Lithium Americas expands Thacker Pass resource, awaits final permit decision

Mining News Pro - Lithium Americas announced on Thursday that the mineral resource estimate for its Thacker Pass project has been updated from the 2018 model to include new drilling within the plan of operations and the south exploration area.

South Africa should not rush move away from coal

Mining News Pro - South Africa must manage its transition away from coal-fired power generation systematically and not rush a switch to renewable energy sources, Mining and Energy Minister Gwede Mantashe said on Thursday.

Group Ten Metals close to initial resource for Stillwater West project in Montana

Mining News Pro - Group Ten Metals expects to publish its first resource estimate in the coming weeks for the Stillwater West platinum-group elements (PGE) plus gold, copper, nickel and cobalt project in Montana, president and CEO Michael Rowley tells The Northern Miner.

Peruvian community blocks key highway in protest against Glencore mine

Mining News Pro - An indigenous community in Peru’s Espinar province has blocked a key mining road, a local leader told Reuters on Wednesday, in protest against the government and Glencore’s Antapaccay copper mine.

WA miners mandated to get the jab

Mining News Pro - The Western Australian government on Tuesday mandated that fly-in, fly-out (FIFO) workers in the resource sector would need to be fully vaccinated by January 1, 2022.

Botswana sells troubled state-owned mine to Canada’s Premium Nickel Resources

Mining News Pro - Canada’s Premium Nickel Resources (PNR) will buy Botswana’s defunct, state-owned BCL copper mine with a view to restarting operations within three years, Minister of Minerals, Green Technology and Energy Resources Lefoko Moagi said late on Tuesday.

Botswana Diamonds acquires control of Thorny River

Mining News Pro - Botswana Diamonds has exercised its pre-emptive right to acquire the outstanding third-party interests in Vutomi Mining and Razorbill Properties 12, giving it control of the Thorny River project in South Africa.

Botswana sells troubled State-owned mine to Canada's Premium Nickel Resources

Mining News Pro - Canada's Premium Nickel Resources (PNR) will buy Botswana's defunct, State-owned BCL copper mine with a view to restarting operations within three years, Minister of Minerals, Green Technology and Energy Resources Lefoko Moagi said late on Tuesday.

South Africa miners back gradual move away from coal-fired power

Mining News Pro - South Africa’s mining industry has given its backing to moving the continent’s most developed economy away from coal but said it must be done gradually and responsibly.

Green 175 MW power for Sibanye-Stillwater platinum group metal mines

Mining News Pro - A total of 174 MW of clean, green renewable power is on the way for Sibanye-Stillwater’s platinum group metal (PGM) mines in South Africa.

How lithium can be efficiently extracted from oil and gas wastewater

Mining News Pro - New research published in the journal Proceedings of the National Academies of Sciences proposes the idea of rapidly extracting lithium from contaminated water.

Oxin Steel Company received “Value Creation” reward

Mining News Pro - In the national meeting of value-creating managers of Iran Amin Asiaban, chief executive of Oxin Steel Company received the Value Creation reward.

Sibanye-Stillwater buys half of ioneer’s Nevada project for $490m

Mining News Pro - New York-listed miner Sibanye-Stillwater is investing $490-million in a lithium/boron mining project in Nevada, US, as it steps up its presence in the battery materials supply chain.

Water Tribunal dismisses appeal against granting of Elandsfontein water-use licence

Mining News Pro - Emerging African phosphate explorer and developer Kropz says the Water Tribunal has dismissed an appeal against the granting of an integrated water-use licence (WUL) for the Elandsfontein project.

Common mining waste produces hydrogen at QUT

Mining News Pro - Researchers from the Queensland University of Technology (QUT) have found a use for a mining by-product in hydrogen fuel and lithium-ion batteries.

MRIWA boosted by additional funding from WA

Mining News Pro - The Western Australia Government is contributing an additional $6 million to the Minerals Research Institute of Western Australia (MRIWA) across the next four years until 2024-25.

Botswana copper miner Khoemacau giving attention to ESG silver lining

Mining News Pro - Khoemacau Copper Mining of Botswana, which is ramping up to nameplate throughput of 3.65-million tonnes a year, is also giving attention to environmental, social and governance (ESG) matters that include considerable renewable energy generation and promising community development initiatives.

WA unveils resources strategy

Mining News Pro - The resources sector has welcomed the Western Australian government’s release of its Resources Development Strategy, which outlines six priorities and focuses on policy to streamline approval processes, promote investment opportunities, and a commitment to continuing to support the successful Exploration Incentive Scheme (EIS).

Gold contributing towards effots to achieve UN SDG 3

Mining News Pro - The gold industry is committed to supporting the achievement of the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), but the Covid-19 pandemic has severely impacted the progress being made towards achieving the SDGs, the World Gold Council (WGC) notes.

WA Govt outlines resources priorities with strategic report

Mining News Pro - The Western Australian Government has released its mineral and petroleum resources development strategy, prioritising six points including regional areas, exploration and streamlined approvals.

Risk and reward for Australian critical minerals

Mining News Pro - KPMG has outlined a rising lack of trust and increased competition as risk factors for the Australian minerals industry, with plenty of opportunity arising as a result, according to its latest report.

Haver & Boecker seal bagging deal with WA Kaolin

Mining News Pro - Haver & Boecker Australia has been contracted by WA Kaolin to supply a valve bag filling machine to the Wickepin kaolin project in Western Australia.

Donlin drill programme ‘enormously rewarding’

Mining News Pro - The 2021 drill programme at the Donlin gold project, jointly owned by Barrick Gold and Novagold, has been “enormously rewarding” and reinforced the partners’ belief in the “uniqueness” of the asset, Greg Lang said on Thursday.

Rio Tinto vaccination blitz now underway

Mining News Pro - Rio Tinto has commenced its COVID-19 vaccination blitz in the Pilbara with appointments now available in Tom Price and Paraburdoo.

Centerra warns about water in Kumtor pit, says workers safety at risk

Mining News Pro - Canadian miner Centerra Gold has warned that the Kumtor mine, in Kyrgyzstan, is at risk of potentially catastrophic events, stating that it has seen photographic evidence showing that the mine’s central pit is flooded with abnormally large amounts of water running down the pit walls.

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