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An image showing one of the galleries during a rescue operation inside Perkoa mine where water is still being pumped out, four weeks after a flood trapped eight miners inside the galleries, in Perkoa, Burkina Faso.
Burkina Faso rescuers find no survivors in flooded mine's rescue chamber
17th May 2022 By: Reuters

Rescue workers have found no survivors in a rescue chamber deep inside a flooded zinc mine in Burkina Faso, the government and the mine owner said on Tuesday, all but extinguishing hope that eight... 

S2 notes improved fair value sums of Orion shares
16th May 2022 By: Marleny Arnoldi

Market intelligence firm S2 Research has noted the peak funding requirement reduction from R2.4-billion to R2.25-billion for JSE-listed Orion Minerals’ Prieska copper/zinc project, in the Northern... 

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South Africa’s high-flying Jubilee creating 800 mostly long-term jobs in Zambia
16th May 2022 By: Martin Creamer

Diversified metal recovery business Jubilee, which is rolling out an investment of R786-million in South Africa and Zambia, has offered employment and contractor opportunities to more than 800... 

Consolidated Zinc formalises lithium buy
16th May 2022 By: Esmarie Iannucci

ASX-listed Consolidated Zinc has formalised an agreement to acquire Westoz Lithium, which holds exploration tenements prospective for lithium, rare earth elements and base metals, in Western... 

Trevali VP Operations Hein Frey at the mine site in Burkina Faso, where rescue operations are under way.
Trevali says caught unaware by downpour that flooded Burkina mine
16th May 2022 By: Reuters

Executives at Canada-based Trevali Mining said the company was caught unawares by a torrential downpour during the dry season last month in Burkina Faso that left eight men trapped underground in... 

Three of the zinc satellite projects are in Alaska, where Teck operates the Red Dog mine (pictured).
Teck homes in on zinc growth options in the Americas and Australia
13th May 2022 By: Mariaan Webb

Diversified miner Teck Resources is taking a closer look at its zinc development assets in the Americas and Australia, including five substantial resources. The company will leverage the technical... 

Nyrstar secures bi-partisan approach for zinc investment ahead of election
13th May 2022 By: Esmarie Iannucci

Zinc major Nyrstar on Friday announced it had secured bi-partisan support for its investment in the construction of a new electrolysis plant at the company’s ‘Zinc Works’ operations in Hobart,... 

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Minimum of 14 000 jobs a year from South Africa’s first hydrogen corridor
11th May 2022 By: Martin Creamer

South Africa’s first hydrogen corridor now under development has the potential to generate a minimum of 14 000 jobs, $400-million in gross domestic product and $900-million in taxes a year by 2050.... 

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Minerals Council spells out members’ commitment to climate change mitigation
11th May 2022 By: Martin Creamer

Members of Minerals Council South Africa have agreed to commit to a climate change response strategy that will reduce Scope 1 and Scope 2 emissions and achieve a net zero emission by 2050 or... 

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South Africa keen to harness hydrogen economy opportunities, President Ramaphosa tells Indaba
10th May 2022 By: Martin Creamer

It was just amazing to see the innovation that the mining industry is capable of scaling up, President Cyril Ramaphosa told the Investing in African Mining Indaba in his enthusiastic address on... 

Altamin rejects shareholder's offer
10th May 2022 By: Esmarie Iannucci

Base metals developer Altamin is urging shareholders to reject a takeover offer from shareholder VBS Exchange. VBS earlier this month made an off-market takeover bid for Altamin, offering... 

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South Africa has significant implementation crisis – Minerals Council
9th May 2022 By: Martin Creamer

South Africa has a significant implementation crisis. A number of government departments and parastatals were hollowed out. Capacity is a significant issue in almost every parastatal – water... 

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Green hydrogen can be produced in South Africa immediately, coal conference hears
6th May 2022 By: Martin Creamer

The generation of green hydrogen is achievable in South Africa immediately and is not a complicated process, Sasol just transition office head David Kawesha said on Friday. “You just need the... 

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World Coal Association favours just energy transition to net zero future
5th May 2022 By: Martin Creamer

The World Coal Association, and its member companies, are in favour of a just transition to a net zero future, World Coal Association chairperson July Ndlovu said on Thursday. In his keynote... 

