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Botswana says it is still keen on De Beers partnership, confident of new deal

Updated 1 hour 3 minutes ago By: Reuters

Botswana wants to maintain its partnership with De Beers and is confident that ongoing negotiations for a new diamond sales agreement will succeed, a government spokesperson said on Tuesday.... 

Cerrado receives preliminary licence for Brazil project

Updated 2 hours 9 minutes ago By: Creamer Media Reporter

Toronto-based gold producer Cerrado Gold has received the first licence in a three-stage licence process to bring its Monte Do Carmo project, in Brazil, into production. The preliminary licence... 

AngloGold Ashanti chairperson Maria Ramos

Ramos welcomes two new members to AngloGold's board

Updated 2 hours 15 minutes ago By: Darren Parker

AngloGold Ashanti chairperson Maria Ramos has welcomed new nonexecutive directors Diana Sands and Jinhee Magie to the company’s board, stating that the depth and breadth of their expertise would... 

BC residents show strong support for critical minerals development – survey

Updated 2 hours 23 minutes ago By: Creamer Media Reporter

Three quarters of British Columbians would like to see the province become a world leader in supplying critical minerals that are vital to clean technologies and fighting climate change, according... 

GM secures financial support for an EV battery plant in Quebec

Updated 2 hours 32 minutes ago By: Bloomberg

General Motors and Posco Future M have secured half of the financing for a C$600-million ($442-million) electric-vehicle battery component plant in Quebec from the provincial and federal... 

Ignacio Bustamante is stepping down from Hochschild to take up a position with Appian in London.

Bustamante departs Hochschild to take up Appian base metals position

Updated 3 hours ago By: Mariaan Webb

Ignacio Bustamante has announced his resignation as CEO from South America-focused Hochschild Mining to relocate to London, where he will head up the base metals division of investment advisory... 

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... 

Hammer raises funds for exploration

Updated 4 hours ago By: Esmarie Iannucci

Metals explorer Hammer Metals will raise A$3.72-million in a share placement to fund exploration in Queensland. The company has received binding commitments for the placement of 62-million shares... 

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Rain hampers Australian gold production - report

Updated 5 hours ago

Australian gold production in the first quarter of 2023 fell to 72t, a decline of some 6t or 8%, compared with the December quarter 2022, according to Melbourne-based gold mining consultants... 

Namibia considers taking stakes in mining and petroleum companies

Updated 5 hours ago By: Bloomberg

Namibia is considering taking minority stakes in mining and petroleum production companies amid increasing concerns over local ownership of valuable resources. “We are making a case that local... 

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... 

Europe’s unwanted coal heads to China and India as heat builds

Updated 5 hours ago By: Bloomberg

Coal cargoes unwanted in Europe are heading to Asia, where utilities are stockpiling the fuel amid sweltering temperatures heading into the summer. Shipments of about seven-million tons of... 

Resolute signs up for Marvel's Kolondieba project

Updated 5 hours ago By: Esmarie Iannucci

Gold explorer Marvel Gold has struck an earn-in and joint venture (JV) agreement with gold miner Resolute Mining over its Kolondieba gold project, in Mali. Under the terms of the JV agreement,... 

Tietto announces new lead

Updated 5 hours ago By: Esmarie Iannucci

Gold producer Tietto Minerals has appointed Matt Wilcox as MD and CEO following MD and founder Dr Caigen Wang’s decision to retire. Wilcox will move into the new role from his current position as... 

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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... 

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Paladin suspends share trade

Updated 5 hours ago By: Esmarie Iannucci

Uranium developer Paladin Energy halted share trading on Tuesday as the company’s share price tumbled on reports that the Namibian government was considering taking a minority stake in mining and... 

Aton reports solid grades from recent sampling programme in Egypt

29th May 2023 By: Marleny Arnoldi

TSX-V-listed Aton Resources has announced another pleasing set of surface sampling results from the Abu Marawat concession, in Egypt, ahead of a reverse circulation drilling programme. Aton... 

Implats calls on IPPs to build 30 MW solar power plant for its Marula mine

29th May 2023 By: Schalk Burger

Platinum miner Impala Platinum's subsidiary Marula Platinum is inviting independent power producers (IPPs) to submit expressions of interest for the supply and management of a 30 MW solar plant at... 

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... 

Mintek welcomes appointment of new board

29th May 2023 By: Tasneem Bulbulia

The Council for Mineral Technology (Mintek) has welcomed the announcement by Cabinet confirming the appointment of its new board of directors. Dr Thibedi Ramontja, who was appointed chairperson of... 

It’s not a good time to be a steel mill or coal mine in China

29th May 2023 By: Bloomberg

China’s raw materials producers are at the forefront of falling industrial profits as poor demand and price deflation tear into margins at steel mills, metals smelters, chemicals firms and coal... 

Japan, China, India remain strong platinum jewellery markets – PGI

29th May 2023 By: Marleny Arnoldi

In its latest ‘Platinum Jewellery Business Review 2023’ report, market organisation Platinum Guild International (PGI) says Japan remains the biggest platinum market per capita, where platinum is... 

DRC President Felix Tshisekedi during his visit to Beijing last week.

China and Congo Presidents meet in Beijing amid mining disputes

29th May 2023 By: Bloomberg

Chinese President Xi Jinping met his counterpart from the Democratic Republic of Congo, Felix Tshisekedi, on Friday in Beijing as the two countries seek to relaunch a partnership worth tens of... 

BlackRock lifts stake in Northam to above 5%

29th May 2023 By: Tasneem Bulbulia

JSE-listed Northam Platinum Holdings has received notification from London-based investment company BlackRock advising that it has acquired a beneficial interest in the securities of Northam, such... 

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... 


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