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Ionic selects WSP to deliver feasibility study for UK magnet recycling facility
7th December 2023 By: Tasneem Bulbulia

ASX-listed Ionic Rare Earths’ 100%-owned subsidiary Ionic Technologies International, based in Belfast, in the UK, has progressed the delivery of a feasibility study for a commercial magnet... 

Australia's Liontown in talks with US Defence Dept on tantalum supply
7th December 2023 By: Reuters

Miner Liontown Resources is speaking with the United States Department of Defense about supplying tantalum from its Australian operations if the US passes a new regulation by year end as expected,... 

Joint operation leads to more than 100 arrests of suspected illegal miners in Ekurhuleni
3rd December 2023 By: News24Wire

A joint operation between the SA Police Service, SA National Defence Force (SANDF) and the Department of Home Affairs led to the arrest of more than 100 suspected illegal miners (colloquially known... 

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Efficient filtration for transport
1st December 2023

Industrial supplier and distributor BMG’s filtration product specialist Hanli Schutte notes that BMG supplies and supports a comprehensive range of Fleetguard filters – manufactured by Cummins... 

Munro Vehicles has completed the first pre-production model of its white Series-M utility all-electric 4x4
Electric 4 × 4 enters production
24th November 2023

Scotland-based automotive manufacturer Munro Vehicles announced the completion of the first pre-production model of its white Series-M utility all-electric 4x4 earlier this month. The vehicle is a... 

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China-linked fund seeks ouster of Australia rare earths miner's chairman
22nd November 2023 By: Reuters

A China-linked fund that is a major shareholder in Australia's Northern Minerals has filed a motion to oust the rare earth developer's chairman after the fund's move for a higher stake was rejected... 

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Cabinet approves R2.1bn to fight illegal mining, organised crime
20th November 2023 By: Darren Parker

Cabinet has approved the allocation of R2.1-billion in the criminal asset recovery account to provide aid in the fight against illegal mining and other organised crimes in South Africa. “Illicit... 

Ramaphosa says whistleblowers in communities are key to ending illegal mining
13th November 2023 By: Marleny Arnoldi

Following a detailed briefing on the State’s illegal mining intervention efforts by the Justice, Crime Prevention and Security Ministerial Cluster last week, President Cyril Ramaphosa has taken up... 

IonicRE expects first product at Makuutu early next year
10th November 2023 By: Darren Parker

ASX-listed Ionic Rare Earths (IonicRE) expects it will produce its first mixed rare earth carbonate from its new demonstration plant at the Makuutu rare earths project, in Uganda, early in the... 

Illegal mining activity in South Africa
More than half of illegal mining suspects are foreign nationals, Justice Cluster finds
10th November 2023 By: Marleny Arnoldi

A team comprising representatives of many government departments and State entities has made progress in curbing the scourge of illegal mining in South Africa, with 4 067 suspects having been... 

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Scientific lab focuses on high-end R&D work in chemical, biological defence solutions
10th November 2023

Protechnik Laboratories Multidisciplinary scientific laboratory Protechnik Laboratories, a subsidiary of Armscor, is focused on high-end research and development work in chemical and biological... 

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Ramaphosa deploys army to tackle illegal mining
9th November 2023 By: Reuters

President Cyril Ramaphosa has authorised the deployment of 3 300 army personnel to help combat illegal mining activities, Ramaphosa's office said in a statement on Thursday. The deployment of the... 

Queensland Resources Minister Scott Stewart
Queensland to build common-user critical minerals facility
9th November 2023 By: Mariaan Webb

Queensland company Sedgman has been appointed the managing contractor for the delivery of a critical minerals processing facility targeting vanadium and other rare earth elements. CIMIC group... 

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Gibellini vanadium project, US – update
3rd November 2023 By: Sheila Barradas

The project has been approved. 

