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Rare Earth Minerals News

Cadastre imminent, 2024 to be used as year to clear backlogs, says Minerals Minister 

By: Martin Creamer     18th 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... 

Energy Transition asked to give payment security for Greenland case

By: Reuters     18th January 2024 Australia's Energy Transition Minerals said on Thursday a Copenhagen arbitration tribunal ordered its unit to give payment security for the Greenland and Denmark governments' legal costs against the rare-earth miner's claims over the Kvanefjeld project. The Tribunal in an interim decision has... 

Energy Transition asked to give payment security for Greenland case

Makuutu rare earths project granted large-scale mining licence

By: Tasneem Bulbulia     18th January 2024 ASX-listed Ionic Rare Earths (IonicRE) reports that Rwenzori Rare Metals, owner of the Makuutu heavy rare earth project, in Uganda, has formally received the granted large-scale mining licence over the central Makuutu tenement. Large-scale mining licence (LML) 00334 was officially signed on... 

Global mining commits to nature-positive future 

By: Martin Creamer     18th 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... 

ICMM CEO Rohitesh Dhawan
ICMM CEO Rohitesh Dhawan

South Africa-linked mining luminaries advising on metals industry greening 

By: Martin Creamer     17th 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. 

Ian Cockerill, Mark Cutifani and Tony O'Neill
Photo by Creamer Media
Ian Cockerill, Mark Cutifani and Tony O'Neill

Kenmare meets 2023 guidance

By: Tasneem Bulbulia     17th January 2024 London-listed Kenmare Resources, which operates the Moma titanium minerals mine in northern Mozambique, produced 986 300 t of ilmenite for the 2023 full year, within its revised guidance range for the year. Output of its other products met or exceeded original guidance, MD Michael Carvill said in... 

An image showing Kenmare Resource's Moma titanium minerals mine in Mozambique
The Moma titanium minerals mine

Smart wristwatches to uplift mineworker well-being at Copper 360  

By: Martin Creamer     16th 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
Copper 360 CEO Jan Nelson interviewed by Mining Weekly's Martin Creamer. Video: Darlene Creamer.

Angolan sovereign wealth fund satisfied with Longonjo construction progress

By: Tasneem Bulbulia     15th January 2024 Angolan sovereign wealth fund Fundo Soberano de Angola (FSDEA) is “delighted to see the excellent progress” that is being achieved on site at the Longonjo rare earths project, as this is an important project for the entity, FSDEA chairperson Armando Manuel has said. On January 10, London-listed... 

An image showing chairperson Armando Manuel and FSDEA board members reviewing progress on site with CCO William Izod and Longonjo team members
Chairperson Armando Manuel and FSDEA board members review progress on site with CCO William Izod and Longonjo team members

Altona receives Ministerial approval to increase holding in Monte Muambe Mining

By: Tasneem Bulbulia     15th January 2024 London-listed Altona has received formal regulatory approval from the Mozambican Minister of Mineral Resources and Energy regarding the increase of its shareholding in Monte Muambe Mining to 51%. Monte Muambe Mining is the Mozambican subsidiary holding the prospecting license encompassing the... 

Fortune Bay acquires Spruce uranium project in Saskatchewan

By: Darren Parker     12th January 2024 TSXV-listed exploration and development company Fortune Bay has acquired the Spruce uranium project in the north-central margin of the Athabasca Basin, near the community of Fond du Lac, in Saskatchewan, through staking over the past several months. The project comprises four mineral claims... 

JSE presents opportunity for critical mineral miners to access capital  

By: Martin Creamer     12th 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
JSE Business Development Manager Patrycja Kula-Verster interviewed by Engineering News & Mining Weekly.

China's rare earth exports rise on demand from EV, high-tech sectors

By: Reuters     12th January 2024 China's exports of rare earths in 2023 rose 7.3% from the prior year, customs data showed on Friday, boosted by competitive prices and growing overseas demand from electric vehicle makers and other high-tech sectors. The world's largest producer of rare earths shipped 52 307 metric tons of the... 

Rainbow says positive milestones reached with rare earth processing pilots

By: Marleny Arnoldi     11th January 2024 London-listed Rainbow Rare Earths has announced progress with its Phalaborwa pilot plant, with rare earth oxide (REO) separation now under way at the facilities of Rainbow’s technical partner, K-Technologies (K-Tech), in Florida, in the US. This back-end plant process uses continuous ion exchange... 

