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Accelerate sells noncore Pilbara licences to Fortescue
28th February 2024 By: Creamer Media Reporter

Exploration company Accelerate Resources (AX8) has sold two exploration licences in east Pilbara to a subsidiary of Fortescue Metals for A$300 000 and a milestone payment of $500 000 should mining... 

Red Rock, partner to establish test programme at Burkina Faso project
27th February 2024 By: Creamer Media Reporter

Natural resource development company Red Rock Resources and its partner, Hong Kong-headquartered company Riverstone Resources, will set out to implement a test programme at the Bilbale gold... 

Hummingbird highlights potential for Bukon Jedeh exploration to expand Dugbe project's resource
27th February 2024 By: Creamer Media Reporter

Aim-listed Hummingbird Resources has welcomed subsidiary company Pasofino Gold's announcement of the start of exploration activities at Bukon Jedeh – a high-priority target area within the Dugbe... 

Rare earths
Ionic finds promising rare earth intersections, expands exploration target at Makuutu
27th February 2024 By: Marleny Arnoldi

ASX-listed Ionic Rare Earths has identified 69 holes with clay-hosted rare earth intersections above the current resource cut-off across three licences at the Makuutu rare earths project, in... 

Ivanhoe Mines co-chairperson Robert Friedland
Ivanhoe posts record normalised profit, adjusted earnings for 2023
26th February 2024 By: Marleny Arnoldi

Canadian miner Ivanhoe Mines has reported a record normalised profit of $388-million, as well as record adjusted earnings of $604-million for 2023. The Kamoa-Kakula operation, in the Democratic... 

Deep Yellow hikes Mulga Rock resource
26th February 2024 By: Creamer Media Reporter

Uranium developer Deep Yellow has reported a 26% increase in the total contained uranium in the Mulga Rock East project, in the Great Victoria desert of Western Australia, to 71.2-million pounds... 

The Phalaborwa Rare Earths Project involves the recovery of rare earths from gypsum and waste dumps.
Likely lifespan boost for critical rare earths project in South Africa’s Limpopo province
26th February 2024 By: Martin Creamer

South Africa’s rare earths project in Limpopo has received a distinctly possible lifespan boost to more than 16 years following an updated bulk density calculation, which has enlarged the likely... 

Energy Fuels preparing two more US uranium mines for production
Energy Fuels preparing two more US uranium mines for production
26th February 2024 By: Mariaan Webb

In anticipation of continued strength in uranium markets, US-based Energy Fuels is preparing two more mines in Colorado and Wyoming for production and is readying for exploration drilling to... 

AngloGold Ashanti CEO Alberto Calderon
AngloGold moves forward with studies for Nevada starter project
26th February 2024 By: Mariaan Webb

The board of multinational miner AngloGold Ashanti has given the green light for the North Bullfrog project’s feasibility study to progress into detailed engineering. This represents a crucial... 

An image of the surroundings at the site location of the Omitiomire project
Developer progresses copper project
23rd February 2024 By: Trent Roebeck

After having been stalled for seven years, the Omitiomire copper project of Namibian copper explorer and developer Omico Mining has now completed phases 1, 2 and 3 of metallurgical testwork, with... 

Jwaneng underground project, Botswana
23rd February 2024 By: Sheila Barradas

The project will transition Jwaneng from an openpit mine to and underground mine. 

Tasiast solar project, Mauritania – update
23rd February 2024 By: Sheila Barradas

First solar power was delivered to the Tasiast grid in December 2023. 

Imag of a drill at the TGMW mine
TGME underground project, South Africa – update
23rd February 2024 By: Sheila Barradas

Theta Gold Mines has selected a subsidiary of Power Construction Corporation, of China, for the construction of its TGME gold plant, tailings storage facility and wastewater dams. 

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Tiris uranium project, Mauritania – update
23rd February 2024 By: Sheila Barradas

Tiris is the first major calcrete uranium discovery in the region. 

