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Attendees at the yearly Prospectors & Developers Association of Canada conference in Toronto.
Battery metals projects catch eye of pension funds and carmakers
7th March 2023 By: Bloomberg

Critical minerals projects are attracting newfound interest from pension funds and automakers to help tackle a looming shortage of battery metals, say some of Canada’s top investment bankers. The... 

Work starts on A$5bn CopperString
7th March 2023 By: Esmarie Iannucci

Early works on the A$5-billion CopperString 2.0 project, in Queensland, is expected to start this year, with construction planned to start next year, the Queensland government said on Tuesday.... 

ARM's growth outlook.
African Rainbow Minerals to deliver early ounces from Bokoni platinum mine
6th March 2023 By: Martin Creamer

Diversified mining company African Rainbow Minerals (ARM) has invested R1-billion of capital to deliver early ounces at the Bokoni platinum group metals (PGMs) mine, the company said on Monday when... 

Poseidon progressing Black Swan restart with 20% of assays returned
6th March 2023 By: Donna Slater

ASX-listed Poseidon Nickel is progressing with its efforts to restart the Black Swan project with 20% of assays returned of a 11 000 m in-pit drill programme that aims to increase the mining... 

Revised terms for Dawn HPAL+ project lifts nameplate capacity, lowers capex guarantee -Nickel Industries
6th March 2023 By: Donna Slater

Australia-based Nickel Industries on Monday unveiled plans for a 67 000 t/y high-pressure acid leach (HPAL) project, in Indonesia, that would cost no more than $2.3-billion to bring to nameplate... 

Special dividend awaits Amur shareholders as Kun-Manie sale concludes
6th March 2023 By: Mariaan Webb

London-listed Amur Metals said on Monday that it would pay a special dividend of 1.8p a share to shareholders, following the completion of the disposal of its Kun-Manie project, in Russia, for... 

Horizonte awards feasibility study contracts for Araguaia Line 2
6th March 2023 By: Creamer Media Reporter

Nickel developer Horizonte Minerals has awarded contracts for the Line 2 feasibility study at its Araguaia nickel project, in Brazil, with the aim of publishing the results of the study in the... 

QPM’s TECH project receives potential loans totalling A$900m
6th March 2023 By: Donna Slater

Canadian export credit agency Export Development Canada (EDC) has doubled its indicative debt financing commitment in ASX-listed critical minerals developer Queensland Pacific Metals’ (QPMs’) for... 

African Rainbow Minerals Executive Chairperson Dr Patrice Motsepe.
African Rainbow Minerals declares R3bn interim dividend
6th March 2023 By: Martin Creamer

The headline earnings of African Rainbow Minerals rose by 40% to R5 171 million in the six months to December 31, when the JSE-listed company maintained a robust financial position, with net cash... 

Panic over metals for EVs goes all the way to automakers' C-suites
6th March 2023 By: Bloomberg

The merry-go-round of private meetings at an annual mining industry conference at Florida’s Hollywood Beach had a cast of new faces this year: auto sector executives increasingly anxious about... 

Africa should build battery metals value chain to capitalise on its mineral resources
3rd March 2023 By: Donna Slater

The world must decarbonise its growth models and shift to renewable energy sources to meet the goals of the Paris Climate Agreement, the United Nations’ (UN’s) Sustainable Development Goals and... 

UK regulator launches enforcement probe into LME nickel trading halt
3rd March 2023 By: Reuters

British financial regulators took weighty action on Friday, including a probe into possible misconduct, over the decision last year by the London Metal Exchange (LME) to halt nickel trading and... 

Canada Nickel closes Anglo American investments
3rd March 2023 By: Mariaan Webb

TSX-V-listed Canada Nickel has closed its previously announced investments from Anglo American for gross proceeds of C$26.15-million and also concurrently closed its “bought-deal” prospectus... 

Fuel inflation hit Implats' Canada operation at the sky-high level of 71%.
Implats unable to stem inflation tide as well as hoped, says CEO
3rd March 2023 By: Martin Creamer

Platinum group metals mining and marketing company Implats was unable to stem the high global inflation tide in the six months to December 31. Half-year group unit costs per six element (6E) ounce... 

Kavango to start drilling for potential massive nickel sulphide zones soon
2nd March 2023 By: Marleny Arnoldi

London-listed Kavango Resources says three clusters of conductors at its Kalahari Suture Zone (KSZ) North project, in Botswana, are drill-ready and, if fruitful, can validate the entire KSZ North... 

