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Coal financing is still booming – led by China
20th December 2023 By: Bloomberg

The amount of bank financing going to mining coal, the dirtiest fossil fuel of them all, remains at surprisingly high levels. Most of it is coming from China. A new report from researchers at... 


Giyani Metals CEO Danny Keating.
IDC-funded Canada-Botswana battery manganese demo plant to be built in Joburg
20th December 2023 By: Martin Creamer

Giyani Metals is a company listed on the TSX Venture Exchange in Toronto, Canada. Through its wholly-owned Botswana subsidiary Menzi Battery Metals, Giyani is the owner of the past producing K.Hill... 


Critical Metals improves logistics infrastructure for 2024 ramp up
20th December 2023 By: Donna Slater

Southern Africa- and Americas-focused developer and miner Critical Metals is progressing with the development of its Molulu copper-cobalt project, in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), being... 


De Beers CEO Al Cook
De Beers' sales increase to $130m in final 2023 cycle
20th December 2023 By: Creamer Media Reporter

Diamond miner De Beers' final sales cycle of this year has generated $130-million, an improvement on the $86-million in sales recorded in the ninth sales cycle of this year. Sales were, however,... 


Bear Creek Mining appoints CFO
20th December 2023 By: Creamer Media Reporter

Gold and silver miner Bear Creek Mining Corporation has appointed Fernando Ragone CFO, with effect from December 18. Ragone, a mining finance executive with 28 years of experience, has held senior... 


Blue Lagoon signs mine restart agreement with Lake Babine Nation
20th December 2023 By: Creamer Media Reporter

Mineral exploration company Blue Lagoon Resources has signed an agreement with the Lake Babine Nation (LBN) for the start of underground mining at the Dome Mountain gold mine, in British Columbia.... 


Atlas Materials president and CTO David Dreisinger and SMGM general manager Thomas Sevetre
Atlas Materials, SMGM enter into nickel ore supply agreement
19th December 2023 By: Creamer Media Reporter

Atlas Materials, which is focused on securing the supply of clean nickel for electric vehicle batteries in North America, has entered into a commercial agreement with Société Minière Georges... 


SQM included in Dow Jones Sutainability World Index
19th December 2023 By: Creamer Media Reporter

Lithium producer Sociedad Química y Minera de Chile (SQM) has been included in the Dow Jones Sustainability World Index (DJSI). The DJSi, compiled by S&P Dow Jones Indices comprises global... 


Allkem's James Bay project area in Quebec
Allkem shareholders approve $10.6bn Livent lithium merger
19th December 2023 By: Reuters

Investors in Australian lithium producer Allkem voted on Tuesday to accept a $10.6-billion merger offer from US giant Livent that would create one of the world's biggest lithium companies. Allkem... 


Guyana, where AngloGold intends joining gold search.
AngloGold taking steps to join gold search in South America’s Guyana
19th December 2023 By: Martin Creamer

Gold mining company AngloGold Ashanti is taking steps to become part of a search for gold in Guyana, a country on South America’s North Atlantic coast. The New York- and Johannesburg-listed... 


Power pricing predictabilty reached for Rustenburg ferrochrome smelter.
Power pricing predictability reached for Glencore-Merafe ferrochrome smelter
19th December 2023 By: Martin Creamer

The application of State electricity utility Eskom for a six-year negotiated pricing agreement for the Glencore-Merafe ferrochrome smelter operation in Rustenburg, in the North West Province, has... 


Singapore's Atomionics taps gravity, AI in hunt for critical minerals
19th December 2023 By: Reuters

Singapore-based start-up Atomionics has rolled out its technology that uses gravity and artificial intelligence to define ore bodies to its first customer, which the company says could cut costs... 


Azure's Andover deposit
SQM ties up with Hancock on $1.1bn bid for Australian lithium developer Azure
19th December 2023 By: Reuters

Chile's SQM has teamed up with Australia's richest person, Gina Rinehart, to make a sweetened A$1.7-billion ($1.14-billion) bid for Australian lithium developer Azure Minerals, the three parties... 


Polished diamonds
Diamond sales slowly restart after efforts to halt price crash
19th December 2023 By: Bloomberg

The world’s two biggest diamond miners are selling stones again after the industry all but halted supplies in a desperate attempt to stop a collapse in prices. This year’s rout that was driven by... 


Northstar welcomes Ontario critical minerals exploration grant
19th December 2023 By: Creamer Media Reporter

Exploration company Northstar Gold Corp has received confirmation from the Ontario Ministry of Mines that the company is eligible to receive a critical minerals exploration grant of up to $80 532... 


Orla halts spending on Panama project
19th December 2023 By: Creamer Media Reporter

TSX- and NYSE-listed Orla Mining has informed its shareholders that the Panamanian Ministry of Commerce and Industry has rejected the company’s requests for an extension for three mining... 


Denison bolsters its leadership team
19th December 2023 By: Creamer Media Reporter

Uranium exploration and development company Denison Mines has appointed Geoff Smith as VP of corporate development and commercial and Elizabeth Sidle as CFO, in addition to her current position as... 


