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A$30m in commitments for Ora Banda’s Davyhurst
1st March 2024 By: Mariaan Webb

ASX-listed Ora Banda has received commitments for a A$30-million capital raise to advance its Davyhurt project, in Western Australia’s Eastern Goldfields region. The company received commitments... 


Manganese
Marula makes maiden investment in Kenya to acquire a 60% interest in manganese mine
1st March 2024 By: Marleny Arnoldi

Battery metals miner Marula Mining has signed a binding term sheet with Kenyan manganese mine operator Gems and Industrial Minerals (GIM) to acquire a 60% commercial interest in the Larisoro mine,... 


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Noncompliance causing environmental damage
1st March 2024 By: Lumkile Nkomfe

With the need to improve environmental protection standards in South Africa’s mining sector casting a spotlight on implementation and compliance thereof, law firm Webber Wentzel partner and... 


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Filter press aids in water sustainability
1st March 2024 By: Lumkile Nkomfe

Coal exploration and mining company Canyon Coal reports that its newly commissioned 40 t/h filter press at its Mpumalanga-based Gugulethu mine is assisting in improving its sustainable use of... 


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Dugbe gold project, Liberia – update
1st March 2024 By: Sheila Barradas

Hummingbird Resources has welcomed subsidiary company Pasofino Gold's announcement of the start of exploration activities at Bukon Jedeh – a high-priority target area within the Dugbe gold project. 


Drill core from the Makuutu project
Makuutu rare earths project, Uganda – update
1st March 2024 By: Sheila Barradas

IonicRE has identified 69 holes with clay-hosted rare earth intersections above the current resource cutoff across three licences at the Makuutu project. 


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North Bullfrog gold project, US – update
1st March 2024 By: Sheila Barradas

The project has been approved. 


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Twin Hills gold project, Namibia – update
1st March 2024 By: Sheila Barradas

On February 25, 2024, Osino and Yimtai announced that that they had entered into a binding arrangement – the Yintai Arrangement Agreement – pursuant to which Yintai will acquire all the outstanding... 


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Galileo reaches 80% shareholding in Zim-focused BC Ventures
29th February 2024 By: Marleny Arnoldi

London-listed Galileo Resources has met all conditions required to acquire an additional 51% shareholding in BC Ventures, which, coupled with its existing 29% shareholding, now adds up to an 80%... 


Lucapa posts full-year loss amid volatile market conditions
29th February 2024 By: Sabrina Jardim

In 2023, the global diamond market experienced a downturn and volatility and although the large, high-quality diamonds recovered from both its Lulo and Mothae operations achieved decent prices at... 


Trinex gains exposure to Canada’s Athabasca basin
28th February 2024 By: Mariaan Webb

Australia-based resources company Trinex Minerals has executed a binding letter of intent with TSX-V-listed ALX Resources to acquire an up to 75% interest in the Gibbons Creek uranium project, in... 


BCG highlights challenges, opportunities amid energy transition
28th February 2024 By: Sabrina Jardim

Amid the global transition to cleaner energy sources, African countries face various challenges and opportunities pertaining to the adoption of renewable energy. Consulting firm Boston Consulting... 


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FEED study confirms exceptionally good economics for Aura’s Mauritania project
28th February 2024 By: Tasneem Bulbulia

ASX- and Aim-listed Aura Energy’s recently completed front end engineering design (FEED) study for the Tiris uranium project, in Mauritania, has confirmed “excellent” economic returns, the company... 


Drill core recovered from the Segele mine, in Ethiopia
Akobo finalises debt restructuring agreement
28th February 2024 By: Darren Parker

Scandinavia-based gold exploration and mining company Akobo Minerals, which has operations in Ethiopia, has finalised an agreement regarding completion of its debt restructuring. This follows the... 


Osisko establishes technical committee for Gaspe dewatering plan
28th February 2024 By: Creamer Media Reporter

Exploration and development company Osisko Metals has created a technical consultation committee to assist in developing a plan for the dewatering of the Mount Copper openpit at Gaspé Copper, in... 


