R/€ = 19.8463 Change: -0.0127
R/$ = 18.1684 Change: -0.1350
Au 1980.50 $/oz Change: 10.68
Pt 986.45 $/oz Change: 14.03


First Majestic suspends mining at Jerritt Canyon

By: Mariaan Webb     22nd March 2023 Canadian silver miner First Majestic has suspended mining activities and is reducing its workforce at its Jerritt Canyon gold mine, in Nevada. Announcing the suspension of activities, First Majestic explained that mining rates remained below the targeted 3 000 t/d that was required to generate... 

WA eager to maintain critical minerals status

By: Esmarie Iannucci     22nd March 2023 Western Australia is hoping to maintain its position as a major producer of critical minerals into the future. Speaking at the second day of Paydirt’s Battery Minerals conference, in Perth, Western Australian Minister for Mines and Petroleum Bill Johnston said that the government was investing... 

IGO weighing downstream nickel processing

By: Esmarie Iannucci     21st March 2023 Battery minerals major IGO is investigating the potential downstream processing of nickel to produce a cathode precursor product. Speaking at the Paydirt Battery Minerals conference, in Perth, IGO CFO Kath Bozanic said that the downstream processing option was in line with the company’s desire... 

Jubilee posts higher PGM output in H1

By: Marleny Arnoldi     20th March 2023 Base and precious metals miner Jubilee Metals has announced a strong performance in the six months ended December 31, 2022, with a 20% increase in platinum group metals (PGMs) produced from own operations and chrome production exceeding its guidance. The company’s adjusted earnings before... 

Rand Refinery CFO urges for greater localisation in jewellery industry

By: Darren Parker     20th March 2023 The gold and silver beneficiation industry needs stronger localisation laws to protect local economic development of small-, medium- and micro-sized enterprises (SMMEs) who participate in the sector, says precious metals refiner Rand Refinery CFO Dean Subramanian.  He was speaking at a ceremony... 

Astron Energy at the 2023 Mining Indaba

17th March 2023 Astron Energy took part in the 2023 Mining Indaba. This is what Axola Myendeki, National Sales Manager – Direct Sales, Fuels and Lubricants, Commercial & Industrial (C&I), had to say about the event; The mining indaba is a key annual calendar global event and this year’s theme was Stability,... 

Jervois targeting Q2 production

By: Esmarie Iannucci     16th March 2023 Dual listed Jervois Global is targeting the full concentrator commissioning at its Idaho Cobalt Operations, in the US, in the coming month, with copper and cobalt concentrates expected early in the second quarter of this year, slightly later than previously anticipated. The ASX- and TSX-V listed... 

Alcoa Australia to cut Portland aluminium smelter output to 75% capacity

By: Reuters     15th March 2023 The Australian unit of US aluminium producer Alcoa Corp said on Wednesday output at its Portland smelter in Victoria would be reduced to about 75% of its total capacity of 358 000 metric tonnes per year, citing instability and production challenges. Australia's Alumina owns a 40% stake in Alcoa... 

NUM opposes Amplats’ ‘migration’ from MHSA to OHSA

By: Darren Parker     14th March 2023 The National Union of Mineworkers (NUM) has condemned platinum group metals miner Anglo American Platinum’s (Amplats’) “migration” from the Mine Health & Safety Act (MHSA) to the Occupational Health and Safety Act (OHSA) at some of its operations, calling it unlawful. The union states that... 

Panic over metals for EVs goes all the way to automakers' C-suites

By: Bloomberg     6th March 2023 The merry-go-round of private meetings at an annual mining industry conference at Florida’s Hollywood Beach had a cast of new faces this year: auto sector executives increasingly anxious about surging prices and tighter supply of metals used in electric vehicle batteries. Tesla, Ford Motor and... 

Latest News


Latest Videos



Mining Weekly is a product of Creamer Media.

Other Creamer Media Products include:
Engineering News
Research Channel Africa

Read more


We offer a variety of subscriptions to our Magazine, Website, PDF Reports and our photo library.

Subscriptions are available via the Creamer Media Store.

View store


Advertising on is an effective way to build and consolidate a company's profile among clients and prospective clients. Email

View options
Subscribe Now
Free daily email newsletter Register Now