Diamond exploration hits a new low

Mining News Pro - There are few things that are more alluring and exciting than a diamond — but one of them is a significant new diamond discovery. Now those are truly rare.

BHP to boost nickel exploration spending amid EV boom

Mining News Pro - BHP Group will increase its spending on nickel exploration over the next two years to meet growing demand for the raw material used in making electric vehicle batteries, the chief of its nickel operations said on Wednesday.

Paladin back to uranium exploration, development as demand for nuclear surges

Mining News Pro - Australian uranium producer Paladin Energy Ltd said on Monday that it was restarting its development and exploration activities amid a surge in demand for nuclear energy after Russia’s invasion of Ukraine.

New 3D geological model expected to help guide exploration of rare earth elements

Mining News Pro - Scientists from the University of Exeter and the British Geological Survey (BGS), alongside a team of institutions across Europe, have developed a new 3D geological model designed to guide the exploration of rare earth elements.

Chadormalu’s CEO: Exploration should be a priority

Mining News Pro - Chief executive of Chadormalu Company emphasized in the importance of exploration.

Exploration freed up in western Victoria

Mining News Pro - Applications are now open for minerals exploration in parts of western Victoria, following the lifting of an exemption which temporarily restricted minerals activities across an area of around 11,000 square kilometres.

Exploration pays off for Northern Star

Mining News Pro - Australian gold producer Northern Star Resources has reported mineral resource growth of 4.3 million ounces in the 12 months to 31 March, which it says showcases the value generated by the company’s sustained exploration investment, more than offsetting mine depletion and divestments.

Codelco starts offering exploration assets to third parties

Mining News Pro - Chilean State-owned mining company Codelco said on Friday it has commenced seeking prospect partnerships for 34 projects across the country, its first such move into joint exploration.

York Harbour gathers Newfoundland base metals exploration momentum

Mining News Pro - With the energy revolution ramping up at an unprecedented pace, the search is on to find and develop the next generation of critical metals deposits feeding into the approaching wall of demand.

Chadormalu Company: Iran’s weakness in mineral exploration is a disadvantage

Mining News Pro - The country's mining sector is far behind in terms of mineral exploration and the bureaucracy, lack of up-to-date knowledge and lack of necessary hardware have caused Iran to lag behind in the field of mineral exploration.

Codelco to start lithium exploration in March

Mining News Pro - Chilean state-owned mining firm Codelco said on Wednesday it will start lithium exploration in the Salar de Maricunga next month, which could present a high-grade reserve of the ultra-light metal that is key for making electric car batteries.

British Columbia saw near-record spend on mineral exploration in 2021

Mining News Pro - Mineral exploration in British Columbia hit “new heights” in 2021, with a near-record C$660 million ($519m) spent, according to the BC Geological Survey.

Alamos Gold CEO on Island Gold exploration success in Ontario

Mining News Pro - With three operational gold mines in Canada and Mexico, as well as a number of other development projects, Alamos Gold (TSX: AGI; NYSE: AGI) continues to build on its reputation as a dependable investment, with a diversified asset base combined with a low political risk profile.

Ecuador court revokes Cornerstone Capital’s exploration permit

Mining News Pro - Ecuador’s Constitutional Court has backed the revocation of the environmental permit for Canada’s Cornerstone Capital Resources, which has been exploring in the country since 2005.

Vulcan gets five more exploration licences in Germany

Mining News Pro - Lithium developer Vulcan Energy Resources, which has supply deals with carmakers Volkswagen, Stellantis and Renault, has received five new exploration licences for geothermal energy and lithium in Germany.

South Australia extends mineral exploration co-financing initiative

Mining News Pro - The Government of South Australia announced that it has extended its Accelerated Discovery Initiative (ADI) until 2025, committing another $11.5 million to the program.

i-80 Gold proceeds with underground exploration at McCoy-Cove

Mining News Pro - i-80 Gold Corp. announced on Monday it is proceeding with its planned underground, advanced exploration program at the McCoy-Cove property in Nevada.

Digital atlas to boost Queensland mineral exploration

Mining News Pro - Explorers now have access to the latest 3D models and data to help find new economy minerals in Queensland’s Far North with the release of the North East Queensland Mineral Deposit Atlas.

Agnico Eagle exploration spending to hit record $163 million in 2021

Mining News Pro - Agnico Eagle Mines is on track to set a record with its 2021 exploration spending. This year’s budget is now $163 million, compared to $113 million in 2020.

Nickel projects win big in WA exploration grants

Mining News Pro - The Western Australian Government has announced the latest recipients of its Exploration Incentive Scheme (EIS) co-funded drilling program, with $6.35 million awarded to 51 WA exploration projects.

Metals exploration spend jumps 35 per cent in 2021

Mining News Pro - The global metals industry is bouncing back hard from the COVID-19 pandemic, enjoying major exploration budget increases in 2021.

Chile to open 400,000 tonnes of lithium reserves up for exploration

Mining News Pro - Chile will open a tender for the exploration and production of 400,000 tonnes of lithium in an effort to reclaim market share and meet growing demand for the metal used in electric vehicles and high-tech devices.

South Africa needs to ramp up critical minerals exploration as world decarbonises

Mining News Pro - The South African mining sector can remain internationally competitive and support socioeconomic development only if it drives decarbonisation and adapts to the global shift in commodity demand towards minerals used in green sectors such as renewable electricity and electric vehicles (EVs), a new study shows.

BHP aligns with KoBold for billionaire-backed exploration tech

Mining News Pro - BHP has partnered with exploration technology company KoBold Metals in the hunt for Western Australian metals and critical minerals to be used in clean energy technology.

BHP inks exploration deal with Gates and Bezos-backed KoBold Metals

Mining News Pro - BHP has struck a deal to use artificial intelligence tools developed by KoBold Metals, a start-up backed by a coalition of billionaires including Bill Gates and Jeff Bezos, to look for critical materials used in electric vehicles (EVs) and clean energy technologies.

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