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Michael McCrae

Mining Audiences and Data Intelligence Manager

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Michael McCrae is leading Kitco's coverage of the mining sector. McCrae, who has both an MBA and CMA, knows how to build digital media properties. He was co-founder and publisher of, an award-winning news site. Before coming to media, McCrae worked in IT and banking. Please reach out: or (514) 670-1383. You can also follow him at @michaelmccrae.

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'Guidance assumes minimum required precipitation': top copper miner warns of drought

(Kitco News) - In its guidance copper miner Antofagasta warned that a lack of water may hamper production.

'1/10th the cost of lithium-ion': Form Energy announces commercialization of iron-air battery

(Kitco News) - Boston-based Form Energy announced Thursday the battery chemistry of its first commercial product and a $200 million Series D financing round led by ArcelorMittal's XCarb™ innovation fund.

First Cobalt announces metal recovery from used batteries

(Kitco News) - First Cobalt (TSX-V: FCC; OTCQX: FTSSF) said Thursday it successfully extracted nickel, cobalt, copper, manganese, lithium and graphite from a "black mass" product recovered from recycled batteries.

Appian nominees resign from Harte Gold's board

(Kitco News) - Harte Gold (TSX: HRT) said Tuesday that three Appian nominees resigned from its board.

Eldorado Gold buys 11% of Probe Metals

(Kitco News) - Eldorado Gold (TSE: ELD) said Wednesday it took an 11.5% position in Probe Metals after acquiring 15 million common shares of Probe Metals at a price of $1.575 per share for an aggregate purchase price of $23 million.

Orea Mining wins lawsuit against French gov't

(Kitco News) - Orea Mining (TSX: OREA) (OTCQX: OREAF) (FRA: 3CG) said Thursday the Administrative Court of Appeal of Bordeaux ordered the French government to renew the company's mining concessions for its French Guinea project.

Sibanye-Stillwater drops out of Ontario platinum JV

(Kitco News) - Generation Mining said yesterday that Sibanye-Stillwater opted not to increase its ownership in Generation's Marathon Palladium Copper project.

Lynas Rare Earth receives A$14.8 million grant

(Kitco News) - Lynas Rare Earths (ASX: LYC, OTC: LYSDY) announced Thursday that it was awarded a A$14.8 million (US$10.9 million) grant as part of the Australian government's Modern Manufacturing Initiative.

Nouveau Monde Graphite appoints joint financial advisors to develop Matawinie project

(Kitco News) - Nouveau Monde Graphite (NYSE: NMG, TSXV : NOU; Frankfurt : NM9A) said today it appointed SD Capital Advisory and GKB Ventures to help finance the company's flagship Matawinie Graphite Mining project in Québec, Canada.

Vizsla Silver acquires 100% of the Panuco district

(Kitco News) - Vizsla Silver (TSXV: VZLA) (OTCQB: VIZSF) (Frankfurt: 0G3) said today it will acquire 100% of the Panuco-Copala silver-gold district from Minera Rio Panuco SA de CV in a transaction comprising of cash and shares.