Investing in African Mining Indaba (Mining Indaba) announced that the President of the Republic of Angola, H.E. João Lourenço, will attend Mining Indaba 2024 where he will deliver a keynote address to delegates. His presence marks a significant step of progress for Angola and its mining industry as it seeks to increase investment and attract more companies to explore the country’s potentially rich mineral resources.
Angola is looking to diversify and expand its commercial mining potential beyond diamonds to include critical minerals and gold in particular, which will bring a significant change in context to its mining sector. ASX-listed junior Tyranna Resources is working to help Angola realise this vision as it looks to develop and start mining the country’s first lithium project by 2025. In addition, LSE-listed junior Pensana is working to develop the country’s first rare earths mine by 2025. At this stage the mine will become Africa’s first large-scale neodymium and praseodymium (NdPr) rare earth mine with an expected target production of 46,000 tonnes per year.
Pensana plc (LON:PRE) explores and mines neodymium, praseodymium, and rare earth minerals. The Company’s flagship assets are the Saltend rare earth refinery project in the United Kingdom and Longonjo neodymium and praseodymium (NdPr) Project in Angola.