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Rio Tinto sees gradual recovery in China’s economy in 2024
16th January 2024 By: Mariaan Webb

Diversified mining major Rio Tinto expects stimulus measures implemented by China to catalyse a slow but steady recovery of the world’s second-biggest economy in 2024, providing reinforcement to... 

Pilbara expands Ganfeng offtake agreement
Pilbara expands Ganfeng offtake agreement
15th January 2024 By: Creamer Media Reporter

Australian lithium producer Pilbara Minerals has expanded its existing offtake agreement with Ganfeng Lithium, which materially increases short- and medium-term supply of spodumene concentrate to... 

Azure Capital to guide Zenith’s strategic review
Azure Capital to guide Zenith’s strategic review
15th January 2024 By: Creamer Media Reporter

Mining exploration company Zenith Minerals has appointed Perth-based corporate advisory firm Azure Capital as strategic adviser for the review of its lithium business. This move underscores... 

Firering begins RC drilling campaign in Côte d'Ivoire
15th January 2024 By: Tasneem Bulbulia

Aim-listed Firering has started its 3 000 m reverse circulation (RC) drilling campaign at Atex, its flagship lithium project in Côte d’Ivoire. The programme began at identified lithium-bearing... 

Global Uranium sells Australia lithium asset
15th January 2024 By: Mariaan Webb

Australia-based Global Uranium on Monday announced the sale of its Lake Johnston lithium project, in Western Australia, to Intra Energy Corporation (IEC), as the company shifts its focus to... 

BYD in talks with Brazil's Sigma Lithium on supply deal - FT
15th January 2024 By: Reuters

Chinese electric car-maker BYD has held talks with Brazil's Sigma Lithium over a possible supply agreement, joint venture or acquisition, the Financial Times reported on Sunday. BYD met Sigma CEO... 

Communities agree to end roadblocks at Chile lithium operations
15th January 2024 By: Bloomberg

Indigenous communities in northern Chile agreed to lift roadblocks that have restricted access to the country’s giant lithium operations since January 9. Members of the the regional indigenous... 

Zenith resumes full control over Split Rocks and Waratah Well lithium projects
12th January 2024 By: Darren Parker

ASX-listed Zenith Minerals has resumed 100% control over both the Split Rocks and Waratah Well lithium projects in Western Australia. "Regaining full control of our key lithium assets in Western... 

JSE business development manager Patrycja Kula-Verster
JSE presents opportunity for critical mineral miners to access capital
12th January 2024 By: Martin Creamer

Critical mineral demand is growing significantly at a time when South Africa has a pressing need to reawaken its public markets – two crucial needs that can be fulfilled in one go by companies... 

American Lithium triples value of Peru project to $5bn
American Lithium triples value of Peru project to $5bn
11th January 2024 By: Creamer Media Reporter

TSX-V-listed American Lithium has reported a “very large” increase in the value of its Falchani project, in Peru, with the 2024 preliminary economic assessment (PEA) calculating an aftertax net... 

Heraeus Precious Metals EVP Dr Philipp Walter
Hydrogen economy poised as key growth booster for platinum group metals – Heraeus
11th January 2024 By: Martin Creamer

The hydrogen economy is an important new growth area for platinum group metals (PGMs) and, in turn, PGMs are pivotal for hydrogen production and application across a broad front. Accentuating this... 

AustralianSuper snaps up additional stakes in Pilbara Minerals, Endeavour Group
9th January 2024 By: Reuters

Pension fund AustralianSuper has raised its stake in lithium miner Pilbara Minerals and alcohol retailer Endeavour Group, two separate exchange filings showed on Tuesday. The stake increase makes... 

Aterian acquires 90% controlling interest in Atlantis
8th January 2024 By: Darren Parker

London-listed critical metals exploration and development company Aterian has signed a share purchase agreement (SPA) to acquire a controlling 90% interest in private Bostwana-registered business... 

Strong ASX reception for new lithium explorer Kali Metals
Strong ASX reception for new lithium explorer Kali Metals
8th January 2024 By: Creamer Media Reporter

Lithium exploration company Kali Metals listed on the ASX on Monday and recorded a strong opening day, trading A$7.5-million and closing at A$0.435 a share – an increase of 75% from its initial... 

Chile President praises Codelco, SQM lithium deal ensuring State control
28th December 2023 By: Reuters

Chile's President Gabriel Boric hailed the formation of a new government-controlled lithium partnership that fuses assets of State-run Codelco with private miner SQM, as the leftist leader advances... 

Pinnacle to acquire 75% stake in Quebec lithium project
20th December 2023 By: Creamer Media Reporter

ASX-listed Pinnacle Minerals has signed an agreement to acquire a 75% interest in the Adina East lithium project in the lithium-rich James Bay region, in Quebec, Canada. “Signing of the formal... 

Giyani Metals CEO Danny Keating.
IDC-funded Canada-Botswana battery manganese demo plant to be built in Joburg
20th December 2023 By: Martin Creamer

Giyani Metals is a company listed on the TSX Venture Exchange in Toronto, Canada. Through its wholly-owned Botswana subsidiary Menzi Battery Metals, Giyani is the owner of the past producing K.Hill... 

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... 

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