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Astron Energy supports the critical mining sector through innovative solutions
Astron Energy supports the critical mining sector through innovative solutions
17th May 2024 By: Creamer Media Reporter

As a leading energy company and key player in the South African mining industry, Astron Energy is at the forefront of the latest innovations and technology being deployed in the mining sector.... 

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Metals processor expands, progresses Zambian assets
17th May 2024

Zambia- and South Africa-focused diversified metals processor Jubilee Metals has completed the manufacturing of a new front-end modular 50 000-t-a-month unit at its Zambia-based Roan copper... 

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Keliber lithium hydroxide project, Finland – update
17th May 2024 By: Sheila Barradas

Construction of the Keliber lithium refinery has progressed according to schedule. 

Area around Ampasindava project
Harena secures US offtaker for rare earth products from incoming Madagascar project
16th May 2024 By: Marleny Arnoldi

Australian natural resources company Harena Resources has signed a nonbinding indicative offtake term sheet with US-based United Rare Earths for the sale and purchase of mixed rare earth carbonate... 

Korea Zinc sees US opportunities as it targets big copper growth
14th May 2024 By: Bloomberg

The world’s largest zinc smelter is planning to significantly expand its copper output, taking advantage of growth opportunities in the US as it seeks to become a leading player in the global... 

Atlantic Lithium is now trading on the GSE.
Lithium miner debuts as Ghana’s first listing in two years
14th May 2024 By: Bloomberg

Australian-based Atlantic Lithium, which is developing Ghana’s first lithium mine, has taken a step toward raising capital from equity investors in the country. The company has listed all its... 

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Sibanye reports lowest serious injury rate in its history for the first quarter
10th May 2024 By: Darren Parker

JSE- and NYSE-listed Sibanye-Stillwater has reported its lowest group serious injury frequency rate (SIFR) in its history for the first quarter, ended March 31. The SIFR of 2.19 was 15% lower than... 

Zimbabwe aims to use FDI to develop a competitive economy by 2030
7th May 2024 By: Schalk Burger

Zimbabwe held an investment conference on May 2 and 3 in South Africa during which its officials explained that the country of 16-million people wants to use local and international investments... 

Thero Setiloane.
Thungela announces passing of Thero Setiloane
2nd May 2024 By: Martin Creamer

Johannesburg Stock Exchange-listed coal mining company Thungela Resources has announced the passing of Thero Setiloane, who served as an independent nonexecutive director of the company. “His... 

Rand Refinery donates R2m to seven Gauteng schools
29th April 2024 By: Sabrina Jardim

As part of its commitment to education, precious metals refiner Rand Refinery has donated R2-million to seven primary and secondary schools in Gauteng. The company says this donation will be... 

On lithium’s frontier, miners are betting on a greener second act
On lithium’s frontier, miners are betting on a greener second act
26th April 2024 By: Bloomberg

Against the arid, red dirt of the Australian Outback, the Mount Holland lithium mine emerges to approaching visitors as a colossal grey-tinged crater, with trucks the size of houses edging along... 

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Company increases competitiveness with new facility
26th April 2024

Energy and infrastructure service company WSG Energy Services (WSG) has consolidated its position in Australia’s energy and infrastructure sectors with a host of contract wins and the opening of a... 

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Astron Energy at forefront of latest innovations, technology in mining
26th April 2024

As a leading fuel company and key player in the mining and energy sectors of South Africa, Astron Energy is committed to supporting customers through tailored and bespoke solutions.  With over 20... 

QPM shifts focus to gas and energy, curtails TECH spending
QPM shifts focus to gas and energy, curtails TECH spending
22nd April 2024 By: Creamer Media Reporter

Mining and energy group Queensland Pacific Metals (QPM) has unveiled a strategic overhaul aimed at accelerating growth and advancement of its gas and energy assets. The ASX-listed company has... 

Iluka posts lower first-quarter volumes as planned
19th April 2024 By: Marleny Arnoldi

Australia-focused mineral sands and rare earths miner Iluka Resources has reported lower year-on-year production of most of its commodities owing to inventory management and a major maintenance... 

