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By: Mariaan Webb15th February 2024
The board of South32 has given the green light for the development of the Taylor polymetallic deposit – the first development at its regional-scale Hermosa project in the US state of Arizona.
The development of Taylor, which is aligned with the group’s strategy to reshape its portfolio, will... →
By: Martin Creamer13th February 2024
Many energy projects selling to one buyer, who in turn sells to many mines – this procurement model is seen as a key financial tool to accelerate the energy transition of South Africa’s mining industry. “We think the aggregator model can really accelerate the requirements of the mines to get... →
Nedbank CIB Energy Finance Co-Head Amith Singh interviewed by Mining Weekly's Martin Creamer. Video: Darlene Creamer.
By: Martin Creamer9th February 2024
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 has a robust fall-of-ground action plan that targets several dimensions of the biggest contributor... →
Minerals Council CEO Mzila Mthenjane flanked by Japie Fullard (left) and Dushendra Naidoo (right).
7th February 2024
Good governance and sustainable development are at the core of diversified global natural resources and technology conglomerate Vedanta Group's strategy, with a strong focus on health, safety and environment, and on enhancing the lives of local communities. The group is focused on becoming the... →
By: Martin Creamer6th February 2024
Noise-induced hearing loss has displaced tuberculosis (TB) and silicosis as the top priority health threat in the South African mining industry. “I’m emphasising noise-induced hearing loss because the other diseases have gone down markedly whereas noise-induced hearing loss has not gone down as... →
From left Minerals Council South Africa’s Sietse van der Woude, Dr Thuthula Balfour, Japie Fullard, Mzila Mthenjane and Dushendra Naidoo.
By: Martin Creamer5th February 2024
In 2004, the year South Africa’s far-reaching Mining Charter was first introduced, black ownership in South Africa’s globally recognised mining industry stood at a negligible 2%. This has now leapt nearly 20 times higher to approximately 39%, South Africa President Cyril Ramaphosa highlighted in... →
By: Reuters31st January 2024
Nigeria plans to offer investors at least a 75% stake in a proposed solid minerals corporation, a minister said on Tuesday, as lawmakers draft legislation to create the new state-backed firm to wean the West African country from its reliance on oil. Africa's top energy producer has struggled to... →
By: Martin Creamer31st January 2024
Coal mining company Ndalamo Resources is actively exploring opportunities in renewable energy and other minerals, paving the way for a diversified and resilient future. Ndalamo CEO Shammy Luvhengo states this in an Op-Ed in relation to the overarching theme of next week's 2024 Investing in... →
By: Martin Creamer26th January 2024
South Africa-founded and Johannesburg- and London-listed Anglo American on Friday announced the launch of a research and development project in collaboration with one of China’s largest battery and battery material recyclers. The purpose of the project with Shenzhen-based GEM is to explore new... →
19th January 2024
With market dynamics presenting a mixed bag of challenges and potential opportunities, base metal nickel, specifically, has experienced notably low prices, averaging at $18 255/t in October 2023, which cross-commodity price reporting agency Fastmarkets says “prompts a cautious re-evaluation of... →
Recent price increases suggest a potential rebound for copper in the macroeconomic environment
By: Martin Creamer18th January 2024
The introduction of an electronic cadastral system to record and enable online access to mining data is imminent, Mineral Resources and Energy Minister Gwede Mantashe emphasised in an interview with Radio 702 host Clement Manyathela on Thursday. Mantashe disclosed to Manyathela that agreement had... →
Photo by Creamer Media Chief Photographer Donna Slater
By: Martin Creamer18th January 2024
Global mining and metals companies have committed at Davos to take urgent action to support a nature-positive future by 2030 that promotes the health, diversity and resilience of species, ecosystems and natural processes. International Council of Metals and Minerals (ICMM) members have pledged... →
By: Martin Creamer17th January 2024
South Africa-linked mining luminaries are playing roles in an initiative to transform the metals industry with clean technology. Being targeted for metals is the elimination of energy-intensive smelters, toxic chemicals and strong acids. →
Photo by Creamer Media
Ian Cockerill, Mark Cutifani and Tony O'Neill
By: Martin Creamer16th January 2024
Computer programmes that use artificial intelligence (AI) to model orebodies and plan mines optimally have already been introduced by Copper 360, says the JSE AltX-listed Northern Cape copper mining company, which is developing the Rietberg copper mine, the first of a dozen copper mining assets... →
Copper 360 CEO Jan Nelson interviewed by Mining Weekly's Martin Creamer. Video: Darlene Creamer.