Moody’s foresees elevated commodity prices, constraints persisting throughout this year
Moody’s foresees elevated commodity prices, constraints persisting throughout this year
4th May 2022 By: Donna Slater

Moody’s Investors Service says the persistence of weaker mining production and volume constraints will exacerbate tight markets and further elevate prices of many metals after a number of large... 

Glencore's human rights record worst in green metals, group says
4th May 2022 By: Bloomberg

Glencore has the worst human rights record among miners of metals used in renewable energy, the Business & Human Rights Resource Centre said in a report. The alleged abuses attributed to all... 

Glencore keeps apace of McArthur River obligations
3rd May 2022 By: Esmarie Iannucci

Diversified miner Glencore on Tuesday reported that an Independent Monitor report at its McArthur River zinc mine, in the Northern Territory, has found that the mine continued to avoid or minimise... 

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South Africa would do well to highlight its key iridium status to world that needs this very rare metal
3rd May 2022 By: Martin Creamer

South Africa would do well to highlight its key iridium supply status to gain the full confidence of a world that requires this very rare platinum group metal (PGM) to advance the fast-moving... 

Burkina Faso investigates mine flood as search for eight workers drags on
3rd May 2022 By: Reuters

Burkina Faso's government has launched a judicial investigation into a flood at a zinc mine that left eight workers trapped, with rescue efforts entering a third week, it said. Canada-based Trevali... 

Nevada Zinc appoints new CEO
29th April 2022 By: Creamer Media Reporter

TSX-V-listed exploration and development company Nevada Zinc has appointed director Igor Danyliuk as president and CEO with effect from June 1, replacing Max Vichniakov, who has also stepped down... 

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Nyrstar announces major investment in Hobart
29th April 2022 By: Esmarie Iannucci

Zinc major Nyrstar on Friday reported that it would invest in the construction of a new electrolysis plant at the company’s ‘Zinc Works’ operations in Hobart, ensuring a long-term future for... 

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Glencore guides higher full-year ferrochrome output with coal marking time
28th April 2022 By: Martin Creamer

Diversified mining and marketing company Glencore is guiding 3% higher ferrochrome performance for the whole of this year, with no change to its coal production guidance. Full-year guidance for... 

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Wimbledon opts for platinum to mark Queen’s jubilee, centre court centenary
26th April 2022 By: Martin Creamer

In the year of the Queen of England’s platinum jubilee, the coins to be used in the Wimbledon ladies’ and gentlemen’s singles finals coin toss will be made of platinum for the first time in the... 

Trevali increases pumping capacity as it searches for missing Perkoa workers
26th April 2022 By: Mariaan Webb

Canada-based Trevali Mining said on Monday that it was continuing dewatering efforts at Perkoa in its search for eight workers that went missing when the mine flooded on April 16. The company has... 

South32 sticks to its production outlook
26th April 2022 By: Esmarie Iannucci

Diversified miner South32 has maintained its production guidance for 2022 following a strong March quarter, while operating cost expectations for its Australian and South African operations have... 

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Supplier develops safer reagents for lead/zinc, gold
22nd April 2022 By: Cameron Mackay

The specialised collectors, frothers, depressants and other similar reagent products that chemical reagent manufacturer and supplier Axis House has been developing to treat specific types of ore... 

Trevali continues search for eight miners at flood-hit Perkoa
21st April 2022 By: Mariaan Webb

Vancouver-headquartered Trevali has suspended its production and cost guidance for its flood-hit Perkoa mine, in Burkina Faso, as search and rescue efforts to locate eight missing miners continue.... 

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Chaarat Gold looking forward to ‘very green’ production out of Kyrgyz Republic
21st April 2022 By: Martin Creamer

London Aim-quoted gold mining company Chaarat Gold is looking forward to “very green and sustainable gold production” coming out of the Kyrgyz Republic, where it is developing two gold projects.... 

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President Ramaphosa to deliver keynote address at Mining Indaba 2022
20th April 2022 By: Martin Creamer

President Cyril Ramaphosa will deliver a keynote address at the 2022 Investing in African Mining Indaba, which takes place in Cape Town from May 9 to 12. The attendance of Ramaphosa, who will speak... 

Workers missing after flooding at Trevali’s Perkoa
19th April 2022 By: Mariaan Webb

Toronto-listed Trevali Mining has halted mining at its Perkoa mine, after heavy rain led to flooding on Saturday, leaving eight workers missing underground. The company on Saturday reported that... 

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