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Ancuabe costs lower as output increased
11th July 2023 By: Esmarie Iannucci

An updated definitive feasibility study (DFS) into the Ancuabe graphite project, in Mozambique, has resulted in a decrease in up-front capital expenditure (capex) and an increase in expected yearly... 

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Mining turnover falls - ABS
11th July 2023 By: Esmarie Iannucci

New data by the Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) has shown that mining turnover continues to fall, with the mining industry reporting the largest fall in the 13 selected industries during... 

Tirupati progresses optimisation trial work at new Mozambique projects
10th July 2023 By: Marleny Arnoldi

Since London-listed Tirupati Graphite acquired the Montepuez and Balama Central projects, in Mozambique, in April, the company has completed various workstreams to optimise these projects. In a... 

Qld undertakes critical minerals trade mission to Asia
10th July 2023 By: Esmarie Iannucci

The Queensland government will head a trade mission to Japan, South Korea and Singapore to shore up investment in Queensland’s critical minerals, hydrogen and sustainable aviation fuel industries.... 

Solar portion of Molo mine’s hybrid power plant completed
7th July 2023 By: Tasneem Bulbulia

Construction of the solar farm portion of the solar hybrid power plant at NextSource Materials' Molo graphite mine, in Madagascar, has been completed. The solar hybrid plant is owned and operated... 

Hydro Power Equipment (HPE) director Ulrich Kienle.
Water power in underground mining has gone mainstream, says HPE
6th July 2023 By: Martin Creamer

The long-standing use of water to cool underground mines is increasingly providing the opportunity to apply the free water pressure head that this offers to energise mining equipment. High-pressure... 

Nickel is expected to face shortages of between 10% and 20% by the end of the decade.
McKinsey adds to warnings of metals shortages for clean energy
5th July 2023 By: Bloomberg

McKinsey & Co. joined the growing chorus warning that metals considered key to the clean-energy transition face shortages in coming years, potentially suppressing the adoption of electric cars,... 

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WA strengthens critical minerals ties with Indonesia
4th July 2023 By: Esmarie Iannucci

The Western Australian government has signed a Plan of Action with Indonesia's Chamber of Commerce and Industry (KADIN) powering critical minerals investment and opportunities between the two... 

Walkabout finalises Gemcorp debt
4th July 2023 By: Esmarie Iannucci

Graphite developer Walkabout Resources has executed the agreement for a senior debt facility worth up to $25-million with Gemcorp. The debt facility will consist of a $20-million Tranche A and a... 

MRC takes full ownership of Skaland
3rd July 2023 By: Esmarie Iannucci

Mineral sands and graphite producer Mineral Commodities (MRC) will take full ownership of the Skaland graphite project, in Norway, after settling a dispute with project partner BSG Mining. MRC... 

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Australia's resource exports forecast to drop
3rd July 2023 By: Esmarie Iannucci

Australia’s export earnings are expected to fall over the next two years to 2025 as energy prices return to levels seen before Russia’s invasion of Ukraine. In the latest Resources and Energy... 

US Department of State Bureau of Energy Resources Office of Energy Transformation acting director Scott Woodard.
Clean hydrogen could be virtually zero cost, US energy diplomat tells London Indaba
30th June 2023 By: Martin Creamer

The main founders of the Inflation Reduction Act envision the US legislation as a clean energy bill to lower the costs of green energy technologies for everyone around the world as well as being... 

Business for South Africa chairperson Martin Kingston
Private sector working with government on multiple work streams to end loadshedding
29th June 2023 By: Martin Creamer

The private sector is so far working with government on six of the ten energy crisis work streams, for which business raised R100-million to procure skills and expertise for donation on an arm's... 

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Qld unveils its own critical minerals plans
27th June 2023 By: Esmarie Iannucci

The Queensland government has unveiled its own Critical Minerals Strategy, which would oversee a A$245-million investment into growing Queensland’s critical mineral sector. Premier Annastacia... 

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Ministers meet on critical minerals aims
27th June 2023 By: Esmarie Iannucci

Federal, state and Territory Ministers For Resources And Mining have expressed support for Australia’s critical minerals sector and reaffirmed a commitment to attract foreign investment for... 

