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Graham Kerr says South32 is open to increasing its exposure in Southern Africa.
South32's CEO says open to buying joint Anglo manganese assets
23rd May 2024 By: Reuters

Australian diversified miner South32 is open to buying Anglo American's share of two manganese operations the companies jointly own, should they come for sale at the right price, CEO Graham Kerr... 


Ruins of the Panguna mine that ceased operations in 1989.
Rio Tinto and Bougainville Copper face class action over mine impact
23rd May 2024 By: Mariaan Webb

Miners Rio Tinto and Bougainville Copper (BCL) on Thursday confirmed that class action had been initiated against the companies in Papua New Guinea’s national court. The action, brought forth on... 


Sayona kicks off drilling at 'highly prospective' Tabba Tabba
Sayona kicks off drilling at 'highly prospective' Tabba Tabba
23rd May 2024 By: Creamer Media Reporter

North American lithium producer Sayona Mining has initiated reverse circulation (RC) drilling at its Tabba Tabba project, in Western Australia, where previous air core drilling identified potential... 


BHP shares fall after Anglo American rejects proposal
BHP shares fall after Anglo American rejects proposal
23rd May 2024 By: Reuters

Shares of Australia's BHP Group fell over 3% on Thursday, a day after smaller rival Anglo American rejected its third takeover proposal and agreed to a one-week extension for the deadline to make a... 


Copper frenzy draws mining giants to Argentina after Milei’s reforms
Copper frenzy draws mining giants to Argentina after Milei’s reforms
23rd May 2024 By: Bloomberg

Global mining heavyweights including Lundin Mining, Glencore and First Quantum Minerals are piling into Argentina as a new government intent on luring foreign investment propels the companies... 


BHP CEO Mike Henry
BHP has a week to convince Anglo its South African plan can work
23rd May 2024 By: Bloomberg

BHP Group just won an extra week to convince Anglo American on its $49-billion takeover plan. But the world’s biggest miner still must resolve the deal’s most intractable obstacle: What to do about... 


First Quantum seeks to speed up Peru projects after Panama debacle
First Quantum seeks to speed up Peru projects after Panama debacle
23rd May 2024 By: Reuters

Canadian miner First Quantum Minerals, which lost the right to operate its copper mine in Panama last year following protests by environmental groups and a court ruling deeming its contract void,... 


Kingsrose and BHP team up to explore Finland and Norway
Kingsrose and BHP team up to explore Finland and Norway
22nd May 2024 By: Mariaan Webb

ASX-listed Kingrose Mining on Wednesday announced an exploration alliance agreement with commodities major BHP, which would provide funding for regional exploration across Norway and Finland. This... 


At least two companies seek Norway seabed mining permits
At least two companies seek Norway seabed mining permits
22nd May 2024 By: Reuters

Two companies said on Wednesday they are seeking offshore seabed acreage on the Norwegian continental shelf where they hope to explore for minerals, in what could be the start of a controversial... 


South Harz bolsters position in German potash sector
22nd May 2024 By: Mariaan Webb

Australia-headquartered potash firm South Harz on Wednesday announced the completion of the prefeasibility study (PFS) for its flagship Ohmgebirge development in central Germany. Alongside this... 


Coal being transported to port by rail
Junior coal miners bemoan logistics as single-biggest challenge to their survival
22nd May 2024 By: Marleny Arnoldi

Logistics inefficiencies in South Africa are the single-biggest reason why junior mining companies are likely to fail, said midtier coal producer Ndalamo Resources. Ndalamo CEO Shammy Luvhengo... 


Harmony employee dies in blasting incident at its Phakisa mine
22nd May 2024 By: Creamer Media Reporter

An employee was killed in a blasting incident at Harmony Gold Mining's Phakisa mine on Tuesday afternoon. All blasting operations have been temporarily suspended. The relevant authorities have been... 


From left, Kudakwashe Maramba, George Roach, Ntsiki Adonisi, Louis Nel, Jaco Prinsloo, Bernard Swanepoel.
Huge manganese value-add opportunity reiterated at Junior Indaba
22nd May 2024 By: Martin Creamer

The huge opportunity that South Africa has to add value to its rich endowment of manganese through local processing was reiterated during the second day of Wednesday’s Junior Indaba. “Specific to... 


JSE primary markets business development manager Patrycja Kula-Verster
More funding mechanisms needed to support juniors in early stage exploration, panel says
22nd May 2024 By: Darren Parker

South Africa needs more funding mechanisms to support junior mining at an early stage of exploration, Bedrock Capital CEO Messu Mwaniki said on May 21 at the Junior Indaba in Johannesburg. “I think... 


