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BME Managing Director Ralf Hennecke
Experience, ESG, innovation drives region’s mining
Updated 6 hours ago

Mining has been an economic mainstay for Southern African economies in recent years, the task is now to build on the momentum that has been created, according to Omnia group company BME. The... 

Heavy rains in Chile cause mining tailing overflow
25th June 2024 By: Reuters

s heavy rains continue to pummel Chile, cutting off areas of the country and damaging thousands of homes, one community is dealing with a tailings dam rupture that has sent heavy metals throughout... 

Gibb River chairperson Jim Richards and Namibia exploration manager Nico Scholtz visit the Erongo region.
Gibb River enters Namibia uranium sector
24th June 2024 By: Mariaan Webb

Australian company Gibb River Diamonds has acquired two uranium projects in Namibia, comprising six exclusive prospecting licences covering 1 828 km2. The company, which is also developing the... 

Vis Reddy, chairman and principal environmental geochemist, SRK Consulting
How a comprehensive ESG strategy adds value to mining
21st June 2024

The mining sector’s growing focus on environmental, social and governance (ESG) risks is often portrayed as another regulatory load to be borne by an already over-burdened sector. It is anything... 

University of Fort Hare Vice-Chancellor Professor Sakhela Buhlungu (left) and South Africa President Cyril Ramaphosa.
Global gold mining major highlights academic partnership with South Africa’s Fort Hare
21st June 2024 By: Martin Creamer

The University of Fort Hare, where the offspring of mineworkers were the first graduates, has agreed a R12.5-million, initial ten-year academic partnership with gold mining major AngloGold Ashanti,... 

Ex-BlackRock exec calls for unity to fight climate change
21st June 2024 By: Bloomberg

Paul Bodnar, BlackRock’s former chief of sustainable investing, said climate activists need to stop “demonizing” the fossil-fuel industry for advances to be made on the environmental front.... 

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"... 

Firms can boost sustainability through maintenance
21st June 2024

In a press release published last month, national welding supply store franchise Unique Welding commented that the welder is widely regarded as the “premier athlete” within the realm of metal... 

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ICMM highlights tailings safety on Brumadinho anniversary
21st June 2024

The fifth anniversary of the Brumadinho tailings dam collapse serves as a “powerful reminder” to all mining industry stakeholders about the tragic consequences of accidents and highlights the need... 

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Deal signed to test battery-powered haul trucks
21st June 2024

Forming part of its initiatives to reduce carbon emissions, iron-ore and nickel major Vale and mining equipment manufacturer Caterpillar have signed an agreement to test battery electric trucks and... 

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Defusing CBAM
21st June 2024 By: Terence Creamer

South Africa is strenuously opposing the European Union’s (EU’s) Carbon Border Adjustment Mechanism (CBAM) that, under its evolving design and coverage, could have a significant impact on the... 

Rosond inks JV with Saudi Arabia’s Bin Harkil
21st June 2024 By: Natasha Odendaal

South African exploration and drilling solutions provider Rosond and Bin Harkil Saudi Arabia have established a new joint venture (JV) company, Rosond Arabia, poised to become a leader in the... 

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Major focuses on regional sustainability
21st June 2024 By: Lumkile Nkomfe

Amid an increased focus on the clean energy transition, diversified mining group Anglo American highlights sustainability as an integral aspect of how it operates and that the company goes to great... 

Schematic cross section of the Aurora uranium project deposit
Aurora uranium project, US
21st June 2024 By: Sheila Barradas

A scoping study has demonstrated a feasible pathway to developing the US’s largest, measured uranium deposit. 

Drill samples from the CK gold project, in the US
CK gold project, US – update
21st June 2024 By: Sheila Barradas

US Gold has received a key permit, further advancing its development efforts. 

Drill core from the Jadar project
Jadar lithium-borates project, Serbia – update
21st June 2024 By: Sheila Barradas

Rio Tinto has reported that the project will be safe for the environment, according to newly published environmental studies. 

