https://www.miningweekly.com
R/€ = 17.54 Change: -0.23
R/$ = 14.98 Change: -0.23
Au 1747.63 $/oz Change: -18.72
Pt 973.54 $/oz Change: -36.46
 

Lithium News

Bacanora secures environmental nod for Mexico lithium project

By: Mariaan Webb     20th October 2017 Calgary-headquartered Bacanora Minerals has secured the final key requirement for its flagship lithium project, announcing on Friday that Mexico’s Environmental Ministry had approved a 35 000 t/y lithium carbonate operation at Sonora. The approval is a major milestone for Bacanora, which is... 

MinRes eyes spodumene concentrate at Wodgina

By: Esmarie Iannucci     20th October 2017 Lithium miner Mineral Resources (MinRes) is hoping to start the construction of a spodumene concentrate plant at its Wodgina lithium operation, in Western Australia, by the fourth quarter of this year. The company on Friday announced plans to instal three modules capable of producing 250 000 t/y... 

Bald Hill fully funded - Tawana

By: Esmarie Iannucci     20th October 2017 Lithium developer Tawana Resources on Friday told shareholders that the company was fully funded to start production in the first quarter of 2018 from its Bald Hill project, in Western Australia, after securing A$25-million in funding. The funding package comprises a A$20-million share placement... 

South Africa spending less than its peers on mining research and development

By: Mia Breytenbach     20th October 2017 While South Africa had increased its investment in mining research and development (R&D) since 2014, the country’s investment was still below that of its peers, delegates heard during a panel discussion on ‘Technological Innovation and Advancements in the Mining Industry’ at the Joburg Indaba... 

San Jose study shows robust project at 'half current lithium price' – Plymouth

By: Esmarie Iannucci     18th October 2017 A scoping study into the San Jose lithium-tin project, in Spain, has found that the project could deliver some 15 000 t/y of battery grade lithium carbonate over an initial mine life of 24 years. ASX-listed Plymouth Minerals on Wednesday reported that the project was expected to require a caital... 

Galaxy ups output in Sept quarter

By: Esmarie Iannucci     16th October 2017 Lithium miner Galaxy Resources has reported a 43% increase in production at its Mt Cattlin operations, in Western Australia, in the three months to September, compared with the second quarter of 2017. The ASX-listed company on Monday reported that Mt Cattlin produced 47 075 to of lithium... 

Argentina Lithium starts digging at Arizaro

By: Henry Lazenby     13th October 2017 Lithium explorer Argentina Lithium & Energy has initiated its first drilling and subsurface brine sampling programme at the 20 500 ha Arizaro lithium project, located on the Arizaro Salar in Salta province. The TSX-V-listed company initially plans to drill three to four holes, with depths up to... 

As race for energy metals heats up, nickel expected to benefit most from EV revolution

By: Henry Lazenby     13th October 2017 Nickel prices stand to gain most from the advent of electric vehicles (EVs), Bank of America Merrill Lynch (BofAML) said on Friday in its latest ‘Global Metals Weekly’ report. According to the research team, despite China remaining an important driver of market demand, following on from being the... 

A lack of investment in mining capacity may mean that the battery industry could face an extended period of nickel sulphate supply shortfalls
Photo by Thakadu Battery Materials
A lack of investment in mining capacity may mean that the battery industry could face an extended period of nickel sulphate supply shortfalls

Plymouth lodges San Jose mining licence application, earns 50%

By: Creamer Media Reporter      11th October 2017 ASX-listed junior Plymouth Minerals has earned a 50% interest in the San Jose lithium/tin project from Spanish partner Valoriza Mineria by spending €1.5-million to complete the technical work at the project in 12 months. Plymouth can now earn a further 25% in San Jose by completing a feasibility... 

Argosy says Qingdoa seeks to terminate Rincon lithium offtake deal

By: Esmarie Iannucci     11th October 2017 ASX-listed Argosy Minerals will resist attempts by China’s Qingdoa Qianyun High-tech New Material Company to terminate an offtake agreement over the Rincon lithium project, in Argentina. In August, the two companies executed an equity placement and preliminary offtake agreement worth... 

