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Excess market supply drags zinc prices lower, says BMI
9th April 2024 By: Marleny Arnoldi

Research agency BMI maintains a lower price forecast for zinc this year, at $2 500/t, compared with the yearly average price of $2 651/t in 2023, as excess market supply drags prices. BMI says an... 


Lithium market struggles to recover after epic boom and bust
Lithium market struggles to recover after epic boom and bust
9th April 2024 By: Bloomberg

A stuttering recovery in lithium prices is providing a fresh reminder of why the dramatic rally of recent years was followed by an even more breathtaking collapse: a fast-expanding industry that is... 


Peninsula strengthens board and management team
9th April 2024 By: Creamer Media Reporter

ASX-listed Peninsula Energy has appointed David Coyne as nonexecutive director and Willie Bezuidenhout as interim CFO. Coyne and Bezuidenhout start their respective new roles at an exciting time... 


Volt’s funding pipeline exceeds A$150m
Volt’s funding pipeline exceeds A$150m
9th April 2024 By: Mariaan Webb

Critical minerals and battery materials company Volt Resources has submitted multiparty bids for nondilutive funding that have the potential to deliver more than A$150-million to the company. Volt,... 


Orion sells $100m stake in Sweetwater Royalties
9th April 2024 By: Creamer Media Reporter

Metals and materials investment firm Orion Resources Partners has announced the sale of a minority interest in private industrial minerals royalty Sweetwater Royalties to a Canadian pension fund.... 


Ascot begins ore processing at Premier
Ascot begins ore processing at Premier
9th April 2024 By: Creamer Media Reporter

Canadian miner Ascot Resources has started ore processing at the Premier gold project (PGP) in British Columbia, marking a key milestone in commissioning the new mine. Rock was introduced into the... 


Perpetua gets nod to pursue $1.8bn US loan for gold/antimony mine
Perpetua gets nod to pursue $1.8bn US loan for gold/antimony mine
9th April 2024 By: Mariaan Webb

Nasdaq- and TSX-listed Perpetua Resources has received a letter of interest from the Export-Import Bank of the US (Exim), signalling a step forward in its financing endeavours for the Stibnite gold... 


Aris appoints CFO, senior VP for capital markets
9th April 2024 By: Creamer Media Reporter

Toronto-listed Aris Mining has announced the appointment of Richard Orazietti as CFO and Oliver Dachsel as senior VP of capital markets. Welcoming the two new additions to Aris’ management team,... 


Botswana Diamonds chairperson John Teeling.
Artificial intelligence to be applied to Botswana Diamonds’ database
9th April 2024 By: Martin Creamer

London- and Botswana-listed diamond company Botswana Diamonds is going to apply artificial intelligence (AI) techniques to its Botswana database, the company said on Tuesday, April 9. Involved are... 


The gold market hunts for answers behind bullion’s sudden surge
The gold market hunts for answers behind bullion’s sudden surge
9th April 2024 By: Bloomberg

Gold’s scorching run to an all-time high may seem easy to explain from a distance, given the fractious geopolitical climate and murky outlook for the global economy. The precious metal is famously... 


BMO drops anti-coal policy amid Wall Street rebuke of ESG
BMO drops anti-coal policy amid Wall Street rebuke of ESG
9th April 2024 By: Bloomberg

BMO Bank quietly dropped its policy restricting lending to the coal industry in late 2023, helping it avoid being labeled an energy “boycotter” in West Virginia. The change came to light Monday... 


Sibanye appoints global energy leader as nonexec director
8th April 2024 By: Marleny Arnoldi

JSE- and NYSE-listed precious metals miner Sibanye-Stillwater has appointed Philippe Boisseau independent nonexecutive director, effective April 8. He brings to the board more than 25 years of... 


Karst MD Guy Richards.
Use underground mines for electricity storage, optimise mine water use – Karst Hydro
8th April 2024 By: Martin Creamer

South Africa’s many underground mines can be used as batteries that store the clean electricity that the water descending for cooling can provide. At the same time, the local community could end up... 


'Data driven' players help prolong record profits in commodity trading, says McKinsey
8th April 2024 By: Reuters

The growing number of "data-driven" players such as hedge funds in the world of commodity trading has helped sustain record levels of profit, even as the volatility that supercharged earnings in... 


Former De Beers, Mountain Province exec Brown appointed Lucapa chairperson
8th April 2024 By: Sabrina Jardim

ASX-listed Lucapa Diamond Company has appointed former De Beers interim CEO and CFO Stuart Brown as independent nonexecutive chairperson and former Rothschild Australia investment banking head... 


James Mufara appointed Caledonia COO
8th April 2024 By: Tasneem Bulbulia

Aim- and NYSE-listed Caledonia Mining has announced that James Mufara has agreed to join the group as COO with effect from May 1, following the departure of Dana Roets from the business on February... 