By: Martin Creamer12th January 2024
Critical mineral demand is growing significantly at a time when South Africa has a pressing need to reawaken its public markets – two crucial needs that can be fulfilled in one go by companies raising capital on the Johannesburg Stock Exchange (JSE) to fund their entry into the critical minerals... →
JSE Business Development Manager Patrycja Kula-Verster interviewed by Engineering News & Mining Weekly.
By: Creamer Media Reporter 20th December 2023
Gold and silver miner Bear Creek Mining Corporation has appointed Fernando Ragone CFO, with effect from December 18. Ragone, a mining finance executive with 28 years of experience, has held senior executive positions at numerous large companies in Canada, Peru, Mexico, the US, Argentina,... →
By: Reuters17th December 2023
South Africa's High Court has ruled that a class action lawsuit against miner Anglo American brought by victims of alleged historic lead poisoning in Zambia should not go ahead, lawyers for the claimants said on Saturday. Victims of the alleged poisoning had accused Anglo's South African unit of... →
By: Martin Creamer13th December 2023
All mining and metals companies are being urged to embrace new guidance on reducing Scope 3 emissions, which was published by the International Council for Mining and Metals (ICMM) on Wednesday. The guidance is a tool to assist mining companies in their engagement with the financial sector,... →
By: Martin Creamer6th December 2023
The South African mining industry is years ahead of its international peers when it comes to local and community engagement, Australia-listed Jupiter Mines, which owns 49.9% of the Tshipi manganese mine in South Africa’s Northern Cape, has told its shareholders. The controlling shareholder of the... →
By: Martin Creamer1st December 2023
The growth of investment in fresh new greenfield mining projects is lagging badly and the contribution of the South African mining industry to the national economy has more than halved in the last two decades, Minerals Council South Africa’s latest Facts and Figures 2022 points out. Net fixed... →
Mining's net fixed capital formation, shown in blue, must be boosted.
By: Creamer Media Reporter 30th November 2023
Copper/zinc/gold/silver exploration company Foran Mining has announced a brokered private placement to raise C$200-million.
BMO Capital Markets is the sole bookrunner and co-lead agent, together with Eight Capital and National Bank Financial as co-lead agents. →
By: Mariaan Webb30th November 2023
Australian exploration company Polymetals Resources has announced an one-for-six nonrenounceable rights issue of new shares to raise up to A$8.12-million.
Executive chairperson David Sproule will subscribe for A$1-million worth of shares. →
By: Mariaan Webb28th November 2023
ASX-listed Variscan Mines has announced a maiden mineral resource estimate (MRE) of 1.1-million tonnes at 9% zinc and 1.2% lead at the San Jose mine, in northern Spain. The project is centred around the former producing San Jose underground zinc/lead mine with a large surrounding area of... →
By: Martin Creamer24th November 2023
South Africa has a pressing need to reawaken its public markets and the new Utshalo must be complimented for setting out to do just that. New mining capital raisings have become too few and far between, liquidity is drying up, and the delisting trend on the Johannesburg Stock Exchange (JSE) must... →
24th November 2023
US State geology department the US Geological Survey (USGS) has invested more than $2-million into studying the potential to source critical mineral resources in mine waste such as mine tailings, as part of US President Joe Biden’s Bipartisan Infrastructure Law in cooperative agreements with 14... →
A scientist sieves a sample of tin placer tailings in Cassiterite Creek on the western Seward Peninsula of Alaska
By: Martin Creamer23rd November 2023
Diversified mining company African Rainbow Minerals (ARM) is supporting postdoctoral research into water, energy and digitalisation at the University of the Witwatersrand (Wits) in Johannesburg. The investment is firmly located within the university’s mining precinct and dovetails with the... →
ARM founder and executive chairperson Dr Patrice Motsepe and Wits ARM Building.
