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Rio Tinto has long admired Anglo’s Collahuasi copper mine in Chile.
BHP’s biggest rivals sit on the sidelines of Anglo M&A drama
6th May 2024 By: Bloomberg

Two of BHP Group’s biggest rivals are sitting on the sidelines for the moment as they watch to see how a takeover offer for Anglo American will play out. Both Rio Tinto Group and Glencore are more... 


Brazil rejects Vale, BHP settlement offer for Mariana disaster
3rd May 2024 By: Reuters

Brazil and the state of Espirito Santo have rejected a proposal by miners Vale and BHP regarding reparations for the deadly 2015 Mariana tailings dam burst, the federal government said on Friday.... 


Platinum metals support every step of green hydrogen’s decarbonisation of the world.
Platinum-based green hydrogen emerging as Winter Olympics decarbonisation pillar
3rd May 2024 By: Martin Creamer

Green hydrogen, which is generated with the benefit of the catalysis that platinum group metals (PGMs) provide, is being increasingly highlighted as a pillar of the global decarbonisation... 


Coal on train
Manook stresses importance of abated coal in energy future of many nations
3rd May 2024 By: Marleny Arnoldi

Global coal organisation FutureCoal has suggested that world leaders follow a balanced, pragmatic and responsible approach to energy policy, following an announcement by the Group of Seven (G7)... 


Anglo's unusual mix of niche commodities — it’s the only large miner with big diamonds and platinum operations, for example — is seen as one of the reasons that the company hasn’t been successfully targeted in the past.
What’s Anglo worth? For now it’s less than the sum of its parts
3rd May 2024 By: Bloomberg

As BHP Group considers its next move, there’s one big question facing the mining world’s bankers, analysts and executives at rival producers: What’s Anglo American actually worth? Anglo’s shares... 


O3 terminates option to acquire Aurbel mill
3rd May 2024 By: Creamer Media Reporter

Exploration and development company O3 Mining has terminated its option with Eldorado Gold to acquire the Aurbel mill, which is located about 10 km from its Alpha property in Quebec. In 2022, O3... 


Treasury Metals combines with Blackwolf
Treasury Metals combines with Blackwolf
3rd May 2024 By: Mariaan Webb

Canadian companies Treasury Metals and Blackwolf Copper and Gold have announced a merger to advance the Goliath Gold Complex (GGC) project in Ontario towards production with a strengthened... 


Peabody CEO Jim Grech
US power-plant rules threaten grid reliability, Peabody CEO says
3rd May 2024 By: Bloomberg

Peabody Energy, the biggest US coal producer, is warning that federal regulations to curb emissions from power plants pose a threat to the grid at a time when electricity demand is poised to... 


Albemarle may lower capex if lithium prices stay low
Albemarle may lower capex if lithium prices stay low
3rd May 2024 By: Reuters

Albemarle, the world's largest producer of lithium for electric vehicle batteries, could look at reducing capital expenditure in the coming years if lithium prices remain flat, the company said on... 


Canadian Natural Resources considering major expansion of Horizon oil sands mine
3rd May 2024 By: Reuters

Canada's largest oil and gas producer Canadian Natural Resources is looking at opportunities to significantly increase bitumen output at its main oil sands mine, the company said on Thursday.... 


Hudbay is building Copper World, where it expects about 92 000 metric tons of average copper production over the first ten years.
Canadian miner Hudbay sees BHP's bid for Anglo boosting copper assets
3rd May 2024 By: Reuters

he CEO of Canadian miner Hudbay Minerals said BHP Group's $39-billion offer for Anglo American has increased the valuation of copper assets and could underscore companies' willingness to pay a... 


Glencore studying an approach for Anglo American, sources say
Glencore studying an approach for Anglo American, sources say
3rd May 2024 By: Reuters

Commodities group Glencore is studying an approach for Anglo American, two sources said, a development that could spark a bidding war for the 107-year old mining company. Glencore has not yet... 


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Endeavour progresses strategic objectives in first quarter
2nd May 2024 By: Tasneem Bulbulia

Multinational miner Endeavour Mining, which owns and operates gold mines in Côte d’Ivoire, Burkina Faso and Senegal, continued to make progress against its strategic objectives in the first quarter... 


Meteoric inks rare earths offtake MoU with Neo Performance
2nd May 2024 By: Mariaan Webb

Exploration company Meteoric Resources said on Thursday it had entered into a nonbinding memorandum (MoU) to supply Neo Performance Materials’ Estonia magnet manufacturing with rare earths from its... 


Anglo bidder BHP intends maintaining long-standing JSE listing
2nd May 2024 By: Martin Creamer

Diversified mining major BHP, which has made a rejected proposal to combine with Anglo American by way of a scheme of arrangement, confirmed on Thursday that it intended maintaining its... 


Chinese miners see opportunities as BHP’s mega bid unfolds
Chinese miners see opportunities as BHP’s mega bid unfolds
2nd May 2024 By: Bloomberg

China’s leading metals companies, including its state iron ore buyer, are considering their next moves following BHP Group’s blockbuster $39-billion approach for rival Anglo American, potentially... 


Pan American to sell La Arena stake to Zijin
Pan American to sell La Arena stake to Zijin
2nd May 2024 By: Creamer Media Reporter

NYSE- and TSX-listed Pan American Silver on Wednesday announced the sale of its interest in LA Arena in Peru to a subsidiary of Zijin Mining for up to $295-million. “With the sale of La Arena, we... 


