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Copper 360 CEO Jan Nelson.
DRDGOLD to determine economic viability of copper recovery from Copper 360’s tailings dams
27th March 2024 By: Martin Creamer

Northern Cape copper company Copper 360 announced on Wednesday that it has signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) with DRDGOLD’s Far West Gold Recoveries tailings retreatment subsidiary to... 


Initial work shows potential of deposit at Morocco project
27th March 2024 By: Tasneem Bulbulia

Aim-listed Critical Mineral Resources (DMR)has announced positive initial work at its Ifri project, in the Anti-Atlas in Morocco, with prospecting by its geological team demonstrating copper and... 


Sovereign initiates follow-up drilling at Malawi project
27th March 2024 By: Tasneem Bulbulia

Aim- and ASX-listed Sovereign Metals has initiated a follow-up 400 m spaced drill programme at its tier one Kasiya rutile/graphite project, in Malawi, which will focus on determining the boundaries... 


Jervois kicks of US govt-funded drilling at ICO’s RAM deposit
Jervois kicks of US govt-funded drilling at ICO’s RAM deposit
27th March 2024 By: Creamer Media Reporter

ASX- and TSX-V-listed Jervois Global has initiated the underground resources programme at the RAM deposit at its Idaho Cobalt Operations (ICO) in Idaho, US. The endeavour, carried out in... 


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Redpath acquires RUC
26th March 2024 By: Darren Parker

Contract mining company Redpath Mining subsidiary Redpath (Australia) Holdings has signed a share purchase agreement to acquire fellow contract miner RUC Mining Contractors. Pending regulatory... 


Master Drilling CEO Danie Pretorius.
Mechanical cutting is going to be key for mining going forward – Master Drilling
26th March 2024 By: Martin Creamer

Mechanical cutting, in which huge progress is being made, is going to be key for the mining industry going forward, Master Drilling CEO Danie Pretorius emphasised on Tuesday, when his Johannesburg... 


Oil and gas rig
Enviro groups approach High Court over TotalEnergies Cape coast drilling plans
26th March 2024 By: Marleny Arnoldi

Environmental organisations The Green Connection (TGC) and Natural Justice have submitted an application in the High Court against the environmental authorisation granted to TotalEnergies... 


American Pacific approves $12.8m budget for Alaska project
26th March 2024 By: Creamer Media Reporter

CSE-listed American Pacific Mining has announced a $12.8-million budget for its high-grade volcanogenic massive sulphide-sulphate project, in Alaska. Constantine North, a subsidiary of American... 


Kinetiko’s deepest core hole to date reveals promising results
26th March 2024 By: Darren Parker

ASX-listed Kinetiko Energy, which is conducting onshore gas exploration in Mpumalanga, South Africa, has completed its deepest core hole to date. “Following our previous announcement indicating... 


Many Peaks acquires advanced Cote d’Ivoire projects
26th March 2024 By: Mariaan Webb

Mineral exploration company Many Peaks on Tuesday revealed an agreement to acquire exploration assets belonging to Turaco Gold in Cote d’Ivoire. The announcement triggered a surge in the junior’s... 


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Botswana Diamonds achieves several positive developments in 2023
25th March 2024 By: Tasneem Bulbulia

Diamond miner Botswana Diamonds chairperson John Teeling has outlined some positive developments achieved by the company during 2023, including that a gravity survey has discovered a high-grade... 


Nev Power
FBM to acquire Miriam lithium project, appoints Power as chair
25th March 2024 By: Mariaan Webb

Perth-based Future Battery Metals (FBM) on Monday announced a strategic acquisition that consolidates its landholding near its flagship Kangaroo Hills lithium project in the Eastern Goldfields of... 


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Centamin achieves 25% y/y increase in Ebitda
22nd March 2024 By: Tasneem Bulbulia

Established gold miner Centamin achieved a 25% year-on-year increase in adjusted earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortisation to $398-million for the year ended December 31, 2023,... 


An image of the Mukuyu well site
Zimbabwean gas project spurs regional interest
22nd March 2024 By: Nadine Ramdass

Following the discovery of the Mukuyu gas field in the Cabora Bassa basin, in northern Zimbabwe, oil and gas explorer Invictus Energy is confident further discoveries will be made in the basin. The... 


