tuesday it has created a company that will sell and distribute sand obtained from its iron ore tailings, part of its efforts to reduce the disposal of such materials in... 

Tharisa CEO Phoevos Pouroulis.
Tharisa extends out Karo platinum project commissioning timeline by 12 months
17th October 2023 By: Martin Creamer

The continued weakening of platinum group metal (PGM) prices and macroeconomics have resulted in the Karo platinum project timeline for commissioning being extended out by 12 months to June 2025,... 

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