Stay on top of the most read articles on the Australian Mining website over the past week, including the approval of new mine development in Queensland.
Galaxy Resources is set to become the largest shareholder in Alliance Mineral Assets following the joint announcement of a $32.5 million raising.
Lithium expert Joe Lowry has estimated the global market for the commodity needs investment of at least US$12 billion ($17.32 billion) in the next five years for the supply to match its growing demand.
Rio Tinto is strengthening a commitment to become a key supplier of materials for battery and electric technologies at the Jadar lithium project in Serbia and at its copper ventures around the world.
Engineering contractor Civmec has recorded a 51 per cent increase to its order book in the March quarter on the back of major contract wins with BHP and Albemarle.
Galaxy Resources has returned its strongest month of production to date during April at the Mt Cattlin operation in Western Australia.
Strong results from Western Australia’s resources sector has provided the basis for the state’s first return to budget surplus in five years.
Lithium companies Lepidico and Desert Lion have announced they will merge to create a “global leader in the development of lithium chemicals from Lepidolite.”
Talison Lithium has awarded Mondium a $100 million contract for the design and construction of a new tailing retreatment processing plant at the Greenbushes mine in Western Australia.
Stay on top of the most read articles on the Australian Mining website over the past week, including an opportunity for further growth at Pilbara Minerals’ lithium site at Pilgangoora.
Wesfarmers’ hunt for access to metals needed for electric vehicles (EVs) has accelerated with a $776 million takeover offer for Australian lithium company, Kidman Resources.
Labor leader Bill Shorten has pledged to invest $75 million in the discovery of mining resources should he win the upcoming federal election.
Altura Mining has steadily increased production at its Pilgangoora lithium mine in Western Australia following commissioning of the site during the March quarter.
Alliance Mineral Assets has formed a joint venture (JV) with China-based Jiangxi Special Electric Motor that will enable it to sell and produce battery-grade lithium hydroxide.
Pilbara Minerals is on the hunt for offtake partners for stage three of the Pilgangoora lithium-tantalum project in Western Australia following the completion of a scoping study.
Metso has won a contract to supply pyro-processing and comminution equipment to Albemarle’s Kemerton lithium plant near Bunbury, Western Australia.
The Australian Government is providing a $25 million grant to an industry-led battery research centre in Perth, Western Australia, which recognises the state as a global leader in the production and export of future battery materials, technologies and expertise.
Lithium Australia has acquired a significant interest in battery recycling company Envirostream in line with the Australian Government’s critical minerals ambition in 2019.
Australia has mapped out its 2019 critical minerals strategy which envisions the country as a world leader in exploration, extraction, production and the processing of critical minerals.
Pilbara Minerals has declared commercial production at its Pilgangoora lithium-tantalum project in Western Australia and is looking for partners to support its stage three offtake.