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Liontown progresses to Stage 1 of Mulwarrie lithium JV
5th December 2023 By: Creamer Media Reporter

ASX-listed Liontown Resources has elected to progress to the Stage 1 earn-in phase of the farm-in arrangement at fellow-listed Olympio Metals’ Mulwarrie project. The Mulwarrie joint venture project... 


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Andrada produces high-grade spodumene concentrate at Lithium Ridge licence area
5th December 2023 By: Tasneem Bulbulia

Aim-listed Andrada Mining has produced high-grade lithium spodumene concentrate from mineralised pegmatite material sourced from the Lithium Ridge licence area –  a fully permitted mining licence... 


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Liontown locks in port services deal for Kathleen Valley exports
4th December 2023 By: Creamer Media Reporter

Australian lithium company Liontown Resources has put in place the final link in securing its supply chain for the export of lithium ore from its Kathleen Valley project, in Western Australia, with... 


Desert Metals picks up Côte d'Ivoire projects
4th December 2023 By: Creamer Media Reporter

Australia-listed Desert Metals is taking its hunt for gold and lithium to West Africa, acquiring 100% of the issued share capital of Côte d’Ivoire mineral explorer CDI Resources. CDI currently... 


MMC in Mpumalanga.
Mpumalanga battery manganese aspirant hoping for IDC co-investment
4th December 2023 By: Martin Creamer

Canada-headquartered Giyani Metals, which operates in Botswana, has secured $16-million in financing from South Africa’s Industrial Development Corporation (IDC) to advance a battery-grade... 


Mining's net fixed capital formation, shown in blue, must be boosted.
Greenfield investment lagging badly, mining’s contribution to economy halved
1st December 2023 By: Martin Creamer

The growth of investment in fresh new greenfield mining projects is lagging badly and the contribution of the South African mining industry to the national economy has more than halved in the last... 


Commissioning of expanded processing plant at Marula's Blesberg project remains on track
1st December 2023 By: Creamer Media Reporter

African focused battery metals investment and exploration company Marula Mining has reported steady progress in the expansion of ore processing capacity at its Blesberg lithium and tantalum... 


Patriot kick starts Corvette approvals process
1st December 2023 By: Mariaan Webb

Vancouver-based Patriot Battery Metals has initiated the approvals process for the Corvette project, submitting the preliminary information statement to the Quebec government. The submission... 


Sayona’s Moblan DFS to be finalised early next year
Sayona’s Moblan DFS to be finalised early next year
1st December 2023 By: Mariaan Webb

A definitive feasibility study (DFS) for the Moblan lithium project, the centrepiece of Sayona Mining’s Eeyou Istchee James Bay hub, will be released in the first quarter of 2024, interim CEO James... 


China lithium price poised for further decline in 2024 - analysts
China lithium price poised for further decline in 2024 - analysts
1st December 2023 By: Reuters

Lithium carbonate prices in top consumer China could fall by more than 30% next year from the current level, analysts say, as growing supply from all major producers outpaces the rise in demand... 


Zimbabwe orders lithium miners to submit refinery plans by March 2024
30th November 2023 By: Reuters

Zimbabwe has given lithium miners up to March 2024 to submit plans for the local production of battery-grade lithium in a bid to benefit from growing demand for the clean energy mineral, Finance... 


Lithium slump has room to run as bearish bets mount in Guangzhou
Lithium slump has room to run as bearish bets mount in Guangzhou
30th November 2023 By: Bloomberg

The swift and brutal decline in lithium prices may still have room to run as bearish bets mount on the Chinese futures market that trades the battery metal. Prices on the Guangzhou Futures... 


India launches first part of critical minerals auction worth $5.4bn
30th November 2023 By: Reuters

India on Wednesday launched the first part of its critical minerals auction worth an estimated 450-billion rupees ($5.40-billion), the country's mines minister said. Mines Minister Pralhad Joshi... 


Electric-car makers can stop worrying so much about lithium
Electric-car makers can stop worrying so much about lithium
30th November 2023 By: Bloomberg

Lithium’s price slump over the past year has been as dramatic as its climb — and it’s probably not finished yet. The battery material’s benchmark price in China is now down about 80% from its... 


Lake explores strategic partnerships for Kachi lithium project
29th November 2023 By: Mariaan Webb

Australia-listed Lake Resources is embarking on a quest for strategic partnerships to propel its Kachi lithium brine project, in Argentina, to new heights. The company is looking for a partner to... 


