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Rare Earth Minerals News

Hastings to start drilling at Yangibana project

By: Simone Liedtke     18th June 2020 Rare earths explorer and developer Hastings Technology Metals has engaged a drilling contractor for the 2020 Yangibana exploration programme. The priority focus of the programme is to test a series of highly prospective extensional targets within the Yangibana project, in Western Australia, with... 

Ethiopia looking to bolster investment in resources, mining 

By: Simone Liedtke     17th June 2020 With an abundance of natural resources that have not been significantly exploited, Ethiopia has “enormous potential” for the export of these resources and at a relatively low production cost, Ethiopia Ministry of Mines, Petroleum and Natural Gas planning, monitoring and evaluation director... 

Ethiopia looking to bolster investment in resources, mining
Beryihun Temesgan, who spoke on behalf of Ethiopian Mines and Petroleum Minister Dr Samuel Urkato, and Ethiopia Ministry of Mines, Petroleum and Natural Gas planning, monitoring and evaluation director Geremew Negassa discuss the investment case for Ethiopia in a webinar hosted by the Australia-Africa Minerals and Energy Group. Video: Creamer Media's Kutlwano Matlala. Editing: Creamer Media's Nicholas Boyd.

Australia's Arafura to test rare earth processing with US firm

By: Reuters     17th June 2020 Rare earths miner Arafura Resources will test samples of concentrates from its Australian mine as potential feedstock for a refinery in Colorado-owned by USA Rare Earth, it said in a statement on Wednesday. Arafura plans to send samples of a refined liquor comprising middle and heavy rare... 

WA grants works permit for Yangibana rare earths process plant

By: Creamer Media Reporter      17th June 2020 The Western Australian Water and Environmental Regulation department has granted ASX-listed Hasting Technology Metals a works permit to construct the Yangibana rare earths process plant. The works permit is subject to certain conditions, including design and construction requirements, pollutant... 

Appian appoints Gonzales as operating chief

By: Simone Liedtke     17th June 2020 Investment adviser Appian Capital Advisory, which backs mining projects, has appointed mining industry executive Igor Gonzales as its new COO. Gonzales will manage the company’s technical team working across Appian’s portfolio, with direct oversight of the firm’s operating assets including... 

Appian appoints Gonzales as operating chief
Igor Gonzales

More border openings wanted for returning workers – Minerals Council 

By: Martin Creamer     15th June 2020 More border openings are wanted for returning foreign mineworkers. As of Thursday last week, not a single foreign mineworker had re-entered South Africa from neighbouring foreign countries. “Only a limited number of border posts are open,” Minerals Council South Africa environment, health and... 

More border openings wanted for returning workers – Minerals Council
Minerals Council South Africa Covid-19 Update covered by Mining Weekly Online’s Martin Creamer. Video: Darlene Creamer

Pensana receives investment to expand Angolan mine

By: Donna Slater     12th June 2020 Following its initial investment in March, the Angolan Sovereign Wealth Fund (FSDEA), has invested a further A$7.25-million in rare earth miner Pensana Rare Earths’ Longonjo project in the province of Huambo, Angola. The funds will advance Pansana’s flagship Longonjo mine, enabling it to... 

Colorado rare earths pilot processing plant opens

By: Creamer Media Reporter      12th June 2020 USA Rare Earth, the funding and development partner of the Round Top heavy rare earth and critical minerals project in West Texas, on Thursday announced that it had opened a pilot plant processing facility in Wheat Ridge, Colorado. The plant would be focused, initially, on group separation of... 

240 000 miners back at work – Minerals Council South Africa 

By: Martin Creamer     11th June 2020 An estimated 240 000 miners are back at work on 385 large and small mines across South Africa, Minerals Council South Africa public affairs and transformation senior executive Tebello Chabana said on Thursday. Each and every one of these miners was screened on their return to work after lockdown... 

