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Allan Saad, Consulting Exploration Geologist
Exploration industry has tight deadline to comment on controversial draft regulations
9th April 2021 By: Martin Creamer

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... 

The Rosh Pinah mine, in Namibia
Trevali signs solar power PPA for Rosh Pinah
7th April 2021 By: Creamer Media Reporter

Canada-headquartered Trevali Mining on Wednesday announced a 15-year power purchase agreement with Emerging Markets Energy Services (Emesco) for the supply of solar power to the Rosh Pinah mine, in... 

Value chain as outlined by Professor Dmitri Bessarabov, the director of the Department of Science and Innovation's National Centre of Competence.
Value of iridium in electrolysis could top R90bn mark in years ahead – HySA
7th April 2021 By: Martin Creamer

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,... 

Hydrogen South Africa hydrogen ventilation research site in North West.
Canadian underground mining likely to take hydrogen ventilation lead – HySA
6th April 2021 By: Martin Creamer

Canadian and Australian mines are big on wanting hydrogen ventilation in underground mining operations, and Canada will likely lead in the use of hydrogen underground. This is the view of Professor... 

Adrian Reynolds
How South Africa can unlock its exploration potential ­– Adrian Reynolds
1st April 2021 By: Martin Creamer

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... 

Canada tightens takeover rules for critical minerals
Canada tightens takeover rules for critical minerals
25th March 2021 By: Reuters

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... 

Master Drilling CEO Danie Pretorius
Master Drilling advancing mechanisation for two top-tier local clients
23rd March 2021 By: Martin Creamer

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... 

Remote-operation drilling footprint providing sizeable benefit – Master Drilling
Remote-operation drilling footprint providing sizeable benefit – Master Drilling
23rd March 2021 By: Martin Creamer

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... 

Master Drilling CEO Danie Pretorius.
Master Drilling in muted but resilient 2020 performance
23rd March 2021 By: Martin Creamer

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”... 

PGM Management MD Gerhard Meintjes
Northern Cape ‘elephant country' needs exploration boost, says explorer
17th March 2021 By: Martin Creamer

South Africa is still "elephant country" and needs to boost exploration in the Northern Cape's highly prospective Namaqua metamorphic geological province in particular, says PGM Management MD... 

Boliden warns profit to be hit by Covid outbreaks among staff
15th March 2021 By: Reuters

Miner Boliden warned on Monday that increased sick leave due to Covid-19 infections and production disruptions in its Aitik mine in Sweden and the Tara mine in Ireland would hit profits in the... 

AmaranthCX director Paul Miller.
Just clearing exploration backlog would be huge leap forward – Miller
12th March 2021 By: Martin Creamer

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... 

US Secretary of Energy Jennifer Granholm
Energy Secretary Granholm says US needs to produce more EV minerals
10th March 2021 By: Reuters

US Secretary of Energy Jennifer Granholm on Tuesday said the United States needs to boost domestic production of the minerals used to make electric vehicles, so long as it is done sustainably. The... 

Natural Resources Minister Seamus O'Regan addressing the virtual PDAC 2021.
Canada positioning for post-Covid-19 recovery with critical minerals push – O’Regan
9th March 2021 By: Donna Slater

Canada is using its measures to recover from the Covid-19 pandemic to position itself as a haven for new technology and battery minerals, boasting a wealth of such minerals found in few other... 

Fasken panel that discussed hydrogen.
Mines anywhere, everywhere can go green – Hydrogen Optimized
8th March 2021 By: Martin Creamer

Owing to the ubiquity of the world’s sun and the wind, all mines have the opportunity to generate their own green electricity no matter where they are located in the world, Hydrogen Optimized CEO... 

Greenland Minerals and Energy's Kvanefjeld
Mining magnets: Arctic island finds green power can be a curse
3rd March 2021 By: Reuters

In the tenth century, Erik the Red, a Viking from Iceland, was so impressed with the vegetation on another Arctic island he had found he called it "the green land". Today, it's Greenland's rocks... 

