R/€ = 19.7414 Change: 0.0999
R/$ = 18.1687 Change: 0.0041
Au 2434.05 $/oz Change: 19.80
Pt 1057.41 $/oz Change: -37.09


Collaborative exploration plan adopted

By: Trent Roebeck     17th May 2024 A cooperative exploration plan has been established between Zambia-Congo Copperbelt-focused copper explorer and developer Midnight Sun Mining and copper producer First Quantum Minerals (FQM) to jointly define potential feed sources for FQM’s solvent extraction and electrowinning (SX/EW) oxide... 

AfDB approves strategy paper

17th May 2024 Earlier last month, the board of directors of the African Development Bank (AfDB) Group approved the Country Strategy Paper (CSP) for Zambia for 2024-2029, which sets out two priority intervention areas, including boosting the development of the private sector through investments in... 

Rubber companies urged to go green

17th May 2024 There is a strong drive in and among rubber companies to exchange fossil fuels for renewable-energy sources, says steam and boiler service provider Associated Energy Services (AES). AES Gauteng regional manager Jordan Smith and AES operations associate director Ray Lund work closely with rubber... 

Startup to build 120 off-grid e-truck charging sites

By: Irma Venter     17th May 2024 Electric vehicle charging startup Zero Carbon Charge has launched a new subsidiary, Zero Carbon Logistics, which it says will roll out 120 off-grid solar photovoltaic (PV) electric truck charging sites on national highways across South Africa. According to Zero Carbon Charge, the project will... 

Afrimat delivers strong full-year results, continuing growth

By: Tasneem Bulbulia     16th May 2024 During its financial year to February 29, midtier mining and materials company Afrimat invested considerably in projects that are expected to yield fruitful returns and further strengthen diversity and competitive advantage, group CEO Andries van Heerden said. One such project was the Nkomati... 

Patriot and Albemarle’s downstream lithium collaboration ends

By: Mariaan Webb     15th May 2024 Lithium exploration company Patriot Battery Metals will no longer pursue a downstream lithium processing partnership with shareholder Albemarle, it was announced on Wednesday. Patriot, which owns the Corvette property in Canada, said that a nine-month term of a memorandum of understanding (MoU)... 

Elementos restarts Spanish tin DFS with modified layout

By: Mariaan Webb     15th May 2024 The definitive feasibility study (DFS) and licensing activities for the Oropesa tin project will resume, following an agreement between Elementos and the Andalusian government on project layout modifications to address community and environmental concerns. The negotiations with government have... 

Horizon Minerals inks toll milling agreement

By: Mariaan Webb     13th May 2024 ASX-listed Horizon Minerals on Monday announced a toll milling agreement with FMR Investments to treat 200 000 t of ore from the Cannon underground deposit. FMR owns the Greenfields mill, which is about 67 km by road from the Cannon project in Western Australia. 

St Barbara’s decade-long vision for Simberi

By: Mariaan Webb     10th May 2024 Australian gold miner St Barbara has crafted a roadmap for the advancement of the Simberi mine, in Papua New Guinea, outlining production scenarios aimed at elevating output to about 230 000 oz/y through to 2034. The concept study scrutinised six different cases, comprising two flowsheet options... 

Iamgold guidance on track as Essakane and Westwood shine

By: Mariaan Webb     10th May 2024 Canadian gold miner Iamgold has announced a promising start to the year, reporting robust results across its operations and projects in the first quarter, positioning the company well to meet its guidance targets. CEO Renaud Adams attributed the first-quarter success to the combination of stable... 

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