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Atlantic Lithium appoints new independent non-executive director
20th December 2023 By: Donna Slater

Aim- and ASX-listed Africa-focused lithium explorer and developer Atlantic Lithium has appointed Jonathan Henry to the company's board of directors as an independent non-executive director. The... 


SQM included in Dow Jones Sutainability World Index
19th December 2023 By: Creamer Media Reporter

Lithium producer Sociedad Química y Minera de Chile (SQM) has been included in the Dow Jones Sustainability World Index (DJSI). The DJSi, compiled by S&P Dow Jones Indices comprises global... 


Samples ready for testing at Lake Resources' pilot plant
Kachi Phase 1 DFS shows 'strong, competitive economics' – Lake Resources
19th December 2023 By: Creamer Media Reporter

A definitive feasibility study (DFS) for Phase 1 of ASX-listed Lake Resources' Kachi lithium brine project, in Argentina, has shown "strong and competitive economics", CEO David Dickson says. The... 


Allkem's James Bay project area in Quebec
Allkem shareholders approve $10.6bn Livent lithium merger
19th December 2023 By: Reuters

Investors in Australian lithium producer Allkem voted on Tuesday to accept a $10.6-billion merger offer from US giant Livent that would create one of the world's biggest lithium companies. Allkem... 


Rwandan President Paul Kagame (pictured), with European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen,
witnessed the signature of the partnership by EIB VP Gelsomina Vigliotti and Rwanda Finance and Economic Planning Minister Dr Uzziel Ndagijimana
Rwanda, European Investment Bank ink critical material declaration
19th December 2023 By: Donna Slater

The government of Rwanda and the European Investment Bank (EIB) signed a joint declaration, on December 19, enabling a strategic alliance to enhance investment in critical raw material value... 


The Grota do Cirilo mine
Sigma enters into negotiations with finalists in strategic review process
19th December 2023 By: Chanel de Bruyn

Brazil-focused Sigma Lithium’s strategic review process will continue into 2024, with the company having entered into contractual and detailed structural negotiations with finalists. The company... 


Azure's Andover deposit
SQM ties up with Hancock on $1.1bn bid for Australian lithium developer Azure
19th December 2023 By: Reuters

Chile's SQM has teamed up with Australia's richest person, Gina Rinehart, to make a sweetened A$1.7-billion ($1.14-billion) bid for Australian lithium developer Azure Minerals, the three parties... 


Appian Founder and CEO Michael W Scherb
Appian provides US Strategic Metals with $230m financing package
18th December 2023 By: Creamer Media Reporter

Investment advisor Appian Capital Advisory has committed a $230-million financing package to US battery metals producer US Strategic Metals (USSM) for the development of USSM's cobalt/nickel mine... 


Lithium ore stockpiles
Lithium ends dire year with cautious mood during contract season
18th December 2023 By: Bloomberg

Lithium buyers are sounding cautious on the key battery metal’s prospects for next year, even after a huge plunge in prices. Producers have recently been in talks with clients — mostly in Asia — to... 


Arizona Lithium raises A$16.5m for Canadian project
18th December 2023 By: Chanel de Bruyn

ASX-listed Arizona Lithium has raised A$16.5-million in an oversubscribed flow through financing placement, with the funds to be used for exploration at its Prairie project, in Saskatchewan,... 


The EU flag
EU sets critical mineral goals, but faces struggle to hit them
18th December 2023 By: Reuters

The European Union (EU) has set targets to dig up, recycle and refine lithium, cobalt and other metals it needs for its green transition, but a shortage of new money, crippling energy costs and... 


Li3 Lithium Corp sells stake in Zim project as it shifts focus to Nevada copper project
18th December 2023 By: Chanel de Bruyn

TSX-V- and FSE-listed Li3 Lithium Corp has decided to shift its focus to copper and to its 485 ha Northern Lights copper project, in Nevada, in the US. Given the company's lack of sufficient funds... 


Codelco's logo on a building
Lithium producer SQM, Chile's Codelco agree to start talks with indigenous group
18th December 2023 By: Reuters

Chile's State copper company Codelco and lithium producer SQM have agreed to establish a roundtable with indigenous communities amid talks over a possible partnership between the two companies in... 


A lithium ore stockpile
Bolivia takes a key step in long road to tapping vast lithium riches
17th December 2023 By: Bloomberg

Bolivia is cutting the ribbon on its first industrial-scale lithium plant, the dawn of what it hopes will be an export boom of the battery metal that could bring it back from the brink of economic... 


New ore sorter installed at Blesberg ahead of schedule
13th December 2023 By: Darren Parker

Mining and development company Marula Mining has confirmed the full installation of the Rados SRF100-8 X-ray fluorescence (XRF) ore sorter, associated conveyors and support equipment at the... 


