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Kasiya test work confirms ‘near perfect’ graphite suited to battery production
Updated 52 minutes ago By: Marleny Arnoldi

As dual-listed Sovereign Metals progresses with a prefeasibility study on the Kasiya project, in Malawi, the latest in graphite downstream test work at project has confirmed the superior... 

Akobo starts building processing plant at Segele, progresses refinery talks
Updated 2 hours ago By: Marleny Arnoldi

Gold miner Akobo Minerals has progressed with the development of its Segele project, in Ethiopia, during the first quarter of the year. Notably, the company has completed fabrication and shipping... 

Trafigura CEO Jeremy Weir
Trafigura traders share $3bn payout on record profit
Updated 2 hours 16 minutes ago By: Bloomberg

Trafigura Group paid $3-billion to its top traders and executives as the commodity trading giant notched up a fresh record profit in the six months to March. The payout — Trafigura’s highest ever... 

BlueRock follows subsidiary into administration
Updated 4 hours ago By: Marleny Arnoldi

The board of Aim-listed BlueRock Diamonds, together with the business rescue practitioners (BRPs) of its subsidiary Kareevlei Mining, have decided to put BlueRock in administration, as it cannot... 

Lethabo Exploration CEO Mandy Malebe.
Women-led Lethabo is mining iron-ore in Limpopo with offtake agreement in place
Updated 4 hours ago By: Martin Creamer

Lethabo Exploration, which started out as an exploration company, has since transitioned into mining iron-ore in Limpopo, which it has secured an offtake agreement. Lethabo is 100% South African... 

Vedanta Zinc International executive director and CFO Pushpender Singla.
Vedanta to anchor Cabinet-approved special economic zone in Northern Cape
Updated 7 hours ago By: Martin Creamer

The Cabinet-approved Namakwa special economic zone (SEZ) in the Northern Cape, which is currently undergoing public comment, will be anchored by Indian zinc mining and processing company Vedanta... 

Q Global Commodities CEO Quinton van der Burgh (left) and Marula Mining CEO Jason Brewer.
Lithium-pioneering Marula to be additionally listed on JSE, CEO tells Junior Indaba
7th June 2023 By: Martin Creamer

In conjunction with a proposed Aim listing in London, Marula Mining is going to have an additional listing on the Johannesburg Stock Exchange (JSE), Marula Mining CEO Jason Brewer told the Junior... 

Petra Diamonds' Cullinan mine
Petra postpones majority of sixth diamond tender sales to August
7th June 2023 By: Creamer Media Reporter

A slowdown in the market for rough diamonds as a result of elevated inventory in the midstream has prompted Petra Diamonds to postpone the majority of its Tender 6 rough diamond sales. Petra had... 

Reduced appetite from central banks to bring gold demand down in 2023 - Metals Focus
7th June 2023 By: Reuters

Demand for gold will drop 9% to 4 375 metric tons this year with central banks' appetite falling from last year's all-time high, consultancy Metals Focus said, adding that gold prices would be... 

James Campbell
Junior miner CEO is typically ‘chief cook and bottlewasher’, diamond junior confirms
7th June 2023 By: Martin Creamer

Outgoing Minerals Council South Africa’s Roger Baxter told the Junior Indaba's opening day that the CEO of a junior mining company is typically a chief cook and bottlewasher – and Botswana Diamonds... 

Andrada CEO Anthony Viljoen.
Namibia best place to mine, says lithium, tin, tantalum miner
6th June 2023 By: Martin Creamer

Namibia is the best jurisdiction in Africa in which to mine, Andrada Mining CEO Anthony Viljoen told the Junior Indaba on Tuesday. The London Aim-listed tin, tantalum and now lithium mining company... 

Eramet opens Chile office in lithium push
6th June 2023 By: Reuters

 French mining group Eramet has opened an office in Chile, it said on Monday, as it looks to develop lithium production in South America to supply battery makers. The office, whose role is to... 

Copper 360 CEO Jan Nelson, Copper 360 chairperson Shirley Hayes and JSE Deals Head Samuel Mokorosi at the April listing.
Copper 360 reports encouraging new drilling results
6th June 2023 By: Martin Creamer

Copper 360, which listed on the AltX of the Johannesburg Stock Exchange in April, has reported encouraging new drilling results. The Copper 360 business is focused on processing historical mined... 

Global carbon markets face upheaval as nations remake the rules
6th June 2023 By: Bloomberg

The $2-billion market for carbon offsets is heading for a massive reset, as a growing number of sovereign governments announce their intention to tax, regulate or restrict trade in credits... 

Copper under pressure from demand worries and dollar
5th June 2023 By: Reuters

Copper prices came under pressure on Monday from worries about demand, particularly in top consumer China, and a stronger dollar which makes metals priced in the US unit more expensive for holders... 

Vitaly Nesis has resigned from all executive positions with JSC Polymetal and its subsidiaries. He will retain his position with Polymetal International.
Polymetal considers divestment of Russian business
5th June 2023 By: Reuters

Gold and silver producer Polymetal International is considering divesting its Russian operations and senior managers have resigned from Russia-related duties after the imposition of US sanctions,... 

