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Barrick Gold chairperson John Thornton
Business model of Western mining industry needs new power, London Indaba highlights
Updated 3 hours ago By: Martin Creamer

New power is needed by the Western mining industry, which is still functioning on a trailing old power business model. This was highlighted at Tuesday’s London Indaba, where a spotlight was shone... 


Silver paste accounts for up to 23% of the material cost of a PV cell.
Sun Silver applies for $60m US tax credit for silver paste facility
25th June 2024 By: Creamer Media Reporter

Precious metals miner Sun Silver has applied to the US Department of Energy (DoE) for a $60-million investment tax credit for expenditure towards establishing a silver paste production facility in... 


University of Fort Hare Vice-Chancellor Professor Sakhela Buhlungu (left) and South Africa President Cyril Ramaphosa.
Global gold mining major highlights academic partnership with South Africa’s Fort Hare
21st June 2024 By: Martin Creamer

The University of Fort Hare, where the offspring of mineworkers were the first graduates, has agreed a R12.5-million, initial ten-year academic partnership with gold mining major AngloGold Ashanti,... 


AmaranthCX director Paul Miller.
Reserve Bank concern about decline of public markets welcome development – Miller
12th June 2024 By: Martin Creamer

The concern that South Africa’s Reserve Bank expressed last week on the state of this country’s public markets is seen as a welcome development by AmaranthCX director and public market promoter... 


Tivan awarded NT exploration grants
7th June 2024 By: Creamer Media Reporter

The Northern Territory (NT) government has granted Tivan exploration grant funding for two applications made for the Sandover project. The applications were for funding under Round 17 of the... 


Foremost to spin out past-producing New Mexico mines
Foremost to spin out past-producing New Mexico mines
5th June 2024 By: Creamer Media Reporter

The Winston Group of Properties, located in New Mexico, is set for a listing of its own, with Nasdaq- and CSE-listed Foremost Lithium announcing its intention to spin out the gold and silver... 


Need for quick exploration activity.
First call applications for R400m junior mining exploration fund close July 12
4th June 2024 By: Martin Creamer

The first call applications for the R400-million junior mining exploration fund (JMEF) close on July 12. This was stated on Tuesday in a media release issued by the Department of Mineral Resources... 


Yukon Metals' projects overview
Yukon Metals ready to hit the ground running
4th June 2024 By: Creamer Media Reporter

Exploration newcomer Yukon Metals is ready to hit the ground running, president and CEO Rory Quinn said on Monday, announcing the completion of the acquisition of a portfolio of assets from the... 


African Rainbow Minerals Executive Chairperson Dr Patrice Motsepe
South Africa’s ARM completes strategic investment in Canada’s Surge Copper
3rd June 2024 By: Martin Creamer

South Africa’s diversified mining company African Rainbow Minerals has secured its 15% strategic shareholding in Surge Copper, a Toronto Stock Exchange-Venture Exchange company that is advancing an... 


China’s silver imports set to jump as solar demand lifts prices
China’s silver imports set to jump as solar demand lifts prices
29th May 2024 By: Bloomberg

Chinese silver imports could surge in coming weeks, as traders take advantage of a jump in demand that’s taken prices well above the international market. Silver’s in a sweet spot because of its... 


Adriatic to raise $50m
Adriatic to raise $50m
28th May 2024 By: Mariaan Webb

Silver developer Adriatic Metals has announced a $50-million institutional placement to optimise its balance sheet while ramping up the Vares operation in Bosnia and Herzegovina. The company,... 


Sierra Nevada reviews assets, focus shifts to Blackhawk
28th May 2024 By: Creamer Media Reporter

Australia-listed Sierra Nevada Gold has announced a strategic review of its assets, exploring options such as joint ventures, strategic partnerships or project sales. The company has five... 


COMRO book editor Brian Protheroe (right) and Mining Weekly's Martin Creamer (left).
Massive water power possibilities in underground mining, says COMRO book editor
24th May 2024 By: Martin Creamer

When hydropower was being developed for South Africa’s gold-mining industry, the industry was going through a tough time and the research organisation of the day, the Chamber of Mines Research... 


Hecla appoints interim CEO as Baker resigns
Hecla appoints interim CEO as Baker resigns
24th May 2024 By: Reuters

Silver producer Hecla Mining on Thursday announced the appointment of Catherine Boggs as interim president and CEO with immediate effect, succeeding Phillips Baker, who is stepping down after 23... 


Opening Junior Indaba panel (from left) Lili Nupen, Tseliso Maqubela, Errol Smart, Mosa Mabuza, Bernard Swanepoel.
Latest cadastre agreement excites South Africa’s Junior Indaba panel
21st May 2024 By: Martin Creamer

There were expressions of excitement at the South Africa’s Junior Indaba on Tuesday when attendees at the important mining event learnt of the signing of the service-level agreement (SLA) for South... 