EV Nickel’s shares jump on maiden Ontario resource estimate
2nd March 2023 By: Creamer Media Reporter

TSX-V-listed EV Nickel’s (EVNi’s) stock surged this week after the company announced a maiden mineral resource estimate for the CarLang A Zone, part of its Shaw Done project, in Ontario. After... 

Leadership reshuffle at Wyloo’s Canada exploration unit Ring of Fire
2nd March 2023 By: Creamer Media Reporter

Critical minerals explorer Ring of Fire has appointed a new leadership team, including CEO Kristan Straub and CFO Annie Sismanian. The new appointments follow the recruitment of Stephen Crozier,... 

Implats CEO Nico Muller.
Implats benefits from strong demand, R4.3bn allocated to energy, decarbonisation
2nd March 2023 By: Martin Creamer

Platinum group metals (PGMs) mining and marketing company Implats benefitted from strong demand for its primary products in the half-year to December 31, amid a robust rand PGMs pricing... 

Russia's largest miner is selling nickel in China in yuan
2nd March 2023 By: Bloomberg

Russia’s top miner, MMC Norilsk Nickel, is selling some of its metal in yuan at prices set in Shanghai, a sign of how the invasion of Ukraine is redrawing global commodity flows and handing greater... 

Goldman Sachs head of commodities Jeff Currie
Goldman warns carmakers against buying miners: 'It always end in tears'
2nd March 2023 By: Bloomberg

Car manufacturers acquiring mining companies to secure raw materials needed for electric vehicle batteries will end badly if history is any guide, according to Goldman Sachs Group’s head of... 

Sibanye-Stillwater ten years on.
Sibanye-Stillwater records third-best earnings as it celebrates tenth anniversary
28th February 2023 By: Martin Creamer

This month ten years ago, Sibanye Gold Limited was unbundled by Gold Fields Limited and listed on the JSE and the NYSE as an independent company with three deep-level South African gold mines and a... 

South African mining remained a trillion rand industry for the second year in 2022.
Higher commodity prices failing to spur fixed mining investment
28th February 2023 By: Martin Creamer

The regulatory uncertainties and inability of the industry to transparently, quickly and efficiently apply for mining and prospecting rights in a corruption-free manner has had severe investment... 

Technology Minerals receives five exploration permits in Cameroon
28th February 2023 By: Donna Slater

Cameroon’s Ministry of Mines, Industry and Technological Development has granted five exploration permits for LSE-listed battery minerals company Technology Minerals’ nickel, cobalt and copper... 

Lifezone completes technical report summary for 40.4Mt Kabanga nickel project
27th February 2023 By: Donna Slater

Critical minerals and green beneficiation company Lifezone Holdings has completed an S-K 1300 technical report summary (TRS) estimating mineral resources of 40.4-million tonnes for its... 

From left to right, Nikisi Lesufi, Japie Fullard, Roger Baxter and Allan Seccombe.
Trackless mobile machine safety next big challenge, says Minerals Council
27th February 2023 By: Martin Creamer

Having last year achieved the lowest fall of ground fatalities ever, South African mining’s next big safety challenge is to achieve greater safety in the use of trackless mobile machines –... 

Tesla, GM among carmakers flocking to mining events amid battery metals scramble
27th February 2023 By: Bloomberg

Top automakers including Tesla, General Motors and Ford Motor are heading out on the mining conference circuit as soaring demand for metals used in electric vehicles ignites a scramble to lock in... 

Anglo American CEO Duncan Wanblad.
World warming at rate well above what Paris Agreement requires, Anglo CEO warns
24th February 2023 By: Martin Creamer

The world is on a trajectory to reach 2.7°C of warming above pre-industrial levels, which is quite a long way mathematically from the 1.5°C that is required by the Paris Agreement. This was pointed... 

King hosts sit-down with critical minerals stakeholders
24th February 2023 By: Esmarie Iannucci

Federal Resources Minister Madeleine King this week met with key industry and community groups to discuss how to best develop Australia’s critical minerals sector. King said the roundtables... 

Anglo American CEO Duncan Wanblad.
Anglo has 600 MW keyed up ready to go, green hydrogen also developing rapidly, says Wanblad
23rd February 2023 By: Martin Creamer

All policy in South Africa specifically relating to energy certainly does tend to be moving into a path of time and space where it really is incentivising the building out of renewable energy... 

Closer alliance needed for critical minerals development - Minister
23rd February 2023 By: Esmarie Iannucci

Government and industry would need to work together to bring forward a new wave of investment to advance Australia’s critical minerals sector, federal Resources Minister Madelein King said this... 

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