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China's Chengxin submits bid for Ukraine lithium deposits

By: Reuters     30th November 2021 Chengxin Lithium has applied for the rights to two lithium deposits in Ukraine that are up for auction, a Ukrainian government website showed, in a move that would give the Chinese company a foothold in the European lithium industry. The bid underscores Shenzhen-based Chengxin's ambitious... 

Valor raises funds for Canadian drilling

By: Esmarie Iannucci     26th November 2021 Explorer Valor Resources will raise A$5.4-million in a share placement to fund exploration activities in Canada. The ASX-listed company this week said it would issue 319-million shares, at a price of 1.71c each, under its existing placement capacity. 

Countries attentive to enforcing compliance

By: Nadine Ramdass     26th November 2021 Consulting engineering and scientist firm SRK Consulting has noticed that more attention is being paid to enforcing regulatory compliance in mining across the African countries in which it operates. Consequently, it is expected that countries will heavily rely on independent and qualified third... 

Learning from nature in tailings dam design

25th November 2021 With the latest tailings dam standards demanding a longer-term view of design, construction and closure outcomes, there is growing interest in design philosophies that incorporate shapes and processes as they exist in nature. “Timelines for responsible post-closure management of mines, including... 

Law firm creates outsourced compliance solution for mining industry 

By: Martin Creamer     25th November 2021 A specialist mining law firm, which prefers people to paper, has created an outsourced compliance solution for Africa’s mining industry. NSDV will not simply rely on the paper trail when a client calls with an issue, but instead phone, WhatsApp, or drive there and chat to the officials. 

Kropz’s Elandsfontein project remains on track, albeit tightly so

By: Simone Liedtke     23rd November 2021 Emerging African phosphate developer Kropz’s Elandsfontein project, in South Africa, remains on schedule, albeit tight, and within the original projected capital budget for commissioning next month. The Aim-listed producer on November 23 highlighted that these achievements “have been realised... 

Impact of new tailings standards highlighted

By: Cameron Mackay     19th November 2021 With the release of the Global Industry Standard on Tailings Management (GISTM) in August last year, the foundation of this field has shifted, and the stakes have been raised, argues engineering consultancy SRK Consulting. The company adds that this standard sets a new bar for corporate... 

Global Atomic to break ground at Niger uranium mine in January

By: Mariaan Webb     18th November 2021 Uranium developer Global Atomic would move ahead with construction of its Dasa uranium project, in Niger, and would break ground in January, president and CEO Stephen Roman said this week, announcing the results of its feasibility study. The study confirmed that the Dasa project was economically... 

Bring on non-binary debates for a redefined, realistic just transition, says WCA 

By: Marleny Arnoldi     16th November 2021 A binary, this-or-that debate on technology for a just energy transition is unhelpful and does not consider the unique circumstances for each country in the pursuit of carbonisation, the World Coal Association (WCA) argues. The association’s stance is that it will respect coal users and non-coal... 

Consulting engineers influential in mining success

By: Anna Moross     12th November 2021 Consulting engineers play an important role throughout the mining process, from the exploration phase to the construction and operation of the mine, says Consulting Engineers South Africa CEO Christopher Campbell.  

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