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Walkabout raises funds for Lindi Jumbo

By: Esmarie Iannucci     12th May 2021 Junior Walkabout Resources has raised an initial A$6.4-million through a share placement, and has flagged a further A$7.6-million capital raise to fund work on its flagship Lindi Jumbo graphite mine, in Tanzania. The company on Wednesday reported that it had received firm commitments for a... 

POSCO's investment approved by FCC

By: Esmarie Iannucci     12th May 2021 The Tanzanian government’s Fair Competition Commission (FCC) has approved Korean major POSCO’s $7.5-million investment into ASX-listed Black Rock Mining. Black Rock on Wednesday said that it has been notified by the FFC that there were no objections to POSCO acquiring a 15% interest in the... 

NextSource starts procuring equipment for Madagascar graphite mine

By: Creamer Media Reporter      11th May 2021 Toronto-listed NextSource has started procurement of processing plant equipment for its Molo graphite mine, in Madagascar, ahead of expected mine construction starting in August. Purchase orders have been placed for primary, flash flotation and attrition mills, flotation columns and cleaning... 

Marvel to spin-out Tanzanian graphite project

By: Esmarie Iannucci     11th May 2021 ASX-listed Marvel Gold on Tuesday announced plans to spin out and separately list its Chilalo graphite project, in Tanzania, into a wholly owned subsidiary called Evolution Energy Minerals. Marvel told shareholders that the proposed initial public offering (IPO) would raise a minimum of... 

IEA report outlines urgent need to accelerate investment in critical minerals needed to drive energy transitions 

By: Terence Creamer     5th May 2021 A new International Energy Agency (IEA) report is warning of a potential supply deficit for some of the ‘critical minerals’ needed to support a global shift in the energy system that is aligned with the Paris Climate Agreement, as well as the growing number of country commitments to cutting... 

IEA report outlines urgent need to accelerate investment in critical minerals needed to drive energy transitions

Tirupati develops new graphene-aluminium composite

By: Tasneem Bulbulia     4th May 2021 Specialist graphite producer Tirupati Graphite’s graphene and technology development unit, Tirupati Graphene and Mintech Research Centre (TGMRC), has developed a graphene-aluminium composite, which it says exhibits significantly higher conductivity and strength properties over aluminium and... 

Mining policy should be hugely supportive of exploration’s multiplier magic – investor  

By: Martin Creamer     28th April 2021 Mining, preceded by exploration, is the greatest economic multiplier of all business activities, including government expenditure, says Integral Asset Management chief investment officer Bruce Williamson. It therefore makes huge sense for government to enact attractive investment-friendly... 

Mining policy should be hugely supportive of exploration’s multiplier magic – investor
Integral Asset Management CIO Bruce Williamson interviewed by Mining Weekly’s Martin Creamer. Video: Darlene Creamer.

Volt acquires major stake in European graphite project

By: Esmarie Iannucci     27th April 2021 ASX-listed Volt Resources will acquire a 70% interest in the Zavalievsky graphite business, in the Ukraine. Volt on Tuesday told shareholders that it had inked share purchase agreements (SPAs) with the existing shareholders of ZG Group to acquire a 70% interest in each of the companies... 

Renascor to raise A$15m for Siviour work

By: Esmarie Iannucci     23rd April 2021 Graphite developer Renascor Resources will raise A$15-million through a share placement to fund the technical, regulatory and marketing workstreams for its Siviour battery anode material project, in South Australia, ahead of a final investment decision. The company told shareholders on Friday... 

Tirupati starts commercial operations at Vatomina

By: Tasneem Bulbulia     21st April 2021 Specialist graphite and graphene developer Tirupati Graphite has opened its second mine in Madagascar – Vatomina – where it remains on track to start commissioning the first 9 000 t/y processing plant in the second quarter. “The opening of the mine marks the beginning of commercial operations at... 

