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Jupiter Mines chairperson Ian Murray
South Africa’s community engagement ahead of global peers, manganese AGM hears
6th December 2023 By: Martin Creamer

The South African mining industry is years ahead of its international peers when it comes to local and community engagement, Australia-listed Jupiter Mines, which owns 49.9% of the Tshipi manganese... 

Mining's net fixed capital formation, shown in blue, must be boosted.
Greenfield investment lagging badly, mining’s contribution to economy halved
1st December 2023 By: Martin Creamer

The growth of investment in fresh new greenfield mining projects is lagging badly and the contribution of the South African mining industry to the national economy has more than halved in the last... 

Explorer Forsan sets out to raise C$200m
30th November 2023 By: Creamer Media Reporter

Copper/zinc/gold/silver exploration company Foran Mining has announced a brokered private placement to raise C$200-million. BMO Capital Markets is the sole bookrunner and co-lead agent, together... 

Polymetals raises cash for Endeavour mine
30th November 2023 By: Mariaan Webb

Australian exploration company Polymetals Resources has announced an one-for-six nonrenounceable rights issue of new shares to raise up to A$8.12-million. Executive chairperson David Sproule will... 

Maiden resource estimate for Variscan’s San Jose
28th November 2023 By: Mariaan Webb

ASX-listed Variscan Mines has announced a maiden mineral resource estimate (MRE) of 1.1-million tonnes at 9% zinc and 1.2% lead at the San Jose mine, in northern Spain. The project is centred... 

Former Nedbank investment banker Paul Miller.
New Utshalo has potential to boost mining IPOs, enliven public markets
24th November 2023 By: Martin Creamer

South Africa has a pressing need to reawaken its public markets and the new Utshalo must be complimented for setting out to do just that. New mining capital raisings have become too few and far... 

A scientist sieves a sample of tin placer tailings in Cassiterite Creek on the western Seward Peninsula of Alaska
Investigating tailings dumps for in-demand minerals
24th November 2023

US State geology department the US Geological Survey (USGS) has invested more than $2-million into studying the potential to source critical mineral resources in mine waste such as mine tailings,... 

ARM founder and executive chairperson Dr Patrice Motsepe and Wits ARM Building.
African Rainbow Minerals provides R20-million for Wits University research
23rd November 2023 By: Martin Creamer

Diversified mining company African Rainbow Minerals (ARM) is supporting postdoctoral research into water, energy and digitalisation at the University of the Witwatersrand (Wits) in Johannesburg.... 

Integrated Geoscience Solutions Technical Director Dr David Khoza.
Imperative that exploration plan be implemented as matter of urgency – Khoza
17th November 2023 By: Martin Creamer

If South Africa is not to be left out of the exploration boom, spurred by the immense mineral resources required to develop technologies needed to achieve net zero, it is imperative that the... 

Sibanye-Stillwater CEO Neal Froneman.
Renewables now critical part of metal mining thinking, says Sibanye-Stillwater
14th November 2023 By: Martin Creamer

Renewables have become a critical part of metal mining thinking, the Sibanye-Stillwater Battery Metals Investor Day 2023 audience heard on Tuesday. “If you look at electricity, renewables are... 

The Prieska copper/zinc mine
Clover Alloys says it 'believes in' potential of Orion Minerals' projects, despite not exercising share options
14th November 2023 By: Creamer Media Reporter

Privately owned South African mining group Clover Alloys has decided to not exercise additional share options in ASX- and JSE-listed Orion Minerals, but remains a significant shareholder in the... 

Zinc jumps on supply worries, Russian project fire report
8th November 2023 By: Reuters

Zinc prices touched the highest in over a month on Wednesday on concerns about supply after reports of a fire at a Russian mine project and after recent mine suspensions. Three-month zinc on the... 

Site of Prieska copper-zinc mining development.
World will stop without copper but price not reflecting upcoming needs
6th November 2023 By: Martin Creamer

Copper and zinc mine development company Orion Minerals is well placed to take advantage of the projected copper shortfall in the second half of this decade with its portfolio of short lead-time,... 

Stillwater mine in the US.
Sibanye-Stillwater continuing to assess operational positioning
2nd November 2023 By: Martin Creamer

With the global macroeconomic environment remaining challenging, Sibanye-Stillwater is continuing to assess the positioning of its operations for optimal performance and sustainability through the... 

Nyrstar says to suspend operations at two US zinc mines
1st November 2023 By: Reuters

Nyrstar said it plans to temporarily close two zinc mines in the US state of Tennessee at the end of November due to weak prices and the impact of inflation. Dutch-based Nyrstar, majority owned by... 