Eastport Ventures CEO Robin Birchall
Eastport appoints mining veteran Birchall as CEO
28th February 2024 By: Marleny Arnoldi

Canadian miner Eastport Ventures has appointed Robin Birchall CEO effective immediately. He brings to the board more than 20 years of experience in the investment banking sector within the mining... 


Australia considers tax credit for minerals processing, says industry group
Australia considers tax credit for minerals processing, says industry group
28th February 2024 By: Reuters

The Australian government is considering a tax credit for companies that build processing facilities to boost the value of green energy minerals such as nickel and lithium, the head of a mining... 


Accelerate sells noncore Pilbara licences to Fortescue
28th February 2024 By: Creamer Media Reporter

Exploration company Accelerate Resources (AX8) has sold two exploration licences in east Pilbara to a subsidiary of Fortescue Metals for A$300 000 and a milestone payment of $500 000 should mining... 


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Glencore’s Raglan opens new mine
27th February 2024 By: Creamer Media Reporter

Nickel miner Raglan, a Glencore company, has officially inaugurated the Anuri mine from its Sivumut mining project, which has been under development for more than ten years. Anuri, which is one of... 


Red Rock, partner to establish test programme at Burkina Faso project
27th February 2024 By: Creamer Media Reporter

Natural resource development company Red Rock Resources and its partner, Hong Kong-headquartered company Riverstone Resources, will set out to implement a test programme at the Bilbale gold... 


Hummingbird highlights potential for Bukon Jedeh exploration to expand Dugbe project's resource
27th February 2024 By: Creamer Media Reporter

Aim-listed Hummingbird Resources has welcomed subsidiary company Pasofino Gold's announcement of the start of exploration activities at Bukon Jedeh – a high-priority target area within the Dugbe... 


First Mining receives permits for temporary winter road to Springpole
27th February 2024 By: Creamer Media Reporter

Toronto-listed First Mining has received construction permits for a temporary winter road to the Springpole gold project exploration camp site, which will allow for the safe transport of supplies... 


Rare earths
Ionic finds promising rare earth intersections, expands exploration target at Makuutu
27th February 2024 By: Marleny Arnoldi

ASX-listed Ionic Rare Earths has identified 69 holes with clay-hosted rare earth intersections above the current resource cut-off across three licences at the Makuutu rare earths project, in... 


Fury Gold Mines buys Éléonore South from Newmont
Fury Gold Mines buys Éléonore South from Newmont
27th February 2024 By: Creamer Media Reporter

Canada-focused exploration company Fury Gold Mines on Monday announced that it would buy Newmont’s 49.978% interest in the Éléonore South project for C$3-million. Situated in a prolific... 


Northern Star shows support for PolarX
Northern Star shows support for PolarX
27th February 2024 By: Creamer Media Reporter

Global-scale Australian gold miner Northern Star has agreed to fully underwrite exploration and development company PolarX’s entitlement offer that seeks to raise about A$4.92-million. PolarX will... 


Wiluna pilot plant be operational by H2 – Toro
27th February 2024 By: Creamer Media Reporter

ASX-listed uranium development and exploration company Toro Energy is advancing the design phase of its beneficiation and hydrometallurgical pilot plant at a facility in Perth, in line with plans... 


Boss takes key growth step with completion of US acquisition
Boss takes key growth step with completion of US acquisition
27th February 2024 By: Mariaan Webb

Australia’s Boss Energy has completed the acquisition of a 30% stake in the Alta Mesa in-situ recovery uranium project for $60-million in cash. The company acquired the interest in the project,... 


Tertiary signs JV agreement to form new Zambian copper exploration company
26th February 2024 By: Darren Parker

Aim-listed Tertiary Minerals has signed a new joint venture (JV) agreement with local partner Mwashia Resources that will consolidate ownership of the Jacks, Mukai and Mushima North copper... 


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Oriole confirms high-grade mineralisation at Mbe from partner’s soil sampling
26th February 2024 By: Marleny Arnoldi

Sub-Saharan African miner BCM International Group has uncovered gold mineralisation grading 256 g/t from outcrop sampling and 25.1 g/t gold from pit sampling over a 3-km-long target on the Mbe gold... 


