South Africa’s blackouts threaten platinum supply in top miner

Mining News Pro - South Africa’s worst ever power blackouts are threatening platinum and palladium supplies in the top miner, both now and in the years ahead.

GoviEx sells Falea uranium project in Mali

Mining News Pro - GoviEx Uranium is selling its uranium-silver-copper Falea project in Mali to African Energy Metals (TSXV: CUCO) in a C$5.5 million cash and share deal.

Fission announces economics for Patterson Lake South uranium

Mining News Pro - Fission Uranium has announced the results of a feasibility study conducted by Tetra Tech Canada for the Patterson Lake South property in the Athabasca Basin.

World to face potash price crunch as Brazil Potash propels Autazes project toward production

Mining News Pro - High potash prices will likely persist as the world scrambles to bring more production online amidst concerns over food security, privately held developer Brazil Potash says.

Congo picks Symbion to tap methane-filled lake

Mining News Pro - New York’s Symbion Power won a bid to produce electricity from methane trapped in a lake in the eastern Democratic Republic of Congo, the country’s oil minister Didier Budimbu Ntubuanga told Bloomberg.

Toughest material on earth now a reality

Mining News Pro - A group of scientists has measured the highest toughness ever recorded, of any material, while investigating a metallic alloy made of chromium, cobalt, and nickel (CrCoNi).

Surging molybdenum price adds weight to new year rally for copper producers

Mining News Pro - Copper prices started the new year with a bang – touching fresh six-month highs on Tuesday. Copper for delivery in March touched $4.0795 per pound or just shy of $9,000 a tonne, bringing gains for the first week of 2023 to over 8%.

South Star targets Dec. 2023 start for Brazil graphite mine

Mining News Pro - South Star Battery Metals says its Santa Cruz graphite project in eastern Brazil is on track to complete construction and commissioning by December next year.

Two minerals never seen on earth extracted from meteorite sample

Mining News Pro - A team of researchers has discovered at least two minerals never before seen on earth in a 15-tonne meteorite found in Somalia – the ninth-largest meteorite ever found.

Russia’s Sberbank urges Glencore to resolve dispute over oil bill

Mining News Pro - Sberbank on Monday accused Glencore of choosing not to foot a bill for oil supplied via the Russian lender, saying the global commodities trader could have found a way to pay up without violating Western sanctions.

CME cobalt contract use soars above LME as big players join

Mining News Pro - Growing volumes for CME cobalt are expected to help the US exchange win market share in contracts for other materials used in electric vehicles such as lithium and aluminum.

Centamin to up Sukari mining rate by 31% with underground expansion

Based on a report by Australian consultants Entech, Sukari’s capacity has the potential to reach 1.5 million tonnes per annum (Mtpa) of total ore mined. This represents a 31% increase from the current life of mine average of 1.1Mtpa.

Environmentally friendly technology allows for efficient separation of REEs

Mining News Pro - Researchers at the US’s Idaho National Laboratory have taken a water treatment technology and adapted it for selectively separating rare earth elements and transition metals.

Danakali to sell stake in flagship Colluli potash project in Eritrea

Mining News Pro - Australia’s Danakali is selling its 50% stake in the Colluli potash project in Eritrea, Africa, almost 13 years after partnering with the Eritrean National Mining Corporation (ENAMCO) to build the mine.

Rio Tinto ousts Australian uranium unit directors over contentious report

Mining News Pro - Rio Tinto on Monday ousted the chairman and two other board directors at its uranium unit, a key victory in a dispute over potential mining in Australia’s Kakadu national park that had threatened its efforts to rebuild ties with indigenous groups.

Iran Alumina Company import 200 thousand tons of bauxite from Turkey annually

Mining News Pro - The CEO of Iran Alumina, located in Jajarm, North Khorasan province, said that 200,000 tons of bauxite is imported from Turkey every year as the raw material needed for this complex.

Inside Tesla’s drive to keep Musk’s battery promise

Mining News Pro - The secret behind Elon Musk’s goal of selling 20 million Tesla’s a year by 2030 lies in its pioneering battery technology.

Lynas posts record profit on solid rare earths demand

Mining News Pro - Australia’s Lynas Rare Earths posted a record more than three-fold jump in annual profit on Friday, boosted by soaring demand for the specialized metals it mines amid a global push for reducing carbon emissions.

Compost helps extract REEs from e-waste

Mining News Pro - Penn State University researchers are using micro- and nanoparticles created from compost to capture rare earth elements from aqueous solutions containing e-waste.

Germany may resort to nuclear plants to plug Russian gas gap

Mining News Pro - Germany may not be able to replace all its imports of Russian natural gas this winter and might have to resort to nuclear power to plug part of the gap, the nation’s two most powerful leaders said.

Why prehistoric Brits fancied rare quartz

Mining News Pro - Early Neolithic Brits used rock crystal —a rare type of perfectly transparent quartz which forms in large hexagonal gems— to mark their burial sites, according to new archaeological research.

China hikes 2022 rare earth quota by 25% on rising demand

Mining News Pro - China raised its annual rare earth mining output quota by a quarter to a fresh record high in the wake of rising global demand.

How to remove chromium, arsenic from mining-polluted water

Mining News Pro - Researchers at the Oak Ridge National Laboratory have discovered an adsorbent with high selectivity for chromium and arsenic in real conditions where water resources contain many chemically similar elements.

Ex-platinum partners fund manager guilty in $70 million fraud

Mining News Pro - A former Platinum Partners fund manager was found guilty of engaging in a fraud scheme to rig a bond vote at an an oil and gas company.

Sibanye Stillwater CEO says market conditions not ideal for gold M&A

Mining News Pro - South African gold miner Sibanye Stillwater is focused on operational stability and containing costs as market conditions are not conducive for gold mergers and acquisitions, Chief Executive Neal Froneman said on Thursday.

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