240 000 miners back at work – Minerals Council South Africa
Mining Weekly’s Martin Creamer reports on Covid update by Minerals Council South Africa. Video: Darlene Creamer 11.06.2020

ICMM members record 287 fatalities in 2019

By: Martin Creamer     11th June 2020 The International Council on Mining and Metals (ICMM) on Thursday released the 2019 safety data of its company members, who reported 287 occupational fatalities, a marked increase from the 50 fatalities recorded in 2018 and 51 fatalities recorded in 2017. ICMM said in a media release to Mining... 

ICMM members record 287 fatalities in 2019
ICMM CEO Tom Butler

Arafura raises cash for Nolans work

By: Esmarie Iannucci     11th June 2020 Rare earths developer Arafura Resources will raise A$7-million from a share placement to institutional and professional investors to fund early engineering works for pre-front-end engineering and design at its Nolans neodymium praseodymium (NdPr) project, in the Northern Territory. The company... 

Global mining forum IGF puts forward sweeping employment reforms 

By: Martin Creamer     10th June 2020 The Intergovernmental Forum on Mining Minerals Metals and Sustainable Development (IGF) on Wednesday put forward sweeping mining employment reforms in response to the Covid-19 pandemic, which has, it states, exposed weak points in the global labour market. IGF emerged from the 2002 World Summit... 

Global mining forum IGF puts forward sweeping employment reforms
Photo by Bloomberg
Sweeping mining reforms advocated in response to Covid-19.

Responsible sourcing of critical minerals in focus as energy transition drives up demand

By: Terence Creamer     3rd June 2020 The accelerating pace and scale of the global clean-energy transition is poised to dramatically increase demand for critical energy minerals and metals, from aluminium to zirconium, with implications not only for the resources sector, but for geopolitics. The future energy system will be far more... 

Responsible sourcing of critical minerals in focus as energy transition drives up demand

Mozambique streaks ahead with new e-government cadastre advance 

By: Martin Creamer     3rd June 2020 While South Africa is still trundling along laboriously with a minerals cadastre system fraught with shortcomings, Mozambique has rocketed to the highest firmament of e-government licence processing, Mining Weekly can report. Mozambique first led the pack 17 years ago when, ironically, it latched... 

Mozambique streaks ahead with new e-government cadastre advance
Mozambique mining cadastre portal.

Altona signs MoU to acquire majority stake in Malawi project

By: Donna Slater     2nd June 2020 Following a period of discussion, mining exploration company Altona Energy has entered into a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with mining consultancy Akatswiri Mineral Resources to potentially acquire a majority stake in a rare earth mining project in the Chambe Basin, in southern Malawi. The... 

New solution for monitoring tailings dams 

By: Martin Creamer     2nd June 2020 The tragic tailings dam breach in Brazil that killed more than 270 people has focused the world of mining on making tailings dams safe. Earlier this year, and environmental organisation Grid-Arendal launched the world’s first publicly accessible global database of mine tailings storage facilities... 

New solution for monitoring tailings dams
Photo by Creamer Media
Tailings dam.

Havilah and UniSA collaborate on REE recovery research

By: Simone Liedtke     1st June 2020 South Australia-focused Havilah Resources has entered into an initial six-month collaborative research agreement with the University of South Australia (UniSA) relating to the recovery of rare earth elements (REE) from its Kalkaroo saprolite gold ore. The research will seek to establish whether... 

Mkango donates anaesthetic machine to Malawi hospital

By: Tasneem Bulbulia     1st June 2020 Aim-listed Mkango Resources has donated a new Mindray WATO EX-20 anaesthetic machine to the Mercy James Centre at the Queen Elizabeth Central Hospital in Blantyre, Malawi. The new anaesthetic machine will help enable the hospital set up a new operating theatre for emergency operations,... 

Trump’s sparring with China revives rare earths stock trade

By: Bloomberg     31st May 2020 A Chinese stock strategy that worked in 2019 when tensions got heated with the US is picking up again, showing mounting worry over the viability of a trade deal signed just months ago. Miners of rare earths snapped back to life in May, with China Minmetals Rare Earth’s 27% rally leading... 

