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Lithium miners surge as Allkem-Livent tie up fuels M&A hopes
Lithium miners surge as Allkem-Livent tie up fuels M&A hopes
11th May 2023 By: Reuters

Shares in Australian-listed lithium miners jumped on Thursday after a $10.6-billion merger in the sector raised expectations for more consolidation among producers of the key metal in electric... 

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Core gets approval for second mine
11th May 2023 By: Esmarie Iannucci

The Northern Territory government has granted lithium miner Core Lithium mining approval for its BP33 underground mine, the second proposed mine at the Finniss lithium operation near Darwin. Core... 

Africa needs $700bn of finance for green energy and metals
10th May 2023 By: Bloomberg

Africa will need more than $700-billion in finance over the next decade to develop renewable power and mines to extract the metals required for the green energy transition, according to Standard... 

The new company's growth prospects are strong in Argentina. Pictured is Livent's Fenix mine in the Salar del Hombre Muerto salt pan.
Lithium producers Allkem, Livent to combine in $10.6bn deal
10th May 2023 By: Reuters

 Australian lithium miner Allkem has inked an agreement to acquire US-based chemical manufacturing firm Livent in a deal that will create a $10.6-billion entity, the two companies announced on... 

A$126m to be spent of forward planning at SWIS
10th May 2023 By: Esmarie Iannucci

The Western Australian state government has allocated A$126-million to kickstart early network planning, following the release of a landmark report into the future of the state’s main electricity... 

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NT budget unveils magnitude of mining contribution
10th May 2023 By: Esmarie Iannucci

The Northern Territory Budget has revealed that mining continued to be the largest contributor to the economy, with 31.7% of gross state product (GSP) sourced from the sector in 2021-22. In its... 

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Resources drives Budget to surplus
10th May 2023 By: Esmarie Iannucci

The federal Budget had delivered a A$4.2-billion surplus, a significant turnaround from the A$32-billion deficit unveiled last year, with the government announcing a range of investments to fund... 

Glencore CEO Gary Nagle.
Glencore takes yet another step along the busying road to circularity
9th May 2023 By: Martin Creamer

Mining and marketing company Glencore, which last month initiated steps to provide lithium-ion battery recycling solutions at scale for Spain and Portugal in partnership with FCC Ámbito and... 

Noah Greenhill, former senior marketing and business development GM of the Johannesburg Stock Exchange.
Something must be done to make exploration investment attractive – ex-JSE stalwart Noah Greenhill
8th May 2023 By: Martin Creamer

Beginning in the early 1970s, the Canadian government said guys, we're losing ground in exploration investment. We don't seem to be attracting any of that cash. Let's introduce something that... 

Eastern Resources takes 70% stake in lithium project
8th May 2023 By: Esmarie Iannucci

ASX-listed Lithium Australia has struck a deal with fellow listed Eastern Resources to divest of a 70% interest in the Lepidolite Hill lithium project, in Western Australia. Under the agreement,... 

Minas Gerais, which is home to some of the world's biggest iron-ore mines, will promote its lithium deposits to investors this week.
A Brazilian iron-ore state now wants to lure lithium investors
8th May 2023 By: Bloomberg

the Brazilian state with some of the world’s biggest iron-ore mines wants to attract investors to its lithium deposits in a bid to feed growing demand for the key material in electric-vehicle... 

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Kalamazoo strikes out on lithium journey
8th May 2023 By: Esmarie Iannucci

Gold and lithium explorer Kalamazoo Resources on Monday announced a number of transactions that would result in the birth of a new critical minerals explorer. The ASX-listed Kalamazoo has... 

China slams Canada PM Trudeau's slave labour comment, threatens 'consequences'
5th May 2023 By: Reuters

China sharply criticized Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau's comment that linked Chinese-produced lithium to slave labor, and warned Canada could face consequences if it continues "denigrating... 

Rio Tinto cautions against takeover fever after lithium's dramatic price slump
Rio Tinto cautions against takeover fever after lithium's dramatic price slump
5th May 2023 By: Bloomberg

Lithium’s dramatic price slump has mining heavyweights chasing takeovers of companies with early stage or pre-production projects. But one giant is warning that offering high premiums for smaller... 

