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HPX, Liberian govt, Guma sign letter of intent to develop Liberty Corridor
12th February 2024 By: Sabrina Jardim

US-based mineral exploration and development company High Power Exploration (HPX), which is backed by Ivanhoe Mines co-chairperson Robert Friedland, has signed a letter of intent (LoI) with the... 


Steelmakers turning to DRI amid transition
Steelmakers turning to DRI amid transition
12th February 2024 By: Sabrina Jardim

With global steelmakers increasingly turning to scrap steel recycling and direct reduced iron (DRI) as alternatives to blast furnaces, steel producers will not need to rely on carbon capture if the... 


TOMRA's ground-breaking software, known as OBTAIN, is a cutting-edge solution that leverages deep learning
TOMRA unveils revolutionary deep learning solution, aims to transform ore sorting technology
12th February 2024 By: Shannon de Ryhove

Sensor-based ore sorting technology provider TOMRA has unveiled its latest innovation for high-capacity ore sorting at the Investing in African Mining Indaba exhibition in Cape Town, South Africa.... 


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... 


Schneider Electric heads positive disruption in mining industry through sustainable energy solutions
Schneider Electric heads positive disruption in mining industry through sustainable energy solutions
12th February 2024 By: Shannon de Ryhove

Global energy management and automation leader Schneider Electric offers valuable insights into emerging technologies which are set to revolutionise the environmental impact of the mining industry.... 


Mining’s focus switching to critical minerals, with ESG pressures increasing
12th February 2024 By: Rebecca Campbell

The need to transform the global energy system and to cut carbon emissions, to counter the danger of climate change, is shifting the mining spotlight away from traditional high-value resources,... 


Anglo American projects and development director Alison Atkinson.
Anglo American, Finnish Minerals sign battery value chain agreement
12th February 2024 By: Schalk Burger

Mining multinational Anglo American and Finnish State-owned mining company Finnish Minerals Group have signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) to explore opportunities to further support the... 


Katoro takes steps to reinvigorate the company
12th February 2024 By: Tasneem Bulbulia

Aim-listed Katoro Gold, which holds mining assets in Africa, has secured new financing and is implementing business and development changes, along with board changes, to reinvigorate the company.... 


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... 


REE firm Medallion rebrands as Gabo Mining
12th February 2024 By: Creamer Media Reporter

Rare earth element (REE) company Medallion Resources is rebranding as Gabo Mining and will start trading on the TSX-V under the symbol ‘GAB’ on February 14. The company, which has developed a... 


Electra CEO Trent Mell
Electra receives govt grant for Ontario cobalt sulphate refinery
12th February 2024 By: Creamer Media Reporter

The Canadian government made a $5-million investment to support the construction of North America’s first cobalt sulphate refinery, dual-listed Electra Battery Materials reported on Friday. The... 


EU, US to align global minerals push against China’s supply grip
EU, US to align global minerals push against China’s supply grip
12th February 2024 By: Bloomberg

The US and the European Union are in talks to merge a core area of their efforts to engage suppliers of critical minerals in resource-rich nations, seeking to streamline their push against China’s... 


Northern Nevada ‘far from being mature district’, says Barrick Gold
Northern Nevada ‘far from being mature district’, says Barrick Gold
12th February 2024 By: Creamer Media Reporter

Northern Nevada, in the US, remains highly prospective for new gold discoveries and is “far from being a mature gold district”, says NYSE- and TSX-listed Barrick Gold CEO Mark Bristow. Using the... 


Stanmore swoops in on South32’s Eagle Downs
Stanmore swoops in on South32’s Eagle Downs
12th February 2024 By: Mariaan Webb

Coal miner Stanmore Resources on Monday announced that it would buy diversified mining firm South32’s 50% interest in the Eagle Downs metallurgical joint venture (JV) coal project, in Queensland.... 


Mining Indaba 2024 – Interoperability key to achieving sustainability in mining says Schneider Electric
Mining Indaba 2024 – Interoperability key to achieving sustainability in mining says Schneider Electric
12th February 2024

Building operational efficiency and resiliency to address volatility across their value chain will be prioritised by the mining companies of the future.  Companies that are ill equipped to address... 


Rio Tinto wrangles investors over water contamination claims
Rio Tinto wrangles investors over water contamination claims
12th February 2024 By: Bloomberg

Global mining giant Rio Tinto, which sparked outrage after destroying an ancient Indigenous site in Australia in 2020, faces new pressure from socially conscious investors and lenders, this time on... 


BHP iron-ore train drivers vote for 24h strike from Friday
BHP iron-ore train drivers vote for 24h strike from Friday
12th February 2024 By: Bloomberg

Train drivers at BHP Group's Pilbara iron-ore operations in Western Australia have voted to strike on Friday for 24 hours, potentially cutting supply to the producer’s Australian export hubs.... 


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Fleet of crushers and screens expanded
10th February 2024

A large African opencast mining contractor has significantly increased its fleet of mobile crushers and screens. Currently operating in South Africa, Namibia and Botswana, opencast mining... 


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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... 


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Major infrastructure needed to access limestone deposit
10th February 2024

A new quarry in the Northern Cape set to be an important source of limestone for a local cement plant, will require significant infrastructure to enable access to the deposit. The deposit is said... 


