Tshipi expansion on the cards for Jupiter

ASX-listed Jupiter Mines has completed a concept study on the expansion of its Tshipi Borwa manganese mine, in South Africa, with a feasibility study expected to start shortly. Jupiter on Tuesday said that the feasibility study will be based on the production of 4.5-million tonnes, a 50% increase on the current 3-million tonnes a year.

Keras’ West Africa project to start producing manganese in 2020

Aim-listed Keras Resources’ Nayega manganese project, in Northern Togo, is expected to start production in the first quarter of 2020, the miner confirmed on Tuesday. The ancillary documentation related to the exploration permit, which is held by Keras’ majority owned subsidiary Société Générale de Mines (SGM), which is currently prohibiting the start of production, will be concluded by year-end.

Keras to receive Nayega manganese mine exploitation permit this week

Aim-listed Keras Resources’ 85%-owned subsidiary Société Générale de Mines (SGM) has received a notification of a decree from a meeting of the Council of Ministers of Togo, held on October 18, permitting SGM to undertake large-scale mining at the Nayega manganese project in northern Togo. Keras anticipates that the all documentation related to the exploitation permit will be signed by SGM and Keras during the course of this week.

Giyani applauds Botswana for joining strategic minerals initiative

Botswana-based manganese developer Giyani Metals has welcomed the news that Botswana has joined the Energy Resource Governance Initiative (ERGI), which supports the discovery of mineral reserves of strategic metals used to make battery electric vehicles (EVs). Under the ERGI, the US will share mining expertise with member countries to help them discover and develop minerals such as lithium, copper and cobalt, as well as advise on management and governance frameworks to help ensure their industries are attractive to international investors.

Giyani awaits final proposals from contractors for Botswana manganese projects

TSX-V-listed Giyani Metals Corporation has launched a tender process to choose a professional mining contractor for reclamation work at the K.Hill and Otse manganese projects, in Botswana. Giyani has identified six professional mining and mineral processing contractors as potential candidates for the reclamation and processing work at both sites, after the Botswana Department of Environmental Affairs approved the company’s environmental management plans.