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Data on the Resolution Copper project, in Arizona, is included in the report.
US mine development timeline second-longest in world, S&P Global says
18th July 2024 By: Reuters

It takes an average of nearly 29 years to build a new mine in the US, the second-longest in the world behind only Zambia, hampering Washington's efforts to boost output of lithium, nickel and other... 


Andrew Forrest
Fortescue hits brakes on green hydrogen plans
18th July 2024 By: Bloomberg

Billionaire Andrew Forrest is scaling back his plans to turn Australian miner Fortescue into a green hydrogen heavyweight, blaming high energy prices for a setback that has prompted an overhaul of... 


Apple Paget has been appointed CFO
Fortescue axes 700 roles in global overhaul, appoints CFO
17th July 2024 By: Mariaan Webb

Prominent Australian mining and energy group Fortescue on Wednesday announced the simplification of its organisational structure, the appointment of a new CFO and COO, as well as 700 redundancies... 


Argentina tripled lithium carbonate production capacity in last two years
Argentina tripled lithium carbonate production capacity in last two years
17th July 2024 By: Reuters

Argentina tripled its lithium carbonate equivalent (LCE) production capacity in the last two years, driven by new projects that have boosted installed capacity to 136 500 t nationwide, the... 


Anglo cuts steelmaking coal outlook after Australian mine fire
Anglo cuts steelmaking coal outlook after Australian mine fire
18th July 2024 By: Mariaan Webb

Diversified major Anglo American has revised its coal production guidance for year to account for the impact of a recent fire at the Grosvenor underground mine, in Australia. Due to the incident,... 


Gold in dollar shape
Analysts predict gold to trade at average $2 547/oz in the second half
19th July 2024 By: Marleny Arnoldi

Independent previous metals authority London Bullion Market Association (LBMA) has cited analysts predicting that the gold price will trade even higher in the second half of the year, following a... 


Anglo American Platinum CE Craig Miller
Anglo Platinum anticipating 15% to 25% lower half-year earnings
18th July 2024 By: Martin Creamer

The basic earnings and earnings per share of platinum group metals (PGM) mining company Anglo American Platinum for the first six months of this year are anticipated to be between 15% and 25% lower... 


Marula CEO Jason Brewer (right) and Q Global Commodities Quinton van der Burgh.
Northern Cape lithium, tungsten, tantalum transaction
19th July 2024 By: Martin Creamer

Marula Mining on Friday announced an agreement to acquire a lithium, tungsten and tantalum asset in the Northern Cape, through its wholly-owned Southern African Lithium and Tantalum Mining... 


Graph showding projected downward path of platinum.
Minerals Council VP spells out platinum production decline expectation to Shanghai
16th July 2024 By: Martin Creamer

Under current market conditions, many platinum mines will close prematurely due to a lack of financial resources – and even without financial constraint, closure of depleting mines will result in... 


Duncan Wanblad shaking hands with Wits University vice-chancellor Professor Zeblon Vilakazi at the hand over of Anglo’s 47 Main street, Johannesburg building, to Wits Business School (WBS), with Anglo chairperson Nolitha Fakude (left) and  WBS head Prof Maurice Radebe (right).
We’ve delivered strong second-quarter production – Anglo CE
18th July 2024 By: Martin Creamer

Diversified mining company Anglo American on Thursday emphasised its embedding of operational resourcefulness across its asset base and highlighted its second-quarter performance as being strong.... 


Mineral and Petroleum Resources Minister Gwede Mantashe
Migration to new mining cadastre expected to be completed by June 2025 – Mantashe
18th July 2024 By: Chanel de Bruyn

Mineral and Petroleum Resources Minister Gwede Mantashe has said the migration to a new mining cadastre system is expected to be completed by June 2025. The former Department of Mineral Resources... 


President Jose Raul Mulino
Panama vows to talk to First Quantum in coming months on shuttered mine
19th July 2024 By: Bloomberg

Panama’s government says it will engage with First Quantum Minerals in the coming months to discuss the environmental impact of its shuttered copper mine. Panama’s new president, who took office... 


Australia's Core Lithium will halt operations at Finniss
With no recovery in sight, lithium prices force miners to reevaluate output
22nd July 2024 By: Bloomberg

With lithium prices languishing near three-year lows and showing no signs a recovery is coming, attention is now turning to whether miners will be forced to rein in supply of the battery metal.... 


Katie Jackson will join Rio Tinto in September
Rio Tinto picks energy exec as new copper chief
17th July 2024 By: Creamer Media Reporter

Diversified mining group Rio Tinto has appointed Katie Jackson to lead its copper business, succeeding Bold Baatar, who is set to become COO later this year. Jackson is currently president of... 


Anglo Platinum's Mogalakwena mine in Limpopo where hydrogen truck is being trialed.
We're looking forward to being PGM leader as a standalone entity – Anglo Platinum
22nd July 2024 By: Martin Creamer

Platinum group metals  (PGM) mining and marketing company, the Johannesburg Stock Exchange primary-listed Anglo American Platinum, highlighted on Monday that it is working to deliver a responsible... 


Kumba Iron Ore CE Mpumi Zikalala
Kumba Iron Ore expecting half-year earnings to be 24% to 29% lower
18th July 2024 By: Martin Creamer

The basic earnings of iron-ore mining company Kumba for the six months to June 30 are expected to between 24% and 29% lower than for the first six months of last year. The decreased R6 847-million... 


