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Lithium shortages could hand salt a starring role in EV shift
Lithium shortages could hand salt a starring role in EV shift
Updated 7 minutes ago By: Bloomberg

Carmakers who faced skyrocketing prices for lithium and other battery metals last year could increasingly adopt sodium-based cells in the future, helping to alleviate strains on raw materials as... 

Vedanta Zinc International executive director and CFO Pushpender Singla.
Vedanta to anchor Cabinet-approved special economic zone in Northern Cape
Updated 1 hour 59 minutes ago By: Martin Creamer

The Cabinet-approved Namakwa special economic zone (SEZ) in the Northern Cape, which is currently undergoing public comment, will be anchored by Indian zinc mining and processing company Vedanta... 

Q Global Commodities CEO Quinton van der Burgh (left) and Marula Mining CEO Jason Brewer.
Lithium-pioneering Marula to be additionally listed on JSE, CEO tells Junior Indaba
7th June 2023 By: Martin Creamer

In conjunction with a proposed Aim listing in London, Marula Mining is going to have an additional listing on the Johannesburg Stock Exchange (JSE), Marula Mining CEO Jason Brewer told the Junior... 

Augusta advances Reward project to feasibility study
7th June 2023 By: Creamer Media Reporter

Toronto-listed Augusta Gold has announced it will advance its Reward project, in the Walker Lane district of southern Nevada, to a feasibility study, bringing the company closer to its plan to get... 

Mark Munroe has been appointed Implats chief technical officer
Implats names new COO; Munroe appointed chief technical officer
7th June 2023 By: Creamer Media Reporter

Platinum group metals (PGMs) miner Impala Platinum (Implats) has appointed Patrick Morutlwa to succeed Gerhard Potgieter as COO, with effect from June 19. Potgieter is retiring after 13 years at... 

CAT Strategic Metals to spin off uranium project
7th June 2023 By: Mariaan Webb

Plans for a new publicly traded uranium company are taking shape as the board of CAT Strategic Metals approved a spin-off of its South Preston uranium project, in Canada’s Athabasca basin. The... 

Green Technology Metals weighs standalone at Root
7th June 2023 By: Esmarie Iannucci

Lithium hopeful Green Technology Metals will assess the potential for a standalone operation at the Root project, in Ontario, following a mineral resource estimate (MRE) update for the project. The... 

Reduced appetite from central banks to bring gold demand down in 2023 - Metals Focus
7th June 2023 By: Reuters

Demand for gold will drop 9% to 4 375 metric tons this year with central banks' appetite falling from last year's all-time high, consultancy Metals Focus said, adding that gold prices would be... 

James Campbell
Junior miner CEO is typically ‘chief cook and bottlewasher’, diamond junior confirms
7th June 2023 By: Martin Creamer

Outgoing Minerals Council South Africa’s Roger Baxter told the Junior Indaba's opening day that the CEO of a junior mining company is typically a chief cook and bottlewasher – and Botswana Diamonds... 

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Perseus returns to Meyas Sand but defers FID
7th June 2023 By: Esmarie Iannucci

Contractors and employees of gold miner Perseus Mining have returned to the Meyas Sand gold project, in Sudan, however, the miner has deferred a final investment decision (FID) on the project. In... 

West Red Lake appoints new CEO as it buys Madsen
West Red Lake appoints new CEO as it buys Madsen
6th June 2023 By: Mariaan Webb

TSX-V-listed West Red Lake Gold Mines, which is buying the Madsen gold mine in Ontario, has appointed Shane Williams as president and CEO, succeeding Tom Meredith, who becomes executive... 

Andrada CEO Anthony Viljoen.
Namibia best place to mine, says lithium, tin, tantalum miner
6th June 2023 By: Martin Creamer

Namibia is the best jurisdiction in Africa in which to mine, Andrada Mining CEO Anthony Viljoen told the Junior Indaba on Tuesday. The London Aim-listed tin, tantalum and now lithium mining company... 

Operations at the Casa Berardi mine have been temporarily suspended.
Forest fires disrupt Quebec mining and exploration activity
6th June 2023 By: Mariaan Webb

Several mining and exploration companies operating in Quebec have temporarily suspended their operations, as the Canadian province struggles to battle more than 160 forest fires during what... 

Teck's Elkview coal operations
Teck receives interest in its coal business
6th June 2023 By: Mariaan Webb

Canadian diversified miner Teck Resources said on Tuesday that it had received several inbound indications of interest regarding various forms of potential transactions involving its steelmaking... 

Anfield Energy to buy uranium project in New Mexico from enCore Energy
6th June 2023 By: Reuters

Canada-based Anfield Energy said on Tuesday it will buy the Marquez-Juan Tafoya uranium project in New Mexico from enCore Energy's wholly-owned subsidiary Neutron Energy for C$16.1-million.... 

Abcourt reports death of founder
6th June 2023 By: Creamer Media Reporter

TSX-V-listed Abcourt Mines has announced the death of its founder, Renaud Hinse, who created the company in 1979 and served as president and CEO until April last year. He was still director of the... 

