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East China Engineering and Nyanza Light Metals of Richards Bay sign joint venture contracts.
Contracts advance R4.5bn titanium value-add project in KwaZulu-Natal
20th June 2023 By: Martin Creamer

The continent of Africa must industrialise as quickly as it can, South Africa’s Trade, Industry and Competition Deputy Minister Nomalungelo Gina said on Tuesday when she presided over the signing... 

Newmont pushes out Peru investment decision by two years
Newmont pushes out Peru investment decision by two years
20th June 2023 By: Mariaan Webb

Top gold producer Newmont on Tuesday announced that it would defer the full-funds investment decision for the Yanacocha Sulphides project, in Peru, for at least two years to advance its portfolio... 

Saudi Arabia’s PIF leads bidding for $2.5bn Vale base metals stake
20th June 2023 By: Bloomberg

Saudi Arabia’s Public Investment Fund is emerging as the leading bidder to acquire a stake in Vale’s multibillion-dollar nickel and copper operations, people with knowledge of the matter said. PIF... 

Chinese battery giant CATL seals $1.4bn deal to develop Bolivia lithium
20th June 2023 By: Reuters

Chinese battery giant CATL confirmed a $1.4-billion investment to help develop Bolivia's huge but largely untapped reserves of lithium, cementing on Sunday a partnership with the government made in... 

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Woodside approves $7.2bn Trion project
20th June 2023 By: Esmarie Iannucci

Australian energy major Woodside has approved the $7.2-billion Trion development in Mexico, subject to joint venture approval. Woodside’s share of capital expenditure would amount to $4.8-billion,... 

Fortescue Future Industries and Fortescue Metals Group executive chairperson and founder Dr Andrew Forrest
Apt investment in green hydrogen can provide full employment, FT Hydrogen Summit hears
19th June 2023 By: Martin Creamer

Proper investment in green hydrogen generation has the potential to provide full employment and economic growth for decades to come as well as protect the planet from devastating climate change,... 

Costs at American Lithium's Peru project up to $700m, CEO says
Costs at American Lithium's Peru project up to $700m, CEO says
19th June 2023 By: Reuters

Costs of the first phase of construction at American Lithium's Falchani lithium mine in Peru likely have risen some 20% from an original estimate to $700-million, the CEO of the firm said in an... 

Codelco must kick-start lithium industry while reviving copper output
19th June 2023 By: Reuters

Chilean President Gabriel Boric, seeking to expand the country's long-stalled lithium industry, has tasked state-owned Codelco, the world's largest copper producer, to lead the charge of developing... 

Omnia CEO Seelan Gobalsamy
Omnia achieves strong results in challenging climate
19th June 2023 By: Tasneem Bulbulia

Diversified chemicals group Omnia Holdings says it delivered a strong and resilient set of results, with improved earnings, in a challenging and volatile operating environment for the financial... 

Centaurus secures full nickel rights at Jaguar
19th June 2023 By: Esmarie Iannucci

Base metals developer Centaurus Metals has reached an agreement with Vale Base Metals to acquire all of the offtake rights for the nickel products from its Jaguar project, in Brazil, in exchange... 

Barrick CEO Mark Bristow
Copper is as strategic as gold is precious, says Barrick’s Bristow
19th June 2023 By: Bloomberg

For a company with “gold” in its name, Barrick Gold Corp. has become noticeably fixated on copper. The world’s second-largest bullion producer recently approached First Quantum Minerals to discuss... 

Lake planning phased approach at Kachi
Lake planning phased approach at Kachi
19th June 2023 By: Esmarie Iannucci

Lithium developer Lake Resources has unveiled a two phased approach to battery grade-lithium carbonate production at its Kachi brine project, in Argentina. The company on Monday said it would... 

From left, moderator Leslie Hook of the Financial Times, Baroness Brown, Christian Leysen, Tom Dimitroff and Oliver Rix.
Produce local green hydrogen in hot South Africa to add value to iron-ore, FT Hydrogen Summit hears
15th June 2023 By: Martin Creamer

As iron-ore mining in South Africa, West Africa, the Pilbara, and Brazil happen to be hot and windy places, it makes a lot of sense for the global south to produce green hydrogen on site to reduce,... 

The Kamoa-Kakula mining complex in the DRC
Ivanhoe gains shareholding in pulsed power company through HPX debt conversion
15th June 2023 By: Marleny Arnoldi

TSX-listed Ivanhoe Mines has reached an agreement with High Power Exploration (HPX) whereby a convertible loan balance of $76-million owed to Ivanhoe by HPX will be replaced by an equity investment... 

The Los Bronces mine in Chile
Anglo American and Jiangxi Copper forge alliance on responsible copper
15th June 2023 By: Creamer Media Reporter

Diversified major Anglo American has signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with one of China’s biggest copper producers, Jiangxi Copper, collaborate on responsible copper mining – from... 

Fura Gems to invest more than $200m in Colombia mine over five years
15th June 2023 By: Reuters

Dubai-based miner Fura Gems will invest $200-million in its Colombia emerald mine over the next five years, an executive said on Wednesday. The company is holding its fourth auction of uncut... 

