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Platinum bar.
Supply-demand trend favours platinum over palladium – Deutsche Bank Research
15th January 2024 By: Martin Creamer

The convergence in platinum and palladium prices is likely to go further. Fundamentals point more positively for platinum into 2025 on a better autocatalyst demand trend. 


Thor increases production guidance for 2024
15th January 2024 By: Marleny Arnoldi

Thor Explorations has set its production guidance for the new year at between 95 000 oz and 100 000 oz of gold following solid production of 84 609 oz last year. The TSX-V and Aim-listed miner... 


PTM progresses studies towards PGMs smelter, refinery in Saudi Arabia
15th January 2024 By: Marleny Arnoldi

Canada-headquartered miner Platinum Group Metals (PTM) continues to progress a market study that seeks to identify potential global sources of platinum group metals (PGMs) concentrate that could... 


BYD in talks with Brazil's Sigma Lithium on supply deal - FT
15th January 2024 By: Reuters

Chinese electric car-maker BYD has held talks with Brazil's Sigma Lithium over a possible supply agreement, joint venture or acquisition, the Financial Times reported on Sunday. BYD met Sigma CEO... 


Codelco caps worst year in quarter century with copper production drop
Codelco caps worst year in quarter century with copper production drop
15th January 2024 By: Bloomberg

Codelco indicated copper output declined last quarter from a year earlier, as the world’s biggest producer of the red metal strives to recover from mining mishaps and project delays. Production... 


Communities agree to end roadblocks at Chile lithium operations
15th January 2024 By: Bloomberg

Indigenous communities in northern Chile agreed to lift roadblocks that have restricted access to the country’s giant lithium operations since January 9. Members of the the regional indigenous... 


Codelco reaches deal with supervisers union at Chuquicamata copper mine
Codelco reaches deal with supervisers union at Chuquicamata copper mine
12th January 2024 By: Reuters

Chile's State-owned Codelco, the world's largest copper producer, said on Friday it had reached an agreement on a new contract with the union representing supervisors in its Chuquicamata division.... 


JSE business development manager Patrycja Kula-Verster
JSE presents opportunity for critical mineral miners to access capital
12th January 2024 By: Martin Creamer

Critical mineral demand is growing significantly at a time when South Africa has a pressing need to reawaken its public markets – two crucial needs that can be fulfilled in one go by companies... 


Mining industry sees a way to navigate narco crisis in Ecuador
12th January 2024 By: Bloomberg

Ecuador’s budding mining industry sees a way through the violent mayhem sweeping the country, with operating mines and development projects expected to carry on as planned after stepping up... 


BMI lowers outlook for nickel price
11th January 2024 By: Marleny Arnoldi

Research firm BMI has revised downward its nickel price forecast for this year to $20 000/t from $20 600/t as the market remains in a supply glut. Simultaneously, weak Mainland Chinese demand and... 


Diamcor returns focus to growing Krone-Endora project following turbulent 2023
11th January 2024 By: Marleny Arnoldi

Canadian miner Diamcor Mining says it will turn its focus back to the advancement and growth of its Krone-Endora at Venetia project, in South Africa’s Limpopo province, this year, following various... 


Gold Fields sells stake in Rusoro Mining
11th January 2024 By: Creamer Media Reporter

Bullion miner Gold Fields has sold its entire shareholding in Rusoro Mining – a gold producer and explorer with a large land position in Venezuela – for an initial $62.3-million, it announced on... 


166 ct Type IIa diamond
Lucara recovers 166 ct diamond from Karowe mine
11th January 2024 By: Marleny Arnoldi

Canadian miner Lucara Diamond Corporation has recovered a 166 ct diamond from the Karowe diamond mine, in Botswana. The Type IIa diamond was recovered in the Coarse X-Ray Transmission unit at... 


American Lithium triples value of Peru project to $5bn
American Lithium triples value of Peru project to $5bn
11th January 2024 By: Creamer Media Reporter

TSX-V-listed American Lithium has reported a “very large” increase in the value of its Falchani project, in Peru, with the 2024 preliminary economic assessment (PEA) calculating an aftertax net... 


Heraeus Precious Metals EVP Dr Philipp Walter
Hydrogen economy poised as key growth booster for platinum group metals – Heraeus
11th January 2024 By: Martin Creamer

The hydrogen economy is an important new growth area for platinum group metals (PGMs) and, in turn, PGMs are pivotal for hydrogen production and application across a broad front. Accentuating this... 


First Quantum's shut Panama copper mine to present initial preservation plan
First Quantum's shut Panama copper mine to present initial preservation plan
11th January 2024 By: Reuters

The Panama unit of Canadian miner First Quantum Minerals said Wednesday that it will present to government officials the first phase of its mine preservation plan on January 16, according to a... 