Orion to sell A$593m Capstone stake
8th April 2024 By: Mariaan Webb

Three Orion funds are set to divest an 8.3% stake in Capstone Copper through a secondary offering, with an anticipated value of A$592.8-million. The deal involves a strategic block trade agreement... 


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Perseus declares its offer for OreCorp unconditional
8th April 2024 By: Tasneem Bulbulia

ASX- and TSX-listed Perseus Mining has declared that its off-market takeover bid offer for all the current and to be issued ordinary shares in ASX-listed OreCorp is now unconditional, and best and... 


EU sees hope for US minerals deal from new forced labour law
8th April 2024 By: Reuters

New European Union rules that will ban products made using forced labour have raised the prospect of concluding a deal on critical minerals with the United States, EU trade chief Valdis Dombrovskis... 


Jeremy Weir
Succession drama grips commodity trading’s billionaire factories
8th April 2024 By: Bloomberg

Trafigura Group has fired the starting gun on an era of upheaval at the top of the commodity trading world, with some of the biggest players preparing a new generation of leaders at a moment of... 


Peter Grosskopf: 'I’ve never seen it dislocate quite like this.'
Biggest gold miners are missing out on bullion's record run
8th April 2024 By: Bloomberg

The world’s biggest gold miners are at risk of missing out on the metal’s record run after spending billions of dollars to become the obvious home for bullion-focused investors. Despite gold... 


Westgold and Karora merge to create A$2.2bn Australian gold miner
Westgold and Karora merge to create A$2.2bn Australian gold miner
8th April 2024 By: Mariaan Webb

Australia’s Westgold Resources on Monday announced its acquisition of Toronto-listed Karora Resources in a deal valued at about A$1.23-billion. The acquisition, structured as a cash-and-stock... 


The Renard project
Court approves Winsome’s Renard project option
8th April 2024 By: Creamer Media Reporter

Australia-listed Winsome Resources has paid a C$4-million option fee to secure the acquisition rights for the Renard project, in Quebec. This comes as the Superior Court of Quebec approved an... 


Bold Baatar
Baatar appointed Rio Tinto COO to spearhead global business development
8th April 2024 By: Mariaan Webb

Multinational mining giant Rio Tinto has announced the appointment of Bold Baatar as its COO, tasked with spearheading the group's commercial and business development endeavors worldwide. Baatar's... 


The next breakthrough must be zero fatality
Mines investing R46m to put an end to fall-of-ground fatalities
5th April 2024 By: Martin Creamer

South Africa’s mining industry is investing R46-million in an action plan to eliminate fall-of-ground (FoG) fatalities. The FoG action plan is being implemented through Minerals Council South... 


Gold bulls eye more record highs despite lightning gains
Gold bulls eye more record highs despite lightning gains
5th April 2024 By: Reuters

An upgraded gold price forecast for 2024 from Nicky Shiels, head of metals strategy at Swiss gold refinery MKS PAMP, drew an unexpected follow-up question this week from market participants. The... 


Teck Q1 coal sales in line with guidance
Teck Q1 coal sales in line with guidance
5th April 2024 By: Creamer Media Reporter

Canadian mining company Teck Resources has reported first-quarter steelmaking coal sales of 5.9-million tonnes, which is in line with its guidance of 5.9-million to 6.3-million tonnes. The... 


Iamgold strengthens balance sheet with gold prepay changes
Iamgold strengthens balance sheet with gold prepay changes
5th April 2024 By: Creamer Media Reporter

Canadian miner Iamgold has announced the execution of a forward gold sale arrangement and a partial amendment to an existing gold prepay agreement to optimise its financial position. The net... 


Mattiq Product Management Head Dr Mike Ashley.
New electrochemical PGMs demand on way, iridium scarcity fears eased still further
4th April 2024 By: Martin Creamer

A far-reaching new drive is under way to ease iridium scarcity still further and, especially in the short term, demand for platinum group metals (PGMs) from electrochemical processes is on the way.... 


Copper rises to 14-month high as Powell affirms Fed rate stance
4th April 2024 By: Bloomberg

Copper rose to a 14-month high as expectations for US rate cuts and threats to supply added impetus to a rally that’s been underway since early February. It climbed for a fourth session on the... 


Explorer Snowline announces C$25m placement
4th April 2024 By: Creamer Media Reporter

Snowline Gold, a TSX-V-listed company focusing on projects in Yukon Territory, on Wednesday announced a bought-deal private placement of 3.2-million “flow-through” shares to raise about... 


Review backs NAL ramp-up plan
Review backs NAL ramp-up plan
4th April 2024 By: Mariaan Webb

The detailed review of the North American Lithium (NAL) operation has concluded that joint venture (JV) partners Sayona Mining and Piedmont Lithium must continue ramping up the operation, in... 


Gold sets another record high above $2 300 after Powell comments
Gold sets another record high above $2 300 after Powell comments
4th April 2024 By: Bloomberg

Gold set another record high above $2 300 an ounce on the likelihood the Federal Reserve will cut interest rates this year, and sustained demand from central banks. Bullion touched a peak of $2... 


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