Codelco CEO's exit puts copper giant in a bind as output stalls
Codelco CEO's exit puts copper giant in a bind as output stalls
15th June 2023 By: Reuters

SANTIAGO - The surprise exit of Chilean mining firm Codelco's CEO will put the state copper giant in a bind, analysts and insider sources said, even as it tries to revive flagging production of the... 

Ursula von der Leyen
EU and Chile to develop lithium and green hydrogen projects
15th June 2023 By: Reuters

Chile and the European Union will sign a memorandum of understanding (MOU) soon to develop value-added lithium projects in Chile, Ursula von der Leyen, president of the European Commission, said on... 

NewPeak looking at lithium in Argentina
15th June 2023 By: Esmarie Iannucci

Junior diversified explorer NewPeak Metals has unveiled new lithium plans in South America. The ASX-listed company on Thursday announced the proposed acquisition of a 25% to 30% interest in... 

Wits University DigiMine Laboratory head Ahsan Mahboob
Wits University’s DigiMine aiming to serve as green data powerhouse for mining industry
14th June 2023 By: Martin Creamer

Most mining countries have already databased their green energy minerals and critical minerals and made them public so that investors and their global partners can evaluate national production... 

EU, Argentina sign raw materials MoU with lithium in focus
14th June 2023 By: Reuters

Argentina's president and the chief of the European Union signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) on Tuesday to boost cooperation on sustainable raw materials during an event in Buenos Aires, in... 

Codelco CEO steps down as Chile copper giant faces 'complexities'
14th June 2023 By: Reuters

The CEO of Chile's state-owned mining giant Codelco is stepping down after only a year in the role, citing person reasons and "complexities" in running the world's largest copper producer. Andre... 

Minerals Council South Africa CEO Roger Baxter 
I’ll somehow re-emerge in the mining sector at some point in the future, says Baxter
13th June 2023 By: Martin Creamer

I’ll somehow re-emerge in the mining sector at some point in the future, outgoing Minerals Council South Africa CEO Roger Baxter said on Tuesday, when spoke to Mining Weekly in a Teams interview.... 

Caucharí-Olaroz achieves initial lithium production
Caucharí-Olaroz achieves initial lithium production
13th June 2023 By: Mariaan Webb

Toronto- and New York-listed Lithium Americas on Monday reported that the Caucharí-Olaroz project, in Argentina, had produced its first lower-than-battery-quality lithium carbonate as part of... 

Thyssenkrupp pulls trigger on long-awaited IPO of hydrogen division Nucera
12th June 2023 By: Reuters

Thyssenkrupp launched on Monday the long-awaited listing of its hydrogen division Nucera, suggesting its new chief executive intends to waste no time in reviving the fortunes of the embattled... 

Botswana Diamonds CEO James Campbell.
Five-year South African diamond prospecting licence awarded
12th June 2023 By: Martin Creamer

London Aim- and Botswana-listed diamond exploration company Botswana Diamonds has been granted a five-year prospecting licence on ground containing a cluster of kimberlites in South Africa.... 

A globe focused on Southern African countries
Brazil’s Lula eyes trips to Africa to boost trade, diplomacy
12th June 2023 By: Bloomberg

Brazil is seeking to mend ties with Africa, largely ignored by the Bolsonaro administration, as the government prepares for two rounds of official trips to the continent. President Luiz Inácio Lula... 

Chilean companies expected to moderate growth plans, Fitch says
12th June 2023 By: Bloomberg

Chilean companies are expected to temper their growth plans this year as the likelihood of higher taxes and labor costs dim returns on new projects, Fitch Ratings said in a note. “Fitch expects a... 

Atlantic Nickel's Santa Rita is one of the biggest nickel sulphide openpit mines in the world.
Volynets' ACG partners with Glencore, VW, Stellantis to buy Brazil nickel mines for $1bn
12th June 2023 By: Mariaan Webb

London-listed ACG Acquisition Company, a special purpose acquisition company (SPAC) headed by industry veteran Artem Volynets, will buy two Brazilian nickel mines for $1-billion, as the company... 

Copper 360 CEO Jan Nelson.
Copper 360 has R560bn worth of copper in the ground, the Junior Indaba hears
9th June 2023 By: Martin Creamer

Copper company Copper 360, which listed on the AltX of the JSE in April, has more than two-million tonnes of copper its 12 mines, which is worth R560-billion, the Junior Indaba heard this week.... 

Escondida copper mine conveyer belt faces pause after fire
Escondida copper mine conveyer belt faces pause after fire
9th June 2023 By: Reuters

 A conveyer belt at Chile's Escondida copper mine, the largest copper deposit in the world, will face a partial 100-hour pause due to a fire, an Escondida union source told Reuters on Thursday.... 

Lethabo Exploration CEO Mandy Malebe.
Woman-led Lethabo is mining iron-ore in Limpopo with offtake agreement in place
8th June 2023 By: Martin Creamer

Lethabo Exploration, which started out as an exploration company, has since transitioned into mining iron-ore, for which it has secured an offtake agreement. Lethabo, which is 100% South African... 

Lithium shortages could hand salt a starring role in EV shift
Lithium shortages could hand salt a starring role in EV shift
8th June 2023 By: Bloomberg

Carmakers who faced skyrocketing prices for lithium and other battery metals last year could increasingly adopt sodium-based cells in the future, helping to alleviate strains on raw materials as... 

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