Jubilee CEO Leon Coetzer at the Roan concentrator
Jubilee achieves record third-quarter chrome output, while copper expansion advances
18th April 2024 By: Marleny Arnoldi

Aim- and ASX-listed Jubilee Metals has achieved record production levels at its South African chrome operations, both on monthly output for March and for the quarter ended March 31 – which is the... 

Platinum Group Metals CEO Frank Hallam
Odds-on entry of palladium, platinum into EVs highlighted by research update
16th April 2024 By: Martin Creamer

New York- and Toronto-listed Platinum Group Metals, which is emerging in South Africa’s Waterberg, on Tuesday provided an update on its new light battery technology that points to increasing... 

IonicRE MD Tim Harrison
IonicRE subsidiary mulls expansion of Belfast magnet recycling demo plant's capacity
15th April 2024 By: Creamer Media Reporter

Amid significant demand for the production of rare earth oxides (REOs) from magnet recycling, which is currently essentially non-existent in the Western world, Ionic Technologies International, a... 

Lifezone CEO Chris Showalter receives the Kahama refinery licence with a handshake from Tanzania Minerals Minister Anthony Mavunde
Nickel, copper, cobalt refinery receives licence
12th April 2024

Modern metals company Lifezone Metals has received a multi-metal processing facility licence from the Tanzanian government to refine nickel, copper and cobalt from its Kabanga nickel project at... 

Implats refining and marketing group executive Sifiso Sibiya
Panel urges PGMs industry to make collaborative, strategic market development investments
11th April 2024 By: Darren Parker

Industry experts have agreed that the future of the platinum group metals (PGMs) market appears to hinge on collaborative efforts to make strategic investments in market development to ensure... 

Gold bulls eye more record highs despite lightning gains
Gold bulls eye more record highs despite lightning gains
5th April 2024 By: Reuters

An upgraded gold price forecast for 2024 from Nicky Shiels, head of metals strategy at Swiss gold refinery MKS PAMP, drew an unexpected follow-up question this week from market participants. The... 

Rare earth oxides
IonicRE, Viridis to form JV to advance rare earth prospects in Brazil
3rd April 2024 By: Darren Parker

ASX-listed companies Ionic Rare Earths (IonicRE) and Viridis Mining and Minerals are to form a 50:50 joint venture (JV) company to advance rare earth separation business prospects in Brazil. The JV... 

Jubilee CEO Leon Coetzer
Jubilee, Abu Dhabi company to form JV for Zambia waste rock project
28th March 2024 By: Darren Parker

Abu Dhabi's International Resources Holding (IRH) has exercised its right to proceed with the formation of a joint venture (JV) vehicle with diversified metals processor Jubilee Metals Group for... 

Small-scale mining operations
LBMA seeking to integrate small and artisanal miners into the legitimate gold supply chain
22nd March 2024 By: Rebecca Campbell

Independent precious metals authority LBMA has launched a major initiative to support the integration of artisanal and small-scale mining (ASM) into the legitimate global gold supply chain, through... 

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Kanyika niobium project, Malawi
22nd March 2024 By: Sheila Barradas

Kanyika has the potential to become the first new globally significant niobium mine in 50 years. 

Neodymium in a bag
US backs Australian, Brazil rare earths projects for up to $850m
21st March 2024 By: Reuters

The US has backed two Australian-listed rare earths projects with up to $850-million of funding as Western nations build a supply chain for the strongly magnetic metals used in sectors from... 

Uganda gold exports jump more than 10-fold in 2023, says central bank
19th March 2024 By: Reuters

Uganda's gold exports surged more than ten-fold in 2023 despite US sanctions on a major processor in the East African country, data from the central bank showed on Tuesday. Uganda, which has... 

BHP CEO Mike Henry
BHP cuts contractors at Australian nickel project amid price slump
18th March 2024 By: Reuters

BHP Group said on Monday some contractors at its West Musgrave nickel and copper project in Western Australia had left its operations as the global miner assesses whether it will put its nickel... 

