Altamin’s largest shareholder and suitor backs US$65m Gorno deal with Appian

Altamin has received an unexpected show of support for its US$65m Gorno funding deal with Appian. Its unwelcome suitor – and largest shareholder – VBS Exchange.


That’s an offer we can only refuse: In Italy, Altamin knows what it’s worth

Take your pick – grossly undervalued; fails to take in Altamin’s swag of future battery metals exploring; the Gorno prospects alone and a cash offer that’s about one-tenth the company’s net present value.


Morocco seeks to boost cobalt output

Morocco aims to exploit its cobalt reserves as part of the supply chain for rechargeable batteries, a senior official at the state hydrocarbons and mining agency told Reuters.

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Invitation to public meeting

Invitation to Public Meeting (community presentation on proposed Monica mine plans)

Invito all'incontro aperto al pubblico per la presentazione del progetto minerario Monica


 London Metal Exchange (LME) zinc rocketed to a 14-year high of $3,944 per tonne.


Alta Zinc (AZI.AX) has released an updated resource estimate on its Gorno zinc project Italy

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Goldman Sachs ramps
up cobalt trading 

Battery metal in hot demand because of electric vehicle boom but hedging options are scant


Glencore Annual
Report 2020

Responsibly Sourcing The Commodities That Advance Everyday Life.

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Zinc Batteries Scalable Alternative to Lithium

Lithium-ion batteries are the most popular battery storage option today

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Top 14 UBS battery
metals forecasts

The new UBS report on battery raw materials was laudatory of Volkswagen’s ID.3


Zinc TC/RC falls to $191 in tight market

A zinc miner and a smelter have agreed to a treatment and refining charge (TC/RC) of $191 per tonne


IZA launches Zinc Battery Initiative to promote and foster zinc battery technology

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The lead and zinc season, despite the requests, seems to be over, at least for now.


Appian signs on for zinc play in Italy

London-based Appian Natural Resources Fund is offering to spend up to A$94 million (US$65 million) on the redevelopment of the Altamin's Gorno mine in Italy in return for a 67.4% interest.


Why Altamin is the ultimate Italian-Australian multitasker

Altamin’s goal of becoming Europe’s next battery metals producer is no pipe dream – it’s an achievable objective already underpinned by the Aussie-listed multitasker’s economic Gorno lead-zinc project in Italy.


Shareholders support Altamin

Stock analysis veteran and lover of the resources game, Peter Strachan, is back for another instalment of the Rock Yarns podcast. 


Copper set for best week since October on supply crunch

Copper prices eased on Friday as investors braced for a U.S. interest rate hike in March, but were headed for their biggest weekly gains since October supported by tight supply.


Copper prices rose for a third day on Wednesday as China, the biggest consumer, stimulated its economy.


Alta Zinc is hoping to put past missteps at the Gorno behind it and is pushing ahead with “Gorno 2.0” 

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Assessing zinc’s place in the metals boom

Amid the broader post-COVID bull run across the commodities complex, base metal mainstays zinc

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The Bull
18 Share Tips

This emerging exploration and development company recently released high grade results


Silver Consumption in the Global Automotive Sector

Automakers today are increasingly relying on silver to enable the vast technological advances


Global zinc demand to outpace production

Production to rise, but 
surplus will narrow.

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How the race for renewable energy is reshaping politics

As the transition from fossil fuels to clean energy gathers speed, what does it mean for global politics?

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Global Translation’s podcast explores China’s decades-long strategy to secure vital materials.


Altamin’s Gorno zinc play poised for take-off with US$65m funding deal

Altamin’s plan to develop its advanced Gorno zinc project has received a giant leg-up after the company secured a US$65m ($94m) funding deal from global specialist mining private equity fund Appian.


    Gigafactories Europe Berlin Event

Benchmark’s inaugural Battery Megafactories Europe 2022 event in Berlin was an outstanding success that zeroed in on a number of pertinent points for the continent’s EV and battery supply chain. 

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Public meeting presentation materials

Public Meeting (community presentation on proposed Monica mine plans)

Incontro aperto al pubblico per la presentazione del progetto minerario Monica


Supply fears boost aluminium and zinc prices

Aluminium and zinc prices climbed on Tuesday, with buying spurred on by concerns over supply disruptions because of prolonged high power prices, while industrial metals in general were boosted by a weaker dollar.

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A trebling of contained metal has delivered Alta Zinc Ltd exactly the kind of resource upgrade it needed.


ALTA Zinc says it has more than doubled tonnes,

boosted the grade by 40%

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Copper Intensity of Renewable Energy

The world is moving away from fossil fuels, towards large-scale adoption of clean energy technologies.

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China Hones Control
Over Manganese

Chinese firms join a cartel-like group to tighten output in key products, spurring prices and rival projects

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EV Battery Startup Italvolt To Build Gigafactory

Italian battery startup Italvolt has confirmed federal and local government support

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US-based engineers have joined forces to develop high-voltage reference batteries

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Cobalt market set to be in deficit for ten years

Cobalt is used extensively in batteries, particularly for electric vehicles


Green Deal

The European Commission has set out along the road to achieving a climate neutral economy by 2050.