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Hot Chili prepares to create new water company
15th April 2024 By: Creamer Media Reporter

ASX- and TSX-V-listed Hot Chili has submitted a second maritime concession application to facilitate a potential multi-user water network for the Huasco Valley area of the southern Atacama region... 


IonicRE MD Tim Harrison
IonicRE subsidiary mulls expansion of Belfast magnet recycling demo plant's capacity
15th April 2024 By: Creamer Media Reporter

Amid significant demand for the production of rare earth oxides (REOs) from magnet recycling, which is currently essentially non-existent in the Western world, Ionic Technologies International, a... 


Nickel developer Horizonte’s financing efforts fail
Nickel developer Horizonte’s financing efforts fail
15th April 2024 By: Mariaan Webb

London- and Toronto-listed Horizonte Minerals has failed to secure financing for its Araguaia nickel project, in Brazil, and is compelled to explore other options that may put shareholder value at... 


Workers protest outside the shuttered Cobre Panama mine
Panama’s $10bn mine closure casts a shadow over election and bonds
15th April 2024 By: Bloomberg

Six months after violent protests rocked Panama, the country’s politicians are on edge and foreign investors are staying away. The demonstrations, which started among local unions and university... 


Gold jumps after Iran strike against Israel stokes haven demand
Gold jumps after Iran strike against Israel stokes haven demand
15th April 2024 By: Bloomberg

Gold rose as much as 1.2% shortly after the open as Iran’s attack on Israel over the weekend drove demand for haven assets. Bullion traded near a record high set on Friday as the conflict in the... 


Copper’s run continues with surge to highest since June 2022
Copper’s run continues with surge to highest since June 2022
12th April 2024 By: Bloomberg

Copper continued its upwards charge, hitting the highest level in 22 months, as investors bet that curtailed mine supply will struggle to keep up with resurgent global demand. Copper has found... 


Gold hits fresh high as Mideast tensions boost haven demand
Gold hits fresh high as Mideast tensions boost haven demand
12th April 2024 By: Reuters

Gold touched a fresh record as Israel prepared for a strike by Iran or its proxies, and traders mulled the latest US economic data. Bullion climbed as much as 1% to $2 395.48 in early Asia hours.... 


The Escondida mine in Chile
Chile's copper output up 9.8% in February, Codelco production dips - Cochilco
12th April 2024 By: Reuters

Copper production in Chile rose 9.8% on an annual basis to 417 000 t in February even as state-run Codelco's output dipped, the country's copper commission Cochilco said on Thursday. Despite the... 


Ministerial Advisor and Presidency Green Hydrogen Lead Masopha Moshoeshoe.
South Africa well placed to benefit from huge green hydrogen outlook, attendees hear
11th April 2024 By: Martin Creamer

Green hydrogen has a massive potential future and South Africa is very well positioned to produce it, attendees of the Hydrogen Economy Discussion heard on Thursday. Most of the 90-million tonnes... 


NextSource's battery anode facility site in Mauritius
NextSource starts pilot-scale work at new battery anode site in Mauritius
11th April 2024 By: Marleny Arnoldi

TSX-listed NextSource Materials has made progress with the development of a battery anode facility in the Freeport Zone of Port Louis, Mauritius. Following a comprehensive process, the company... 


Coal stockpiles at a power station
Global coal power grew 2% last year, the most since 2016, GEM survey says
11th April 2024 By: Reuters

The world's coal-fired power capacity grew 2% last year, its highest annual increase since 2016, driven by new builds in China and decommissioning delays elsewhere, according to research published... 


Tianqi takes another shot at probing SQM-Codelco lithium deal
11th April 2024 By: Bloomberg

Chile’s SQM called another investors meeting at the request of its second-largest shareholder, Tianqi Lithium, which seeks greater clarity over a proposed deal with copper giant Codelco. The board... 


Protesters blockade Peru's Las Bambas mine after talks fall through
Protesters blockade Peru's Las Bambas mine after talks fall through
10th April 2024 By: Reuters

Peru's Las Bambas copper mine, owned by China's MMG, is facing renewed blockades of a key transport route after failed talks over donations to local development projects, a community leader said on... 


Minerals Council South Africa CEO Mzila Mthenjane
Market development of full PGMs basket is essential, Industry Day hears
10th April 2024 By: Martin Creamer

Representatives of the producers of 90% of the world’s climate-vital platinum group metals (PGMs) heard during Wednesday’s PGMs Industry Day that market development of the full PGMs basket – and... 


coal in hands
MC Mining committee reluctantly advises shareholders to accept Goldway offer
10th April 2024 By: Marleny Arnoldi

Further to Goldway Capital Investment extending the offer period to take over all the shares of coal miner MC Mining that it does not already own for A$0.16 apiece, Goldway has declared its offer... 


Trafigura is using late founder as scapegoat on scapegoat on bribes, son says
10th April 2024 By: Bloomberg

The family of Trafigura Group’s late founder Claude Dauphin has accused the trading house of using him as a “scapegoat” in its US corruption case, in an unprecedented public rebuke. Trafigura last... 


