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Quinton Van der Burgh
South Africa’s QGC secures $1bn for push into green metals
20th October 2023 By: Bloomberg

Q Global Commodities, owned and run by South African coal investor Quinton Van der Burgh, has agreed a partnership with Abu Dhabi’s F9 Capital Management to invest $1-billion in mines producing... 


Nickel sulphate
Africa aims to use global demand for critical minerals as a basis for development
18th October 2023 By: Rebecca Campbell

African countries were determined to use the opportunity provided by the world’s need for the metals and minerals essential for the clean energy systems of the future to develop their economies... 


BHP CEO Mike Henry
BHP reports a mixed bag
18th October 2023 By: Esmarie Iannucci

Diversified major BHP has seen production in the first quarter ended September drop across most of its commodities, apart from copper, compared with the fourth quarter of the 2023 financial year.... 


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ARM Geometallurgy Research Chair launched at Stellenbosch University
17th October 2023 By: Irma Venter

Stellenbosch University (SU) has partnered with mining company African Rainbow Minerals (ARM) to establish the ARM Geometallurgy Research Chair.  The objective of the position is to advance... 


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Electric vehicles can have a lower TCO than ICE vehicles
13th October 2023 By: Schalk Burger

Electric vehicles can have a lower total cost of ownership (TCO) for consumers than internal combustion engine (ICE) vehicles, but vehicle financing options and automotive manufacturers' business... 


Crawford nickel project gains remarkable momentum, says Selby
13th October 2023 By: Mariaan Webb

A mere four years ago, the Crawford project boasted only five drill holes. Fast forward to today, and this nickel sulphide project, in Ontario, stands as a “world-class” project with “tremendous... 


Anglo American's Los Bronces mine
Anglo appoints Matt Walker CEO of its marketing business
12th October 2023 By: Creamer Media Reporter

Diversified miner Anglo American has appointed Matt Walker as CEO of its marketing business, following Peter Whitcutt’s decision to step down after 33 years with Anglo American. Walker, who is... 


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Nickel Industries pulls the $1.26bn trigger at ENC
11th October 2023 By: Esmarie Iannucci

ASX-listed Nickel Industries has taken a final investment decision on its participation in the Excelsior nickel/cobalt (ENC) high pressure acid leach (HPAL) project in Indonesia. ENC is expected... 


LME CEO says stability has returned as nickel crisis recedes
10th October 2023 By: Bloomberg

The chief executive of the London Metal Exchange says he’s optimistic that the 146-year-old trading venue is beginning to move on from the nickel crisis that threatened to destroy it. It’s been a... 


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New Abaxx exchange to expand EV metals offering beyond nickel
10th October 2023 By: Reuters

A new Singapore-based commodities exchange, preparing to roll-out a futures contract for nickel used in electric vehicles (EVs), also aims to add contracts for other metals used in EV batteries,... 


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... 


Copper, nickel and zinc on the periodic table
Metal trader misery undercuts supercycle hype as losses pile up
9th October 2023 By: Bloomberg

The world’s metal traders are enduring one of their toughest periods in years, even as an international race for minerals thrusts the industry into the geopolitical spotlight like never before.... 


Power Metal confirms belief in Molopo Farms nickel potential
6th October 2023 By: Darren Parker

Aim-listed Power Metal Resources has confirmed that its Molopo Farms Complex (MFC), in southwestern Botswana, has the required geological ingredients to host a significant nickel deposit, as found... 


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... 


Nickel debacle casts long shadow as industry masses in London
6th October 2023 By: Reuters

The ramifications of 2022's London Metal Exchange nickel trading debacle, including potential challenges to its nickel contract and the fate of the exchange itself will be hot topics next week as... 


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Savannah production recovers in Sept quarter
6th October 2023 By: Esmarie Iannucci

Nickel miner Panoramic Resources has seen nickel concentrate production from its Savannah nickel project, in Western Australia, improve by 56% in the three months to September. This followed on... 


Sumitomo Metal sees global nickel supply surplus widening in 2024
5th October 2023 By: Reuters

The global nickel market is expected to remain in surplus next year as the output of low-grade nickel pig iron (NPI) will continue to grow in Indonesia, Sumitomo Metal Mining said on Thursday. The... 


Anglo American CEO Duncan Wanblad (right) questioned by Joburg Indaba chairperson Bernard Swanepoel.
South Africa definitely under-explored, has extraordinary untapped potential – Anglo
5th October 2023 By: Martin Creamer

South Africa, with its incredible minerals endowment and extraordinary untapped potential, is definitely under-explored, Anglo American CEO Duncan Wanblad said in response to questions after... 


Nicky Oppenheimer.
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... 


Poseiden in cost-saving mode
4th October 2023 By: Esmarie Iannucci

Nickel developer Poseiden Nickel undertaking a range of cost saving measures as it waited for a stronger nickel price to trigger the start of production at its Black Swan operation, in Western... 


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... 


Blackstone hunting for partners in Vietnam refinery
4th October 2023 By: Esmarie Iannucci

Junior Blackstone Minerals is looking for partners to feed its planned nickel refinery in Vietnam. Speaking at the Australian Nickel conference, in Perth, Blackstone MD Scott Williamson said the... 


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Johnston calls for clear pathway for critical minerals
4th October 2023 By: Esmarie Iannucci

Western Australian Mines and Petroleum, Energy, Hydrogen Industry and Industrial Relations Minister Bill Johnston has called on the federal government to develop a clear pathway to support the... 


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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... 


A nickel operation in Indonesia
Global nickel market surplus to widen in 2024 – INSG
3rd October 2023 By: Reuters

The surplus in the global nickel market is expected to widen to 239 000 metric tons in 2024 from 223 000 tons this year, the International Nickel Study Group (INSG) said on Tuesday, signalling... 


Meeting set for PolyMet’s shareholders vote on Glencore offer
3rd October 2023 By: Mariaan Webb

The board of Toronto-listed PolyMet Mining has recommended minority shareholders vote in favour or the $2.11-a-share proposal from majority shareholder Glencore, stating that the offer was in their... 


US optimistic it will reach critical minerals deal with EU
2nd October 2023 By: Reuters

The United States is optimistic it will conclude an agreement with the European Union to allow critical minerals mined or processed in Europe to qualify for US clean vehicle tax breaks, a senior... 


Horizonte stock plunges on Araguaia costs blowout
Horizonte stock plunges on Araguaia costs blowout
2nd October 2023 By: Mariaan Webb

The share price of Horizonte Minerals fell 51% on Monday, as the London-listed mining company announced that the costs at its Araguaia nickel project, in Brazil, would increase by at least 35% and... 


Mining starts at Kolosori
2nd October 2023 By: Esmarie Iannucci

ASX-listed Pacific Nickel Mines has started saprolite nickel ore mining at its Kolosori project, on the Solomon Islands. “The first mining of saprolite ore for shipment is a significant milestone... 


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BHP calls for global collaboration on critical minerals
2nd October 2023 By: Esmarie Iannucci

Mining giant BHP has noted that global collaboration a significant quantum of capital would be required in order to source the critical minerals needed to drive decarbonisation. Speaking at the... 


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