Syrah gets first quarter under its belt

By: Esmarie Iannucci     21st April 2021 Graphite miner Syrah Resources produced 5 000 t of natural graphite at its Balama operation, in Mozabique, during the three months to March, as production was restarted during the quarter. Syrah in February announced its decision to restart production at Balama following a temporary suspension... 

Mining association says Canada’s rare earth support too modest to displace reliance on China

By: Mariaan Webb     20th April 2021 The Mining Association of Canada (MAC) has welcomed several expanded and refined measures proposed in the 2021 federal Budget to support the establishment and growth of a domestic battery supply chain, but CEO Pierre Gratton says specific support targeting rare earth elements (REE) is too modest... 

Mining association says Canada’s rare earth support too modest to displace reliance on China
Finance Minister Chrystia Freeland looks at Prime Minister Justin Trudeau as she delivers the Budget in the House of Commons on Parliament Hill in Ottawa on Monday.

Battery supply chain market attracted $21bn of investment in 2020

By: Marleny Arnoldi     16th April 2021 Research agency Fitch Solutions says global investment of more than $21-billion toward the electric vehicle (EV) battery supply chain shows the urgency of market expansion. With Western Europe claiming the biggest share of investment, it reflects the focus on producing EVs in the region and the... 

Tirupati Graphite to raise £10m to fast-track development plan

By: Tasneem Bulbulia     16th April 2021 Specialist graphite producer Tirupati Graphite, with operations in Madagascar and India, has announced a placing with institutional and other investors of 11-million ordinary shares to raise an aggregate gross amount of £10-million. Certain directors of the company are subscribing for shares... 

MRC could fast-track anode production

By: Esmarie Iannucci     13th April 2021 ASX-listed Mineral Commodities (MRC) has struck a non-binding memorandum of understanding (MoU) with Superior Graphite to fast track anode production into the European battery market. Under the terms of the MoU, the two companies would work together to form a joint venture (JV) that would use... 

NextSource secures partnership to build battery anode facility 

By: Tasneem Bulbulia     13th April 2021 Toronto-based battery materials development company NextSource Materials has finalised a binding agreement to build and operate a value-added, battery anode facility (BAF) to produce spheronised and purified graphite (SPG) required in lithium-ion batteries for electric vehicle (EV) and hybrid... 

NextSource secures partnership to build battery anode facility
Photo by Bloomberg
Sir Mick Davis

Funding secured for Walkabout's Lindi Jumbo

By: Esmarie Iannucci     13th April 2021 Junior Walkabout Resources has secured a $20-million project finance facility for the construction of its Lindi Jumbo graphite mine, in Tanzania. The ASX-listed company on Tuesday said that its wholly owned subsidiary had inked a project finance facility with the CRDB Bank of Tanzania for a debt... 

Exploration industry has tight deadline to comment on controversial draft regulations  

By: Martin Creamer     9th April 2021 South Africa’s exploration industry has until April 19 to comment on controversial regulations still in draft form. “They’ve never consulted industry about it and what they are requesting is impractical,” says Allan Saad, a consulting exploration geologist, who formerly represented the now... 

Exploration industry has tight deadline to comment on controversial draft regulations
Consulting exploration geologist Allan Saad interviewed by Mining Weekly’s Martin Creamer. Video: Darlene Creamer.

Tirupati reaches 97% of nameplate capacity at Sahamamy project

By: Marleny Arnoldi     9th April 2021 London-listed Tirupati Graphite has achieved record production and sales at its Sahamamy mining operation, in Madagascar, in the first quarter of the year. The 3 000 t/y project has breached 97% of nameplate high-quality flake graphite production capacity.  

Debt funding hampers promising graphite project

By: Nadine Ramdass     9th April 2021 The recent changes in Tanzanian mining legislation, combined with the dispute between gold producer Acacia Mining and the Tanzanian government, have created apprehension among investors, particularly in terms of investment in greenfield projects. However, Walkabout Resources intends to... 

