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Australian rare earth miners push development deals to counter China grip

By: Reuters     17th June 2019 Rare earth developers in Australia say they are edging closer to signing deals with new customers that would drive forward their projects amid mounting global supply concerns over the minerals that are crucial to high-tech industries. Australia contains only 2.8% of the world's rare earth... 

Australian rare earth miners push development deals to counter China grip

By: Reuters     14th June 2019 Rare earth developers in Australia say they are edging closer to signing deals with new customers that would drive forward their projects amid mounting global supply concerns over the minerals that are crucial to high-tech industries. Australia contains only 2.8% of the world's rare earth... 

Platinum mine truck being converted to run on hydrogen 

By: Martin Creamer     13th June 2019 Early research and development work has begun to pave the way for the introduction of hydrogen fuel cell electric trucking at a local platinum mine, Mining Weekly Online can today report. A truck is currently being converted to run on hydrogen, which will initially be brought to the mine in tankers. 

‘Lithium for the UK’ study launched

By: Creamer Media Reporter      11th June 2019 The UK government will fund a study to assess the feasibility of developing a UK supply of lithium, a consortium comprising mining consultancy firm Wardell Armstrong, explorer Cornish Lithium and the Natural History Museum has announced. The ‘Lithium for the UK’ project aims to help meet the... 

South Africa should go all out with platinum and manganese to be in best of two decarbonising worlds 

By: Martin Creamer     10th June 2019 South Africa, which has a wonderful platinum group metals (PGMs) endowment and an abundance of high-quality manganese ore, should go all out to be in the best of two new carbon-reducing technology worlds. On the one hand, it should do all it can to be in the world of hydrogen with the help of... 

Manganese poised to make its mark as EV metal  

By: Martin Creamer     5th June 2019 Manganese could make its mark in the battery electric vehicle (EV) arena by displacing cobalt to a large extent in many of the cathode formulations, where the bulk of battery metals are used. The Junior Indaba heard on Wednesday that manganese, which South Africa hosts in abundance, is in a race... 

Junior Indaba panel finds sentiment in Charter towards juniors still lacks  

By: Marleny Arnoldi     4th June 2019 Opening the Junior Indaba, in Auckland Park, on Tuesday, chairperson Bernard Swanepoel questioned whether Mining Charter III had helped to kickstart exploration activity in South Africa’s mining sector. Swanepoel mentioned that the prevailing sentiment seemed to be that, while the gazetted... 

5th resource increase at Savannah's Mina do Barroso in 15 months

By: Creamer Media Reporter      31st May 2019 The mineral resource at the Mina do Barroso lithium project, in northern Portugal, has been expanded by another 15% to 27-million tonnes at 1.06% lithium oxide (Li₂O) for 285 900 t of contained Li₂O. This is the fifth major mineral resource increase in 15 months. 

Commentators differ on whether recent price slide indicates palladium bubble has burst 

By: Simone Liedtke     31st May 2019 Much price volatility is predicted for palladium – primarily an industrial metal for use in autocatalysts – over the next year, driven particularly by unpredictable trade sentiment as the US/China dispute unfolds, says multidisciplinary research team Afriforesight's chief precious metals analyst... 

Commentators differ on whether recent price slide indicates palladium bubble has burst

By: Simone Liedtke     31st May 2019 Much price volatility is predicted for palladium – primarily an industrial metal for use in autocatalysts – over the next year, driven particularly by unpredictable trade sentiment as the US/China dispute unfolds, says multidisciplinary research team Afriforesight's chief precious metals analyst... 

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