Blackhawk has company-making potential, says Sierra Nevada chair
Blackhawk has company-making potential, says Sierra Nevada chair
21st May 2024 By: Creamer Media Reporter

ASX-listed exploration company Sierra Nevada has unveiled a high-grade intercept of up to 1 270 g/t at its Blackhawk ephithermal project, in Nevada, US, and says it plans follow-up drilling in hole... 


Minerals Council South Africa CEO Mzila Mthenjane
Minerals Council, Geoscience, IDC going all out to boost South African exploration
17th May 2024 By: Martin Creamer

A collective effort was apparent on Friday when Minerals Council South Africa, the Council for Geoscience and the Industrial Development Corporation (IDC) spoke on the same platform to promote a... 


Hot commodity silver sets pace as demand and deficit drive rally
Hot commodity silver sets pace as demand and deficit drive rally
17th May 2024 By: Reuters

Gold’s record-setting rally may have captured the headlines this year, but it’s silver that’s running harder and faster as the less glamorous metal benefits from robust financial and industrial... 


Sun Silver gleams on ASX debut with Nevada project
15th May 2024 By: Creamer Media Reporter

Nevada-focused Sun Silver on Wednesday listed on the ASX, following an oversubscribed A$13-million initial public offering (IPO). The company’s stock more than doubled on its first day trading on... 


US Gold CEO George Bee
US Gold receives CK operating permit
9th May 2024 By: Creamer Media Reporter

The CK gold mining project, in Wyoming, is on track for all the necessary permits for development by the middle of the year, US Gold Corp CEO George Bee reported on Wednesday, announcing the... 


Glencore sells stake in Peru zinc miner Volcan
7th May 2024 By: Creamer Media Reporter

Swiss-headquartered Glencore has announced a definitive agreement to sell its stake in Volcan Compañia Minera to a subsidiary of Integra Capital. Transition Metals will pay Glencore $20-million... 


Silver Hammer pulls the plug on Shafter project purchase
Silver Hammer pulls the plug on Shafter project purchase
7th May 2024 By: Creamer Media Reporter

Junior resources company Silver Hammer Mining has called off its definitive share purchase agreement with Aurcana Silver concerning the Shafter deposit, in Texas. Silver Hammer CEO Peter Ball said... 


Pan American to sell La Arena stake to Zijin
Pan American to sell La Arena stake to Zijin
2nd May 2024 By: Creamer Media Reporter

NYSE- and TSX-listed Pan American Silver on Wednesday announced the sale of its interest in LA Arena in Peru to a subsidiary of Zijin Mining for up to $295-million. “With the sale of La Arena, we... 


Barrick’s Mark Bristow greets Tanzania Minerals Minister Anthony Mavunde at African training academy, which is augmenting the closing Buzwagi mine’s transformation into a 3 000-job-a-year special economic zone with airport terminal.
Discovery, development are mining’s only true value creation drivers, Barrick highlights
2nd May 2024 By: Martin Creamer

Discovery and development are the only true drivers of value creation in the mining industry, Barrick president and CEO Dr Mark Bristow highlighted on Wednesday, when this standout gold and copper... 


Altona appoints David Catterall as Sesana project consultant
29th April 2024 By: Darren Parker

London-listed Altona Rare Earths has appointed David Catterall as a consultant, with a special focus on the company's Sesana copper/silver project, in Botswana, where he will work closely with CEO... 


Rand Refinery donates R2m to seven Gauteng schools
29th April 2024 By: Sabrina Jardim

As part of its commitment to education, precious metals refiner Rand Refinery has donated R2-million to seven primary and secondary schools in Gauteng. The company says this donation will be... 


Silvercorp expands reach with C$200m Adventus acquisition
Silvercorp expands reach with C$200m Adventus acquisition
29th April 2024 By: Mariaan Webb

In a move aimed at diversification, Canadian mining firm Silvercorp has announced a C$200-million deal to venture into Ecuador, just weeks after missing out on acquiring control of Tanzania-focused... 


Minerals Council South Africa CEO Mzila Mthenjane.
How 30 years of democracy has transformed South Africa's mining industry
25th April 2024 By: Martin Creamer

South Africa’s 30 years of democracy has changed the character of this country’s mining industry profoundly, Minerals Council South Africa emphasised in a report that highlights the industry’s... 


Silver bars
Armadale sets out to earn a majority stake in US silver asset
24th April 2024 By: Creamer Media Reporter

Aim-listed investment company Armadale Capital, which holds mine investments in Africa, has entered into an agreement to earn a 50% interest in Africo American Incorporated (AAI), the holding... 


South32 CEO Graham Kerr
South32 reports improved operating results for March quarter
22nd April 2024 By: Darren Parker

Diversified miner South32 has reported an overall improvement in its operating results for the March quarter and record year-to-date production at Hillside Aluminium, in KwaZulu-Natal, and South... 


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