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Akobo completes processing plant, starts commissioning in Ethiopia
27th June 2024 By: Darren Parker

Scandinavia-based gold exploration and mining company Akobo Minerals has successfully completed the construction of its processing plant and has started commissioning activities at its operation in... 


Africa – the delicate balancing act
Africa – the delicate balancing act
27th June 2024

By Devan Pillay, Cluster President: Anglophone Africa at Schneider Electric Africa continues its quest to achieve equilibrium and growth in a disjointed world.  Indeed, it’s an honourable one which... 


Vedanta Base Metals CE Chris Griffith
Vedanta in talks with IHC unit, investors for Zambian copper stake sale
27th June 2024 By: Reuters

International Resources Holding (IRH), the mining investment arm of United Arab Emirates' richest company, is among investors holding talks on buying into Vedanta Resources' Zambian copper assets,... 


Namibia to build second desalination plant in January
27th June 2024 By: Reuters

Drought-prone Namibia, currently facing its worst drought in over a century, will start constructing its long-awaited second desalination plant in January 2025, the minister of agriculture said on... 


Norway to award Arctic blocks for seabed mining in 2025
Norway to award Arctic blocks for seabed mining in 2025
27th June 2024 By: Reuters

Norway offered large areas of the Arctic region for its inaugural seabed mineral licensing round on Wednesday and aims to award exploration permits during the first half of 2025, the country's... 


Freeport Indonesia launches $3.7bn Gresik copper smelter
Freeport Indonesia launches $3.7bn Gresik copper smelter
27th June 2024 By: Reuters

Copper and gold miner Freeport Indonesia on Thursday launched its $3.7-billion copper smelter in Gresik, East Java, that has a total input capacity of 1.7-million metric tons of copper... 


Sibanye ‘will have to’ shutter US mine unless palladium recovers
Sibanye ‘will have to’ shutter US mine unless palladium recovers
27th June 2024 By: Bloomberg

Sibanye Stillwater will be forced to halt operations at its Montana palladium mine if prices don’t recover soon, according to CEO Neal Froneman. “The future of Stillwater remains in the balance,”... 


Meteoric to supply Brazil rare earths magnet factory
26th June 2024 By: Reuters

Rare earth developer Meteoric Resources will collaborate with a regional department of Brazil's Minas Gerais state to explore the production of rare earth magnets, the Australian company said on... 


Panel explores relevance of listed market for mining capital   
26th June 2024 By: Tasneem Bulbulia

The world is infinitely more complex now, with the energy transition, longer lead times and geopolitical fracturing, than in previous years and this presents challenges and questions around mining... 


The TGME project in South Africa
Theta raises another $4m for South Africa gold project
26th June 2024 By: Creamer Media Reporter

ASX-listed Theta Gold Mines has received firm commitments from investors to raise a further A$4-million (A$6.02-million) in equity funding to advance its TGME gold plant, in South Africa. The... 


Nolitha Fakude, Thuli Madonsela, Mzila Mthenjane and Paul Miller.
Mining central to South Africa’s socioeconomic wellbeing, AGM hears
26th June 2024 By: Martin Creamer

Given its far-reaching multiplier effect, mining is the epicentre of South Africa’s economy and social wellbeing and has been at the heart of its economic progress and development for much of this... 


Haul trucks at a copper mine
Copper market facing renewed caution from investors
26th June 2024 By: Sabrina Jardim

With the demand for copper having increased amid the global energy transition, Benchmark Mineral Intelligence project manager: energy transition commodities Piotr Ortonowski described this year as... 


Resources Watch
Resources Watch
26th June 2024

This week: Fast-greening Richards Bay Minerals now eyeing on-site renewables, storage, aggregation; and, South Africa now a compelling world investment story, upbeat Orion highlights 


Boss plans accelerated development at Gould’s Dam
Boss plans accelerated development at Gould’s Dam
26th June 2024 By: Creamer Media Reporter

Uranium company Boss Energy has begun work on accelerating the development of Gould’s Dam, which is a satellite project to the nearby Honeymoon mine, in South Australia. This follows recent... 


Employees working underground at an Implats mine
Mining sector employment holds up well despite first-quarter decline
26th June 2024 By: Creamer Media Reporter

Following five uninterrupted quarters of job gains, employment in the mining sector declined during the first quarter of this year, the Minerals Council South Africa reports. Citing Statistics... 


