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Hancock reaches ownership objective in Liontown
12th October 2023 By: Esmarie Iannucci

Unlisted Hancock Prospecting has achieved its targeted stake objective of a 19.9% ownership in lithium developer Liontown Resources, as that company extended its due diligence talks with critical... 


Piedmont invests in Newfoundland lithium project
Piedmont invests in Newfoundland lithium project
11th October 2023 By: Creamer Media Reporter

Nasdaq- and ASX-listed Piedmont Lithium on Wednesday announced a strategic investment in a large prospective lithium project in Newfoundland, Canada. Piedmont has agreed to pay C$2-million for a... 


Billionaire Paolo Rocca has a plan B for lithium if Alpha bid fails
11th October 2023 By: Bloomberg

Billionaire Paolo Rocca’s oil drilling unit will enter the lithium business one way or another — saying it’s lining up other options in case it fails with a $1-billion plan to develop a project in... 


Eramet rues timid European banks, sees lithium plant costing $1.5bn
11th October 2023 By: Reuters

European banks are too slow to finance mining projects because of red tape linked to environmental, social and governance (ESG) issues, France's Eramet said, as it pursues a lithium project with... 


Codelco is said to near buyout of Australia's Lithium Power
11th October 2023 By: Bloomberg

Codelco, the world’s biggest copper producer, is nearing a deal to acquire Lithium Power International that could value the Sydney-listed firm at nearly A$315-million ($202-million), according to... 


Atlantic gets approval for Ewoyaa transmission diversion
10th October 2023 By: Esmarie Iannucci

Ghana’s environmental protection agency (EPA) has granted lithium developer Atlantic Lithium authorisation to divert two transmission lines that run across the planned mining areas that hold the... 


Iron-ore billionaire’s lithium raid leaves investors guessing
10th October 2023 By: Bloomberg

Gina Rinehart, Australia’s richest woman, has muscled in on one of the largest battery-metals deals to date, building a near-17% stake in Liontown Resources Ltd. and threatening its A$6.6-billion... 


CFO of world’s top copper miner is moving to job in lithium, not leaving company
10th October 2023 By: Bloomberg

Codelco’s chief financial officer is moving to a new job with responsibility for lithium and not leaving the Chilean state mining giant, according to the company’s chairman. The world’s No. 1... 


From left to right Harry Dempsey, Douglas Johnson-Poensgen, Kunal Sinha, Louise Assem, and Trond Olaf Christophersen.
Essential integration of mining with circular economy highlighted at FT Mining Summit
9th October 2023 By: Martin Creamer

Circularity is already practised at many mine sites, which use circular principles to reduce waste and conserve water. But to achieve full circularity for products – from production to consumption... 


Tantalex announces robust PEA for DRC tailings project
9th October 2023 By: Tasneem Bulbulia

A preliminary economic assessment (PEA) of Canadian junior explorer Tantalex Lithium’s majority-owned Manono lithium tailings project, in the Democratic Republic of Congo, shows a robust pre-tax... 


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Hancock increases Liontown stake
9th October 2023 By: Esmarie Iannucci

Unlisted Hancock Prospecting’s stake in lithium developer Liontown Resources reached 16.7% at the end of last week, with the company saying it had paid no more than A$3 a share. Hancock was now... 


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Winsome raises A$34m
9th October 2023 By: Esmarie Iannucci

ASX- and FSE-listed lithium explorer Winsome Resources will raise A$34-million using the flow-through shares (FTS) provision under Canadian tax law. The FTS will be placed at a price of A$2.38 a... 


Sibanye CEO Neal Froneman
Sibanye approves development of Phase 2 of Keliber lithium project
6th October 2023 By: Creamer Media Reporter

Multinational mining and metals processing group Sibanye-Stillwater has approved the start of the second phase of its Keliber lithium project, which includes the construction of the concentrator... 


Joburg Indaba panel from left Bernard Swanepoel, Otsile Matlou, Errol Smart, Mosa Mabuza and Mzila Mthenjane.
Approving outstanding permits could shift economy in 12-18 months, says Mzila Mthenjane
6th October 2023 By: Martin Creamer

If the 5 066 outstanding mining and exploration permits were approved, South Africa could begin to see a shift in the economy within 12 to 18 months, new Minerals Council South Africa CEO Mzila... 


Anson confirms Green River plant location
6th October 2023 By: Esmarie Iannucci

Lithium developer Anson Resources has confirmed the location of its proposed processing plant at the recently acquired Green River lithium project, in Utah. The company said on Friday that the... 