Location map of the Salares Norte project, Chile
Salares Norte gold project, Chile – update
21st June 2024 By: Sheila Barradas

Gold Fields has revised its group-wide full-year production guidance downward, owing to the early onset of winter. 

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San José lithium project, Spain – update
21st June 2024 By: Sheila Barradas

Infinity Lithium has reported significant progress at the project. 

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Tocantinzinho gold project, Brazil – update
21st June 2024 By: Sheila Barradas

G Mining Ventures has announced progress in the commissioning of the project. 

TOMRA Mining: How sensor-based sorting can help mining operations extract the full value from their quartz
TOMRA Mining: How sensor-based sorting can help mining operations extract the full value from their quartz
20th June 2024

The global market for quartz has been growing steadily and this trend is set to continue, demanding increasingly high purity levels. This demand comes from different industries, which have varying... 

Dewatering specialist IPR will be showcasing the benefits of its rental pump solutions at Electra Mining Africa 2024, backed up by global OEMs including Atlas Copco and Toyo
IPR (Integrated Pump Rental) showcases rental as answer to dewatering, slurry and sludge
20th June 2024

Cost effective and agile rental solutions for dewatering will take centre stage at IPR’s (Integrated Pump Rental) exhibition stand at Electra Mining Africa this year, as well as its quality range... 

Trafo Power Solutions positions itself as a comprehensive solutions provider, with dry-type transformers being a core component of its offerings
Connecting with stakeholders key for Trafo Power Solutions at Electra Mining Africa
20th June 2024

Trafo Power Solutions is set to make a significant impact at this year's Electra Mining Africa and will use the platform to connect with stakeholders and reinforce its position as a leader in... 

Rio Tinto invests $165m in Quebec smelter
Rio Tinto invests $165m in Quebec smelter
19th June 2024 By: Creamer Media Reporter

Diversified miner Rio Tinto has announced a $165-million (C$226-million) investment in its Grande-Baie smelter, located in Quebec. The investment aims to refurbish two anode baking furnaces that... 

B2Gold unveils new PEA for ‘medium-scale’ Gramalote project
B2Gold unveils new PEA for ‘medium-scale’ Gramalote project
19th June 2024 By: Mariaan Webb

Vancouver-headquartered B2Gold has unveiled a new preliminary economic assessment (PEA) for the Gramalote project, in Colombia, outlining a medium-scale operation that marks a shift from previous... 

Refreshed Lake Maitland uranium study impresses
18th June 2024 By: Creamer Media Reporter

Australian company Toro Energy has announced the outcomes of a refreshed scoping study for the Lake Maitland deposit, at Wiluna in Western Australia, showcasing “impressive outcomes”. The study,... 

Diederichs becomes Predictive COO as firm bolsters management to support Guinea project progress
18th June 2024 By: Tasneem Bulbulia

ASX-listed Predictive Discovery has made several key appointments to further strengthen its board and management team, to support progress with the 5.38-million-ounce Bankan gold project in Guinea.... 

Serbia's Parliament speaker seeks debate over Rio Tinto's lithium project
Serbia's Parliament speaker seeks debate over Rio Tinto's lithium project
18th June 2024 By: Reuters

Serbia's parliament speaker and former Prime Minister Ana Brnabic is seeking a debate and approval in the assembly for a contested Rio Tinto lithium project in the Balkan country. Regarded as a... 

Unity in local mining – annual conference focussing on fast-tracking women in the SA mining sector
14th June 2024

Many efforts have been made to increase the number of women in the local mining industry, from laws, proposed white papers and internal policies to name a few.  Although the reported “stretch... 

Infinity Lithium advances San José permitting process
14th June 2024 By: Sabrina Jardim

ASX-listed Infinity Lithium has reported significant progress at its San José lithium project, in Spain. The company has advanced to the next stage of the direct exploitation concession application... 

