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Sheila Barradas is Creamer Media Research Coordinator & Senior Deputy Editor.

By Sheila Barradas

Aerial view of Yaramoko mine, in Burkina Faso

Yaramoko mine, Burkina Faso

7th July 2023

A gold mine in the Houndé greenstone belt region, in Balé, in south-western Burkina Faso.  

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Richmond-Julia Creek vanadium project, Australia

7th July 2023

Richmond Vanadium Technology is developing one of the biggest oxide vanadium resources in the world, with the potential to meet increased demand from the speciality steel industry and the... 

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High-purity manganese sulphate monohydrate facility, US

7th July 2023

A feasibility study has confirmed the viability of producing high-purity manganese sulphate monohydrate, to sell to local and international offtake partners, at a Louisiana location. 

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Tennessee lithium project, US

7th July 2023

A definitive feasibility study has demonstrated a robust technical and financial case for Piedmont Lithium to establish a merchant lithium hydroxide manufacturing business. 

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Dolphin tungsten project, Australia – update

7th July 2023

Group 6 Metals has achieved commercial production at the project. 

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Ferrochrome Furnaces smelting complex refurbishment, South Africa – update

7th July 2023

Ironveld completed the first sales of metal products from its Rustenburg smelter in June, as planned. 

Location map of the Goulamina project

Goulamina lithium project, Mali – update

7th July 2023

Leo Lithium has produced its first direct shipping ore material. 

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Kiaka gold project, Burkina Faso – update

7th July 2023

West African Resources has reported that it is fully funded to first gold at its Kiaka gold project. 

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Langer Heinrich uranium restart project, Namibia – update

7th July 2023

Paladin Energy is on track for first uranium production from its restarted Langer Heinrich mine by the first quarter of next year. 

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Makhado hard coking coal project, South Africa – update

7th July 2023

Steady progress has been made with critical early works activities. 

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Mount Peake vanadium/titanium/iron project, Australia – update

7th July 2023

Tivan has indicated that while Mount Peake remains a key asset, it is now expected to play a refocused facilitation role in the commercialisation of the company’s Speewah vanadium/titanium/iron... 

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North American Lithium project, Canada – update

7th July 2023

Sayona Mining has marked another milestone at the project. 

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Phalaborwa Rare Earths Project, South Africa – update

7th July 2023

The consolidation of project ownership has been completed as part of efforts to derisk the project and deliver a definitive feasibility study.  

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Red Chris block cave project, Canada – update

7th July 2023

Newcrest Mining has reported that it may have enough gold and copper deposits to open an entirely new section and extend mining in the area for decades. 

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Sanankoro gold project, Mali – update

7th July 2023

Cora Gold has entered into a mandate letter to appoint Atlantique Finance as the sole adviser in the structuring and mobilisation of a medium-term loan to support the development of Sanankoro. 

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Titanium beneficiation project, South Africa – update

7th July 2023

Nyanza Light Metals has more than 75% of its titanium dioxide pigment signed up. 

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Tuvatu gold project, Fiji – update

7th July 2023

First production is still on track for the fourth quarter of this year. 

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Vanadium recovery project, Finland – update

7th July 2023

The final investment decision deadline has been extended from June until the end of September 2023. 

Location map of the Lindero mine

Lindero mine, Argentina

30th June 2023

A gold/copper mine in Salta, Argentina. 

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Cue gold project, Australia

30th June 2023

The outcomes of a Stage 1 prefeasibility study – one of two stages – have shown Cue as a financially robust, standalone 500 000 t /y operation, with a five-year life-of-mine. 

Image of long section of Saint's nickel mineral resource estimates

Saints nickel project, Australia

30th June 2023

A scoping study has demonstrated potentially strong financial metrics for the project. 

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Belinga Iron Ore project, Gabon – update

30th June 2023

The project is on track for first shipment by the end of this year. 

