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Vedanta to anchor Cabinet-approved special economic zone in Northern Cape 

By: Martin Creamer     8th June 2023 The Cabinet-approved Namakwa special economic zone (SEZ) in the Northern Cape, which is currently undergoing public comment, will be anchored by Indian zinc mining and processing company Vedanta Zinc International. “We’re extremely excited to partner with the South African government and to be... 

Juanicipio hits commercial milestone

By: Creamer Media Reporter      5th June 2023 The Juanicipio project, owned by Fresnillo and MAG Silver, has achieved commercial production. MAG, which has a 44% interest in the project, announced on Monday that the mill was operating at about 85% of its design capacity of 4 000 t/d, with silver recovery consistently above 88%. 

Green hydrogen atlas results show enormous Southern African potential – Sasscal 

By: Martin Creamer     5th June 2023 The results of the green hydrogen atlas for Southern Africa, now readily available online, show enormous potential green hydrogen production throughout the region, the Southern African Science Service Centre for Climate Change and Adaptive Land Management (Sasscal) said on Monday. 

Sasscal executive director Dr Jane Olwoch of Namibia.
Sasscal executive director Dr Jane Olwoch of Namibia.

More succinct licence processes are a must to attract exploration investment – researcher  

By: Martin Creamer     2nd June 2023 More succinct licence processes are needed to attract exploration investment in South Africa,  Pearl Gray Equity and Research managing partner Steve Booyens said on Friday. “There are loads of investors in North America, London and the European Union that want to invest, but they're afraid of... 

Pearl Gray Equity and Research's  Steve Booyens.
Pearl Gray’s Steve Booyens interviewed by Mining Weekly’s Martin Creamer. Video: Darlene Creamer.

Fruitful discussion under way on exploration incentivisation – Minerals Council 

By: Martin Creamer     1st June 2023 Fruitful discussions are taking place on flow-through shares to incentivise junior mining and exploration, Minerals Council South Africa’s Junior and Emerging Miners Desk head Grant Mitchell said on Thursday. In response to Mining Weekly, Mitchell said the Minerals Council was doing a lot of work... 

Minerals Council South Africa’s Junior and Emerging Miners Desk head Grant Mitchell.
Minerals Council South Africa’s Junior and Emerging Miners Desk head Grant Mitchell.

Aurelia secures Federation funding, appoints new lead

By: Esmarie Iannucci     31st May 2023 ASX-listed Aurelia Metals has announced a A$140-million funding solution for its Federation project metals project, in New South Wales, while also announcing the appointment of a new MD and CEO. Aurelia on Wednesday told shareholders that the company had secured a A$100-million facility from... 

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JSE pushing hard to attract junior miners, exploration companies to list, says Mokorosi  

By: Martin Creamer     30th May 2023 South Africa’s Johannesburg Stock Exchange (JSE) is going all out to attract junior mining and exploration companies, making it easier for companies to get on to the exchange and to remain on the exchange, while ensuring that investor protections are of the highest calibre. In the last few years,... 

JSE Origination and Deals Head Samuel Mokorosi and Copper 360 chairperson Shirley Hayes at last month's Copper 360 listing.
JSE's Samuel Mokorosi interviewed by Mining Weekly's Martin Creamer. Video: Darlene Creamer.

Canada's Newrange makes A$11.8m bid for Mithril

By: Esmarie Iannucci     26th May 2023 Canada’s Newrange Gold Corp has entered into a binding scheme of arrangement to acquire ASX-listed Mithril Resources under a reverse takeover offer (RTO). The Canadian explorer is offer 18.08 of its own shares for every 1 000 Mithril shares held and would issue a total of over 60.9-million... 

Guidance on how mining should manage human rights impacts updated

By: Martin Creamer     25th May 2023 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 include the Johannesburg Stock Exchange-listed African Rainbow Minerals, Anglo American, Glencore,... 

ICMM President and CEO Rohitesh Dhawan.
ICMM President and CEO Rohitesh Dhawan.

Fresnillo mines fully staffed

By: Mariaan Webb     23rd May 2023 London-listed Fresnillo has successfully adapted to the “considerable challenges” resulting from labour reforms in Mexico, said chairperson Alejandro Baillères on Tuesday. The reforms, which limit the use of subcontractors, required the precious metals miner to internalise, recruit and retain a... 

