MANGANESE Mining News

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.

Eric Coffin: Base metals or precious metals

With the Yuan devaluation, interest rate hikes, and stock market volatility, Eric Coffin explores what commodities merit your investment dollars.

South32 survives mining sector slump, to cut $350m in costs until 2018

The company said is not keen on Rio Tinto's thermal coal assets, currently up for sale.

South32 mulls writing down stake in South African manganese venture

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.

Chile regulator seeks sanctions against Lundin’s Candelaria mine

Inspections that took place between 2013 and 2014, revealed 16 infractions, nine of which were considered very serious.

'Skinny' South32 disappoints on debut

Market valuation at lower end of expectations on worries over dearth of reserves. BHP stock falls 6%.

How to position your portfolio for the coming gold upturn: Alphatox's Etienne Moshevich

In this interview with The Gold Report, Moshevich discusses 11 gold, manganese and graphite companies with management teams that have the skills to ride the wave to create shareholder value.

New low in oil prices drags BHP Billiton stock below 2009 levels

The stock closed in Sydney below the $30 mark, which is the lowest it has traded in the last five years.

BHP warns more cost cuts, management shake up before demerger

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.