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Bell Equipment CEO Leon Goosen.
Bell placing strong new emphasis on underground mining equipment advance
22nd September 2023 By: Martin Creamer

With a legacy spanning decades and a reputation for pioneering advancements, South Africa’s Bell Equipment is now placing strong new emphasis on advancing underground mining equipment. Currently a... 

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Regional beneficiation proffered
22nd September 2023 By: Nadine Ramdass

Africa's mining industry is poised for a significant boost, as the demand for critical minerals used in renewable energy technologies continues to grow; however, several barriers to foreign... 

Pensana, partners win grant to develop sustainable rare earths supply chain
20th September 2023 By: Darren Parker

London-listed rare earths miner Pensana, working in partnership with electric vehicle company Polestar, sustainability advisory firm Route2 and the universities of Leeds and Hull, has been awarded... 

BBX raises funds for Brazil exploration
20th September 2023 By: Esmarie Iannucci

Junior BBX Minerals will raise A$6-million to fund a rare earth exploration (REE) programme in Brazil. The ASX-listed company has received firm commitments for the placement of more than... 

Makuutu project drill cores
DRA tasked to save costs at Makuutu
19th September 2023 By: Esmarie Iannucci

Rare earths developer Ionic Rare Earths has appointed engineering and project house DRA Global to review the definitive feasibility study (DFS) for the Makuutu rare earths project, in Uganda.... 

Australian Rare Earths increases Koppamurra resource
19th September 2023 By: Esmarie Iannucci

Junior explorer Australian Rare Earths has reported an 84% increase in the resource at its Koppamurra rare earths project in South Australia, with the resource now standing at 186-million tonnes at... 

Pensana confirms rare-earth mineralisation at Angola target
15th September 2023 By: Cameron Mackay

Metals company Pensana on September 14 confirmed that the  Sulima West laterite target at its Coola exploration project, in Angola, contains three main types of rare-earth minerals. This was... 

Defense Metals hikes Wicheeda rare earths resources
13th September 2023 By: Creamer Media Reporter

TSX-V-listed Defense Metals has upgraded the mineral resource estimate (MRE) for the Wicheeda rare earth element (REE) deposit, in British Columbia, demonstrating the required tonnages and grades... 

Wind turbines
HyProMag to participate in project to develop UK circular supply chain for wind turbine rare-earth magnets
12th September 2023 By: Cameron Mackay

Resources development company Mkango Resources reports that rare-earth magnetic recycling company HyProMag, in which it owns a majority stake, is collaborating with EMR, the Offshore Renewable... 

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New mining school nurturing human capital in anticipation of major upcoming demand
12th September 2023 By: Martin Creamer

Copper mining company Copper 360, which announced in August that its School of Mining was under development at Concordia operation in the Northern Cape, has launched its first set of courses, aimed... 

Final verdict for Kvanefjeld
Final verdict for Kvanefjeld
12th September 2023 By: Esmarie Iannucci

The Greenland Ministry of Mineral Resources and Justice has made a final decision on the amended exploitation licence application from ASX-listed Energy Transition Minerals over its Kvanefjeld... 

Rainbow signs strategic supply agreement with UK-based rare earth alloy manufacturer
11th September 2023 By: Marleny Arnoldi

In continuing its efforts to be a forerunner in the establishment of an independent rare earth elements (REEs) supply chain in the UK, London-listed Rainbow Rare Earths has entered into a strategic... 

Work advances at Sembehun
8th September 2023 By: Esmarie Iannucci

Mineral sands miner Sierra Rutile is progressing the definitive feasibility study (DFS) at Sembehun project, in Sierra Leone, in parallel with a financing process. Sierra Rutile’s finance director... 

Image shows the Kwinana lithium hydroxide refinery
Reservation policy not on the cards for critical minerals
8th September 2023 By: Esmarie Iannucci

Calls for the Australian government to consider a reservation policy on critical mineral feedstock to allow for the development of a downstream industry, were unlikely to be heeded. Mineral sands... 

Chinese rare earth prices hit 20-month high on Myanmar supply worry
7th September 2023 By: Reuters

 Chinese rare earth prices jumped to their highest in 20 months, as mining suspension in major producer Myanmar sparked stockpiling ahead of the peak consumption season, analysts said on Thursday.... 

ICMM CEO Rohitesh Dhawan
ICMM publishes guidance to improve the mining, metals industry’s disclosure of Scope 3 emissions
7th September 2023 By: Creamer Media Reporter

Global metals and mining industry body ICMM has published a 'Scope 3 Emissions Accounting and Reporting Guidance', which provides a standardised framework for mining and metals companies to... 

Ionic welcomes finalisation of updated mining regulations in Uganda
5th September 2023 By: Tasneem Bulbulia

ASX-listed Ionic Rare Earths has welcomed advice that the Ugandan government has approved and gazetted its updated Mining And Minerals (Licencing) Regulations 2023. Ionic says this as an important... 

