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Minerals Council South Africa CEO Mzila Mthenjane
Minerals, Geoscience councils, IDC going all out to boost South African exploration
17th May 2024 By: Martin Creamer

A collective effort was apparent on Friday when Minerals Council South Africa, the Council for Geoscience and the Industrial Development Corporation (IDC) spoke on the same platform to promote a... 


ESG key as investors back gold ETPs, metals funds – Tabula
17th May 2024 By: Sabrina Jardim

Gold exchange-traded products (ETPs) and metals funds are expected to benefit the most from positive flows into the commodities sector this year, with an environmental, social and governance (ESG)... 


Glencore's head office
Glencore expands adherence to standards, reporting frameworks to ensure sustainability
17th May 2024 By: Marleny Arnoldi

Global diversified miner Glencore’s emissions and energy use increased in 2023, but the group continues to make strides in managing its operations sustainably and according to ever-evolving... 


Hummingbird says Corica restarts operations at Kouroussa
17th May 2024 By: Sabrina Jardim

Aim-listed Hummingbird Resources has reported the remobilisation of mining services provider Corica Mining Services at the Kouroussa gold mine, in Guinea. Corica in March suspended work at the mine... 


China's April coal output falls to lowest level since Oct 2022
17th May 2024 By: Reuters

China's coal production in April fell to its lowest level since October 2022, statistics bureau data and Reuters records showed on Friday, as continuing mine safety inspections curbed output.... 


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Petra weathers lower diamond prices in latest tender
17th May 2024 By: Tasneem Bulbulia

Independent diamond miner Petra Diamonds’ sixth tender cycle for the 2024 financial year yielded $44-million from the sale of 371 000 ct.   CEO Richard Duffy says like-for-like prices were... 


BHP needs to bid about £32 a share for Anglo, JPMorgan says
BHP needs to bid about £32 a share for Anglo, JPMorgan says
17th May 2024 By: Reuters

HP Group would need to boost its latest offer around 30% to reflect fair value for Anglo American and its key copper assets, JPMorgan analysts said in a note. They raised their price target for... 


China’s top copper miner to ramp up output as supply risks mount
China’s top copper miner to ramp up output as supply risks mount
17th May 2024 By: Bloomberg

China’s leading copper miner raised its output guidance at a time when prices have been rallying toward a record on expected deficits. Zijin Mining Group aims to boost mined copper production to... 


Arizona Metals appoints new CEO and chair
17th May 2024 By: Creamer Media Reporter

Explorer Arizona Metals has made key changes in its leadership team to steer the company in its next phase of growth with the development of the Kay Mine deposit. To facilitate the progression of... 


Wits School of Mining Engineering Professor Fred Cawood
Greater man/machine collaboration needed as AI, automation evolve – Cawood
17th May 2024 By: Darren Parker

In the new world of digitised and automated mining that is headed towards increased dependence on AI to solve problems and facilitate complex processes, University of the Witwatersrand (Wits)... 


Mining Weekly Editor Martin Creamer
Green Energy, Manganese Metal Co, Anglo American make headlines
17th May 2024

Mining Weekly Editor Martin Creamer unpacks Nedbank's belief that Green Energy is a reindustrialisation opportunity for South Africa; Manganese Metal Co's first-mover advance to enter the manganese... 


Trafigura says aluminium rally is ‘over done’ as supply returns
Trafigura says aluminium rally is ‘over done’ as supply returns
17th May 2024 By: Bloomberg

Aluminum prices should decline by at least 6% over the next six months as supply returns to the market and high interest rates continue to crimp manufacturing demand, according to an analyst from... 


Hot commodity silver sets pace as demand and deficit drive rally
Hot commodity silver sets pace as demand and deficit drive rally
17th May 2024 By: Reuters

Gold’s record-setting rally may have captured the headlines this year, but it’s silver that’s running harder and faster as the less glamorous metal benefits from robust financial and industrial... 


Investment in certain minerals, notably copper and lithium, is falling short of what was required for transition to net-zero energy system
Today’s well-supplied market for critical minerals ‘may not be a good guide for future’
17th May 2024 By: Terence Creamer

A new International Energy Agency (IEA) report describes the sharp decline in critical mineral prices over the past year as a double-edged sword, cautioning that, while it has been a boon for clean... 


Share sales rebound 98% in Toronto as copper, gold prices surge
Share sales rebound 98% in Toronto as copper, gold prices surge
17th May 2024 By: Bloomberg

After a miserable year for share sales, Canada’s largest exchange is seeing a rebound thanks to mining firms raising capital as copper and gold prices have spiked. The volume of total financings... 


Cosmos steps into uranium with Nunavut acquisition
17th May 2024 By: Mariaan Webb

ASX-listed critical minerals company Cosmos Exploration on Friday announced its move into uranium with the acquisition of an 80% interest in the Fenix project, in Canada. The 162.7 km2 project is... 


Impact gears up for year-end for PFS on Lake Hope HPA project
Impact gears up for year-end for PFS on Lake Hope HPA project
17th May 2024 By: Creamer Media Reporter

Exploration company Impact Minerals has set its sights on completing the prefeasibility study (PFS) for its high-purity alumina (HPA) endeavour, Lake Hope, by the year’s end, said MD Mike Jones on... 


Loyal Lithium raises cash for Quebec project
Loyal Lithium raises cash for Quebec project
17th May 2024 By: Creamer Media Reporter

North America-focused, ASX-listed Loyal Lithium has reported “exceptionally strong demand” for its capital raise dedicated to exploration works at the Trieste lithium project, in James Bay,... 