Clockwise from top left Sietse van der Woude, Ian Mackay, and Bernard Swanepoel.
Test mine study under way for Fourth Industrial Revolution try-outs
24th February 2021 By: Martin Creamer

A feasibility study is under way on a mine selected for the testing of Fourth Industrial Revolution (4IR) technologies ahead of their implementation, Minerals Council South Africa senior executive... 

The fight to save the LME ring begins as traders warn on pricing
24th February 2021 By: Reuters

The London Metal Exchange is facing broadening resistance to a plan to close its iconic open-outcry trading floor, with German traders and manufacturers joining some members to warn that closing... 

Gary Nagle
Nagle expresses firm belief in Glencore’s coal-depleting climate change strategy
16th February 2021 By: Martin Creamer

Firm belief in the climate change strategy being embarked upon by diversified mining and marketing company Glencore was expressed on Tuesday by incoming Glencore CEO Gary Nagle, Outgoing Glencore... 

Fitch Solutions raises lead price forecast
8th February 2021 By: Donna Slater

Amid improving market fundamentals, financial risk management, solutions and insights company Fitch Solutions Country Risk and Industry Research (Fitch Solutions) has revised its 2021 lead price... 

Mining has a role to play in supporting the global population, says Cutifani
3rd February 2021 By: Simone Liedtke

The global human population – almost nine-billion people – cannot be supported without mining, diversified miner Anglo American CE Mark Cutifani said during a panel discussion at the virtual... 

Minerals Council South Africa president Mxolisi Mgojo
‘We need exploration to grow our industry’ – Minerals Council
1st February 2021 By: Martin Creamer

“We need exploration to grow our industry,” Minerals Council South Africa president Mxolisi Mgojo said on Monday during a virtual State of the Mining Nation media briefing in which he described... 

Trevali to restart New Brunswick zinc mine
Trevali to restart New Brunswick zinc mine
18th January 2021 By: Donna Slater

Having been on care and maintenance since March 2020, TSX-listed base metals miner Trevali Mining has announced the planned restart of operations at its Caribou mine near Bathurst, New Brunswick.... 

Hecla achieves its second highest silver production ever
14th January 2021 By: Simone Liedtke

NYSE-listed Hecla Mining produced 13.5-million ounces of silver in 2020 – an increase of 7% and the second highest production in the company’s history, with the highest production being in 2016.... 

UK base metals project has potential to be a serious development – Anglesey CEO
UK base metals project has potential to be a serious development – Anglesey CEO
11th January 2021 By: Mariaan Webb

The Parys Mountain base metals project, in north Wales, has the potential to be a “major” mining operation, able to produce copper, zinc, lead and gold concentrates at a cost that will allow it to... 

Buchans enters into collaboration agreement with Boliden Mineral for Newfoundland project
6th January 2021 By: Donna Slater

Swedish high-tech metal producer Buchans Resources has entered into a collaboration agreement with Boliden Mineral, which will evaluate Buchans' volganogenic massive sulphide (VMS) base metals... 

Glencore enters partnership with Tre-Altamira to expand satellite monitoring across its TSFs
15th December 2020 By: Creamer Media Reporter

Diversified miner Glencore has entered into an agreement with commercial services provider Tre-Altamira to expand satellite monitoring to more than 110 of its tailings dams worldwide, which... 

Exploration Geological Consultancy MD Regina Molloy
Steps South Africa needs to take to attract global exploration investment
10th December 2020 By: Martin Creamer

Countries wanting to attract exploration investment need readily available geophysics data to offer to prospective investors. “Geophysics is now key to the exploration industry, particularly for... 

Partnership aims to make Matagami central to mining development
9th December 2020 By: Creamer Media Reporter

The James Bay Native Development Corporation/Cree Development Corporation, the James Bay Development Corporation, the Société du Plan Nord and the Town of Matagami on Tuesday signed a memorandum of... 

Vedanta's Gamsberg mine stays shut as search continues for trapped worker
4th December 2020 By: Reuters

South Africa's Gamsberg zinc mine remains shut while owner Vedanta Zinc International (VZI) continues to search for a worker trapped underground following a rockfall on November 17, the company... 

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