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South32 CEO Graham Kerr
South32 reports improved operating results for March quarter
22nd April 2024 By: Darren Parker

Diversified miner South32 has reported an overall improvement in its operating results for the March quarter and record year-to-date production at Hillside Aluminium, in KwaZulu-Natal, and South... 


Vale Indonesia shareholders approve rights issue plan
22nd April 2024 By: Reuters

Shareholders of nickel miner PT Vale Indonesia approved a rights issue that will facilitate the acquisition of a stake by Indonesia state mining holding company MIND ID, the company said in a... 


QPM shifts focus to gas and energy, curtails TECH spending
QPM shifts focus to gas and energy, curtails TECH spending
22nd April 2024 By: Creamer Media Reporter

Mining and energy group Queensland Pacific Metals (QPM) has unveiled a strategic overhaul aimed at accelerating growth and advancement of its gas and energy assets. The ASX-listed company has... 


BHP will announce a decision on its WA nickel operations in the coming months
BHP nears decision on WA nickel, adjusts coal guidance
18th April 2024 By: Mariaan Webb

Diversified mining company BHP is nearing a decision regarding its nickel operations in Western Australia. The company, which has been conducting a review of these assets since February, is... 


ICMM CEO Rohitesh Dhawan
Governments must broker local support for mines, industry group says
18th April 2024 By: Reuters

The world's governments must do more to convince local communities and Indigenous groups to support mines that produce critical minerals needed to power the energy transition and fight climate... 


From left, Dr Rebecca Maserumule, Sietse van der Woude, Zanele Mavusa Mbatha
Minerals Council South Africa setting out to boost local demand for green hydrogen
17th April 2024 By: Martin Creamer

Minerals Council South Africa is focused on increasing the domestic demand for green hydrogen, which it sees as contributing to the kickstarting of the hydrogen economy in South Africa. “The... 


Nickel developer Horizonte’s financing efforts fail
Nickel developer Horizonte’s financing efforts fail
15th April 2024 By: Mariaan Webb

London- and Toronto-listed Horizonte Minerals has failed to secure financing for its Araguaia nickel project, in Brazil, and is compelled to explore other options that may put shareholder value at... 


The new restrictions are at curbing President Vladimir Putin’s ability to fund his military
Metals spike on LME after Russian supply hit by US, UK sanctions
15th April 2024 By: Bloomberg

Aluminum and nickel surged on the London Metal Exchange as traders responded to new US and UK sanctions that banned deliveries of any Russian supplies produced after midnight on Friday. The new... 


Flying Nickel unveils inaugural PGMs resource at Manitoba project
12th April 2024 By: Creamer Media Reporter

Vancouver-based Flying Nickel has announced an inaugural 405 020 oz measured and indicated mineral resource at its Minago nickel and platinum group metals (PGMs) project in Manitoba’s Thompson... 


Canada Nickel moving to next phase of Crawford development
12th April 2024 By: Mariaan Webb

TSX-V-listed Canada Nickel has initiated the front-end engineering design (FEED) phase for its Crawford nickel sulphide project, situated in the Timmins-Cochrane mining camp of Ontario.... 


KAHAMA REFINERY LICENCE
Lifezone CEO Chris Showalter receives the Kahama refinery licence with a handshake from Tanzania Minerals Minister Anthony Mavunde
Nickel, copper, cobalt refinery receives licence
12th April 2024

Modern metals company Lifezone Metals has received a multi-metal processing facility licence from the Tanzanian government to refine nickel, copper and cobalt from its Kabanga nickel project at... 


DSI technology innovation deputy director general Mmboneni Muofhe
South Africa's science, innovation dept launches circular minerals, metals initiative
11th April 2024 By: Darren Parker

South Africa's Department of Science and Innovation (DSI), through the Council for Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR), has launched the first of three new government-led collaborative... 


Eramet faces mine stoppage in latest New Caledonia snag
Eramet faces mine stoppage in latest New Caledonia snag
10th April 2024 By: Reuters

French mining group Eramet faces a stoppage from Thursday at some of the mines operated by its troubled New Caledonian nickel subsidiary SLN in a dispute with local authorities over financial... 


Hydrogen economy, platinum group metals go together.
Platinum-linked green hydrogen set to be world’s ‘new oil’, Forbes article highlights
10th April 2024 By: Martin Creamer

There's no climate solution without hydrogen. It’s the missing piece of the clean energy puzzle, says a global CEO-led initiative that brings together leading companies with a united vision. This... 


Nickel Industries attracts strong interest for its Indonesian supply
9th April 2024 By: Reuters

More than 25 global auto and battery makers have expressed interest in buying nickel from Australia-listed producer Nickel Industries' new Indonesian plant, CEO Justin Werner said on Tuesday, in... 


