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Makuutu project drill cores
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... 


The São Miguel Paulista refinery in Brazil
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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Lynas remains committed to Malaysia - Lacaze
8th August 2023 By: Esmarie Iannucci

Rare earths miner Lynas has no plans to abandon its Malaysian operations with the start of refining activities in the US. Speaking on the sidelines of the Diggers & Dealers conference, Lynas MD... 


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Jervois waiting for better days at ICO
7th August 2023 By: Esmarie Iannucci

Cobalt developer Jervois Global would only consider restarting the construction of its Idaho Cobalt Operations (ICO) if the cobalt price reached above the $25/lb threshold. The ASX- and TSX-V... 


Jervois starts ground work in the US
2nd August 2023 By: Esmarie Iannucci

ASX- and TSX-V listed Jervois Global has started site selection for its cobalt refinery in the US, along with drilling at its Sunshine deposit, adjacent to the Idaho cobalt operations (ICO). The... 


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Lynas gets more support from the DoD
1st August 2023 By: Esmarie Iannucci

Rare earths miner Lynas has signed an updated contract with the US Department of Defence (DoD) for the construction of its heavy rare earth processing facility in Texas. Lynas was in 2022 awarded... 


IonicRE advances work on Makuutu demonstration plant
28th July 2023 By: Cameron Mackay

Construction has started on a demonstration plant at rare earth minerals developer Ionic Rare Earths’ (IonicRE’s) 60%-owned Makuutu heavy rare earths project, in Uganda. The installation contract... 


A box of rare earth core samples in a box ready for analysis owned by Ionic Rare Earths in Uganda
Ugandan rare earths project progressing to plan
28th July 2023

Minerals exploration company Ionic Rare Earths (IonicRE) reports that the Phase 5 drill programme at its 60%-owned Makuutu rare earths project in Uganda, is advancing to plan with the rotary air... 


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Companies bolstering defences as cyberattack threats rise
21st July 2023 By: Schalk Burger

Companies across all industries are increasing their cybersecurity maturity across people, process and technology aspects, but are also increasingly looking at how best to respond in the event of... 


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WA investing in diversified economy
18th July 2023 By: Esmarie Iannucci

The Western Australian government has announced A$148-million in funding support to 40 projects across the state, as part of its plans to diversify the state’s economy. The 40 successful... 


Rare earths prices sink to lowest since 2020 as China ramps up supply
Rare earths prices sink to lowest since 2020 as China ramps up supply
13th July 2023 By: Reuters

Prices for rare earths sank to their lowest since late 2020 this week as soft demand from green energy companies and the automotive sector combined with rising supply from top producer China,... 


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BHP calls for better fiscal settings as company's investment in Qld fades
27th June 2023 By: Esmarie Iannucci

Mining giant BHP boss Mike Henry on Tuesday said that the Australian resources sector would benefit more from better productivity and fiscal settings, rather than subsidies in its bid to harness... 


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New space agency CEO outlines vision for stimulating local space industry
23rd June 2023 By: Rebecca Campbell

The South African National Space Agency’s (SANSA’s) recently appointed and third confirmed (as distinct from acting) CEO, Humbulani Mudau, is determined to use the solid “launch pad” created under... 


Aerial view of the Idaho Cobalt Operations
Idaho Cobalt Operations, US – update
23rd June 2023 By: Sheila Barradas

Jervois Global will accelerate exploration at the Idaho Cobalt Operations, and a bankable feasibility study for a cobalt refinery in the US as funding from the US government gets under way. 


Platinum Group Metals CEO Frank Hallam.
Hopes rise for platinum, palladium use in batteries as commercialisation trialling steps up
21st June 2023 By: Martin Creamer

Hopes are rising for the commercialisation of batteries that are boosted by the inclusion of platinum and palladium following the engagement of an innovation centre to drive the next generation of... 


