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Coating tech protects critical equipment
19th July 2024

Laser-applied cladding technology provides robust and long-lasting coatings that enhance the performance and lifespan of critical components required for hydraulics, pneumatics and hydropower... 


UK's new coal mine sent 'adverse international signal', campaigners say
UK's new coal mine sent 'adverse international signal', campaigners say
17th July 2024 By: Reuters

Britain's approval of its first new deep coal mine in decades was unlawful because ministers failed to consider the "adverse international signal" sent by the controversial decision, environmental... 


Victory confirms large indicated REE deposit
16th July 2024 By: Creamer Media Reporter

ASX-listed Victory Metals has announced an updated mineral resource estimate for its North Stanmore heavy rare earth elements (HREE-) dominant project, in Western Australia. A substantial... 


Damen signs new NIP agreement with dtic, celebrates more than 40 vessels built at Cape Town shipyard
12th July 2024 By: Irma Venter

Damen Shipyards Group (DSG) has signed a new strategic partnership agreement with the Department of Trade, Industry and Competition (dtic) as part of the National Industrial Participation (NIP)... 


UK reverses oil drilling permission, drops coal mine defence after court ruling
11th July 2024 By: Reuters

ritain has reversed a decision to grant permission for an oil drilling operation and dropped its defence to a legal challenge over a disputed new coal mine, campaigners said on Thursday, after a... 


Trash to treasure: Julian Treger heralds key value step for new-age miner
11th July 2024

By Richard Roberts, Editorial Director, Beacon Events  External validation of the positive economics of an iron ore tailings reclamation project at Lac Jeannine in Quebec, Canada, is a key step for... 


Saps investigating the non-violent deaths of four SANDF soldiers at an Orkney mine shaft
8th July 2024 By: Rebecca Campbell

The South African National Defence Force (SANDF) has announced that the South African Police Service (Saps) is undertaking an investigation, in preparation for an inquest, into the deaths of four... 


Sovereign starts trading on OTCQX
8th July 2024 By: Darren Parker

ASX- and Aim-listed Sovereign Metals has also started trading on the OTCQX under the ticker symbol SVMLF. The OTCQX is the highest market tier of OTC markets on which more than 12 000 US and global... 


Canada's Industry Minister, Francois-Philippe Champagne
Canada sets strict criteria for foreign mining investment
5th July 2024 By: Mariaan Webb

In a move to safeguard national interests amid global geopolitical competition, Canada’s Industry Minister Francois-Philippe Champagne has announced stringent measures governing foreign capital in... 


Meteoric to supply Brazil rare earths magnet factory
26th June 2024 By: Reuters

Rare earth developer Meteoric Resources will collaborate with a regional department of Brazil's Minas Gerais state to explore the production of rare earth magnets, the Australian company said on... 


Linda Lourie appointed HyProMag USA advisory board director
24th June 2024 By: Tasneem Bulbulia

TSX-V-listed CoTec Holdings and Aim- and TSX-V-listed Mkango Resources have appointed Linda Lourie as an advisory board director for their joint venture (JV), HyProMag USA, effective June 24.... 


Construction of Booyco HVAC systems underway
Keeping mining cool, complaint and cost-effective
21st June 2024

With its quality reputation for robust HVAC solutions for rail and defence, Booyco Engineering has built a strong reference base in mining – which is set to grow further as the company streamlines... 


Canada oil sands group removes online content over federal anti-greenwashing rules
Canada oil sands group removes online content over federal anti-greenwashing rules
21st June 2024 By: Reuters

he Pathways Alliance, a group of Canada's biggest oil sands producers, has removed all content about environmental goals from its website and social media pages, citing "significant uncertainty"... 


Australia to fund road clearing to Porgera mine after PNG landslide
20th June 2024 By: Reuters

Australia said it would provide A$2-million to Papua New Guinea to restore road access to the Porgera gold mine, previously one of the world's largest, and other support for survivors after a... 


Critical Metals to buy controlling stake in Greenland REE mine
Critical Metals to buy controlling stake in Greenland REE mine
10th June 2024 By: Creamer Media Reporter

Nasdaq-listed Critical Metals has signed a binding heads of agreement to acquire a controlling interest in the Tanbreez rare earth mine, in Greenland, from a company controlled by geologist Gregory... 


