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Pioneering local expertise: PRISMA and Barrick redefine training in African mining
Pioneering local expertise: PRISMA and Barrick redefine training in African mining
26th October 2023

Introduction: Collaborating for growth  Barrick Gold, the second largest gold producer in Tanzania, is dedicated to fostering local mining sector growth through its sites at North Mara and... 

Solid quarter for Fortescue Metals
Solid quarter for Fortescue Metals
26th October 2023 By: Mariaan Webb

Iron-ore major Fortescue Metals has delivered a “solid quarter”, with shipments of 49.5-million tonnes contributing to the milestone of two-billion tonnes shipped since the company started... 

A smelter owned by Ironveld
Ironveld to raise £1m for working capital; Wardle to take over as chairperson
26th October 2023 By: Creamer Media Reporter

South African speciality metals producer Ironveld will raise £1-million to be used as working capital, with its largest shareholder Tracarta to provide £450 000 of the funding. Tracarta, in which... 

Graphite ore
Tesla supplier Syrah expects more graphite buys ahead of China export ban
26th October 2023 By: Reuters

Australian producer Syrah Resources on Thursday said it expects buyers outside of China to step up their purchases of natural graphite before stricter export controls on the battery material came... 

Anglo American Strategy & Sustainability Director Helena Nonka.
Anglo carbon emissions cut by transition to 100% renewables in South America
25th October 2023 By: Martin Creamer

The transition of Anglo American to 100% renewable electricity supply across its South America operations has helped the London- and Johannesburg-listed diversified mining company to reduce its... 

Andrada Mining CEO Anthony Viljoen
Namibia's battery metal ambitions rest on infrastructure, miners say
25th October 2023 By: Reuters

Namibia's ambitions to become a manufacturing hub for battery metals key to the global transition to clean energy will require huge investments in infrastructure to support processing facilities,... 

An image of Sibanye-Stillwater CEO Neal Froneman
More than 4 000 jobs on the line as Sibanye considers future of four South African PGM shafts
25th October 2023 By: Tasneem Bulbulia

Dual-listed Sibanye-Stillwater will enter into consultations with organised labour and other affected non-unionised employees through their representatives regarding the possible restructuring of... 

Sylvania achieves solid first-quarter production performance
25th October 2023 By: Tasneem Bulbulia

London-listed platinum group metals (PGMs) and chrome company Sylvania Platinum had a “good start” to its 2024 financial year, with the Sylvania Dump Operations (SDO), in South Africa, having... 

SolGold says several groups interested in Cascabel
25th October 2023 By: Creamer Media Reporter

Exploration and development company SolGold is in discussions with several “highly credible” groups interested in the Cascabel copper project, in Ecuador, the LSE- and TSX-listed company reported... 

The Sentinel mine, in Zambia.
First Quantum trims 2023 copper and nickel guidance
25th October 2023 By: Mariaan Webb

Canada-headquartered First Quantum has lopped off as much as 65 000 t from its copper production guidance for the year, to reflect the performance to-date of its three key mines – Cobre Panamá,... 

IMARC 2023: How Space is Helping Mining Rise to New Heights
25th October 2023

The 2023 International Mining and Resources Conference (IMARC) in Sydney this month is bringing together two seemingly distinct industries, mining and space exploration, to collaborate on... 

Lynas jumps as Malaysia allows key plant extension
25th October 2023 By: Reuters

Shares of Lynas Rare Earths hit their highest in over a month on Wednesday, extending gains, after Malaysia allowed the miner to operate its flagship refinery locally with a variation to the... 

Cochilco says large-scale copper mining costs keep growing
25th October 2023 By: Reuters

The costs of large-scale copper mining in Chile kept rising due to lower production and rising service costs, a report from the state-run Chilean Copper Commission (Cochilco) said on Tuesday. The... 

Namibia orders police to stop Chinese firm's lithium exports
24th October 2023 By: Reuters

Namibia's government has ordered police to stop Xinfeng Investments from transporting lithium ore inside the country and from exporting it, accusing the Chinese miner of violating the country’s ban... 

The Venetia Underground mine
De Beers' third-quarter output decreases to 7.4m carats
24th October 2023 By: Creamer Media Reporter

Global diamond company De Beers' production decreased to 7.4-million carats for the third quarter ended September 30. That compares with the 9.6-million carats produced in the third quarter of last... 