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King unveils Critical Minerals Strategy
20th June 2023 By: Esmarie Iannucci

The federal government has unveiled its new Critical Minerals Strategy, highlighting six focus areas to help grow Australia’s critical minerals wealth, create jobs, and strengthen global clean... 


Ionic produces first REO from Belfast plant
19th June 2023 By: Esmarie Iannucci

Junior Ionic Rare earths has started rare earth oxide (REO) production at its magnet recycling demonstration plant, in Belfast in the UK. “Our Belfast facility is key to us harnessing our... 


US funding kicks in for Jervois
US funding kicks in for Jervois
16th June 2023 By: Esmarie Iannucci

ASX- and TSX-V-listed Jervois Global will accelerate exploration at its Idaho Cobalt Operations (ICO) and a bankable feasibility study (BFS) for a cobalt refinery in the US, as funding from the US... 


IonicRE progresses resource expansion drilling at Makuutu project
15th June 2023 By: Marleny Arnoldi

ASX-listed Ionic Rare Earths (IonicRE) says the Phase 5 drill programme on its 60%-owned Makuutu rare earths project, in Uganda, is advancing according to plan. The company says, in a release,... 


Drill cores recovered at the Makuutu project in Uganda
IonicRE appoints COO to help deliver the Makuutu project
13th June 2023 By: Creamer Media Reporter

Mineral exploration company Ionic Rare Earths (IonicRE) has appointed experienced mining executive Dr Tommie van der Walt COO. “This significant addition to our executive team demonstrates our... 


Mozambique rare earths miner lists on LSE
9th June 2023 By: Marleny Arnoldi

The LSE has welcomed its newest resource exploration and development company, Altona Rare Earths, to its main market. Altona has raised £2-million, or $2.5-million, through an oversubscribed... 


Jan Widerström, president and MD of Saab
Jan Widerström
9th June 2023

This week we profile Jan Widerström, president and MD of Saab, a manufacturer and developer of integrated electronic self-protection systems 


Rainbow Rare Earths Phalaborwa mine gypsum stacks
Rainbow starts operations at Phalaborwa magnet rare earths pilot plant
6th June 2023 By: Darren Parker

plant for the Phalaborwa project, in South Africa, has started operations and is on track to produce the first high-value mixed rare earth sulphate in the third quarter. The company said this would... 


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Expert safety, health and environmental advisers key to ensuring risk management, compliance
26th May 2023 By: Sabrina Jardim

While South Africa’s legislative framework extensively covers various aspects of health and safety, companies could greatly benefit from expert safety, health and environmental (SHE) advisers to... 


Drones used in anti-poaching
26th May 2023

Various technologies, such as tracking tags, closed circuit television cameras and thermal cameras, Wireless Sensor Networks, mobile apps and drones, are being used for intelligence and... 


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New breakthrough for defence company
26th May 2023

Defence and manufacturing company Airbus Defence and Space and its wholly-owned subsidiary Airbus UpNext, have achieved in-flight autonomous guidance and control of a drone using an A310 MRTT. In... 


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Action, not distraction
26th May 2023 By: Terence Creamer

Political and social turbulence has swirled fiercely ever since former Eskom CEO André de Ruyter appeared in that explosive television interview in February, and has intensified with the release of... 


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USGS invests millions in critical-minerals mapping in Alaska
24th May 2023 By: Creamer Media Reporter

The US Geological Survey (USGS) will invest more than $5.8-million to map critical-mineral resources in Alaska in partnership with the Alaska Division of Geological and Geophysical Surveys. “I’m... 


CDA says USGS stance on copper ignores its own methodology
CDA says USGS stance on copper ignores its own methodology
24th May 2023 By: Creamer Media Reporter

The Copper Development Association (CDA) has slammed the US Geological Survey (USGS) for misleading a bipartisan group of congressmen and senators about the need for copper to be included in the US... 


Ball valves launched
19th May 2023

Flow control products and services for global infrastructure markets provider Flowserve, announced the release of the Worcester 51/52 Series Reduced Port Flanged Ball Valves. 


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