Sylvania reports positive results despite lower PGM prices
22nd February 2024 By: Sabrina Jardim

Platinum group metals (PGMs) producer and developer Sylvania Platinum says its revenue and net profit for the 2023 financial year remained respectable, despite the impact of a significantly lower... 

Abcourt restarts Sleeping Giant mill
21st February 2024 By: Creamer Media Reporter

Toronto-listed Abcourt Mines on February 13 started processing gold at its Sleeping Giant mill,near Amos, Quebec. The mill operated at 20 t/h during this first week. On Monday, the mill began to... 

Copper 360 CEO Jan Nelson.
Rich new Copper 360 discovery points to big Chile-type copper mine potential
20th February 2024 By: Martin Creamer

Okiep Copper Company, which mining company Newmont established in 1937, is today one of the 100%-owned subsidiaries of South Africa’s Copper 360, the only pure copper play listed on the... 

Amplats CEO Craig Miller
Amplats restructuring may impact 3 700 jobs after 71% y/y earnings decline
19th February 2024 By: Darren Parker

Despite the “extensive measures” already taken by platinum group metals (PGMs) miner Anglo American Platinum (Amplats) to ensure its survival, the company has announced a proposed restructuring... 

WearCheck’s technical manager, Steven Lumley
SLIDING THROUGH TIME: Lubrication from stone age to modern age
19th February 2024

In part one of Lubrication from Stone Age to Modern Age (WearCheck Technical Bulletin 88), we slid through 5,000 years of lubrication history and left off at the end of the age of enlightenment in... 

First Quantum exercises option over two licences in Zambia
16th February 2024 By: Tasneem Bulbulia

Canada-based First Quantum Minerals (FQM) has exercised its option over the remaining two licences in the Central Africa Copperbelt from an object agreement with London-listed African Pioneer’s... 

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Updated MRE for Sylvania’s Volspruit project shows improved grades
16th February 2024 By: Tasneem Bulbulia

Aim-listed Sylvania Platinum has announced the completion of a mineral resource estimate (MRE) update for its Volspruit project, located on the Northern Limb of the Bushveld Complex in South... 

Locantion map of Kanmantoo tenements, mine and exploration
Kanmantoo underground project – Stage 1, Australia – update
16th February 2024 By: Sheila Barradas

Hillgrove Resources has produced first concentrate from the Kanmantoo copper mine. 

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Seymour and Root – mine and concentrator projects, Canada
16th February 2024 By: Sheila Barradas

A preliminary economic assessment has considered two development options for the project. 

A raw rock of pegmatite
Explorer starts Tanganyika-based drill programme
16th February 2024

During January, junior explorer and developer AJN Resources started percussion drilling on its Manono Northeast project in the Tanganyika province, in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC). Local... 

Two hands holding an ore with gold flakes in it
Explorer issues tenders for project drilling
16th February 2024

As it looks to progress the development of its Adumbi project, Canadian gold exploration company Loncor sent drilling tenders to a number of drilling companies to bid on a 11 000 m deep drilling... 

Ariana mulls further involvement in Zim project following due diligence drilling
15th February 2024 By: Marleny Arnoldi

Aim-listed Ariana Resources has completed 1 222 m of diamond drilling for due diligence purposes on the Dokwe gold project, in Zimbabwe. The company is targeting the Dokwe North and Dokwe Central... 

An image showing Pan African Resources' Mogale project
Pan African on track to deliver full-year guidance following strong interim period
14th February 2024 By: Tasneem Bulbulia

Gold miner Pan African Resources delivered an “excellent” safety, production and financial performance for the six months ended December 31, 2023, which positions the group well to deliver on its... 

Azure scoops Craig Oliver award
Azure scoops Craig Oliver award
13th February 2024 By: Creamer Media Reporter

Lithium exploration powerhouse Azure Minerals was awarded the Craig Oliver award at the RIU Explorers Conference in Fremantle on Tuesday. The award is dedicated to the former Sundance Resources... 

Tulu Kapi stakeholders commit to proceed with project development
13th February 2024 By: Sabrina Jardim

Following meetings with senior representatives of stakeholders for aim-listed Kefi Gold and Copper’s Tulu Kapi Gold project, in Ethiopia, at this year’s Investing in African Mining Indaba, all... 