South Australia budget lacks adequate support for mining - Amec
7th June 2024 By: Creamer Media Reporter

The South Australian government has unveiled a surplus budget, buoyed by stronger-than-expected goods and services (GST) and state tax revenues, as well as A$420-million in royalties from the... 


Chinese rare earths investor fails to win seat on Australia's Northern Minerals board
Chinese rare earths investor fails to win seat on Australia's Northern Minerals board
6th June 2024 By: Reuters

A Chinese mining investor has failed in a bid to join Australian rare earths mining company Northern Minerals' board on Thursday, days after Australia's Treasurer ordered the investor's private... 


Energy Fuels shores up Australian supply for REE production
Energy Fuels shores up Australian supply for REE production
4th June 2024 By: Mariaan Webb

US-based Energy Fuels has formed a joint venture with Astron to develop the Donald rare earth element (REE) and mineral sands project in Australia, securing supply for its White Mesa mill, in... 


Australian Treasurer Jim Chalmers
Australia orders Chinese investors to sell down stake in rare earths miner
3rd June 2024 By: Reuters

Australian Treasurer Jim Chalmers has ordered several China-linked investors to dispose of shares in rare earths miner Northern Minerals on national interest grounds, a spokesperson said on... 


How a rattled South Africa became Anglo's best defence against BHP bid
How a rattled South Africa became Anglo's best defence against BHP bid
30th May 2024 By: Reuters

Days after miner BHP launched its takeover bid for rival Anglo American in April, the CEOs of both headed for South Africa, where a condition to divest Anglo's local platinum and iron ore assets... 


Kizito Pakabomba was appointed to oversee the Mines Ministry and Congo's globally significant reserves of coltan, copper and other minerals.
DR Congo names new government after months of delay
29th May 2024 By: Reuters

Democratic Republic of Congo has appointed a new government, spokesperson Tina Salama said in the early hours of Wednesday, ending an impasse that has mired the country in political uncertainty for... 


Boitumelo Zimba, Rubber Product Manager at Weir Minerals Africa
New branding secures authenticity of Linatex premium rubber
27th May 2024

To reinforce the authenticity of its Linatex® premium rubber and protect its customers from inferior counterfeits, Weir Minerals has introduced new branding to its red iconic rubber recognised... 


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SaaS platform appointed headline sponsor at lifting event
24th May 2024

Professional body Lifting Equipment Engineers Association (LEEA) announced, in a press release last month, that it has appointed critical asset management software-as-a-service (SaaS) provider... 


The Kookaburra graphite project has the second largest known graphite resource on South Australia’s Eyre Peninsula.
Graphite miner Lincoln joins EU trade mission
14th May 2024 By: Creamer Media Reporter

Graphite miner Lincoln Minerals CEO Jonathon Trewartha will participate in an Australia government-led trade mission to the European Union (EU) in early June. During the trade mission, Lincoln... 


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Firm highlights risks, challenges associated with solar expansion
10th May 2024 By: Lumkile Nkomfe

With a surge in the adoption of residential and commercial solar power generation, global professional services firm Aon South Africa highlights that the expansion of the solar industry comes with... 


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Organisers expect record attendance at event
10th May 2024 By: Halima Frost

With ballooning foot traffic, demonstrated by an increase in attendance of 81% from 2022 to 2023, the organisers of this year’s Enlit Africa anticipate a “bumper event that will be attended by... 


India considers incentives for lithium processing, sources say
9th May 2024 By: Reuters

India is considering offering incentives to encourage private companies to set up lithium processing facilities, as New Delhi tries to develop its nascent lithium mining and boost supplies of the... 


When the boom goes bust, protect your profits by prioritising your people
8th May 2024

By Arjen de Bruin, Group CEO at OIM Consulting It’s official: the commodity boom has gone bust.  


West Cobar adds scandium to Salazar basket
29th April 2024 By: Creamer Media Reporter

ASX-listed Cobar Metals has announced a maiden resource estimate for scandium, adding to the already valuable basket of minerals hosted at the Salazar project, north-east of Esperance in Western... 