Aerial view of the Phosphogypsum stacks at the Phalaborwa project
Aerial view of the Phosphogypsum stacks at the Phalaborwa project

Defense Metals, Ucore sign MoU for collaboration on REE supply chain

By: Tasneem Bulbulia     10th January 2024 Mineral exploration and development company Defense Metals has executed a non-binding memorandum of understanding (MoU) with TSX-V-listed Ucore Rare Metals to explore collaborative opportunities as both companies move towards their respective commercialisation efforts for a North American rare... 

Si6 to acquire Brazil REE licences

By: Schalk Burger     9th January 2024 ASX-listed critical metals and minerals explorer Si6 Metals expects to complete the acquisition of a 50% interest in a portfolio of exploration licences in Brazil from exploration firm Foxfire Metals in early 2024. Si6 has received shareholder approval and agreed final terms for the acquisition... 

Pensana progressing activities at Angola project prior to main construction

By: Tasneem Bulbulia     9th January 2024 London-listed Pensana has made significant strides at the Longonjo mine site in Angola ahead of main construction starting later this year. The company is currently busy with civil works for the camp, the rehabilitation of the access road to the Longonjo railway station and the agricultural... 

Critical Mineral Resources appoints COO after chairperson resignation

By: Donna Slater     20th December 2023 Morocco-focused critical mineral explorer and developer Critical Mineral Resources (CMR) reports that chairperson Christopher Lambert has left the company’s board of directors with immediate effect of December 20. As the board considers his replacement, it reports the appointment of Noureddine... 

Rwanda, European Investment Bank ink critical material declaration

By: Donna Slater     19th December 2023 The government of Rwanda and the European Investment Bank (EIB) signed a joint declaration, on December 19, enabling a strategic alliance to enhance investment in critical raw material value chains. This agreement will strengthen technical and financial cooperation to identify critical raw... 

Rwandan President Paul Kagame (pictured), with European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen,
witnessed the signature of the partnership by EIB VP Gelsomina Vigliotti and Rwanda Finance and Economic Planning Minister Dr Uzziel Ndagijimana
Photo by Bloomberg
Rwandan President Paul Kagame (pictured), with European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen, witnessed the signature of the partnership by EIB VP Gelsomina Vigliotti and Rwanda Finance and Economic Planning Minister Dr Uzziel Ndagijimana

Australia expands list of critical minerals key to transition

By: Bloomberg     17th December 2023 Australia expanded its list of critical minerals deemed crucial to its energy transition and national security needs as the country boosts the strategically and economically important sector. The government added fluorine, molybdenum, arsenic, selenium and tellurium to the list of minerals that... 

Minister for Resources Madeleine King
Photo by Bloomberg
Minister for Resources Madeleine King

Arafura upsizes placement to A$25m

By: Creamer Media Reporter      14th December 2023 ASX-listed Arafura Rare Earths, which is advancing the Nolans neodymium-praseodymium project in the Northern Territory, has upsized its placement from A$20-million to A$25-million, owing to strong demand. The company has received firm commitments for a fully underwritten institutional placement... 

Additional critical minerals stream doubles Toliara NPV

By: Mariaan Webb     14th December 2023 Mineral sands producer Base Resources is setting up its Toliara project, in Madagascar, as potentially one of the biggest and most cost-competitive sources of rare earth oxides globally by exploiting the project's contained monazite. A prefeasibility study (PFS) focusing on monazite demonstrates... 

Altona subsidiary lodges mining licence application for Mozambique project

By: Creamer Media Reporter      14th December 2023 London-listed resource exploration and development company Altona says its subsidiary Monte Muambe Mining has lodged an application for a mining licence, or mining concession, for the Monte Muambe rare earths project, in Mozambique. The country's Mineral Resources and Energy Minister is expected... 

Equinox makes rare earths expansion in Brazil

By: Creamer Media Reporter      14th December 2023 Australia-listed Equinox Resources has moved to expand its rare earths exploration footprint in Brazil by applying for a new package of prospective rare earth clay tenements. This involves submitting strategic pegging applications for a 850 km2 mining rights package to establish the newly... 

New ore sorter installed at Blesberg ahead of schedule

By: Darren Parker     13th December 2023 Mining and development company Marula Mining has confirmed the full installation of the Rados SRF100-8 X-ray fluorescence (XRF) ore sorter, associated conveyors and support equipment at the Blesberg lithium and tantalum mine ahead of schedule and within 72 hours of its early arrival, which was... 

Mining urged to embrace international council’s new Scope 3 emissions guidance 

By: Martin Creamer     13th 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,... 

ICMM CEO Rohitesh Dhawan.
ICMM CEO Rohitesh Dhawan.

