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Copper miner Sandfire maintains FY guidance

By: Creamer Media Reporter      30th January 2024 Global copper miner Sandfire Resources has maintained its production, cost and capital expenditure guidance for the 2024 financial year, after a solid December quarter at its MATSA and Motheo copper operations in Spain and Botswana, respectively. The ASX-listed company reported that it was on... 

World's biggest jeweller Pandora stops using mined silver and gold

By: Reuters     29th January 2024 Pandora, the world's largest jeweller by amount of products sold, has stopped using mined silver and gold and now only manufactures with recycled precious metals, which require less energy to produce. The Danish company, known for its $65 to $95 charm bracelets, buys around 340 t of silver and 1... 

World's biggest jeweller Pandora stops using mined silver and gold

Fresnillo achieves FY guidance

By: Creamer Media Reporter      24th January 2024 Mexican precious metals miner Fresnillo has achieved its full-year guidance of 105.1-million silver-equivalent ounces, with the company overcoming “many operational challenges”, reports CEO Octavio Alvidrez. “We successfully ramped up production at our new mine, Juanicipio, reaching full... 

Fresnillo achieves FY guidance

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... 

Gwede Mantashe
Photo by Creamer Media Chief Photographer Donna Slater
Gwede Mantashe

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

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.

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.

Lucky Friday silver mine restarts production

By: Creamer Media Reporter      11th January 2024 The Lucky Friday silver mine, in Idaho, has restarted production, after repairs were completed following an underground fire last year, precious metals miner Hecla reported on Thursday. Lucky Friday produced 3.1-million ounces of silver in 2023, which is 30% lower than the previous year, owing... 

Lucky Friday silver mine restarts production

Sibanye-Stillwater announces forceful C-suite sustainability appointment

By: Martin Creamer     9th January 2024 Johannesburg- and New York-listed mining company Sibanye-Stillwater has appointed Melanie Naidoo-Vermaak as chief sustainability officer, effective January 1. “Sustainability/ESG is a strategic imperative,” Sibanye-Stillwater CEO Neal Froneman highlighted in announcing Naidoo-Vermaak’s... 

Melanie Naidoo-Vermaak
Melanie Naidoo-Vermaak

Bear Creek Mining appoints CFO

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,... 

Australia’s Pinderi Hills region reveals rich resources

By: Simone Liedtke     15th December 2023 Following months of compiling historical data, conducting site visits and reviewing geological information from past exploration and drill activities in the Pinderi Hills region, in Australia, iron-ore miner Alien Metals has confirmed that the findings position the company in a better position to... 

Chakana extends C$2.2m private placement to January

By: Creamer Media Reporter      14th December 2023 Exploration company Chakana Copper, which is advancing the Soledad project in Peru, has extended its nonbrokered private placement to raise C$2.2-million to January 12. To date, the company has closed C$821 659 of the private placement. 

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.

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.

Greenfield investment lagging badly, mining’s contribution to economy halved 

By: Martin Creamer     1st 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.
Mining's net fixed capital formation, shown in blue, must be boosted.

Fresnillo creates new executive roles for operations and projects

By: Creamer Media Reporter      1st December 2023 Fresnillo, the world’s biggest primary silver producer and Mexico’s biggest gold producer, has announced the creation of new executive roles for its operations and projects: COO North and COO Central. Tomás Iturriaga, who has been leading the company's operations over the last three years, will... 

Polymetals raises cash for Endeavour mine

By: Mariaan Webb     30th 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. 

New Utshalo has potential to boost mining IPOs, enliven public markets 

By: Martin Creamer     24th 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... 

Former Nedbank investment banker Paul Miller.
Former Nedbank investment banker Paul Miller.

African Rainbow Minerals provides R20-million for Wits University research 

By: Martin Creamer     23rd 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.
ARM founder and executive chairperson Dr Patrice Motsepe and Wits ARM Building.

Imperative that exploration plan be implemented as matter of urgency – Khoza

By: Martin Creamer     17th 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.
Integrated Geoscience Solutions Technical Director Dr David Khoza.

Wheaton to add South African PGMs, gold streams to its portfolio

By: Chanel de Bruyn     16th November 2023 Royalty and streaming group Wheaton Precious Metals and its subsidiary Wheaton Precious Metals International (Wheaton International) have entered into a definitive agreement with certain entities advised by Orion Resource Partners to acquire existing streams in respect of Ivanhoe Mines’ Platreef... 

The Platreef underground mine
The Platreef underground mine

Renewables now critical part of metal mining thinking, says Sibanye-Stillwater 

By: Martin Creamer     14th 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 CEO Neal Froneman.
Sibanye-Stillwater Battery Metals Investor Day covered by Mining Weekly's Martin Creamer. Video: Darlene Creamer.

High-flying Harmony Gold reports whopping 278% free cash rise  

By: Martin Creamer     13th November 2023 Higher free cash flow, higher recovered grades, higher production and higher received gold price have been reported by Harmony Gold in its operational update for the three months ended September 30, the first quarter of the JSE-listed gold mining company’s 2024 financial year. Group operating... 