US Gold secures key water discharge permit for CK project
14th June 2024 By: Sabrina Jardim

Explorer and developer US Gold has received a key permit for the CK project, in Wyoming, further advancing the company’s development efforts. The Wyoming Department of Environmental Quality (WDEQ)... 

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Tech enhances tunnel safety
14th June 2024

Manufacturing company and surface specialist SURTECO states that it ensures greater safety in Norway's tunnels, owing to the preeminece of safety in tunnels, which is a priority in Scandinavian... 

An image of a quarrying machine at a quarrying site
Sound ESG performance a non-negotiable in quarrying
14th June 2024 By: Lumkile Nkomfe

Environmental performance holds particular significance in the quarrying industry, with quarries re-evaluating their strategies and operational models, driven by an imperative to align with... 

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Lead removed from electronic blasting products
14th June 2024

Commercial explosives and blasting systems manufacturer Orica is expanding its lead-free non-primary explosives detonator (NPED) technology through the manufacturing of what it claims is the... 

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Youth service addresses skills deficit, enabling future success
14th June 2024

Addressing youth unemployment and the associated skills deficit are crucial for ensuring a sustainable and equitable future for the South African mining sector. The private-sector-led Youth... 

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Organisation looks into industry challenges
14th June 2024 By: Lumkile Nkomfe

High regulatory and legislative barriers in the quarrying sector are constraining its growth, says quarrying and surface mining professional body Institute of Quarrying Southern Africa (IQSA)... 

Location map of the Etango uranium project, in Namibia
Etango-8 uranium project, Namibia – update
14th June 2024 By: Sheila Barradas

Bannerman Resources has announced a moderate increase in the preproduction capital forecast for the project.  

Location map of the Wolfsberg project, in Austria
Wolfsberg lithium project, Austria – update
14th June 2024 By: Sheila Barradas

BMW has transferred $15-million to a subsidiary of Critical Metals Corp for the offtake of battery-grade lithium hydroxide from the project. 

Nurturing young talent in geoscience: Insights from industry experts
Nurturing young talent in geoscience: Insights from industry experts
14th June 2024

In the field of geoscience, the voices of young professionals resonate with promise, innovation and a deep-rooted passion for understanding the Earth’s complex systems. Council for Geosciences... 

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Big shortfall in climate adaptation funding undermines Africa’s ability to respond
14th June 2024 By: Nadine James

The effects of climate change are becoming increasingly evident and yet a key component of the fight to preserve lives and livelihoods, namely adaptation funding, has stagnated, according to... 

An image showing Osino's Twin Hills gold project in Namibia
Sustainability reports highlights Osino’s investment in jobs, Namibia’s economy
13th June 2024 By: Tasneem Bulbulia

TSX-listed Osino Resources’ Twin Hills gold project, located near Karibib in Namibia, is on track to create about 1 000 new jobs in the region, the company’s third annual sustainability report... 

Mining activity at Copper 360.
Copper 360 on home straight to produce quite a bit of cash, CEO reports
13th June 2024 By: Martin Creamer

Copper mining and marketing company Copper 360 is on the home straight to produce quite a bit of cash by financial year end. That was the main takeaway from Mining Weekly’s post-results Zoom... 

Environmental studies at Jadar, Serbia
Environmental studies show Serbian lithium project is safe, Rio says
13th June 2024 By: Reuters

Anglo-Australian miner Rio Tinto said on Thursday newly published environmental studies showed that its Serbia lithium project, which was stopped in 2022 after massive protests, would be safe for... 

The Salares Norte mine in Chile
Gold Fields lowers full-year output guidance as Chile mine hit by severe weather
13th June 2024 By: Tasneem Bulbulia

JSE- and NYSE-listed Gold Fields has revised its group-wide full-year production guidance downward, from between 2.33-million and 2.43-million ounces, to between 2.20-million and 2.30-million... 

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South African leader in Steel -Racking, -Shelving, and -Mezzanine flooring. Universal has innovated an approach which encompasses conceptualising,...


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