The graphite industry is on an upward trend with increasing prices and rising demand, underpinned by the rapid uptake of lithium-ion batteries, according to Roskill.
China’s Tianqi Lithium has agreed to buy around a quarter of Chilean lithium company, SQM, for $US4.07 billion ($5.42 billion).
The World Gold Council (WGC) has released an essay collection called Gold 2048, which claims that due to an expanding middle class contingent in countries like China and India, demand for gold will rise.
MMG’s Dugald River zinc mine in Queensland has achieved commercial production. The Chinese controlled, ASX-listed company reported this week that commercial production started on May 1.
Global gold demand has dropped 7 per cent in the first quarter of 2018 due to weaker investment, according to the latest trends report from the World Gold Council (WGC).
Fortescue Metals Group has exported its one billionth tonne of iron ore from the Pilbara in Western Australia, a decade after the company’s first commercial shipment from Port Hedland.
Australian gold company ABC Refinery, which produces ABC Bullion products, has received accreditation from the prestigious Shanghai Gold Exchange (SGE), the body through which all official export gold sales to China must be processed.
Australian gold output reached its highest mark since 1999 last year, maintaining the country’s place as the world’s second largest producer behind China, the latest data from Surbiton Associates has revealed.
According to the World Gold Council (WGC), these were the top-performing gold companies globally in 2017, measured in terms of produced ounces (oz).
The global iron ore market is evolving due to Chinese policy changes. Carpentaria Resources wants to capitalise on these changes at its high-quality Hawsons project.
Australia’s coal export values have hit a new peak of $56.5 billion in 2017, according to the latest trade data from the Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS).
Global gold mine production finished 2017 fractionally higher than the previous year, according to the World Gold Council (WGC).
Following positive reception to a $12 million capital raising venture announced on January 30, Hastings Technology Metals is to restructure its raising from a shareholder purchase plan to a non-renounceable 1-in-17 rights issue.
Australian liquefied natural gas (LNG) exports hit 56.8 million tonnes (Mt) in 2017, jumping 26.3 per cent from 44.9Mt in the previous year.
Iron ore and coking coal prices have jumped to a three-month high, resulting in a strong finish to the year. Iron ore prices have averaged at $70.60 over the year compared to $56.50 in 2016.
Fortescue Metals Group has christened its new ore carrier ‘FMG Matilda’ at a celebratory event in Guangzhou, China.
Rio Tinto has formed a mineral exploration collaborative partnership with China’s Minmetals.
Businessman Clive Palmer has described his victory in the long-running royalties battle against Chinese state-owned government enterprise Citic Pacific in the Pilbara as a “win for all Australians”.
Montezuma Mining has released a report highlighting what it calls a ‘tech metal supercycle’, the material supply of manganese for electric vehicles (EVs).
MMG managing director Jerry Jiao has expressed plans for the Chinese miner’s expansion and desire for new investments.