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Top Philippine nickel miners may spend $2bn in new plants
21st September 2023 By: Bloomberg

The Philippines’ two biggest nickel producers are planning to invest about $1-billion each to build processing plants, the companies’ top executives said, boosting the government’s push to develop... 

First Quantum chairperson Philip Pascall passed away in Perth on Tuesday.
First Quantum chairman Pascall passes away
19th September 2023 By: Creamer Media Reporter

Toronto-listed First Quantum Minerals on Tuesday announced that Philip Pascall had passed away. He died at his home in Perth, Western Australia. 

EFA throws support behind NiWest
19th September 2023 By: Esmarie Iannucci

Integrated battery metals developer Alliance Nickel has received a letter of support from Export Finance Australia (EFA) to provide potential financing for the NiWest nickel/cobalt project, in... 

New COO and CFO for Brazilian Nickel
19th September 2023 By: Creamer Media Reporter

Brazilian Nickel (BRN), a private UK company developing the Piauí nickel project in Brazil, has appointed Patrick Boitumelo as COO, André Simão as CFO and Jorge Tapia as project director.... 

Nico announces A$7.3m raise
19th September 2023 By: Esmarie Iannucci

ASX-listed Nico Resources will raise A$7.3-million in a fully underwritten one-for-five pro rata non-renounceable entitlement offer. The entitlement offer will be priced at 40c a share,... 

BHP's economic contribution reaches A$60bn in Aus
BHP's economic contribution reaches A$60bn in Aus
18th September 2023 By: Esmarie Iannucci

Diversified miner BHP contributed A$60-billion in economic value to the Australian economy in the 2023 financial year, of which A$18-billion was spent in taxes, royalties and other payments to the... 

GoldOre CEO Adrian Singh.
Proudly South African microbubble technology taking mining world by storm
15th September 2023 By: Martin Creamer

GoldOre, a proudly South African private company founded by Adrian Singh 13 years ago, markets the worldwide patented and proprietary MACH Reactor technology that he invented. A hydrodynamic... 

Tamarack, a joint venture between Talon Metals and Rio Tinto, will supply Tesla with nickel concentrate when in commercial production.
Lithium, nickel miners get $110m boost from US Defence Department
13th September 2023 By: Bloomberg

Albemarle and Talon Metals are getting about $110-million in new US government funding to support the expansion of domestic mining of lithium and nickel, two metals critical to the nation’s energy... 

School of Mining in operational surroundings.
New mining school nurturing human capital in anticipation of major upcoming demand
12th September 2023 By: Martin Creamer

Copper mining company Copper 360, which announced in August that its School of Mining was under development at Concordia operation in the Northern Cape, has launched its first set of courses, aimed... 

Palladium One expands Tyko nickel/copper district
12th September 2023 By: Creamer Media Reporter

TSX-V-listed Palladium One has expanded the Tyko nickel/copper district with the acquisition of the highly prospective Tyko II property, about 10 km north of Tyko I, in Ontario. The Tyko II... 

Russia's Nornickel: cash flow not yet stable enough to resume dividends
Russia's Nornickel: cash flow not yet stable enough to resume dividends
8th September 2023 By: Reuters

Russian metals and mining giant Norilsk Nickel is not yet generating free cash flow on a stable enough basis to resume dividend payments, but does not rule out doing so in future, head of investor... 

C$2bn NPV for Baptiste nickel project
8th September 2023 By: Mariaan Webb

The newly released prefeasibility study (PFS) for the Baptiste project has established the nickel asset as a key strategic asset in the development of Canada’s critical minerals supply chain, says... 

The US Interior Department earlier that year cancelled leases for an underground mine near the Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness.
Mining company loses bid to revive Minnesota copper, nickel project
8th September 2023 By: Reuters

A US judge has rejected a bid by a subsidiary of Chilean mining company Antofagasta to restore canceled mineral leases for a proposed $1.7-billion Minnesota copper and nickel mine, which the Biden... 

Menar MD Vuslat Bayoglu.
South Africa must make Transnet work or economy will grind to halt – Menar
8th September 2023 By: Martin Creamer

South Africa has no option but Transnet, and the country must make the State logistics enterprise work or the entire economy will grind to a halt, Menar MD Vuslat Bayoglu highlighted in an... 

Image shows the Kwinana lithium hydroxide refinery
Reservation policy not on the cards for critical minerals
8th September 2023 By: Esmarie Iannucci

Calls for the Australian government to consider a reservation policy on critical mineral feedstock to allow for the development of a downstream industry, were unlikely to be heeded. Mineral sands... 

