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GM, Stellantis-backed lithium startup seeks $1bn for brine project
2nd February 2024 By: Bloomberg

A private US lithium startup backed by Stellantis and General Motors Co. is working with financial advisers to seek more than $1-billion for its project in California. The funds are for a project... 


Codrus extends option at Bull Run, Oregon
2nd February 2024 By: Creamer Media Reporter

ASX-listed Codrus Minerals has extended the option agreement of the Record gold mine at the Bull Run project, in Oregon, US. The Bull Run consists of 102 claims, of which the company holds a 100%... 


Uranium stocks extend surge after Kazakh miner cuts output
Uranium stocks extend surge after Kazakh miner cuts output
2nd February 2024 By: Reuters

Uranium miners extended a rally that’s made them the best-performing Australian stocks this year after the world’s biggest producer of the metal used to produce nuclear fuel cut its output target.... 


MEDC proposes $50m grant for Highland’s Copperwood project
2nd February 2024 By: Creamer Media Reporter

Following a yearlong review of the permitted Copperwood project, the Michigan Economic Development Corporation (MEDC) has proposed a $50-million grant, Canadian company Highland Copper said this... 


Strategic Resources’ Finland project selected for EU vanadium/titanium study
2nd February 2024 By: Creamer Media Reporter

TSX-V-listed Strategic Resources’ Mustavaara project, in Finland, has been selected to be part of Avanti, a €5-million study on vanadium and titanium funded by the European Union (EU). Currently,... 


Fortune extends option to acquire Alberta refinery site
2nd February 2024 By: Creamer Media Reporter

Toronto-listed Fortune Minerals has extended the option to purchase the JFSL Field Services (JFSL) brownfield industrial site in Lamont county, Alberta. Fortune plans to construct a... 


Capstone Copper to raise C$375m in bought deal
Capstone Copper to raise C$375m in bought deal
2nd February 2024 By: Mariaan Webb

Americas-focused Capstone Copper on Thursday announced a C$375-million bought deal to raise cash for its near-term growth initiatives in Chile. Capstone and affiliates of Orion Mine Finance have... 


Hedge funds react to supply shocks with bold bets on copper
Hedge funds react to supply shocks with bold bets on copper
1st February 2024 By: Bloomberg

A number of hedge fund managers are betting that copper stocks are significantly undervalued, as they position themselves for gains this year. Funds including Tribeca Investment Partners, Terra... 


Glencore CEO Gary Nagle
Glencore reports lower production, builds solar plant in South Africa
1st February 2024 By: Marleny Arnoldi

Diversified miner Glencore has reported lower volumes across its key commodities for the 2023 financial year, but notes that these were all nonetheless still within the guided ranges. The company’s... 


Northern Graphite launches battery materials group to spearhead mine-to-battery strategy
1st February 2024 By: Creamer Media Reporter

Ottawa-headquartered Northern Graphite on Wednesday announced the launch of the NGC Battery Materials Group to spearhead its mine-to-battery strategy, which will make the company one of only a few... 


Generating 1 GW of solar power capacity through photovoltaics requires 685 000 oz of silver.
Miners appeal to Canada to declare silver a critical mineral
1st February 2024 By: Mariaan Webb

Executives from Canadian and international silver mining producers operating in the country have appealed to government to recognise silver as a critical mineral. In a letter addressed to Energy... 


Lithium project delays, more M&A on the cards as market transitions – Wood Mac
Lithium project delays, more M&A on the cards as market transitions – Wood Mac
1st February 2024 By: Mariaan Webb

The lithium market is entering a period of transition, with the once-unstoppable demand growth for the key battery material now decelerating as the market matures and electric vehicle (EV) sales... 


OceanaGold sells stake in NZ mine
1st February 2024 By: Creamer Media Reporter

Vancouver-headquartered OceanaGold on Wednesday announced the sale of its interest in the Blackwater project, in New Zealand, to Tasman Mining, a subsidiary of Federation Mining. This comes as... 


US slashes estimates on Vietnam rare earths mining output
1st February 2024 By: Reuters

The United States geological agency has greatly revised down earlier estimates for Vietnam's rare earths output in 2022 and expects a further drop in mining production last year, according to its... 


First product from Syrah’s US anode plant imminent
First product from Syrah’s US anode plant imminent
31st January 2024 By: Mariaan Webb

The 11 250 t/y active anode material (AAM) facility that graphite miner Syrah Resources is building in the US is about to produce its first finished product. The company, which owns the Balama... 


Patriot Battery Metals graduates to TSX
31st January 2024 By: Creamer Media Reporter

Hard-rock lithium exploration company Patriot Battery Metals has received final approval from the TSX to list its common shares, effective upon market open on Thursday. The shares will trade under... 


Canada Energy Minister sees opportunity in US pause on LNG
31st January 2024 By: Bloomberg

US President Joe Biden’s decision to pause approvals of new licenses to export liquefied natural gas will create opportunity for Canada’s sector, Energy Minister Jonathan Wilkinson said Tuesday.... 