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High-purity manganese sulphate monohydrate plant, US – update

30th June 2023

Element 25 has signed a definitive agreement with automotive major General Motors to supply up to 32 500 t/y of battery-grade, high-purity manganese sulphate monohydrate. 

Aerial view of the KCGM mine

KCGM mill optimisation project, Australia – update

30th June 2023

Northern Star Resources has approved a A$1.5-billion investment in the KCGM mill expansion project. 

Location map of the Molo graphite project

Molo graphite project, Madagascar – update

30th June 2023

NextSource Materials has produced its first SuperFlake graphite concentrate at the Molo mine. 

Drill rig and the Pebble copper/gold project

Pebble copper/gold/molybdenum/silver/rhenium project, US – update

30th June 2023

The US Army Corps of Engineers extended a deadline to comment on future plans regarding the Pebble copper mine on June 27. 

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Townsville vanadium battery manufacturing facility, Australia – update

30th June 2023

Vecco Group officially opened its Townsville facility on June 22. 

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McPhillamys gold project, Australia

23rd June 2023

Regis Resources, through its subsidiary LFB Resources, plans to build an opencut gold mine and associated 90 km water-supply pipeline through the Blayney, Bathurst and Lithgow local government areas. 

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Whim Creek copper/lead project, Australia

23rd June 2023

A definitive feasibility study has demonstrated Whim Creek as a technically and economically sound polymetallic project and strategic processing hub development in the Pilbara. 

Image of drill core from the La Demajagua project

La Demajagua gold/silver/antimony mine, Cuba

23rd June 2023

GeoMinera and Antilles Gold plan to develop La Demajagua in two stages, with the openpit operating for nine years, to be followed by underground mining. 

Aerial view of the Blackwater project

Blackwater gold project, Canada – update

23rd June 2023

Artemis Gold has committed to additional investments as part of its Phase 1 development of the Blackwater mine to facilitate the potential fast-tracking of the Phase 2 expansion. 

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Cabinda phosphate project, Angola – update

23rd June 2023

Minbos Resources is advancing the development of its Cabinda phosphate project, having awarded an engineering, procurement and construction management contract for the project to Brazil’s EPC... 

Lithium rock face at the Flachani project

Falchani lithium project, Peru – update

23rd June 2023

American Lithium has reported that, if all goes according to plan, construction could begin at Falchani by late 2024 or late 2025. 

Location map of the Goulamina  project

Goulamina lithium project, Mali – update

23rd June 2023

Leo Lithium has flagged a $30-million capital cost increase. 

Aerial view of the Idaho Cobalt Operations

Idaho Cobalt Operations, US – update

23rd June 2023

Jervois Global will accelerate exploration at the Idaho Cobalt Operations, and a bankable feasibility study for a cobalt refinery in the US as funding from the US government gets under way. 

Location map of the Jaguar project mineral resources deposits

Jaguar nickel sulphide project, Brazil – update

23rd June 2023

Centaurus Metals has reached an agreement with Vale Base Metals to acquire all the offtake rights for the nickel products from the project. 

Image of drill rigs at the Kachi project

Kachi lithium brine project, Argentina – update

23rd June 2023

Lake Resources is targeting the completion of a definitive feasibility study by December 2023. 

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Kalgoorlie rare earths processing facility, Australia – update

23rd June 2023

Lynas Rare Earths has highlighted labour shortages as a potential challenge to the development of its Kalgoorlie rare earths processing facility. 

longitudinal section exploration targets at the Kanmantoo project

Kanmantoo underground project – Stage 1, Australia – update

23rd June 2023

Hillgrove Resources has made a final investment decision on the project. 

Image of mineralisation footprint at the Kasiya project

Kasiya rutile project, Malawi – update

23rd June 2023

Sovereign Metals has started a graphite bulk sample programme for qualification, downstream testwork and product development purposes. 

Rendering of the Mardie SoP project

Mardie salt and potash project, Australia – update

23rd June 2023

BCI Minerals has flagged a cost blow-out at its Mardie potash project while warning of delays to first production.  

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