Regis Resources has received ministerial approval for its acquisition of IGO’s 30 per cent interest in the Tropicana gold mine in Western Australia.
Australian Mines has continued to seek offtake partners for the Sconi nickel-cobalt project in Queensland.
Tesla chief executive Elon Musk has declared nickel supply as a major concern for the company’s battery production, which could spark future deals with Australian nickel miners.
The mining industry has been a frontrunner in adopting new technologies over the past decade, with electrification serving as the next frontier for a cleaner and cost-effective future.
Glencore will supply cobalt to Chinese battery manufacturer Green Eco-manufacture Hi-tech (GEM) for an additional five years after expanding their partnership.
Keeping personnel safe and protected is an essential part of a productive and efficient mine site. Auto Electrical Imports now offers a complete package of mine safety compliance equipment for heavy and light vehicles.
Galaxy Resources is anticipating that its Sal de Vida lithium mine in Argentina will enter production in time for a surge in lithium demand.
Tesla chief executive Elon Musk is pushing miners to produce more nickel as an ingredient of lithium-ion batteries used in its electronic vehicles (EVs) with the incentive of a “giant” contract.
Western Australia could soon become a lithium-ion battery cathode manufacturer, according to a Department of Industry, Innovation and Science report.
As Australia establishes itself as a hub for critical minerals, its relationships with nations such as China, India, Korea and Japan are also developing. Australian Mining investigates how international relationships in the critical minerals space will be unique.
Northern Minerals plans to use renewable energy to power the Browns Range rare earth operation in Western Australia.
Potash mines may soon target the battery market after Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute (RPI) researchers created a potassium metal battery that closely mimics the performance of their lithium-ion counterparts.
GR Engineering Services and EcoGraf could form an engineering, procurement and construction contract for the development of a 20,000 tonnes a year battery graphite facility in Western Australia.
Veolia Water Technologies engineered and designed the production process that recovers lithium carbonate and sulfate of potash from clay deposits using HPD evaporation and crystallisation systems.
Syrah Resources has delivered first production of purified spherical graphite from its battery anode material (BAM) plant in Louisiana in the United States.
Independent Group has identified value-maximising streams for its Nova operation in Western Australia, causing it to progress a feasibility study on its downstream nickel sulphate facility.
The Western Australian Government is set to introduce a royalty arrangement for lithium producers to encourage downstream processing and manufacturing in the state.
Graphite producer Magnis Energy Technologies non-executive director Michael Stanley Whittingham has been awarded the 2019 Nobel Prize in chemistry.
Syrah Resources plans to take “immediate action” in response to the sudden decrease in graphite prices, which may plummet further later this year.
Rapid technological change is affecting what we mine, especially as many developing economies can now skip some of the stages of modernisation that advanced economies have been through.