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Hudbay finds three new deposits at Copper World

24th September 2021 Toronto- and New York-listed Hudbay Minerals has identified three new deposits at its Copper World project, located on wholly-owned private land in Arizona. This now takes the project’s deposits to a total of seven, covering a combined 7 km with mineralised occurrences. “Our 2021 drill... 

Lucara’s Botswana expansion formally approved

24th September 2021 The board of Lucara Diamond Corp has formally approved the $534-million expansion of its Karowe mine, in Botswana, the Canadian miner announced on Wednesday. The underground mine construction approval follows the financial closure and satisfaction all conditions precedent to a $220-million debt... 

Competition Commission approves Altron’s Lawtrust acquisition

23rd September 2021 JSE-listed Altron said the Competition Commission has approved its acquisition of digital signature services company Lawtrust, which will create the largest digital and information security services provider in Africa. The R245-million deal will see Lawtrust being integrated into Altron, which... 

Mkango undertaking drilling, pitting programme at Songwe

23rd September 2021 A major geotechnical drilling and pitting programme is set to begin at the Songwe Hill rare earths development project, in Malawi, dual-listed Mkango Resources reported on Friday. The company said that its management team, together with Malawian geotechnical engineering firm Geoconsult and South... 

Assore buys more shares in Gemfields

22nd September 2021 Manganese and iron-ore company Assore has increased its shareholding in emerald and ruby miner Gemfields to 12.74%. The privately-held company last week bought an additional 90 533 595 shares of Gemfields, taking its holding to 147 947 454 shares. 

MAC encouraged by Liberals' proposals to tap into critical minerals opportunities

21st September 2021 The Mining Association of Canada (MAC) has congratulated Prime Minister-designate Justin Trudeau on his election victory and said on Tuesday that the industry looked forward to working with the government to enhance responsible mining and critical mineral development in the country. The MAC said... 

QC stock leaps on 1bn-pound-plus Quebec copper resource

21st September 2021 The share price of TSX-V-listed QC Copper and Gold surged 30% on Monday, as the company announced an initial resource estimate on the Opemiska project, in the Chibougamau district of Quebec. The deposit contains 81.7-million tonnes at 0.88% copper-equivalent of pit constrained measured and... 

Price rally rekindles Pegasus’ interest in uranium

20th September 2021 The dramatically improved uranium spot price of recent weeks has prompted Canadian junior Pegasus Resources to re-evaluate uranium assets. The company announced on Monday that it was reviewing several uranium assets in, and near, the Athabasca basin of northern Saskatchewan. 

Sibanye-Stillwater buys half of ioneer’s Nevada project for $490m

16th September 2021 Johannesburg- and New York-listed miner Sibanye-Stillwater is investing $490-million in a lithium-boron mining project in Nevada, US, as it steps up its presence in the battery materials supply chain. Sibanye-Stillwater on Thursday announced that it would establish a joint venture (JV) with... 

CAML exploring avenues to reduce emissions

15th September 2021 London-listed Central Asia Metals (CAML) is exploring avenues to reduce emissions at its mines in North Macedonia and Kazakhstan, as the company continues working towards developing a climate change strategy. CAML, which on Wednesday announced interim results, said that it had negotiated to... 

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