Indonesia, one of the top mineral exporters in the world, has been in the news more than usual since January 12, when its controversial ban on mineral exports came into effect.
Australia is the second-largest producer of manganese, and though it can be challenging to operate in the country, many miners are thriving.
South America has significant reserves of manganese, though operating in the area can present difficulties.
European and US markets are hoping that 2014 will bring with it a pick-me-up for manganese alloy prices.
Mining Weekly reported that a scoping study completed on Robust Resources Ltd.'s (ASX:ROL) Indonesia-based Romang Island project indicates that it will put out about 250,000 tonnes of manganese per year over a mine life of two to three years.
American Manganese Inc. (TSXV:AMY,FWB:2AM) has acquired by staking the Koot mineral claims, which contain a high-grade silica prospect.
Mining Weekly reported yesterday that Gulf Minerals Corporation Ltd. (ASX:GLM) plans to develop an Indonesia-based alloy smelter facility. Its goal is to become a major ferromanganese producer by 2018.
Miningmx reported yesterday that according to Aquila Resources Inc. (TSX:AQA), there is a possibility that national elections in South Africa will further delay a hearing regarding why the company has not received a mining permit for its Avontuur manganese project.
American Manganese Inc. (TSXV:AMY) President and CEO, Larry Reaugh, spoke to Resource Investing News on the benefits of electrolytic manganese dioxide (EMD), which is used in the rechargeable batteries sector.
Investing News Network Editor Vivien Diniz speaks with Larry Reaugh, president and CEO of American Manganese, at the 2013 Vancouver Resource Investment Conference.
Andrew Male, CEO of Cancana Resources (TSXV:CNY) spoke with the Investing News Network at PDAC in Toronto and told us why investors should consider projects that are "near-term production and with cash-flow and financing already in place", as well as the Company's upcoming catalysts in 2013.
Shanghai Metals Market reported that prices for Australian and South African manganese ore have sunk again.
Shanghai Metals Market reported that in January, China imported 1.54 million metric tons (MT) of manganese ore. That's an 11-percent decline from the previous month.
Metal Bulletin reported that manganese ore prices are holding today as large miners not keen on cutting prices and Chinese buyers not willing to pay those prices continue their standoff.
MetalBulletin reported that spot prices for silico-manganese and ferro-manganese in China have been on a downward trend for the last week as many smelters have slashed their prices in response to lower offers from steel mills.