Arizona Lithium hikes Prairie resource, PFS set for this month
13th December 2023 By: Mariaan Webb

ASX-listed Arizona Lithium on Wednesday announced a major upgrade in the total resource of its Prairie lithium project, in Saskatchewan. The project’s lithium carbonate equivalent (LCE) resources... 


ICMM CEO Rohitesh Dhawan.
Mining urged to embrace international council’s new Scope 3 emissions guidance
13th December 2023 By: Martin Creamer

All mining and metals companies are being urged to embrace new guidance on reducing Scope 3 emissions, which was published by the International Council for Mining and Metals (ICMM) on Wednesday.... 


As Chile prepares to open lithium assets, this Canadian miner is ready to pounce
13th December 2023 By: Bloomberg

Wealth Minerals is lining up funding for lithium drilling and testing in Chile as the Vancouver-based firm waits for the government there to disclose rules for new production areas. Financing... 


Consolidation has played a central role with gold giant Newmont securing a A$28.8-billion deal this year to buy Australian rival Newcrest Mining.
Record resources deals rescue a dim year for Australian bankers
13th December 2023 By: Bloomberg

Energy and mining deals have dominated Australia’s dealmaking scene like never before this year. About $A111.3-billion ($73-billion) of energy and mining deals have been announced in Australia... 


Charger to draw down Rio Tinto funding
12th December 2023 By: Mariaan Webb

Lithium junior Charger Metals is expecting to receive A$1.2-million from Rio Tinto Exploration this week under a farm-in agreement for its Lake Johnston lithium project, in the Yilgarn of Western... 


Atlantic announces 15.7Mt maiden feldspar resource estimate at Ewoyaa
12th December 2023 By: Darren Parker

Africa-focused lithium exploration and development company Atlantic Lithium has announced a maiden Joint Ore Reserves Committee-compliant mineral resource estimate (MRE) of 15.7-million tonnes at... 


MetalsGrove acquires Zim lithium assets
11th December 2023 By: Creamer Media Reporter

Australia-listed critical metals exploration company MetalsGrove will acquire six, contiguous and highly prospective lithium/tin/tantalum claims in Zimbabwe. The claims, which MetalsGrove will... 


Winsome declares ‘globally significant’ resource at Quebec project
11th December 2023 By: Creamer Media Reporter

Perth-based lithium explorer Winsome Resources on Monday declared a “globally significant” maiden mineral resource of 59-million tonnes at 1.12% lithium oxide at its Adina project, in Quebec.... 


GT1 raises A$14.6m for Canada lithium project
GT1 raises A$14.6m for Canada lithium project
11th December 2023 By: Mariaan Webb

Australia-listed Green Technology Metals (GT1) has successfully raised A$14.6-million, or C$13-million, using the “flow-through shares” provision under Canadian tax laws. The company issued... 


Australian Mines diversifies battery metals portfolio
7th December 2023 By: Marleny Arnoldi

ASX-listed Australian Mines (AUZ) has acquired two highly prospective exploration projects in Brazil for $1.1-million – the Jequie rare earths and Resende lithium projects. The projects are... 


Green Technology targets FID for Ontario lithium project in 2024
Green Technology targets FID for Ontario lithium project in 2024
7th December 2023 By: Mariaan Webb

Canada-focused lithium company Green Technology Metals (GT1) has progressed its Seymour mine development, in Ontario, to a definitive feasibility study (DFS), targeting a financial investment... 


Sibanye-Stillwater streaks ahead with renewables projects.
Sibanye-Stillwater accelerates decarbonisation with two further renewables projects
7th December 2023 By: Martin Creamer

The financial close and start of construction of two additional renewable energy projects for Sibanye-Stillwater’s South Africa operations has been announced. The first project, the Witberg wind... 


US IRA is 'cream on top' as Arcadium eyes lithium growth
US IRA is 'cream on top' as Arcadium eyes lithium growth
7th December 2023 By: Reuters

US subsidies for critical minerals development will support growth for top three lithium producer Arcadium Lithium if the $10.6-billion Livent and Allkem merger creating the new company goes ahead,... 


Desert Metals receives strong support for placement
6th December 2023 By: Mariaan Webb

ASX-listed Desert Metals has received commitments for a placement of shares and attaching options to raise A$3.75-million to fund drilling and exploration in Côte d’Ivoire and to continue... 


Power Minerals nears offtake, funding agreement with Xiamen on Argentina project
6th December 2023 By: Marleny Arnoldi

Australia-listed Power Minerals is on the cusp of signing a binding offtake, funding and logistics agreement with Shanghai-listed Xiamen Xiangya New Energy for the Salta Lithium project, in... 


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