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Mako completes Goldsource Mines buy
4th July 2024 By: Creamer Media Reporter

Gold mining company Mako has completed its previously announced acquisition of Goldsource. As a result of the transaction, Mako now owns the Eagle Mountain gold project, in Guyana. The Goldsource... 


A stack of copper cathode
UAE'S IHC unit withdraws offer for Vedanta's Zambian copper mines over price
4th July 2024 By: Reuters

The UAE's International Resources Holding (IRH) has withdrawn a bid to buy a stake in Vedanta Resources' Zambian copper mines, it said on Wednesday, after talks collapsed because of a failure to... 


Vale picks mining veteran to lead base metals turnaround
Vale picks mining veteran to lead base metals turnaround
4th July 2024 By: Bloomberg

Vale has selected veteran mining executive Shaun Usmar to take the helm of its base metals division as the Brazilian metals producer seeks to boost copper and nickel production, according to people... 


Alaska sues to challenge new NPR-A oil and gas leasing rules
Alaska sues to challenge new NPR-A oil and gas leasing rules
4th July 2024 By: Reuters

The state of Alaska on Wednesday said it has filed a lawsuit challenging new federal regulations imposed for oil and gas leasing in the National Petroleum Reserve-Alaska (NPR-A). In April,... 


Codelco sees copper output ticking up in second half of year
Codelco sees copper output ticking up in second half of year
4th July 2024 By: Reuters

Chilean copper mining giant Codelco's output continued to decline year-on-year in the first half of 2024 but should tick up in the second half of this year, the chairman of the State-run miner,... 


Eramet targets November production start at Argentina lithium plant
4th July 2024 By: Reuters

France's Eramet aims to start production at its new Centenario lithium plant in Argentina in November and ramp up to 24 000 metric tons of battery grade lithium by mid-2025, it said on Wednesday... 


Diamcor closes final tranch of offering, bringing total to C$2m
3rd July 2024 By: Darren Parker

Diamond producer Diamcor Mining has closed a second and final tranche of C$600 300 of its previously announced non-brokered private placement, bringing the total of the offering to about... 


Webber Wentzel partner Priyesh Daya
Priyesh Daya appointed to ICC International Court of Arbitration
3rd July 2024 By: Darren Parker

Law firm Webber Wentzel partner Priyesh Daya has been appointed as a member of the International Chamber of Commerce's (ICC’s) International Court of Arbitration for a three-year term starting on... 


Kumba appoints new independent nonexecutive director
3rd July 2024 By: Darren Parker

Diversified mining major Anglo American’s Kumba Iron Ore subsidiary has announced the appointment of Neo Violet Mokhesi as an independent nonexecutive director with effect from July 1. She will... 


Universities adapt to develop mining skills
3rd July 2024 By: Sabrina Jardim

Amid various conversations on the importance of technology in African mining, a panel discussion at this year’s London Indaba titled ‘Is asset management the key to unlocking growth for mining in... 


Glencore said to withdraw Kazzinc sale after offers fall short
3rd July 2024 By: Bloomberg

Glencore has abandoned plans to sell its stake in Kazakh mining company Kazzinc after potential buyers failed to match its valuation, people familiar with the situation said. Glencore had been... 


SA’s energy industry is between a rock and a hard place as global pressures to reduce coal dependency mounts
SA’s energy industry is between a rock and a hard place as global pressures to reduce coal dependency mounts
3rd July 2024 By: Dimpho Madiba

By: Rhian Capostagno - African Head of Energy Transformation at Partners in Performance SA faces a tough spot as it balances diminishing demand for coal with local need to keep producing and the... 


Inoveo Platinum
New platinum alloy to transform jewellery making
3rd July 2024 By: Darren Parker

The World Platinum Investment Council (WPIC) has highlighted the launch of a new platinum alloy named Inoveo Platinum, which it believes has the potential to transform platinum jewellery design and... 


Barrick Gold President and CE Dr Mark Bristow, who says Kibali was built on partnerships with its stakeholders.
Renewables component of DRC gold mine’s energy mix to hit 85% next year
3rd July 2024 By: Martin Creamer

The reputation of the large Kibali gold mine, run by Barrick Gold in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), is being significantly enhanced by its far-reaching contribution to the development and... 


rough emerald
Review shows Gravelotte becoming profitable within two years
3rd July 2024 By: Darren Parker

An independent desk-based review of the discounted cash flow (DCF) model for mining company URA Holdings’ Gravelotte emerald mine, in South Africa, shows the potential profitability of the project... 