A gold pour
Geopolitical, economic uncertainty supported last year’s gold demand, price
31st January 2024 By: Tasneem Bulbulia

Member organisation the World Gold Council’s (WGC) latest ‘Gold Demand Trends’ report, released on January 31, indicates that yearly gold demand – excluding over-the-counter (OTC) market demand –... 


EU trade chief to press on with US battery minerals talks despite differences
31st January 2024 By: Reuters

The US and European Union failed on Tuesday to reach a trade deal for critical battery minerals but are vowing to press ahead with talks to create a transtlantic marketplace for minerals and other... 


Artemis contemplates accelerating Blackwater Phase 2
31st January 2024 By: Mariaan Webb

With Phase 1 of the Blackwater project crossing the halfway mark, TSX-V-listed Artemis Gold is considering bringing forward the Phase 2 expansion of the mine in central British Columbia. The... 


Rob McEwen
Rob McEwen seeks $100m for Argentina copper mine as Milei boosts prospects
31st January 2024 By: Bloomberg

Canadian entrepreneur Rob McEwen is in talks to raise about $100-million for a copper project in Argentina, at a time when miners are betting that deregulation by the new government of Javier Milei... 


Canadian miner greenlights $470m project for low-carbon steel feedstock
Canadian miner greenlights $470m project for low-carbon steel feedstock
31st January 2024 By: Mariaan Webb

Canadian iron-ore mining company Champion Iron on Tuesday announced a final investment decision (FID) for its direct reduction pellet feed (DRPF) project at the Bloom Lake iron-ore complex, in... 


De Beers CEO Al Cook
Solid US demand helps stabilise diamond industry – Cook
31st January 2024 By: Creamer Media Reporter

Diamond miner De Beers recorded provisional rough diamond sales of $370-million in its first sales cycle of this year. This was lower than the $454-million of sales recorded for the first sales... 


A Trump win won’t sink IRA's climate benefits, California regulator predicts
31st January 2024 By: Bloomberg

California’s top environmental regulator said it’s unlikely that the Inflation Reduction Act’s climate-focused tax credits will be undone, even if Donald Trump recaptures the White House in... 


Ndalamo CEO Shammy Luvhengo.
Coal miner Ndalamo pursuing renewable energy, other minerals
31st January 2024 By: Martin Creamer

Coal mining company Ndalamo Resources is actively exploring opportunities in renewable energy and other minerals, paving the way for a diversified and resilient future. Ndalamo CEO Shammy Luvhengo... 


Caledonia will soon alter Blanket mine plan to include more resources, reserves
30th January 2024 By: Marleny Arnoldi

NYSE- and Aim-listed Caledonia Mining Corporation has reported more encouraging results from deep level drilling at the Blanket gold mine, in Zimbabwe, which it says validates the continuity of... 


Kibali gold plant in the Democratic Republic of Congo.
DRC’s green and automated Kibali gold operation highlighted as mining role model
30th January 2024 By: Martin Creamer

Kibali, the largest gold mine in Africa, is now also one of Africa's greenest and most impressively automated operations, which continues to stimulate local economic development and even provides... 


Albemarle lays off 4% of its global workforce
Albemarle lays off 4% of its global workforce
30th January 2024 By: Bloomberg

Albemarle, the world's largest lithium producer, has laid off more than 300 employees, or 4% of its workforce, as part of a previously announced round of cost-cuts, The Information news site... 


World's biggest jeweller Pandora stops using mined silver and gold
World's biggest jeweller Pandora stops using mined silver and gold
29th January 2024 By: Reuters

Pandora, the world's largest jeweller by amount of products sold, has stopped using mined silver and gold and now only manufactures with recycled precious metals, which require less energy to... 


Aerial view of Richards Bay Coal Terminal.
Decline in coal line security incidents is improving performance – Transnet
29th January 2024 By: Martin Creamer

Security incidents that disrupt trains transporting coal to South Africa’s Richards Bay Coal Terminal (RBCT) for export to the world are in definite decline and that has certainly helped to improve... 


South Star upsizes private placement
29th January 2024 By: Creamer Media Reporter

Battery metals project developer South Star has increased the size of its previously announced nonbrokered private placement and will now raise gross proceeds of C$7-million. The upsized placement... 


Tantalex produces tin and tantalum from DRC plant
29th January 2024 By: Creamer Media Reporter

Canada-headquartered Tantalex Lithium has produced its first batch of tin and tantalum concentrates from its Titan plant, in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC). The first batch of 10 t of... 


Chiefs of Ontario calls for one-year moratorium on mining claims staking
Chiefs of Ontario calls for one-year moratorium on mining claims staking
29th January 2024 By: Creamer Media Reporter

The Chiefs of Ontario have called on the provincial government to impose a 365-day moratorium on the Mining Lands Administration System (MLAS) to stem the tide in mining claims staking. Ontario... 


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