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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... 


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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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PFS validates prospects for Nickel Creek’s Yukon project
25th August 2023 By: Mariaan Webb

Amid growing demand for critical minerals, Canadian exploration and development company Nickel Creek Platinum has unveiled the results of a positive prefeasibility study (PFS) for its Nickel Shäw... 


Another metals trader says it has been hit by a nickel fraud
Another metals trader says it has been hit by a nickel fraud
25th August 2023 By: Bloomberg

Another trading house has been stung after buying a cargo supposedly containing nickel that turned out to be full of near-worthless rubble. The latest example, detailed in lawsuits in London and... 


Horizonte appoints former Vale exec as Araguaia operations director
24th August 2023 By: Creamer Media Reporter

Nickel developer Horizonte Minerals has strengthened its management team with the appointment of Fernando Marino as operations director for Araguaia project, in Brazil. Marino has more than 35... 


Indonesia's nickel prices surge amid probe into mining approvals
23rd August 2023 By: Reuters

Prices of nickel ore in top global producer Indonesia have surged about 10% in recent weeks, say local buyers, after an investigation into mining quotas disrupted production of the metal used in... 


Bluejay stock falls on equity raise announcement
23rd August 2023 By: Mariaan Webb

The share price of Bluejay Mining fell by 14% on Wednesday, as the exploration and development company announced an equity raise of  £600 000 through the private placement of 60-million shares at... 


UK offers critical minerals opportunities for Aus
23rd August 2023 By: Esmarie Iannucci

Changes in Britain’s automotive industry were likely to spur new resource partnerships in Australia, Resources Minister Madeleine King said this week. Speaking at the Australian-British Chamber... 


Talon reports high-grade nickel results at Tamarack
22nd August 2023 By: Creamer Media Reporter

The share price of Toronto-listed Talon Metals rose on Monday, as the exploration company announced high-grade drilling results from its Tamarack project, in Minnesota. The explorer, which owns... 


The Olympic Dam operation in Australia
Commodity prices fell BHP revenues
22nd August 2023 By: Esmarie Iannucci

Lower commodities prices have seen diversified major BHP report a 58% fall in its attributable profit for the full year ended June, from $30.9-billion to $12.9-billion. Revenue for the full year... 


Lunnon sets A$20.5m raising target
17th August 2023 By: Esmarie Iannucci

Nickel explorer Lunnon Metals will raise A$20.5-million in a share placement and share purchase plan (SPP) to strengthen its balance sheet and fund exploration in Western Australia. The company... 


HKEX remains committed to LME - CEO
16th August 2023 By: Reuters

Hong Kong Exchanges and Clearing (HKEX) remains committed to the London Metal Exchange (LME), HKEX's CEO said on Wednesday, dampening speculation it might sell the business following a nickel... 


Copper hits 6-week low, other metals fall after weak China data
Copper hits 6-week low, other metals fall after weak China data
15th August 2023 By: Reuters

 Prices for copper and other base metals fell in London on Tuesday, hurt by a worsening demand outlook from top consumer China after the country released slower industrial output growth data and... 


President Joe Biden signed the IRA in August last year.
Miners face 'considerable challenges' meeting demand from US climate law -study
15th August 2023 By: Reuters

The mining industry faces "considerable challenges" meeting larger-than-expected demand for copper, nickel and other electric vehicle metals fueled by a US climate law, S&P Global said in a report... 


Work starts at Kolosori
15th August 2023 By: Esmarie Iannucci

Junior Pacific Nickel Mines has started construction at its Kolosori nickel project, in the Solomon Islands, with the mining contractor starting earthworks. The company is developing the project... 


Glencore Alloys head Japie Fullard.
Solar energy plant on the way at vanadium operation, Glencore’s Fullard reports
11th August 2023 By: Martin Creamer

The decarbonisation and solar power plans of Glencore Alloys are coming to the fore with the first 25 MW solar plant on the way, Glencore Alloys head Japie Fullard told Mining Weekly at question... 


Investor that took on Exxon targets deals in critical minerals
10th August 2023 By: Bloomberg

Investment fund Engine No. 1, known for its battle with Exxon Mobil and recently taking a surprise stake in Vale’s base metals business, is eying more deals in critical minerals. The company last... 


IGO sinks more cash into Cosmos and Kwinana
9th August 2023 By: Esmarie Iannucci

Clean metals company IGO will spend some A$338-million on the Cosmos nickel project, in Western Australia, as it works to bring the project into operation. Cosmos was acquired by IGO as part of... 


Panoramic hunting for critical metals project
9th August 2023 By: Esmarie Iannucci

Nickel company Panoramic Resources will be looking to expand its portfolio within the next 12 to 18 months, MD and CEO Victor Rajasooriar said. Speaking on the sidelines of Diggers & Dealers,... 


Glencore CEO Gary Nagle.
Glencore returns $9.3bn to shareholders, highlights transition metals and recycling
8th August 2023 By: Martin Creamer

In addition to the interim dividend of $2.8-billion, diversified mining company Glencore on Tuesday announced a top up of $2.2-billion, which lifted this year’s total announced shareholder returns... 


Fresh setback for NorthMet copper mine
Fresh setback for NorthMet copper mine
7th August 2023 By: Mariaan Webb

The proposed NorthMet copper and nickel project in Minnesota has encountered another obstacle in its development journey. The Minnesota Supreme Court last week rejected a key wastewater permit for... 


FIRB clears Stellantis' investment in Alliance Nickel
4th August 2023 By: Esmarie Iannucci

The Australian Foreign Investment Review Board (FIRB) has approved automotive maker Stellantis NV’s investment into ASX-listed Alliance Nickel. The two companies earlier this year struck a binding... 


Nickel miner Vale Indonesia plans to divest 14% stake - Minister
4th August 2023 By: Reuters

Nickel miner Vale Indonesia is planning to divest 14% of its stake this year to fulfill divestment rules, Indonesia's Mining Minister Arifin Tasrif told reporters on Friday. The shares will be... 


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Nickel Industries completes Shanghai Decent deal
4th August 2023 By: Esmarie Iannucci

ASX-listed Nickel Industries has completed the acquisition of a 10% interest in the Huayue nickel/cobalt (HNC) project and an additional 10% interest in the Oracle nickel project, following Foreign... 


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