By: Reuters21st November 2023
Nigeria has revoked 1 633 mining titles for non-payment of statutory annual service fees, its minister of mines said on Tuesday. The affected titles, which are part of a total 2 213 pencilled for revocation, include 536 exploration licences, 279 quarry licences, 787 small-scale mining licences,... →
By: Martin Creamer17th November 2023
If South Africa is not to be left out of the exploration boom, spurred by the immense mineral resources required to develop technologies needed to achieve net zero, it is imperative that the recommendations of South Africa’s Exploration Implementation Plan be implemented in full as a matter of... →
Integrated Geoscience Solutions Technical Director Dr David Khoza.
By: Martin Creamer14th November 2023
Renewables have become a critical part of metal mining thinking, the Sibanye-Stillwater Battery Metals Investor Day 2023 audience heard on Tuesday. “If you look at electricity, renewables are expected to account for between 80% and 90% of global power generation. So, renewables have become a very... →
Sibanye-Stillwater Battery Metals Investor Day covered by Mining Weekly's Martin Creamer. Video: Darlene Creamer.
By: Mariaan Webb7th November 2023
Precious metals miner Gold Resources has initiated a formal review process to evaluate strategic alternatives, including a potential sale of the company, the US-headquartered firm announced on Monday.
Citing “continued challenges”, the board of directors stated that that review process would... →
By: Martin Creamer1st November 2023
Work has begun on the development of a hydrogen plant at the smelting site in Rustenburg of Ironveld, the London Aim-listed speciality metals producer. The required funds have been raised to proceed with the manufacture and installation of a commercial demonstration plant that will produce... →
By: Mariaan Webb30th October 2023
The share price of Galena Mining hit a low on Monday, as the company released its latest quarterly results and announced an updated guidance for the 2023 calendar year.
The base metals junior, which is ramping up the 60%-owed Abra mine in the Gascoyne region of Western Australia, lowered its... →
By: Bloomberg30th October 2023
Investors are missing a big opportunity to profit from the energy transition because they have an outdated view of the metals and mining industry, according to one of the sector’s most influential investors.
“Our view from speaking to our clients and investors at large is that the opportunity... →
By: Mariaan Webb25th October 2023
In a move that underscores Australia’s goal to secure its position as a global leader in critical minerals, Prime Minister Anthony Albanese has unveiled a A$2-billion expansion in critical minerals financing.
The financing will effectively double the capacity of the Critical Minerals Facility to... →
Prime Minister Anthony Albanese is visiting the US this week.
By: Reuters24th October 2023
Teck Resources was progressing "expeditiously" on a split of its coal and copper businesses, the Canadian miner said on Tuesday, after missing quarterly profit estimates on weak sales of steelmaking coal.
The company also trimmed its full-year production forecast for copper, steelmaking coal,... →
By: Reuters24th October 2023
Canadian miner Teck Resources missed market estimates for third-quarter profit on Tuesday, pressured by lower prices for steelmaking coal and zinc, and reduced sales volumes of steelmaking coal and Highland Valley copper.
Excluding items, the company reported an adjusted profit of C$0.76 per... →
By: Creamer Media Reporter 24th October 2023
The New South Wales government has granted ASX-listed Aurelia Metals a mining lease for its Federation zinc, lead and gold project.
The lease covers 3 885 ha and has been granted for 21 years. →
By: Esmarie Iannucci16th October 2023
A mine restart study for the Endeavor silver/zinc/lead mine, in New South Wales, estimates that the project will require a capital investment of A$23.7-million and could support an initial ten-year mine life with significant growth potential. ASX-listed Polymetals Resources on Monday reported... →