R/€ = 19.4438 Change: 0.0153
R/$ = 17.8495 Change: 0.0493
Au 1980.59 $/oz Change: 0.14
Pt 982.26 $/oz Change: 13.67


South Africa must open the way for critical minerals exploration

By: Martin Creamer     31st March 2023 The world over, countries are declaring and finding critical minerals needed to transition to green energy. Raw materials used in wind turbines, solar power plants and batteries are being spotlighted for exploration and development. Green bridges are being built by northern hemisphere countries... 

Critical metals for low-carbon economy being studied across 12 universities  

By: Martin Creamer     30th March 2023 A consortium across a dozen South African universities has the spotlight on critical metals for a low-carbon future. At a time when the mining world is focused firmly on the availability of critical metals to arrest global temperature increases, South Africa’s Centre of Excellence for Integrated... 

Mining in South Africa looks to solar, AI and chickens to go green

By: Reuters     29th March 2023 On the once bone-dry soil of a diamond mine in South Africa's central Free State province, Susan Masoha now harvests big bunches of tomatoes, eggplants and spinach. The former cleaner at the mine never expected to find new work at a regenerative farming project set up on the site - part of... 

Granite Creek acquires molybdenum resource in BC

By: Mariaan Webb     24th March 2023 TSX-V-listed Granite Creek Copper has entered into an agreement to acquire the Lucky Ship molybdenum property, in the traditional territory of the Wet’suwet’en First Nation in central British Columbia. The company has the option to acquire the project by issuing 3.75-million shares over a... 

Ministers agree to coordinate critical minerals efforts

By: Esmarie Iannucci     24th March 2023 Australia’s federal, state and territory resources and mining ministers have agreed to coordinate efforts to support the development of Australia’s critical minerals sector following a critical minerals roundtable in Perth. Resources Minister Madeleine King said on Friday that the development of... 

Tesla's vision of EVs without rare earths will spur magnet race

By: Bloomberg     20th March 2023 Tesla’s ambition to remove rare earths from future models has producers in the sector reeling, but it also should spur global efforts to deliver alternatives for electric car motors that currently rely on the materials. Model 3 and Model Y powertrains have already reduced consumption of heavy... 

Ionic's Uganda project proves profitable

By: Esmarie Iannucci     20th March 2023 The Stage 1 development of the Makuutu rare earths project, in Uganda, will require a capital investment of $120.8-million to support the five-million tonne a year project, which would deliver40 090 t of rare earth oxide equivalent product. ASX-listed Ionic Rare Earths on Monday told... 

Power outages dimming water supply efficiency

By: Leah Shelene Asaram     17th March 2023 Purification works and booster stations are expected to be exempt from loadshedding; however, the recent power outages across bulk water utility Rand Water’s entire value chain have created challenges for the utility to pump water regularly. Rand Water CE Sipho Mosai says that, with Rand Water... 

This road could save the planet — and carve up Alaskan wilderness

By: Bloomberg     28th February 2023 Coldfoot, Alaska, is a lone truck stop-cafe-bar-motel 60 miles north of the Arctic Circle. It’s the last spot for northbound semis to gas up on their way to Prudhoe Bay and a place where camo-clad hunters smelling to high hell eat stacks of burgers and swap stories while dead moose lie in pickups... 

King hosts sit-down with critical minerals stakeholders

By: Esmarie Iannucci     24th February 2023 Federal Resources Minister Madeleine King this week met with key industry and community groups to discuss how to best develop Australia’s critical minerals sector. King said the roundtables discussed how governments could help attract investment and support the development of critical minerals... 

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