Diatreme’s Metallica takeover offer period extended
17th May 2024 By: Creamer Media Reporter

The new closing date for mineral sands miner Diatreme Resources’ offmarket takeover of fellow ASX-listed Metallica Minerals has been extended to June 3. Following acceptances from the two biggest... 


Poseidon restarts Lake Johnston exploration after sales process ends
Poseidon restarts Lake Johnston exploration after sales process ends
17th May 2024 By: Mariaan Webb

ASX-listed Poseidon Nickel is getting back to exploration at the Lake Johnston project, in Western Australia, following a four-month hiatus while focusing on a sales process. Now that the heads of... 


AIC secures mining lease for Jericho, sets pathway for expanding Eloise copper output
AIC secures mining lease for Jericho, sets pathway for expanding Eloise copper output
17th May 2024 By: Mariaan Webb

The Queensland government has granted AIC Mines a mining lease for the Jericho copper mine, paving the way for surface works to get under way in preparation for mining. Development of Jericho will... 


Muddy Waters will not compensate its nominees on Canadian miner Mayfair as shareholder vote looms
Muddy Waters will not compensate its nominees on Canadian miner Mayfair as shareholder vote looms
17th May 2024 By: Reuters

hort seller Muddy Waters Capital said on Thursday that none of its newly proposed directors for Canadian miner Mayfair Gold's board will receive any remuneration, in contrast to what it called the... 


Chile to seek bidders for preferential pricing on lithium by July
Chile to seek bidders for preferential pricing on lithium by July
17th May 2024 By: Reuters

Chile will open calls by the end of July for lithium component producers to obtain preferential pricing on lithiumproduced by Albemarle through 2043, government officials said on Thursday.... 


Magazine round up | 10 May 2024
Magazine round up | 17 May 2024
17th May 2024

A video round up of this week’s magazine, highlighting our cover story, features and Business Leader. 


A US uranium enrichment plant
US to offer up to $3.4bn for nuclear fuel makers in June
17th May 2024 By: Bloomberg

The US plans to start soliciting bids worth as much as $3.4-billion to buy domestically produced nuclear reactor fuel as soon as next month, according to a government notice. The funding includes... 


Biden open to easing sanctions on billionaire Gertler in return for Congo exit
17th May 2024 By: Bloomberg

The US government is open to easing sanctions on billionaire mining magnate Dan Gertler if he gives up his business operations and assets in the Democratic Republic of Congo, where Washington’s... 


Polyhalite produced at Anglo American's Woodsmith mine
Anglo American has sought fertiliser partners for months, says CEO
17th May 2024 By: Reuters

Anglo American has been looking for partners for its fertiliser project in North Yorkshire for around six months, CE Duncan Wanblad told Reuters, reiterating the business will be one of three... 


Copper plates produced in Chile
Chile's Cochilco raises 2024, 2025 copper price estimates
17th May 2024 By: Reuters

The Chilean Copper Commission (Cochilco) on Thursday raised its average copper price estimates for both this year and next. Cochilco now sees average copper prices this year at $4.30/lb, from... 


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Mining-focused manufacturers see innovation as key to survival and future growth
17th May 2024 By: Sabrina Jardim

Amid the challenges of loadshedding, logistical constraints and volatile commodity prices, South Africa’s mining-focused manufacturers and equipment suppliers view ongoing innovation, including... 


Horizonte goes into administration amid funding shortfall for Brazil nickel project
Horizonte goes into administration amid funding shortfall for Brazil nickel project
16th May 2024 By: Mariaan Webb

Dual-listed Horizonte Minerals has appointed Chad Griffin and Geoff Rowley as administrators, following its inability to secure full financing for the Araguaia nickel project, in Brazil. Despite... 


Jupiter CEO and MD Brad Rogers
Jupiter plans to replicate sustainability approach of Tshipi at other manganese mines
16th May 2024 By: Marleny Arnoldi

ASX-listed Jupiter Mines continues to advance environment, social and governance (ESG) initiatives at its 49.9%-owned Tshipi manganese mine, in South Africa, alongside its partner Ntsimbintle... 


Area around Ampasindava project
Harena secures US offtaker for rare earth products from incoming Madagascar project
16th May 2024 By: Marleny Arnoldi

Australian natural resources company Harena Resources has signed a nonbinding indicative offtake term sheet with US-based United Rare Earths for the sale and purchase of mixed rare earth carbonate... 


Shirley Hayes
Shirley Hayes appointed executive chairperson of Copper 360
16th May 2024 By: Creamer Media Reporter

JSE-listed Copper 360 has appointed Shirley Hayes executive chairperson. Until now, she had served as nonexecutive chairperson. The copper producer says the change to her position comes as the... 


President Cyril Ramaphosa may sign ERA Bill ahead of the elections
Eyes turn to Union Buildings after NCOP approves Electricity Regulation Amendment Bill
16th May 2024 By: Terence Creamer

The National Council of Provinces (NCOP) has approved the Electricity Regulation Amendment (ERA) Bill, which has far-reaching implications for the future structure and operation of an electricity... 


An image of Afrimat CEO Andries van Heerden
Afrimat delivers strong full-year results, continuing growth
16th May 2024 By: Tasneem Bulbulia

During its financial year to February 29, midtier mining and materials company Afrimat invested considerably in projects that are expected to yield fruitful returns and further strengthen diversity... 


Africa map
Fraser Institute survey shows marked declines in African countries’ investment attractiveness
16th May 2024 By: Marleny Arnoldi

The latest Fraser Institute Survey of Mining Companies has found that various African countries, including Niger, Mozambique, Zimbabwe and Senegal, have ranked among the lowest for investment... 


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