Miner announced record output of chrome and platinum group metals, also said it was seeking to diversify into EV materials.
MANGANESE Mining News
In a High Court decision handed down on 3 October 2017, Justice Meyer found in favour of the taxpayer, United Manganese of Kalahari Proprietary Limited.
The rise of electric vehicles and the quest to find solutions to energy storage for the renewables industry have created a breeding ground for tech experts to develop battery technologies.
The company plans to build and begin operating a hydrometallurgical plant to prove continuous recovery of cathode material
South Africa intends to suspend the granting of applications for prospecting and mining rights as well as any renewals pending a court case to review new mining laws, the Mineral Resources Minister Mosebenzi Zwane said on Thursday.
Manganese is a critical and irreplaceable element used in steel production and used widely as a battery component.
Aside from iron, manganese is the most essential mineral in the production of steel. Which makes manganese the fourth largest traded metal commodity.
The company, however, has decided to stay away from thermal coal assets due mainly to uncertainties over demand linked to climate concerns.
The deal includes a 17% interest in the Port Kembla Coal Terminal, south of Sydney.
PGMs down nearly 10% and manganese production down 24%.
The miner continues to look for new assets, including Anglo American’s 40% stake in their manganese joint venture — Samancor.
Despite the loss and a 94% drop in earnings, analysts believe the company's modest debt of $116 million makes it well-positioned to act on opportunities.
The spin-out from BHP Billiton says it is willing to take on the manganese ore venture if the price is right.
The measure is part of a wider revision of the 2009 mining law that led to Indonesia's export edicts and other regulations.
Company is said to have sent out requests to investment banks as it seeks to hire an adviser to assist in the bidding process for Anglo American's niobium and phosphate business in Brazil.
The country's largest mining union said it had received notice from South32 about the planned cuts and wants the government to intervene.
South32's manganese mines in South Africa are unlikely to restart operations until January, when a major review is expected to be completed.
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The company said is not keen on Rio Tinto's thermal coal assets, currently up for sale.
It may reduce the value of its 60% stake in the Samancor Manganese joint venture, as it keeps furnaces shut due to low prices for the commodity.
Inspections that took place between 2013 and 2014, revealed 16 infractions, nine of which were considered very serious.
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The stock closed in Sydney below the $30 mark, which is the lowest it has traded in the last five years.
The world's largest miner has stepped up its cost-cutting plans as it battles a sharp slide in iron ore, coal and oil prices.