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.

Minerals Council South Africa developing 2050 Net Zero Action Plan

Mining News Pro - The Minerals Council South Africa is developing a Net Zero 2050 Action Plan and pathway towards achieving the goal of net zero greenhouse-gas (GHG) emissions.

From minerals to beer, Congo finance minister hunts for cash

Mining News Pro - The Democratic Republic of Congo is intent on revisiting mining contracts, rescinding and reselling unused oil permits and boosting taxes on beer to fund its development plans, according to Nicolas Kazadi, the country’s finance minister.

Govt establishes A$2bn critical minerals loan facility

Mining News Pro - The federal government will establish a A$2-billion loan facility for Australian critical minerals projects.

Barrick options South Uchi project from Kenorland Minerals

Mining News Pro - Kenorland Minerals announced on Monday that it has entered into a property option agreement with Barrick Gold with respect to the company’s South Uchi project in Ontario.

Weir Minerals and Andritz consolidate tailings ties

Mining News Pro - Weir Minerals and Andritz have signed an agreement which will see the two companies continue to provide equipment and solutions for tailings management in the mining industry.

MACA wins $70m Pilbara Minerals contract extension

Mining News Pro - Pilbara Minerals has renewed its mining services contract with MACA at the Pilgangoora Lithium project in Western Australia for a further 12 months.

OZ Minerals invests in mining innovation and flexibility

Mining News Pro - OZ Minerals has revealed the companies selected to participate in its Scalable and Adaptable Mining Challenge – an initiative aimed at fostering innovative solutions for integrated mine design.

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.

Intertek minerals laboratory to tackle global testing backlog

Mining News Pro - Global product analysis company Intertek has officially opened one of the world’s largest and most technologically advanced minerals laboratories in Perth, Western Australia.

Oz Minerals sinks A$600m into Prominent Hill shaft

Mining News Pro - Copper and gold miner Oz Minerals has approved a A$600-million investment into its Prominent Hill operation, in South Australia, which would increase yearly copper production rates by about 23% and lower operating costs by about 20%.

Metso Outotec educates industry on minerals processing

Mining News Pro - Metso Outotec has released a comprehensive handbook on the practices of minerals processing and materials handling.

OZ Minerals invests in mining’s hydrogen future

Mining News Pro - Seven teams have been selected as finalists for OZ Minerals’ Hydrogen Hypothesis challenge which, through their prospective projects, demonstrate the potential of hydrogen as a safe and effective energy source in the mining sector.

Pilbara Minerals continues million-tonne mission

Mining News Pro - Pilbara Minerals is closer to upgrading its Pilgan plant at the Pilgangoora lithium project in Western Australia, with surging sales and shipments supporting the project.

OZ Minerals on track with Prominent Hill record

Mining News Pro - OZ Minerals has mined a record 1.14 million tonnes of ore at the Prominent Hill copper-gold mine in South Australia off the back of strong copper demand.

Australian critical minerals sector to explore blockchain tech

Mining News Pro - The federal government has funded a blockchain pilot project to increase competition in Australia’s critical minerals sector.

Critical minerals blockchain given a funding boost

Mining News Pro - The federal government has announced a more than A$5.6-million investment through the Blockchain Pilot Grants programme to investigate the capability of blockchain to enhance the productivity and competitiveness of Australia’s critical minerals and food and beverage sectors.

QLD North West Minerals Province on display in Netherlands

Mining News Pro - The Queensland Government has showcased the state’s North West Minerals Province in an engagement session with the Confederation of Netherlands Industry and Employers to highlight the region’s supply of critical minerals for electric vehicles (EVs).

Critical minerals portal opens path to global investment

Mining News Pro - Australia, the United States and Canada have collaborated to deliver the Critical Minerals Mapping Initiative online portal, which contains the world’s largest dataset of critical minerals deposits.

Finlay Minerals stock jumps on upsized private placement

Mining News Pro - Due to strong investor demand, British Columbia-focused junior miner Finlay Minerals (TSXV: FYL) has decided to increase the size of its previously announced private placement from C$2million ($1.63m) to up to C$2.635 million ($2.14m).

Pilbara Minerals to accelerate production with Ngungaju restart

Mining News Pro - Pilbara Minerals will be shifting up a gear over the next 12 months, as the Ngungaju plant at its Pilgangoora lithium operation sets for a restart and ramp up in Western Australia.

What Canada should do to secure its own supply of critical minerals

Mining News Pro - A report of the Standing Committee on Natural Resources presented before the House of Commons rang the alarm bell on how important it is for Canada to secure a supply of critical minerals, particularly in the face of China’s dominance.

Brazil to ease licencing of newly listed strategic minerals projects

Mining News Pro - The Brazilian government has issued a list of specific metals it aims to boost production of through a recently established policy that seeks to identify projects of minerals deemed of special interest to the country.

OZ Minerals’ funds innovation centre

Mining News Pro - OZ Minerals has established the Arkani Ngura Innovation and Technology Centre with funding from the 2021-22 South Australian budget.

NSW eyes critical minerals investment in 2021-22 budget

Mining News Pro - The New South Wales Government has pledged almost $200 million for mining industries and communities as part of the state’s 2021-22 budget, including a focus on critical minerals exploration.

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