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Granite Creek acquires molybdenum resource in BC

By: Mariaan Webb     Updated 4 hours ago TSX-V-listed Granite Creek Copper has entered into an agreement to acquire the Lucky Ship molybdenum property, in the traditional territory of the Wet’suwet’en First Nation in central British Columbia. The company has the option to acquire the project by issuing 3.75-million shares over a... 

NextSource starts commissioning of Madagascar graphite mine

By: Mariaan Webb     Updated 5 hours ago Canadian mining company NextSource Materials has initiated commissioning of its first mine – the Molo graphite operation in Madagascar. The mine will transition NextSource into a global graphite producer at a time when graphite consumption is increasingly sharply, owing to the explosive growth... 

Ministers agree to coordinate critical minerals efforts

By: Esmarie Iannucci     Updated 5 hours ago Australia’s federal, state and territory resources and mining ministers have agreed to coordinate efforts to support the development of Australia’s critical minerals sector following a critical minerals roundtable in Perth. Resources Minister Madeleine King said on Friday that the development of... 

Marula appoints technical consultant, lawyers in preparation for Aim listing

By: Donna Slater     23rd March 2023 Africa-focused miner and developer Marula Mining is preparing to list on the LSE’s Aim and has appointed mining and environmental consultancy MSA Group as the technical consultant for the listing process. MSA Group, which provides services such as exploration, geology, mineral resource and... 

Black Rock a step closer to rail solution for Mahenge

By: Esmarie Iannucci     23rd March 2023 Graphite developer Black Rock Mining on Thursday announced the signing of a non-binding memorandum of understanding (MoU) with the Tanzania Zambia Railway Authority (Tazara) to collaborate on graphite haulage from the proposed Mahenge project, by existing railway to the port of Dar es Salaam.... 

Black Rock making inroads at Mahenge

By: Esmarie Iannucci     22nd March 2023 ASX-listed Black Rock Mining is targeting first production from its Mahenge graphite project, in Tanzania, in the 2024 calendar year. Speaking at the second day of the Paydirt Battery Minerals conference, Black Rock MD and CEO John de Vries said the debt process for Mahenge was well advanced,... 

WA eager to maintain critical minerals status

By: Esmarie Iannucci     22nd March 2023 Western Australia is hoping to maintain its position as a major producer of critical minerals into the future. Speaking at the second day of Paydirt’s Battery Minerals conference, in Perth, Western Australian Minister for Mines and Petroleum Bill Johnston said that the government was investing... 

Image shows a hand holding rare earth ore

Critical Mineral Strategy due soon - Minister

By: Esmarie Iannucci     21st March 2023 The federal government is hoping to deliver its new Critical Minerals Strategy in the first half of this year, Resources Minister Madeleine King told delegates at the first day of the Paydirt Battery Minerals Conference. It is envisioned that the Strategy would focus on the government’s vision... 

Chilalo economics firm up for Evolution

By: Esmarie Iannucci     20th March 2023 An updated definitive feasibility study (DFS) into the Chilalo graphite project, in Tanzania, has delivered strong economics. ASX-listed Evolution Energy Minerals on Monday said that the results of a front-end engineering design (FEED) was incorporated into the updated DFS, which resulted in an... 

Volt signs offtake deal for Tanzania fine flake

By: Esmarie Iannucci     17th March 2023 ASX-listed Volt Resources has inked a binding offtake agreement with battery anode material producer Graphex Group for the sale of 10 000 t/y of fine natural flake production from its Bunyu project, in Tanzania. The offtake would run for an initial five-year term, with the option to extend for a... 

Sovereign says global warming potential of Kasiya graphite among world’s lowest

By: Tasneem Bulbulia     15th March 2023 Dual-listed Sovereign Metals says independent benchmarking indicates that the graphite co-product from the Kasiya project, in Malawi, should have significantly lower global warming potential (GWP) compared with current and developing natural graphite projects. Sovereign has announced the combined... 

