All articles by Alex Donaldson

Alex Donaldson

Newmont suspends mining activities at Mexico gold project

The suspension arose after a mine workers’ union announced strike action at the project over a dispute regarding profit sharing.

Jubilee secures six-year chrome deal in South Africa

The deal will see Jubilee retrofit a disused processing facility to process chrome ore, with potential to expand to double the size.

MAC shareholders approve Cobar purchase

The copper and silver project has been owned and operated by Glencore’s subsidiary Cobar since 1999.

South32 hires RBC to purchase Botswana copper

The 60,000 tonnes per annum copper project, which also extracts silver, has been on the market since early 2022.

Chilean copper technology company Ceibo attracts $30m of investment

Ceibo will use the funding to advance the scale-up of its novel copper leaching technology.

New South Wales issues Newcrest final prevention notice over aerial pollution

The notice means that the Cadia mine must provide the NSW EPA with up-to-date information on what pollution is being emitted.

Codelco begins negotiations with SQM to extend its lithium contract

The contract refers to the Salar De Atacama lithium project, which has been in operation since 1994.

Myanmar’s autonomous Wa State outlines plans for mining shutdown

Wa State’s Government will enforce the improvement in safety measures and resolution of pay disputes with workers.

Lifezone begins offtake tendering for Kabanga nickel project

Tanzanian miner Lifezone has begun negotiations with EV companies to purchase the products of its BHP-backed Kabanga nickel mine.

US halts progress on proposed copper mine on indigenous land

Rio Tinto hopes that the mine can provide 25% of US copper but would build it on land of religious significance for the Apache tribe.