MANGANESE Mining News

South Africa's new mining charter to credit past black deals

The charter produced in 2017, drafted by previous Minerals Minister Mosebenzi Zwane, threatened as many as 100,000 jobs.

Northvolt begins building Europe’s largest lithium-ion battery plant

The battery cell maker is working on the first section of the factory, in Skellefteå in the north of Sweden, which will be completed in 2020 and produce eight gigawatt cell capacity per year.

Cobalt thrifting in EV batteries won’t dent price any time soon

Even best-case, mass early roll-out of new cobalt-light batteries won’t solve cobalt supply issues says new report.

Tesla delivers bad news for cobalt price, boost for rare earths

Electric vehicle manufacturer has reduced cobalt usage in its batteries by 59%.

Australia's South32 sees brighter manganese outlook, shares soar

The Perth-based miner plans to raise its Australian manganese production by 6 percent to 3.3 million wet metric tonnes.

Poor left out of mining profits as 'resource curse' hits Kenya

There were cases of displacement of communities, workers subjected to unsafe conditions, as well as soil, water and air pollution.

Burkina Faso to end tycoon Frank Timis's manganese mining contract

Timis's Pan African Burkina Limited (PAB) acquired the rights to the Tambao mine, which it says holds 100 million tonnes of manganese reserves, in June 2012.

A deep dive into the world’s oceans, lakes, and drill holes

The first company to find an economical way to harvest nodules from the ocean floor could reap a significant windfall.

South Africa's Transnet signs new manganese deal with South32

A total of 12.5 million tonnes of manganese will be transported every year once Transnet signs contracts with nine local manganese producers.

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.