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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... 


Alamos closes Ordford acquisition
4th April 2024 By: Mariaan Webb

Intermediate gold producer Alamos Gold has completed the previously announced acquisition of TSX-V-listed Ordford Mining. The Ontario Superior Court of Justice granted the final order on April 2... 


The Renard mine is about 60 km from the Adina resource.
Winsome’s diamond mine bid may advance pathway to lithium production
4th April 2024 By: Mariaan Webb

Australia-listed explorer Winsome Resources on Thursday unveiled an exclusive option agreement to acquire the assets of the idled Renard mine, in Quebec, in a move that may accelerate its path to... 


US, EU are set to miss a critical minerals agreement this week
3rd April 2024 By: Bloomberg

A US and European Union push to reach an accord on fostering critical mineral supply chains is set to miss another target this week, according to people familiar with the discussions. The final... 


Thor Exploration acquires licences in Senegal
3rd April 2024 By: Tasneem Bulbulia

TSX-V and Aim-listed Thor Exploration has completed the acquisition of interests in two licences in southeast Senegal where it is currently advancing the Douta gold project to a preliminary... 


Vale divestment in Indonesian nickel unit expected to finish in July
3rd April 2024 By: Reuters

Indonesia's mining minister on Tuesday said divestment of Vale Canada and Sumitomo Metal Mining's shares in their nickel miner unit Vale Indonesia is expected to conclude in July. The transaction... 


ARM Executive Chairperson Dr Patrice Motsepe
South Africa’s ARM to acquire 15% of Canada’s Surge Copper
3rd April 2024 By: Martin Creamer

Diversified mining company African Rainbow Minerals (ARM) has entered into a subscription agreement for a private placement financing with Surge Copper, a Canadian company that is advancing an... 


C2C Metals stakes another US uranium project
3rd April 2024 By: Creamer Media Reporter

CSE-listed C2C Metals has acquired its second US uranium project acquired through claim staking. Identified and drilled by URADCO in 1981, the Blue Jay mine project lies in San Juan county, Utah,... 


Scottie agrees royalty with Franco-Nevada
3rd April 2024 By: Creamer Media Reporter

Gold company Scottie Resources has announced a C$8.1-million financing package with Franco-Nevada, encompassing a 2% gross production royalty on all minerals produced on Scottie’s claims in the... 


Gold hits record as silver surges on outlook for Fed rate cuts
Gold hits record as silver surges on outlook for Fed rate cuts
3rd April 2024 By: Bloomberg

Gold held near a fresh record and silver hit a two-year high as two Federal Reserve officials said they still expect the US central bank to cut rates three times in 2024, buoying the outlook for... 


Nedbank CIB Markets Research Head Arnold van Graan.
Current low PGM prices not reflective of supply/demand fundamentals – Nedbank CIB
2nd April 2024 By: Martin Creamer

Platinum group metals (PGM) prices, where they are now, do not reflect the medium to long-term supply demand fundamentals. Instead, they are driven by short-term distortions, which imply that a... 


Brand new fuel cell is platinum-catalysed.
New platinum-based hydrogen fuel cell as cheap to make as conventional car engine
2nd April 2024 By: Martin Creamer

The brand-new platinum-catalysed hydrogen fuel cell system that has just been released for passenger cars reveals that fuel cells can be as cheap to manufacture as internal combustion engines... 


Copper rises on nascent optimism over outlook for China economy
2nd April 2024 By: Bloomberg

Copper advanced to the highest level in more than a week as investors weighed upbeat factory data from top consumer China and the potential for output cuts by the country’s leading smelters.... 


A January 2024 image of the Cote project
Iamgold’s Côté mine marks inaugural gold pour
2nd April 2024 By: Creamer Media Reporter

NYSE- and TSX-listed Iamgold has successfully completed the inaugural gold pour at its newest mine in Canada – Côté, in Ontario. The company now has three operating mines, joining Essakane, in... 


Glencore boosts investment in Stillwater Critical Minerals
Glencore boosts investment in Stillwater Critical Minerals
2nd April 2024 By: Mariaan Webb

Global commodities trader Glencore is investing a further C$2.1-million into Stillwater Critical Minerals, providing financial support for the continued exploration of the company’s North American... 


Canada's mild winter disrupts key ice road to remote Arctic diamond mines
Canada's mild winter disrupts key ice road to remote Arctic diamond mines
2nd April 2024 By: Reuters

An unusually warm winter in Canada this year has delayed the opening of a 400-kilometer ice road that is rebuilt every year as the main conduit for Rio Tinto, Burgundy Mines, and De Beers to... 


Gold hits record on Fed cut outlook and geopolitical tension
Gold hits record on Fed cut outlook and geopolitical tension
2nd April 2024 By: Bloomberg

Gold rose to a record as the second quarter kicked off, extending a rally that’s been driven the Federal Reserve edging closer to rate cuts and deepening geopolitical tensions. Bullion jumped as... 


Bridge disaster leaves some US coal miners with few options
29th March 2024 By: Bloomberg

The catastrophic shipping accident that’s choked off Baltimore harbor is leaving few options for some US coal exporters, with Consol Energy facing the biggest threat to its operations. “Consol has... 


Sasscal Executive Director Dr Jane Olwoch
More green hydrogen insight on way as Southern African scientists head to Germany
28th March 2024 By: Martin Creamer

Twelve scientists from Southern African Development Community (SADC) countries will head to Germany in May, where they will have an opportunity to obtain more in-depth insight into green hydrogen... 


Rio Tinto releases details of taxes, royalties paid in 2023 
Rio Tinto releases details of taxes, royalties paid in 2023 
28th March 2024 By: Creamer Media Reporter

Diversified mining company Rio Tinto has paid $8.5-billion in taxes and royalties globally in 2023, the majority of which was paid in Australia.  The 2023 amount compares with $10.8-billion paid... 


A 2023 photo from the Gresik smelter project. The smelter will not be operating at full capacity until June.
Freeport warns copper export ban could cost Indonesia $2bn in lost revenue
28th March 2024 By: Reuters

Copper miner Freeport Indonesia has warned the Indonesian government that banning exports of copper concentrate in June could lead to a loss of $2-billion in revenues for Jakarta, a company... 


Denison Mines inks sustainable communities investment agreement
28th March 2024 By: Creamer Media Reporter

Uranium developer Denison Mines has announced the signing of a sustainable communities investment agreement with the municipalities of the Northern Village of Beauval, the Northern Village of... 


PNG orders temporary suspension of K92’s Kainantu underground ops
28th March 2024 By: Creamer Media Reporter

The Mineral Resources Authority (MRA) of Papua New Guinea has instructed a temporary halt to underground operations at the Kainantu gold mine operated by K92 Mining.  This directive follows an... 


Chvaletice manganese gets ESIA nod
28th March 2024 By: Mariaan Webb

The Czech Environment Ministry has approved the environmental and social impact assessment (ESIA) for the Chvaletice manganese project, TSX- and ASX-listed Euro Manganese reported on Wednesday.... 


Karora's Higginsville mine in Western Australia
Karora shifts merger focus after ending talks with Ramelius
28th March 2024 By: Mariaan Webb

Karora Resources, a Western Australia-focused mining company listed on the TSX, announced on Wednesday that it has concluded discussions with Ramelius Resources and that it is now exploring... 


Don Lindsay
Former Teck CEO joins BHP board as Cockerill exits
28th March 2024 By: Mariaan Webb

Global mining powerhouse BHP on Thursday announced that Don Lindsay, the former CEO of Teck Resources, would join its board on May 1 as a nonexecutive director. With a 17-year tenure at the helm... 


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