International Graphite tips early cashflows

By: Esmarie Iannucci     15th March 2023 A definitive feasibility study (DFS) of a graphite micronizing plant in Collie, Western Australia, has proven positive for ASX-listed International Graphite. The DFS contemplated the building and operating of a 4 000 t/y graphite micronizing facility, which could be installed in mid-2024 and be... 

Banking has crucial role to play in enabling mining to transition to clean energy, says Nedbank CIB 

By: Martin Creamer     14th March 2023 The banking sector has a crucial role to play in enabling mining companies to transition to clean energy fully, says Nedbank Corporate and Investment Banking (CIB) principal for sustainable finance solutions Telvina Naidoo. “Innovative funding structures and sustainable-finance solutions can help... 

Nedbank Corporate and Investment Banking (CIB) principal for sustainable finance solutions Telvina Naidoo.
Nedbank Corporate and Investment Banking (CIB) principal for sustainable finance solutions Telvina Naidoo.

Re-pursue exploration to help re-build South Africa’s economy, says business booster  

By: Martin Creamer     13th March 2023 Let us re-pursue the exploration investment that catalysed South Africa’s economic growth more than a century ago as a means of helping to rebuild South Africa’s struggling economy. That is among the ardent messages put over by mining sector performance enhancer Dilley Naidoo, the the director of... 

Dilley Naidoo, Director of Business Development, Rifle-Shot Performance.
Rifle-Shot Performance's Dilley Naidoo interviewed by Mining Weekly's Martin Creamer. Video: Darlene Creamer.

Australia and India to deepen critical minerals ties

By: Esmarie Iannucci     13th March 2023 The Australian and Indian governments are hoping to deepen critical mineral cooperation and have agreed to extend existing commitments to the Australia-India Critical Minerals Investment Partnership. The partnership has identified five target projects, two lithium and three cobalt, on which to... 

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Work starts on A$5bn CopperString

By: Esmarie Iannucci     7th March 2023 Early works on the A$5-billion CopperString 2.0 project, in Queensland, is expected to start this year, with construction planned to start next year, the Queensland government said on Tuesday. The 1,100 km CopperString 2.0 project is expected to unlock Australia’s largest renewable energy zone... 

Panic over metals for EVs goes all the way to automakers' C-suites

By: Bloomberg     6th March 2023 The merry-go-round of private meetings at an annual mining industry conference at Florida’s Hollywood Beach had a cast of new faces this year: auto sector executives increasingly anxious about surging prices and tighter supply of metals used in electric vehicle batteries. Tesla, Ford Motor and... 

Africa should build battery metals value chain to capitalise on its mineral resources

By: Donna Slater     3rd March 2023 The world must decarbonise its growth models and shift to renewable energy sources to meet the goals of the Paris Climate Agreement, the United Nations’ (UN’s) Sustainable Development Goals and Africa’s Agenda 2063, UN Economic Commission for Africa acting executive secretary Antonio Pedro has... 

NMG targets 500 000 t/y of graphite at Uatnan, Quebec

By: Mariaan Webb     3rd March 2023 Canadian battery metals company company Nouveau Monde Graphite (NMG) is targeting 500 000 t/y of graphite concentrate over 24 years at its Uatnan mining project, in Quebec, fitting right into the group’s integrated operating model that seeks to cater for the western world’s electric vehicle and... 

NMG chairperson Arne Frandsen
NMG chairperson Arne Frandsen

Higher commodity prices failing to spur fixed mining investment  

By: Martin Creamer     28th February 2023 The regulatory uncertainties and inability of the industry to transparently, quickly and efficiently apply for mining and prospecting rights in a corruption-free manner has had severe investment consequences, Minerals Council South Africa states in its Facts & Figures Pocketbook 2022. This is... 

South African mining remained a trillion rand industry for the second year in 2022.
South African mining remained a trillion rand industry for the second year in 2022.

Walkabout secures civil deal in Tanzania

By: Esmarie Iannucci     28th February 2023 ASX-listed Walkabout Resources has reached an agreement with earthmoving and civils contractor TNR that would allow for the completion of the earthworks and civils portion of the Lindi Jumbo graphite mine, in Tanzania. TNR has agreed to defer $1.4-million in payments for work to be completed at... 

