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Potash News

Phased development approach provides opportunities for Emmerson’s Khemisset project

By: Tasneem Bulbulia     15th April 2021 Morocco-focused potash development company Emmerson’s assessment of a conceptual, phased development plan for its 100%-owned Khemisset potash project, aimed at reducing upfront capital costs and incorporating expansion options, has been completed, resulting in major value enhancing opportunities.... 

Exploration industry has tight deadline to comment on controversial draft regulations  

By: Martin Creamer     9th April 2021 South Africa’s exploration industry has until April 19 to comment on controversial regulations still in draft form. “They’ve never consulted industry about it and what they are requesting is impractical,” says Allan Saad, a consulting exploration geologist, who formerly represented the now... 

Exploration industry has tight deadline to comment on controversial draft regulations
Consulting exploration geologist Allan Saad interviewed by Mining Weekly’s Martin Creamer. Video: Darlene Creamer.

Kore to raise $11m

By: Tasneem Bulbulia     8th April 2021 Potash exploration and development company Kore Potash intends to raise about $11-million, before expenses, by way of an unconditional placing, a conditional placing and direct subscriptions of new ordinary shares in the company with certain eligible existing shareholders and new institutional... 

Value of iridium in electrolysis could top R90bn mark in years ahead – HySA 

By: Martin Creamer     7th April 2021 The value of iridium for proton exchange membrane (PEM) water electrolysis technology alone could exceed R90-billion in the next ten to 20 years. This is the view of Professor Dmitri Bessarabov, the director of the Department of Science and Innovation's National Centre of Competence: Hydrogen... 

Value of iridium in electrolysis could top R90bn mark in years ahead – HySA
Value chain as outlined by Professor Dmitri Bessarabov, the director of the Department of Science and Innovation's National Centre of Competence.

Kore signs MoU to finance construction of Kola project  

By: Tasneem Bulbulia     6th April 2021 Potash development company Kore Potash and African strategic advisory, corporate finance and alternative investment group Summit Africa have signed a nonbinding memorandum of understanding (MoU) to arrange the total financing required for the construction of the Kola potash project in... 

How South Africa can unlock its exploration potential ­– Adrian Reynolds   

By: Martin Creamer     1st April 2021 Of four factors required to attract investment in exploration, economic and fiscal stability is the most important, says highly experienced geological and mining consultant and nonexecutive company director Adrian Reynolds. Reynolds spoke to Mining Weekly in a Zoom interview about the factors... 

How South Africa can unlock its exploration potential ­– Adrian Reynolds
Geological and mining consultant Adrian Reynolds interviewed by Mining Weekly’s Martin Creamer. Video: Darlene Creamer.

Kore Potash announces new board appointment

By: Creamer Media Reporter      1st April 2021 Kore Potash, the development company with 97%-ownership of the Kola and DX potash projects the Republic of Congo, has announced the appointment of Sameer Oundhakar as a nonexecutive director with effect from April 1. He was nominated by the Oman Investment Authority. Oundhakar replaces Tim... 

Namibian Marine Phosphate advises of postponement in High Court ruling

By: Marleny Arnoldi     24th March 2021 A judgment by the Namibian High Court on an application launched by the Confederation of Namibian Fishing Association and three other parties against the legitimacy of Namibian Marine Phosphate’s (NMP’s) Sandpiper mining licence has been postponed to April 12. The judgment had initially been... 

Minbos gets mining licence in Angola

By: Esmarie Iannucci     24th March 2021 ASX-listed Minbos Resources has been awarded a mining licence for its Cabinda phosphate project, in Angola. The Junior on Wednesday said that Angola’s Ministry of Mineral Resources, Petroleum and Gas had approved the mining licence, renewable for up to 35 years, to allow phosphate mining at the... 