Mixed rare earth sulphate
Rainbow produces first mixed rare earth sulphate from pilot plant in South Africa
5th September 2023 By: Marleny Arnoldi

London-listed Rainbow Rare Earths has achieved successful first production of mixed rare earth sulphate at the Phalaborwa pilot plant, in South Africa. This validates Rainbow’s process flow sheet... 

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It’s getting harder to find mining engineers a green world needs
1st September 2023 By: Bloomberg

Digging up the metals that go into power grids and electric cars is crucial to the energy transition. While the mining industry has plenty of reserves to tap, it faces a worrying shortage of young... 

Cobalt is one of the critical minerals needed for the energy transition
Resource-rich countries facing a double transition
1st September 2023 By: Darren Parker

Resource-rich countries face a double transition – the transition in their energy supplies and the transition in their mining sectors, German Institute for International and Security Affairs senior... 

Risks rise in critical minerals boom
1st September 2023

New environmental and social challenges are likely to arise as the energy transition gains traction and demand for critical minerals increases, reports environmental, social and governance (ESG)... 

Medallion appoints interim CEO
29th August 2023 By: Creamer Media Reporter

Rare earth elements company Medallion Resources on Monday announced the appointment of Gabriel Alonso-Mendoza as interim CEO, following the resignation of Alfredo Ramos Plasencia as CEO and... 

Soil sampling at Sulima West has identified a 500 m x 300 m zone with greater than 2% TREO, with high-grade core of more than 4% TREO
Pensana announces promising soil sampling results on Coola licence
29th August 2023 By: Marleny Arnoldi

London-listed Pensana says results from a soil sampling programme at the Sulima West target, at its Coola licence, in Angola, clearly identifies an area of about 500 m by 300 m, or 15 ha, with... 

Canada Rare Earth set to become majority owner of Brazil tailings project
29th August 2023 By: Creamer Media Reporter

TSX-V-listed Canada Rare Earth has obtained the right to increase its ownership in the Bom Futuro tailings property in Brazil to a controlling 53% and to become the operator for the project. The... 

Image shows the Kalgoorlie facility under construction
Lynas unveil cost increases at Kalgoorlie
29th August 2023 By: Esmarie Iannucci

Rare earth miner Lynas has announced a cost-blow out at its Kalgoorlie rare earths processing facility, while falling revenue and inflation pressures have eaten into profits for the year ending... 

RareX redefines Cummins Range plans
22nd August 2023 By: Esmarie Iannucci

An enhanced scoping study for the Cummins Range rare earths project, in Western Australia, has identified a direct shipping ore (DSO) phosphate project as a potential Stage 1 operation.... 

Pensana's Longonjo mine
Pensana progresses upfront cost reduction of planned Longonjo mine
21st August 2023 By: Marleny Arnoldi

London-listed Pensana has advised that it is on track to re-engineer the Longonjo project, in Angola, to reduce its upfront capital cost to $200-million and complete financial due diligence for... 

In-country partnership boosts project progress
18th August 2023 By: Nadine Ramdass

Partnership with Namibia-based company KDN Geo Consulting CC has significantly improved the progress made at Australia-based explorer and developer Cazaly Resources’ two projects in Namibia, says... 

Altona hits best rare earths intersection at Mozambique project to date
16th August 2023 By: Marleny Arnoldi

London-listed Altona Rare Earths has drilled ten reverse circulation holes at its Monte Muambe rare earths project, in Mozambique, for a total 790 m. So far, drilling at Target 3 has confirmed... 

Peak signs offtake deal for Ngualla
9th August 2023 By: Esmarie Iannucci

ASX-listed Peak Rare Earths has inked a binding offtake agreement for all of the rare earth concentrate from its Ngualla project, in Tanzania, for an initial seven-year term. The company on... 

Japan signs deal with Namibia to explore for rare earth minerals
8th August 2023 By: Reuters

Japan on Tuesday signed an agreement with Namibia to jointly explore for rare earth minerals as part of its broader plan to develop supply chains for cobalt and other minerals used in making... 

Ramaco CEO Randall Atkins says Brooke will be the US' first carbon ore and rare earth mine.
Board approval for first new US rare earths mine in 70 years
8th August 2023 By: Mariaan Webb

Initial mine development work on the Brook rare earths mine, in Wyoming, will start in the fourth quarter, Nasdaq-listed coal miner Ramaco Resources announced on Monday. This will be the first new... 

Image shows product from the Lynas Malaysia plant
Lynas remains committed to Malaysia - Lacaze
8th August 2023 By: Esmarie Iannucci

Rare earths miner Lynas has no plans to abandon its Malaysian operations with the start of refining activities in the US. Speaking on the sidelines of the Diggers & Dealers conference, Lynas MD... 

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