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Thunderbird shifts focus to high-potential Canadian uranium, drops lithium
Thunderbird shifts focus to high-potential Canadian uranium, drops lithium
29th May 2024 By: Mariaan Webb

Exploration company Thunderbird Resources on Wednesday announced its decision to concentrate all efforts on the high-potential uranium assets in Canada’s Athabasca basin, following a strategic... 


Critical Resources discovers ‘major’ new LCT pegmatite system at Mavis Lake
29th May 2024 By: Creamer Media Reporter

The share price of ASX-listed Critical Resources rose nearly 10% on Wednesday as the lithium exploration company announced the discovery of several new spodumene-bearing pegmatites at Mavis Lake,... 


A road leading to the nearby Renard operation
Winsome hikes Adina mineral resource estimate
29th May 2024 By: Creamer Media Reporter

Lithium exploration and development company Winsome Resources has substantially increased the resource of the Adina project, in the Eeyou Istchee James Bay region of Quebec, while also enhancing... 


Dr Vincent Maphai (left) and Neal Froneman.
Measures to address loss-making assets expected to secure R6.6bn yearly, Sibanye AGM hears
28th May 2024 By: Martin Creamer

The measures that green metals and gold mining company Sibanye- Stillwater has taken to address loss-making assets are expected to secure yearly savings and capital expenditure deferrals of... 


Lithium Universe confirms its procurement strategy for Québec lithium refinery project
28th May 2024 By: Darren Parker

ASX-listed Lithium Universe has confirmed that it will adopt a “same equipment, same supplier” procurement strategy for its Bécancour lithium refinery project, in Québec, Canada. This follows a... 


Valuable use of ruthenium being researched.
Ruthenium highlighted again in what could be another big boost for platinum group metals
27th May 2024 By: Martin Creamer

Ruthenium, one of the six platinum-group metals (PGMs), is once again being given major research attention in view of it being exceptionally suited to uplifting the efficiency and sustainability of... 


Armada ventures in US lithium market with Midwest acquisition
Armada ventures in US lithium market with Midwest acquisition
27th May 2024 By: Mariaan Webb

Sydney-headquartered Armada Metals has set its sights on the lithium market in the US. The company on Monday unveiled a binding term sheet agreement to acquire Midwest Lithium – a mineral explorer... 


Astute starts drilling campaign at Red Mountain, Nevada
Astute starts drilling campaign at Red Mountain, Nevada
27th May 2024 By: Creamer Media Reporter

Australia-listed Astute Metals has initiated a maiden drilling campaign at its Red Mountain lithium project, in Nevada. “We are excited to be drilling again in Nevada as our lithium growth... 


Arizona Lithium starts production drilling at Prairie project
Arizona Lithium starts production drilling at Prairie project
27th May 2024 By: Creamer Media Reporter

Australia-listed Arizona Lithium on Monday announced the initiation of production drilling at its Prairie lithium project, in Saskatchewan, marking a milestone in Canada’s lithium industry. The... 


COMRO book editor Brian Protheroe (right) and Mining Weekly's Martin Creamer (left).
Massive water power possibilities in underground mining, says COMRO book editor
24th May 2024 By: Martin Creamer

When hydropower was being developed for South Africa’s gold-mining industry, the industry was going through a tough time and the research organisation of the day, the Chamber of Mines Research... 


Battery maker ATL invests in Argosy Minerals
24th May 2024 By: Creamer Media Reporter

ASX-listed Argosy Minerals on Thursday announced a $5-million strategic investment from lithium-ion battery maker Amperex Technology (ATL) and the appointment of James Shay as COO. In terms of a... 


SQM expects to close Codelco lithium deal by May 31 deadline
24th May 2024 By: Reuters

Chilean mining company SQM, the world's second-largest lithium producer, expects to meet a May 31 deadline to finalise a joint venture with state-run miner Codelco, SQM's CFO, Gerardo Illanes, said... 


Hugo Pienaar.
Green hydrogen must be allowed to decarbonise optimally, Junior Indaba hears
23rd May 2024 By: Martin Creamer

Green hydrogen must be made cheap enough to decarbonise optimally at a time when the delay in emission reduction needs to be reversed if the world is to hit net zero by 2050. A range of factors... 


Zimbabwe state miner says lithium assets attract investors
23rd May 2024 By: Bloomberg

Zimbabwe’s state-owned miner Kuvimba Resources said its lithium assets are attracting potential investors from both China and other countries. Kuvimba has identified a lithium ore resource of 38... 


SQM swings to $870m loss as oversupply sinks prices
SQM swings to $870m loss as oversupply sinks prices
23rd May 2024 By: Reuters

Chilean mining company SQM, the world's second-largest lithium producer, on Thursday posted a net loss of $870-million for the first three months of the year, as oversupply of the metal needed for... 