Anglo American Platinum's Mogalakwena operation.
Anglo Platinum reports higher PGM sales volumes but much lower prices
24th October 2023 By: Martin Creamer

Anglo American Platinum on Tuesday reported an increase in the sales volumes of platinum group metals (PGMs) from production, excluding trading, in the three months ending September 30. Owing to a... 

The solar farm at Gudai-darri
In Australia's outback, Rio Tinto prepares for a low carbon future
24th October 2023 By: Reuters

In the red, dusty outback of the Pilbara in Western Australia, the world's biggest iron ore miner Rio Tinto is preparing for a low carbon future as it maps out new sources of the raw material to... 

President Cyril Ramaphosa
Ramaphosa says battle against coal syndicates gaining traction
24th October 2023 By: Lumkile Nkomfe

President Cyril Ramaphosa has hailed the efforts by law enforcement agencies and the South African Revenue Service to bust coal smuggling syndicates operating in the country. Planned search and... 

Hennie Colyn
Process Automation – an important driver in creating a sustainable future for mining
24th October 2023

By Hennie Colyn, Direct Sales Executive: Process Automation at Schneider Electric Process automation plays vital role in making the mining industry more sustainable. It enhances operational... 

The Edikan mine In Ghana
Strong cash flow takes Perseus’ cash, bullion balance to $594m
24th October 2023 By: Creamer Media Reporter

Africa-focused gold miner Perseus Mining has added $72-million to its cash and bullion balance in the quarter ended September 30, taking its cash and bullion balance to $594-million. That, along... 

Malaysia allows Lynas to import radioactive raw material until 2026
Malaysia allows Lynas to import radioactive raw material until 2026
24th October 2023 By: Reuters

Malaysia on Tuesday amended Lynas Rare Earths' operating license to allow the Australian firm to import raw materials containing natural radioactive material and process rare earths until March... 

Petra CEO Richard Duffy
Petra's first-quarter output up 12% y/y
24th October 2023 By: Creamer Media Reporter

Stabilising operations at its Cullinan and Finsch mines, in South Africa, and the resumption of production at the Williamson mine, in Tanzania, led to a 12% quarter-on-quarter increase in Petra... 

Monadelphous wins contracts worth A$170m
24th October 2023 By: Creamer Media Reporter

Engineering company Monadelphous Group has secured new construction and maintenance contracts and contract extensions in the resources and energy sectors totalling A$170-million. The company has... 

NextSource progresses test work for commercially processing SuperFlake graphite
23rd October 2023 By: Marleny Arnoldi

TSX-listed NextSource Materials has shipped its first bulk container of SuperFlake graphite from the Molo mine, in Madagascar. The shipment is destined for a battery anode facility to be processed... 

The Steenkampskraal mine
Steenkampskraal Monazite Mine CEO lays out development plan to 2027
23rd October 2023 By: Darren Parker

Mining company Steenkampskraal Monazite Mine CEO and mine manager Graham Soden has outlined the mine’s planned development strategy to December 2027 to bring the mine into production. In a release... 

The Illawara operation in New South Wales
South32's met coal output falls on Illawarra disruptions
23rd October 2023 By: Reuters

Australia's South32 posted a bigger-than-expected 18% drop in its first-quarter metallurgical coal output on Monday, hurt by production disruptions at its flagship Illawarra operations in New South... 

Conventional and mechanised mining viable options at Bengwenyama – study
23rd October 2023 By: Darren Parker

Johannesburg- and Australia-listed Southern Palladium has disclosed the results of geotechnical test work conducted at its Bengwenyama platinum group metals (PGMs) project, situated on the eastern... 

South Africa Manganese's Hotazel mine in the Northern Cape.
South32 reports record quarterly production at South Africa Manganese
23rd October 2023 By: Martin Creamer

South Africa Manganese continued its strong performance in the three months to September 30, when it increased saleable production by 7% to a record 628 000 wet metric tonnes (wmt), South32... 