Trackless mobile machine safety next big challenge, says Minerals Council  

By: Martin Creamer     27th February 2023 Having last year achieved the lowest fall of ground fatalities ever, South African mining’s next big safety challenge is to achieve greater safety in the use of trackless mobile machines – rubber-tired vehicles that operate in underground mines without making use of rail tracks. In 2021, South... 

From left to right, Nikisi Lesufi, Japie Fullard, Roger Baxter and Allan Seccombe.
From left to right, Nikisi Lesufi, Japie Fullard, Roger Baxter and Allan Seccombe.

King hosts sit-down with critical minerals stakeholders

By: Esmarie Iannucci     24th February 2023 Federal Resources Minister Madeleine King this week met with key industry and community groups to discuss how to best develop Australia’s critical minerals sector. King said the roundtables discussed how governments could help attract investment and support the development of critical minerals... 

Anglo has 600 MW keyed up ready to go, green hydrogen also developing rapidly, says Wanblad  

By: Martin Creamer     23rd February 2023 All policy in South Africa specifically relating to energy certainly does tend to be moving into a path of time and space where it really is incentivising the building out of renewable energy generation capacity in the country, said Anglo American CEO Duncan Wanblad on Thursday when the London-... 

Anglo American CEO Duncan Wanblad.
Anglo American results covered by Mining Weekly’s Martin Creamer. Video: Darlene Creamer.

Closer alliance needed for critical minerals development - Minister

By: Esmarie Iannucci     23rd February 2023 Government and industry would need to work together to bring forward a new wave of investment to advance Australia’s critical minerals sector, federal Resources Minister Madelein King said this week. Speaking in Perth, King noted that Australia’s critical minerals major project pipeline... 

Minerals Council welcomes 125% energy tax break in Budget speech

By: Martin Creamer     22nd February 2023 Minerals Council South Africa welcomed the government’s intervention on Eskom’s debt and the financial encouragement to stimulate businesses building renewable energy projects by offering generous tax incentives as outlined in the 2023 Budget Speech. The Minerals Council believes there should be... 

NextSource completes processing plant construction at Madagascar project

By: Tasneem Bulbulia     21st February 2023 Canada-based company NextSource Materials says construction of the processing plant and mining camp for its Molo graphite mine, in Madagascar, is now complete, with the entire mining fleet on site. “We are now entering the final stages of development of Phase 1 and are fast approaching first... 

South Africa’s hydrogen corridor will create 14 000 jobs, says Anglo Platinum CEO  

By: Martin Creamer     20th February 2023 South Africa’s hydrogen corridor, which has been declared a strategic project, will create 14 000 jobs and consume 63 000 oz of platinum, Anglo American Platinum CEO Natascha Viljoen told Mining Weekly on Monday. Viljoen’s interview by Mining Weekly followed the JSE-listed company’s presentation... 

Anglo American Platinum CEO Natascha Viljoen (left) and FD Craig Miller at the results presentation.
Anglo American Platinum CEO Natascha Viljoen interviewed by Mining Weekly’s Martin Creamer. Video: Nicholas Boyd. Video Editing: Darlene Creamer

Tirupati starts producing flake graphite at Sahamamy after cyclone delays

By: Marleny Arnoldi     20th February 2023 London-listed Tirupati Graphite has started producing flake graphite at its Sahamamy project, in Madagascar, at a mining rate of 450 000 t/y and a final production rate of 18 000 t/y. The commissioning of the new facilities was delayed by three months owing to shipping delays and weather-related... 

Opportunity to commercialise greenness of South Africa’s nuclear power, says South32 

By: Martin Creamer     17th February 2023 Nuclear power is part of the green taxonomy in Europe, where South Africa places most of its aluminium products and where most of the price pressures on non-green aluminium are going to arise in the coming years. But, for some reason, nuclear energy is not part of the green taxonomy in South Africa. 