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Surface drills with automation functionality
20th March 2024

Mine automation is being extended for use on surface drill rigs, helping to improve safety and productivity.    Sandvik Mining and Rock Solutions’ AutoMine functionality is available for its... 


C29 to buy Kazakhstan uranium project
20th March 2024 By: Creamer Media Reporter

ASX-listed C29 Metals on Wednesday announced the acquisition of a high-grade uranium project in Kazakhstan, positioning the company as a potential key player in the global uranium market. The... 


Sovereign despatches 30 t of ore from Malawi project to South Africa for test work
20th March 2024 By: Tasneem Bulbulia

Aim- and ASX-listed Sovereign Metals’ spiral drilling programme has extracted, despatched and delivered 30 t of ore from the Kasiya rutile/graphite project in Malawi to Paterson & Cooke (P&C), in... 


Resources Watch
Resources Watch
20th March 2024

This week: Wind generation up, solar operational soon, Exxaro reports and, Intelligent drilling solutions advance underground capabilities 


Copper 360 CEO Jan Nelson.
Copper 360 output set to quickly double on Nama Copper acquisition
19th March 2024 By: Martin Creamer

Energetic Northern Cape copper mining company Copper 360 this week produced the first concentrate from the plant it has just acquired from Nama Copper, which becomes its second concentrator plant... 


Blyvoor
Katoro to cease all investment in Blyvoor, Namibian Iron Ore
19th March 2024 By: Darren Parker

Following a review of the Blyvoor project in Gauteng, South Africa, and given the new direction of Aim-listed Katoro Gold and the need to focus on a clear pathway to high-value business activities,... 


Care for SA’s groundwater should be growing focus for Water Week
Care for SA’s groundwater should be growing focus for Water Week
19th March 2024

As South Africa celebrates National Water Week from 20-26 March this year, it is important to recognise the country’s growing reliance on groundwater – and how we must improve our management of... 


Canada Nickel makes new discovery at Newmarket, best interval to date at Reid
19th March 2024 By: Creamer Media Reporter

TSX-V-listed Canada Nickel Company has announced positive initial assay results from its 2024 exploration programme, including the first two holes at the Newmarket property and results from the... 


Lulo alluvial resource increases carats by 48%
18th March 2024 By: Sabrina Jardim

After accounting for mining depletion of 30 585 ct during the 2023 calendar year, ASX-listed Lucapa Diamond Company and its partners Endiama and Rosas & Petalas have reported that alluvial... 


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Murray & Roberts Cementation raises the bar on mechanised mine training
18th March 2024 By: Marleny Arnoldi

Mining contractor Murray & Roberts Cementation on March 14 hosted a media tour of the mock-up mine and training facilities at its Bentley Park Training Academy, in Carletonville. The site is... 


Afri-Tech’s Power Nozzle readying for intra-Africa export
Afri-Tech’s Power Nozzle readying for intra-Africa export
17th March 2024 By: Tracy Hancock

Krugersdorp-based Afri-Tech Mining Supplies’ award-winning Power Nozzle is destined for export to Ghana, Mali, Tanzania, Botswana and Namibia before mid-year, with at least ten other sub-Saharan... 


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Electronic air compressor improves drilling efficiencies
16th March 2024

Atlas Copco recently added the V900 and V1200 electronic air compressors to its DrillAir range of large high-pressure compressors. The machines are engineered with technology for deep drilling and... 


NT junior Litchfield lists on ASX
15th March 2024 By: Creamer Media Reporter

Litchfield Minerals, a junior exploration company focused on critical minerals in the Northern Territory, made its debut on the ASX on Friday. The listing followed a successful initial public... 


Barrick CEO Mark Bristow
Barrick tackling Pueblo Viejo ‘teething problems’
15th March 2024 By: Mariaan Webb

Gold and copper miner Barrick has experienced “teething problems” at its flagship Dominican Republic growth project, CEO Mark Bristow said on Friday, but added that the Pueblo Viejo expansion... 