Rusal's profit slumps on subdued prices despite higher sales
15th March 2024 By: Reuters

Russia's Rusal boosted physical aluminium sales last year thanks to Asian markets, but low prices caused its net profit to slide 84%, the world's largest aluminium producer outside China said on... 

Prime Minister Anthony Albanese
Rare earths miner wins A$840m in funding from Australia
14th March 2024 By: Bloomberg

Arafura Rare Earths will receive A$840-million in funding from the Australian government to create the nation’s first combined mine and refinery for minerals that are crucial to the clean-energy... 

Innovation for development
14th March 2024

Boosting socio-economic development in South Africa through research and innovation, is at the core of the Department of Science and Innovation’s (DSI) mandate.  

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MineShift highlights the importance of advancing African beneficiation
14th March 2024 By: Tracy Hancock

The need to ensure that Africa realises the vast potential for socioeconomic upliftment presented by the on-continent beneficiation of its abundant endowment of precious-metals and stones was... 

Jaguar nickel sulphide project, Brazil – update
8th March 2024 By: Sheila Barradas

Centaurus Metals has deferred plans for a nickel sulphate refinery. 

Lithium ore from the Keliber project
Keliber lithium hydroxide project, Finland – update
8th March 2024 By: Sheila Barradas

Construction activities of the project have continued successfully after the start of construction in March 2023. 

Jubilee establishes separate subsidiary boards for its South African, Zambian operations
6th March 2024 By: Sabrina Jardim

Metals processor Jubilee Metals has established separate subsidiary boards for its South African and Zambian operations to better reflect the current level of business maturity of those operations.... 

Red Rock selected as location for Ontario lithium refinery
Red Rock selected as location for Ontario lithium refinery
5th March 2024 By: Mariaan Webb

Clean technology company Rock Tech has selected the former Norampac paper mill site in Red Rock as the location to develop Ontario’s first lithium refinery. Rock Tech, which is listed on the... 

Centaurus defers Brazil downstream refinery study
Centaurus defers Brazil downstream refinery study
1st March 2024 By: Mariaan Webb

Amid a dramatic change in nickel market conditions over the past few months, Australia’s Centaurus Metals has deferred plans for a nickel sulphate refinery in Brazil and will instead focus on a... 

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Refiner highlights ethical gold provenance mark
1st March 2024

In highlighting its efforts to ensure gold provenance, fineness and quality, Germiston-based gold refiner Rand Refinery says its RandPure mark emphasises its commitment to sourcing and producing... 

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Longonjo neodymium/praseodymium project, Angola – update
1st March 2024 By: Sheila Barradas

Pensana has concluded a nonbinding term sheet with the Longonjo lender consortium for a project finance debt facility of up to $156-million. 

Excess capacity to keep pressure on lithium prices, says SQM
Excess capacity to keep pressure on lithium prices, says SQM
29th February 2024 By: Mariaan Webb

New York- and Santiago-listed Sociedad Química y Minera de Chile (SQM) has posted a sharp drop in full-year earnings, despite lithium volumes reaching new record levels as spodumene concentrate... 

Jervois shortlists locations for US cobalt refinery
26th February 2024 By: Mariaan Webb

Australia-based Jervois Gobal has identified two preferred locations for its bankable feasibility study (BFS) for a US-located cobalt refinery, with AFRY USA leading the initiative. The shortlisted... 

Pensana concludes term sheet for up to $156m in finance for Longonjo
26th February 2024 By: Sabrina Jardim

London-listed rare earths project developer Pensana, through its 84%-owned subsidiary Ozango Minerais, which owns 100% of the Longonjo project, in Angola,  has concluded a nonbinding term sheet... 

Jubilee Metals in South Africa and Zambia.
South Africa’s Jubilee Metals continuing to grow copper strongly in Zambia
26th February 2024 By: Martin Creamer

The copper operations in Zambia of South Africa’s Jubilee Metals showed strong growth in the six months to December 31, with further sharp increases expected going forward. The Johannesburg- and... 

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