Training programme combines mining and media to drive excellence
Training programme combines mining and media to drive excellence
23rd October 2023

Menar Academy’s Mining Journalism Training programme celebrated its fifth-year with, a record 222 applications. The opportunity to observe activities around a new mine being developed by Canyon... 

Revised Paulsens restart study expected next month – Black Cat
23rd October 2023 By: Mariaan Webb

An update to the restart study for the Paulsens gold mine, in Pilbara, will be announced in November, ASX-listed Black Cat Syndicate reported on Monday. The study targets increased production,... 

Piloting the Green Hydrogen Community Development Toolkit- H2.SA Programme
Piloting the Green Hydrogen Community Development Toolkit- H2.SA Programme
23rd October 2023

The Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) GmbH is an international cooperation enterprise for sustainable development with worldwide operations. GIZ has been working in... 

Thunderbird starts production ahead of schedule
Thunderbird starts production ahead of schedule
23rd October 2023 By: Mariaan Webb

The Thunderbird mineral sands project, in the Kimberley region of northern Western Australia, has started producing ore, several weeks ahead of the original final investment decision, ASX-listed... 

The Dagger project is located about 20 km from the Lance facility in Wyoming, US.
Peninsula establishes new US uranium project
23rd October 2023 By: Mariaan Webb

Uranium developer Peninsula Energy has established a new uranium development project, the Dagger project, which boasts an initial mineral resource estimate of 6.9-million pounds of uranium oxide.... 

Northern Graphite's processing plant in Quebec, Canada.
Miners race to realise graphite projects as China controls exports
23rd October 2023 By: Reuters

As China moved to control some exports of key battery mineral graphite on Friday, miners elsewhere face a race against time to bring new projects to fruition to secure supplies for the next... 

Panama's President gives final approval to major copper mine contract
Panama's President gives final approval to major copper mine contract
23rd October 2023 By: Reuters

Panama's President on Friday gave final approval of a law authorising a new long-term contract for a major copper mine following lengthy negotiations that will ultimately provide state coffers with... 

Ero’s Tucumã project on track for first copper next year
20th October 2023 By: Tasneem Bulbulia

TSX- and NYSE-listed Ero Copper highlights considerable progress at its Tucumã project, in Brazil, noting that since starting site works in 2022, all engineering, procurement and construction... 

Rio Tinto, Aboriginal group sign first solar deal for WA iron-ore region
20th October 2023 By: Reuters

Rio Tinto has signed an initial agreement with the Yindjibarndi people and Philippines' ACEN to look at options to develop green energy supplies for its operations in the world's biggest iron-ore... 

Lion ferrochrome smelter.
Merafe reports 21% lower ferrochrome production in first nine months
20th October 2023 By: Martin Creamer

Third-quarter attributable ferrochrome production of Merafe Resources from the Glencore Merafe Chrome Venture was 40 000 t, which resulted in a production decrease of 21% for the first nine months... 

Orica upgrades its electronic blasting technologies to improve performance and usability
Orica upgrades its electronic blasting technologies to improve performance and usability
20th October 2023

Melbourne, Australia (ASX: ORI) Customers of Orica’s eDev™ II and uni tronic™ 600 electronic blasting systems are set to experience more efficient and productive operations. The updated eDev™ II... 

Lynas Rare Earths CEO Amanda Lacaze
Lynas idles Malaysia operations for upgrade
20th October 2023 By: Mariaan Webb

Australia’s Lynas Rare Earths said on Friday that it would temporarily shut down all operations in Malaysia, besides mixed rare earth carbonate (MREC) processing, to complete upgrade works to... 

The above image depicts the directional core drilling technology
Partnership formed to focus on directional drilling
20th October 2023

Global mining technology company IMDEX is partnering with directional core drilling (DCD) services and borehole surveying company Devico to expand their DCD capabilities and grow the market for... 

Equitable access requires multifaceted approach
20th October 2023 By: Simone Liedtke

Access to clean water is a fundamental human necessity, yet it remains a significant challenge in Africa, with more than 300-million Africans lacking access to safe drinking water, while more than... 

An image depicting a light bulb with a tree growing inside
Energy transition raises questions
20th October 2023 By: Sabrina Jardim

The African oil and gas industry is facing increasing pressure to clarify the implications of the energy transition for upstream operations and business models, and explain the contributions that... 

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