Miners must limit environmental impacts - King
26th June 2023 By: Esmarie Iannucci

Australia’s mining and downstream processing companies would need to move to a more sustainable footing in order to benefit from the future demand of critical minerals, federal Resources Minister... 

WA's mining contributed A$98.9bn to economy in 21-22 - CME
26th June 2023

An annual survey into the Western Australian resources sector has found that the state’s mining, energy and contractor industries contributed a direct A$98.98-billion to Australia’s economy in... 

BMI outlines most prominent mineral, metal trends for the coming years
22nd June 2023 By: Marleny Arnoldi

Research firm BMI says the metals and mining industry will continue to grapple with changing metal consumption patterns, accelerating demand for critical minerals and heightened governmental... 

Molo mine employees with the first tonne of SuperFlake concentrate produced at the mine
NextSource's Molo mine produces first SuperFlake graphite concentrate
22nd June 2023 By: Creamer Media Reporter

TSX-listed NextSource Materials has produced its first SuperFlake graphite concentrate at the Molo mine, in Madagascar. The first tonne of production comprises +48 mesh jumbo size, or SuperFlake,... 

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Auto firms race to secure non-Chinese graphite for EVs as shortages loom
21st June 2023 By: Reuters

Automakers, including Tesla and Mercedes, are rushing to lock in graphite supply from outside dominant producer China, as demand for electric vehicle (EV) batteries outpaces other uses for the... 

Sovereign starts graphite bulk sample programme at Malawi project
20th June 2023 By: Creamer Media Reporter

ASX-listed Sovereign Metals has started a graphite bulk sample programme at its Kasiya project, in Malawi, for qualification, downstream test work and product development purposes. The company is... 

Talga secures debt facility for Vittangi
20th June 2023 By: Esmarie Iannucci

The European Investment Bank (EIB) has approved a €150-million senior debt facility that will underpin battery materials company Talga Group’s Vittangi anode project, in Sweden. Talga on Tuesday... 

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King unveils Critical Minerals Strategy
20th June 2023 By: Esmarie Iannucci

The federal government has unveiled its new Critical Minerals Strategy, highlighting six focus areas to help grow Australia’s critical minerals wealth, create jobs, and strengthen global clean... 

High quality of end products reaffirmed at Blencowe’s Uganda project
19th June 2023 By: Tasneem Bulbulia

Aim-listed Blencowe Resources announces that additional metallurgical test work on its Orom-Cross graphite project, in northern Uganda, has been completed by a Chinese graphite technical specialist... 

Australia's ANZ looks to expand lending to critical minerals sector
14th June 2023 By: Reuters

Australian lender ANZ Group is looking at opportunities to invest more in the critical minerals sector as part of its efforts to support decarbonisation and has recently backed its first... 

Graphite One sells NSR on Graphite Creek
14th June 2023 By: Creamer Media Reporter

TSX-V-listed Graphite One has sold a 1% net smelter royalty (NSR) interest against certain claims that make up part of the Graphite Creek project, in Alaska. Under the terms of the NSR agreement,... 

Walkabout closer to debt funding for Lindi Jumbo
14th June 2023 By: Esmarie Iannucci

Graphite developer Walkabout Resources has cleared another hurdle in a $20-million debt facility for its Lindi Jumbo project, in Tanzania, with Gemcorp Investment Committee approving the... 

Minerals Council South Africa CEO Roger Baxter 
I’ll somehow re-emerge in the mining sector at some point in the future, says Baxter
13th June 2023 By: Martin Creamer

I’ll somehow re-emerge in the mining sector at some point in the future, outgoing Minerals Council South Africa CEO Roger Baxter said on Tuesday, when spoke to Mining Weekly in a Teams interview.... 

Black Rock raises cash
13th June 2023 By: Esmarie Iannucci

Graphite developer Black Rock Mining will raise A$10-million in a share placement to institutional and sophisticated investors, to fund working capital to complete the debt process and... 

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Unlocking opportunities through addressing regional issues
9th June 2023 By: Nadine Ramdass

Despite growth in the Mozambique mining industry, operations continue to encounter challenges – such as poor public infrastructure, inefficient logistics networks, equipment supply constraints and... 

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