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Supplemental EIS poses fresh challenge for Ambler road project
Supplemental EIS poses fresh challenge for Ambler road project
17th October 2023 By: Mariaan Webb

In north-western Alaska, the Ambler road project, a vital highway aimed at unlocking access to valuable mineral deposits, faces a fresh setback. The Bureau of Land Management has issued a draft... 


The platinum group metals Polokwane smelter of Anglo American Platinum in Limpopo.
Minerals Council South Africa highlights green hydrogen economy’s forward momentum
16th October 2023 By: Martin Creamer

The world over, green hydrogen is being recognised as the most effective route towards combating the climate crisis in the most holistic way possible, with Minerals Council South Africa on Monday... 


Tharisa Mine.
R1bn solar energy project on track to supply Tharisa mine by end 2024
13th October 2023 By: Martin Creamer

The R1-billion solar project being developed by Chariot Transitional Power and Total Eren in North West province is on track as planned to be completed end 2024. In doing so, it will contribute to... 


Green hydrogen, mining education, circular economy make headlines
Green hydrogen, mining education, circular economy make headlines
13th October 2023

Mining Weekly Editor Martin Creamer discusses the American-Australian business partnership that was recently announced, which focuses on a global green hydrogen ecosystem; the global attention that... 


Consultation to start on environmental laws
13th October 2023 By: Esmarie Iannucci

The Federal government will start consultation on new environmental laws shortly, some two months ahead of schedule said Environment and Water Minister Tanya Plibersek. Experts from more than 30... 


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More urgency needed for CCUS development - Woodmac
13th October 2023 By: Esmarie Iannucci

Advisory firm Wood Mackenzie (Woodmac) has called for urgency to meet the seven-billion tonnes carbon capture required to meet the global net zero goals by 2050. Speaking in Houston this year,... 


A large electric motor sat on the ground sealed in an orange corrosion proof and fire retardant paint at a mine in Africa
Collaboration to develop heavy-duty motors
13th October 2023

Industrial products supplier BMG’s electric motor designers and engineers have collaborated with global electric motor specialists to develop the Synergy IE3 range of electric motors that meet... 


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Ninth successful winding project completed
13th October 2023

Electric motor repair service provider Marthinusen & Coutts has performed its ninth on site gearless mill drive winding project for copper miner First Quantum Minerals’ (FQM’s) Cobre copper mine in... 


Plug CEO Andy Marsh.
Americans, Australians partner to build out, scale up global green hydrogen ecosystem
12th October 2023 By: Martin Creamer

Building out and scaling up a global green hydrogen ecosystem collaboratively is at the heart of an American-Australian business partnership announced this week amid 30-plus countries already... 


Anglo, Mitsubishi collaborate to create copper with demonstrably strong provenance credentials
12th October 2023 By: Martin Creamer

London- and Johannesburg-listed diversified mining company Anglo American has signed a memorandum of understanding with Mitsubishi Materials Corporation to collaborate on the creation of a copper... 


Resources Watch
Resources Watch
11th October 2023

This week: Conservation: if business-as-usual continues, world’s doomed – Oppenheimer conference hears; Small diamond mining industry in sharp focus at symposium; and, South Africa definitely... 


Jubilee CEO Leon Coetzer at Roan, in Zambia.
Innovative copper, cobalt tailings treatment ‘encouraging’ – Jubilee
11th October 2023 By: Martin Creamer

The technical team of the JSE AltX- and Aim-listed Jubilee Metals Group is innovating a waste leach circuit for the treatment of copper and cobalt tailings, as part of its Northern Refining copper... 


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Syrah green energy plant proves its mettle
11th October 2023 By: Esmarie Iannucci

Graphite miner Syrah Resources has achieved full operation of its solar and battery hybrid system at its Balama operations, in Mozambique. The company on Wednesday said that the 11.25 MWp solar... 


Rio completes Kennecott solar plant
11th October 2023 By: Esmarie Iannucci

Diversified miner Rio Tinto has completed the construction of a 5 MW solar power plant at its Kennecott copper operation in Utah. The 12 800 solar panel power plant will be commissioned in coming... 


The first batch of students at Copper 360's Mining School.
Copper 360 mining school attracting international partner attention
10th October 2023 By: Martin Creamer

Copper 360’s mining school in the Northern Cape is attracting attention from international mining schools and global agencies wanting to partner with it. “We’ve received a lot of requests,” Copper... 


From left to right Harry Dempsey, Douglas Johnson-Poensgen, Kunal Sinha, Louise Assem, and Trond Olaf Christophersen.
Essential integration of mining with circular economy highlighted at FT Mining Summit
9th October 2023 By: Martin Creamer

Circularity is already practised at many mine sites, which use circular principles to reduce waste and conserve water. But to achieve full circularity for products – from production to consumption... 


