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Zambia digs for at least 25 miners buried in openpit mudslide
Updated 1 hour 59 minutes ago By: Reuters

Rescue workers in Zambia were still searching on Monday for at least 25 informal miners buried alive three days ago by a mudslide at an openpit copper mine, Mines Minister Paul Kabuswe said. The... 

BCI appoints CFO
Updated 1 hour 59 minutes ago By: Creamer Media Reporter

Australian mineral resources company BCI Minerals has appointed Steve Fewster as CFO, with effect from Monday, taking over from Kerryl Bradshaw. The ASX-listed miner said Fewster had been the CFO... 

Vital appoints REE specialist as VP exploration
Updated 2 hours 2 minutes ago By: Creamer Media Reporter

Canada-focused Vital Metals has appointed rare earth systems specialist and professional geologist Dr Natalie Pietrzak-Renaud as its VP of exploration. Announcing her appointment, the ASX-listed... 

Trade, Industry and Competition Minister Ebrahim Patel
South African auto sector to produce first EVs in 2026, says Patel at launch of key White Paper
Updated 2 hours 27 minutes ago By: Tasneem Bulbulia

The Department of Trade, Industry and Competition (dtic) on December 4 released the Electric Vehicles (EV) White Paper, as well as the Green Hydrogen Commercialisation Strategy final report.... 

The Mandela Mining Precinct logo on a building
Mandela Mining Precinct celebrates five-year anniversary
Updated 2 hours 39 minutes ago By: Darren Parker

The public-private partnership Mandela Mining Precinct (MMP) celebrated five years of mining research, development,and innovation (RDI) at the Council for Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR)... 

First Quantum, Mimosa sign updated development agreement for Zambia project
Updated 3 hours ago By: Marleny Arnoldi

Mining and metals company First Quantum Minerals (FQM) and Mimosa Resources (Mimosa) have signed a revised Kashime Development Agreement, which is a joint commitment to fast-track the development... 

Tug boats at the Port of Geraldton
Liontown locks in port services deal for Kathleen Valley exports
Updated 3 hours ago By: Creamer Media Reporter

Australian lithium company Liontown Resources has put in place the final link in securing its supply chain for the export of lithium ore from its Kathleen Valley project, in Western Australia, with... 

Madison to raise C$500 000 through private placement
Updated 3 hours ago By: Darren Parker

Uranium mining and exploration company Madison Metals has announced a private placement of units at a price of C$0.40 each for aggregate gross proceeds of up to C$500 000.   Each unit will comprise... 

Rio Tinto approves renewable energy project for bauxite operations
Rio Tinto approves renewable energy project for bauxite operations
Updated 4 hours ago By: Creamer Media Reporter

Diversified miner Rio Tinto has approved a new 12.4 MW solar farm and 8.8 MVa/2.1 MWh of battery storage to provide renewable energy for the Amrun bauxite operations near Weipa, Queensland. The... 

Desert Metals picks up Côte d'Ivoire projects
Updated 4 hours ago By: Creamer Media Reporter

Australia-listed Desert Metals is taking its hunt for gold and lithium to West Africa, acquiring 100% of the issued share capital of Côte d’Ivoire mineral explorer CDI Resources. CDI currently... 

New Gold promotes Murphy to CFO
Updated 4 hours ago By: Creamer Media Reporter

Canada-focused New Gold has promoted Keith Murphy from executive VP to CFO with effect from January 2. Murphy is succeeding Rob Chausse, who will be retiring at the end of the year. 

BMI unpacks key mining, metal trends forecast for 2024
Updated 4 hours ago By: Marleny Arnoldi

Research agency BMI expects only a slight improvement to mineral and metals prices next year owing to continued weak demand in mainland China and overall global growth deceleration. Global growth... 

Edison upgrades valuation forecast for Pan African Resources
Updated 4 hours ago By: Marleny Arnoldi

Financial advisory Edison Group has upgraded its confidence in Pan African Resources after the company posted higher production expectations for the 2024 financial year and as a result of it having... 

MMC in Mpumalanga.
Mpumalanga battery manganese aspirant hoping for IDC co-investment
Updated 6 hours ago By: Martin Creamer

Canada-headquartered Giyani Metals, which operates in Botswana, has secured $16-million in financing from South Africa’s Industrial Development Corporation (IDC) to advance a battery-grade... 

scientists researching natural hydrogen
UP scientists lead study of natural hydrogen find in Mpumalanga
Updated 6 hours ago By: Darren Parker

Scientists at the University of Pretoria (UP) are leading a study of natural hydrogen gas discovered beneath the Earth’s surface in Mpumalanga.   The gas could be a source of renewable energy that... 

Vale Base Metals CEO steps down
4th December 2023 By: Creamer Media Reporter

Deshnee Naidoo has announced her resignation as CEO of Vale Base Metals (VBM) on March 31, 2024. The board has initiated the process to identify and appoint a new CEO, who will be based in... 

Senator Joe Manchin
Manchin slams Biden’s EV tax credit rules as soft on China
4th December 2023 By: Bloomberg

New rules from the Biden administration to limit a lucrative consumer tax credit for electric vehicles that contain ingredients from China and other foreign adversaries drew the wrath of Senator... 