DCDT to establish artificial intelligence advisory panel
26th April 2024 By: Natasha Odendaal

The Department of Communications and Digital Technologies (DCDT) is preparing to establish an artificial intelligence (AI) expert advisory council as it moves to shape the policies and regulations... 


Exploration drilling at the Toliara project
Base Resources, Energy Fuels to merge, create enhanced critical minerals company
22nd April 2024 By: Tasneem Bulbulia

ASX- and Aim-listed Base Resources and US-based uranium and critical minerals producer Energy Fuels have reached a binding agreement for Energy Fuels to acquire 100% of the issued shares in Base... 


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Sedna, Haivision partner to bring video solutions to African mines, industry
17th April 2024 By: Tasneem Bulbulia

African technology innovator Sedna Industrial IT Solutions has partnered with video networking and visual collaboration solutions provider Haivision to bring industrial and mining command control... 


IonicRE MD Tim Harrison
IonicRE subsidiary mulls expansion of Belfast magnet recycling demo plant's capacity
15th April 2024 By: Creamer Media Reporter

Amid significant demand for the production of rare earth oxides (REOs) from magnet recycling, which is currently essentially non-existent in the Western world, Ionic Technologies International, a... 


US President Joe Biden and US flag
Institute urges US to make concerted efforts to partner with African countries on critical minerals
9th April 2024 By: Marleny Arnoldi

A study group convened by the United States Institute of Peace (USIP) has made multiple recommendations for the US government to support mutually beneficial public and private partnerships in... 


Perpetua gets nod to pursue $1.8bn US loan for gold/antimony mine
Perpetua gets nod to pursue $1.8bn US loan for gold/antimony mine
9th April 2024 By: Mariaan Webb

Nasdaq- and TSX-listed Perpetua Resources has received a letter of interest from the Export-Import Bank of the US (Exim), signalling a step forward in its financing endeavours for the Stibnite gold... 


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Agreement extends stainless steel reach
5th April 2024 By: Nadine Ramdass

Austenitic stainless steels specialist N’GENIUS Materials Technology has reached an agreement with UK-based stainless steel manufacturer Project Pipeline Supply (PPS) to sell and distribute... 


Rare earth oxides
IonicRE, Viridis to form JV to advance rare earth prospects in Brazil
3rd April 2024 By: Darren Parker

ASX-listed companies Ionic Rare Earths (IonicRE) and Viridis Mining and Minerals are to form a 50:50 joint venture (JV) company to advance rare earth separation business prospects in Brazil. The JV... 


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New longwall commissioned in war zone
29th March 2024 By: Donna Slater

Forty kilometres from the front line of the war in Ukraine, vertically integrated mining and metals company Metinvest has commissioned its eleventh longwall for coking coal in Block 10 of the... 


South Star kicks off PEA for Alabama graphite project
26th March 2024 By: Creamer Media Reporter

South Star Battery Metals, a company listed on the TSX-V, has awarded contracts for a preliminary economic assessment (PEA) for the BamaStar graphite project, in Alabama, US. The interdisciplinary... 


Rare earth oxides
Ionic reaches steady-state output of rare earth oxide from demo plant, starts planning commercial plant
25th March 2024 By: Marleny Arnoldi

ASX-listed Ionic Rare Earths has achieved continuous production from its magnet recycling demonstration plant in Belfast, in the UK. The facility has produced 11.5 kg of didymium oxide (neodymium... 


Perpetua to sell silver royalty for $8.5m
22nd March 2024 By: Tasneem Bulbulia

TSX-listed Perpetua Resources has entered into a royalty agreement with a wholly-owned subsidiary of Franco-Nevada pursuant to which Perpetua, through its subsidiaries, sold Franco-Nevada a royalty... 


Neodymium in a bag
US backs Australian, Brazil rare earths projects for up to $850m
21st March 2024 By: Reuters

The US has backed two Australian-listed rare earths projects with up to $850-million of funding as Western nations build a supply chain for the strongly magnetic metals used in sectors from... 


Rwenzori successfully produces first quantities of mixed rare earth carbonate
13th March 2024 By: Sabrina Jardim

Ugandan operating entity Rwenzori Rare Metals (RRM), owner of the Makuutu heavy rare earths project, has successfully produced first quantities of mixed rare earth carbonate (MREC) at its newly... 


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