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Deep-sea mining exploration firm The Metals Co starts trading

By: Reuters     13th September 2021 The Metals Co (TMC), which was created through the merger of deep-sea mining firm DeepGreen with blank-check company Sustainable Opportunities Acquisition Corp, started trading on the Nasdaq on Friday at $11.0535 a share. The Metals Co has exploration licenses for parts of the Pacific Ocean... 

Novel solutions improve costs

By: Nadine Ramdass     10th September 2021 The South African mining industry “insists on value for money”, which has led to companies’ analysing entire life-cycle costs when making buying decisions, says pumps manufacturer, supplier and solutions company Centex Africa MD Theo Philippou. The increased attention to detail has resulted in... 

Mines’ transition pushes industry to adapt

By: Nadine Ramdass     10th September 2021 The South African mining industry’s expansion and adapting in line with global demands requires the pumps industry to expand accordingly by offering various and robust pumping solutions for versatile applications, says pumps distributor Vansan SA’s marketing coordinator Riëtte Kotzé. Pumps are... 

Noront reviewing Wyloo arrangement agreement

By: Mariaan Webb     7th September 2021 Canadian nickel junior Noront Resources on Tuesday confirmed that it had received an arrangement agreement from suitor Wyloo Metals, which outlines the terms and conditions of its C$0.70-a-share offer. Noront said that it was reviewing the arrangement agreement and stressed that the board would... 

How will solid-state batteries make electric vehicles better?

By: Reuters     7th September 2021 Solid-state batteries could be game changer for electric vehicles (EVs) by storing more energy, charging faster and offering greater safety than liquid lithium-ion batteries, helping accelerate the shift away from fossil fuel-powered cars. HOW ARE THEY DIFFERENT FROM LIQUID LITHIUM-ION BATTERIES?... 

Wyloo wants Noront directors to disclose any BHP benefits

By: Mariaan Webb     7th September 2021 Australian mining magnate Andrew Forrest's Wyloo Metals has called on the board of takeover target Noront Resources to disclose if they are afforded any benefits by diversified major BHP that will not be made available to ordinary shareholders. These include any early exercise or vesting options... 

Eight people suffocate at Burkina Faso mine after police fire tear gas

By: Reuters     3rd September 2021 Eight people suffocated to death when police in Burkina Faso used tear gas against unauthorised gold miners at Nordgold's Bissa mine, a prosecutor said on Thursday. About 40 were on site on Wednesday when the police fired tear gas, which "caused panic and the suffocation of the clandestine gold... 

Need for alertness in refineries

3rd September 2021 The easiest way to avoid disasters at an industrial facility is if personnel quickly identify and act upon, imminent danger.  

Noront shareholders have lost hope, says Forrest as Wyloo puts new proposal on table 

By: Mariaan Webb     30th August 2021 Australia’s Wyloo Metals on Monday submitted an acquisition proposal to the board of Noront Resources, offering shareholders C$0.70 a share in cash or the option of participating in the junior’s growth potential by remaining as a holder under a new leadership team led by Andrew Forrest. The cash... 

Testing facility expansion under way

27th August 2021 Swiss multinational metals and minerals trade commodities group SGS has seen a rising demand for testing services to meet client requirements and, to facilitate the needs of its clients, it announced the construction of its new, state-of-the-art laboratory in April this year. 

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