Image shows solar panels
Fortescue secures solar power for green hydrogen plant
9th October 2023 By: Esmarie Iannucci

Iron-ore major and green energy developer Fortescue has struck a power purchase agreement (PPA) with ASX-listed Genex Power for 337.5 MW of new solar energy. Under the PPA, Fortescue will secure... 


Joburg Indaba panel from left Bernard Swanepoel, Otsile Matlou, Errol Smart, Mosa Mabuza and Mzila Mthenjane.
Approving outstanding permits could shift economy in 12-18 months, says Mzila Mthenjane
6th October 2023 By: Martin Creamer

If the 5 066 outstanding mining and exploration permits were approved, South Africa could begin to see a shift in the economy within 12 to 18 months, new Minerals Council South Africa CEO Mzila... 


Exploration, conservation, mining rights make headlines
Exploration, conservation, mining rights make headlines
6th October 2023

Mining Weekly Editor Martin Creamer discusses Anglo American CEO's belief that South Africa still has untapped potential that it is under-explored. What did he have to say about exploration; Jane... 


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Geoscience Australia maps underground reservoirs
6th October 2023 By: Esmarie Iannucci

Geoscience Australia has mapped Australia’s underground water reservoirs in a first-of-its-kind stocktake. The National Hydrogeological Inventory has mapped Australia's major groundwater-bearing... 


Sibanye-Stillwater CEO Neal Froneman
Froneman, Ndlovu unpack what is needed for positive mining legacy amid global change
5th October 2023 By: Marleny Arnoldi

The world is undergoing one of the most profound periods of environmental change in the history of humanity, and mining companies cannot risk denying climate change or failing to undertake actions... 


Nicky Oppenheimer.
Conservation: if business-as-usual continues, world’s doomed – Oppenheimer conference hears
4th October 2023 By: Martin Creamer

World-renowned conservationist Jane Goodall reminded hundreds of scientists present at the 12th Oppenheimer Research Conference in Midrand that if the world carries on with a business-as-usual... 


US President Joe Biden
Democrats in Congress ask Biden for moratorium on carbon pipeline permits
3rd October 2023 By: Reuters

The US should not permit any new carbon dioxide pipelines until updated federal safety regulations are finished, a dozen Democratic members of Congress said in a letter sent to President Joe Biden... 


Vedanta solar panels
WSP helps Black Mountain Mining office achieve net-zero rating
3rd October 2023 By: Darren Parker

Mining company Vedanta Zinc International, which owns Black Mountain Mining (BMM) in South Africa, appointed consulting firm WSP in Africa’s sustainability specialist consultants to assist in... 


Lithium batteries
Italy can act on recycling hub after Glencore presents plan – Minister
3rd October 2023 By: Reuters

The Italian government could get involved to speed up the permitting process for a recycling hub planned by Glencore in Sardinia, but first the Swiss miner has to present a complete business plan... 


The IMF logo
Carbon pricing is key to delivering global emissions cuts, IMF says
3rd October 2023 By: Bloomberg

Higher temperatures and more intense storms haven’t changed the fundamental challenge of climate policy: Countries around the world must find politically feasible ways to zero out emissions without... 


The energy-efficient Lion ferrochrome smelter.
Fourth-quarter ferrochrome price slightly up
2nd October 2023 By: Martin Creamer

The European benchmark ferrochrome price for the fourth quarter of 2023 is $1.53/lb, 1.32% up on the third quarter of 2023, Merafe Resources advised its shareholders on Monday. The main focus of... 


Among Gold Fields' investments in renewable energy projects is a solar and microgrid facility at the Agnew mine, in Australia
Gold Fields enters into sustainability-linked facility for up to A$500m
2nd October 2023 By: Creamer Media Reporter

Gold miner Gold Fields has, along with certain of its subsidiaries, entered into a five-year sustainability-linked revolving credit facility (RCF) agreement for up to A$500-million with a syndicate... 


 	Too early to expect start of new commodities upcycle.
Commodities: Hope for best, prepare for worst – Macquarie
29th September 2023 By: Martin Creamer

It is too early to expect the start of a new sustaining upcycle for commodities, Macquarie states in its latest quarterly outlook for global commodity markets. In a nigh 100-page commodities... 


Manganese Metal Co, Glencore, Nedbank Manufacturing make headlines
Manganese Metal Co, Glencore, Nedbank Manufacturing make headlines
29th September 2023

Mining Weekly Editor Martin Creamer discusses Manganese Metal Co which is putting South Africa in pole position amid a battery demand; Morgan Stanley analysts' belief that Glencore’s growth... 


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