Fortescue excluded from world’s biggest hydropower plant development
22nd May 2024 By: Bloomberg

A company owned by Australian mining billionaire Andrew Forrest will no longer develop the world’s biggest hydropower project in Democratic Republic of Congo, according to President Felix... 


WA unveils refreshed battery and critical minerals strategy
WA unveils refreshed battery and critical minerals strategy
22nd May 2024 By: Creamer Media Reporter

The Western Australian government has unveiled its updated Battery and Critical Minerals Strategy, drawing applause from industry stakeholders and signalling the state’s commitment to solidifying... 


An image showing attendees at the West Coast Diamond Event and Excursion
West Coast diamonds events, excursion a success
22nd May 2024 By: Tasneem Bulbulia

The West Coast Diamond Event and Excursion, held on May 17 and 18 in Port Nolloth, in the Northern Cape, and hosted by the Geological Society of South Africa’s (GSSA's) Northern Cape branch, has... 


An image showing a road export process flow infographic for the N4 Corridor
CSIR simulation assisting in truck flow improvement on the N4 corridor
22nd May 2024 By: Tasneem Bulbulia

A simulation model developed by a team at the Council for Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR), in Pretoria, is being used as a tool to improve the flow of trucks on the N4 road corridor.... 


Expert suggests new ways junior miners can classify resources
22nd May 2024 By: Marleny Arnoldi

A key issue with all mineral projects is the quantification of risk and uncertainty, which has always been narrowed down to grade estimation issues; however, just basing the mineral resource... 


A laptop with the Apple logo
Congo lawyers say received new evidence on Apple's minerals supply chain
22nd May 2024 By: Reuters

International lawyers representing the government of the Democratic Republic of Congo said on Wednesday new evidence gathered from whistleblowers indicates that Apple is sourcing minerals from... 


William Sheriff
Mining entrepreneur Sheriff joins Scorpio board
22nd May 2024 By: Creamer Media Reporter

US-focused Scorpio Gold has appointed entrepreneur William Sheriff, the founder and executive chairperson of enCore Energy, to its board of directors. Scorpio, which owns two past-producing mine... 


BDO South Africa partner Nato Oosthuizen
Opinion: Let’s talk about the well-lit elephant in the room
22nd May 2024

In this article, BDO South Africa partner and renewable energy expert Nato Oosthuzen writes shares his insight on where the country is at with loadshedding and the reasons why he is cautiously... 


The Khoemecau copper mine in Botswana
BHP-Anglo prospects flag more M&A ahead for miners
22nd May 2024 By: Reuters

BHP's bid for Anglo American underlines the growing appetite for energy transition metals like copper from miners who must become more aggressive to secure new projects or risk missing out,... 


Resources Watch
Resources Watch
22nd May 2024

This week: PGM-boosted green hydrogen backed by resolute South African govt's commitment; State mining training authority backing green hydrogen skills centre creation, and, Nedbank says green... 


Anglo CEO Duncan Wanblad and BHP CEO Mike Henry
Clock runs down on BHP’s $43bn bid for Anglo American
22nd May 2024 By: Bloomberg

BHP Group has just hours to launch a blockbuster bid to buy smaller mining rival Anglo American — or put its audacious takeover plan on the shelf. The proposal by the world’s biggest miner to spin... 


AIC initiates A$50m Jericho mine development, elevating Eloise
AIC initiates A$50m Jericho mine development, elevating Eloise
22nd May 2024 By: Mariaan Webb

Queensland copper miner AIC Mines on Wednesday pushed the button on the development of the A$50-million Jericho mine, which is set to transform its Eloise operation into a cornerstone asset.... 


Ma'aden CEO Robert Wilt
Saudi Ma'aden has extracted lithium from seawater, CEO says
22nd May 2024 By: Reuters

Saudi Arabian Mining Company Ma'aden has successfully extracted lithium from seawater, although not at levels that are commercially viable and its project remains at the pilot stage, its CEO told... 


Antamina, controlled by Glencore, BHP, Teck and Mitsubishi, produced 435 378 t of copper last year, and hopes to maintain that level in 2024.
Peru's 2024 copper target is realistic, mining magnates say
22nd May 2024 By: Reuters

The Peruvian government's 2024 copper production goal of three-million metric tons is realistic, senior industry executives said on Tuesday, as the country seeks to boost mining investments to help... 


Opening Junior Indaba panel (from left) Lili Nupen, Tseliso Maqubela, Errol Smart, Mosa Mabuza, Bernard Swanepoel.
Latest cadastre agreement excites South Africa’s Junior Indaba panel
21st May 2024 By: Martin Creamer

There were expressions of excitement at the South Africa’s Junior Indaba on Tuesday when attendees at the important mining event learnt of the signing of the service-level agreement (SLA) for South... 