Copper 360 CEO Jan Nelson, Copper 360 chairperson Shirley Hayes and JSE Deals Head Samuel Mokorosi at the April listing.
Copper 360 reports encouraging new drilling results
6th June 2023 By: Martin Creamer

Copper 360, which listed on the AltX of the Johannesburg Stock Exchange in April, has reported encouraging new drilling results. The Copper 360 business is focused on processing historical mined... 

Rainbow Rare Earths Phalaborwa mine gypsum stacks
Rainbow starts operations at Phalaborwa magnet rare earths pilot plant
6th June 2023 By: Darren Parker

plant for the Phalaborwa project, in South Africa, has started operations and is on track to produce the first high-value mixed rare earth sulphate in the third quarter. The company said this would... 

The Windfall camp in the Eeyou Istchee James Bay region
Wildfire evacuation order halts Quebec exploration projects
6th June 2023 By: Mariaan Webb

Work on several Quebec exploration projects have grinded to a halt to comply with restrictions imposed by the government to deal with the regional forest fire situation. Late last week, the Quebec... 

Alpha Lithium says Tecpetrol offer not formal yet
Alpha Lithium says Tecpetrol offer not formal yet
6th June 2023 By: Mariaan Webb

Canada-headquartered Alpha Lithium said on Monday that shareholders did not have to take any action regarding Tecpetrol’s announcement of an unsolicited bid, noting that the potential offer had not... 

Global carbon markets face upheaval as nations remake the rules
6th June 2023 By: Bloomberg

The $2-billion market for carbon offsets is heading for a massive reset, as a growing number of sovereign governments announce their intention to tax, regulate or restrict trade in credits... 

Metals Acquisition shareholders approve Australia copper mine buy
6th June 2023 By: Creamer Media Reporter

The shareholders of NYSE-listed Metals Acquisition Corp (MAC) have approved its proposed acquisition of the CSA copper mine from Glencore Operations Australia. MAC will acquire from Glencore the... 

Copper under pressure from demand worries and dollar
5th June 2023 By: Reuters

Copper prices came under pressure on Monday from worries about demand, particularly in top consumer China, and a stronger dollar which makes metals priced in the US unit more expensive for holders... 

Juanicipio hits commercial milestone
5th June 2023 By: Creamer Media Reporter

The Juanicipio project, owned by Fresnillo and MAG Silver, has achieved commercial production. MAG, which has a 44% interest in the project, announced on Monday that the mill was operating at... 

Mine collapse kills at least 12 in southern Venezuela
5th June 2023 By: Reuters

Flooding collapsed a gold mine in southern Venezuela, killing at least 12 miners, local authorities said on Sunday, adding that the victims' bodies were returned to their families. The Talavera... 

Clean Air Metals reports departure of CEO
5th June 2023 By: Mariaan Webb

Canadian exploration and development company Clean Air Metals on Friday announced that Abraham Drost would “no longer continue” as CEO and director of the company. His exit from the company was... 

Sierra Madre to resume trading on TSX-V
5th June 2023 By: Creamer Media Reporter

Precious metals exploration and development company Sierra Madre will resume trading on the TSX-V when the market opens on Monday, following a lengthy process to relist. Shares were halted from... 

Rio Tinto’s Boron mine now powered by renewable diesel
Rio Tinto’s Boron mine now powered by renewable diesel
5th June 2023 By: Mariaan Webb

Diversified miner Rio Tinto has achieved a historic milestone at the Boron mine, in California, which has become the world’s first openpit mine to operate a fleet running entirely on renewable... 

The Tolilar project in Argentina
Tecpetrol launches hostile bid for Alpha Lithium
5th June 2023 By: Mariaan Webb

Tecpetrol Investments, a member of the Techint Group, will make a formal bid for Canadian firm Alpha Lithium, announcing on Friday that it will bypass the board and take its C$2.41-a-share offer... 

Sasscal executive director Dr Jane Olwoch of Namibia.
Green hydrogen atlas results show enormous Southern African potential – Sasscal
5th June 2023 By: Martin Creamer

The results of the green hydrogen atlas for Southern Africa, now readily available online, show enormous potential green hydrogen production throughout the region, the Southern African Science... 

Pearl Gray Equity and Research's  Steve Booyens.
More succinct licence processes are a must to attract exploration investment – researcher
2nd June 2023 By: Martin Creamer

More succinct licence processes are needed to attract exploration investment in South Africa,  Pearl Gray Equity and Research managing partner Steve Booyens said on Friday. “There are loads of... 

American Lithium arranges strategic investment for Surge Battery Metals
2nd June 2023 By: Mariaan Webb

TSX-V-listed American Lithium has arranged a strategic investment for Surge Battery Metals to be completed by way of non-brokered private placement of up to 17.9-million units at $0.40 each. Each... 

NiCAN receives Manitoba Mineral Development Fund grant
2nd June 2023 By: Creamer Media Reporter

Minerals exploration company NiCAN has received approval for a C$300 000 grant from the Manitoba Mineral Development Fund (MMDF) to support its exploration activities at its Wine project, in the... 

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