Gold bars
Silvercorp accepts Perseus’ buyout of its 15% shareholding in OreCorp
10th April 2024 By: Marleny Arnoldi

As ASX- and TSX-listed Perseus Mining’s takeover of ASX-listed OreCorp gains pace, TSX-listed Silvercorp Metals has accepted the offer to sell its 73.8-million OreCorp shares to Perseus.... 


Gold holds record high ahead of pivotal US inflation figures
Gold holds record high ahead of pivotal US inflation figures
10th April 2024 By: Bloomberg

Gold held a record high as investors positioned for US inflation data that could help shape the Federal Reserve’s outlook on interest rates. Bullion was little changed after closing at $2 352.78... 


The Spence copper concentrator
BHP set to dethrone Codelco as world’s biggest copper producer
10th April 2024 By: Bloomberg

The copper industry is about to get a new leader as BHP Group overtakes Codelco in the global producer rankings, according to Bloomberg Intelligence estimates. As long as BHP’s giant Escondida... 


Hydrogen economy, platinum group metals go together.
Platinum-linked green hydrogen set to be world’s ‘new oil’, Forbes article highlights
10th April 2024 By: Martin Creamer

There's no climate solution without hydrogen. It’s the missing piece of the clean energy puzzle, says a global CEO-led initiative that brings together leading companies with a united vision. This... 


US President Joe Biden and US flag
Institute urges US to make concerted efforts to partner with African countries on critical minerals
9th April 2024 By: Marleny Arnoldi

A study group convened by the United States Institute of Peace (USIP) has made multiple recommendations for the US government to support mutually beneficial public and private partnerships in... 


Copper mining operation in Zambia
Zambian govt grants EIA for Konkola West exploration, triggering KoBold’s earn-in drilling to start
9th April 2024 By: Marleny Arnoldi

The Zambian Minister of Mines has approved the environmental-impact assessment (EIA) that provides for a subsidiary of KoBold Metals to earn into Tertiary Minerals Zambia’s exploration licence over... 


Zinc
Excess market supply drags zinc prices lower, says BMI
9th April 2024 By: Marleny Arnoldi

Research agency BMI maintains a lower price forecast for zinc this year, at $2 500/t, compared with the yearly average price of $2 651/t in 2023, as excess market supply drags prices. BMI says an... 


Lithium market struggles to recover after epic boom and bust
Lithium market struggles to recover after epic boom and bust
9th April 2024 By: Bloomberg

A stuttering recovery in lithium prices is providing a fresh reminder of why the dramatic rally of recent years was followed by an even more breathtaking collapse: a fast-expanding industry that is... 


Aris appoints CFO, senior VP for capital markets
9th April 2024 By: Creamer Media Reporter

Toronto-listed Aris Mining has announced the appointment of Richard Orazietti as CFO and Oliver Dachsel as senior VP of capital markets. Welcoming the two new additions to Aris’ management team,... 


Botswana Diamonds chairperson John Teeling.
Artificial intelligence to be applied to Botswana Diamonds’ database
9th April 2024 By: Martin Creamer

London- and Botswana-listed diamond company Botswana Diamonds is going to apply artificial intelligence (AI) techniques to its Botswana database, the company said on Tuesday, April 9. Involved are... 


The gold market hunts for answers behind bullion’s sudden surge
The gold market hunts for answers behind bullion’s sudden surge
9th April 2024 By: Bloomberg

Gold’s scorching run to an all-time high may seem easy to explain from a distance, given the fractious geopolitical climate and murky outlook for the global economy. The precious metal is famously... 


Australian lithium miner Azure approves Rinehart-SQM takeover
8th April 2024 By: Bloomberg

Shareholders in Azure Minerals have approved the Australian lithium miner’s takeover by billionaire Gina Rinehart’s private company Hancock Prospecting and partner Sociedad Química y Minera de... 


Karst MD Guy Richards.
Use underground mines for electricity storage, optimise mine water use – Karst Hydro
8th April 2024 By: Martin Creamer

South Africa’s many underground mines can be used as batteries that store the clean electricity that the water descending for cooling can provide. At the same time, the local community could end up... 


'Data driven' players help prolong record profits in commodity trading, says McKinsey
8th April 2024 By: Reuters

The growing number of "data-driven" players such as hedge funds in the world of commodity trading has helped sustain record levels of profit, even as the volatility that supercharged earnings in... 


Former De Beers, Mountain Province exec Brown appointed Lucapa chairperson
8th April 2024 By: Sabrina Jardim

ASX-listed Lucapa Diamond Company has appointed former De Beers interim CEO and CFO Stuart Brown as independent nonexecutive chairperson and former Rothschild Australia investment banking head... 


South32 earns majority stake in Minsud’s Argentina subsidiary
8th April 2024 By: Creamer Media Reporter

Diversified miner South32 has earned a majority stake in Minera Sud Argentina (MSA), an indirect subsidiary of TSX-V-listed Minsud that owns and operates the Chita Valley project. Minsud has... 


Jeremy Weir
Succession drama grips commodity trading’s billionaire factories
8th April 2024 By: Bloomberg

Trafigura Group has fired the starting gun on an era of upheaval at the top of the commodity trading world, with some of the biggest players preparing a new generation of leaders at a moment of... 


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