Fresnillo mines fully staffed

Silver X no longer buying Revenue mine

By: Creamer Media Reporter      22nd May 2023 Vancouver-based Silver X Mining said on Friday that it would no longer acquire the Revenue-Virginius mine, in Colorado, out of receivership. Silver X in April announced it would buy the asset from Alliance Management for $4.5-million. The company viewed the advanced-stage exploration project as... 

Sibanye-Stillwater funding Wits University’s carbon storage brainstorming ‘techathon’  

By: Martin Creamer     22nd May 2023 Johannesburg- and New York listed platinum group metals, green metals and gold mining company Sibanye-Stillwater is funding a brainstorming ‘techathon’ on the challenge of storing carbon in suitable host rock environments in underground mines as part of an environmental protection imperative. “We... 

University of the Witwatersrand’s Wits Mining Institute DigiMine Laboratory head Ahsan Mahboob.
Wits Mining Institute DigiMine Laboratory head Ahsan Mahboob interviewed by Mining Weekly's Martin Creamer. Video: Darlene Creamer.

GoGold releases PEA results for Los Ricos North

By: Creamer Media Reporter      19th May 2023 Canada-based gold and silver producer GoGold has announced the results of an initial preliminary economic assessment (PEA) at its Los Ricos North project, in Mexico. This is the second PEA completed in the Los Ricos district, in addition to the Los Ricos South PEA completed two years ago. The... 

Mantashe: Exploration funds July; Lorimer: Mining new deal can create poverty-busting jobs 

By: Martin Creamer     16th May 2023 The first R500-million worth of mineral exploration funds will be available from July, Mineral Resources and Energy Minister Gwede Mantashe told Parliament on May 16 when Shadow Mineral Resources Minister James Lorimer stated that a new mining vision can create new poverty-busting jobs and assure... 

Mineral Resources and Energy Minister Gwede Mantashe and Shadow Mineral Resources Minister James Lorimer.
Mineral Resources and Energy Minister Gwede Mantashe and Shadow Mineral Resources Minister James Lorimer.

Aterian upbeat about potential of its Morocco portfolio

By: Tasneem Bulbulia     15th May 2023 London-listed Aterian has announced results, including 170 g/t and 159 g/t silver, from initial geological reconnaissance work completed on the company’s Jafra project, in Morocco. The project is one of 15 copper, silver and base metal projects owned by Aterian. 

Illegal blockade at San Jose lifted – Fortuna Silver

By: Creamer Media Reporter      11th May 2023 NYSE- and TSX-V-listed Fortuna Silver Mines said on Thursday that the illegal blockade at its San Jose mine, in Mexico, had been lifted and that operations had resumed. Following an agreement between Compañía Minera Cuzcatlán and union workers, operations at the mine and processing plant... 

Silver outshines Hecla's gold revenue

By: Creamer Media Reporter      11th May 2023 As precious metals miner Hecla is continuing to grow its silver production, silver revenue has exceeded gold revenue for the second consecutive quarter, president and CEO Philip Baker reported on Wednesday. The miner produced four-million ounces of silver, a 10% increase over the fourth quarter... 

The Green's Creek mine
The Green's Creek mine

Pan American says Q1 results solid, lifts 2023 capex guidance

By: Mariaan Webb     11th May 2023 Vancouver-based Pan American Silver has reported lower first-quarter financial results, with revenue falling from $439.9-million to $390.3-million in the quarter under review. Adjusted earnings reduced to $21.2-million, or $0.10 a share, from $31-9-million, or $0.15 a share, the company, which... 

Glencore takes yet another step along the busying road to circularity 

By: Martin Creamer     9th May 2023 Mining and marketing company Glencore, which last month initiated steps to provide lithium-ion battery recycling solutions at scale for Spain and Portugal in partnership with FCC Ámbito and Iberdrola, on Tuesday announced yet another potentially far-reaching step along the busying road to... 

Glencore CEO Gary Nagle.
Glencore CEO Gary Nagle.

Fresnillo sees no material impact from Mexico mining reform

By: Creamer Media Reporter      9th May 2023 Silver and gold mining company Fresnillo said on Tuesday that it did not expect the recently enacted mining law reform in Mexico to have a material impact on its operations or its advanced projects. The London-listed miner noted that it had all the necessary concessions in place to permit its... 