South32 COO Noel Pillay.
South32 COO Noel Pillay.

Marula signs two agreements with Q Global subsidiary

By: Tasneem Bulbulia     16th February 2023 Africa-focused battery metals investment and exploration company Marula Mining has signed a co-development agreement and a relationship agreement with K2020273872 (South Africa), a wholly owned subsidiary of Q Global Commodities Group, a South African independent commodity, mining, logistics and... 

Green hydrogen moves by China, India boosting outlook for platinum group metals  

By: Martin Creamer     14th February 2023 The firm embrace of the new green hydrogen and hydrogen fuel cell future by China and India is a huge twin boost for Southern Africa’s great platinum group metals (PGMs) endowment, Mining Weekly can today report. Hydrogen technologies have a special relevance for South Africa as most of the PGMs... 

Prime Minister Narendra Modi is intent on making India a global green hydrogen hub.
Photo by Hydrogen Council
Prime Minister Narendra Modi is intent on making India a global green hydrogen hub.

Sustainable mining companies can gain from sustainable finance trends – Webber Wentzel 

By: Martin Creamer     13th February 2023 Mining companies that can demonstrate responsible and sustainable mining practices can set themselves up to take advantage of the current environmental social governance (ESG) and sustainable finance trends, says law firm Webber Wentzel. “In 2023, ESG will continue to gain regulatory traction... 

Webber Wentzel highlights funding opportunity for mining companies that are doing the right thing.
Photo by Creamer Media
Webber Wentzel highlights funding opportunity for mining companies that are doing the right thing.

Armadale progressing Tanzania project towards commercial production

By: Tasneem Bulbulia     13th February 2023 Aim-listed Armadale Capital says it has made further progress advancing towards commercial production at the Mahenge Liandu project, in Tanzania. This is an important strategic development as part of ongoing plans to expedite the path to commissioning commercial mining operations, the company... 

Just energy transition could spur R1.5-trillion green investment – Cliffe Dekker Hofmeyr   

By: Martin Creamer     10th February 2023 Through the just energy transition investment plan, R1.5-trillion could be invested in South Africa over the next five years in new frontiers of renewable energy, green hydrogen and electric vehicles, says law firm Cliffe Dekker Hofmeyr (CDH). Moreover, with the national state of disaster being... 

New frontiers of renewable energy, green hydrogen and electric vehicles have potential to grow the economy significantly.
New frontiers of renewable energy, green hydrogen and electric vehicles have potential to grow the economy significantly.

Global renewable energy generation to hit 320 GW this year, Mining Indaba hears 

By: Martin Creamer     9th February 2023 Renewable energy capacity will increase by 8% to 320 GW this year, Ivanhoe Mines founder and CEO Robert Friedland told the Investing in African Mining Indaba on Wednesday at an event themed on the comment of former US president John F Kennedy that the moon launch was being undertaken “not because... 

Ivanhoe Mines founder and CEO Robert Friedland.
Ivanhoe Mines founder and CEO Robert Friedland.

Ramaphosa determined to remove all impediments in way of sustained mining growth 

By: Martin Creamer     7th February 2023 The Presidency is determined to remove all impediments in the way of the sustained growth of the South African mining industry, President Cyril Ramaphosa told the Investing in African Mining Indaba on Tuesday, where he drew full auditorium applause. In addition, Minerals Council South Africa... 

President Cyril Ramaphosa and DRC president Félix Tshisekedi.
President Cyril Ramaphosa and DRC president Félix Tshisekedi.

Mining countries being helped to build critical mineral supply chains

By: Martin Creamer     6th February 2023 The United States of America wants to support mineral producing countries to build enabling environments for investment throughout the critical minerals supply chain and not just focusing on extraction alone. This was stated by US Under Secretary of State for economic growth, energy and... 

Jose W Fernandez addressing a packed Investing in African Mining Indaba auditorium.
Photo by Creamer Media
Jose W Fernandez addressing a packed Investing in African Mining Indaba auditorium.
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