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Barry Fitzgerald
Dacian Set For Share Price Re-Rating
Added On - 5/25/2018 3:54:19 PM
The gold producers have a lost a bit of their shine in recent weeks as a result of the gold price sinking below $US1,300/oz for the first time this year because of US dollar strength and an easing of geo-political tensions.
Tesla Deal Shows Wall Of Demand Coming At Australian Lithium Producers
Added On - 5/18/2018 12:52:01 PM
Doubts expressed by some big name investment banks and others that over-supply would kill off the lithium boom have been swept aside in fine fashion by Kidman (KDR) and the leading marque for electric vehicles and battery storage of renewable energy, Elon Musk's Tesla.
New World Cobalt Aims To Meet Battery Makers' Demands For Non-DRC Supplies
Added On - 5/11/2018 12:58:10 PM
The cobalt price has increased almost four-fold in the past two years as the world frets about being reliant on the less-than-stable Democratic Republic of the Congo for as much as two-thirds of its needs to power the electric vehicle and renewable energy storage revolution.
Growing NTM Gold Offers Cheap Gold Exposure
Added On - 5/4/2018 11:29:59 AM
Finding a lightly-capitalised growth story in the ASX gold space is tougher than ever. But there are still a few out there which for one reason or another have been overlooked. NTM Gold (NTM) is a case in point.
OZ Minerals Chief Talks Up West Musgrave JV With Cassini
Added On - 4/30/2018 9:19:07 PM
OZ Minerals' managing director Andrew Cole had some positive things to say about the group's West Musgrave nickel-copper-cobalt joint venture in Western Australia with Cassini Resources (CZI) at OZ's annual meeting last week.
Orion Minerals' Project Rises From The Ashes
Added On - 4/20/2018 10:48:51 AM
Orion Minerals' counter-cyclical gamble on the abandoned Prieska zinc-copper mine in South Africa's remote Northern Cape province back in 2015 has come up trumps on three fronts.
Heron Looks To Share Price Re-Rating
Added On - 4/13/2018 11:40:15 AM
No prizes today for guessing Heron Resources fits the bill to a tee as it pushes towards first production from its Woodlawn polymetallic mine near Goulburn in NSW by year end/early next year.
Talk Of Major Rio Copper Find Set To Reignite Interest In The Paterson
Added On - 4/6/2018 11:03:09 AM
It is not often that this column kicks off with an item on Rio Tinto, or any mining company from the big end of town for that matter. But the convention is broken today for a good reason.
Aeon's Copper-Cobalt Deposit Could Become Too Much For Majors To Resist
Added On - 3/29/2018 10:52:01 AM
The imminent drilling program to expand existing Walford Creek resource will be keenly watched by growth-hungry mid-tiers.
Lucapa Set For Double Dose Of Diamond Action
Added On - 3/23/2018 11:22:38 AM
Exploration is poised to resume at the spectacular Little Spring Creek find in WA and gem production is on track for later this year at the Mothae project.
Dormant Gateway Set For Rejuvenation
Added On - 3/21/2018 1:17:20 PM
Plus, New Century Resources winning support with zinc production on track for August.
Rumours About Aruma's 'Large-Scale Gold System' Gain Credence
Added On - 3/2/2018 11:49:33 AM
There is a bit of a buzz surrounding a little thing called Aruma Resources (AAJ), a hardy gold explorer with a technical bent.
Glencore Chief Feeds Copper Bulls
Added On - 2/23/2018 11:09:53 AM
Thanks to its marketing and trading arm, Glencore has a better feel than most for what's going on out there in commodity markets.
Not One, Not Two, But Three For Dacian As First Gold Production Looms
Added On - 2/16/2018 11:18:00 AM
What do you do if you're within seven weeks or so of producing your first gold from a shiny new 200,000 ounce-a-year treatment plant to be fed by both underground and open-cut mines where you’ve proved up an initial 1.2m ounce mining reserve?
Hill End Set To Join High-Purity Alumina Party
Added On - 2/9/2018 2:53:11 PM
A diary entry shows that the misnamed Hill End Gold (HEG) must be close to releasing a maiden resource estimate for its Yendon high-purity alumina (HPA) project some 25km south-east of Ballarat.
Upside In Zinc Developers
Added On - 1/19/2018 12:43:07 PM
New Century Zinc and Venturex among those in the cold, with share prices lagging analysts' forecasts The 10-year high in zinc prices has not amounted to much in the local market for the near-term developers.
Dacian Tipped As Pick Of The Bunch
Added On - 1/12/2018 11:07:27 AM
Gold's against-the-odds push through $US1,300 an ounce fuelled a massive re-rating of the gold producers in the past couple of months.
Cash-Rich Gold Miners Turn To Explorers, Developers For Growth
Added On - 12/15/2017 1:58:35 PM
On face value, last week's acquisition by Bill Beament's Northern Star juggernaught of a 16.4 per cent stake in Echo Resources (80 million shares at an average price of 29c each) was no big deal.