Beyondie poised for growth - Kalium Lakes

By: Esmarie Iannucci     24th March 2021 A debottlenecking style review of the Beyondie sulphate of potash (SOP) project, in Western Australia, has confirmed that the project could produce at a steady state of some 100 000 t/y, owner Kalium Lakes said on Wednesday. The company told shareholders that the steady state production of at... 

Master Drilling advancing mechanisation for two top-tier local clients  

By: Martin Creamer     23rd March 2021 Mine mechanisation is being advanced for two top-tier  local clients of Master Drilling, the CEO of the JSE-listed company, Danie Pretorius, said on Tuesday. Speaking to Mining Weekly in a Zoom interview after reporting 72.7%-higher 2020 net cash generation of $25.5-million, 18%-lower debt to... 

Master Drilling advancing mechanisation for two top-tier local clients
Master Drilling CEO Danie Pretorius interviewed by Mining Weekly’s Martin Creamer. Video: Darlene Creamer.

Remote-operation drilling footprint providing sizeable benefit – Master Drilling  

By: Martin Creamer     23rd March 2021 An increased remote-operation drilling footprint is providing considerable benefit for Master Drilling, the JSE-listed drilling services company said on Tuesday, when it reported 72.7%-higher 2020 net cash generation of $25.5-million, 18%-lower debt to $42.1-million, and a halved gearing ratio to... 

Remote-operation drilling footprint providing sizeable benefit – Master Drilling
Master Drilling results covered by Mining Weekly’s Martin Creamer. Video: Darlene Creamer

Master Drilling in muted but resilient 2020 performance 

By: Martin Creamer     23rd March 2021 Drilling services company Master Drilling, which operates in 23 countries and which is continuing to grow its presence in new global markets, on Tuesday reported a “muted but resilient performance” for the full year ended December 31, thanks to what it described as a “flexible business model and... 

Master Drilling in muted but resilient 2020 performance
Photo by Creamer Media
Master Drilling CEO Danie Pretorius.

Commissioning starts at Lake Way

By: Esmarie Iannucci     22nd March 2021 Commissioning of the process plant at the Lake Way sulphate of potash (SOP) project has started, in Western Australia. ASX-listed Salt Lake Potash on Monday said that over the coming weeks, the utilities, conversion circuit, flotation circuit, crystallisers and dryer would all be commissioned... 

ARC expands portfolio value despite tough trading in 2020 

By: Marleny Arnoldi     18th March 2021 JSE-listed African Rainbow Capital (ARC) experienced a strained trading period in the six months ended December 31, 2020; however, the company says it has seen market sentiment and activity in certain sectors improving since. ARC’s intrinsic investment value in its ARC Fund increased by 16.6%... 

ARC expands portfolio value despite tough trading in 2020
African Rainbow Capital executives discuss the company's interim performance

Just clearing exploration backlog would be huge leap forward – Miller  

By: Martin Creamer     12th March 2021 Ahead of tackling policy issues, incremental ongoing effort must be prioritised to clear South Africa’s huge mineral exploration and mining rights backlog, says AmaranthCX director Paul Miller. The backlog currently stands at more than 5 000 unprocessed exploration applications and  235... 

Just clearing exploration backlog would be huge leap forward – Miller
AmaranthCX director Paul Miller talks exploration to Mining Weekly’s Martin Creamer. Video: Darlene Creamer.

Canada targets 31 critical minerals for domestic production

By: Mariaan Webb     12th March 2021 Natural Resources Minister Seamus O’Regan has announced the release of a Canadian critical minerals list, signalling to investors where the country’s focus will be in the global race to shore up supply of minerals that will drive the transition towards a low-carbon future. The list, announced... 

Canada targets 31 critical minerals for domestic production
Canadian Natural Resources Minister Seamus O'Regan

Emmerson to start construction at Khemisset by year-end

By: Simone Liedtke     11th March 2021 LSE-listed potash developer Emmerson intends to start construction of Africa’s first potash mine, its Khemisset project, in Morocco, by the end of this year. The miner also intends to complete a concept study examining the potential to develop its flagship project to realise not just its... 