Australia’s competitive advantage gives it the edge in the global race for critical minerals: Minister
1st November 2023

Australia can lead the world as it transitions to a clean energy future by producing the critical minerals required, whilst not sacrificing its existing competitive advantage as a traditional... 

China and US highlight critical minerals collaboration with Australia is key to the future
31st October 2023

Australia has a major opportunity to contribute to the growing demand for critical minerals by strengthening global supply chains and increasing collaboration at a strategic national level, a panel... 

Australia, US leaders to discuss Pacific infrastructure, critical minerals
24th October 2023 By: Reuters

ustralia and the United States will announce plans to cooperate on critical minerals and bolster Pacific Islands infrastructure as Prime Minister Anthony Albanese visits Washington this week, a... 

Gold scales 3-month peak as Middle East conflict spurs demand
Gold scales 3-month peak as Middle East conflict spurs demand
20th October 2023 By: Reuters

Gold prices hit a three-month high on Friday and were set for a second straight weekly gain, with demand bolstered by the Middle East conflict and expectations that the Federal Reserve's rate hikes... 

Perpetua awarded up to $15.5m in DoD funding
20th October 2023 By: Creamer Media Reporter

Nasdaq- and Toronto-listed Perpetua Resources announced on Thursday that it had been awarded more funding from the Department of Defence (DoD) to demonstrate a fully domestic antimony trisulphide... 

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Bunyu graphite project, Tanzania – update
13th October 2023 By: Sheila Barradas

Volt Resources has signed a letter of intent with US firm M2i Global Inc to supply up to 20 000 t/y of graphite to the US Department of Defence. 

Volt signs potential supply deal with the US DoD
11th October 2023 By: Esmarie Iannucci

Graphite producer Volt Resources has inked a letter of intent (LoI) with US firm M2i Global Inc to supply up to 20 000 t/y of graphite to the US Department of Defence (DoD). Under the LoI, M2i... 

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Boosting operational productivity
5th October 2023

It starts and ends with your first line of defence: your supervisors 

Jervois earlier suspended construction at its Idaho Cobalt Operations, in the US, owing to depressed prices and inflationary impacts on construction costs.
Jervois eyes greenfield cobalt refinery in the US
3rd October 2023 By: Esmarie Iannucci

Triple listed Jervois Global has started a bankable feasibility study (BFS) into a new greenfield cobalt refinery in the US. The BFS would be focused on a 6 000 t/y operation that would process... 

2M Language Services Selected as BHP’s Global Language Service Provider
29th September 2023

Australian-based language technology and language service provider, 2M Language Services, announces it has been selected as BHP’s Global Language Service Provider. As BHP’s preferred language... 

Aus and France ink critical minerals cooperation
29th September 2023 By: Esmarie Iannucci

Australia and France have signed an agreement to pursue stronger cooperation on critical mineral supply chains. Minister for Resources and Northern Australia Madeleine King this week signed a... 

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Strategy launched to double earnings in five years
29th September 2023

The part State-owned Botswana natural sodium and related products Botswana Ash (Botash) launched its “transformative” five-year strategy that aims to propel the company into an era of sustainable... 

Norway's Storebrand raises seabed mining concerns with Kongsberg
22nd September 2023 By: Reuters

Storebrand Asset Management, which has joined investor calls for a moratorium on seabed mining, has raised concerns with Kongsberg about the Norwegian company's stake in seabed minerals start-up... 

Cape Hardy tops Northern Water destination
20th September 2023 By: Esmarie Iannucci

ASX-listed Iron Road on Wednesday welcomed independent findings provided to Infrastructure South Australia that showed the Cape Hardy site was the best performing site for the proposed large-scale... 

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DRA tasked to save costs at Makuutu
19th September 2023 By: Esmarie Iannucci

Rare earths developer Ionic Rare Earths has appointed engineering and project house DRA Global to review the definitive feasibility study (DFS) for the Makuutu rare earths project, in Uganda.... 