Breaker's 'Colonel' On Being Dirt Cheap
Added On - 12/8/2017 11:42:23 AM
Breaker Resources' (BRB) executive chairman Tom Sanders reckons that the 50c stock is dirt cheap.
Red River Chief Will Cry A River If Zinc Miner Is Snapped Up 'On The Cheap'
Added On - 11/17/2017 11:01:53 AM
Grandiose ambitions - and a dump in metal prices - undid Kagara. Palancian and his management team aren't about to make the same mistake.
Venturex's Time Has Come
Added On - 11/10/2017 11:23:26 AM
Finding some upside in the ASX-listed zinc stocks has become a big ask of late but metal prices and high-grade hits have combined to show Venturex's time has come.
Highlands To Ride High On Back Of Cobalt Boom
Added On - 11/3/2017 4:20:40 PM
Cobalt is a key metal in the dominant lithium-ion battery chemistries, meaning demand for the stuff is being swept along by the biggest disruptive industrial event since Henry Ford's Model T hit the roads in the early 1900s - the electric vehicle revolution.
Market Smells Big Resource Increase Coming At West African
Added On - 10/27/2017 10:50:41 AM
It's no big deal to find a couple of million ounces of low grade gold in West Africa. But it's another thing altogether if the resource base comes with seriously high-grade shoots that can sweeten head grades to make a project a real money spinner.
Lepidico Lures Investors Into A New Galaxy Where Lithium Is Free
Added On - 10/20/2017 4:15:55 PM
No one much cared earlier this year when there was a particularly nasty takeover battle between Lithium Australia (LIT) as the suitor and Lepidico (LPD) as the target.
Meteoric Rise For Meteoric As It Pushes Into Canada
Added On - 10/13/2017 11:40:57 AM
Until quite recently, the share price performance of Meteoric Resources (ASX:MEI) was anything but meteoric.
Iggy Seeks To Repeat His Lithium Trail-Blazing
Added On - 10/6/2017 11:00:34 AM
Plus, Great Boulder set to drill numerous large copper-nickel conductors, Breaker ticks the metallurgy box and Anglo Australian thinks big on Kalgoorlie's doorstep.
Kairos The Cheap Entry To Pilbara Nuggets Boom
Added On - 9/29/2017 10:38:40 AM
Only a sad old grump wouldn't be getting a buzz from the modern-day gold rush taking shape in the Pilbara.
Black Rock Shakes Off Tanzania's Asset Grab
Added On - 9/22/2017 11:41:27 AM
Black Rock shakes off Tanzania's asset grab with forecasts of strong returns from its graphite project.
Stavely Set For Crucial Drilling
Added On - 9/15/2017 9:48:29 AM
Stavely set for crucial drilling at elephant gold-copper porphyry target in Victoria.
Hear, Hear For Echo At Bronzewing
Added On - 9/8/2017 12:56:56 PM
Hats off to the crew at Echo Resources for their methodical approach to working up a supporting resource base before flicking the switch on at its Bronzewing processing plant in the Yandal gold belt in Western Australia.
New Century Set To Ride The New Zinc Wave
Added On - 9/1/2017 10:42:39 AM
Zinc's spectacular 48% price rise to $US1.40/lb from last (calendar) year's average of 95c/lb is forcing a rethink on valuations across the bunch of near-development plays in the metal on the ASX.
Tolga Set To Come Out In Draig
Added On - 8/25/2017 10:47:00 AM
Turns out that Melbourne's bustling mining investor Tolga Kumova, formerly of Syrah (SYR) graphite fame, took a big lick of the stock,
Pilbara Charging Up To Become A Battery-Powered Cash Machine
Added On - 8/18/2017 11:00:44 AM
There is a huge disconnect between the emerging lithium producer's market cap and its impending cashflow - but how long can it last?
Booze & Good News Flow At A Rollicking Diggers
Added On - 8/11/2017 3:14:05 PM
Plus, Red 5 wins a plug from Gold Fields and Saracen, Metal Bank highlights big potential for its Triumph gold find, Blackstone buzzes on back of its cobalt buy and Allan Kelly returns with Riversgold.
Northern Star's Upgrade Starts Flood Of Pre-Diggers Releases
Added On - 8/4/2017 4:33:24 PM
Plus, the whiff of a big find at Jundee, Geopacific starts re-rating on Kula success, Tawana set to fly through lithium's open window and Slovakian gold hopeful to bang IPO drum in Kalgoorlie.
Copper Fizzing At The Bungs As Supply-Demand Outlook Tightens
Added On - 7/28/2017 11:08:37 AM
Rising price of the red metal puts spotlight on Avalon. Plus, Oklo shares get a wriggle on as first assays dribble in from its Mali gold project.
Re-Charged Jervois Starts Its Engine With One Eye On The Battery Space
Added On - 7/21/2017 11:29:08 AM
Jervois has been knocking around the junior end of the mining market since before most of us were born.
Bauxite On Metallica's Playlist
Added On - 7/14/2017 2:57:46 PM
Rio Tinto is not spending $US1.9 billion on developing its Amrun bauxite project south of Weipa on Cape York Peninsula on a wing and prayer.