Danakali enthused by wind, solar potential for geothermally-endowed Colluli project

By: Donna Slater     10th March 2021 ASX- and LSE-listed potash developer Danakali, in evaluating the potential of incorporating renewable energy into its 100%-owned Colluli sulphate of potash (SoP) project, in Eritrea, reports early sound feasibility to incorporate wind and/or solar into the project. Danakali is continuing to... 

Mines anywhere, everywhere can go green – Hydrogen Optimized 

By: Martin Creamer     8th March 2021 Owing to the ubiquity of the world’s sun and the wind, all mines have the opportunity to generate their own green electricity no matter where they are located in the world, Hydrogen Optimized CEO Andrew T Stuart emphasised during last week’s Fasken online panel discussion on hydrogen. In this... 

Mines anywhere, everywhere can go green – Hydrogen Optimized
Photo by Creamer Media
Fasken panel that discussed hydrogen.

ARC to own 78.2% of Kropz following latest equity facility drawdowns

By: Marleny Arnoldi     3rd March 2021 Aim-listed phosphate developer Kropz has made a quarterly drawdown request on its new equity facility with major shareholder African Rainbow Capital (ARC) Fund. The company has two equity facilities, with the first comprising an amount of $40-million and the second comprising up to $5-million.  

Lake Wells granted NAIF loan

By: Esmarie Iannucci     2nd March 2021 The Northern Australian Infrastructure Facility (NAIF) has approved a A$140-million loan for the Lake Wells sulphate of potash (SOP) project being developed by ASX-listed Australian Potash. The loan facility will have a 17-year tenor, and would be subject to commercial and project conditions... 

Danakali does away with CEO role, reappoints Cornelius as chair

By: Marleny Arnoldi     26th February 2021 LSE- and ASX-listed Danakali has reappointed nonexecutive chairperson Seamus Cornelius as executive chairperson. He will also assume Niels Wage’s responsibilities as CEO.  

Kropz inks equity facility with ARC Fund to capitalise ongoing Hinda work

By: Donna Slater     26th February 2021 Aim-listed emerging African phosphate explorer and developer Kropz has entered into a $5-million conditional convertible equity facility with major shareholder ARC Fund to finance the ongoing work at Kropz’s Hinda phosphate project in Congo-Brazzaville. The new facility is in addition to the... 

Test mine study under way for Fourth Industrial Revolution try-outs  

By: Martin Creamer     24th February 2021 A feasibility study is under way on a mine selected for the testing of Fourth Industrial Revolution (4IR) technologies ahead of their implementation, Minerals Council South Africa senior executive modernisation and safety Sietse van der Woude said on Wednesday. Van der Woude was answering... 

Test mine study under way for Fourth Industrial Revolution try-outs
Joburg Indaba Modernisation in Mining virtual event covered by Mining Weekly’s Martin Creamer. Video: Darlene Creamer.

Global potash demand may face test as Indian imports set to ease

By: Bloomberg     22nd February 2021 India’s going to be buying less potash after a run-up in prices, according to the country’s largest importer of the fertilizer, a move that may undercut expectations for global demand to hit a record this year. Purchases in the fiscal year starting April may drop from about 5.5 million tons the... 

Global potash demand may face test as Indian imports set to ease

Nutrien eyes potash sales in regions where prices are strongest

By: Bloomberg     19th February 2021 Nutrien, the world’s biggest fertiliser company, is making the most of soaring potash demand this year by targeting sales where it’ll get the highest prices – all while trying to maintain relationships with longtime customers who will likely pay less. The company is still negotiating potash... 

Nutrien eyes potash sales in regions where prices are strongest
Nutrien's Patience Lake potash operation.