Harmony's Mponeng gold mine.
Harmony's Mponeng gold mine.

AngloGold advancing decarbonisation in Tanzania, has begun renewables project in Australia 

By: Martin Creamer     10th November 2023 Gold mining company AngloGold Ashanti is advancing decarbonisation projects at the Geita mine in Tanzania, has commenced renewable energy project works at the Tropicana mine in Australia, and a big solar project in Ghana could be next on its list. The project at Geita, which is located in... 

Processing plant at AngloGold's Geita operation in Tanzania.
Processing plant at AngloGold's Geita operation in Tanzania.

Triple Flag confident of meeting sales guidance to 2028

By: Tasneem Bulbulia     8th November 2023 TSX- and NYSE-listed Triple Flag Precious Metals (TFPM) has declared a dividend of $0.05 a share to be paid on December 15, and highlights that its business continued its strong performance in the third quarter of 2023, with the company track to deliver its full-year gold-equivalent ounce (GEO)... 

Barrick lifts stake in Hercules Silver

By: Mariaan Webb     7th November 2023 Canada-headquartered bullion major Barrick Gold has increased its investment in exploration company Hercules Silver, which is using modern techniques to explore “the forgotten silver district of western Idaho”. Barrick has agreed to subscribe for 21 265 370 units of Hercules Silver in a... 

Gold Resources initiates strategic review

By: Mariaan Webb     7th 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... 

Wheaton brings Mineral Park back into portfolio

By: Mariaan Webb     25th October 2023 Streaming company Wheaton Precious Metals is bringing the Mineral Park mine, in Arizona, US, back into its portfolio, announcing on Tuesday the acquisition of a new silver stream on the mine. The company entered into a definitive precious metals purchase agreement with Waterton Copper in respect... 

Wheaton brings Mineral Park back into portfolio

Silver One expands Phoenix land holdings

By: Creamer Media Reporter      24th October 2023 TSX-V-listed Silver One Resources has announced the staking of new claims, significantly expanding its ground holdings at the Phoenix Silver project, near Globe, Arizona. The newly staked claims cover the continuation of magnetic anomalies located in the southern part of the property. These... 

South32 reports record quarterly production at South Africa Manganese 

By: Martin Creamer     23rd October 2023 South Africa Manganese continued its strong performance in the three months to September 30, when it increased saleable production by 7% to a record 628 000 wet metric tonnes (wmt), South32 reported on Monday. Moreover, the realised price for optimise mix South Africa Manganese ore sales was a... 

South Africa Manganese's Hotazel mine in the Northern Cape.
South Africa Manganese's Hotazel mine in the Northern Cape.

SSR sells early stage NWT exploration asset to Honey Badger

By: Creamer Media Reporter      18th October 2023 Gold miner SSR Mining has agreed to sell its Sunrise Lake property, in the Northwest Territories, to Toronto-based silver company Honey Badger Silver in exchange for a 4% net smelter return (NSR) royalty on the property. Under the terms of the agreement, at any time until commencement of... 

Hochschild reaffirms revised guidance

By: Mariaan Webb     18th October 2023 Precious metals miner Hochschild is on track to deliver its revised full-year attributable production target of 289 000 to 303 000 gold-equivalent ounces (GEO), CEO Eduardo Landin said on Wednesday, reporting third-quarter production results. The company had its strongest-quarter yet in 2023,... 

The Mara Rosa project will produce 100 000 oz/y in its first four years of operation.
The Mara Rosa project will produce 100 000 oz/y in its first four years of operation.

Gold eases, but Israel-Hamas war keeps prices above $1 900

By: Reuters     16th October 2023 Gold prices fell on Monday due to technical selling after a strong rally in the previous session, although concerns over potential escalation of conflict in the Middle East kept bullion above the psychologically key $1 900 per ounce level. Spot gold fell 0.9% to $1 915.19 per ounce by 1012 GMT... 

Gold bars

Endeavor restart to cost A$23.7m

By: Esmarie Iannucci     16th 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... 

Image shows stacked zinc bars

Hecla updates 2023 silver guidance

By: Mariaan Webb     13th October 2023 US-based silver miner Hecla Mining is continuing to grow its production, producing almost a million ounces more this year, compared with the first three quarters of last year, says president and CEO Phillips Baker. This is despite lower production at Lucky Friday, in Idaho, where an underground... 

Green's Creek in Alaska
Green's Creek in Alaska

Merger adds Senegal prospects to portfolio

13th October 2023 Canada-based precious metals mining company Fortuna Silver Mines has completed the acquisition of ASX-listed gold and silver miner Chesser Resources, thereby expanding Fortuna’s presence in West Africa to include the Senegal-based Diamba Sud gold project – a new and emerging gold discovery in the... 

Pan American restarts Mexico mine

By: Creamer Media Reporter      12th October 2023 Operations at the La Colorada silver and gold mine, in Mexico, will be restarted next week, NYSE- and TSX-listed Pan American Silver reported on Wednesday. The company halted operations last week, after armed robbers seized two trailers of concentrate from the mine. 

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