The Konkola copper mine
Vedanta gets back Zambia copper mines after paying $246m
19th July 2024 By: Bloomberg

Vedanta Resources has paid about $246-million to creditors to regain control of the Konkola Copper Mines in Zambia after about five years. The payment paves the way for “imminent reinstatement” of... 


Whitehaven sees higher near-term coal prices
Whitehaven sees higher near-term coal prices
19th July 2024 By: Mariaan Webb

Australian coal miner Whitehaven is forecasting higher metallurgical coal prices over the near and long term, citing production constraints of hard-coking coal from Australian producers, combined... 


Kingrose says exploration under BHP alliance in full swing
Kingrose says exploration under BHP alliance in full swing
19th July 2024 By: Mariaan Webb

Exploration activities under Kingrose Mining’s alliance agreements with BHP in Norway and Finland are in full swing, says Kingrose MD Fabian Baker. These programmes have been designed with the... 


Congo's South Kivu governor suspends mining operations in province
19th July 2024 By: Reuters

The governor of Democratic Republic of Congo's South Kivu province has ordered the suspension all mining activities in the restive region, giving all companies and operators 72 hours to leave... 


Chile hit by 7.4 magnitude earthquake near copper, lithium mines
19th July 2024 By: Reuters

A 7.4 magnitude earthquake has struck Chile, 45 km outside San Pedro de Atacama in the country’s northern copper and lithium mining region. The quake hit at 9:50 p.m. local time, according to the... 


South32 to contest EPA's Worsley conditions, flags $554 impairment
South32 to contest EPA's Worsley conditions, flags $554 impairment
22nd July 2024 By: Mariaan Webb

Diversified mining company South32 plans to contest the Western Australia Environmental Protection Authority’s (EPA’s) recommendations for its Worsley development project, arguing that the proposed... 


Actress Lupita Nyong'o at Venetia mine
De Beers hosts actress Lupita Nyong’o at its Venetia mine
19th July 2024 By: Marleny Arnoldi

Academy Award-winning actress Lupita Nyong’o has visited De Beers’ Venetia diamond mine, in Limpopo. As a De Beers global ambassador, she was shown how each facet of the production value chain... 


Petra Diamonds CEO Richard Duffy
Petra Diamonds focusing on refinancing $250-million loan notes
17th July 2024 By: Martin Creamer

Having reset its cost base, delivering new life-of-mine (LoM) plans with a smooth capital profile, the focus of Petra Diamonds is very much on refinancing its $250-million loan notes. “We plan to... 


Glencore's chrome smelter in Lydenburg
China, South Africa still driving chrome supply globally
22nd July 2024 By: Marleny Arnoldi

In unpacking production and export figures for chrome and ferrochrome in 2023 and the first quarter of this year, the International Chromium Development Association (ICDA) has confirmed that China... 


An image showing construction at Seriti Green's Emoyeni project
Seriti progressing Mpumalanga wind energy project as it transforms to diversified energy company
19th July 2024 By: Tasneem Bulbulia

Seriti Green, a Seriti Resources subsidiary, is progressing the country’s first majority black-owned wind farm, the Ummbila Emoyeni project in Mpumalanga, which would also mark the province’s... 


Australia’s renewables drive backed by miners, environmentalists
Australia’s renewables drive backed by miners, environmentalists
18th July 2024 By: Bloomberg

A disparate group including Australian mining lobbyists and environmentalists have banded together to back the government’s renewable energy transition plan, after opposition lawmakers called for... 


German Chancellor Olaf Scholz
Germany’s Scholz plans lithium deal with Serbia after Rio ruling
17th July 2024 By: Bloomberg

German Chancellor Olaf Scholz plans to visit Serbia this week to secure supplies of lithium that are critical for the nation’s energy transition and auto industry, according to people familiar with... 


An image showing data analysis at Komatsu's Smart Services Centre
Komatsu centre leveraging data to improve mining equipment performance on-site
17th July 2024 By: Tasneem Bulbulia

Mining and industrial machinery developer and manufacturer Komatsu’s Smart Services Centre, in eMalahleni, is capitalising on data to assist coal mining companies to optimise productivity, ensure... 


Copper output from Chile's Codelco this year to top 2023, chairman says
Copper output from Chile's Codelco this year to top 2023, chairman says
19th July 2024 By: Reuters

Codelco chairman Maximo Pacheco said on Thursday that the state-run copper giant expects production this year to outdo 2023, with recovery expected in the second half of the year. "We have... 


Western miners push for higher metals prices to ward off Chinese rivals
Western miners push for higher metals prices to ward off Chinese rivals
22nd July 2024 By: Reuters

The only US cobalt mine sits fallow in the northern Idaho woods, a mothballed hunk of steel and dirt that is too expensive for its owner to operate because Chinese rivals have flooded global... 


Paladin CEO Ian Purdy
Paladin Energy aims to crack uranium big league with Canadian takeover
18th July 2024 By: Bloomberg

Paladin Energy’s top boss says its takeover of Fission Uranium Corp would make it the third-largest publicly traded uranium producer, offering investors an alternative in a sector dominated by two... 


Iron-ore majors ramp up supply even as China faces challenges
Iron-ore majors ramp up supply even as China faces challenges
17th July 2024 By: Bloomberg

The world’s biggest iron-ore producers are hurling plenty of dirt, adding tons of the steel-making commodity to the seaborne market even as top user China battles a demand-sapping property crisis.... 


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