Sasol CEO Fleetwood Grobler
Sasol prioritising coal de-stoning investment as it seeks to allay fears over big Secunda output dip
26th February 2024 By: Terence Creamer

Energy and chemicals group Sasol has moved to address investor concerns that its yearly production at Secunda will need to fall to only 6.7-million tons for it to meet its goal of reducing the... 


Yintai Gold to buy Canadian gold exploration firm Osino for C$368m
26th February 2024 By: Reuters

China-based Yintai Gold on Sunday said it will acquire Canadian gold exploration firm Osino Resources in an all cash deal for C$368-million. Osino will end its C$287-million deal with Canadian... 


Sibanye-Stillwater CEO Neal Froneman
Sibanye reports 55.1% increase in lithium carbonate equivalent resources
26th February 2024 By: Darren Parker

JSE- and NYSE-listed Sibanye-Stillwater has reported a 55.1% increase in attributable lithium mineral resources as at the end of last year, along with a general expansion and diversification of its... 


Montage upsizes financing, makes leadership changes
26th February 2024 By: Mariaan Webb

Canadian precious metals explorer and developer Montage Gold on Friday announced an upsized private placement financing of C$35-million. The company, which is listed on the TSX-V, increased its... 


Energy Fuels preparing two more US uranium mines for production
Energy Fuels preparing two more US uranium mines for production
26th February 2024 By: Mariaan Webb

In anticipation of continued strength in uranium markets, US-based Energy Fuels is preparing two more mines in Colorado and Wyoming for production and is readying for exploration drilling to... 


AngloGold Ashanti CEO Alberto Calderon
AngloGold moves forward with studies for Nevada starter project
26th February 2024 By: Mariaan Webb

The board of multinational miner AngloGold Ashanti has given the green light for the North Bullfrog project’s feasibility study to progress into detailed engineering. This represents a crucial... 


Christo Wiese
South African billionaire Wiese returns to his diamond-hunting roots
26th February 2024 By: Bloomberg

Christo Wiese, South Africa’s-billionaire retail king, is going back to the future. The 82-year-old serial investor, who steered the expansion of both Africa’s biggest clothing retailer and the... 


Xtract's Kalenga copper project, in Zambia
Xtract concludes Manica disposal
23rd February 2024 By: Marleny Arnoldi

Aim-listed Xtract Resources has concluded the disposal of its entire interest in the Manica gold project, in Mozambique. The company in January agreed terms for the disposal of its 23% net profit... 


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On-The-Air (23/02/2024)
23rd February 2024 By: Martin Creamer

Martin Creamer discusses phosphate, junior miners and clean electricity. 


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Developer progresses copper project
23rd February 2024 By: Trent Roebeck

After having been stalled for seven years, the Omitiomire copper project of Namibian copper explorer and developer Omico Mining has now completed phases 1, 2 and 3 of metallurgical testwork, with... 


Mining consultancy SRK Consulting MD Andrew van Zyl
Continued exploration, mine development in 2024
23rd February 2024

With Africa’s substantial and varied mineral endowment being undisputed, the year ahead will likely see ongoing progress in exploration and mine development, in both traditional metals and the... 


Jurie Wessels, founder and executive chairperson of Vanadium Resources
Jurie Wessels
23rd February 2024 By: Creamer Media Reporter

This week we profile Jurie Wessels, founder and executive chairperson of Vanadium Resources, which is developing the Steelpoortdrift mine and concentrator and the Tweefontein salt roast leach plant 


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Junior mining fund is a start, but should not be seen as the end game
23rd February 2024 By: Martin Creamer

The Junior Mining Exploration Fund just launched by the Industrial Development Corporation and the Department of Mineral Resources and Energy (DMRE) is a start but must not end up as the finish.... 


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Crunch time
23rd February 2024 By: Terence Creamer

The consequences of policy failure in electricity are so obvious there is no need to ventilate them again. Not so for gas, however, given that they are only visible to those manufacturers that have... 


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