Supported are production, transport, storage, industrial application, fuel cell energising and recycling.
Major new global hydrogen thrust brightens spotlight on platinum group metals
10th January 2024 By: Martin Creamer

A major new initiative by long-standing South Africa associate Heraeus Precious Metals this week drew renewed and intensified attention to the widespread role of platinum group metals (PGMs) in the... 


Union members stage demonstration at First Quantum's Panama mine
10th January 2024 By: Bloomberg

Hundreds of Panamanian construction workers staged a demonstration at a shuttered copper mine that has become the subject of nationalistic sentiment in the Central American nation. Members of the... 


Battery metal price plunge is closing mines and stalling deals
Battery metal price plunge is closing mines and stalling deals
10th January 2024 By: Bloomberg

A meltdown in some of the most-hyped energy-transition metals is wreaking havoc across the mining world, stalling projects, scuppering deals and triggering a scramble for cash that promises to... 


Si6 to acquire Brazil REE licences
9th January 2024 By: Schalk Burger

ASX-listed critical metals and minerals explorer Si6 Metals expects to complete the acquisition of a 50% interest in a portfolio of exploration licences in Brazil from exploration firm Foxfire... 


Melanie Naidoo-Vermaak
Sibanye-Stillwater announces forceful C-suite sustainability appointment
9th January 2024 By: Martin Creamer

Johannesburg- and New York-listed mining company Sibanye-Stillwater has appointed Melanie Naidoo-Vermaak as chief sustainability officer, effective January 1. “Sustainability/ESG is a strategic... 


SSR appoints Malchuck to board
9th January 2024 By: Marleny Arnoldi

TSX- and ASX-listed SSR Mining has appointed Daniel Malchuck to its board effective January 8. He will also serve on the board’s technical, safety and sustainability committee.  


Tianqi, LG, Eramet explore lithium options in Chile meetings
Tianqi, LG, Eramet explore lithium options in Chile meetings
8th January 2024 By: Bloomberg

Some of the biggest players in the global battery supply chain held meetings with Chilean authorities late last year as the country with the biggest reserves of lithium gets ready to open up new... 


Peruvian miner Buenaventura sees Antofagasta as ally in copper growth plans
8th January 2024 By: Bloomberg

After a few weeks digesting Antofagasta’s surprise entry into its shareholder register, Buenaventura sees the new investor as an ally in its copper growth plans rather than a rival eying control of... 


A palladium bar
Palladium falls as concern EVs will destroy demand returns to the fore
7th January 2024 By: Reuters

Palladium prices fell by 3% on Thursday as concern the take-up of electric vehicles will destroy long-term demand unravelled some of the December gains that followed Britain's expansion of... 


Endeavour Mining's Agbaou mine
Gold CEO scandal is latest black eye for mining as setbacks mount
7th January 2024 By: Bloomberg

Endeavour Mining’s shock firing of its chief executive has capped a miserable three months for the global mining industry — and an equally painful period for its shareholders. The world’s biggest... 


Workers at First Quantum's shuttered Panama mine warn of threat to 'invade' site
4th January 2024 By: Reuters

The union representing workers at First Quantum's copper mine in Panama on Wednesday warned of another union's plan to "invade" the site next week, the latest face-off over the now-shuttered mine... 


Chile President praises Codelco, SQM lithium deal ensuring State control
28th December 2023 By: Reuters

Chile's President Gabriel Boric hailed the formation of a new government-controlled lithium partnership that fuses assets of State-run Codelco with private miner SQM, as the leftist leader advances... 


Gold Fields pushes back production at Key Chilean mine again
28th December 2023 By: Bloomberg

Gold Fields cut its production outlook for 2024 after announcing a new delay at a major project in Chile. The Johannesburg-listed company now expects to produce first gold at its Salares Norte... 


Giyani Metals CEO Danny Keating.
IDC-funded Canada-Botswana battery manganese demo plant to be built in Joburg
20th December 2023 By: Martin Creamer

Giyani Metals is a company listed on the TSX Venture Exchange in Toronto, Canada. Through its wholly-owned Botswana subsidiary Menzi Battery Metals, Giyani is the owner of the past producing K.Hill... 


Antofagasta's Centinela mine
Antofagasta to invest $4.4bn in Centinela expansion
20th December 2023 By: Chanel de Bruyn

Chilean copper miner Antofagasta has approved the construction of its Centinela Second Concentrator project, which will add 170 000 t/y of copper-equivalent to the company's production. "The... 


De Beers CEO Al Cook
De Beers' sales increase to $130m in final 2023 cycle
20th December 2023 By: Creamer Media Reporter

Diamond miner De Beers' final sales cycle of this year has generated $130-million, an improvement on the $86-million in sales recorded in the ninth sales cycle of this year. Sales were, however,... 


Bear Creek Mining appoints CFO
20th December 2023 By: Creamer Media Reporter

Gold and silver miner Bear Creek Mining Corporation has appointed Fernando Ragone CFO, with effect from December 18. Ragone, a mining finance executive with 28 years of experience, has held senior... 


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