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Zinc producer Nexa expects high prices as Europe smelters shut
14th October 2022 By: Reuters

South American zinc and copper producer Nexa Resources expects tight supplies of zinc metals globally due to smelter closures in Europe as energy prices skyrocket, a situation that is boosting... 


Shell VP Sectoral Decarbonisation & Innovation Grischa Sauerberg.
Shell consortium accelerating electrification of mine haul trucks
12th October 2022 By: Martin Creamer

Transitioning oil, gas, fuels and lubricants company Shell has established a nine-member consortium to create electrification solutions for mining sites. The electrification offers a shift away... 


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Orion trials water treatment tech at Prieska to produce agri-nutrients for communities
12th October 2022 By: Tasneem Bulbulia

ASX- and JSE-listed Orion Minerals has started a series of field trials for the treatment of minewater at the Prieska copper/zinc mine in South Africa’s Northern Cape province, using a proprietary... 


Aurelia looking at funding after Federation study
10th October 2022 By: Esmarie Iannucci

ASX-listed Aurelia Metals on Monday said it was considering a ‘range of funding options’ for its Federation project, in New South Wales, following a positive feasibility study (FS). The study was... 


Trevali’s Burkina Faso subsidiary files application for liquidation
7th October 2022 By: Tasneem Bulbulia

Canadian-headquartered Trevali Mining’s 90%-owned subsidiary Nantou Mining Burkina Faso has filed an application for liquidation with the Judicial Tribunal of Commerce in Burkina Faso. Under... 


Former Anglo America CEO, director and consulting business executive Mark Cutifani.
Development is only conversation South Africa should be having, Cutifani tells Joburg Indaba
6th October 2022 By: Martin Creamer

Development is the only conversation that South Africa should be having, former Anglo American CEO, director and consulting business executive Mark Cutifani said amid strong applause at the Joburg... 


Minerals Council South Africa CEO Roger Baxter.
South Africa’s geological prospectivity fantastic, says Minerals Council CEO
5th October 2022 By: Martin Creamer

South Africa’s geological prospectivity is fantastic, Minerals Council South Africa CEO Roger Baxter told the Joburg Indaba on Wednesday. This is so even though only 15% of South Africa's surface... 


Vale hires advisors as it assesses 'value-unlocking alternatives'
5th October 2022 By: Reuters

Brazilian miner Vale on Wednesday confirmed it has hired advisers to assess "long term value-unlocking alternatives", after Financial Times reported the company was looking to sell a stake in its... 


Glencore to place Nordenham zinc smelter on care and maintenance from Nov 1
5th October 2022 By: Reuters

Miner and trader Glencore will place its Nordenham zinc smelter in Germany on care-and-maintenance from November 1, it said in a memo. "The cessation of production is a reaction to various... 


Minerals Council South Africa president Nolitha Fakude.
Helping world transition to net-zero carbon is mining's biggest opportunity, says Minerals Council president
5th October 2022 By: Martin Creamer

The biggest opportunity mining has as an industry is to help the world to transition to a net-zero carbon world, Minerals Council South Africa president Nolitha Fakude said on Wednesday. Fakude,... 


Less than 5% of energy consumed by South African mining in 2020 sourced from renewables.
Investment required to meet mining’s decarbonisation, power challenges – PwC
4th October 2022 By: Martin Creamer

South Africa’s mining sector will be required to make major investments into alternative and renewable energy sources and energy planning to address the dual challenges of decarbonisation and... 


Demand for platinum-based green hydrogen generation growing.
More platinum-based green hydrogen generation on the way
3rd October 2022 By: Martin Creamer

Up to 1 350 t of green hydrogen can now be generated a year from renewable solar and wind power in the Wunsiedel Energy Park, in Germany. “This is another example of platinum-based production of... 


Prairie Creek, Northwest Territories
NorZinc agrees to cash-offer to continue Prairie Creek development
3rd October 2022 By: Mariaan Webb

Canadian zinc and lead developer NorZinc on Friday agreed to a cash offer from private equity group  RCF VI (RCF) to maintain the current development work at its Prairie Creek project, in the... 


Zinc gains on potential for further smelter shutdowns
30th September 2022 By: Reuters

Zinc prices climbed on Friday, lifted by fears of further smelter closures owing to high power prices, while other metals gained after better than expected Chinese factory data. Three-month zinc... 


Glencore reviews lead operations at Italian plant due to high power prices - source
29th September 2022 By: Reuters

Commodity group Glencore is reviewing the sustainability of lead operations at its Portovesme plant in Italy due to high power prices, an industry source with knowledge of the situation said on... 


Sierra reaches agreement with communities blocking Yauricocha road
29th September 2022 By: Mariaan Webb

Toronto-listed Sierra Metals has reached an agreement with residents from the town of Alis, following the blockade of the main access road to the Yauricocha mine, in Peru, the company reported on... 


