R/€ = 20.59 Change: -0.54
R/$ = 18.99 Change: -0.52
Au 1616.40 $/oz Change: 24.26
Pt 720.50 $/oz Change: -4.38


Brazil mining regulator orders closure of 25 Vale dams

By: Reuters     3rd April 2020 Brazil's National Mining Agency (ANM) said on Thursday that it would halt operations at 47 mining dams that failed to certify their stability, including at least 25 belonging to the world's largest iron-ore producer Vale. The safety of Vale's facilities have been under heavy scrutiny after one... 

AngloGold to conserve cash amid Covid-19 spread

By: Tasneem Bulbulia     27th March 2020 Gold miner AngloGold Ashanti is implementing cash conservation measures, including focused capital prioritisation and reducing non-essential spending across the business, and is well positioned to weather the current market uncertainty. At the end of 2019, the company had $463-million of cash,... 

Cardinal expands Namindi footprint in Ghana

By: Esmarie Iannucci     26th March 2020 Dual listed Cardinal resources has increased the mining license area of its Namindi gold project, in Ghana, more than three fold. The ASX- and TSX-listed company on Thursday reported that the mining license for Namindi had increased from an area of 19 km2 to 63 km2, with the license stretching... 

Jupiter’s Tshipi delivers decent manganese exports

By: Marleny Arnoldi     24th March 2020 ASX-listed Jupiter Mines and its 49.9%-owned subsidiary Tshipi é Ntle Manganese Mining has advised that the Tshipi Borwa mine will be affected by the 21-day lockdown declared by South African President Cyril Ramaphosa on Monday evening. The company will evaluate the obligations and assess the... 

Solar power for mines under consideration – Assore 

By: Martin Creamer     21st February 2020 A scoping study is under way into the self-generation of electricity for Assmang’s mines – but not its smelters, Assore CEO Charles Walters said on Friday, when the company reported interim results that were negatively affected by weaker chrome and manganese prices, and lower shipments of... 

Talbot unveils mobile test unit to help mining and mineral companies to improve water and product recovery

6th February 2020 Water specialist Talbot has launched a state-of-the-art mobile unit that enables mining and mineral resources players to test a highly efficient and cost-effective water treatment and mineral product recovery solution, right on site. For more on this post, visit  

Red River planning Hillgrove restart

By: Esmarie Iannucci     24th January 2020 Junior base and precious metals producer Red River Resources on Friday announced plans to restart gold production at its Hillgrove gold project, in New South Wales, during 2020. The company told shareholders that metallurgical testwork at the project had demonstrated the viability of treating... 

Minerals Council calls for intervention to ‘salvage and revive’ South Africa 

By: Simone Liedtke     14th January 2020 The Minerals Council South Africa has urged President Cyril Ramaphosa and other government leaders to “salvage and revive” South Africa’s economy after noting the “increasing urgency of a range of critical steps needed”. In a statement released ahead of the Business Economic Indaba (BEI), which... 

Electronics manufacturers need to act to ensure sustainable rare earths supply

By: Marleny Arnoldi     10th January 2020 Data analytics company GlobalData says metal use has risen exponentially in recent years, putting strain on the global production of rare earth elements, indium, gallium and platinum group metals (PGMs). The company cited a report from the UK Office of Science and Technology on Thursday, which... 

Harte Gold poised for growth in 2020

By: Simone Liedtke     10th January 2020 TSX-listed Harte Gold said that it was “well positioned for growth” at the Sugar Zone mine, in Ontario, with its full-year guidance set at between 42 000 oz and 48 000 oz, marking an increase of between 54% and 76% over the company’s 2019 production. The miner said on Thursday that it felt “very... 

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