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Gold-backed ETFs record ninth month of outflows
7th March 2024 By: Marleny Arnoldi

Gold-backed exchange-traded flows (ETFs) recorded another outflow in February, extending their losing streak to nine months, with North America in the lead. Total assets under management... 


Elemental Energy’s Dereck Armstrong.
Stationary hydrogen power highlighted as major solution by Toyota fuel cell-using developer
7th March 2024 By: Martin Creamer

When Engineering News & Mining Weekly covered last month’s local launch of BMW’s first hydrogen car fleet on South Africa's roads, we discovered that BMW’s hydrogen refilling station in Midrand is... 


$3.2bn investment commitment for SolGold’s Ecuador project
$3.2bn investment commitment for SolGold’s Ecuador project
7th March 2024 By: Mariaan Webb

London- and Toronto-listed SolGold has announced a complementary investment protection agreement (IPA) for the Cascabel project, in Ecuador. The signing of a joint declaration with the government... 


First Quantum's Panama mine closure to cost around $800m, Minister says
First Quantum's Panama mine closure to cost around $800m, Minister says
7th March 2024 By: Reuters

The cost of the closure of Canadian miner First Quantum's copper mine in Panama is estimated at around $800-million, Trade and Industry Minister Jorge Rivera said on Wednesday. An inter-ministry... 


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M&R gets back on track with narrowed losses, lower debt
6th March 2024 By: Darren Parker

JSE-listed Murray & Roberts (M&R) has reported a significant year-on-year reduction in its attributable loss for the six months ended December 31, 2023, signalling a positive turn in its financial... 


World Platinum Investment Council Director of Research Edward Sterck.
Automotive demand for platinum expected to hit seven-year high this year
6th March 2024 By: Martin Creamer

This year could potentially turn out to be quite an interesting year for platinum as a commodity and also as an investment, with the 2023 platinum market deficit of 878  000 oz forecast to be... 


Future of First Quantum mine is for the people of Panama to decide, US official says
Future of First Quantum mine is for the people of Panama to decide, US official says
6th March 2024 By: Reuters

A dispute between First Quantum Minerals and Panama over the Canadian company's flagship copper mine in the Central American nation is an issue for the people of Panama to decide, a top US official... 


Gold steady after surging to record on rate-cut bets, haven bids
Gold steady after surging to record on rate-cut bets, haven bids
6th March 2024 By: Bloomberg

Gold steadied after surging to a record high in the previous session, boosted by expectations for US rate cuts, geopolitical tensions and the risk of a pullback for equity markets. Bullion rose to... 


Sibanye-Stillwater CEO Neal Froneman
Sibanye-Stillwater highlights its full confidence in price-hit platinum group metals
5th March 2024 By: Martin Creamer

While the operating environment remains challenging, with macro-economic and geo-political uncertainty persisting, the medium- to long-term view of Sibanye-Stillwater remains largely unchanged on... 


Menar MD Vuslat Bayoglu
South Africa's Menar clinches mining MoU with government of Gabon
5th March 2024 By: Martin Creamer

South Africa’s consistently advancing mining investment company Menar has signed a memorandum of agreement with the government of Gabon. “We think that Gabon is one of the promising countries when... 


Gold touches $2 100 as traders scoop up metal on rate cut bets
Gold touches $2 100 as traders scoop up metal on rate cut bets
5th March 2024 By: Bloomberg

Gold is within striking distance of a new record high as the market bets the first US interest-rate cut since early 2020 is near. The precious metal briefly rose above $2 100/oz Monday, the... 


Terry Heymann
Opinion: From mine to market – building a more transparent and trusted gold supply chain
5th March 2024

In this article, World Gold Council (WGC) CFO Terry Heymann argues that the disclosure of a miner’s refining partners will support recognition of a trusted eco-system that will grow over time and... 


Northam Platinum CEO Paul Dunne.
New solar farm being built in Limpopo, wind boost on way from W Cape – Northam
4th March 2024 By: Martin Creamer

Platinum group metals (PGMs) mining company Northam Platinum has begun construction of an 80 MW solar power farm at its Zondereinde operation in Limpopo – and the Johannesburg Stock Exchange-listed... 


Lake Resources deepens cost-cutting actions
Lake Resources deepens cost-cutting actions
4th March 2024 By: Mariaan Webb

Lithium developer Lake Resources on Monday announced further cost reductions to extend its financial runway and better position the company to complete a strategic partner selection process for its... 


Chile wants 3 or 4 new lithium projects running in 2026, Finance Minister says
4th March 2024 By: Reuters

Chile wants to have three or four new lithium projects operational by 2026, the country's Minister of Finance Mario Marcel said on Saturday. The South American country - the world's largest copper... 


China’s Jiangxi Copper buys $212m of First Quantum shares
China’s Jiangxi Copper buys $212m of First Quantum shares
3rd March 2024 By: Bloomberg

First Quantum Minerals’ second-largest shareholder bought an additional C$287.5-million in shares of the Canadian metals producer that’s been hurt by the forced closure of its flagship copper mine... 


PTM shareholders show strong support for new directors
1st March 2024 By: Marleny Arnoldi

TSX- and NYSE-listed Platinum Group Metals (PTM) has announced its board of directors as voted for by shareholders at an annual general meeting on February 29, which had a turnout of shareholders... 


