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.
Junior exploration and production company Cancana Resources (TSXV:CNY) started commercial mining at its Valdirâo manganese mine in Brazil.
Mining Weekly reported that Delta EMD Ltd. (JSE:DTA), an electrolytic manganese dioxide (EMD) manufacturer that supplies the alkaline battery industry, will "discontinue its operations and sell its assets," subject to shareholder approval.
Minco plc (LSE:MIO) announced that it has finished a bench-scale test program that has defined a hydrometallurgical process for its New Brunswick-based Plymouth manganese deposit.
Shaw River Manganese Ltd. (ASX:SRR) announced that its subsidiary, Otjozondu Holdings (Pty) Ltd., has increased its shareholding in the Namibia-based Otjozondu manganese project to 87.2 percent. Previously it sat at 84 percent.
Platts reported that Kupang Resources Ltd. (ASX:KPR) is waiting for the Indonesian government to allow it to start exporting manganese ore from its West Timor project. In January, a ban was put in place on ore exports with manganese content of less than 49 percent.
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.