Debt funding hampers promising graphite project
Measuring Graphite The Lindi Jumbo project has the highest reserve grade undeveloped graphite project currently in Africa.

Value of iridium in electrolysis could top R90bn mark in years ahead – HySA 

By: Martin Creamer     7th April 2021 The value of iridium for proton exchange membrane (PEM) water electrolysis technology alone could exceed R90-billion in the next ten to 20 years. This is the view of Professor Dmitri Bessarabov, the director of the Department of Science and Innovation's National Centre of Competence: Hydrogen... 

Value of iridium in electrolysis could top R90bn mark in years ahead – HySA
Value chain as outlined by Professor Dmitri Bessarabov, the director of the Department of Science and Innovation's National Centre of Competence.

How South Africa can unlock its exploration potential ­– Adrian Reynolds   

By: Martin Creamer     1st April 2021 Of four factors required to attract investment in exploration, economic and fiscal stability is the most important, says highly experienced geological and mining consultant and nonexecutive company director Adrian Reynolds. Reynolds spoke to Mining Weekly in a Zoom interview about the factors... 

How South Africa can unlock its exploration potential ­– Adrian Reynolds
Geological and mining consultant Adrian Reynolds interviewed by Mining Weekly’s Martin Creamer. Video: Darlene Creamer.

Renascor looks at increasign Stage 1 output

By: Esmarie Iannucci     1st April 2021 Graphite developer Renascor Resources on Thursday said that it would investigate a substantial increase to the Stage 1 production capacity at its Siviour battery anode material manufacturing operation, in South Australia. The company told shareholder that the decision to investigate an increase... 

Armadale gets enviro go-ahead

By: Marleny Arnoldi     30th March 2021 The National Environment Management Council of Tanzania has approved Aim-listed Armadale Capital’s environmental- and social-impact assessment for the production of natural flake graphite from the Mahenge Liandu graphite project. The company has now submitted its mining licence application to the... 

Canadian graphite developer applies for New York listing

By: Mariaan Webb     29th March 2021 Quebec graphite mine developer Nouveau Monde has applied for a listing of its shares on the NYSE, as the company moves to bolster its global visibility. The Pallinghurst Group-backed company, which is developing the Matawinie graphite mine, currently trades on the TSX-V. Chairperson Arne... 

Canadian graphite developer applies for New York listing
The Matawinie deposit

Canada tightens takeover rules for critical minerals

By: Reuters     25th March 2021 Canada has tightened foreign investment rules to protect the security of critical mineral supply chains, a government spokesperson said on Thursday, ahead of an expected surge in demand for metals used to make electric vehicles. The move comes as the US government works with Canada to boost... 

Canada tightens takeover rules for critical minerals

Tirupati strengthens team with the appointment of graphene specialists

By: Creamer Media Reporter      25th March 2021 Specialist graphite producer and graphene developer Tirupati Graphite has further strengthened its team across three business units to support its growth. It has appointed scientist and technocrat specialising in the fields of graphene and mineral processing technology Dr SK Biswal as head of the... 

Nouveau Monde announces share consolidation, mulls US listing

By: Creamer Media Reporter      24th March 2021 Canadian developer Nouveau Monde Graphite on Wednesday announced a consolidation of its outstanding common shares, in preparation for a potential listing on a US stock exchange. The consolidation, approved by an overwhelming 98% of votes, would be on the basis of one new common share for every... 

Master Drilling advancing mechanisation for two top-tier local clients  

By: Martin Creamer     23rd March 2021 Mine mechanisation is being advanced for two top-tier  local clients of Master Drilling, the CEO of the JSE-listed company, Danie Pretorius, said on Tuesday. Speaking to Mining Weekly in a Zoom interview after reporting 72.7%-higher 2020 net cash generation of $25.5-million, 18%-lower debt to... 