Strike Energy plunges as much as 31% due to problems at gas well
13th February 2024 By: Bloomberg

Australian oil and gas producer Strike Energy lost almost a third of its value at one point on Tuesday as the company’s shares plunged due to problems at a key gas well. The South Erregulla-3 well... 

Southern Palladium confirms 26-year mine life potential for Bengwenyama project
12th February 2024 By: Marleny Arnoldi

ASX- and JSE-listed Southern Palladium finds in a scoping study that the Bengwenyama platinum group metals (PGMs) project, in the Bushveld Complex of South Africa, has the potential for a 26-year... 

Hillgrove starts producing copper at Kanmantoo
12th February 2024 By: Tasneem Bulbulia

ASX-listed Hillgrove Resources has produced first concentrate from the Kanmantoo copper mine, in South Australia, following successful commissioning of the processing facility. Plant commissioning... 

AI-powered Zambian copper mine may become world’s third largest
12th February 2024 By: Bloomberg

Zambia may be home to the world’s third-largest copper mine after a startup backed by billionaire Bill Gates discovered huge deposits of the metal, the country’s President said. San Francisco Bay... 

Image of a computer screen overlooking a drill rig
Automation technology supports surface drill management
10th February 2024

Epiroc has launched its common automation panel (CAP) for rig control system-based surface drill rigs, namely the Pit Viper and SmartROC DTH MKII models. CAP is said to enable improved ergonomics... 

Mandrake receives BLM permit for Utah lithium project
9th February 2024 By: Creamer Media Reporter

ASX-listed Mandrake Resources has received the required permitting form the US federal Bureau of Land Management (BLM) for the re-entry of two wells at the 379 km2 Utah lithium project, in the... 

Kin Mining completes sale of WA gold deposits
9th February 2024 By: Creamer Media Reporter

ASX-listed Kin Mining has completed the sale of selected gold deposits in the Cardinia gold project, in Western Australia, to fellow-listed Genesis Minerals. The completion of the transaction this... 

Minerals Council CEO Mzila Mthenjane flanked by Japie Fullard (left) and Dushendra Naidoo (right).
Permanent aerial mesh support, exoskeletons under scrutiny to make mining safer
9th February 2024 By: Martin Creamer

Minerals Council South Africa is looking at the possibility of promoting permanent aerial mesh support throughout the mining industry as part of its fall-of-ground action plan. The Minerals Council... 

Premier publishes new mineral resource estimate for Zulu project
9th February 2024 By: Darren Parker

Aim-listed Premier African Minerals has published a new South African Mineral Resource Committee- (Samrec-) compliant mineral resource estimate (MRE) for its wholly-owned Zulu lithium and tantalum... 

Barrick gold bars
Barrick grows its reserve base for third successive year
9th February 2024 By: Darren Parker

NYSE- and TSX-listed Barrick Gold has reported growth in attributable proven and probable gold mineral reserves by five-million ounces before 2023 depletion, while also striving to maintain the... 

an aerial view of the Russel Camp in Canada which is part of Skyharbours portfolio
Uranium explorer expands portfolio
9th February 2024

Uranium exploration company Skyharbour Resources has acquired several new prospective uranium exploration claims through online staking and through an agreement with exploration and project... 

A Veracio TruGyro implement placed on tests on a red rock surface
Positive reaction to machine, tech partnership
9th February 2024 By: Halima Frost

Mining equipment manufacturer Veracio, a new subsidiary of international exploration drilling company Boart Longyear, says although its partnership with directional drilling service provider... 

Imge of Australia map and flag
Federation polymetallic metals project, Australia – update
9th February 2024 By: Sheila Barradas

Aurelia has warned that heavy rainfall linked to ex-tropical cyclone Kirrily could potentially affect its project schedule. 

Location map of the Kouroussa gold project
Kouroussa gold project, Guinea – update
9th February 2024 By: Sheila Barradas

The project is expected to reach commercial production in the first quarter of this year. 

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