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South Africa urged to increase exploration to take advantage of critical minerals opportunit
Contract with preferred mining cadastre bidder could be signed within months – DMRE
29th August 2023 By: Terence Creamer

Amid renewed calls for a functional online mining cadastre to help turnaround South Africa’s declining exploration performance, the Department of Mineral Resources and Energy (DMRE) reports that a... 

Vedanta Resources chairperson Anil Agarwal
Vedanta aims to complete $1bn investment in South Africa soon
29th August 2023 By: Darren Parker

Globally diversified Indian-headquartered mining company Vedanta Resources chairperson Anil Agarwal has told Mining Weekly that the company aims to complete its commitment to invest $1-billion in... 

Kevin Robertson will oversee the US PGM operations, including the Stillwater mine
Sibanye appoints new EVP for US PGMs operations, announces other management changes
29th August 2023 By: Creamer Media Reporter

JSE- and NYSE-listed Sibanye-Stillwater has made changes to C-suite roles and responsibilities and executive management appointments, subsequent to the resignation of chief organisational growth... 

Hindustan Zinc eyes jump in output under chair Agarwal Hebbar
29th August 2023 By: Bloomberg

Hindustan Zinc is targeting a major boost in output and accelerating plans to decarbonize its operations under chairwoman Priya Agarwal Hebbar. The daughter of Anil Agarwal, the billionaire... 

Zenith strikes deal with QMines
28th August 2023 By: Esmarie Iannucci

Junior Zenith Minerals has struck a deal with fellow-listed QMines to divest of its Develin Creek copper/zinc project, in Queensland, for up to A$4.5-million in cash and shares. "We are pleased to... 

South32 CEO Graham Kerr.
Pathways being laid to secure lower carbon electricity supply for Hillside Aluminium
24th August 2023 By: Martin Creamer

During the 12 months to June 30, diversified mining company South32 has progressed initiatives to support its target of halving operational greenhouse gas emissions by 2035. At Worsley Alumina in... 

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South32 swings to a loss
24th August 2023 By: Esmarie Iannucci

Diversified miner South32 has reported a 20% drop in revenue for the full year ended June, with the company swinging to a loss of $173-million following a non-cash impairment of $1.3-billion in... 

Bluejay stock falls on equity raise announcement
23rd August 2023 By: Mariaan Webb

The share price of Bluejay Mining fell by 14% on Wednesday, as the exploration and development company announced an equity raise of  £600 000 through the private placement of 60-million shares at... 

Nyrstar calls for zinc inclusion on critical minerals list
22nd August 2023 By: Esmarie Iannucci

International critical minerals company Nyrstar has called on the federal government to include zinc to its critical minerals list, and to better align the country’s strategic approach to critical... 

Newmont CEO Tom Palmer
Newmont ‘reviewing’ Mexico investments as worker strike drags on
21st August 2023 By: Bloomberg

Newmont, the world’s biggest gold miner, is reviewing its investments in Mexico with a workers’ strike at the country’s largest bullion mine now in its third month. Top executives at the... 

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Renewables, decarbonisation projects making headlines
18th August 2023

Mining Weekly Editor Martin Creamer discusses the green electrons now flowing into Harmony Gold mine shafts that will reduce carbon emissions by 65 000t; the first phase of Vedanta Zinc... 

SA mining regulations hinder junior miners
18th August 2023 By: Nadine Ramdass

South African mining regulations are more geared towards major mining houses; this contributes to lower levels of investment in greenfield exploration  and remote brownfields development... 

Copper hovers above seven-week low, zinc slumps after inventory jump
16th August 2023 By: Reuters

Copper prices held above seven-week lows on Wednesday as a weaker dollar offered support while zinc dropped to its weakest in two months after a surge in inventories. Three-month copper CMCU3 on... 

Vedanta Zinc International’s Northern Cape operation.
Green zinc on way at Black Mountain Mining in Northern Cape
16th August 2023 By: Martin Creamer

South African mining company Vedanta Zinc International has begun the first phase of a renewable energy programme. The company has signed a power purchase agreement with independent power producer... 

Copper hits 6-week low, other metals fall after weak China data
Copper hits 6-week low, other metals fall after weak China data
15th August 2023 By: Reuters

 Prices for copper and other base metals fell in London on Tuesday, hurt by a worsening demand outlook from top consumer China after the country released slower industrial output growth data and... 