Master Drilling advancing mechanisation for two top-tier local clients
Master Drilling CEO Danie Pretorius interviewed by Mining Weekly’s Martin Creamer. Video: Darlene Creamer.

Remote-operation drilling footprint providing sizeable benefit – Master Drilling  

By: Martin Creamer     23rd March 2021 An increased remote-operation drilling footprint is providing considerable benefit for Master Drilling, the JSE-listed drilling services company said on Tuesday, when it reported 72.7%-higher 2020 net cash generation of $25.5-million, 18%-lower debt to $42.1-million, and a halved gearing ratio to... 

Remote-operation drilling footprint providing sizeable benefit – Master Drilling
Master Drilling results covered by Mining Weekly’s Martin Creamer. Video: Darlene Creamer

Master Drilling in muted but resilient 2020 performance 

By: Martin Creamer     23rd March 2021 Drilling services company Master Drilling, which operates in 23 countries and which is continuing to grow its presence in new global markets, on Tuesday reported a “muted but resilient performance” for the full year ended December 31, thanks to what it described as a “flexible business model and... 

Master Drilling in muted but resilient 2020 performance
Photo by Creamer Media
Master Drilling CEO Danie Pretorius.

Strike to spin-out lithium/graphite assets

By: Esmarie Iannucci     23rd March 2021 ASX-listed Strike Resources has announced plans to spin-out its lithium and graphite assets through listing its subsidiary Lithium Energy on the ASX. Lithium Energy, which will own a 90% interest in the Solaroz lithium project, in Argentina, and the Burke graphite project, in Queensland, is... 

Syrah advances US project

By: Esmarie Iannucci     22nd March 2021 PERTH (miningweekly.com) – Graphite miner Syrah Resources has completed the furnace installation at its Vidalia operation, in the US, enabling the company to demonstrate vertically integrated natural graphite active anode material (AAM) production at a commercial scale. The company on Monday... 

Sibanye, Johnson Matthey partner to boost battery technology, low-carbon development 

By: Donna Slater     19th March 2021 LSE-listed sustainable technologies company Johnson Matthey and JSE- and NYSE-listed gold and platinum group metals (PGMs) miner Sibanye-Stillwater have formed a strategic partnership to secure critical metals and accelerate new battery technologies for a low-carbon future. The collaboration will... 

Sibanye, Johnson Matthey partner to boost battery technology, low-carbon development

US looks to Canada for minerals to build electric vehicles - documents

By: Reuters     18th March 2021 The US government is working to help American miners and battery makers expand into Canada, part of a strategy to boost regional production of minerals used to make electric vehicles and counter Chinese dominance. On Thursday, the US Department of Commerce is hosting a closed-door virtual... 

US looks to Canada for minerals to build electric vehicles - documents

Production resumes at Balama

By: Esmarie Iannucci     16th March 2021 Natural graphite production has restarted at the Balama operations, in Mozambique. ASX-listed Syrah Resources on Tuesday reported that the company had achieved consistent production of on-specification natural graphite at Balama during March, positioning the operation ahead of schedule for... 

Bass increased Graphmada resource by 41%

By: Esmarie Iannucci     16th March 2021 Graphite developer Bass Metals has reported a 41% increase in the graphite mineral resource at its Graphmada mining complex, in Madagascar. The project is now estimated to host a mineral resource of 20.2-million tonnes, of more than 90% large flake graphite at 4% total graphitic carbon, with... 

Just clearing exploration backlog would be huge leap forward – Miller  

By: Martin Creamer     12th March 2021 Ahead of tackling policy issues, incremental ongoing effort must be prioritised to clear South Africa’s huge mineral exploration and mining rights backlog, says AmaranthCX director Paul Miller. The backlog currently stands at more than 5 000 unprocessed exploration applications and  235... 

Just clearing exploration backlog would be huge leap forward – Miller
AmaranthCX director Paul Miller talks exploration to Mining Weekly’s Martin Creamer. Video: Darlene Creamer.
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