Mkango says first recycled rare earth magnets to be produced in the UK in 20 years

By: Darren Parker     12th December 2023 Aim-listed Mkango Resources has announced the first production of recycled rare earth magnets in the UK on commercial-scale magnet manufacturing equipment in more than 20 years. Production of recycled rare earth magnets at Tyseley is being developed by the University of Birmingham and rare earth... 

$200m Longonjo financing announcement expected early next year

By: Darren Parker     12th December 2023 An announcement is expected to be made in the first quarter of next year regarding the financing of the $200-million upfront capital expenditure (capex) needed to develop one of the world’s largest undeveloped rare earth mines, at Longonjo, in Angola, one of only three such mines globally with a... 

IonicRE increases ownership of Makuutu project to 94%

By: Tasneem Bulbulia     11th December 2023 ASX-listed Ionic Rare Earths (IonicRE) has signed a share purchase agreement with Rare Earth Elements Africa to acquire a further 34% interest in local Ugandan operating entity Rwenzori Rare Metals, which owns the Makuutu rare earths project. IonicRE has an existing 60% interest in the project.... 

Rare earths, community engagement, renewables make headlines  

8th December 2023 Mining Weekly Editor Martin Creamer discusses South Africa's role for a more diversified supply chain of critical rare earths for the green energy transition; the South African mining industry being years ahead of its international peers when it comes to local and community engagement; and the... 

Rare earths, community engagement, renewables make headlines
Rare earths, community engagement, renewables make headlines

Australian Mines diversifies battery metals portfolio

By: Marleny Arnoldi     7th December 2023 ASX-listed Australian Mines (AUZ) has acquired two highly prospective exploration projects in Brazil for $1.1-million – the Jequie rare earths and Resende lithium projects. The projects are located in the states of Bahia and Minas Gerais, respectively. 

Ionic selects WSP to deliver feasibility study for UK magnet recycling facility

By: Tasneem Bulbulia     7th December 2023 ASX-listed Ionic Rare Earths’ 100%-owned subsidiary Ionic Technologies International, based in Belfast, in the UK, has progressed the delivery of a feasibility study for a commercial magnet recycling facility based in Belfast. Ionic Technologies has developed rare earth element (REE) separation... 

Kalgoorlie rare earths facility receives first feed

By: Creamer Media Reporter      7th December 2023 The first feed material from the Mt Weld mine has been introduced into the A$730-million Kalgoorlie rare earths processing facility, marking the facility’s transitioning from the commissioning phase to first production. The Kalgoorlie facility is Australia’s first value-added rare earths... 

Kalgoorlie rare earths facility receives first feed

South Africa’s community engagement ahead of global peers, manganese AGM hears 

By: Martin Creamer     6th 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... 

Jupiter Mines chairperson Ian Murray
Jupiter Mines chairperson Ian Murray.

Altona’s shareholding in Monte Muambe increases to 51%

By: Tasneem Bulbulia     6th December 2023 London-listed Altona’s shareholding in Monte Muambe Mining Limitada has now increased from 20% to 51%, following the successful completion of Phase 2 of the Monte Muambe rare earths project. Monte Muambe Mining Limitada is the Mozambican subsidiary holding the prospecting licence encompassing the... 

South Africa’s permanent magnet rare earths attracting keen interest 

By: Martin Creamer     5th December 2023 South Africa is recognised as having the potential to play a significant role in the establishment of a more diversified supply chain of critical rare earths for the green energy transition. Interestingly, all four of the permanent magnet rare earths required for the green energy transition are... 

Rainbow Rare Earths Phalaborwa mine.
Rainbow Rare Earths Phalaborwa mine.

Western start-ups seek to break China's grip on rare earths refining

By: Reuters     5th December 2023 Start-up tech firms are racing to transform the way rare earths are refined for the clean energy transition, a push aimed at turbocharging the West's expansion into the niche sector that underpins billions of electronic devices. The existing standard to refine these strategic minerals, known as... 

Vital appoints REE specialist as VP exploration

By: Creamer Media Reporter      4th December 2023 Canada-focused Vital Metals has appointed rare earth systems specialist and professional geologist Dr Natalie Pietrzak-Renaud as its VP of exploration. Announcing her appointment, the ASX-listed company said on Monday that Pietrzak-Renaud had extensive experience in developing and managing... 

$150m in Korea EximBank funding on the cards for Nolans

By: Creamer Media Reporter      4th December 2023 Rare earths developer Arafura has announced a nonbinding letter of interest (LoI) from the Korea export-import bank (KEXIM) for the provision of up to $150-million in debt funding for the Nolans project, in Australia’s Northern Territory. The $150-million will consist of two tranches – an amount... 

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