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The Gibraltar mine in British Columbia
Gibraltar mine’s copper up 26%
11th January 2024 By: Creamer Media Reporter

The Gibraltar mine, in British Columbia, delivered a 26% increase in copper production last year, with output of 123-million pounds, TSX- and LSE-listed Taseko Mines reported on Wednesday.... 


Gold Fields sells stake in Rusoro Mining
11th January 2024 By: Creamer Media Reporter

Bullion miner Gold Fields has sold its entire shareholding in Rusoro Mining – a gold producer and explorer with a large land position in Venezuela – for an initial $62.3-million, it announced on... 


166 ct Type IIa diamond
Lucara recovers 166 ct diamond from Karowe mine
11th January 2024 By: Marleny Arnoldi

Canadian miner Lucara Diamond Corporation has recovered a 166 ct diamond from the Karowe diamond mine, in Botswana. The Type IIa diamond was recovered in the Coarse X-Ray Transmission unit at... 


American Lithium triples value of Peru project to $5bn
American Lithium triples value of Peru project to $5bn
11th January 2024 By: Creamer Media Reporter

TSX-V-listed American Lithium has reported a “very large” increase in the value of its Falchani project, in Peru, with the 2024 preliminary economic assessment (PEA) calculating an aftertax net... 


Engineering News & Mining Weekly magazine now available on PressReader
Engineering News & Mining Weekly magazine now available on PressReader
11th January 2024

Creamer Media’s Engineering News & Mining Weekly is now available on one of the world’s leading digital newspaper and magazine distribution platforms, PressReader. Readers can download the current... 


Heraeus Precious Metals EVP Dr Philipp Walter
Hydrogen economy poised as key growth booster for platinum group metals – Heraeus
11th January 2024 By: Martin Creamer

The hydrogen economy is an important new growth area for platinum group metals (PGMs) and, in turn, PGMs are pivotal for hydrogen production and application across a broad front. Accentuating this... 


First Quantum's shut Panama copper mine to present initial preservation plan
First Quantum's shut Panama copper mine to present initial preservation plan
11th January 2024 By: Reuters

The Panama unit of Canadian miner First Quantum Minerals said Wednesday that it will present to government officials the first phase of its mine preservation plan on January 16, according to a... 


Uranium miners surge on $500m US enrichment push
Uranium miners surge on $500m US enrichment push
10th January 2024 By: Bloomberg

Shares in uranium miners jumped globally after the US said it’s soliciting bids to boost domestic production of nuclear fuel in an effort to bolster national energy security. The Energy Department... 


Defense Metals, Ucore sign MoU for collaboration on REE supply chain
10th January 2024 By: Tasneem Bulbulia

Mineral exploration and development company Defense Metals has executed a non-binding memorandum of understanding (MoU) with TSX-V-listed Ucore Rare Metals to explore collaborative opportunities as... 


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Major new global hydrogen thrust brightens spotlight on platinum group metals
10th January 2024 By: Martin Creamer

A major new initiative by long-standing South Africa associate Heraeus Precious Metals this week drew renewed and intensified attention to the widespread role of platinum group metals (PGMs) in the... 


Union members stage demonstration at First Quantum's Panama mine
10th January 2024 By: Bloomberg

Hundreds of Panamanian construction workers staged a demonstration at a shuttered copper mine that has become the subject of nationalistic sentiment in the Central American nation. Members of the... 


Battery metal price plunge is closing mines and stalling deals
Battery metal price plunge is closing mines and stalling deals
10th January 2024 By: Bloomberg

A meltdown in some of the most-hyped energy-transition metals is wreaking havoc across the mining world, stalling projects, scuppering deals and triggering a scramble for cash that promises to... 


US seeks to jump-start production of higher-energy uranium now made in Russia
US seeks to jump-start production of higher-energy uranium now made in Russia
10th January 2024 By: Reuters

The US is seeking bids from contractors to help establish a domestic supply of a uranium fuel enriched to higher levels for use in a next generation of reactors, a fuel currently only available in... 


