S.Africa's ARM posts 15% rise in H1 profit on strong manganese business

ARM declared a dividend of 250 cents per share for the first half.

Manganese’s novel chemical state could create more efficient batteries

According to the U.S. Department of Energy’s Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, this new state enables a high-performance, low-cost sodium-ion battery.

Burkina Faso seeks new partner for $1 billion manganese project

Burkina Faso is looking for a new partner to mine the world’s largest manganese deposit after rights disputes thwarted two earlier attempts.

Eramet eyes expansion in electric vehicle metals

Eramet is actively looking at acquisition targets after previously acquiring a lithium deposit in Argentina.

Undersea mining's bizarre origins – a CIA cold war plot

BBC report details 1974 CIA operation to salvage Soviet submarine carrying nuclear missiles under guise of a Howard Hughes-financed seabed manganese mine.

Signs of thaw in South Africa mine fight as Ramaphosa starts

SA mining companies agreed to postpone a legal challenge to the government’s new industry rules after Ramaphosa said he’s committed to finding a solution.

Mining companies are suddenly positive on South Africa again

Cyril Ramaphosa isn’t even president yet and mining companies are already changing their tune on South Africa.

How China is locking up critical resources in the US’s own backyard

China’s global resource grab, and the ramifications for the rest of the world, are on my radar screen. Are they on yours? If not, maybe they should be.

South Africa's Tharisa sets out 2020 growth vision

Miner announced record output of chrome and platinum group metals, also said it was seeking to diversify into EV materials.

Landmark court decision shakes up mineral royalties

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.

Tech guru unveils new battery to challenge lithium-ion

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.

American Manganese completes recycling of 100% of cathode materials

The company plans to build and begin operating a hydrometallurgical plant to prove continuous recovery of cathode material

South Africa intends to suspend issuing mining rights

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 – the third electric vehicle metal no one is talking about

Manganese is a critical and irreplaceable element used in steel production and used widely as a battery component.

Manganese is energy ciritical

Aside from iron, manganese is the most essential mineral in the production of steel. Which makes manganese the fourth largest traded metal commodity.

South32 looking for more coking coal mines

The company, however, has decided to stay away from thermal coal assets due mainly to uncertainties over demand linked to climate concerns.

South32 scoops up Peabody's Metropolitan coal mine in $200m deal

The deal includes a 17% interest in the Port Kembla Coal Terminal, south of Sydney.

South African mining output falls sharply

PGMs down nearly 10% and manganese production down 24%.

South32 posts $1.6bn loss but pays maiden dividend

The miner continues to look for new assets, including Anglo American’s 40% stake in their manganese joint venture — Samancor.

South32 looking for assets despite $1.75bn loss, massive layoffs

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.

South32 in talks with Anglo American to buy manganese unit

The spin-out from BHP Billiton says it is willing to take on the manganese ore venture if the price is right.

Indonesia to ease mineral export ban from 2017

The measure is part of a wider revision of the 2009 mining law that led to Indonesia's export edicts and other regulations.

South32 mulls acquisition of Anglo’s $1bn business in Brazil

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.

More than 400 jobs to go at South32 manganese mine in South Africa

The country's largest mining union said it had received notice from South32 about the planned cuts and wants the government to intervene.

South32 extends South Africa mine closure

South32's manganese mines in South Africa are unlikely to restart operations until January, when a major review is expected to be completed.