Argonaut's Magino mine
Argonaut making progress in optimising its Magino mine
19th December 2023 By: Creamer Media Reporter

Canada-based gold producer Argonaut Gold says its flagship Magino mine, in Ontario, is nearing the gold production rates set out in its National Instrument 43-101 technical report following the... 


Cleveland-Cliffs pivots to share buybacks after losing US Steel to Nippon
18th December 2023 By: Bloomberg

Cleveland-Cliffs announced an “aggressive” share-buyback program just months after making an ultimately unsuccessful takeover bid for rival United States Steel Corp. Cliffs shares jumped as much as... 


Appian Founder and CEO Michael W Scherb
Appian provides US Strategic Metals with $230m financing package
18th December 2023 By: Creamer Media Reporter

Investment advisor Appian Capital Advisory has committed a $230-million financing package to US battery metals producer US Strategic Metals (USSM) for the development of USSM's cobalt/nickel mine... 


Lithium ore stockpiles
Lithium ends dire year with cautious mood during contract season
18th December 2023 By: Bloomberg

Lithium buyers are sounding cautious on the key battery metal’s prospects for next year, even after a huge plunge in prices. Producers have recently been in talks with clients — mostly in Asia — to... 


Arizona Lithium raises A$16.5m for Canadian project
18th December 2023 By: Chanel de Bruyn

ASX-listed Arizona Lithium has raised A$16.5-million in an oversubscribed flow through financing placement, with the funds to be used for exploration at its Prairie project, in Saskatchewan,... 


David Davis
Davis expects platinum price to be ignited in next few months
18th December 2023 By: Martin Creamer

Overwhelming demand and declining South African mining supply are poised to result in a very substantial rise in the price of platinum, Dr David Davis forecasts. Davis has been associated with the... 


Li3 Lithium Corp sells stake in Zim project as it shifts focus to Nevada copper project
18th December 2023 By: Chanel de Bruyn

TSX-V- and FSE-listed Li3 Lithium Corp has decided to shift its focus to copper and to its 485 ha Northern Lights copper project, in Nevada, in the US. Given the company's lack of sufficient funds... 


Coal stockpiles
Coal’s peak is here, but demise of dirtiest fuel will be slow
18th December 2023 By: Bloomberg

Global efforts to boost clean energy and rein in carbon emissions have had a clear impact on coal: consumption of the dirtiest fossil fuel is expected to peak this year. Total consumption of coal... 


Shale gas production
US frackers are back to haunt Opec’s price strategy
17th December 2023 By: Bloomberg

Opec’s one-time nemesis — US shale — is rearing its head just months after the sector was all but written off as a threat to the cartel’s sway over worldwide oil markets. Drillers from the Permian... 


Ivanhoe Mines co-chairperson Robert Friedland
Friedland says $15 000/t copper needed to spur new mines
17th December 2023 By: Bloomberg

Copper prices need to nearly double in order to prompt mining companies to build costly mines to meet rising demand for critical materials, according to billionaire Robert Friedland. The mining... 


ITOCHU Africa Bloc CEO Shinya Ishizuka, third from left, with Eastern Cape people at the signing of a memorandum of co-operation with Hive Hydrogen South Africa.
Huge uplift for Eastern Cape on way from South Africa’s R105bn green ammonia project
14th December 2023 By: Martin Creamer

The building of the R105-billion green ammonia project by Hive Hydrogen South Africa is poised to be a huge economic uplift for the Eastern Cape. The large project is the first phase of a... 


Mitsubishi, Freeport completes copper smelter expansion in Indonesia
14th December 2023 By: Reuters

Indonesian copper smelter operator PT Smelting, a joint venture between Mitsubishi Minerals Corp and PT Freeport Indonesia, inaugurated on Thursday an expansion in capacity of its smelter facility... 


Fabergé, Regent unveil new sea-themed egg
14th December 2023 By: Darren Parker

Jewelled egg maker Fabergé has introduced a new luxury egg called Journey in Jewels in partnership with Regent Seven Seas Cruises. The egg was unveiled at a gala event in Miami, Florida, on... 


A water body near a mine
Sibanye supports ICMM Water Stewardship Maturity Framework
14th December 2023 By: Schalk Burger

Diversified mining company Sibanye-Stillwater has welcomed and expressed its support for global leadership body the ICMM’s Water Stewardship Maturity Framework, which is a practical tool for all... 


Chakana extends C$2.2m private placement to January
14th December 2023 By: Creamer Media Reporter

Exploration company Chakana Copper, which is advancing the Soledad project in Peru, has extended its nonbrokered private placement to raise C$2.2-million to January 12. To date, the company has... 


Osisko retains an exposure to the Windfall joint venture project through its NSR royalty.
Osisko Gold Royalties sells Osisko Mining shares for C$132m
14th December 2023 By: Mariaan Webb

Dual-listed Osisko Gold Royalties has sold its entire equity position in Osisko Mining for C$132-million, the company announced on Wednesday. The sale not only reaffirmed Osisko’s commitment to... 


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