Southern Copper eyes start of stalled Peru mine project as soon as this year
Southern Copper eyes start of stalled Peru mine project as soon as this year
21st May 2024 By: Bloomberg

Southern Copper hopes to begin construction as soon as this year at a once fiercely contested copper mine in Peru’s coastal mountains as socio-political tensions ease and authorities get behind the... 


Malan Scholes director Hulmes Scholes
ESG just a new way of reporting on what mining companies have already been doing for years, panel says
21st May 2024 By: Darren Parker

When considering the challenges involved in junior mining companies living up to increasingly stringent environmental, social and governance (ESG) requirements and reporting standards, mining and... 


Hive Hydrogen South Africa chairperson Thulani Gcabashe
South Africa's R105bn green hydrogen project to be energised by hot De Aar sunshine
21st May 2024 By: Martin Creamer

South Africa’s R105-billion green hydrogen, green ammonia project in the Eastern Cape took another major leap forward on Tuesday with the announcement of its underpinning by a cluster of nine solar... 


Menar MD Vuslat Bayoğlu
Menar advancing on the manganese front
21st May 2024 By: Martin Creamer

Private investment company Menar, which is advancing steadily on the manganese front, has anthracite, coal, nickel, and gold in its diversified multi-country portfolio. The company's... 


Premier raises £1.25m for use at its Zulu lithium, tantalum project
21st May 2024 By: Creamer Media Reporter

London-listed Premier African Minerals is raising about £1.25-million through the issue of about 781.25-million shares at 0.16p each. It will use the funds raised for the ongoing mining operations... 


The Ellendale mine in Western Australia
Gibb River Diamonds shares surge on Ellendale lease news
21st May 2024 By: Creamer Media Reporter

The share price of Gibb River Diamonds surged 48% on Tuesday on news that the company has been granted key licences that are at the heart of developing the Ellendale project, in Western Australia.... 


Energy mogul makes 100-year bet on Argentina’s mineral wealth
Energy mogul makes 100-year bet on Argentina’s mineral wealth
21st May 2024 By: Bloomberg

Over three decades, Jose Luis Manzano built a reputation for diving into distressed sectors in Argentina and navigating tumultuous economic and political cycles to shape a portfolio ranging from... 


The Mobi Light range offers an ideal solution for roadworks and construction sites, mining and quarrying applications and outdoor events
New tower light range from Pilot Crushtec
21st May 2024

Crushing and screening operations frequently run on a 24/7 basis to meet demand and optimise productivity, so crushing specialist Pilot Crushtec is the ideal partner to introduce its own brand of... 


The Railveyor system is a fully electric and autonomous bulk material handling system.
Electrifying Elk Creek to reduce costs, accelerate production
21st May 2024 By: Mariaan Webb

Electrifying the Elk Creek mine in south-west Nebraska could be a game changer for the critical minerals project, promising to not only reduce upfront capital and operational expenses, but also... 


SkyJacks Appointed as Jekko Dealer for South Africa
SkyJacks Appointed as Jekko Dealer for South Africa
21st May 2024

Jekko is pleased to announce its partnership with SkyJacks, a premier supplier of powered access and material handling solutions based in Johannesburg, South Africa. SkyJacks has been appointed as... 


Hand holding a stack of ZiG10 banknotes
Zimbabwe asks miners to ramp up gold output to support ZiG currency
21st May 2024 By: Bloomberg

Zimbabwe has asked gold miners across the country to ramp up output to support the ZiG currency launched last month, according to Mines and Mining Development Minister Winston Chitando. “This new... 


The Port of Durban
Reserve Bank warns carbon taxes may cut exports by 10%
21st May 2024 By: Bloomberg

South African economic growth could be severely stunted if carbon taxes are widely imposed on its exports, according to a new report by the country’s central bank. The South African Reserve Bank... 


Kali Metals appoints new MD
21st May 2024 By: Creamer Media Reporter

ASX-listed Kali Metals has announced the appointment of Paul Adams as MD from July 1. He will take over the role currently held by Graeme Sloan, who will step down as MD, but remain with Kali in a... 


Blackhawk has company-making potential, says Sierra Nevada chair
Blackhawk has company-making potential, says Sierra Nevada chair
21st May 2024 By: Creamer Media Reporter

ASX-listed exploration company Sierra Nevada has unveiled a high-grade intercept of up to 1 270 g/t at its Blackhawk ephithermal project, in Nevada, US, and says it plans follow-up drilling in hole... 


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