Critical Minerals

Sayona completes bookbuild for A$200m raise

Sayona completes bookbuild for A$200m raise

Updated 3 hours ago By: Esmarie Iannucci

Lithium miner Sayona Mining has completed the bookbuild for its A$200-million underwritten placement, priced at 18c each. The company earlier this month announced the fully underwritten... 

Hydrogen and downstream mineral processing targeted in new hub

Updated 5 hours ago By: Esmarie Iannucci

Renewable hydrogen, future facing minerals processing and shipbuilding and sustainment has been identified as the three industries targeted by the Western Australian government to transform the... 

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Australian Vanadium signs grant agreement for A$49m

Updated 5 hours ago By: Esmarie Iannucci

ASX-listed Australian Vanadium has executed a grant agreement with the Department of Industry, Science and Resources, providing the company with a A$49-million grant under the Modern Manufacturing... 

Sibanye-Stillwater CEO Neal Froneman.

Sibanye advances carbon neutrality with first utility-scale renewable energy project

29th May 2023 By: Martin Creamer

In its first power purchase agreement, platinum group metals, green metals and gold producer Sibanye-Stillwater has achieved financial close for an 89 MW wind energy project. Under the terms of the... 

Australia Trade Minister Don Farrell visited the US over the weekend.

Australia sees 'enormous market' for battery metals in the US

29th May 2023 By: Bloomberg

President Joe Biden’s signature climate policy is helping drive a “golden age of mineral exploration” in Australia, as the US rushes to catch up with China on clean energy technologies, the... 

Southern Gold branches out to battery minerals

29th May 2023 By: Esmarie Iannucci

The share price of junior Southern Gold fell by nearly 9% on Monday as the company announced plans to branch out into battery materials. Southern Gold has unveiled the proposed acquisition of... 

Leo signs shareholding and cooperation agreement with Ganfeng

Leo signs shareholding and cooperation agreement with Ganfeng

29th May 2023 By: Esmarie Iannucci

ASX-listed Leo Lithium has struck a A$106-million shareholding and cooperation agreement with Chinese lithium giant Ganfeng Lithium. Under the terms of the agreement, Ganfeng would take a 9.9%... 

Mincor initiates discussions with BHP as it targets full production

29th May 2023 By: Esmarie Iannucci

Nickel miner Mincor on Monday announced that its Kambalda nickel operations, in Western Australia, was on track to achieve its nameplate mining rates by May this year, ahead of schedule. During... 

Volt's Ukraine subsidiary gets EU funding

29th May 2023 By: Esmarie Iannucci

ASX-listed Volt Resource’s subsidiary Zavalievsky Graphite (ZG) has won a grant from the European Union’s Horizon programme for a graphite anode development project called GR4FITE3. GR4FITE3 will... 

Potential operating cost reductions flagged at Lindi Jumbo

26th May 2023 By: Esmarie Iannucci

Graphite developer Walkabout Resources on Friday reported that a new three-year mine plan at its Lindi Jumbo mine, in Tanzania, had resulted in an expected 42.2% reduction in waste rock mining and... 

WA pCAM project misses out on A$119m gov funding

26th May 2023 By: Esmarie Iannucci

ASX-listed Poseidon Nickel on Friday reported that negotiations between its partner Pure Battery Technologies (PBT) and the Department of Industry, Science and Resources over a conditional... 

Vanadium Resources completes Matrix placement

26th May 2023 By: Esmarie Iannucci

ASX-listed Vanadium Resources has completed a A$5.91-million equity placement to Matrix Resources, a subsidiary of Zhejiang Lygend Investment CO, giving that company a 9.99% interest in Vanadium... 

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Keppel joins up for hydrogen and green ammonia in Qld

26th May 2023 By: Esmarie Iannucci

Singapore’s Keppel Corporation has joined the Central Queensland hydrogen (CQ-H2) project consortium to develop a large-scale green hydrogen project in Australia, and has inked a memorandum of... 

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Consultants can help country navigate energy minerals demand

26th May 2023 By: Cameron Mackay

Owing to the increasing amount of mining activity expected in Botswana – particularly amid increasing demand for minerals such as coal and battery metals – specialist mining services provider... 

Giyani’s demonstration plant will provide a platform for de-risking K.Hill’s commercial development, and facilitate contracts with battery and OEM customers

Manganese project to capitalise on EV boom

26th May 2023 By: Cameron Mackay

Battery metals developer Giyani Metals is positioning itself to be a sustainable, low-carbon producer of battery materials for the growing electric vehicle (EV) industry through the development of... 

ICMM President and CEO Rohitesh Dhawan.

Guidance on how mining should manage human rights impacts updated

25th May 2023 By: Martin Creamer

Updated guidance to help mining companies improve how human rights impacts are managed across the globe has been published by the International Council on Mining and Metals (ICMM).  ICMM members... 

Cohiba to acquire Canadian lithium tenements

25th May 2023 By: Esmarie Iannucci

Junior Cohiba Minerals has announced the acquisition of unlisted Maple Minerals, which holds the rights to acquire four lithium and rare earth element properties in Ontario. Under the acquisition,... 

Trek raises cash for lithium hunt

25th May 2023 By: Esmarie Iannucci

Minerals explorer Trek Metals will raise up to A$7.5-million in a share placement to fund a maiden drilling programme at Tambourah lithium project, in Western Australia. The company on Thursday... 

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First copper concentrate marked at Motheo

25th May 2023 By: Esmarie Iannucci

Copper miner Sandfire Resources has produced its first copper concentrate from the Motheo mine, in Botswana. The company on Thursday told shareholders that construction of the mine was nearing... 

Phosphate is needed in the agricultural sector

Transitions present opportunities for African miners, manufacturers

24th May 2023 By: Tasneem Bulbulia

There are three broad transitions under way that are likely to have a considerable impact on the mining and manufacturing sectors in South Africa and Africa, especially given the demand for... 

SFA Oxford CEO Henk de Hoop.

Fields emerging that need the catalysis platinum group metals can provide

24th May 2023 By: Martin Creamer

A wide range of industries, which require considerable production volumes that platinum group metals (PGMs) can help to provide, are being developed and ramped up, such as in the production of... 

Indonesia to allow exports of five raw minerals despite June ban

24th May 2023 By: Reuters

 Indonesia will continue shipping some raw minerals for the next year despite a looming export ban, its mining minister told parliament on Wednesday, as companies rush to finish smelters to process... 

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USGS invests millions in critical-minerals mapping in Alaska

24th May 2023 By: Creamer Media Reporter

The US Geological Survey (USGS) will invest more than $5.8-million to map critical-mineral resources in Alaska in partnership with the Alaska Division of Geological and Geophysical Surveys. “I’m... 

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Technology Metals Australia raises cash

24th May 2023 By: Esmarie Iannucci

Vanadium developer Technology Metals Australia will raise A$11.5-million in a share placement to progress the development of its Murchison technology metals project (MTMP), in Western Australia.... 

Thunderbird progressing on time

24th May 2023 By: Esmarie Iannucci

Construction of the Thunderbird mineral sands project, in Western Australia, is now some 85% complete, with the project on track for first delivery of mineral sands product by the first quarter of... 


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