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Critical Mineral Strategy due soon - Minister
21st March 2023 By: Esmarie Iannucci

The federal government is hoping to deliver its new Critical Minerals Strategy in the first half of this year, Resources Minister Madeleine King told delegates at the first day of the Paydirt... 

Mining is striving for zero harm.
Safety environment that almost guarantees that people come first is a must, says Naidoo
20th March 2023 By: Martin Creamer

Mine safety is absolutely essential. Stopping injury and fatality in mines just has to happen. How can South Africa achieve the zero harm that is needed? This was Mining Weekly’s opening question... 

LME finds some nickel underlying its contracts is missing
LME finds some nickel underlying its contracts is missing
20th March 2023 By: Bloomberg

The London Metal Exchange has discovered bags of stones instead of the nickel that underpinned a small handful of its contracts at a warehouse in Rotterdam, in a revelation that will deliver... 

EU tags copper and nickel as strategic, but industry wants more
EU tags copper and nickel as strategic, but industry wants more
17th March 2023 By: Reuters

The European metals sector welcomed a move by the EU on Thursday to include copper and nickel as strategic materials for the first time and ensure speedier permits and easier access to capital, but... 

Vale weighs IPO of metals unit after sale of 10% stake
16th March 2023 By: Bloomberg

Vale is considering a spinoff or initial public offering of its sprawling base metals business after it completes the sale of a minority stake, according to people familiar with the situation. The... 

Côte d'Ivoire's 2022 gold output up 14% to record high
15th March 2023 By: Reuters

Côte d'Ivoire produced a record high of about 48 tonnes of gold in 2022, up 14% from the previous year, a document from the Ministry of Mines, Petrol and Energy showed. Côte d'Ivoire, the world's... 

Philippine miners not keen on Indonesia nickel alliance plan
15th March 2023 By: Bloomberg

A plan by top nickel miner Indonesia to create an OPEC-like group to coordinate supply would not benefit the Philippines, the No. 2 producer, according to an industry group. The Philippines mined... 

Nedbank Corporate and Investment Banking (CIB) principal for sustainable finance solutions Telvina Naidoo.
Banking has crucial role to play in enabling mining to transition to clean energy, says Nedbank CIB
14th March 2023 By: Martin Creamer

The banking sector has a crucial role to play in enabling mining companies to transition to clean energy fully, says Nedbank Corporate and Investment Banking (CIB) principal for sustainable finance... 

Kolosori granted export permit
14th March 2023 By: Esmarie Iannucci

Junior Pacific Nickel Mines has been given approval for the grant of the export permit for its Kolosori nickel project, on the Solomon Islands. The export permit has been approved for a period of... 

Trafigura’s head of metals operations to leave in restructuring
14th March 2023 By: Bloomberg

Trafigura Group’s head of metals operations is leaving as part of a global restructuring of its logistics team, the latest shakeup at the trading house since it was hit by a vast alleged nickel... 

Dilley Naidoo, Director of Business Development, Rifle-Shot Performance.
Re-pursue exploration to help re-build South Africa’s economy, says business booster
13th March 2023 By: Martin Creamer

Let us re-pursue the exploration investment that catalysed South Africa’s economic growth more than a century ago as a means of helping to rebuild South Africa’s struggling economy. That is among... 

Nornickel board rejects Rusal proposal to replace chairman - source
13th March 2023 By: Reuters

The board of Russian mining giant Nornickel has rejected a proposal by shareholder and aluminium company Rusal to replace the board's chairman, a source familiar with the matter said on Monday.... 

European Commission President Ursula von Leyen meeting with US President Joe Biden.
US-EU seek deal on minerals used in EVs in race for green
13th March 2023 By: Bloomberg

The US and European Union are seeking a preliminary agreement on the supply of so-called critical minerals used in electric vehicles, a step toward Washington’s efforts to reduce the global... 

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Australia and India to deepen critical minerals ties
13th March 2023 By: Esmarie Iannucci

The Australian and Indian governments are hoping to deepen critical mineral cooperation and have agreed to extend existing commitments to the Australia-India Critical Minerals Investment... 

Power Metal's planned IPOs delayed
10th March 2023 By: Darren Parker

Metals mining company Power Metal announced on March 10 that its planned initial public offerings (IPOs) are taking longer than expected. In a strategic update, the company cited extensive... 

Trafigura doing 'major' audit of nickel fraud missteps, CEO says
10th March 2023 By: Bloomberg

Trafigura Group is carrying out a “major internal audit” after being hit by an alleged nickel fraud, CEO Jeremy Weir said in his first public comments on the subject. “You’ve got to learn from... 

PDAC president Alex Christopher speaking at the yearly convention in Toronto.
Battery metal frenzy outshines recovery fears at top mining show
9th March 2023 By: Bloomberg

Tepid global demand for metals driven by recession fears and China’s weak economic recovery have done little to shake the belief among miners that battery materials are heading for an epic bull... 

One year after nickel fiasco, LME left with multiple headaches
8th March 2023 By: Reuters

One year after nickel trading went haywire on the London Metal Exchange (LME), the 146-year old exchange is fighting to mend its reputation amid a host of lawsuits, vigorous action by regulators... 

Vale teams up with University of Toronto to accelerate sustainable mining solutions  
7th March 2023 By: Creamer Media Reporter

Toronto-headquartered Vale Energy Transition Metals, a supplier of nickel, copper, cobalt and platinum group metals, on Tuesday announced a partnership with the University of Toronto  to power... 

Ontario Mines Minister George Pirie and Chief Bruce Achneepineskum of Marten Falls First Nation
Ontario approves First Nations-led plan for Ring of Fire road
7th March 2023 By: Mariaan Webb

The Ontario government has approved the terms of reference designed and submitted by First Nations for the all-season, multi-use road connecting to the proposed Ring of Fire mining development... 

Palladium One grows critical minerals assets with MetalCorp deal
7th March 2023 By: Mariaan Webb

Toronto- based Palladium One Mining is growing its portfolio of critical minerals assets with the acquisition of MetalCorp in an all-share transaction valued at C$3.3-million. Shareholders in... 

Image shows a lithium sample
Australia leading the way in critical minerals - report
7th March 2023 By: Esmarie Iannucci

A new report by Geoscience Australia has shown that Australia’ was the world’s top lithium producer in 2021, and was among the top five global producer of 18 mineral commodities, including... 

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... 

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