Sigma Lithium COO steps down in latest leadership shakeup
5th October 2023 By: Reuters

Sigma Lithium COO Brian Talbot left the company at the end of last month, he told Reuters on Thursday, in the latest management shakeup at the Vancouver-based miner. Talbot became COO last year,... 


Hancock continues Liontown share buy
5th October 2023 By: Esmarie Iannucci

Gina Rinehart’s Hancock Prospecting has acquired a further 50.7-million shares in ASX-listed Liontown Resources, taking its shareholding in the takeover target to 14.67%. The shares were acquired... 


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Conservation: if business-as-usual continues, world’s doomed – Oppenheimer conference hears
4th October 2023 By: Martin Creamer

World-renowned conservationist Jane Goodall reminded hundreds of scientists present at the 12th Oppenheimer Research Conference in Midrand that if the world carries on with a business-as-usual... 


‘Low-ball LRC offer financially inadequate,’ says TNR
4th October 2023 By: Creamer Media Reporter

The C$0.08-a-share all-cash offer that Lithium Royalty Corp (LRC) made for TNR Gold is “opportunistic, ‘low-ball’ and financially inadequate”, the takeover target said in a statement on Tuesday.... 


Lithium Americas wraps up reorganisation
4th October 2023 By: Creamer Media Reporter

Lithium Americas, now Lithium Americas (Argentina) and a new Lithium Americas (NewCo) on Tuesday jointly announced the completion of the reorganisation of Lithium Americas into two independent... 


Platinex creates new subsidiary to acquire massive uranium portfolio
4th October 2023 By: Marleny Arnoldi

Canada-based Platinex has created an unlisted subsidiary called Green Canada Corporation (GCC), both of which have entered into a binding letter of intent with TSX-V-listed International Prospect... 


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IGO still positive of reaching milestone at Kwinana
4th October 2023 By: Esmarie Iannucci

Critical minerals company IGO is ‘comfortable’ that it would reach 50% of the Train 1 nameplate capacity at its Kwinana lithium hydroxide refinery, in Western Australia. IGO holds a 49% stake in... 


Galan partners with Redstone in Canada
4th October 2023 By: Esmarie Iannucci

ASX-listed Galan Lithium has entered into a binding joint venture (JV) agreement with fellow-listed Redstone Resources to acquire three lithium projects in the James Bay lithium province, in... 


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Australian resource exports poised to fall
4th October 2023 By: Esmarie Iannucci

Australia’s commodity export earnings are forecast to fall from last year’s record A$467-billion to A$400-billion in 2023–24, and A$352-billion by 2024–25, the Department of Industry, Science and... 


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Italy can act on recycling hub after Glencore presents plan – Minister
3rd October 2023 By: Reuters

The Italian government could get involved to speed up the permitting process for a recycling hub planned by Glencore in Sardinia, but first the Swiss miner has to present a complete business plan... 


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Galan's Phase 2 study proves up
3rd October 2023 By: Esmarie Iannucci

The Phase 2 definitive feasibility study (DFS) into the Hombre Muerto West (HMW) lithium project, in Argentina, has delivered robust financial outcomes for ASX-listed Galan Lithium. Galan earlier... 


Slumping lithium prices signal angst over China’s demand outlook
2nd October 2023 By: Reuters

Lithium prices are spiraling down toward the lowest level in two years on concerns over the strength of Chinese demand for the material, a key ingredient in electric vehicle batteries. Prices of... 


Sigma Lithium questions reporting on Brazil mineral rights 'injunction'
2nd October 2023 By: Reuters

Sigma Lithium on Friday challenged a Reuters report that a Brazilian court had imposed an "injunction" on its ability to sell or mine two plots where it planned open pits, and reiterated that it... 


US weighing record $1bn loan for massive lithium mine in Nevada
US weighing record $1bn loan for massive lithium mine in Nevada
2nd October 2023 By: Bloomberg

The US Energy Department is in talks to lend a record $1-billion to the developer of one of the country’s largest lithium deposits in a push to build out a domestic supply of critical minerals.... 


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Hancock inches shareholding in Liontown
2nd October 2023 By: Esmarie Iannucci

Gina Rinehart’s Hancock Prospecting has increased its stake in lithium developer Liontown Resources and has raised concerns around the company’s increased cost expectations at the Kathleen Valley... 


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