R/€ = 20.3538 Change: -0.0283
R/$ = 19.1240 Change: 0.0301
Au 2340.13 $/oz Change: -51.71
Pt 935.40 $/oz Change: -8.10


Orica’s fully lead-free non-electric detonator range available now

Updated 4 hours ago Following the successful launch of Orica’s groundbreaking Exel™ Neo, the world’s first fully lead-free non-electric detonator range last year, Orica's manufacturing facility in Gyttorp, Sweden, has achieved a significant milestone by transitioning all capsule production to Exel™ Neo. This marks a... 

From bullion to bytes: How technology is reshaping the JSE Gold Mining Index

Updated 4 hours ago The Johannesburg Stock Exchange (JSE) Gold Mining Index is an enduring symbol of the fortunes of the precious metal industry. In line with this volatility, trading technology and software have emerged as powerful tools, reshaping the JSE Gold Mining Index in profound ways.   From increasing... 

Newmont promotes Hardy to chief technology officer

By: Creamer Media Reporter      Updated 5 hours ago US-headquartered gold major Newmont on Friday announced the appointment of Francois Hardy as new chief technology officer (CTO). With more than three decades of technical and operational expertise in the mining industry, Hardy brings a wealth of experience to his new role. Having joined Newmont... 

Godolphin takes 100% control of Narraburra rare earths project

By: Darren Parker     19th April 2024 ASX-listed Godolphin Resources has agreed to acquire the remaining 49% interest in the flagship Narraburra rare earths elements (REE) project in New South Wales, Australia, in which it already holds a 51% stake, from joint venture (JV) partner EX9. Godolphin will gain full control of the asset as... 

Seizing assets, the tip of the iceberg in fighting illicit mining activities

19th April 2024 Little over three weeks ago the National Prosecuting Authority’s Asset Forfeiture Unit (NPA AFU) obtained three orders granting the unit permission to seize assets worth some R18 million from alleged illegal mining kingpins. This gesture sends a clear message that illegal mining will be dealt... 

Decarbonised iron production possible using sodium, company says

By: Darren Parker     19th April 2024 A new process being pioneered by energy companies such as Israel-based Helios and Netherlands-based Alkalium proposes the use of sodium metal rather than coal or hydrogen to refine iron-ore into direct reduced iron (DRI). Traditionally, iron is beneficiated by mixing iron-ore fines with coal. The... 

EMP Metals begins operations at direct lithium extraction pilot plant

By: Sabrina Jardim     19th April 2024 Canadian lithium exploration and development company EMP Metals has, in partnership with Koch Technology Solutions and Saltworks Technologies, started commissioning its direct lithium extraction (DLE) field pilot facility in Estevan, Saskatchewan. The company says the facility represents the... 

New boost for platinum group metals may arise from emerging eFuel scale-up  

By: Martin Creamer     19th April 2024 The emerging use of electrofuel (eFuel) as an interchangeable substitute for petrol, diesel and aviation fuel has the potential to create important new demand for Southern Africa’s platinum group metals (PGMs). This is because eFuel is a combination of green hydrogen and waste carbon dioxide... 

Codelco eyeing more output, not competition with BHP, Chile's mining minister says

By: Reuters     19th April 2024 Chile's State-run copper miner Codelco must focus on boosting its production, but it has a global prestige that would not be tarnished if it cedes its role as Chile's top producer to rival BHP, Mining Minister Aurora Williams said on Thursday. Codelco, the world's largest copper producer and a... 

Automated project manager scorecards enhance operations

By: Trent Roebeck     19th April 2024 Gold mining and exploration company Harmony Gold’s project management office (PMO) recently showcased its digital project manager scorecard – developed by project solutions company Project Portfolio Office (PPO) – which provides “clear direction” for project managers and administrators by... 

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