Galaxy strikes a deal with Lepidico

By: Esmarie Iannucci     11th October 2017 Lithium miner Galaxy Resources has subscribed for A$2.9-million in shares in fellow-listed Lepidico, giving the company a 12% stake in Lepidico. Galaxy subscribed for more than 291.7-million shares in Lepidico, at a price of 1c a share. 

Nemaska starts commissioning of roaster; achieves high-grade concentrate

By: Henry Lazenby     11th October 2017 TSX-listed project developer Nemaska Lithium has received its final 6.3% lithium oxide (Li2O) flotation concentrate from third party SGS Lakefield, allowing the Quebec City-based company to start commissioning its Stage 1 mineral extraction circuit at the 100%-owned Shawinigan demonstration... 

Pedal to the metal, this Dutch stock may just be revving up

By: Bloomberg     10th October 2017 A near 160% share surge makes AMG Advanced Metallurgical Group the standout performer on the Amsterdam Small Cap Index this year. The rally may just be getting started. The Dutch metals supplier, whose 3% gain last week to €37.57 marked the highest weekly close since 2008, is pulling out all the... 

Kodal confirms battery-grade lithium carbonate produced from Bougouni spodumene concentrate

By: Anine Kilian     9th October 2017 China-based lithium carbonate producer Shandong Ruifu Lithium has produced a high-quality, low-impurity and battery-grade lithium carbonate using spodumene concentrate from Aim-listed Kodal Minerals’ Bougouni project, in southern Mali. The chemical analysis of the final lithium carbonate product... 

Pilgangoora receives works approval

By: Esmarie Iannucci     9th October 2017 Lithium developer Pilbara Minerals has received its final major environmental approval required to complete construction of its Pilangoora project, in Western Australia. The company on Monday reported that the Department of Water and Environmental Regulation had issued the works approval for the... 

South African mining industry still not spending enough on R&D

By: Mia Breytenbach     6th October 2017 While South Africa has increased its investment in mining research and development (R&D) since 2014, the country’s investment is still below that of its peers, delegates heard during a panel discussion on ‘Technological Innovation and Advancements in the Mining Industry’ at the Joburg Indaba, on... 

DRA Group CEO Wray Carvelas
Photo by Duane Daws
DRA Group CEO Wray Carvelas

Altura raises A$26m for WA lithium expansion

By: Esmarie Iannucci     6th October 2017 Lithium developer Altura Mining will raise A$26-million through a share placement to institutional and sophisticated investors to fast-track lithium production expansion studies at its lithium project in Western Australia. The company on Friday announced that it would issue about 136.8-million... 

Plymouth partners with Chinese lithium carbonate producer

By: Mariaan Webb     5th October 2017 ithium project developer Plymouth Minerals has partnered with Chinese lithium producer Shandong Ruifu to process material from the San Jose project into saleable products and to assist with the technical aspects of the feasibility study for project. Announcing the alliance on Thursday, Plymouth... 

Argosy raises A$15m for Rincon project

By: Esmarie Iannucci     5th October 2017 ASX-listed Argosy Minerals will raise A$15-million through a share placement to institutional and sophisticated investors to fast-track the development of the Rincon lithium project, in Argentina. More than 68.1-million shares will be placed at a price of 22c each under the company’s placement... 

Magnis gathers US funds for downstream development

By: Esmarie Iannucci     5th October 2017 A global consortium, in which ASX-listed Magnis Resources holds a major stake, has been awarded funding of $13.5-million from the state of New York to develop the region’s first lithium-ion gigafactory. In May, Magnis entered into a joint manufacturing establishment agreement to develop a 15 GWh... 

Birimian outlines plans for Mali lithium project

By: Esmarie Iannucci     4th October 2017 A prefeasibility study (PFS) into the Goulamina lithium project, in Mali, has found that the project could be in production by early 2021, with construction set to start in mid-2019, ASX-listed Birimian reported. The PFS considered four development scenarios, based on the size of the pit design... 

