Exploration drilling completed at Ewoyaa

Piedmont Lithium said its partner Atlantic Lithium has completed infill and exploration drilling for the latter’s flagship Ewoyaa project in Ghana.  “The assay results confirm high-grade mineralization, providing further confidence in resource conversion and possible mine life extension,” said the lithium resources developer.  Piedmont is earning a 50% interest in Atlantic Lithium’s spodumene projects in Ghana. The agreement includes an…

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Atlantic Lithium completes Ewoyaa prefeasibility study

Atlantic Lithium, a partner of Piedmont Lithium, has completed a prefeasibility study for its flagship Ewoyaa project located in the Cape Coast region of Ghana. The project will be a primary source of spodumene concentrate for Piedmont’s Tennessee Lithium operations in the United States. Atlantic Lithium said the study demonstrated a production target of approximately 255,000 tons/year of 6% lithium…

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Kinross to suspend operations in Russia

After confirming 23 February that its assets in Russia were unaffected by new U.S sanctions and were operational, the Canadian-based senior miner said 2 March it was in the process of idling its portfolio in the region. Kinross executives said the company is “deeply concerned” about destruction and loss of life in Ukraine and offered support to those suffering in…

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Ghana mining truck explosion kills 13, injures dozens more

The mining town of Apiate, Ghana, has been reduced to rubble after a mining truck carrying explosives reportedly detonated. According to Reuters, the blast on 21 January left a crater 66 feet in width and took with it hundreds of surrounding houses. It also blew the doors and roofs from other buildings. The truck, owned by Maxam, was reportedly working…

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