BurnStar CEO Dr Johan Brand with test reactor.
Hydrogen plant buildout plan under way at metals smelter in Rustenburg
1st November 2023 By: Martin Creamer

Work has begun on the development of a hydrogen plant at the smelting site in Rustenburg of Ironveld, the London Aim-listed speciality metals producer. The required funds have been raised to... 

Orion is developing three complementary base metal production hubs in the Northern Cape.
Orion advancing towards operational commencement at Prieska in Northern Cape
31st October 2023 By: Martin Creamer

Johannesburg- and Sydney-listed Orion Minerals has continued its transition to mine developer and operator at the Prieska copper/zinc mine in South Africa’s Northern Cape. The diversified base... 

BlackRock says buy metals companies if you care about the climate
BlackRock says buy metals companies if you care about the climate
30th October 2023 By: Bloomberg

Investors are missing a big opportunity to profit from the energy transition because they have an outdated view of the metals and mining industry, according to one of the sector’s most influential... 

Glencore chrome ore conveyance.
Full-year Glencore production guidance remains largely in line
30th October 2023 By: Martin Creamer

Full-year 2023 production guidance of London- and Johannesburg-listed diversified mining and marketing company Glencore remains largely in line with previous guidance. An exception is nickel,... 

Three men in PPE at a core sampling drill near the Brandberg West mine, in the Erongo region
Exploration starts at Namibia prospect
27th October 2023

This month, Namibia-based lithium, tin and tantalum miner Andrada Mining confirmed its starting of an initial exploration programme at the Brandberg West exploration licence, at the opencast... 

Prime Minister Anthony Albanese is visiting the US this week.
Australia unveils A$2bn critical minerals boost
25th October 2023 By: Mariaan Webb

In a move that underscores Australia’s goal to secure its position as a global leader in critical minerals, Prime Minister Anthony Albanese has unveiled a A$2-billion expansion in critical minerals... 

NSW grants Aurelia mining lease for Federation project
24th October 2023 By: Creamer Media Reporter

The New South Wales government has granted ASX-listed Aurelia Metals a mining lease for its Federation zinc, lead and gold project. The lease covers 3 885 ha and has been granted for 21 years. 

South Africa Manganese's Hotazel mine in the Northern Cape.
South32 reports record quarterly production at South Africa Manganese
23rd October 2023 By: Martin Creamer

South Africa Manganese continued its strong performance in the three months to September 30, when it increased saleable production by 7% to a record 628 000 wet metric tonnes (wmt), South32... 

Nexa closes $320m sustainability-linked facility
20th October 2023 By: Creamer Media Reporter

Latin America-focused zinc producer Nexa Resources said on Friday it had successfully closed a $320-million sustainability-linked revolving credit facility. The new facility has a term of five... 

Image shows the Mt Isa operations
Curtain falls on Mt Isa underground copper mine
18th October 2023 By: Esmarie Iannucci

After more than 60 years of copper mining, the Mt Isa underground copper mine and concentrator, in Queensland, as well as the Lady Loretta zinc mine, will close in the second half of 2025, with the... 

Image shows stacked zinc bars
Endeavor restart to cost A$23.7m
16th October 2023 By: Esmarie Iannucci

A mine restart study for the Endeavor silver/zinc/lead mine, in New South Wales, estimates that the project will require a capital investment of A$23.7-million and could support an initial ten-year... 

Develop adds to Woodlawn mine life
11th October 2023 By: Esmarie Iannucci

Junior Develop has announced a 40% increase in the resource estimate for its Woodlawn copper/zinc mine, in New South Wales, paving the way for an increased mine life from the current seven years to... 

Orion Minerals to complete board review by year-end
10th October 2023 By: Creamer Media Reporter

ASX- and JSE-listed Orion Minerals expects to complete the review of its board composition and to appoint new suitable candidates during the quarter to end December 31. Orion initiated the review... 

Zinc ingots
Zinc study group now sees market surplus for 2023
10th October 2023 By: Reuters

The global refined zinc market will see a surplus of 248 000 metric tons in 2023 compared with a previously forecast deficit of 45,000 tons due to slower than expected demand growth, the... 

From left to right Harry Dempsey, Douglas Johnson-Poensgen, Kunal Sinha, Louise Assem, and Trond Olaf Christophersen.
Essential integration of mining with circular economy highlighted at FT Mining Summit
9th October 2023 By: Martin Creamer

Circularity is already practised at many mine sites, which use circular principles to reduce waste and conserve water. But to achieve full circularity for products – from production to consumption... 

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