Gold price hits an all-time high
Gold price hits an all-time high
4th December 2023 By: Bloomberg

For many investors, gold is looking hot right now. The precious metal just touched an intraday record $2 135.39 an ounce thanks in part to its haven status: The more volatile the world gets, the... 

Premium Nickel announces C$20m financing package
4th December 2023 By: Creamer Media Reporter

Explorer Premium Nickel has announced a C$20-milion equity and debt financing package, which will provide the company with sufficient funds to meet its business objectives and liquidity... 

Jack Lundin formally assumes CEO role
4th December 2023 By: Creamer Media Reporter

Jack Lundin has formally assumed the role of CEO of Lundin Mining and will join the board of the TSX-listed company on January 1. Lundin Mining in October disclosed that Jack Lundin, at the time... 

$150m in Korea EximBank funding on the cards for Nolans
4th December 2023 By: Creamer Media Reporter

Rare earths developer Arafura has announced a nonbinding letter of interest (LoI) from the Korea export-import bank (KEXIM) for the provision of up to $150-million in debt funding for the Nolans... 

Glencore's Mt Isa
Carnaby explores processing option at Glencore’s Mt Isa
4th December 2023 By: Creamer Media Reporter

Exploration and development company Carnaby Resources is making good progress with its scoping study for the Greater Duchess project, which is about 70 km to the south of Mount Isa, evaluating... 

Australia’s mineral exploration spending soars to new heights
Australia’s mineral exploration spending soars to new heights
4th December 2023 By: Mariaan Webb

Mineral exploration spending in Australia continues to be on an upward trajectory, with companies investing more than A$1-billion in the search for riches in minerals and petroleum in the September... 

Nine dead in Peru’s Poderosa mine after armed men raid
4th December 2023 By: Bloomberg

Nine people died and 15 were injured after a raid by a group of armed men in the Poderosa mine facilities in the province of Pataz, Peru, the Interior Ministry said in a statement late Saturday.... 

First Quantum CEO Tristan Pascall
First Quantum CEO: long-term sustainability uncertain if Panama operations end
4th December 2023 By: Reuters

The CEO of Canadian miner First Quantum said he would have to look into how the company could sustain its finances in the long term, given Panama's push to annul operations at its local copper... 

The Gruyere gold mine
Aus gold production falls by 5 t q/q
4th December 2023 By: Creamer Media Reporter

Australian gold production declined by 5 t to 75 t in the quarter ended September 30, Melbourne-based gold mining consultants Surbiton Associates reports. It notes, however, that while production... 

Joint operation leads to more than 100 arrests of suspected illegal miners in Ekurhuleni
3rd December 2023 By: News24Wire

A joint operation between the SA Police Service, SA National Defence Force (SANDF) and the Department of Home Affairs led to the arrest of more than 100 suspected illegal miners (colloquially known... 

Sibanye's Kloof operation
Sibanye concludes consultations with labour over Kloof 4 restructuring
1st December 2023 By: Creamer Media Reporter

Multinational mining and metals processing group Sibanye-Stillwater says it had constructive consultations with stakeholders affected by the planned closure of its Kloof 4 shaft in Gauteng. The... 

TechMet CEO Brian Menell
US gives $50m boost to critical minerals investor TechMet
1st December 2023 By: Bloomberg

A US government agency has given investment firm TechMet an additional $50-million to support the company’s focus on critical minerals. The backing from the US International Development Finance... 

Cobalt Blue names Japanese group as potential refinery partner
1st December 2023 By: Creamer Media Reporter

Australian firm Cobalt Blue has announced Japanese group Iwatani as its potential partner in developing its cobalt/nickel refinery project in the Kwinana industrial area, outside Perth, Western... 

Lindian progressing Malawi project
1st December 2023 By: Tasneem Bulbulia

ASX-listed Lindian Resources has made “excellent” progress this year on mine development operations and the commissioning of the Stage 1 processing plant at the Kangankunde rare earths project in... 

Mining's net fixed capital formation, shown in blue, must be boosted.
Greenfield investment lagging badly, mining’s contribution to economy halved
1st December 2023 By: Martin Creamer

The growth of investment in fresh new greenfield mining projects is lagging badly and the contribution of the South African mining industry to the national economy has more than halved in the last... 

Posco, Pilbara Minerals JV opens South Korean lithium facility
1st December 2023 By: Creamer Media Reporter

Australia-listed Pilbara Minerals has announced the official opening of Train 1 of the lithium hydroxide monohydrate chemical facility in Gwangyang, South Korea. The milestone has been marked by... 

Boegoebaai greenfield site
Sasol appoints adviser to search for Boegoebaai hydrogen export hub coinvestors
1st December 2023 By: Terence Creamer

A financial adviser has been appointed to assist Sasol in a search for potential coinvestors into a green hydrogen and ammonia export hub at Boegoebaai, in the Northern Cape, following the... 

Commissioning of expanded processing plant at Marula's Blesberg project remains on track
1st December 2023 By: Creamer Media Reporter

African focused battery metals investment and exploration company Marula Mining has reported steady progress in the expansion of ore processing capacity at its Blesberg lithium and tantalum... 

First Quantum starts international arbitration on Cobre Panama mine
First Quantum starts international arbitration on Cobre Panama mine
1st December 2023 By: Reuters

First Quantum Minerals will suspend its current-year production outlook for the Cobre mine in Panama and has initiated international arbitration over a contested contract with the country's... 

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