Malawi flag
Rio Tinto increases shareholding in emerging graphite miner Sovereign to 19.7%
3rd July 2024 By: Marleny Arnoldi

Diversified mining group Rio Tinto will increase its shareholding in ASX- and Aim-listed Sovereign Metals to 19.76%. Rio exercised just under 35-million share options to acquire the same number... 


Copper sheets
Congo sells its own copper from joint ventures for first time
3rd July 2024 By: Bloomberg

The Democratic Republic of Congo’s (DRC's) State miner has started selling its share of copper from joint-venture projects for the first time as the country seeks greater control over a metal key... 


platinum mine shaft
Illegal Implats strike comes to a peaceful close
3rd July 2024 By: Darren Parker

An illegal work stoppage at the North Shaft of Impala Bafokeng’s Bafokeng Rasimone Platinum Mine (BRPM), in the North West province, has ended without incident, parent company Impala Platinum... 


Aguia identifies big capex saving at Brazil project
3rd July 2024 By: Mariaan Webb

Phosphate mining company Aguia has identified substantial capital expenditure (capex) savings at the Tres Estrada project, in Brazil, by opting to use a pre-existing treatment plant. The company,... 


The Gonneville project is situated on farmland, about 70 km from Perth.
Chalice and Mitsubishi explore collaboration on Australian PGE, nickel project
3rd July 2024 By: Mariaan Webb

Australian company Chalice Mining will collaborate with Japanese major Mitsubishi on the Gonneville platinum group element (PGE)/nickel/copper/cobalt project, in Western Australia. In terms of a... 


Ore from Trident will be processed at the Plutonic plant
Catalyst slashes Trident capex with new development approach
3rd July 2024 By: Mariaan Webb

Gold miner Calayst Metals has unveiled a new development approach for the Trident deposit that more than halves preproduction capital and lowers the mine’s development risk. At the centre of the... 


Blair Way
Way retires as Patriot Battery Metals COO
3rd July 2024 By: Mariaan Webb

Blair Way has retired as COO of Patriot Battery Metals, the hard rock lithium exploration company announced this week. Way will continue to serve on the Patriot board as a nonexecutive director... 


The NAL plant in Canada
Sayona appoints new CEO, Canada COO
3rd July 2024 By: Mariaan Webb

North American lithium producer Sayona Mining on Wednesday announced Lucas Dow as new MD and CEO, taking over from interim CEO James Brown. Dow, an experienced mining executive who has led... 


Anglo considers options to sell coal assets after Australia fire
Anglo considers options to sell coal assets after Australia fire
3rd July 2024 By: Bloomberg

Anglo American is considering options to push ahead with a sale of its coal business after an explosion at its flagship Australian mine, including the possibility of selling individual assets or... 


BASF pulls plug on potential Chile investments amid lithium rout
3rd July 2024 By: Bloomberg

German chemicals giant BASF has abandoned plans to invest in lithium mining assets in Chile as a slowdown in electric-vehicle adoption worldwide drags down battery metal prices. BASF withdrew from... 


111 employees, 1 130 contractor employees impacted by Sibanye gold operation restructuring
2nd July 2024 By: Creamer Media Reporter

Multinational mining and metals processing group Sibanye-Stillwater has reported that 111 employees and 1 130 contractor employees have been retrenched as a result of the restructuring of its South... 


Fireblade Aviation prepares for growth in private aviation
2nd July 2024 By: Schalk Burger

Private aviation company Fireblade Aviation has positioned each of its divisions to grow as international demand for aviation resources increases, particularly private aviation over the past three... 


Drilling at the Kipushi mine
Century-old Kipushi mine starts up again after 31-year hiatus
2nd July 2024 By: Darren Parker

Dual-listed Ivanhoe Mines has announced the completion of construction and the restart of the Kipushi zinc/copper/lead/germanium mine, in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), 100 years after it... 


Lucara appoints mineral resources VP
2nd July 2024 By: Creamer Media Reporter

Diamond miner Lucara Diamond Corp, which owns and operates the Karowe mine, in Botswana, has appointed Dr Lauren Freeman as mineral resources VP, with effective from July 1. In her new role,... 


