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Lindian raises cash for Rift Valley buy
12th July 2023 By: Esmarie Iannucci

Rare earths developer Lindian Resources will raise A$35-million in a share placement to fund the third-tranche payment of its acquisition of the Kangankunde rare earths project, in Malawi. The... 

China rare earths body offers cash rewards for illegal mining tipoffs
11th July 2023 By: Reuters

The China Rare Earth Industry Association will offer a cash reward for tipoffs on the illegal mining, processing and smuggling of rare earths, the association said on Wechat on Tuesday. The... 

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.... 

NioCorp announces offtake term sheet with Stellantis
7th July 2023 By: Creamer Media Reporter

Canada-headquartered NioCorp Developments has signed an offtake term sheet with automotive group Stellantis, outlining the framework for a ten-year contract to supply neodymium-praseodymium oxide,... 

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,... 

Altona confirms another round of drilling on Moz rare earths project
5th July 2023 By: Marleny Arnoldi

London-listed Altona has confirmed a new drilling programme on the Monte Muambe rare earths project, in Mozambique, will start on July 15. The company has contracted Spartan Drilling Services for... 

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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... 

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... 

Longonjo’s initial capex requirement reduced to $200m
28th June 2023 By: Tasneem Bulbulia

London-listed Pensana has outlined details of a revised financing and development strategy which will see the Longonjo operation, in Angola, being fully funded into production. A revised execution... 

Phalaborwa gypsum stacks
Rainbow signs agreement to obtain full ownership of Phalaborwa
28th June 2023 By: Darren Parker

Rare earths mining company Rainbow Rare Earths has signed an agreement with phosphate mining company Bosveld Phosphates to ensure it obtains 100% ownership of the Phalaborwa rare earths project, in... 

NASA sees moon lunar mining trial within the next decade
28th June 2023 By: Reuters

NASA is looking to develop resources on the moon that initially include oxygen and water, and eventually may expand to iron and rare earths, and has already taken steps toward excavating moon soil... 

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... 

Christina Ramotsabi, Multotec Process Engineering GM
Multotec’s 12-turn spiral goes to work in the mineral sands sector
23rd June 2023 By: Cameron Mackay

Responding to the needs of the mineral sands sector, process equipment specialist Multotec has developed its first 12-turn spiral concentrator. Multotec Process Engineering GM Christina Ramotsabi... 

Serra Verde starts commissioning Brazil rare earths mine
23rd June 2023 By: Creamer Media Reporter

Serra Verde, the developer of an integrated rare earth element (REE) mining and processing operation in Brazil, has begun commissioning the first phase of operations at its Pela Ema deposit, paving... 

An emerald green brine pond at a lithium operation in Bolivia, in South America
Significant opportunity
23rd June 2023 By: Halima Frost

Recently founded NewCo – a multibillion-dollar collaboration between US-based chemical manufacturing corporation Livent Corporation and Australia-based global lithium chemicals company Allkem – is... 

Qld awards A$20m early works contract for CopperString
22nd June 2023 By: Esmarie Iannucci

The Queensland government has set aside A$594-million in its Budget to start construction of CopperString 2032, announcing on Thursday that a A$20-million early works package for engineering and... 

Arafura fields Canadian interest for Nolans funding
20th June 2023 By: Esmarie Iannucci

Rare earths developer Arafura Rare Earths has received a letter of interest from Canadian credit export agency Export Development Canada (EDC) for the provision of a potential $300-million in... 

Labour shortages nips at Lynas in Kalgoorlie
20th June 2023 By: Esmarie Iannucci

Rare earths miner Lynas has highlighted labour shortages as a potential challenge to the development of its Kalgoorlie rare earths processing facility. The company this week noted that... 

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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... 

Ionic produces first REO from Belfast plant
19th June 2023 By: Esmarie Iannucci

Junior Ionic Rare earths has started rare earth oxide (REO) production at its magnet recycling demonstration plant, in Belfast in the UK. “Our Belfast facility is key to us harnessing our... 

IonicRE progresses resource expansion drilling at Makuutu project
15th June 2023 By: Marleny Arnoldi

ASX-listed Ionic Rare Earths (IonicRE) says the Phase 5 drill programme on its 60%-owned Makuutu rare earths project, in Uganda, is advancing according to plan. The company says, in a release,... 

Wits University DigiMine Laboratory head Ahsan Mahboob
Wits University’s DigiMine aiming to serve as green data powerhouse for mining industry
14th June 2023 By: Martin Creamer

Most mining countries have already databased their green energy minerals and critical minerals and made them public so that investors and their global partners can evaluate national production... 

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... 

Sierra Rutile warns of another low quarter of production
14th June 2023 By: Esmarie Iannucci

Rare earths miner Sierra Rutile has flagged lower production for the June quarter, ahead of its quarterly report, noting that operations in Sierra Leone were being hampered by power disruptions... 

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.... 

Drill cores recovered at the Makuutu project in Uganda
IonicRE appoints COO to help deliver the Makuutu project
13th June 2023 By: Creamer Media Reporter

Mineral exploration company Ionic Rare Earths (IonicRE) has appointed experienced mining executive Dr Tommie van der Walt COO. “This significant addition to our executive team demonstrates our... 

WA Kaolin sells Kwinana property
13th June 2023 By: Esmarie Iannucci

Junior WA Kaolin has struck a A$7-million sales agreement for its Kwinana property, in Western Australia. The company on Tuesday reported that it had inked a term sheet with Coogee Chemicals for... 

An image of Rainbow Rare Earths nonexecutive director Darryll Castle
Darryll Castle joins Rainbow board as nonexec director
12th June 2023 By: Tasneem Bulbulia

Darryll Castle has been appointed nonexecutive director of London-listed Rainbow Rare Earths, which owns the Phalaborwa project, in South Africa, and the Gakara project, in Burundi. His appointment... 

Mozambique rare earths miner lists on LSE
9th June 2023 By: Marleny Arnoldi

The LSE has welcomed its newest resource exploration and development company, Altona Rare Earths, to its main market. Altona has raised £2-million, or $2.5-million, through an oversubscribed... 

Namibia bans export of unprocessed critical minerals
9th June 2023 By: Reuters

Namibia has banned the export of unprocessed lithium and other critical minerals, the government announced on Thursday, as it seeks to profit from growing global demand for metals used in clean... 

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NT moves on Middle Arm Sustainable Development Precinct
9th June 2023 By: Esmarie Iannucci

The Northern Territory government has issued ‘not to deal’ commitments to five proponents over specific parcels of land at the Middle Arm Sustainable Development Precinct, as part of the... 

Q Global Commodities CEO Quinton van der Burgh (left) and Marula Mining CEO Jason Brewer.
Lithium-pioneering Marula to be additionally listed on JSE, CEO tells Junior Indaba
7th June 2023 By: Martin Creamer

In conjunction with a proposed Aim listing in London, Marula Mining is going to have an additional listing on the Johannesburg Stock Exchange (JSE), Marula Mining CEO Jason Brewer told the Junior... 

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