Anglo Executive Market Development Head Benny Oeyen
Anglo spearheading exciting new clean hydrogen mobility initiative across Europe
26th June 2024 By: Martin Creamer

Platinum-based hydrogen fuel cell electric vehicles (FCEVs) received a major boost on Wednesday with the announcement of an initiative to deploy new fleets of zero-emission FCEV taxis in Europe.... 


EnergyX unveils plans for big US lithium plant
EnergyX unveils plans for big US lithium plant
26th June 2024 By: Creamer Media Reporter

Lithium brine-to-battery company EnergyX has announced a “major” lithium project for North America, unveiling plans to build a plant in the so-called ‘Ark-La-Tex’ region that will produce 5 000 t/y... 


Mining filtration solutions transform operational efficiency, sustainability
Mining filtration solutions transform operational efficiency, sustainability
26th June 2024 By: Shannon de Ryhove

Advanced filtration technologies are proving to be pivotal in optimising efficiency and sustainability efforts in the mining industry. This was the focal point of a recent webinar hosted by Creamer... 


Lundin ups stake in Chile copper mine
Lundin ups stake in Chile copper mine
26th June 2024 By: Creamer Media Reporter

Canadian base metals mining company Lundin Mining has accelerated an option to increase its interest in SCM Minera Lumina Copper, which owns the Caserones copper and molybdenum mine, in Chile. The... 


Stream sediment sampling Northern Ireland
Karelian sees nickel, copper, PGE potential in Northern Ireland
26th June 2024 By: Creamer Media Reporter

Diamond exploration company Karelian Diamonds has unveiled promising indications of nickel, copper and platinum group elements (PGE) in its licence areas in northern Ireland. This follows an... 


The gold pour will take place at the Fort Knox mill.
First gold pour at Manh Choh scheduled for early next month
26th June 2024 By: Creamer Media Reporter

The first gold pour for the Manh Choh mine, in Alaska, will take place at the Fort Knox mill facility on July 8, joint venture (JV) partner Contango announced on Tuesday. The event marks a... 


McEwen raises $70m for Los Azules copper advancement
McEwen raises $70m for Los Azules copper advancement
26th June 2024 By: Mariaan Webb

Dual-listed McEwen Mining has announced a step forward for its Los Azules copper project with a $70-million financing initiative through its subsidiary, McEwen Copper. The financing, conducted... 


Sibanye CEO Neal Froneman
Sibanye CEO says may close metals streaming deal in third quarter
26th June 2024 By: Reuters

Sibanye Stillwater CEO Neal Froneman said on Tuesday it may close a metals streaming, or prepayment, deal to raise the cash it needs to boost its balance sheet in the third quarter. The... 


Zimbabwe's Kuvimba in advanced talks for lithium project partners
26th June 2024 By: Reuters

Zimbabwe's State-owned Kuvimba Mining House has advanced plans to secure investment for a $270 million lithium plant at its Sandawana Mine, where production of concentrates is expected to start by... 


London Indaba speakers highlight opportunities to bolster Africa’s critical minerals involvement
25th June 2024 By: Tasneem Bulbulia

During the first day of the London Indaba, on June 25, held under the theme “Investing in Resources and Mining in Africa”, panel discussions unpacked what the continent’s mining jurisdictions could... 


Copper cathode produced in Zambia
Zijin sets its sights on Africa as energy transition drives growth in metals, minerals demand
25th June 2024 By: Sabrina Jardim

With the global energy transition driving increased demand for key metals such as copper and cobalt, Zijin Mining Group expects copper demand to grow to 7.2-million tonnes a year in 2030. During a... 


Mayur makes new plans for PNG project following VBR investment cancellation
Mayur makes new plans for PNG project following VBR investment cancellation
25th June 2024 By: Mariaan Webb

Following the termination of an investment agreement between Mayur Resources and Vision Blue Resources (VBR) for the Central Lime Project (CLP), the developer on Tuesday announced a new potential... 


Barrick Gold chairperson John Thornton
Business model of Western mining industry needs new power, London Indaba highlights
25th June 2024 By: Martin Creamer

New power is needed by the Western mining industry, which is still functioning on a trailing old power business model. This was highlighted at Tuesday’s London Indaba, where a spotlight was shone... 