Bezant advances early works at Namibia project
9th February 2024 By: Marleny Arnoldi

In anticipation of being granted a mining licence, Bezant Resources continues with exploration on its 70%-owned Hope and Gorob copper/gold project in central Namibia. The company has also submitted... 


DFC announces new financing for Lobito Corridor
9th February 2024 By: Sabrina Jardim

US International Development Finance Corporation (DFC) deputy CEO Nisha Biswal has announced new financing in support of the Lobito Corridor, which extends across Angola, Zambia and the Democratic... 


Exxaro sharpens M&A focus after copper mine loss to China
9th February 2024 By: Bloomberg

Exxaro Resources CEO Nombasa Tsengwa is sharpening the South African coal producer’s diversification strategy, after failing to acquire new mining and energy assets. The Johannesburg-based company... 


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Illawarra Metallurgical Coal, Australia
9th February 2024 By: Sheila Barradas

A coal mine in he southern coalfields of New South Wales, Australia. 


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... 


Paulsens refurbishment off to a strong start – Black Cat
9th February 2024 By: Creamer Media Reporter

ASX-listed Black Cat Syndicate has started refurbishment works on the processing facility at the Paulsens gold mine, in Western Australia. The company, which in November unveiled a new restart... 


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... 


Aus govt invests in wind farm to power BHP copper mine
9th February 2024 By: Creamer Media Reporter

The Australian government, through the Clean Energy Finance Corporation, has announced a A$99-million investment in Neoen’s Goyder wind farm and big battery project, which will provide electricity... 


Billionaire Adani secures ore for $1.2bn copper smelter
9th February 2024 By: Bloomberg

Indian billionaire Gautam Adani’s conglomerate has signed contracts to buy 1.6-million tons a year of copper concentrate for the world’s largest single-location smelter for the industrial metal.... 


Akobo secures NKr6-million bridge loan from shareholders
9th February 2024 By: Darren Parker

Scandinavian gold exploration and mining company Akobo Minerals has secured a NKr6-million bridge loan. As part of the ongoing efforts to secure new funding, the company said on February 9 that it... 


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On-The-Air (09/02/2024)
9th February 2024 By: Martin Creamer

Martin Creamer discusses water, railway lines and stopping noise-induced hearing loss.  


MATT CRANE
BDO Partner, Head of Natural Resources and Energy
Reshaping the mining landscape: Future transformations and global energy impact
9th February 2024 By: Shannon de Ryhove

Accounting and advisory firm BDO’s 2024 Mining Report, which has just been published, offers a deep dive into the latest trends, challenges and opportunities in the UK and global mining sectors.... 


Atlantic Council’s Africa Center launches programme on African critical minerals
9th February 2024 By: Creamer Media Reporter

The Africa Centre of think tank Atlantic Council is launching an innovative three-year programme focused on critical minerals in Africa. As home to 30% of the world’s critical-mineral reserves,... 


Uranium is having more than a momentary surge, says Cameco CEO
Uranium is having more than a momentary surge, says Cameco CEO
9th February 2024 By: Mariaan Webb

The current bullish trend in the uranium market is not just a fleeting moment, uranium major Cameco CEO Tim Gitzel declared on Thursday, stating that the market is driven by global-scale factors... 


Most of construction industry expects busy, profitable 2024, survey shows
9th February 2024 By: Schalk Burger

A survey of the construction industry by construction software company RIB Software indicated that the industry in the sub-Saharan Africa, Middle East and North Africa (Mena) region is looking... 


Minerals Council CEO Mzila Mthenjane
Mining industry sustainability hinges on energy, logistics reforms, Minerals Council stresses
9th February 2024 By: Schalk Burger

The sustainability of the South African mining industry and its ability to play a meaningful and positive role in society and the economy are dependent on urgent and extensive structural reforms in... 


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Agriculture, crime, health & safety make headlines
9th February 2024

Mining Weekly Editor Martin Creamer unpacks headlines from the Investing in African Mining Indaba, criminal syndicates identified by Transnet and noise-induced hearing loss displacing TB and... 


Zimbabwe takes full control of controversial State miner
9th February 2024 By: Bloomberg

Zimbabwe’s state sovereign wealth fund has now acquired all of state mining company Kuvimba Mining House Ltd., in a bid to end speculation about its ownership. Kuvimba holds some of Zimbabwe’s best... 


DS Smith surges after approach by packaging rival Mondi
9th February 2024 By: Bloomberg

DS Smith shares surged after the company confirmed it had received an initial approach from British rival Mondi Plc about a potential deal to create one of the world’s largest makers of packaging... 


Vale and Hydnum Steel to study building briquette plant in Spain
9th February 2024 By: Reuters

Brazilian miner Vale and newcomer Hydnum Steel have signed a memorandum of understanding to study building an iron-ore briquette plant at Hydnum Steel's first factory in Spain, which will be... 


Portuguese prosecutors seek to annul environment permit for Savannah lithium mine
Portuguese prosecutors seek to annul environment permit for Savannah lithium mine
9th February 2024 By: Reuters

Portuguese prosecutors have asked a judge to annul an environment permit for a lithium mining project being developed by London-based Savannah Resources, alleging various legal infringements, a... 


Programme eyes critical minerals
9th February 2024 By: Donna Slater

Independent Vancouver, Canada-based public geoscience organisation Geoscience British Columbia is bringing together government, industry and other partners for the first desktop phase of the... 


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