South Africa's Mineral Resources and Energy Minister Gwede Mantashe
BHP woos South Africa in pursuit of $39bn Anglo takeover
2nd May 2024 By: Bloomberg

BHP Group has deployed a team of senior executives to South Africa as the world’s largest miner ramps up efforts to win over government officials, regulators and local shareholders, all of whom... 


Stillwater Critical Minerals raised C$3.89m in oversubscribed placement
2nd May 2024 By: Creamer Media Reporter

TSX-V-listed Stillwater Critical Minerals has successfully completed C$3.89-million in a nonbrokered placement, surpassing expectations with a 55% oversubscription. Commodities powerhouse Glencore... 


Graphite miners lobby US govt to impose levy on China-sourced EV material
Graphite miners lobby US govt to impose levy on China-sourced EV material
2nd May 2024 By: Reuters

North American graphite miners are lobbying the US government to impose a 25% tariff on three graphite products sourced from China in order to counter Beijing's monopoly on a key material used in... 


Barrick’s Mark Bristow greets Tanzania Minerals Minister Anthony Mavunde at African training academy, which is augmenting the closing Buzwagi mine’s transformation into a 3 000-job-a-year special economic zone with airport terminal.
Discovery, development are mining’s only true value creation drivers, Barrick highlights
2nd May 2024 By: Martin Creamer

Discovery and development are the only true drivers of value creation in the mining industry, Barrick president and CEO Dr Mark Bristow highlighted on Wednesday, when this standout gold and copper... 


Canada's long-delayed Trans Mountain oil pipeline starts operations
Canada's long-delayed Trans Mountain oil pipeline starts operations
2nd May 2024 By: Reuters

After 12 years and C$34-billion, Canada's Trans Mountain pipeline expansion project (TMX) began commercial operations on Wednesday, a major milestone expected to transform access to global markets... 


Barrick Gold beats estimates for quarterly profit
Barrick Gold beats estimates for quarterly profit
2nd May 2024 By: Reuters

Canadian miner Barrick Gold on Wednesday beat first-quarter profit estimates on higher bullion prices and said it has entered into an exploration partnership with Geophysx Jamaica. Prices of the... 


BHP is betting on developing the Reko Diq copper project in Pakistan
Barrick Gold is not interested in bidding for Anglo American, CEO says
2nd May 2024 By: Reuters

arrick Gold is not interested in bidding for Anglo American, which last week received a $39-billion takeover offer from BHP, and is building its own copper portfolio, the Canadian miner's CEO Mark... 


Barrick moves to tap into Jamaica’s mineral potential
Barrick moves to tap into Jamaica’s mineral potential
2nd May 2024 By: Creamer Media Reporter

Gold and copper major Barrick is set to venture into Jamaica’s untapped minerals landscape through an earn-in agreement with private exploration company Geophysx. Geophysx has strategically... 


Rail workers in Canada vote to strike, threatening supply chains
Rail workers in Canada vote to strike, threatening supply chains
2nd May 2024 By: Bloomberg

Rail workers demanding more rest time moved closer to a strike that would disrupt supply chains from Halifax to Vancouver and down through the Midwest to the Gulf of Mexico. A union representing... 


Mark Bristow
Barrick CEO 'can't see any reason' for in-person AGMs
2nd May 2024 By: Bloomberg

Barrick Gold's CEO says the gold miner will continue to host virtual-only annual general meetings despite calls for public companies to return to an in-person format. After Barrick hosted its... 


Stuart Chambers
Anglo to meet top shareholders on BHP bid as takeover rules restrain AGM
2nd May 2024 By: Reuters

Anglo American's chair will meet its top 30 shareholders to hear views on BHP's $39-billion bid for the miner, he told an annual general meeting on Tuesday, where he was restricted from discussing... 


Harmony's Mponeng gold mine.
Booming Harmony ups full-year output and grades; lowers cost and capital guidance
30th April 2024 By: Martin Creamer

Execution and preparatory work on key gold projects are on track in South Africa, and early works on the copper project in Australia are to commence, Harmony Gold reported on Tuesday. In South... 


Anglo American takeover price needs to surpass £30 a share, survey shows
Anglo American takeover price needs to surpass £30 a share, survey shows
30th April 2024 By: Bloomberg

A takeover of Anglo American would need to be pitched at more than £30 ($37.6) a share, a higher price than BHP Group offered last week, according to analysts and traders surveyed by Bloomberg.... 


Gold nugget
Central banks, record first-quarter over-the-counter purchases support gold demand
30th April 2024 By: Marleny Arnoldi

Continued exchange-traded fund (ETF) outflows drove gold demand, excluding over-the-counter (OTC) purchases, down by 5% year-on-year in the first quarter of this year to 1 102 t. However,... 


Mosaic CEO Bruce Bodine
Mosaic sells stake in Saudi JV for $1.5bn
30th April 2024 By: Creamer Media Reporter

US-based fertiliser company Mosaic on Tuesday announced the sale of its stake in a phosphate production venture to Saudi Arabia’s Ma’aden. Mosaic will receive 111.01-million shares of the Saudi... 


Sandfire driving forward Black Butte
30th April 2024 By: Creamer Media Reporter

Australia-headquartered miner Sandfire Resources is continuing to support the Sandfire Americas team to progress the Black Butte project, in Montana, CEO Brendan Harris said on Tuesday. Sandfire... 


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