Stavely Results Dangle The Carrot Of A Big Victorian Copper Find
Added On - 7/7/2017 11:22:16 AM
Exploration for porphyry-style copper/gold deposits with their potential for big and long-lived production is normally the preserve of the major miners.
Nzuri Goes Hunting For A Copper-Cobalt Monster
Added On - 7/4/2017 4:57:00 PM
Ivanhoe neighbour Nzuri goes hunting for a copper-cobalt monster of its own...plus, Nusantara Resources comes to market seeking up to $20m to get its 1.74moz Awak Mas gold deposit moving towards production and Spitfire set for first assays.
Draig Aims To Emulate Northern Star & Dacian
Added On - 5/30/2017 4:20:46 PM
There are plenty of examples of ageing mines in Western Australia's goldfields enjoying a second, third or fourth wind thanks to new resources being found at depth or in adjacent locations.
Wetar Better Than Bali For Finders' Copper Cash Machine
Added On - 5/12/2017 1:19:51 PM
Plus, Oklo's hunt for a golden elephant, finding Xanadu in Mongolia and Centaurus chasing Brazilian gold.
Back To Where It Began For Acacia & Riversdale Team
Added On - 4/28/2017 2:51:15 PM
Back to where it began for Acacia and Riversdale team....Plus, Encounter sets tongues wagging with its Telfer play.
Spin-Off Starlets Ardea & Todd River Unlocking Hidden Value
Added On - 4/7/2017 12:47:24 PM
Unlocking the value of hidden assets by spinning them off in to a separate and focussed ASX listing is proving fertile ground for the junior mining sector.
Shining A Light On Capricorn
Added On - 3/31/2017 11:09:00 AM
Capricorn Metals is working towards a development of its Karlawinda gold project in the Pilbara, 65 kms south-east of Newman.
Getting Misty Eyed on Boorara
Added On - 3/24/2017 12:39:44 PM
Plus, Kidman's imminent results could have would-be bidders wishing they had moved sooner. And will 3c 3D Oil cash-in on the gas crisis?
Echo Sounding On Echo's Break-Out
Added On - 3/17/2017 10:58:06 AM
Gold's initial buy-the-fact rally in response to the first of the three expected US interest rate rises this year.
Leverage To The Hunt For The Next Nova
Added On - 3/10/2017 12:40:21 PM
Here we are at the start of another exploration field season in Western Australia's remote Fraser Range, home to the 2012 Nova nickel-copper discovery by Sirius Resources.
Attila In Company-Making Zinc Deal On Century
Added On - 3/3/2017 4:57:03 PM
There is a whole bunch of ASX-listed junior zinc developers jostling for market attention as the prices for the galvanising metal continues its merry run in to 2017.
Plucky Panoramic Plots Return To Savannah
Added On - 2/24/2017 12:58:19 PM
The rally in a broad sweep of commodity prices has not only benefitted the big end of town. There is no better example of that out there than the plucky nickel stock Panoramic Resources.
Venturex's Zinc Project Comes Up Trumps
Added On - 2/17/2017 1:47:51 PM
John Nitschke, the well-credentialed chief executive of the lightly capitalised Venturex Resources (ASX:VXR), has been out and about telling the market that the group has the right metals from the right project at the right time.
Gold Takeovers To Step Up As Trump Tweets Gold Higher
Added On - 2/10/2017 9:20:46 AM
Newcrest chief executive Sandeep Biswas has just taken to following Donald Trump on Twitter.
Disruption Fires Up Copper Bulls
Added On - 2/6/2017 1:29:46 PM
Unlike iron ore, the bulls are out in force when it comes to copper.
Gold Shines But Lithium Stocks Run Out Of Energy
Added On - 4/29/2016 3:26:15 PM
Lithium stocks took a tumble this week, gold marched higher, and everybody's email inbox was bulging with quarterly reports, some bearing glad tidings and others triggering a sharp sell-off by investors who expected better.
Sun Shines Brightly On Capricorn
Added On - 3/9/2016 1:20:35 PM
Little-known junior Capricorn Metals (ASX: CMM) couldn't have found a better time to pop its head up and tell the world about its plans to build 'a significant new Australian gold company'.
Broker Turns Bullish On Pilbara Minerals
Added On - 10/12/2015 2:10:33 PM
"An almost perfect storm" is favouring Pilbara with "significant and growing demand" for its high-value spodumene resources, says Beer & Co.
Orinoco Honing In On Production
Added On - 9/14/2015 3:29:27 PM
Shares Orinoco Gold have been valued at a 60 per cent premium to their current price as the Brazilian-focused gold developer closes in on first production at its high-grade Cascavel Project early next year.
Lithium Upside In Pilbara Minerals
Added On - 9/14/2015 2:51:09 PM
Pilbara Minerals (PLS) has been a standout performer in the Australian junior mining sector this year, raising more than $13 million from strategic investors, developing its first mine, commencing a Feasibility Study on its second, much larger, lithium project, and signing up an impressive portfolio of global off-take partners.
 

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