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BHP CEO Mike Henry
BHP’s solid first half dimmed by metallurgical coal stumble
18th January 2024 By: Mariaan Webb

Diversified mining group BHP has had a “solid” operational first half, CEO Mike Henry said on Thursday, reporting higher six-month copper and energy coal production, but lower iron-ore and... 

The Nickel West operation
BHP 'evaluating options' at Nickel West amid price slump
18th January 2024 By: Mariaan Webb

Diversified mining company BHP is “evaluating options” at its Nickel West mine, in Australia, to mitigate the impacts of the sharp fall in nickel prices, CEO Mike Henry said on Thursday. Nickel... 

ICMM CEO Rohitesh Dhawan
Global mining commits to nature-positive future
18th January 2024 By: Martin Creamer

Global mining and metals companies have committed at Davos to take urgent action to support a nature-positive future by 2030 that promotes the health, diversity and resilience of species,... 

Mined cobalt
BMI predicts more stable metal prices, critical mineral deals in 2024
17th January 2024 By: Marleny Arnoldi

Research agency BMI on January 17 unpacked the key themes for metals and mining for the year, highlighting that the sector is making a modest recovery amid global deceleration. BMI commodities... 

Ian Cockerill, Mark Cutifani and Tony O'Neill
South Africa-linked mining luminaries advising on metals industry greening
17th January 2024 By: Martin Creamer

South Africa-linked mining luminaries are playing roles in an initiative to transform the metals industry with clean technology. Being targeted for metals is the elimination of energy-intensive... 

The Cosmos nickel mine
Australia's nickel producers reel from supply glut
17th January 2024 By: Reuters

A sharp slide in nickel prices over the past year, driven by a jump in Indonesian supply, has hit Australian nickel producers, leading to mine closures, production cuts and writedowns in recent... 

Copper 360 CEO Jan Nelson
Smart wristwatches to uplift mineworker well-being at Copper 360
16th January 2024 By: Martin Creamer

Computer programmes that use artificial intelligence (AI) to model orebodies and plan mines optimally have already been introduced by Copper 360, says the JSE AltX-listed Northern Cape copper... 

Cobre Panama is in a preservation and safe management state
First Quantum pulls in horns after Panama setback
16th January 2024 By: Mariaan Webb

Canadian miner First Quantum is pulling in its horns after its misfortune in Panama, where the company has been ordered to permanently close its 300 000 t/y copper mine. The Toronto-listed miner... 

Operations at Ravensthorpe will be scaled back.
First Quantum scales back Australia nickel production, explores smaller asset sales
16th January 2024 By: Mariaan Webb

Canada-headquartered First Quantum will scale back operations at its Ravensthorpe nickel mine, in Australia, as prices for the metal has tumbled amid an influx of new low-cost supply and weaker... 

Samsung SDI invests in Canada Nickel
Samsung SDI invests in Canada Nickel
15th January 2024 By: Mariaan Webb

Korean battery and electronics manufacturer Samsung SDI has made an $18.5-million investment in Canada Nickel, the owner of the Crawford nickel/cobalt project in the Timmins-Cochrane mining camp,... 

JSE business development manager Patrycja Kula-Verster
JSE presents opportunity for critical mineral miners to access capital
12th January 2024 By: Martin Creamer

Critical mineral demand is growing significantly at a time when South Africa has a pressing need to reawaken its public markets – two crucial needs that can be fulfilled in one go by companies... 

BMI lowers outlook for nickel price
11th January 2024 By: Marleny Arnoldi

Research firm BMI has revised downward its nickel price forecast for this year to $20 000/t from $20 600/t as the market remains in a supply glut. Simultaneously, weak Mainland Chinese demand and... 

Battery metal price plunge is closing mines and stalling deals
Battery metal price plunge is closing mines and stalling deals
10th January 2024 By: Bloomberg

A meltdown in some of the most-hyped energy-transition metals is wreaking havoc across the mining world, stalling projects, scuppering deals and triggering a scramble for cash that promises to... 

Melanie Naidoo-Vermaak
Sibanye-Stillwater announces forceful C-suite sustainability appointment
9th January 2024 By: Martin Creamer

Johannesburg- and New York-listed mining company Sibanye-Stillwater has appointed Melanie Naidoo-Vermaak as chief sustainability officer, effective January 1. “Sustainability/ESG is a strategic... 

Administrators suspend Savannah nickel operations, 140 redundancies
Administrators suspend Savannah nickel operations, 140 redundancies
9th January 2024 By: Mariaan Webb

The administrators of Panoramic Resources has announced the suspension of operations at the Savannah nickel project, in Western Australia, affecting 140 workers who will be made redundant over the... 