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The Sandvik DD422iE drill offers intelligent and electric fully automated, top hammer longhole drilling performance
Intelligent drilling solutions advance underground capabilities
15th March 2024 By: Simone Liedtke

The adoption of intelligent drilling technologies represents a critical step towards more efficient, safe and sustainable underground mining operations, though eco-efficient rock processing... 


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New Afton mine, Canada
15th March 2024 By: Sheila Barradas

A copper/gold mine in British Columbia, Canada. 


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Bengwenyama platinum group metals project, South Africa
15th March 2024 By: Sheila Barradas

A scoping study has shown the project to have very attractive economics, with results justifying a prefeasibility study already under way. 


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Capital achieves fourth consecutive year of strong growth
14th March 2024 By: Creamer Media Reporter

Mining services company Capital CE Peter Stokes says the company is excited for the year ahead after "another great year" in 2023, in which it achieved growth for the fourth consecutive year,... 


Madison Metals CEO Duane Parnham
Madison to pursue traditional funding avenues after lacklustre uranium tokenisation results
14th March 2024 By: Darren Parker

Uranium exploration and development company Madison Metals will pursue more traditional means of raising capital to fund its future efforts, as the company's unique uranium tokenisation strategy... 


Rockfall at Australia gold mine kills one worker, injures another
Rockfall at Australia gold mine kills one worker, injures another
14th March 2024 By: Reuters

A 37-year-old man has died and another was seriously injured after rocks collapsed inside an underground gold mine in Australia's Victoria state, while 28 other workers at the site were rescued,... 


Unctad develops digital solution to promote new critical mineral discoveries
13th March 2024 By: Schalk Burger

To prevent a production gap of critical and energy minerals amid burgeoning demand to keep global warming within the 1.5 °C targeted under the Paris Agreement, the United Nations Conference on... 


Arrow to expedite Simandou North work
13th March 2024 By: Mariaan Webb

Australia’s Arrow Minerals has successfully completed a A$10-million placement, paving the way for the company to drill up to 150 holes in the in the Simandou North iron project, in Guinea. “After... 


Orion's Prieska mine
Orion pleased with its interim performance
13th March 2024 By: Darren Parker

JSE- and ASX-listed Orion Minerals says it has successfully navigated a pivotal development stage in the six months ended December 31, 2023, having transformed from being a pure explorer and... 


Talisker ore to be processed at New Afton mill
13th March 2024 By: Creamer Media Reporter

Exploration and development company Talisker Resources has announced an ore purchase agreement with New Gold, which will process the ore mined at the Bralorne mine in British Columbia. In terms of... 


BC exploration remains robust despite first y-on-y drop in a decade
BC exploration remains robust despite first y-on-y drop in a decade
13th March 2024 By: Mariaan Webb

British Columbia's exploration industry has found itself resilient in the face of global headwinds, remaining strong through the impact of climbing interest rates, economic turbulence and... 


Marula announces major mining tenement expansion for graphite projects in Tanzania
12th March 2024 By: Marleny Arnoldi

Battery metals miner Marula Mining’s partner on the NyoriGreen graphite project, in Tanzania, has submitted applications for eight new mining and prospecting licences. Marula agreed with its... 


The Uis mine, in Namibia
Andrada ramps up tin, tantalum and lithium production at Uis
12th March 2024 By: Marleny Arnoldi

Aim-listed Andrada Mining has started implementing an ore sorting circuit at the Uis mine, in Namibia, to increase tin concentrate production from 1 500 t/y to 2 600 t/y. This is expected to... 


Tiris drilling results demonstrate resource growth potential – Aura
12th March 2024 By: Sabrina Jardim

Radiometric results from the first 1 612 air core drill holes at ASX- and Aim-listed Aura Energy’s Tiris uranium project, in Mauritania, has demonstrated significant resource growth potential... 


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Tirupati expects material increase in two Madagascan resources after major drilling
11th March 2024 By: Marleny Arnoldi

London-listed Tirupati Graphite has completed a 5 000 m diamond core programme and a 26 000 m auger drilling programme on its two flake graphite projects in Madagascar. Consultancy SRK Consulting... 


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