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Curious about how to invest in manganese? Here’s a brief overview of the manganese industry, from supply and demand to how to invest.

Manganese is an important industrial metal. More than 90 percent of global consumption is closely tied to the steel and construction sectors, and China is a major user of the metal.



What got you talking last week?

Bryah Resources’ (ASX:BYH) manganese JV in Western Australia got you talkin’ after its partner, OM Holdings (ASX:OMH) completed all funding requirements to earn a 51% stake in the project.



Bryah Resources Ltd (ASX:BYH)’s Ashley Jones discusses a joint venture with OM Holdings for the Bryah Basin Manganese Project, a slew of planned geophysics, and an incoming resource estimate for the project.

The company has received some promising results from drilling at the project, returning up to 10 metres at 29.4% manganese, demonstrating the grade quality of the mineralisation.



Bryah Resources’ (ASX:BYH) manganese JV in the Bryah Basin has received a boost after its partner completed all funding requirements to earn a 51% stake in the project.

OM Holdings (ASX:OMH) move to take up its stake by completing Stage 2 – Tranche 4 expenditure of $500,000 is a show of confidence in the project, where exploration has identified significant manganese mineralisation at the Horseshoe South Manganese Mine, Brumby Creek and Black Hill Prospects.

Manganese is considered to be a critical metal by the US Geological Survey due to its essential role in the production of steel with greater strength and flexibility.


The Edge Markets

Mining firm OM Holdings Ltd has raised its stake in Bryah Basin Manganese Joint Venture (BBMJV) to 51% — from 40% previously — following its unit’s completion of a further A$500,000 (about RM1.51 million) investment in the JV it co-owns with Bryah Resources Ltd.



Bryah Resources Ltd (ASX:BYH)’s Ashley Jones discusses his recent appointment as chief executive, the company’s three projects and related partnerships. Bryah recently acquired mineral rights to 170 square kilometres of Australian Vanadium’s Gabanintha Project, with a stand-out assay of historic pulps from the project returning 10 metres at 27.5 g/t gold.



  • Star has two projects in Western Australia - Tumblegum South and the West Bryah Project.
  • Star’s current focus is on gold at Tumblegum South, but there is also significant copper potential on the lease.
  • Initial assay results from the first phase of drilling at Tumblegum South shows continuation of geology and grade from earlier drilling.
  • The company is also continuing with the early-stage planning work for the West Bryah Project.

The company was established as a spinout of Bryah Resources Ltd (ASX:BYH), as part of Bryah’s strategy to monetise the Tumblegum South gold assets and copper-gold exploration assets in the Bryah Basin.



Lithium continues to smash pricing records in 2022, with desperate buyers scrambling for units on the thinly traded spot market amid low supply.

Despite the current high prices for battery-grade lithium carbonate, market participants are still bullish, according to price reporting agency Fastmarkets.

“[Industry] expect prices to rise even further in the first quarter of 2022 amid tight supply and firm demand,” it says.

On the supply side, there looks to be little respite in the near and mid-term.