Aiming High: Ardea Resources Releases Flattering Goongarrie Study

Ardea Resources (ASX:ARL) has released the results of an expansion study on its flagship Goongarrie nickel-cobalt project that significantly improves the value of the development-stage project in Western Australia. Billed by Ardea as “the largest cobalt resource in the developed world,” Goongarrie is being positioned by the company to be a supplier of high-grade cobalt […]

Environmental Study Looms Over Vedanta’s Copper Smelter

The future of Vedanta’s (LSE:VED) Sterlite copper smelter in Tamil Nadu state in India is fading fast. On Monday (July 23), India’s junior minister for water resources, Arjun Ram Meghwal reported information from the federal pollution regulator, which said that there were high levels of heavy metals in most groundwater samples taken around the 400,000-tonne-per-year […]

Piedmont Delivers Scoping Study for North Carolina Lithium Project

A new scoping study from Piedmont Lithium (ASX:PLL,NASDAQ:PLLL) shows its lithium project in North Carolina will be able to produce 22,700 tonnes of lithium hydroxide per year. The Piedmont project, which is set to have an initial 13-year mine life, will be developed in two stages to minimize upfront capital requirements and start-up risk. According […]