Karst MD Guy Richards.
Use underground mines for electricity storage, optimise mine water use – Karst Hydro
8th April 2024 By: Martin Creamer

South Africa’s many underground mines can be used as batteries that store the clean electricity that the water descending for cooling can provide. At the same time, the local community could end up... 


Uranium explorer Toro demerges nickel, gold projects
8th April 2024 By: Mariaan Webb

Uranium development and exploration company Toro Energy on Monday announced the planned demerger of noncore nickel, gold and base metals projects in Western Australia. The demerger announcement... 


Andrew Forrest
Forrest urges China to demand greener nickel, FT reports
8th April 2024 By: Reuters

Australian mining magnate Andrew Forrest has called on China to demand higher environmental standards from its global supply chain, particularly its companies conducting nickel processing in... 


Bold Baatar
Baatar appointed Rio Tinto COO to spearhead global business development
8th April 2024 By: Mariaan Webb

Multinational mining giant Rio Tinto has announced the appointment of Bold Baatar as its COO, tasked with spearheading the group's commercial and business development endeavors worldwide. Baatar's... 


The next breakthrough must be zero fatality
Mines investing R46m to put an end to fall-of-ground fatalities
5th April 2024 By: Martin Creamer

South Africa’s mining industry is investing R46-million in an action plan to eliminate fall-of-ground (FoG) fatalities. The FoG action plan is being implemented through Minerals Council South... 


Vale divestment in Indonesian nickel unit expected to finish in July
3rd April 2024 By: Reuters

Indonesia's mining minister on Tuesday said divestment of Vale Canada and Sumitomo Metal Mining's shares in their nickel miner unit Vale Indonesia is expected to conclude in July. The transaction... 


Glencore boosts investment in Stillwater Critical Minerals
Glencore boosts investment in Stillwater Critical Minerals
2nd April 2024 By: Mariaan Webb

Global commodities trader Glencore is investing a further C$2.1-million into Stillwater Critical Minerals, providing financial support for the continued exploration of the company’s North American... 


Nornickel says financial stability is priority, not dividends
2nd April 2024 By: Reuters

Russian metals producer Nornickel, said on Friday that the financial stability of the company was more important then dividends but shareholders had the final say on the matter. Dividends are a... 


Vale Indonesia targets 2024 output of about 70 800 metric tons nickel in matte
2nd April 2024 By: Reuters

ickel miner PT Vale Indonesia is aiming for output this year of about 70 800 metric tons of nickel in matte, an official said on Monday, a similar volume to the 70 728 metric tons produced in... 


Master Drilling CEO Danie Pretorius.
Mechanical cutting is going to be key for mining going forward – Master Drilling
26th March 2024 By: Martin Creamer

Mechanical cutting, in which huge progress is being made, is going to be key for the mining industry going forward, Master Drilling CEO Danie Pretorius emphasised on Tuesday, when his Johannesburg... 


Robert Friedland chairs Ivahoe Electric
Ivanhoe Electric secures 60% stake in Côte d'Ivoire nickel/copper project
25th March 2024 By: Mariaan Webb

US-based Ivanhoe Electric has completed its earn-in agreement, now holding a 60% interest in the Samapleu-Grata nickel and copper project in Côte d'Ivoire, having spent the required C$25-million by... 


AECI CEO Holger Riemensperger. Picture: Hush Naidoo.
Expect digital unveiling, more innovation, greenness from 100-year-old mining-wired AECI
22nd March 2024 By: Martin Creamer

Mining explosives and chemicals company AECI, which turned 100 this week, will be unveiling a digital strategy for the mining market during the course of this year. It is also looking to become... 


One of Boliden's mines in Sweden
Boliden sees $48m hit to Q1 profit from strike in Finland
22nd March 2024 By: Reuters

Sweden's Boliden expects a hit of around 500-million crowns ($47.6-million) to its first-quarter operating profit from an ongoing industrial strike in Finland, the company said. Of the 500-million... 


Eramet's SLN operation in New Caledonia
France sets end March deadline for New Caledonia nickel deal
21st March 2024 By: Reuters

French Finance Minister Bruno Le Maire on Thursday set an end of month deadline for New Caledonia to back a state bailout deal for the French territory's nickel industry, ruling out an improved... 


Mining explosives pioneer AECI celebrating 100 years of business at the JSE.
Stage set for mining explosives centenarian to capture global top-three spot
20th March 2024 By: Martin Creamer

The stage is set for proudly South African mining explosives trailblazer, AECI, to become the third biggest in its field globally by 2030, AECI Group chairperson Dr Khotso Mokhele told an... 


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