Minbos raises cash for Cabinda

By: Esmarie Iannucci     18th February 2021 ASX-listed Minbos Resources is looking to raise A$7.3-million in a share placement to sophisticated investors to fully fund the definitive feasibility study and accelerate work at its Cabinda phosphate project, in Angola. The company has received firm commitments for the placement of... 

Emmerson eyes staged development of Khemisset with cost reduction, expansion

By: Donna Slater     17th February 2021 LSE-listed Morocco-focused potash developer Emmerson is in the process of assessing a conceptual and staged development for its 100%-owned Khemisset potash project, aimed at reducing upfront capital costs and incorporating expansion options into the development plan of the project. Emmerson... 

Emmerson receives mining licence for Morroco project 

By: Simone Liedtke     9th February 2021 The Moroccan Ministry of Energy, Mines and Environment has granted potash developer Emmerson a mining licence for its wholly owned Khemisset potash project. The licence provides the company with the exclusive right to develop and mine the potash deposit, within the perimeter of the licence, in... 

New contractor secured at Fort Cady

By: Esmarie Iannucci     9th February 2021 Potash developer American Pacific has appointed Oklahoma-based Matrix Services Company to complete the construction if Phase 1 A of its Fort Cady borate mine, in Southern California. The company on Tuesday noted that initial borate production from the Fort Cady project remained on track for the... 

Updated feasibility study for Kropz's Hinda project to be completed by September

By: Simone Liedtke     4th February 2021 Aim-listed Kropz has appointed engineering and construction firm Hatch Africa to complete an updated feasibility study on its Hinda phosphate project, in Congo-Brazzaville. The appointment follows the conclusion of a focussed logistics study, completed by Hatch in September 2020. 

SOP production pushed at Fort Cady

By: Esmarie Iannucci     4th February 2021 An updated enhanced definitive feasibility study (eDFS) on the Fort Cady borate mine, in Southern California, has been undertaken in an effort to bring forward planned sulphate of potash (SOP) development. The updated eDFS built on the eDFS completed in April of last year, which in turn built on... 

Mining has a role to play in supporting the global population, says Cutifani

By: Simone Liedtke     3rd February 2021 The global human population – almost nine-billion people – cannot be supported without mining, diversified miner Anglo American CE Mark Cutifani said during a panel discussion at the virtual Investing in African Mining Indaba on February 2. Speaking during an environmental, social and governance-... 

Kropz’s Elandsfontein project on schedule, budget

By: Donna Slater     2nd February 2021 Aim-listed phosphate explorer and developer Kropz reports that, because of significant progress continuing to be made at its Elandsfontein project, it remains on track to achieve the target date for production in the fourth quarter of the year. The project also remains within budget.  

Kropz’s Elandsfontein project on schedule, budget
The site of the new tailings thickener

Minister approves Lake Wells development

By: Esmarie Iannucci     2nd February 2021 The Lake Wells sulphate of potash (SOP) project has been granted full environmental approval by Western Australia’s Environment Minister Stephen Dawson. ASX-listed Australian Potash MD and CEO Matt Shackleton on Tuesday said the company was pleased with another significant milestone in the... 

‘We need exploration to grow our industry’ – Minerals Council  

By: Martin Creamer     1st February 2021 “We need exploration to grow our industry,” Minerals Council South Africa president Mxolisi Mgojo said on Monday during a virtual State of the Mining Nation media briefing in which he described exploration as one of the low-hanging fruits that could change South Africa’s economic trajectory in... 

‘We need exploration to grow our industry’ – Minerals Council
Minerals Council South Africa media brief reporting by Mining Weekly’s Martin Creamer. Video: Darlene Creamer.

NAIF backs Mardie

By: Esmarie Iannucci     1st February 2021 The federal government has confirmed that ASX-listed BCI Mineral’s Mardie salt and potash project, in Western Australia, has been approved for a A$450-million from the The Northern Australia Infrastructure Facility (NAIF). BCI in December last year announced that the loan for the A$498-million... 

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