Something must be done to make exploration investment attractive – ex-JSE stalwart Noah Greenhill  

By: Martin Creamer     8th May 2023 Beginning in the early 1970s, the Canadian government said guys, we're losing ground in exploration investment. We don't seem to be attracting any of that cash. Let's introduce something that attracts money to the sector and they sat around the table and some really clever tax guys came up with... 

Noah Greenhill, former senior marketing and business development GM of the Johannesburg Stock Exchange.
Former senior JSE GM marketing and business development Noah Greenhill interviewed by Mining Weekly’s Martin Creamer. Video: Darlene Creamer.

Aterian upbeat despite losses in 2022

By: Darren Parker     2nd May 2023 Despite LSE-listed Aterian making a loss of about £4.38-million in 2022 – a significantly larger sum than the loss made in 2021 of about £1.35-million – the company reiterated its firm belief in the market fundamentals for copper going forward. Executive chairperson Charles Bray described the... 

Hydrogen has advantage of relatively cheap energy storage, DNV study finds 

By: Martin Creamer     28th April 2023 Both hydrogen and battery technologies are expected to operate in the power sector, but in different areas, says independent risk management and assurance firm DNV. Hydrogen is expected to play a role as a form of dispatchable generation, which allows for the seasonal storage or production of... 

Global mining supply. Source: DNV report.
Photo by DNV
Global mining supply. Source: DNV report.

Pan American sets guidance with Yamana mines included

By: Mariaan Webb     28th April 2023 Precious metals miner Pan American Silver on Thursday announced its 2023 production guidance – its first since buying Yamana Gold, which resulted in the addition of four producing mines and several exploration projects. The NYSE- and TSX-listed company is forecasting silver production of... 

Shaft-sinking boom-time stalwart Nigel Townshend returns as chair of mining services company  

By: Martin Creamer     26th April 2023 Mining luminary of South Africa’s shaft-sinking boom period at the beginning of the millennium Nigel Townshend is back in action as the newly appointed nonexecutive chairperson of United Mining Services (UMS) Limited. Since the start of this month, Townshend has been at the top table of UMS, an... 

Nigel Townshend.
New UMS chairperson Nigel Townshend interviewed by Mining Weekly’s Martin Creamer. Video: Darlene Creamer.

Phase 1 of all-season access road to Prairie Creek completed

By: Creamer Media Reporter      25th April 2023 The construction of Phase 1 of the all-season access road (ASR) to the Prairie Creek mine, in the Northwest Territories, has been completed, Vancouver-based company NorZinc reports. This is a significant milestone for the company, achieving the first land access to the Prairie Creek zinc, silver... 

Ice bridge crossing over Liard river
Ice bridge crossing over Liard river

Platinum-based hydrogen production is in competitive upscale mode, Heraeus’ Walter reports  

By: Martin Creamer     20th April 2023 Platinum group metals- (PGM-) based proton exchange membrane (PEM) electrolysis is a competitive technology in upscale mode and is making its mark in electrolysis for hydrogen production as well as in the use of hydrogen for vehicle mobility. PEM electrolysers have distinct advantages when... 

Heraeus Precious Metals Executive Vice-President New Business Philipp Walter.
Heraeus' Philipp Walter interviewed by Mining Weekly's Martin Creamer. Video: Darlene Creamer.

Hochschild reports 35% fall in annual profit

By: Reuters     20th April 2023 Hochschild Mining reported a nearly 35% fall in annual adjusted core profit on Thursday, marginally missing market expectations, as it recorded lower production at its Peruvian mines amidst social upheaval in the country. Shares of the precious metals miner were down 3.6% in early trading. 

Record demand pushes silver into biggest deficit on record

By: Mariaan Webb     19th April 2023 Record global silver demand and a lack of supply upside have pushed the silver market to its second consecutive yearly deficit, with a shortfall of 237.7-million ounces last year, the Silver Institute reports in its World Silver Survey 2023. The 2022 market deficit is the most significant on... 

