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Arcadium Lithium says Argentina operation not affected by court ban
Arcadium Lithium says Argentina operation not affected by court ban
18th March 2024 By: Reuters

Global lithium mining firm Arcadium Lithium said on Friday that its operations in the northern Argentina region of Catamarca would not be impacted by a ruling by a provincial court blocking the... 


Barrick CEO Mark Bristow
Barrick tackling Pueblo Viejo ‘teething problems’
15th March 2024 By: Mariaan Webb

Gold and copper miner Barrick has experienced “teething problems” at its flagship Dominican Republic growth project, CEO Mark Bristow said on Friday, but added that the Pueblo Viejo expansion... 


Platinum cathode required in PEM fuel cells to convert hydrogen to electricity. Heraeus infographic.
Major new gigafactory fuel cell thrust enlivening demand outlook for platinum
15th March 2024 By: Martin Creamer

A major new fuel cell thrust in North America is enlivening the outlook for platinum and helping the world advance further along the road to net zero. Emphasising that the advancement of the... 


Copper surges past $9 000 with supply threats stacking up
Copper surges past $9 000 with supply threats stacking up
15th March 2024 By: Bloomberg

Copper rallied above $9 000 a ton — its highest level in 11 months — as investors react to the risk that global supply challenges will tilt the market back into deficit. The metal, seen as a... 


Hot Chili and PLL to study bulk port facility
15th March 2024 By: Creamer Media Reporter

Dual-listed Hot Chili has executed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with Puerto Las Losas (PLL) to evaluate bulk tonnage loading alternatives for copper concentrates from the Costa Fuego... 


Albemarle plans to auction lithium with aim of ‘fair’ valuation
Albemarle plans to auction lithium with aim of ‘fair’ valuation
15th March 2024 By: Bloomberg

The world’s biggest lithium producer, Albemarle, plans to sell some of its metal in auctions, which it says will help make an opaque market more transparent. Albemarle has outlined a bidding model... 


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Economic and geopolitical uncertainty supporting strong gold demand and prices
15th March 2024 By: Sabrina Jardim

Amid economic uncertainties and rising inflation, total gold demand, including over-the-counter (OTC) demand, reached a new record of 4 899 t in 2023, thereby supporting the highest yearly average... 


Exxaro media briefing.
Wind generation up, solar operational soon, Exxaro reports
14th March 2024 By: Martin Creamer

Group wind power generation last year increased by 8% and the Lephalale solar power project is on its way to being operational in the first quarter of next year, Exxaro CE Dr Nombasa Tsengwa... 


Exxaro CE Dr Nombasa Tsengwa.
Exxaro declares R5.4bn dividends, green energy business thriving
14th March 2024 By: Martin Creamer

Diversified mining company Exxaro, with interests in the coal, energy and ferrous markets, has declared final and special dividends. The share dividend of R10.10 a share is roughly R3.4-billion and... 


Glencore should keep its coal mines, investor says
Glencore should keep its coal mines, investor says
14th March 2024 By: Bloomberg

Glencore should keep its coal business even after it completes a deal to buy Teck Resources Ltd.’s coal-mining unit, according to shareholder Tribeca Investment Partners. Coal mine ownership has... 


Work under way at the Black Rock manganese operation.
New level of Transnet transparency much improved – ARM
13th March 2024 By: Martin Creamer

Since the new leadership at State rail enterprise Transnet has began engaging with South Africa's mining industry, the level of transparency has been “much, much improved”, according to African... 


Unctad develops digital solution to promote new critical mineral discoveries
13th March 2024 By: Schalk Burger

To prevent a production gap of critical and energy minerals amid burgeoning demand to keep global warming within the 1.5 °C targeted under the Paris Agreement, the United Nations Conference on... 


Methane emissions in the oil and gas industry
Energy industry’s methane emissions near record despite pledges
13th March 2024 By: Bloomberg

Global methane emissions from fossil fuels held near a record high last year, the International Energy Agency (IEA) said in its annual 'Methane Tracker' report, renewing concerns that governments... 


African Rainbow Minerals Executive Chairperson Dr Patrice Motsepe.
Right things are being done with Transnet, right things will be done with Eskom – Motsepe
12th March 2024 By: Martin Creamer

Dr Patrice Motsepe, the founder and chairperson of diversified mining company African Rainbow Minerals (ARM), has expressed confidence in the direction being taken by South Africa’s State transport... 


After massive bust, global lithium market shows signs of life
After massive bust, global lithium market shows signs of life
12th March 2024 By: Bloomberg

After a spectacular bust, battery-metal lithium is showing tentative signs of life on speculation the retracement that convulsed the market last year has forced the conditions for a recovery. The... 


Drilling at the Kachi project area in Argentina
A$20m equity raising for Lake’s Kachi project
12th March 2024 By: Creamer Media Reporter

Australia’s Lake Resources has announced an equity raising of up to A$20-million to provide funding capacity to support the delivery of a strategic partnership process for the Kachi project, in... 