Northam CEO Paul Dunne.
Platinum remains in fundamental deficit – Northam
1st March 2024 By: Martin Creamer

Platinum remains in fundamental deficit, Northam CEO Paul Dunne emphasised at the company’s presentation on Friday, which reported a strong performance from all group operations in the six months... 


Nickel may flip to deficit on Indonesia hurdles, Macquarie warns
Nickel may flip to deficit on Indonesia hurdles, Macquarie warns
1st March 2024 By: Bloomberg

The global nickel market could swing to a surprise deficit this year if growth in Indonesian output is constrained by slow mining permit approvals, according to Macquarie Group Ltd. While the... 


Top Codelco execs see debt growing as production recovers
Top Codelco execs see debt growing as production recovers
1st March 2024 By: Reuters

Top executives of Chile's State-run Codelco, the largest copper producer in the world, expect the company's debt to continue increasing as it adjusts cost estimates to revamp key mines. In a... 


Barrick's Bulyanhulu mine, in Tanzania
New chemical tech at Barrick’s Buylanhulu mine results in cleaner tailings, better recoveries
1st March 2024 By: Marleny Arnoldi

Following a successful trial of chemical technologies provider Draslovka’s GlyCat glycine leaching technology at global miner Barrick Gold’s Buylanhulu mine, in Tanzania, the gold miner has started... 


Paul Dunne
Northam declares cash dividend, boosts self-generation
1st March 2024 By: Martin Creamer

Johannesburg Stock Exchange-listed mining company Northam Platinum on Friday declared a cash interim dividend after reporting strong performance from all group operations in the six months to the... 


Centaurus defers Brazil downstream refinery study
Centaurus defers Brazil downstream refinery study
1st March 2024 By: Mariaan Webb

Amid a dramatic change in nickel market conditions over the past few months, Australia’s Centaurus Metals has deferred plans for a nickel sulphate refinery in Brazil and will instead focus on a... 


Implats group executive: refining and marketing Sifiso Sibiya.
Implats experiencing strong PGMs demand, working on pulling hydrogen uptake closer
1st March 2024 By: Martin Creamer

Platinum group metals (PGM) mining, refining, and marketing company Implats, which reported solid production in a low-price environment on Thursday, is ironically still experiencing strong demand... 


Implats CEO Nico Muller
Implats expecting phased reduction in group output
29th February 2024 By: Martin Creamer

A phased reduction in group output owing to a probable decline in production from Impala Canada and Mimosa in Zimbabwe is likely from platinum group metals (PGMs) mining and marketing company... 


Anglo American's Africa and Australia Regional Director Themba Mkhwanazi.
Project finance clinched for 520 MW South African wind, solar projects – Anglo
29th February 2024 By: Martin Creamer

Johannesburg- and London-listed diversified mining and marketing company Anglo American announced on Thursday that jointly owned renewable energy venture with EDF Renewables, Envusa Energy, has... 


SSR retracts guidance for Çöpler, workers remain missing
SSR retracts guidance for Çöpler, workers remain missing
29th February 2024 By: Mariaan Webb

Vancouver-based SSR Mining has retracted its previously issued 2024 and long-term guidance forecasts for the Çöpler mine, in Türkiye, following a significant slip on the heap leach pad earlier this... 


Excess capacity to keep pressure on lithium prices, says SQM
Excess capacity to keep pressure on lithium prices, says SQM
29th February 2024 By: Mariaan Webb

New York- and Santiago-listed Sociedad Química y Minera de Chile (SQM) has posted a sharp drop in full-year earnings, despite lithium volumes reaching new record levels as spodumene concentrate... 


Implats CEO Nico Muller.
Low prices hit profitability of strongly producing Implats
29th February 2024 By: Martin Creamer

The significant decline in platinum group metal (PGM) prices during 2023 has resulted in notably lower group profitability, despite disciplined cost control across several operations, PGMs mining... 


Mining Minister Aurora Williams
Chile to define lithium contracts by June, Mining Minister says
29th February 2024 By: Reuters

Chile’s government expects to lay out by March the broad terms of lithium contracts to be offered under a new public-private partnership model, Mining Minister Aurora Williams told reporters on... 


AECI CEO Holger Riemensperger
Amid disposals, AECI aligns internationalisation strategy to regions geared for rapid critical minerals growth
28th February 2024 By: Terence Creamer

JSE-listed AECI, which is undergoing far-reaching restructuring to re-focus on its core mining and chemicals businesses and reduce debt, reports strong initial interest in the six noncore companies... 


Cleaner-fuelled Anglo ship built by Shanghai shipbuilder.
Anglo’s tenth emission-cutting ship contributing to cleaner, greener maritime industry
28th February 2024 By: Martin Creamer

The contribution of diversified mining company Anglo American to a cleaner, greener maritime industry is highlighted by this week’s delivery of the last of ten emission-cutting ships. The maiden... 


Eastport Ventures CEO Robin Birchall
Eastport appoints mining veteran Birchall as CEO
28th February 2024 By: Marleny Arnoldi

Canadian miner Eastport Ventures has appointed Robin Birchall CEO effective immediately. He brings to the board more than 20 years of experience in the investment banking sector within the mining... 


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