Global miners to invest for growth, transformation amid financial pressure – PwC
25th June 2024 By: Simone Liedtke

The financial performance of the world’s Top 40 mining companies is under pressure owing to lower commodity prices and rising costs, which has resulted in revenues falling by more than 7% despite... 


Exxaro CFO Riaan Koppeschaar
Exxaro weighing options for Australian coal JV amid Anglo's planned exit
25th June 2024 By: Reuters

Exxaro Resources is weighing its options for its Australian coal joint venture project with Anglo American following the mining giant's planned exit from the business, an executive said on Tuesday.... 


Letlhakane infill drilling delivers high-grade intercepts
25th June 2024 By: Sabrina Jardim

In an update on the initial 55 holes of a 180-hole drill programme at its large-scale Letlhakane uranium project in Botswana, ASX-listed Lotus Resources has reported that completed drill holes have... 


BME Managing Director Ralf Hennecke
Experience, ESG, innovation drives region’s mining
25th June 2024

Mining has been an economic mainstay for Southern African economies in recent years, the task is now to build on the momentum that has been created, according to Omnia group company BME. The... 


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Don’t be ripped off - Always ask for an ABC certificate when placing adverts
25th June 2024

Creamer Media’s Engineering News & Mining Weekly magazine is Audit Bureau of Circulation (ABC) certified.  An ABC certificate is a guarantee to you, our advertisers, of how many copies of our... 


Kodal drilling operation
Kodal confirms lithium extension into Boumou prospect on Bougouni licence
25th June 2024 By: Marleny Arnoldi

Aim-listed lithium developer Kodal Minerals has confirmed further mineralised extensions on the Boumou prospect, within the Bougouni lithium project, in Mali. The company has determined that... 


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Marula signs export logistics agreement for Kenyan mine
25th June 2024 By: Tasneem Bulbulia

Africa-focused mining and development company Marula Mining has entered into an export logistics agreement with Scan Global Logistics (SGL) Group’s Kenya-based subsidiary, SGL Kenya, for the... 


Heavy rains in Chile cause mining tailing overflow
25th June 2024 By: Reuters

s heavy rains continue to pummel Chile, cutting off areas of the country and damaging thousands of homes, one community is dealing with a tailings dam rupture that has sent heavy metals throughout... 


Cosmos enhances Nunavut uranium portfolio
25th June 2024 By: Mariaan Webb

Australia-headquartered Cosmos Exploration has secured two additional prospective uranium projects, Angilak West and Nut Lake South, located in the emerging uranium mining district of the Thelon... 


Top China lithium firm files international claim against Mexico
Top China lithium firm files international claim against Mexico
25th June 2024 By: Bloomberg

Ganfeng Lithium has filed an international arbitration case against Mexico after the Latin American nation canceled a potential mining project valued at more than $1-billion. Efforts by Ganfeng,... 


ASX-bound Cobold to house EMC’s expanded uranium interests
25th June 2024 By: Mariaan Webb

Emerging resources company Everest Metals Corporation (EMC) has announced the expansion of its uranium portfolio with the acquisition of the Mukinbudin project, in Western Australia. The Mark... 


Paladin’s uranium deal signals M&A push for rich Canadian deposits
Paladin’s uranium deal signals M&A push for rich Canadian deposits
25th June 2024 By: Bloomberg

Paladin Energy’s C$1.14-billion offer to buy Canadian mining firm Fission Uranium is all about geography. The all-stock deal will give Australia’s Paladin operational control of one of the most... 


OceanaGold receives $30m for Blackwater sale
24th June 2024 By: Mariaan Webb

Toronto-listed OceanaGold has completed the previously announced sale of its interest in the Blackwater project, in New Zealand, following the receipt of all required regulatory approvals. As... 


Kore’s share price falls amid ongoing discussions on EPC
24th June 2024 By: Sabrina Jardim

Johannesburg- and London-listed Kore Potash’s share price on the JSE and the LSE fell by more than 20% on June 24, after the company reported ongoing discussions with regard to the engineering,... 


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Liberty extends deadline for retrenched Optimum workers to apply for reemployment
24th June 2024 By: Darren Parker

Coal mining company Liberty Coal has confirmed that it will be extending the deadline for former Optimum Coal Mine (OCM) employees to submit their applications for reemployment. The company said on... 


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