Minister urges mines to test without fear of mine closure 

By: Martin Creamer     29th May 2020 Mineral Resources and Energy Minister Gwede Mantashe on Friday urged mines to test for Covid-19 to the full extent without fearing mine closure. The Minister was responding to a media question on the steps the Department of Mineral Resources and Energy (DMRE) was taking to end the backlog of... 

Minister urges mines to test without fear of mine closure
Photo by Creamer Media's Donna Slater
Gwede Mantashe

Conversation on getting economy back on track post-Covid has begun   

By: Martin Creamer     28th May 2020 The conversation has begun on getting the South African economy back on track with the necessary structural reforms post-Covid, Minerals Council South Africa CEO Roger Baxter said on Wednesday. Speaking at question time during a virtual media conference following the council’s annual general... 

Conversation on getting economy back on track post-Covid has begun
Minerals Council’s virtual media conference covered by Mining Weekly’s Martin Creamer. Video: Darlene Creamer.

Mkango Resources to recycle rare earths from scrap equipment

By: Marleny Arnoldi     28th May 2020 Aim-listed Mkango Resources, together with its 25%-owned subsidiary HyProMag, has launched a project called Rare-Earth Recycling for E-Machines. The project features a strong set of partners including Advanced Electric Machines Research, Bentley Motors, Intelligent Lifecycle Solutions and Unipart... 

Focus sells half of its Kwyjibo REE project to Quebec

By: Creamer Media Reporter      26th May 2020 Exploration company Focus Graphite has completed a definitive asset purchase agreement for the sale of the company’s 50% interest in the Kwyjibo rare-earth elements project to Investissement Québec for C$7.24-million. The Kwyjibo property consists of 116 map-designated claims covering an area of... 

Full reopening of mining from June 1 – President Ramaphosa

By: Martin Creamer     24th May 2020 Subject to strict Covid-19 protocols, mining will be allowed to reopen fully from June 1, President Cyril Ramaphosa said on Sunday. In his address on South Africa’s response to the coronavirus pandemic, the President announced that South Africa would advance to level 3 from June 1, with an... 

Full reopening of mining from June 1 – President Ramaphosa
Photo by Creamer Media's Donna Slater
President Cyril Ramaphosa

Leon lists measures to attract mining investment in these challenging times  

By: Martin Creamer     22nd May 2020 South Africa should consider appointing an independent minerals regulator to speed up minerals licensing, Herbert Smith Freehills Africa co-chair Peter Leon said during a webinar this week. Responding to Patrick Leyden, who moderated the webinar entitled re-imagining the sub-Saharan mining... 

Leon lists measures to attract mining investment in these challenging times
Herbert Smith Freehills Africa Co-Chair Peter Leon spoke at a webinar covered by Mining Weekly’s Martin Creamer. Video: Darlene Creamer

Medallion appoints new CEO as 'tremendous' REE opportunity opens up

By: Creamer Media Reporter      22nd May 2020 Rare-earth elements (REE) company Medallion Resources has appointed Mark Saxon its president and CEO to lead the company through a “critical” phase as opportunities open up in the industry. Saxon has substantial experience in REE and other critical raw materials. He was recently president and CEO... 

Lynas says political debate puts US Defence contract progress on hold

By: Marleny Arnoldi     22nd May 2020 A political debate on the merits of rare-earth supply in the US has put on hold progress on the US Department of Defense (DoD) Phase 1 contract for a heavy rare-earth separation facility. This is according to Australia's Lynas, which on April 22 had been advised of the DoD's intent to award a... 

Mining becoming significant corporate buyer of renewable energy ­– ICMM 

By: Martin Creamer     21st May 2020 The mining industry has started to become a significant corporate buyer of renewable energy in regions where these technologies have become reliable and cost-competitive compared with fossil fuel-based electricity, says the International Council on Mining and Metals (ICMM). These regions include... 

Mining becoming significant corporate buyer of renewable energy ­– ICMM
Wind turbines at Gold Fields’ Agnew gold mine in Western Australia.