Giyani Metals CEO Danny Keating.
IDC-funded Canada-Botswana battery manganese demo plant to be built in Joburg
20th December 2023 By: Martin Creamer

Giyani Metals is a company listed on the TSX Venture Exchange in Toronto, Canada. Through its wholly-owned Botswana subsidiary Menzi Battery Metals, Giyani is the owner of the past producing K.Hill... 

Bluejay's Disko project area in Greenland
Bluejay makes board, management changes
20th December 2023 By: Creamer Media Reporter

Aim- and Frankfurt Stock Exchange-listed Bluejay Mining has appointed three new nonexecutive directors, as well as a new MD. Roderick McIllree, Harry Ansell and Troy Whitaker have been appointed as... 

Russian billionaire Abramovich loses legal challenge against EU sanctions
20th December 2023 By: Reuters

Russian billionaire Roman Abramovich on Wednesday lost a legal challenge to overturn sanctions imposed on him by the European Union in the wake of Russia's invasion of Ukraine, after an EU court... 

Critical Mineral Resources appoints COO after chairperson resignation
20th December 2023 By: Donna Slater

Morocco-focused critical mineral explorer and developer Critical Mineral Resources (CMR) reports that chairperson Christopher Lambert has left the company’s board of directors with immediate effect... 

Atlas Materials president and CTO David Dreisinger and SMGM general manager Thomas Sevetre
Atlas Materials, SMGM enter into nickel ore supply agreement
19th December 2023 By: Creamer Media Reporter

Atlas Materials, which is focused on securing the supply of clean nickel for electric vehicle batteries in North America, has entered into a commercial agreement with Société Minière Georges... 

Rwandan President Paul Kagame (pictured), with European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen,
witnessed the signature of the partnership by EIB VP Gelsomina Vigliotti and Rwanda Finance and Economic Planning Minister Dr Uzziel Ndagijimana
Rwanda, European Investment Bank ink critical material declaration
19th December 2023 By: Donna Slater

The government of Rwanda and the European Investment Bank (EIB) signed a joint declaration, on December 19, enabling a strategic alliance to enhance investment in critical raw material value... 

Russia's Nornickel joins stainless steel factory project, aims to increase nickel sales
18th December 2023 By: Reuters

Russian mining and metals giant Nornickel has decided to join a project to build a plant producing stainless steel products in Russia, it said on Monday. The project is led by Russia's RNK-Holding.... 

Appian Founder and CEO Michael W Scherb
Appian provides US Strategic Metals with $230m financing package
18th December 2023 By: Creamer Media Reporter

Investment advisor Appian Capital Advisory has committed a $230-million financing package to US battery metals producer US Strategic Metals (USSM) for the development of USSM's cobalt/nickel mine... 

Minister for Resources Madeleine King
Australia expands list of critical minerals key to transition
17th December 2023 By: Bloomberg

Australia expanded its list of critical minerals deemed crucial to its energy transition and national security needs as the country boosts the strategically and economically important sector. The... 

Australia’s Pinderi Hills region reveals rich resources
15th December 2023 By: Simone Liedtke

Following months of compiling historical data, conducting site visits and reviewing geological information from past exploration and drill activities in the Pinderi Hills region, in Australia,... 

The Cerro Matoso operation in Colombia
South32 invokes force majeure at Colombia ferro-nickel operation
14th December 2023 By: Bloomberg

South32 invoked force majeure at its Colombian nickel operations as community protesters block the movement of people and supplies to the giant open pit mine and smelter. “This affects all our... 

The Savannah nickel mine in Western Australia
Low nickel price claims Panoramic Resources
14th December 2023 By: Mariaan Webb

Australian nickel company Panoramic Resources went into voluntary administration on Thursday, having failed to secure funding or partnerships for the company or its Savannah nickel project in the... 

IGO warns of job losses at Cosmos, further impairments
IGO warns of job losses at Cosmos, further impairments
13th December 2023 By: Mariaan Webb

Base metals firm IGO has halted construction of the mechanised materials handling system at the Cosmos project and, instead, will transition to an ore trucking operation, the company reported on... 

Ivanhoe Mines' Robert Friedland
Ivanhoe to raise C$500m through private placement
13th December 2023 By: Darren Parker

Copper and platinum group metals mining company Ivanhoe Mines has engaged investment banking firm BMO Capital Markets as the sole agent in connection with a proposed offering of about 41.6-million... 

First Quantum shows interest in Raiden’s Mt Sholl
13th December 2023 By: Creamer Media Reporter

Base metals miner First Quantum has entered into a memorandum of understanding with Australian junior Raiden Resources’ Mt Sholl nickel/copper/platinum group elements (PGE) project, in Western... 

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