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Chile sees lithium plan expanding trade ties, foreign investment
Chile sees lithium plan expanding trade ties, foreign investment
29th May 2023 By: Bloomberg

Chile’s government expects its new lithium strategy to expand international trade relationships while attracting more foreign investment to the industry. President Gabriel Boric’s administration... 


Leo signs shareholding and cooperation agreement with Ganfeng
Leo signs shareholding and cooperation agreement with Ganfeng
29th May 2023 By: Esmarie Iannucci

ASX-listed Leo Lithium has struck a A$106-million shareholding and cooperation agreement with Chinese lithium giant Ganfeng Lithium. Under the terms of the agreement, Ganfeng would take a 9.9%... 


Ratings agency takes note of battery metals potential in sub-Saharan Africa
26th May 2023 By: Marleny Arnoldi

As demand surges for minerals used in low-carbon energy generation and electric vehicles (EVs), commodity-exporting economies in sub-Saharan Africa (SSA) could reap significant rewards, says... 


Premier African says first spodumene shipments from Zulu lithium project delayed
25th May 2023 By: Schalk Burger

Multi-commodity mining and natural resource development company Premier African Minerals has fully commissioned the processing plant at its Zulu lithium and tantalum project, in Zimbabwe, but first... 


ICMM President and CEO Rohitesh Dhawan.
Guidance on how mining should manage human rights impacts updated
25th May 2023 By: Martin Creamer

Updated guidance to help mining companies improve how human rights impacts are managed across the globe has been published by the International Council on Mining and Metals (ICMM).  ICMM members... 


Cohiba to acquire Canadian lithium tenements
25th May 2023 By: Esmarie Iannucci

Junior Cohiba Minerals has announced the acquisition of unlisted Maple Minerals, which holds the rights to acquire four lithium and rare earth element properties in Ontario. Under the acquisition,... 


The Whabouchi mine site in Quebec.
Battery boom sparks revival for Quebec’s formerly failed lithium miners
25th May 2023 By: Bloomberg

Nemaska Lithium  was once a cautionary tale for commodities investors betting on North America’s battery metals supply chain. Shareholders lost money when the Canadian mining firm went broke in... 


Trek raises cash for lithium hunt
25th May 2023 By: Esmarie Iannucci

Minerals explorer Trek Metals will raise up to A$7.5-million in a share placement to fund a maiden drilling programme at Tambourah lithium project, in Western Australia. The company on Thursday... 


Phosphate is needed in the agricultural sector
Transitions present opportunities for African miners, manufacturers
24th May 2023 By: Tasneem Bulbulia

There are three broad transitions under way that are likely to have a considerable impact on the mining and manufacturing sectors in South Africa and Africa, especially given the demand for... 


Marula Mining CEO Jason Brewer
Marula establishes copper, graphite subsidiary in Kenya
24th May 2023 By: Creamer Media Reporter

AAfrica-focused mining and development company Marula Mining has established a wholly-owned operating subsidiary company Muchai Mining Kenya to focus on securing both near-term and advanced copper... 


Emerging lithium supplier Argentina says it's close to US deal under IRA
24th May 2023 By: Bloomberg

The world’s fastest-growing lithium producer says it could soon gain access to the US market. Argentina has been lobbying to get in on President Joe Biden’s electric-vehicle drive. Landmark... 


Livent's Argentina operations.
Allkem, set for merger, talks up Argentina's 'enormous' lithium riches
24th May 2023 By: Reuters

Australian-based lithium miner Allkem, set for a $10.6-billion merger with US-based Livent, sees "enormous" opportunity in Argentina, a top executive said on Tuesday. Speaking at a mining event in... 


Tecpetrol says Alpha Lithium snubbed C$241m all-cash proposal
Tecpetrol says Alpha Lithium snubbed C$241m all-cash proposal
23rd May 2023 By: Mariaan Webb

Tecpetrol Investments, a member of the Techint Group, on Monday went public with news that it had approached Alpha Lithium with an all-cash offer, which the Canada-headquartered firm reportedly... 


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Victoria urged to focus on critical minerals
23rd May 2023 By: Esmarie Iannucci

The resources sector has welcomed initiatives from the Victorian government to regulate the minerals industry but has lamented the lack of support for critical minerals development and additional... 


A F-150 being manufactured at the Rouge EV centre.
Ford fortifies EV plans with flurry of lithium supply agreements
22nd May 2023 By: Mariaan Webb

US automotive giant Ford Motor Company on Monday announced several agreements to secure supplies of battery-grade lithium products in a move to derisk and scale its electric vehicles (EVs)... 