The Sentinel mine in Zambia
FQM denies Zambian copper sale rumours
9th January 2024 By: Marleny Arnoldi

Zambia-focused First Quantum Minerals (FQM) has clarified that it does not intend to sell a stake in its copper mines in the country. FQM owns 80% of the Kansanshi copper mine and smelter in... 


New Gold achieves top-end of production guidance
9th January 2024 By: Schalk Burger

Canada-focused gold miner New Gold said that strong fourth-quarter results led to it achieving the top-end of its consolidated 2023 production guidance. In the fourth quarter, consolidated... 


US Supreme Court maintains veto on Alaskan Pebble project
9th January 2024 By: Darren Parker

Canadian mineral exploration and development company Northern Dynasty Minerals has reported that the US Supreme Court has denied Alaska’s petition to review its claims that the Environmental... 


Melanie Naidoo-Vermaak
Sibanye-Stillwater announces forceful C-suite sustainability appointment
9th January 2024 By: Martin Creamer

Johannesburg- and New York-listed mining company Sibanye-Stillwater has appointed Melanie Naidoo-Vermaak as chief sustainability officer, effective January 1. “Sustainability/ESG is a strategic... 


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Centamin drilling intersects gold mineralisation near Sukari
9th January 2024 By: Tasneem Bulbulia

LSE- and TSX-listed Centamin has delivered an “encouraging” set of maiden drill results across several targets within the Nugrus block on its Eastern Desert Exploration (EDX) landholding, which is... 


SSR appoints Malchuck to board
9th January 2024 By: Marleny Arnoldi

TSX- and ASX-listed SSR Mining has appointed Daniel Malchuck to its board effective January 8. He will also serve on the board’s technical, safety and sustainability committee.  


The Red Chris mine produces gold and copper
C$36bn in critical mineral investment at stake in BC
8th January 2024 By: Creamer Media Reporter

Sixteen proposed critical mineral mines, representing C$36-billion in near-term investment, 300 000 person-years of employment and C$11-billion in tax revenues, are at a key juncture, based on... 


The Kamoa-Kakula mine
Ivanhoe’s Kamoa-Kakula achieves yearly guidance
8th January 2024 By: Tasneem Bulbulia

Dual-listed Ivanhoe Mines’ Kamoa-Kakula copper complex, in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), produced 393 551 t of copper in concentrate in 2023, in line with the production guidance range of... 


Labyrinth sells Canada assets
8th January 2024 By: Creamer Media Reporter

ASX-listed Labyrinth Resources has announced the sale of its Canadian assets as its focus switches to exploration and resource extension at its Comet Vale tenement package in Western Australia.... 


A palladium bar
Palladium falls as concern EVs will destroy demand returns to the fore
7th January 2024 By: Reuters

Palladium prices fell by 3% on Thursday as concern the take-up of electric vehicles will destroy long-term demand unravelled some of the December gains that followed Britain's expansion of... 


Endeavour Mining's Agbaou mine
Gold CEO scandal is latest black eye for mining as setbacks mount
7th January 2024 By: Bloomberg

Endeavour Mining’s shock firing of its chief executive has capped a miserable three months for the global mining industry — and an equally painful period for its shareholders. The world’s biggest... 


Workers at First Quantum's shuttered Panama mine warn of threat to 'invade' site
4th January 2024 By: Reuters

The union representing workers at First Quantum's copper mine in Panama on Wednesday warned of another union's plan to "invade" the site next week, the latest face-off over the now-shuttered mine... 


Pinnacle to acquire 75% stake in Quebec lithium project
20th December 2023 By: Creamer Media Reporter

ASX-listed Pinnacle Minerals has signed an agreement to acquire a 75% interest in the Adina East lithium project in the lithium-rich James Bay region, in Quebec, Canada. “Signing of the formal... 


Trucks operating in a coal mine
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... 


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