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Plus, Genesis approaching decision time on its 867,000oz WA resource

For a guy who started out as a metallurgist at Mount Isa, Michael O’Keeffe has done really well over the years. His success is linked to the best training one can get in commodity markets, courtesy of his time with his mate Ivan Glasenberg at Glencore between 1995-2004. By the time he left, O’Keeffe had become managing director of the Australian side of the business and from that, he clearly developed a knack for identifying opportunities in seemingly clapped out commodities.

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Continued consolidation of the gold sector could be a theme for the rest of 2020...

Continued consolidation of the gold sector could be a theme for the rest of 2020, according to the investment arm of Bank of America, which believes there is a wave of mid-tier mergers on the way thanks largely what’s happened at the top end of gold. The bank’s argument revolves around last year’s big North American deals which saw Newmont merge with Goldcorp and Barrick acquire Randgold a double-barrelled process which has also seen a large number of non-core assets sold, including the Kalgoorlie Superpit.

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Centaurus Metals (ASX: CTM) has been rated as one of the “deepest value” and “highest potential” nickel developers on the ASX by a leading Australian broking firm

Centaurus Metals (ASX: CTM) has been rated as one of the “deepest value” and “highest potential” nickel developers on the ASX by a leading Australian broking firm (reports Stockhead). According to a desk-note from Perth-based Argonaut Securities, the $42m junior has well and truly caught the eye of experienced Argonaut resource analyst Matt Keane on the back of a bullish announcement about its expansive work program for 2020.

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St Barbara has confirmed its third downgrade of gold production volumes in the space of eight months, with its Australian and Papua New Guinea mines both falling short of expectations (reports The Australian Financial Review). The $2 billion company's gold output in fiscal 2020 will be up to 5 per cent lower than was suggested in October, and that October guidance was itself trimmed from the expectations that were set in May 2019.

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It’s not quite Groundhog Day for shareholders in Orion Minerals (ASX:ORN), but as the mining world’s A-list gathers in Cape Town next month for the annual Mining Indaba conference

It’s not quite Groundhog Day for shareholders in Orion Minerals (ASX:ORN), but as the mining world’s A-list gathers in Cape Town next month for the annual Mining Indaba conference, investors will be hoping for meaningful news about Orion’s flagship, the Prieska copper project (reports Tim Treadgold on Stockhead).

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24th January 2020

Adriatic Metals' Rupice polymetallic project in Bosnia and Herzegovina has been touted as one of the highest grade, highest margin projects in the world (reports MiningNews). Sandfire Resources holds 16% of Adriatic. London-based capital market firm Tamesis Partners published a detailed research note on Adriatic on Monday, calling Rupice "one of the highest grade-assets in the world".

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Centaurus Metals boss Darren Gordon insists the company has not given up on its Brazilian iron ore project, but the explorer has firmly pivoted its attention to a new nickel sulphide play in the South American country

Centaurus Metals boss Darren Gordon insists the company has not given up on its Brazilian iron ore project, but the explorer has firmly pivoted its attention to a new nickel sulphide play in the South American country (reports The West Australian).

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Plus, Legend’s latest assays fuel hopes of a new nickel-copper find in the Fraser Range and Sprott eyes a golden girl in Kalamazoo

The cooling US-China trade war is a positive for metals and bulk commodities, none more so than for zircon. The trade war was seen as a key factor in the price weakness for the key mineral sand in the back half of 2019. Tied as it is to building and housing activity along with some other sectors, zircon, like copper, is something of a bellwether of global economic activity.

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