Andrada produces first lithium concentrate from pilot programme
22nd May 2023 By: Marleny Arnoldi

Aim-listed Andrada Mining has achieved first production of lithium concentrate, in the form of a high-purity petalite concentrate, from an off-site pilot test programme. The off-site test... 


Long-standing Avalon CEO retires
22nd May 2023 By: Creamer Media Reporter

Toronto-listed lithium development company Avalon Advanced Materials has announced the retirement of its long-standing CEO, Dun Bubar. Scott Monteith, who joined Avalon’s board of directors... 


University of the Witwatersrand’s Wits Mining Institute DigiMine Laboratory head Ahsan Mahboob.
Sibanye-Stillwater funding Wits University’s carbon storage brainstorming ‘techathon’
22nd May 2023 By: Martin Creamer

Johannesburg- and New York listed platinum group metals, green metals and gold mining company Sibanye-Stillwater is funding a brainstorming ‘techathon’ on the challenge of storing carbon in... 


Chile's State miner launches subsidiaries to manage lithium takeover plan
Chile's State miner launches subsidiaries to manage lithium takeover plan
22nd May 2023 By: Reuters

Chilean State miner Codelco, the world's largest copper producer, said on Friday it had created two subsidiaries to run a newly mandated lithium business amid a government plan to increase state... 


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Aus and US strike climate and critical minerals compact
22nd May 2023 By: Esmarie Iannucci

Australia and the US will enhance bilateral cooperation under a Climate, Critical Minerals and Clean Energy Transformation Compact, establishing climate and clean energy as a central pillar of the... 


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Mining taxes stacking up - report
22nd May 2023 By: Esmarie Iannucci

Australia’s mining industry contributed a record A$63-billion to federal, state, and territory governments in the form of company tax and royalty payments during 2021-22, new data by advisory firm... 


Galan hoping to raise A$36.5m for lithium projects
22nd May 2023 By: Esmarie Iannucci

ASX-listed Galan Lithium will raise A$31.5-million through an institutional share placement to accelerate work at its lithium projects in Argentina and Western Australia. The company on Monday... 


Pan Asia looks at lithium facility in Vietnam
19th May 2023 By: Esmarie Iannucci

Battery metals company Pan Asia Metals has inked a non-binding memorandum of understanding (MoU) to investigate a stand-alone lithium conversion facility in Vietnam. The ASX-listed company on... 


Lithium miner SQM expects to start contract talks in Chile in coming weeks
Lithium miner SQM expects to start contract talks in Chile in coming weeks
19th May 2023 By: Bloomberg

SQM, the world’s No. 2 lithium producer, expects to begin negotiations with Chilean State copper behemoth Codelco in the coming weeks on new terms for a mining contract. Both sides will be seeking... 


LG Energy strikes lithium deal in Canada
19th May 2023 By: Esmarie Iannucci

Canada-focused lithium developer Green Technology Metals has secured a A$20-million investment and offtake deal with global battery manufacturer LG Energy Solution (LGES). Under a subscription... 


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Core approves A$50m spend for early works at BP33
19th May 2023 By: Esmarie Iannucci

The board of lithium miner Core Lithium has approved a A$45-million to A$50-million spend for early works at the BP33 underground mine, in the Northern Territory. A final investment decision on... 


Chile's Cochilco to oversee lithium strategy to boost state control
18th May 2023 By: Mariaan Webb

The Chilean Copper Commission (Cochilco) will evaluate and manage investments of Chile's planned national lithium company, Mining Minister Marcela Hernando said on Wednesday. Cochilco currently... 


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A$50m in grants awarded to critical mineral projects
18th May 2023 By: Esmarie Iannucci

The federal government has approved nearly A$50-million in a second round of grants to accelerate the development of 13 critical minerals projects, which Resources Minister Madeleine King said... 


Tianqi Lithium exec sees more sector mergers and acquisitions
17th May 2023 By: Reuters

Tianqi Lithium, one of the world's biggest lithium producers, expects more consolidation in the lithium industry, an executive at the group said on Tuesday, following a $10.6-billion merger... 


Burley raises A$4.5m
17th May 2023 By: Esmarie Iannucci

Junior Burley Minerals will raise A$4.5-million in a combination of a flow-through share placement and a share placement to fund lithium exploration in Canada. The ASX-listed company has received... 


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