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NT moves on Middle Arm Sustainable Development Precinct
9th June 2023 By: Esmarie Iannucci

The Northern Territory government has issued ‘not to deal’ commitments to five proponents over specific parcels of land at the Middle Arm Sustainable Development Precinct, as part of the... 


Andromeda strikes kaolin offtake deal
Andromeda strikes kaolin offtake deal
8th June 2023 By: Esmarie Iannucci

Junior Andromeda Metals has struck an offtake agreement with Japanese ceramics manufacturer Plantan Yamada for kaolin offtake from The Great White project, in South Australia. Under the terms of... 


Marula strengthens management team
6th June 2023 By: Creamer Media Reporter

Africa-focused battery metals investment and exploration company Marula Mining has strengthened its management team with a number of key appointments, including that of Tokkas van Heerden as COO.... 


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Exploration spend falls in March quarter
6th June 2023 By: Esmarie Iannucci

New data from the Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) has shown that mineral and exploration expenditure fell during the March quarter while petroleum exploration expenditure rose. In original... 


Sasscal executive director Dr Jane Olwoch of Namibia.
Green hydrogen atlas results show enormous Southern African potential – Sasscal
5th June 2023 By: Martin Creamer

The results of the green hydrogen atlas for Southern Africa, now readily available online, show enormous potential green hydrogen production throughout the region, the Southern African Science... 


Pearl Gray Equity and Research's  Steve Booyens.
More succinct licence processes are a must to attract exploration investment – researcher
2nd June 2023 By: Martin Creamer

More succinct licence processes are needed to attract exploration investment in South Africa,  Pearl Gray Equity and Research managing partner Steve Booyens said on Friday. “There are loads of... 


Minerals Council South Africa’s Junior and Emerging Miners Desk head Grant Mitchell.
Fruitful discussion under way on exploration incentivisation – Minerals Council
1st June 2023 By: Martin Creamer

Fruitful discussions are taking place on flow-through shares to incentivise junior mining and exploration, Minerals Council South Africa’s Junior and Emerging Miners Desk head Grant Mitchell said... 


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New atlas showcases critical minerals potential
31st May 2023 By: Esmarie Iannucci

Geoscience Australia has developed an atlas of sites across Australia pinpointing previously mined and discarded rock and earth which could help boost Australia’s global position as a clean energy... 


JSE Origination and Deals Head Samuel Mokorosi and Copper 360 chairperson Shirley Hayes at last month's Copper 360 listing.
JSE pushing hard to attract junior miners, exploration companies to list, says Mokorosi
30th May 2023 By: Martin Creamer

South Africa’s Johannesburg Stock Exchange (JSE) is going all out to attract junior mining and exploration companies, making it easier for companies to get on to the exchange and to remain on the... 


Rio Tinto Iron-Ore and Titanium African Operations MD Werner Duvenhage.
Once-troubled mineral sands miner shares what’s now bringing tangible community benefits
25th May 2023 By: Martin Creamer

Independent research commissioned by Rio Tinto group’s Richards Bay Minerals to benchmark what works for community trusts and conversely what fails, was this week shared with South Africa as a... 


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... 


Carbine invests in silica sands project
25th May 2023 By: Esmarie Iannucci

ASX-listed Carbine Resources has struck a deal to acquire a silica sands project, in Western Australia, from Down South Silica (DSS). The exploration project covers some 5 800 ha and offers... 


Thunderbird progressing on time
24th May 2023 By: Esmarie Iannucci

Construction of the Thunderbird mineral sands project, in Western Australia, is now some 85% complete, with the project on track for first delivery of mineral sands product by the first quarter of... 


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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... 


MRC strikes $10m funding deal with GMA
22nd May 2023 By: Esmarie Iannucci

ASX-listed Mineral Commodities (MRC) on Monday unveiled a $10-million funding and offtake agreement with Garnet International Resources, a member of the GMA Group. MRC and its empowerment partner... 


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... 


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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... 


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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... 


BHP CEO Mike Henry
Mining requires massive investment to meet demand - BHP
17th May 2023 By: Esmarie Iannucci

The head of diversified miner BHP, Mike Henry, has highlighted the massive investment required in the resources sector to meet global decarbonising efforts. Speaking at the Bank of America 2023... 


Mineral Resources and Energy Minister Gwede Mantashe and Shadow Mineral Resources Minister James Lorimer.
Mantashe: Exploration funds July; Lorimer: Mining new deal can create poverty-busting jobs
16th May 2023 By: Martin Creamer

The first R500-million worth of mineral exploration funds will be available from July, Mineral Resources and Energy Minister Gwede Mantashe told Parliament on May 16 when Shadow Mineral Resources... 


Scoping study proves Mannar potential
12th May 2023 By: Esmarie Iannucci

A scoping study into the Mannar heavy mineral sands (HMS) project, in Sri Lanka, has estimated that the four-million tonne a year dredging operation could have a mine life of some 20 years.... 


WA budget delivers another surplus
11th May 2023 By: Esmarie Iannucci

The Western Australian government on Thursday reported a budget surplus of A$3.3-billion in 2023-24, with a surplus position maintained over the next four years, supporting a record A$39-billion in... 


A$126m to be spent of forward planning at SWIS
10th May 2023 By: Esmarie Iannucci

The Western Australian state government has allocated A$126-million to kickstart early network planning, following the release of a landmark report into the future of the state’s main electricity... 


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Resources drives Budget to surplus
10th May 2023 By: Esmarie Iannucci

The federal Budget had delivered a A$4.2-billion surplus, a significant turnaround from the A$32-billion deficit unveiled last year, with the government announcing a range of investments to fund... 


Glencore CEO Gary Nagle.
Glencore takes yet another step along the busying road to circularity
9th May 2023 By: Martin Creamer

Mining and marketing company Glencore, which last month initiated steps to provide lithium-ion battery recycling solutions at scale for Spain and Portugal in partnership with FCC Ámbito and... 


Noah Greenhill, former senior marketing and business development GM of the Johannesburg Stock Exchange.
Something must be done to make exploration investment attractive – ex-JSE stalwart Noah Greenhill
8th May 2023 By: Martin Creamer

Beginning in the early 1970s, the Canadian government said guys, we're losing ground in exploration investment. We don't seem to be attracting any of that cash. Let's introduce something that... 


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Net Zero offers A$40bn in opportunities to Aus - report
1st May 2023 By: Esmarie Iannucci

A new report has revealed that the shift to Net Zero emissions could generate as much as A$40-billion in national income for Australia and A$65-billion in economic activity by 2050. In its latest... 


Global mining supply. Source: DNV report.
Hydrogen has advantage of relatively cheap energy storage, DNV study finds
28th April 2023 By: Martin Creamer

Both hydrogen and battery technologies are expected to operate in the power sector, but in different areas, says independent risk management and assurance firm DNV. Hydrogen is expected to play a... 


Nigel Townshend.
Shaft-sinking boom-time stalwart Nigel Townshend returns as chair of mining services company
26th April 2023 By: Martin Creamer

Mining luminary of South Africa’s shaft-sinking boom period at the beginning of the millennium Nigel Townshend is back in action as the newly appointed nonexecutive chairperson of United Mining... 


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