PEA confirms Rincon salar’s potential – Power Minerals
PEA confirms Rincon salar’s potential – Power Minerals
29th November 2023 By: Creamer Media Reporter

Lithium exploration and development company Power Minerals has announced positive results from a preliminary economic assessment (PEA) completed for the Rincon salar – a key part of its Salta... 


Andrada achieves strong interim production, revenue growth
29th November 2023 By: Creamer Media Reporter

Namibia-focused metals and mining company Andrada Mining, which operates the Uis mine, achieved significant growth in the six months ended August 31, driven by a 67% increase in tin concentrate... 


Chile mining body says new lithium projects needed beyond SQM, Albemarle
Chile mining body says new lithium projects needed beyond SQM, Albemarle
29th November 2023 By: Reuters

The head of one of Chile's top mining associations on Tuesday urged the government to speed up efforts to expand the lithium industry without waiting to hammer out deals with miners SQM and... 


Orosur achieves positive exploration results at Nigeria project
28th November 2023 By: Tasneem Bulbulia

TSX-V and Aim-listed Orosur Mining has provided an exploration update for its new Lithium West joint venture (JV) in Nigeria, with first results from a mapping and sampling programme on the first... 


Drilling shows potential for resource upgrade at Atlantic Lithium’s Ghana project
28th November 2023 By: Tasneem Bulbulia

Africa-focused lithium exploration and development company Atlantic Lithium announces that multiple broad intervals of visible spodumene have been observed in drilling outside of the current... 


Fremont sells Nevada lithium assets
28th November 2023 By: Creamer Media Reporter

Vancouver-based Fremont Gold has sold its US subsidiary, Lithuar, which owns its Nevada lithium assets, to a private Australia-based company for cash, a royalty and a best-efforts commitment to... 


Andrada’s Uis lithium pilot plant commissioned
27th November 2023 By: Darren Parker

The commissioning of London-listed technology metals mining company Andrada's pilot plant, located adjacent to the main tin processing plant at its Uis mine, in Namibia, was completed in October,... 


Sigma Lithium's former co-CEO fired for trading in blackout period
27th November 2023 By: Reuters

The former co-CEO of Sigma Lithium, a leader in Brazil's budding lithium sector, was fired earlier this year for trading its shares during a quarterly earnings blackout period, according to legal... 


Mozambique approves $80bn energy transition strategy
27th November 2023 By: Bloomberg

Mozambique’s government approved a strategy to reduce the nation’s dependence on fossil fuels that it estimates will cost $80-billion to implement by 2050, a step aimed at winning finance to... 


Salt in batteries: shift may herald another shakeup
27th November 2023 By: Bloomberg

Battery giants are starting to put their money on new sodium-based technology, a sign that there could be yet another shakeup in the industry that’s crucial for the energy transition. Sodium —... 


AVZ says AGM underscores strong support for board, strategy
24th November 2023 By: Tasneem Bulbulia

Mineral exploration company AVZ Minerals says results from its annual general meeting (AGM), held on November 23, showcase both a strong vote of confidence for the board and its clear and... 


Former Nedbank investment banker Paul Miller.
New Utshalo has potential to boost mining IPOs, enliven public markets
24th November 2023 By: Martin Creamer

South Africa has a pressing need to reawaken its public markets and the new Utshalo must be complimented for setting out to do just that. New mining capital raisings have become too few and far... 


Green River demonstration plant construction gets under way
23rd November 2023 By: Mariaan Webb

Construction of the demonstration plant at the Green River lithium project, in Utah, is under way, ASX-listed Anson Resources reports. The demonstration plant, which is located on previously... 


Mined lithium ore
Lithium rout deepens with battery metal now down 75% this year
23rd November 2023 By: Bloomberg

Lithium extended an almost monthlong run of declines, taking its drop this year to 75%, with expectations the rout in the electric-vehicle battery metal is far from over. Chinese prices of lithium... 


Glencore to drop plans for EV battery recycling hub in Italy - unions
Glencore to drop plans for EV battery recycling hub in Italy - unions
23rd November 2023 By: Reuters

Swiss mining company Glencore will no longer build an electric vehicle (EV) battery recycling plant on the Italian island of Sardinia due to delays in the authorisation process, Italian trade... 


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