The Etowah Industrial Park where Piedmont Lithium's Tennessee plant will be located.
Piedmont open to partner at Tennessee
4th May 2023 By: Esmarie Iannucci

Dual listed lithium developer Piedmont Lithium is open to joint venture at its Tennessee lithium project, in the US. Speaking to Mining Weekly Online, executive VP and COO Patrick Brindle said... 

Vulcan eyes A$109m capital raise
4th May 2023 By: Esmarie Iannucci

ASX-listed Vulcan Energy has launched a A$109-million single tranche share placement to sophisticated and professional investors to progress its renewable energy and lithium project. The company... 

Albemarle cuts annual profit forecast on softening lithium prices
4th May 2023 By: Reuters

Lithium producer Albemarle cut its annual profit forecast on Wednesday despite posting a better-than-expected quarterly earnings, citing softening prices for the metal used to make electric vehicle... 

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Albemarle expands WA lithium hydroxide capacity
3rd May 2023 By: Esmarie Iannucci

Critical minerals major Albemarle Corporation has announced it would build two additional processing trains at the Kemerton lithium hydroxide plant in Western Australia. The additional trains will... 

As lithium miners gear up for Q1 earnings, investors focus on tumbling prices
3rd May 2023 By: Reuters

US lithium miners Albemarle and Livent are expected to report a rise in quarterly profit this week, but investor focus will likely be on how they plan to navigate the slide in prices for the metal... 

Aterian upbeat despite losses in 2022
2nd May 2023 By: Darren Parker

Despite LSE-listed Aterian making a loss of about £4.38-million in 2022 – a significantly larger sum than the loss made in 2021 of about £1.35-million – the company reiterated its firm belief in... 

Northern Cape project outlook.
Orion to update Australia on Northern Cape’s copper/zinc revival at roadshow
2nd May 2023 By: Martin Creamer

Orion Minerals, the promising emerging copper zinc miner in South Africa’s prolific Northern Cape will set out to update Australia on the Prieska copper-zinc revival next week. Errol Smart, the CEO... 

Liontown not facing any new bids
2nd May 2023 By: Esmarie Iannucci

Lithium developer Liontown Resources on Tuesday refuted claims that it had received a further takeover proposal after rebuffing an A$2.50 a share offer from North American major Albemarle... 

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Net Zero offers A$40bn in opportunities to Aus - report
1st May 2023 By: Esmarie Iannucci

A new report has revealed that the shift to Net Zero emissions could generate as much as A$40-billion in national income for Australia and A$65-billion in economic activity by 2050. In its latest... 

Global mining supply. Source: DNV report.
Hydrogen has advantage of relatively cheap energy storage, DNV study finds
28th April 2023 By: Martin Creamer

Both hydrogen and battery technologies are expected to operate in the power sector, but in different areas, says independent risk management and assurance firm DNV. Hydrogen is expected to play a... 

Peru sees lithium mining opportunity in Chile's statist plan
28th April 2023 By: Bloomberg

Peru is taking a more active role in trying to lure lithium mining investments in light of Chile’s decision to take state control of all new projects of the battery metal, an official said. “There... 

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IGO posts record financials
28th April 2023 By: Esmarie Iannucci

Critical minerals company IGO has posted record financial results for the quarter ended March, with net profits after tax increasing 22% quarter-on-quarter. The ASX-listed company on Friday... 

Leo warns of costs increases in Mali
27th April 2023 By: Esmarie Iannucci

A mid-term review into the Goulamina lithium project, in Mali, has found that the project is on track to deliver its first spodumene by the second quarter of next year, but has flagged a... 

Vulcan taps potential partner for lithium plant
27th April 2023 By: Esmarie Iannucci

ASX-listed Vulcan Energy has flagged a potential partnership with European essential chemical and energy producer Nobian to partner on Vulcan’s Central Lithium Plant (CLP), which forms part of the... 

Nigel Townshend.
Shaft-sinking boom-time stalwart Nigel Townshend returns as chair of mining services company
26th April 2023 By: Martin Creamer

Mining luminary of South Africa’s shaft-sinking boom period at the beginning of the millennium Nigel Townshend is back in action as the newly appointed nonexecutive chairperson of United Mining... 

Lithium mining decisions must be in the public interest, Chile Economy Minister says
26th April 2023 By: Bloomberg

Chile’s government gave the clearest sign yet that the state will play an active role in deciding how some of the world’s biggest lithium deposits will be developed in partnership with the private... 

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