Gazetted Covid guideline restates much of what mining has already adopted 

By: Martin Creamer     20th May 2020 The newly gazetted guideline to prevent, mitigate and manage the Covid-19 pandemic on mines is largely a restatement of what has already been adopted by the mining industry. Most of the requirements of the code of practice (COP) mandated in the gazette already form part of the standard operating... 

Gazetted Covid guideline restates much of what mining has already adopted
ENSafrica executive consultant Willem le Roux

Covid prevention a must at mines – gazette 

By: Martin Creamer     20th May 2020 Covid-19 prevention, mitigation and management programmes must be established at mines using the guideline gazetted by Chief Inspector of Mines David Msiza on Tuesday. The gazette notice states that this guideline provides minimum requirements for the compilation of a code of practice to prevent... 

Covid prevention a must at mines – gazette
Photo by Creamer Media
Chief Inspector of Mines David Msiza

Mandatory code of Covid mining practice gazetted 

By: Martin Creamer     19th May 2020 South Africa's guidelines for a mandatory Code of Practice (COP) to mitigate and manage the Covid-19 pandemic in the mining industry have been gazetted. Failure by employers to prepare and implement a mine's COP in line with the guidelines would constitute a criminal offence and a breach of the... 

Mandatory code of Covid mining practice gazetted
Photo by Creamer Media's Donna Slater
Mineral Resources and Energy Minister Gwede Mantashe

Rainbow Rare Earths further defines Gakara orebody

By: Donna Slater     19th May 2020 London-listed miner Rainbow Rare Earths reports that, resulting from a recent structural and lithological review of its Burundi-based Gakara project, three large carbonatite bodies have been identified, representing the regional source of rare earth elements. The structural and lithological... 

Equatorial Guinea mines ministry signs first five mining contracts

By: Donna Slater     18th May 2020 Equatorial Guinea’s Ministry of Mines and Hydrocarbons (MMH) has signed the first mining contracts in the country’s history, following the conclusion of the country’s inaugural mining bidding round last year. The ministry signed five mining contracts with three different companies, including one... 

World’s top mining companies committed to climate change solutions – ICMM 

By: Martin Creamer     13th May 2020 Twenty seven of the world's leading mining and metals companies and 36 associations are committed to climate change solutions through their membership of the International Council on Mining and Metals (ICMM), Mining Weekly can today report. The ICMM is an international organisation dedicated to a... 

World’s top mining companies committed to climate change solutions – ICMM
International Council on Mining and Metals CEO Tom Butler

Council increases mapping to drive South Africa's exploration attractiveness 

By: Donna Slater     12th May 2020 As part of government’s response to keep the South African economy afloat during the outbreak of Covid-19 and beyond, the Council for Geosciences (CGS) has been mandated to increase its country-wide survey to bolster South Africa as an exploration hotspot once the lockdown is over. CGS CEO Mosa... 

Ted Cruz seeks to end US dependence on China for rare earth metals

By: Bloomberg     12th May 2020 Senator Ted Cruz said he plans to introduce legislation on Tuesday that aims to end US reliance on China for rare earth elements used in the manufacturing of products including consumer electronics, electric vehicles and fighter planes. The Bill is part of a push in Congress to shift supply... 

Ted Cruz seeks to end US dependence on China for rare earth metals
Senator Ted Cruz

China raps State miner Minmetals for renewed environmental failures

By: Reuters     11th May 2020 China's environment ministry on Monday called on China Minmetals Corp to improve implementation of environmental protection measures and oversight of subsidiaries in a less than glowing report on the state-run metals producer's compliance. As it looks to clean up heavy industry in China, the... 

Judgment reserved at Mining Charter review hearing 

By: Martin Creamer     7th May 2020 A full bench has heard the application for a judicial review of certain aspects of the Mining Charter gazetted in September 2018. Judge President Mlambo, judges Vally and  Van Der Schyff reserved judgment on the application lodged by the Minerals Council South Africa on March 27, 2019, when the... 

Judgment reserved at Mining Charter review hearing
Photo by Creamer Media
Minerals Council South Africa building in central Johannesburg.
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