Juanicipio hits commercial milestone
5th June 2023 By: Creamer Media Reporter

The Juanicipio project, owned by Fresnillo and MAG Silver, has achieved commercial production. MAG, which has a 44% interest in the project, announced on Monday that the mill was operating at... 

The Tolilar project in Argentina
Tecpetrol launches hostile bid for Alpha Lithium
5th June 2023 By: Mariaan Webb

Tecpetrol Investments, a member of the Techint Group, will make a formal bid for Canadian firm Alpha Lithium, announcing on Friday that it will bypass the board and take its C$2.41-a-share offer... 

Sasscal executive director Dr Jane Olwoch of Namibia.
Green hydrogen atlas results show enormous Southern African potential – Sasscal
5th June 2023 By: Martin Creamer

The results of the green hydrogen atlas for Southern Africa, now readily available online, show enormous potential green hydrogen production throughout the region, the Southern African Science... 

Pearl Gray Equity and Research's  Steve Booyens.
More succinct licence processes are a must to attract exploration investment – researcher
2nd June 2023 By: Martin Creamer

More succinct licence processes are needed to attract exploration investment in South Africa,  Pearl Gray Equity and Research managing partner Steve Booyens said on Friday. “There are loads of... 

Gemfields reports multiple records from latest emerald auction
2nd June 2023 By: Marleny Arnoldi

Dual-listed Gemfields has generated record auction revenue of $43.7-million from the sale of 35 high-quality rough emeralds produced from the Kagem mine. The auction had an average realised price... 

Energy Transition Minerals hits another snag in Greenland
2nd June 2023 By: Esmarie Iannucci

Junior Energy Transition Minerals has suffered another setback with the government of Greenland refusing a 2019 application for an exploitation license for the company’s Kuannersuit project. The... 

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European Lithium strikes partnership deal for lithium hydroxide plant
2nd June 2023 By: Esmarie Iannucci

ASX-listed European Lithium has inked a binding term sheet to jointly develop and operate a lithium hydroxide processing plant in Saudi Arabia. Under the term sheet with Obeikan Group, the two... 

Tsingshan says Argentina lithium plan with Eramet to total $1.7bn
2nd June 2023 By: Mariaan Webb

Chinese steel giant Tsingshan and French mining group Eramet plan to invest more than $1.7-billion in two stages of a lithium production project in Argentina, Tsingshan said in a statement on... 

Minerals Council South Africa’s Junior and Emerging Miners Desk head Grant Mitchell.
Fruitful discussion under way on exploration incentivisation – Minerals Council
1st June 2023 By: Martin Creamer

Fruitful discussions are taking place on flow-through shares to incentivise junior mining and exploration, Minerals Council South Africa’s Junior and Emerging Miners Desk head Grant Mitchell said... 

Ascent announces intention to bid for Amur Minerals
1st June 2023 By: Creamer Media Reporter

European and Latin America-focused Ascent Resources on Thursday revealed that it had approached the board of Amur Minerals, which is a cash shell following its disposal of its Russian nickel asset... 

Europe’s coal exports surge after buying spree turns into glut
Europe’s coal exports surge after buying spree turns into glut
1st June 2023 By: Bloomberg

Traders are seeking buyers for piles of unused coal before it becomes worthless after the fuel was hoarded to save Europe’s economy from running out of power last year. As concern over energy... 

LME has lost benchmark status in a key part of nickel market
1st June 2023 By: Bloomberg

The London Metal Exchange has lost its benchmark status in a key part of the nickel market since last year’s massive short squeeze, according to one of the biggest producers. Christel Bories,... 

Tertiary highlights target areas for further exploration in Zambia
1st June 2023 By: Tasneem Bulbulia

Following Aim-listed Tertiary Minerals’ previous announcement of favourable copper analytical results from sampling of core from historic drill hole RKN800, it has published a separate presentation... 

Appian in JV to build 20 solar parks in Minas Gerais
1st June 2023 By: Creamer Media Reporter

Appian Capital Advisory, an investment adviser to private equity funds investing in mining and mining-related companies, on Thursday announced a joint venture (JV) partnership with Brazilian... 

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Atlantic strengthens board to deliver Ghanaian lithium mine
1st June 2023 By: Tasneem Bulbulia

Exploration and development company Atlantic, which is building Ghana’s first lithium mine, has appointed CEO Keith Muller and Patrick Brindle to its board of directors, subject to the completion... 

EU seeks critical minerals deals with more African countries
31st May 2023 By: Reuters

The European Union (EU) is in negotiations with Democratic Republic of Congo, a leading source of battery minerals, and aims for talks with other African countries to shore up its supplies of... 

Portugal gives environmental green light for Savannah's lithium mine
31st May 2023 By: Reuters

Mining company Savannah Resources said on Wednesday Portuguese authorities had approved its environmental impact assessment (EIA) for what could become Western Europe's largest lithium mine,... 

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