President Joe Biden signed the IRA in August last year.
Miners face 'considerable challenges' meeting demand from US climate law -study
15th August 2023 By: Reuters

The mining industry faces "considerable challenges" meeting larger-than-expected demand for copper, nickel and other electric vehicle metals fueled by a US climate law, S&P Global said in a report... 

Glencore Alloys head Japie Fullard.
Solar energy plant on the way at vanadium operation, Glencore’s Fullard reports
11th August 2023 By: Martin Creamer

The decarbonisation and solar power plans of Glencore Alloys are coming to the fore with the first 25 MW solar plant on the way, Glencore Alloys head Japie Fullard told Mining Weekly at question... 

Investor that took on Exxon targets deals in critical minerals
10th August 2023 By: Bloomberg

Investment fund Engine No. 1, known for its battle with Exxon Mobil and recently taking a surprise stake in Vale’s base metals business, is eying more deals in critical minerals. The company last... 

Panoramic hunting for critical metals project
9th August 2023 By: Esmarie Iannucci

Nickel company Panoramic Resources will be looking to expand its portfolio within the next 12 to 18 months, MD and CEO Victor Rajasooriar said. Speaking on the sidelines of Diggers & Dealers,... 

Glencore CEO Gary Nagle.
Glencore returns $9.3bn to shareholders, highlights transition metals and recycling
8th August 2023 By: Martin Creamer

In addition to the interim dividend of $2.8-billion, diversified mining company Glencore on Tuesday announced a top up of $2.2-billion, which lifted this year’s total announced shareholder returns... 

Orion on track to publish Okiep feasibility study results in August
31st July 2023 By: Marleny Arnoldi

ASX-listed Orion Minerals has confirmed that a feasibility study on the Okiep copper project, in the Northern Cape of South Africa, is well advanced, and that the results thereof will be published... 

London copper set for best month since January
London copper set for best month since January
31st July 2023 By: Reuters

Copper prices in London were on track on Monday for their best monthly performances since January on prospects of further stimulus in top consumer China and that the US Federal Reserve will pause... 

Aton reports ‘encouraging’ results from metallurgical testing at Rodruin
28th July 2023 By: Cameron Mackay

Preliminary metallurgical testwork results from the Rodruin gold-polymetallic sulphide mineralisation are encouraging and indicate that saleable copper and zinc concentrates can be produced, gold... 

Vale sells 13% of its base metals unit for $3.4bn
Vale sells 13% of its base metals unit for $3.4bn
28th July 2023 By: Mariaan Webb

In a strategic move to accelerate growth in its energy transition metals platform, Brazilian major Vale on Thursday announced the sale of a 13% interest in its base metals unit for $3.4-billion.... 

The QB2 copper project in Chile
Teck’s FY copper guidance hits a bump with QB2 delays
27th July 2023 By: Mariaan Webb

Canada-headquartered Teck Resources will miss its previously guided copper production target by between 60 000 t and 70 000 t, owing to delays in construction and commissioning of its Quebrada... 

UCT advances testwork on high-grade zinc refining process
26th July 2023 By: Marleny Arnoldi

The University of Cape Town (UCT) has completed sample preparation for leach and characterisation testwork as part of a concept study into developing a mini-scale simple and energy efficient... 

Anglo American Platinum CEO Natascha Viljoen.
Challenge of producing green hydrogen economically has been met – Natascha Viljoen
26th July 2023 By: Martin Creamer

The challenge of producing green hydrogen economically is now done and dusted. “That box has been ticked,” Anglo American Platinum CEO Natascha Viljoen assured Mining Weekly in a Zoom interview.... 

Prieska crown pillar +105 level resource increases ahead of trial mining
25th July 2023 By: Cameron Mackay

Diversified metal explorer and developer Orion Minerals on July 25 announced that the company has taken another key step in its early mining strategy at the Prieska copper/zinc project in South... 

Mintek Metallurgy receives new atomisation, alloy development equipment
25th July 2023 By: Schalk Burger

Mining and minerals technology research organisation Mintek has received an Amazemet rePowder ultrasonic atomisation and alloy development system, which can be used to create metal powder from any... 

Prieska shaft
Orion’s burgeoning copper prospects required much investor patience, says analyst
24th July 2023 By: Darren Parker

Copper mine developer Orion Minerals has benefitted from significant investor patience to fulfil its redevelopment of two significant and historic mining hubs, owing to the difficulty in securing... 

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