R/€ = 16.70 Change: 0.00
R/$ = 13.77 Change: 0.01
Au 1859.12 $/oz Change: 0.56
Pt 1155.50 $/oz Change: 9.00


Deep-South announces results from drilling programme at Haib

By: Tasneem Bulbulia     11th June 2021 TSX-listed Deep-South Resources has recorded the second batch of assay results from its current drilling programme at the Haib copper project in southern Namibia. Significant copper and molybdenum intersections include 0.46% copper-equivalent grade over 156 m, including 24 m at 0.65% copper... 

Lithium major Albemarle to boost extraction in search for green growth

By: Bloomberg     11th June 2021 The world’s biggest lithium producer is proceeding with a project to extract more of the battery metal from the brine it pumps up from a Chilean salt flat in a sign of its confidence in the country and global demand. Albemarle is introducing a way of extracting more of the lithium that’s... 

Aeris completes A$50m capital raise

By: Esmarie Iannucci     11th June 2021 Copper/gold producer Aeris Resources has completed a A$50.4-million capital raise to accelerate exploration at the Tritton copper project and the Cracow gold mine, in New South Wales and Queensland respectively. Some 287.9-million new shares will now be issued at a price of 17.5c each in an... 

Electrification, digitalisation and automation to increase mines safety and productivity

By: Donna Slater     10th June 2021 South African mines wanting to drive greater operational safety, productivity and sustainability, as well as increase mine life, should tap into electrification, digitalisation and automation, says engineering company ABB South Africa process industries division manager John Manuell. From a... 

Funds flood into Australian battery mineral explorers - report

By: Reuters     7th June 2021 Australian minerals explorers have raised the most cash in nearly a decade as investors rush into gold as well as lithium and copper explorers expected to boom in the global energy transition, a report by advisor BDO showed on Tuesday. The quarterly report showed that Australian-listed explorers... 

Global copper smelting extends recovery in May

By: Reuters     4th June 2021 Global copper smelting extended its rebound in May, touching fresh highs for the year as operations continued to take advantage of strong prices, data from satellite surveillance of copper plants showed. Activity in China was strong at first, but weakened through the month as smelters undertook... 

Ivanhoe reports fatal accident at Kamoa-Kakula mine in Congo

By: Reuters     4th June 2021 Ivanhoe Mines on Friday reported a fatal accident at its Kamoa-Kakula joint venture in Democratic Republic of Congo, which started producing copper concentrate last week. The accident occurred underground at the Kakula mine, Ivanhoe said in a statement, when a contractor's employee was hit in the... 

Ivanhoe focused on ramp up of Kamoa-Kakula concentrator

By: Marleny Arnoldi     2nd June 2021 TSX-listed Ivanhoe Mines reports that it is now progressing with the hot commissioning ramp-up of the concentrator at the Kamoa-Kakula mine, in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC), to nameplate capacity of 3.8-million tonnes a year. This follows after the mine successfully started... 

Project house DRA applies for secondary inward JSE listing 

By: Martin Creamer     29th May 2021 The 37-year-old South Africa-rooted project house DRA Global has applied for a secondary inward listing on the JSE under the main board’s construction and materials, engineering and contracting services sector. The diversified engineering, project and operations management group – now... 

Strike at BHP's Chile copper mine continues, union opposes substitute workers

By: Reuters     28th May 2021 A strike by workers at BHP's Escondida and Spence copper mines in Chile entered its second day on Friday, as the company uses replacement workers to ensure continued production, a union leader told Reuters. The union's secretary, Robert Robles, told Reuters that members would continue to hold... 

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