African Rainbow Minerals Executive Growth Jacques van der Bijl.
High hopes for potentially game-changing technology at platinum group metal mines
2nd July 2024 By: Martin Creamer

Development of an innovative new mining method for narrow tabular steep dipping orebodies has reached an advanced stage after four years of effort. The reef boring machine that has already been put... 


Raise a glass to Rand Air’s rental power solutions that keep South Africa’s wine flowing
Raise a glass to Rand Air’s rental power solutions that keep South Africa’s wine flowing
2nd July 2024

Rand Air has been a trusted rental partner to some of South Africa’s premium wine producers in the Western Cape with the supply of portable power solutions for close on 10 years. South Africa has... 


ESG – Do you have eyes in the back of your head?
ESG – Do you have eyes in the back of your head?
2nd July 2024

By Caroline Carter If, like most of us, you don’t actually have eyes in the back of your head – listen up! 


Updated Kiaka feasibility study indicates a project with strong cash flow
2nd July 2024 By: Darren Parker

A newly released feasibility update for ASX-listed West African Resources’ (WAF’s) Kiaka gold project, in Burkina Faso, shows that strong cash flows are expected from the project. The update... 


Lafigué GM Paul Day with first gold bar from Lafigué
Endeavour achieves first gold pour at Lafigué
2nd July 2024 By: Darren Parker

LSE-, TSX- and OTCQX-listed Endeavour Mining made its first gold pour from the Lafigué mine, in Côte d’Ivoire, on June 28, marking the delivery of the project’s construction on budget and a... 


Mineral and Petroleum Resources Minister Gwede Mantashe
Minerals Council reiterates mining industry priorities as it welcomed Mantashe’s reappointment
2nd July 2024 By: Marleny Arnoldi

Industry body the Minerals Council South Africa has welcomed the reappointment of Gwede Mantashe as Mineral and Petroleum Resources Minister, with this Ministry having been separated from that of... 


Endeavour studying spill from Côte d'Ivoire operation
2nd July 2024 By: Bloomberg

Endeavour Mining says it’s studying the damage from the leak of poisonous liquid at its second-biggest mine located in southern Côte d'Ivoire. Early reports show that a broken valve leaked 3 000... 


Côte d'Ivoire to revise mining code to increase state profits
2nd July 2024 By: Reuters

Côte d'Ivoire is planning to revise its mining code in order to increase state profits, the country's mines minister Mamadou Sangafowa Coulibaly said on Monday. The world's top cocoa producer, is... 


The Etoile mine in the DRC
DR Congo's Gecamines opposes sale of cobalt miner Chemaf
2nd July 2024 By: Reuters

Democratic Republic of Congo's State miner Gecamines said on Monday it would not approve the sale of cobalt miner Chemaf and its Congolese assets to Chinese miner Norin Mining. Gecamines leases... 


Study confirms Jaguar’s nickel sulphide production potential
Study confirms Jaguar’s nickel sulphide production potential
2nd July 2024 By: Mariaan Webb

Australia-listed Centaurus Metals has announced the results of a feasibility study for the Jaguar nickel sulphide project in northern Brazil, highlighting the strong economics from an initial... 


Tanzania mine gears up for first graphite concentrate exports
Tanzania mine gears up for first graphite concentrate exports
2nd July 2024 By: Mariaan Webb

The maiden shipment of graphite concentrate from the Lindi Jumbo graphite mine, in Tanzania, is set to depart to Europe early this months, unlocking a new global graphite mining jurisdiction. The... 


Triton sells Mozambique graphite assets
2nd July 2024 By: Creamer Media Reporter

ASX-listed Triton Minerals has announced the sale of a 70% interest in its Mozambique graphite assets to Chinese group Shandong Yulong Gold for A$17-million. The transaction, announced on Tuesday,... 


Deep Yellow initiates financing process for Namibia uranium project
2nd July 2024 By: Mariaan Webb

Uranium project developer Deep Yellow has appointed Nedbank as the mandated lead arranger and bookrunner to coordinate and arrange project financing for its flagship Tumas project, in Namibia. The... 


Ironbark Zinc completes Mt Isa projects buy
2nd July 2024 By: Creamer Media Reporter

Exploration company Ironbark Zinc has completed the acquisition of an 80% interest in the Simon and Anderson projects, in Mt Isa, Queensland, from fellow-listed Aeon Metals. The company finalised... 


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