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Work Halted at Burkina Faso-based Manganese Mine

Pan African Minerals, a subsidiary of Timis Mining, was told that it must halt production at Tambao, one of the largest manganese deposits in the world. The project, which is estimated to cost up to $1 billion, gained approval in May 2014, but now must wait until further notice to move forward.

A New Player in the Manganese Battery Market?

Star Minerals is joining forces with Cooperative Mineral Resources and Octopus Technologies in a bid to enter the manganese battery industry. As part of a mine-to-market plan, Star will help Cooperative Mineral Resources develop the Emily manganese-iron project in Minnesota. Meanwhile, Octopus Technologies will help with the technical development of a battery system.

Ferrex and Cancana Moving Forward in Manganese Market

Ferrex and Cancana Resources both had good news to share this week. Ferrex and Cancana Resources both had good news to share this week. Ferrex announced that it has been granted an environmental permit for its Nayega project in Northern Togo, while Cancana Resources provided a Q3 update on behalf of Brazil Manganese Corporation.