From left Orion Resource Partners’ Andrew Ham, Rigel’s Stephen Saunders, Aurous CEO Richard Floyd, Citi’s Michael Cramer, and Citi South Africa’s Flint McGregor.
South African gold producer to go public in combination with US group
11th March 2024 By: Martin Creamer

South African gold producer Aurous, which owns and operates the Blyvoor gold mine and the Gauta tailings retreatment project on Gauteng's West Rand, has announced plans to go public through a... 


African Rainbow Minerals (ARM) CEO Phillip Tobias.
ARM CEO commends workforce for heeding clarion call to improve volume, cost, grade
11th March 2024 By: Martin Creamer

Full ownership and execution of factors that are within management’s control are being elevated to the highest possible level by African Rainbow Minerals (ARM) CEO Phillip Tobias. ARM has sharpened... 


Neodymium
Mkango, CoTec appoint engineering experts to aid with feasibility study in the US
11th March 2024 By: Marleny Arnoldi

Aim-listed Mkango Resources and partner TSX-V-listed CoTec have appointed two US-based engineering solutions companies to engineer and design a rare earth elements magnet recycling plant and... 


Gold bars
Gold pushes toward record as test of $2 200 looms on Fed outlook
11th March 2024 By: Bloomberg

Gold rose toward a record on expectations the US Federal Reserve will move to cut interest rates this year as inflation cools. Bullion for immediate delivery edged higher on Monday after rallying... 


Gold Fields' Khanyisa solar plant at South Deep
Gold Fields to build its biggest renewable energy project yet at St Ives
11th March 2024 By: Marleny Arnoldi

JSE- and NYSE-listed Gold Fields’ board has approved a A$296-million, or $195-million, renewable energy project to be built at the St Ives mine, in Western Australia. The plant, comprising 42 MW... 


Iron-ore woes deepen as inventories in China keep piling up
Iron-ore woes deepen as inventories in China keep piling up
11th March 2024 By: Bloomberg

Iron-ore slumped almost 5% — heading toward the $110 a ton mark — as disappointing demand in China left the market lumbered with bulging inventories. The steelmaking material has tumbled by almost... 


Worker dies in accident at Codelco's Radomiro Tomic mine in northern Chile
11th March 2024 By: Reuters

Chilean state-owned mining company Codelco said that a worker died in an accident on Friday afternoon at Radomiro Tomic copper mine in the country's north. Activities were suspended at the area of... 


Vale CEO to keep job through 2024 as miner seeks successor
Vale CEO to keep job through 2024 as miner seeks successor
11th March 2024 By: Bloomberg

Vale CEO Eduardo Bartolomeo will retain his job through December while one of the world’s biggest mining companies conducts a search for a successor, according to people familiar with the matter.... 


Copper production by Chile's Codelco slides, others climb in January
11th March 2024 By: Reuters

Copper production at Chile's top miners closed out January unevenly, with state giant Codelco slipping in the month, according to data released by the Chilean Copper Commission (Cochilco) on... 


Inca Minerals closes up shop in Peru
8th March 2024 By: Mariaan Webb

Australian exploration company Inca Minerals has resolved to cease operations in Peru, after failing to make any progress in extended discussions with potential joint venture (JV) partners for the... 


African Rainbow Minerals Executive Chairperson Dr Patrice Motsepe.
We are committed to confronting climate change – ARM
8th March 2024 By: Martin Creamer

African Rainbow Minerals (ARM) executive chairperson Dr Patrice Motsepe said during Friday’s presentation of dividend-yielding results that his diversified mining company is committed to... 


AngloGold Ashanti incoming chairperson Jochen Tilk
AngloGold appoints Jochen Tilk to succeed Ramos as chairperson
8th March 2024 By: Marleny Arnoldi

Global miner AngloGold Ashanti has appointed Jochen Tilk chairperson effective May 28, subject to his re-election at an annual general meeting on the same day. This follows after the incumbent... 


Gold bars
Perseus extends OreCorp takeover offer window to April 19
8th March 2024 By: Marleny Arnoldi

ASX-listed Perseus Mining has released a second supplementary bidder’s statement in relation to its off-market takeover bid for all issued ordinary shares of fellow-listed OreCorp, which extends... 


New Brazil copper mine gearing up to start production
8th March 2024 By: Mariaan Webb

Construction of the Tucumã mine, in Brazil, is nearing completion and dual-listed Ero Copper is now gearing up for production to begin in the second half of this year. The $310-million new mine... 


ARM Executive Chairperson Dr Patrice Motsepe.
ARM declares interim dividend from robust net cash position
8th March 2024 By: Martin Creamer

Diversified mining company African Rainbow Minerals (ARM) on Friday declared an interim dividend for the six months ended December 31, when ARM had net cash of R7.9-billion. The interim dividend of... 


Gold bars
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... 


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