Zambian nickel concentrator launched
8th September 2023

The inauguration of a nickel concentrator at copper miner First Quantum Minerals' (FQM’s) Enterprise nickel mine in Kalumbila, Zambia, signals a promising era for Zambia's mining sector, following... 

ICMM CEO Rohitesh Dhawan
ICMM publishes guidance to improve the mining, metals industry’s disclosure of Scope 3 emissions
7th September 2023 By: Creamer Media Reporter

Global metals and mining industry body ICMM has published a 'Scope 3 Emissions Accounting and Reporting Guidance', which provides a standardised framework for mining and metals companies to... 

Canada Nickel makes key appointments ahead of 2025 construction decision
Canada Nickel makes key appointments ahead of 2025 construction decision
7th September 2023 By: Mariaan Webb

TSX-V-listed Canada Nickel on Wednesday announced several new management appointments and a $12-million bridge facility with Auramet International, as the company continued to advance its Crawford... 

Vale Base Metals commits nearly $9bn in Indonesia investments
7th September 2023 By: Reuters

Vale Base Metals has committed nearly $9-billion for investment in Indonesia, including for its development of high-pressure acid leaching (HPAL) plants for nickel, chief executive Deshnee Naidoo... 

Former ARM CEO Mike Schmidt, in new executive of growth and strategic development role.
ARM achieves 4% ‘tip of iceberg’ decarbonisation target with much more to come
7th September 2023 By: Martin Creamer

In the 12 months to June 30, diversified mining company African Rainbow Minerals (ARM) achieved the 4% carbon reduction target that executive chairperson Dr Patrice Motsepe set for the Johannesburg... 

African Rainbow Minerals CEO Phillip Tobias.
Cost focus is key, new African Rainbow Minerals CEO emphasises
5th September 2023 By: Martin Creamer

Ensuring cost-competitive operational performance and increasing efficiencies and outputs to improve margins were cited as being key by new African Rainbow Minerals (ARM) CEO Phillip Tobias when he... 

African Rainbow Minerals Executive Chairperson Dr Patrice Motsepe.
ARM declares final dividend in financial year of R6.6bn dividend payout
4th September 2023 By: Martin Creamer

Diversified mining company African Rainbow Minerals (ARM) has declared a R2.6-billion final dividend in a financial year of R6.6-billion worth of dividends being allocated to its shareholders. Net... 

People working at a mine site
It’s getting harder to find mining engineers a green world needs
1st September 2023 By: Bloomberg

Digging up the metals that go into power grids and electric cars is crucial to the energy transition. While the mining industry has plenty of reserves to tap, it faces a worrying shortage of young... 

Cobalt is one of the critical minerals needed for the energy transition
Resource-rich countries facing a double transition
1st September 2023 By: Darren Parker

Resource-rich countries face a double transition – the transition in their energy supplies and the transition in their mining sectors, German Institute for International and Security Affairs senior... 

Risks rise in critical minerals boom
1st September 2023

New environmental and social challenges are likely to arise as the energy transition gains traction and demand for critical minerals increases, reports environmental, social and governance (ESG)... 

Hyundai and Korea Zinc forge nickel partnership
31st August 2023 By: Mariaan Webb

Automotive group Hyundai Motor Group has announced a partnership with ferrous metals smelting firm Korea Zinc to establish a stable supply chain for nickel – a critical raw material for electric... 

Image shows the Kwinana lithium hydroxide refinery
Lithium drives IGO to record heights
31st August 2023 By: Esmarie Iannucci

Critical minerals miner IGO has posted a record financial performance for the year ended June, driven by record earnings from its lithium joint venture (JV). IGO’s revenues in the full year... 

Indonesian nickel smelters turn to Philippines for ore as local supply tightens
30th August 2023 By: Reuters

Nickel smelters in top producer Indonesia are making rare purchases of ore from the Philippines to ease tight supplies, people familiar with the matter said, upending trade flows of the raw... 

Ardea raises A$16m for nickel aspirations
30th August 2023 By: Esmarie Iannucci

Nickel developer Ardea Resources has received firm commitments to raise A$16-million in a share placement to professional and sophisticated investors. Ardea on Wednesday said it would place some... 

South Africa urged to increase exploration to take advantage of critical minerals opportunit
Contract with preferred mining cadastre bidder could be signed within months – DMRE
29th August 2023 By: Terence Creamer

Amid renewed calls for a functional online mining cadastre to help turnaround South Africa’s declining exploration performance, the Department of Mineral Resources and Energy (DMRE) reports that a... 

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