From left, Kudakwashe Maramba, George Roach, Ntsiki Adonisi, Louis Nel, Jaco Prinsloo, Bernard Swanepoel.
Huge manganese value-add opportunity reiterated at Junior Indaba
22nd May 2024 By: Martin Creamer

The huge opportunity that South Africa has to add value to its rich endowment of manganese through local processing was reiterated during the second day of Wednesday’s Junior Indaba. “Specific to... 


Patriot to raise C$75m in flow-through placement
22nd May 2024 By: Creamer Media Reporter

Canada-focused Patriot Battery Metals said on Tuesday that it planned to capitalise on the advantageous flow-through financing conditions by executing a C$14.54-a-share private placement to raise... 


The Khoemecau copper mine in Botswana
BHP-Anglo prospects flag more M&A ahead for miners
22nd May 2024 By: Reuters

BHP's bid for Anglo American underlines the growing appetite for energy transition metals like copper from miners who must become more aggressive to secure new projects or risk missing out,... 


Anglo CEO Duncan Wanblad and BHP CEO Mike Henry
Clock runs down on BHP’s $43bn bid for Anglo American
22nd May 2024 By: Bloomberg

BHP Group has just hours to launch a blockbuster bid to buy smaller mining rival Anglo American — or put its audacious takeover plan on the shelf. The proposal by the world’s biggest miner to spin... 


Ma'aden CEO Robert Wilt
Saudi Ma'aden has extracted lithium from seawater, CEO says
22nd May 2024 By: Reuters

Saudi Arabian Mining Company Ma'aden has successfully extracted lithium from seawater, although not at levels that are commercially viable and its project remains at the pilot stage, its CEO told... 


Opening Junior Indaba panel (from left) Lili Nupen, Tseliso Maqubela, Errol Smart, Mosa Mabuza, Bernard Swanepoel.
Latest cadastre agreement excites South Africa’s Junior Indaba panel
21st May 2024 By: Martin Creamer

There were expressions of excitement at the South Africa’s Junior Indaba on Tuesday when attendees at the important mining event learnt of the signing of the service-level agreement (SLA) for South... 


Premier raises £1.25m for use at its Zulu lithium, tantalum project
21st May 2024 By: Creamer Media Reporter

London-listed Premier African Minerals is raising about £1.25-million through the issue of about 781.25-million shares at 0.16p each. It will use the funds raised for the ongoing mining operations... 


Haul trucks in operation at a West African mine
Use resources to diversify African economies, unlock sustainable growth
21st May 2024 By: Schalk Burger

A majority of African economies, or 83%, are highly commodity-dependent and are vulnerable to external shocks, experiencing good growth when commodity prices are high, but seeing growth reversal... 


Metals Australia granted drilling permits for Corvette River
21st May 2024 By: Creamer Media Reporter

Canada-focused Metals Australia has received all the required permitting approvals for a new drilling and trenching programme at Corvette River, in Quebec. The programme, which will include 10... 


Kali Metals appoints new MD
21st May 2024 By: Creamer Media Reporter

ASX-listed Kali Metals has announced the appointment of Paul Adams as MD from July 1. He will take over the role currently held by Graeme Sloan, who will step down as MD, but remain with Kali in a... 


Dubai mining firm plans to start Argentina lithium production next year
21st May 2024 By: Reuters

Dubai-based United Mining Projects Corporation (UMPC) plans to begin producing battery-grade lithium in Argentina next year, aiming to deliver 5 000 metric tons in 2027 and double that in 2028, CEO... 


Galan raises A$14m for ongoing HMW development
20th May 2024 By: Creamer Media Reporter

ASX-listed Galan Lithium has received commitments for an equity raising of A$14-million at A$0.24 a share. The capital raise will provide working capital headroom and financial flexibility for the... 


Employees on site at a lithium mine in Zimbabwe
Zimbabwe lithium miners table refinery plans under govt pressure
20th May 2024 By: Reuters

Four lithium mining companies have tabled plans to produce battery-grade lithium in Zimbabwe, a government official said on Monday. Zimbabwe, Africa's top producer of lithium, which is used in... 


Rock Tech’s Germany lithium refinery plans approved
20th May 2024 By: Creamer Media Reporter

TSX-V-listed Rock Tech Lithium has announced government approval for its planned lithium refinery in Guben, Germany. The Brandenburg State Office for the Environment on Friday issued the final... 


Paul Brown named new Core Lithium CEO
Paul Brown named new Core Lithium CEO
20th May 2024 By: Mariaan Webb

Following a domestic and global search process, Australian hard-rock lithium miner Core Lithium has appointed Paul Brown CEO with effect from June 4. Brown’s appointment comes after Gareth... 


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