R/€ = 19.4460 Change: 0.0174
R/$ = 17.8400 Change: 0.0399
Au 1979.35 $/oz Change: -1.10
Pt 983.23 $/oz Change: 14.64


Budget prioritises Canadian miners’ role in global critical minerals supply chain - MAC

By: Mariaan Webb     29th March 2023 The 2023 Budget, delivered by Chrystia Freeland on Tuesday, bolsters the ability of the Canadian mining sector deliver for the country, recognising the industry’s central role in enabling the transition to a net-zero economy, says Mining Association of Canada (MAC) president and CEO Pierre... 

On-The-Air (17/03/2023) 

By: Martin Creamer     17th March 2023 This week Martin Creamer discusses base metals, exploration and solar power. 

Orion will now build smaller but get base metals into production far sooner 

By: Martin Creamer     15th March 2023 What South Africa’s base metals mining aspirant Orion Minerals has been trying to do over the last two years is to drive a very typical historic project financing arrangement for junior mining. This very typical historic project financing model involves getting banks in for between 60% and 70% of... 

Company embarks on successful trommel projects

By: Sabrina Jardim     10th March 2023 Minerals processing equipment manufacturer Multotec embarked on two major trommel projects in 2022 for the heavy minerals mining industry. The first project, completed in July, involved the manufacture and supply of two new replacement trommels for a mine, while the second project, completed in... 

Two furnace tech providers join forces

10th March 2023 Parts formation provider Norican’s Monitizer platform and furnace equipment supplier ABP’s Digital Services announced an agreement had been made in February to interface their products in an effort to advance foundry digitalisation. Monitizer and ABP Induction Systems will build links between... 

RBPlat’s full-year performance hampered by takeover delay

By: Tasneem Bulbulia     8th March 2023 Platinum group metals (PGMs) miner Royal Bafokeng Platinum (RBPlat) remained profitable in the financial year ended December 31, despite operating and inflationary pressures, CEO Steve Phiri has said. In a report to shareholders on March 8, he listed inflationary pressures, supply chain... 

Avenira scoping proves up for LFP plant

By: Esmarie Iannucci     2nd March 2023 A scoping study into lithium iron phosphate cathode active material (LFP CAM) project in Darwin has proven up for ASX-listed Avenira. The scoping study evaluated the economics of two initial scales for the LFP plant, at 100 000 t/y LFP CAP and 30 000 t/y LFP CAM, with both scenarios... 

Uranium demand growing on back of Paris Agreement

By: Halima Frost     24th February 2023 Global analysts suggest that a greater uptake of nuclear power generation is expected in the future, in line with predictions that global utility uncovered uranium requirements will rise “tremendously”, says Namibian Uranium Institute (NUI) executive director Dr Gabi Schneider. This will be... 

Slag granulation in non-ferrous sector

10th February 2023 SMS Group subsidiary Paul Wurth notes that its INBA slag granulation and dewatering system is the proven route for converting molten slag into a value-added product not only in the field of blast furnaces (BFs) but also for the non-ferrous (NF) industry. With more than 300 references worldwide,... 

JV partners commit Greater Sunrise development

By: Esmarie Iannucci     6th February 2023 Oil and gas major Woodside and its Sunrise joint venture (JV) partners have committed to the development of the Greater Sunrise fields, north-west of Darwin. Woodside said in a statement on Monday that the JV would consider all the key issues for delivering the gas, for processing and liquefied... 

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