European Metals and Czech Republic sign lithium agreement

By: Mariaan Webb     3rd October 2017 ASX- and Aim-listed European Metals on Tuesday signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with the Czech Republic over the development of the Cinovec lithium/tin project. The MoU, which was signed in Usti nad Labem, covers aspects relating to downstream processing, permitting and regulatory... 

Earl Grey could deliver 288 000 t/y of lithium concentrate

By: Esmarie Iannucci     3rd October 2017 The Earl Grey lithium project, in Western Australia, could be in production as early as the first quarter of 2019, ASX-listed Kidman Resources reported on Tuesday. A scoping study into the project estimated that production could start as early as August next year, with construction to last... 

China’s Great Wall backs Pilbara’s WA lithium mine

By: Esmarie Iannucci     29th September 2017 The share price of lithium developer Pilbara Minerals jumped 18% on Friday as the company announced the backing of China’s Great Wall Motor Company for the Stage 2 development of the Pilgangoora lithium/tantalum project, in Western Australia. Pilbara Minerals has inked a binding term sheet with... 

South African mining industry must prepare for future

By: Robyn Wilkinson     29th September 2017 It is critical that the South African mining sector works unceasingly to make government understand the need to remain competitive with global miners through upskilling people so that they are capable of functioning and prospering in a technologically-advanced environment, says Neil Jacobsohn,... 

BETTER, FASTER
Drones are successfully being used in the mining industry to reduce costs and save time through aiding the three-dimensional modelling and the analytics of orebodies
BETTER, FASTER Drones are successfully being used in the mining industry to reduce costs and save time through aiding the three-dimensional modelling and the analytics of orebodies

eCobalt validates only US-based primary cobalt project with ‘robust’ feasibility study

By: Henry Lazenby     27th September 2017 eCobalt Solutions has revealed positive economics from a feasibility study (FS) of the company's flagship Idaho Cobalt Project (ICP), the only environmentally permitted, primary cobalt project located in the US. Based on an underground mine, the FS envisions a target production rate of 800 short... 

Cobalt metal nuggets
Photo by Bloomberg
Cobalt metal nuggets

No clarity on funding drawdown for mine rehab – Joburg Indaba

By: Martin Creamer     27th September 2017 There is no clarity on the way that mining companies can draw down from their financial provision vehicles to undertake mine rehabilitation, the Joburg Indaba Breakfast heard on Wednesday during a discussion on the implications of the new National Environmental Management Act (Nema). Chaired by... 

Panellists from left to right are Pan African CEO Cobus Loots, MSA MD Ben Burnand, PwC's Dr Ferdi Linde, ENSafrica's Andries Myburgh, DMR's director of mine closure Reuben Masenya and Cenviro Solutions MD Leentie Smit
Photo by Joburg Indaba
Panellists from left to right are Pan African CEO Cobus Loots, MSA MD Ben Burnand, PwC's Dr Ferdi Linde, ENSafrica's Andries Myburgh, DMR's director of mine closure Reuben Masenya and Cenviro Solutions MD Leentie Smit

Explorer preparing to drill for lithium in Sweden

By: Mariaan Webb     27th September 2017 Australia-based lithium explorer Novo Litio is preparing for its maiden drilling programme at the Spodumenberget prospect in central Sweden, in keeping with its goal of supplying lithium from Europe, for Europe. The Spodumenberget prospect, near Örnsköldsvik, has previously yielded high-grade... 

Zinc price on the up as supply tightens; cobalt forecast revised upwards as demand intensifies

By: Henry Lazenby     26th September 2017 Chinese zinc imports for August have increased by 145% year-on-year to 227 000 t, according to Metal Bulletin and Chinese customs data released on Tuesday. Scotia Mining Sales noted in a report to clients that this was not surprising given the Shangai Futures Exchange and London Metals Exchange... 

Tungsten-focused Thor moves diversified portfolio up value curve as commodity prices rally

By: Henry Lazenby     26th September 2017 Australian junior Thor Mining is pushing ahead with its diversified portfolio of tungsten/copper/lithium projects in Australia and the US, in the hope of capitalising on rising metals prices. The Sydney-based explorer and project developer, which has equity listings on the ASX and LSE’s Aim,... 