Record demand pushes silver into biggest deficit on record

Rumble reports maiden resource at Earaheedy

By: Esmarie Iannucci     19th April 2023 Junior Rumble Resources has reported a maiden mineral resource estimate of 94-million tonnes, grading 3.1% zinc and lead, at 4.1 g/t silver for its Earaheedy project, in Western Australia. The project is estimated to contain some 2.2-million tonnes of zinc, 0.6-million tonnes of lead and... 

Green hydrogen investment pledge hits conference’s top spot at R105bn 

By: Martin Creamer     17th April 2023 The investment into green hydrogen was the biggest investment pledge by far to be announced at the fifth South African Investment Conference (SAIC) in Sandton. The R105-billion energy investment commitment of Hive Hydrogen knocked the socks off the other top-ten pledges by coming in R45-billion... 

Hive Hydrogen South Africa executive chairperson Thulani Gcabashe.
Hive Hydrogen South Africa executive chairperson Thulani Gcabashe.

Public sector opacity, emerging private sector silence are curbing mining’s growth prospects 

By: Martin Creamer     14th April 2023 The lack of public sector transparency and emerging private sector silence from companies opting not to list are combining to limit South Africa’s knowledge of the mining sector, and thus curb its growth prospects, Mining Weekly can today report. Public sector opacity and private sector delisting... 

SA Mining Map published by AmaranthCX and 1Map.
SA Mining Map published by AmaranthCX and 1Map.

South32 exercises Chita Valley earn-in right

By: Creamer Media Reporter      14th April 2023 Diversified miner South32 has exercised its earn-in right to acquire a 50.1% ownership interest in Minera Sud Argentina (MSA), Minsud’s indirect subsidiary that holds and operates the Chita Valley project. South32 had to advance C$14-million over four years to MSA to fund exploration programmes.... 

How South Africa could have 21 new mining listings 

By: Martin Creamer     13th April 2023 South Africa could have 21 new mining listings if foreign mining companies that already operate in this country would also list on the Johannesburg Stock Exchange, the largest stock exchange in Africa, but one that is shrinking. The 21 companies are all listed elsewhere, with no listing in South... 

AmaranthCX founder and director Paul Miller, when he listed Keaton Energy on the JSE many years ago, well before the delistings issue arose.
AmaranthCX founder and director Paul Miller, when he listed Keaton Energy on the JSE many years ago, well before the delistings issue arose.

Stunning online mining map highlights far-reaching remaining mining potential   

By: Martin Creamer     12th April 2023 AmaranthCX and its technology partner 1Map have collaborated to publish a comprehensive, online South African Mining Map, with electronic, all-commodity depiction. The governments of other mining jurisdictions, including the governments of neighbouring African States, provide this information... 

AmaranthCX founder and director Paul Miller, who is moving into the renewable energy business.
AmaranthCX's Paul Miller, interviewed by Mining Weekly's Martin Creamer. Video: Darlene Creamer.

Subsidiary of Congo's Gecamines secures $75m to build new unit

By: Reuters     11th April 2023 A subsidiary of the Democratic Republic of Congo's State mining company Gecamines said on Tuesday it had secured $75-million in funding to build a new hydro-metallurgical unit to produce materials used in the manufacturing of semiconductors. STL, a company focused on making commercial use of a... 

Anglo signs another green steel deal involving South African iron-ore  

By: Martin Creamer     4th April 2023 Mitigating climate change, the biggest challenge of our time, requires a new, clean industrial revolution, says H2 Green Steel of Sweden, which on Tuesday announced the signing of a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with Anglo American to advance green steelmaking. The London- and... 

Kolomela iron-ore operation of Anglo group company Kumba Iron Ore, inNorthern Cape.
Kolomela iron-ore operation of Anglo group company Kumba Iron Ore, inNorthern Cape.

Trackless mobile machinery one of mining’s burning issues, ENSafrica webinar hears  

By: Martin Creamer     3rd April 2023 South Africa’s new trackless mobile machinery (TMM) regulations published five months ago are one of mining’s burning issues and perhaps an undeclared state of national disaster for some, ENSafrica webinar attendees heard on Monday. TMM is defined as any self-propelled mobile machine used at a... 

ENSafrica's safety and health webinar team.
ENSafrica health and safety webinar covered by Mining Weekly’s Martin Creamer. Video: Darlene Creamer.
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