Minerals Council South Africa’s Junior and Emerging Miners Desk head Grant Mitchell.
Minerals Council ‘absolutely adamant’ about need for commercially available cadastre
29th September 2022 By: Martin Creamer

The key objective of transparency in applying for prospecting rights and mining rights – and openly managing them – can be enabled by a commercially available cadastre system. While South Africa... 


Orion Minerals reaping rewards from South Africa's minerals-endowed but under-explored Northern Cape.
Metals for cleaner future being turned to account in minerals-endowed Northern Cape
28th September 2022 By: Martin Creamer

South Africa’s critical minerals potential is being highlighted in an increasingly promising manner by Orion Minerals, the Sydney- and Johannesburg-listed company that is showing the way in the... 


Finland plans new tax on mining
Finland plans new tax on mining
27th September 2022 By: Reuters

Finland's government plans to introduce a new tax on minerals extracted by the mining industry, the Nordic country's finance ministry said on Tuesday. Some of the European Union's greatest known... 


Dr David Hart, E4tech.
Green hydrogen, fuel cells important part of any future energy system, says global strategist
27th September 2022 By: Martin Creamer

Green hydrogen and fuel cells will be a very important part of any future energy system, says Switzerland-based energy and sustainability consultancy strategist Dr David Hart. Among the... 


NorZinc ticks Prairie Creek permitting boxes
26th September 2022 By: Creamer Media Reporter

TSX-listed mine developer NorZinc has received a water licence from the Northwest Territories government for its Prairie Creek project. Combined with the receipt of the land use permit, announced... 


Trevali to close Burkina Faso Perkoa zinc mine after deadly flood
Trevali to close Burkina Faso Perkoa zinc mine after deadly flood
25th September 2022 By: Reuters

Canadian mining firm Trevali will close its Perkoa zinc mine in Burkina Faso, a company official told Reuters on Friday, following a flood at the mine in April that killed eight workers. The... 


Council of Geoscience CEO Mosa Mabuza.
South Africans urged to turn exploration into Big Hairy Audacious Goal
24th September 2022 By: Martin Creamer

South Africans have been urged to rally around exploration as this country's Big Hairy Audacious Goal – a BHAG – so that what is described as "our lowest hanging economic fruit" can be turned to... 


JSE origination and deals head Sam Mokorosi.
New fund-raising product appropriate for junior miners, says JSE
23rd September 2022 By: Martin Creamer

The JSE has a new product that is appropriate for fund-raising by junior mining companies, JSE origination and deals head Sam Mokorosi said on Friday. Mokorosi, who was speaking at Minerals Council... 


Jakob Rutqvist, Sandvik VP strategy and commercial for battery and hybrid/electric-vehicles business unit of Sandvik Mining & Rock Solutions.
World’s largest battery-electric mine truck heading for commercial availability in 2024
21st September 2022 By: Martin Creamer

The world’s largest battery-electric truck for underground mining is on its way to becoming commercially available in 2024. Sandvik’s 65 t TH665B machine removes between 1 t and 2 t of carbon... 


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Winter-road work preparation starts at Prairie Creek
20th September 2022 By: Creamer Media Reporter

Preparation work has started for the construction of the Pioneer winter road (PWR) at NorZinc’s Prairie Creek project, in the Dehcho region of the Northwest Territories, constituting Phase 1 of the... 


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Vedanta signs MoUs for $22bn semiconductor manufacturing project in India
19th September 2022 By: Darren Parker

Indian mining investment company Vedanta has signed two memoranda of understanding (MoUs) with the Indian state of Gujarat to set up a semiconductor fabrication plant – commonly referred to as a... 


Minerals Council South Africa CEO Roger Baxter.
Minerals Council urges faster inclusion of private electricity suppliers
19th September 2022 By: Martin Creamer

The Minerals Council South Africa supports President Cyril Ramaphosa’s electricity recovery plan and urges more rapid private sector participation in resolving the country’s deepening electricity... 


An image of the Rosh Pinah mine, in Namibia
Trevali CEO resigns as sales process for Rosh Pinah and Caribou gets under way
19th September 2022 By: Mariaan Webb

Embattled base metals miner Trevali Mining has kicked off a court-approved sales process for its interest in the 90%-owned Rosh Pinah mine, in Namibia, and its fully-owned Caribou mine, in Canada.... 


An image of Teck CEO Don Lindsay
Agnico Eagle buys into Teck's Mexico copper/zinc project
16th September 2022 By: Mariaan Webb

Canadian miners Teck Resources and Agnico Eagle will become joint owners of the San Nicolas copper/zinc development project, in Mexico, the companies announced on Friday. Agnico Eagle would... 


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