Thor Mining expects to update the Pilot Mountain tungsten resource, in Nevada, soon
Thor Mining expects to update the Pilot Mountain tungsten resource, in Nevada, soon

Premier sells forestry interests to focus on lithium, tungsten assets

By: Creamer Media Reporter      20th September 2017 Multicommodity mining and natural resources development company Premier African Minerals will sell its 52% interest in TCT Industrias Florestais (TCT IF), which principally owns a limestone deposit and forestry interests, in Mozambique, to Amire Glory. Aim-listed Premier will retain a 50%... 

Robust intersections support potential to fast-track Portugal lithium project

By: Mariaan Webb     20th September 2017 Aim-quoted Savannah Resources is hard at work to fast-track its Mina do Barroso lithium project, in Portugal, to production, as it seeks to tap into the fast-expanding battery market. Assay results from the first part of a reverse circulation drilling programme at two high-priority targets,... 

Russian nuclear giant joins scramble to supply electric-car boom

By: Bloomberg     20th September 2017 Russia’s State-owned nuclear corporation is joining the lithium rush. After a collapse in the price of uranium, Rosatom Corp. plans to start mining and trading the metal used in batteries as it seeks to profit from the rapid rise of electric vehicles. 

Russian nuclear giant joins scramble to supply electric-car boom

First Cobalt exits volatile DRC in favour of mining friendly Ontario Cobalt Camp

By: Henry Lazenby     19th September 2017 TSX-V-listed First Cobalt will not complete a strategic alliance over seven cobalt exploration properties close to several major copper/cobalt operations in the Democratic Republic of Congo's (DRC's) Central African Copperbelt. The Toronto-headquartered company announced on Monday that it would... 

Finnish firm Keliber pushes out DFS for lithium project to next year

By: Creamer Media Reporter      15th September 2017 Finland’s Keliber Oy has pushed back the completion of its definitive feasibility study (DFS) for its lithium project from the third quarter of this year to mid-2018, to allow for additional work programmes to be completed. The company announced on Friday that it would undertake additional... 

Avalon intent to cash in on rapidly rising technology metal demand

By: Henry Lazenby     15th September 2017 A whole new world for lithium demand has aspiring technology metals firm Avalon evaluating its options to cash in on the red-hot industry, with the company patiently advancing three projects in its portfolio that will benefit from higher metals prices. Just this week, new evidence was provided... 

Lithium-ion batteries in the manufacturing process. Demand for lithium is expected to outstrip supply from 2019 onwards
Photo by Reuters
Lithium-ion batteries in the manufacturing process. Demand for lithium is expected to outstrip supply from 2019 onwards

Core to buy Liontown’s Bynoe lithium project

By: Esmarie Iannucci     14th September 2017 ASX-listed Liontown Resources has struck a deal with fellow listed Core Exploration to divest of its Bynoe lithium project, in the Northern Territory. Under the terms of the agreement, announced on Thursday, Core would acquire the Bynoe project for an up-front cash consideration of... 

Poseidon and Lithium Australia team up on lithium

By: Esmarie Iannucci     13th September 2017 ASX-listed Poseidon Nickel and fellow-listed Lithium Australia have inked a lithium exploration and processing memorandum of understanding (MoU) over the Lake Johnston project, in Western Australia. The parties are planning to explore for lithium-hosted pegmatites on tenements held by both firms... 

Poseidon and Lithium Australia team up on lithium
38 39 40 41 42 43
44
45 46
RSS Feed

About

Mining Weekly is a product of Creamer Media.
www.creamermedia.co.za

Other Creamer Media Products include:
Engineering News
Research Channel Africa
Polity

Read more

Subscriptions

We offer a variety of subscriptions to our Magazine, Website, PDF Reports and our photo library.

Subscriptions are available via the Creamer Media Store.

View store

Advertise

Advertising on MiningWeekly.com is an effective way to build and consolidate a company's profile among clients and prospective clients. Email advertising@creamermedia.co.za

View options
Free daily email newsletter Register Now
Register Close