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A strategic partner of choice for defence and security solutions
15th September 2023

The Armaments Corporation of South Africa SOC Limited (Armscor) is an acquisition agency for the South African Department of Defence (DOD), and other State organs and entities. Armscor’s mandate is... 

Tamarack, a joint venture between Talon Metals and Rio Tinto, will supply Tesla with nickel concentrate when in commercial production.
Lithium, nickel miners get $110m boost from US Defence Department
13th September 2023 By: Bloomberg

Albemarle and Talon Metals are getting about $110-million in new US government funding to support the expansion of domestic mining of lithium and nickel, two metals critical to the nation’s energy... 

UK backs Ionic's supply chain plans
12th September 2023 By: Esmarie Iannucci

ASX-listed Ionic Rare Earths has inked a landmark partnership agreement with Ford Technologies, Less Common Metals (LCM) and the British Geological Survey to create a UK-based rare earth supply... 

WAF remains optimistic about Burkina Faso
6th September 2023 By: Esmarie Iannucci

Gold miner West African Resources (WAF) is hopeful that the political unrest in Burkina Faso will be resolved. Speaking on the first day of Paydirt’s Africa Downunder conference, WAF GM for... 

Ionic welcomes finalisation of updated mining regulations in Uganda
5th September 2023 By: Tasneem Bulbulia

ASX-listed Ionic Rare Earths has welcomed advice that the Ugandan government has approved and gazetted its updated Mining And Minerals (Licencing) Regulations 2023. Ionic says this as an important... 

Industry building resilience
1st September 2023 By: Simone Liedtke

In a resolute demonstration of their “unwavering commitment to operational continuity”, some members of industry representative Aluminium Federation of South Africa (Afsa) have undertaken the... 

India's Modi urges nations with critical minerals to see custodianship as 'global responsibility'
28th August 2023 By: Reuters

Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi said there is a risk of a "new model of colonialism" if nations with critical minerals do not regard custodianship as a "global responsibility", as firms race to... 

Northam CEO Paul Dunne.
Northam pays R2.4bn dividend, highlights business risk ahead
25th August 2023 By: Martin Creamer

The current platinum group metals (PGMs) basket price puts 70% of the South African production base at a loss when taking into account replacement capital requirements on top of the working costs.... 

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Ex-SANDF captain becomes solar panel plant manager
25th August 2023

Sustainable energy products developer Ener-G-Africa’s (EGA’s) latest all-women-led and -staffed solar manufacturing facility is a first-of-its-kind, as it is the only small solar panel plant to be... 

Perpetua wins new DoD award to push antimony trisulphide supply chain at Stibnite
22nd August 2023 By: Creamer Media Reporter

US-headquartered Perpetua Resources on Monday announced a new award from the Department of Defense (DoD) for up to $15.5-million to demonstrate a fully domestic antimony trisulphide supply chain... 

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Jervois moderates SMP timing
18th August 2023 By: Esmarie Iannucci

Triple listed Jervois Global has “moderated” the pace of restart operations at its São Miguel Paulista (SMP) nickel cobalt refinery in São Paulo, Brazil. The company in January this year took a... 

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Furnace upgrades enhance productivity
11th August 2023 By: Bridget Lepere

Heat induction specialist firm Electroheat Induction recently undertook an induction melting furnace upgrade project at a steel plant located in New Jersey to improve its efficiency, performance,... 

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Idaho Cobalt Operations, US – update
11th August 2023 By: Sheila Barradas

Jervois entered an agreement for $15-million in funding from the US government for drilling at its Idaho Cobalt Operations and to conduct a bankable feasibility study for the construction of a... 

Ramaco CEO Randall Atkins says Brooke will be the US' first carbon ore and rare earth mine.
Board approval for first new US rare earths mine in 70 years
8th August 2023 By: Mariaan Webb

Initial mine development work on the Brook rare earths mine, in Wyoming, will start in the fourth quarter, Nasdaq-listed coal miner Ramaco Resources announced on Monday. This will be the first new... 

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