Lithium: Chinese companies continue to advance ROW lithium project ties

Minera Salar Blanco (MSB), part owner of the Maricunga Joint Venture with Bearing Lithium and Lithium Power International, has entered into a non-binding memorandum of understanding (MOU) with Sichuan Fulin Industrial Group to explore co-operation opportunities.  This includes a potential equity purchase in MSB ranging from 20–50% and a funding… Read more

Batteries: CATL seeks RMB13Bn (US$2Bn) in IPO to finance growth

Contemporary Amperex Technology Co. Ltd. (CATL) of China plans to list on the Growth Enterprise Market (GEM) and raise RMB13.12Bn (US$2Bn). By publicly issuing 217M shares, accounting for 10% of capitalization after the offering, CATL’s value would be over RMB130Bn (US$19.5Bn).  The market value of CATL was only RMB84Bn in… Read more

Chrome: Timmins city bid to host Noront Resources ferrochrome smelter

Roskill View: Canadian Noront Resources operates in Ontario, within the so-called the Ring of Fire, which includes chromite deposits acquired in 2015 and 2016. Once Noront Resources completes development of its flagship Eagle’s Nest Ni-Cu-PGE mine, the next projects on its horizon are the Blackbird and Black Thor chromite deposits.… Read more

Gecko Salt plans 1Mtpy expansion

Gecko Salt, a subsidiary of Gecko Namibia, is planning to expand its capacity to 1Mtpy, although no further details were announced as to the time frame or investment required. The company currently perates a salt plant located at Cape Cross some 120km north of Swakopmund in Namibia.  The operation is… Read more

Indaba competition announcement!

Congratulations to… Peter Albert who is the winner of our iPad Air competition. We thank you all who took the time to speak with us at Indaba and entered the competition. African Mining Reports In response to demand for in-depth, mining-related information on Africa, Roskill has launched the Africa Mining Report… Read more

Fluorspar industry looks to 2017 market recovery

New projects on track for development despite challenging industry conditions The global fluorspar industry is looking ahead to more positive times following several years of challenging market conditions, according to participants at Industrial Minerals’ Fluorspar 2015 conference in Marrakech, Morocco, which was held on 6-8 October. Acid-grade fluorspar (acidspar) supply… Read more

Roskill’s NEW report on Proppants and Frac Sands – North America

Roskill is delighted  to announce that its latest report on Proppants: North American  Industry Markets & Outlook has been published. If you’re involved with proppants or frac sands in any way, it will help you make the right decisions. The tempo of development of the industry is unprecedented in the mineral extractive industries… Read more

Roskill’s NEW report on Manganese

Roskill is pleased to announce its latest report Manganese: Market Outlook to 2020 has been published. This 2015 edition covers supply, demand and prices, with detailed, evidence-based forecasts covering a five timespan If you’re involved with manganese in any way, it will help you make the right decisions. To order… Read more

Mineral sands industry warns on high-grade deposit depletion

Roskill’s latest article on the Zirconium market provides insights into the latest developments in the industry addressed at the Informa’s Mineral Sands 2015 conference in Melbourne and how they may affect future supply and demand, as well as influence prices going forward. This article can be downloaded by clicking on the… Read more

Roskill’s 2015 Antimony report – now ready to order

Roskill is pleased to announce that its latest report World Market for Antimony to 2025* is due to be published. If you’re involved with antimony in any way, this report will help you make the right decisions. For more information on this report please visit Roskill’s Antimony page. To order… Read more