Growth
February 22nd, 2024

Gold at $3,000 and oil at $100 by 2025? Citi analysts don't rule it out

Gold prices could soar to $3,000 per ounce, and oil to $100 per barrel within the next 12 to 18 months subject to any one of three possible catalysts, according to Citi (reports CNBC).

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Mergers  Acquisitions
February 22nd, 2024

Reports show potential of Red 5-Silver Lake merger

Potential marriage partners Red 5 and Silver Lake Resources have each released what will likely be their final half-year reports as independent miners as work continues for a A$2 billion ‘merger of equals' targeting completion by mid-year (reports MiningNews).

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Kingsland
February 22nd, 2024

Pleasant surprise: Kingsland Minerals stumbles on a +200ppm lithium anomaly at Lake Johnston

Kingsland Minerals (ASX:KNG) kicked off a soil sampling program at Lake Johnston in early December, focused on the western fringes of the greenstone belt which bears the project’s name (reports Stockhead).

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Cerro Bayo
February 22nd, 2024

Mitre Mining wraps up game-changing Cerro Bayo silver-gold project acquisition

Mitre Mining (ASX: MMC) is looking to hit the ground running at its prized Cerro Bayo silver-gold project in Chile after completing an acquisition initially announced on 1 December 2023 (reports Small Caps).

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February 22nd, 2024

School of hard rock: RareX is putting the feelers out for complementary projects to feed wide-open markets

RareX’s (ASX:REE) Cummins Range project is Australia’s largest undeveloped rare earths asset containing 44Mt @ 1% total rare earth oxide (TREO) within a larger resource of 519Mt @ 0.31% TREO and 4.6% P2O5 (phosphate) for a contained 24Mt of phosphate and 1.6Mt TREO (reports Stockhead). 

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February 22nd, 2024

UBS predicts dramatic increases for gold and silver prices amid expected US Fed rate cuts

While the market continues to maintain a close watch on any moves coming from the US Federal Reserve, many analysts are confident a major boost is coming for precious metals prices in 2024 (reports Small Caps).

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February 22nd, 2024

South32’s big zinc bet speaks volumes about supply-driven price outlook

The major’s commitment to new US project is underpinned by its forecast supply deficit, which augers very well for the likes of Rumble and Develop.

By Barry FitzGerald.

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February 22nd, 2024

Production cuts starting to drive lithium recovery, not so for nickel, but copper heating up

The nickel industry train wreck dominated news flow this week, with worse to come if/when BHP mothballs its WA nickel business, but in the background lithium stocks started what could be a significant recovery, gold rose, and zinc earned a rare headline.

By Tim Treadgold.

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February 22nd, 2024

Sunstone eyes game-changing growth at ‘phenomenal’ Limon gold-silver discovery

The market is still coming to grips with the size of this find and potential for a major resource.

By Kristie Batten.

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Business Man In the Window
February 15th, 2024

Non-Chinese graphite players poised for their day in the sun

Looming supply deficit for this key battery metal and a push to cut reliance on China comes as Kingsland prepares to release the maiden resource for its big graphite find in the NT. Plus, Bellevue and Spartan swim against the gold tide, with good reason.

By Barry FitzGerald.

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February 15th, 2024

Australian bourse gains new copper producer as Hillgrove fires up

This week saw the ASX gain a new copper miner – and it wasn’t high-profile Cobar owner Metals Acquisition.

By Kristie Batten

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On the Brake
February 15th, 2024

Talk of delayed interest rate cuts and BHP’s nickel woes put brakes on bullish market

A late recovery on financial markets failed to claw back all the damage done by bad news earlier this week, led by bankers once again raining on the parade.

By Tim Treadgold.

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Spartan Warrior
February 15th, 2024

Spartan Resources’ 2024 focus of drilling and de-risking yields strong results at Dalgaranga gold project

Spartan Resources is charging into 2024 with its drilling and de-risking strategy yielding strong early results at the Dalgaranga gold project north-west of Mt Magnet (reports The Kalgoorlie Miner).

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Lithium3_1
February 15th, 2024

Critical Resources extends strike length at Mavis Lake lithium project

Final assays from drilling at the Mavis Lake lithium project in Canada have further extended the known mineralisation for owner Critical Resources (reports Small Caps).

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Business Discussions
February 15th, 2024

Kin cosies up to PNX with takeover talk

Cashed-up explorer Kin Mining has made an unexpected corporate manoeuvre (reports MiningNews).

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Acquisition 2
February 15th, 2024

Merger between copper explorers Carnaby and Hammer could be on the cards

Having gained as much as circa 40% yesterday before going into a ‘trading halt', Hammer Metals was up another 30% in morning trade today as it gave the market an exploration update from the Mount Isa region as well as news it is "in confidential discussions regarding a potential merger with Carnaby Resources" (reports MiningNews).

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Yellow cake Uranium
February 15th, 2024

Lithium hunter James Bay Minerals makes a yellowcake detour in Quebec

Canadian-focused lithium explorer JBY has been cutting a swathe up and to the right through the local bourse this morning on… actually not so much lithium this time, but yellow-hot uranium. And REEs (reports Stockhead).

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Rare Earths
February 15th, 2024

Equinox Resources strengthens Brazilian rare earths position with addition of prime niobium tenements

Equinox Resources (ASX: EQN) continues to build on its Brazilian rare earth elements (REE) strategy with an application for a set of highly prospective exploration tenements in a world-class niobium production province in the South American nation (reports Small Caps).

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Holding a rock
February 15th, 2024

Rox sees right rocks at remote project

Rox Resources has its hands full at its 2.3 million ounce Youanmi gold project in Western Australia, with the aim of restarting its development, so it is considering options for its legacy holdings in the Mt Fisher greenstone belt - and it is hoping its latest geophysical survey data has made it more attractive for joint venture or sale (reports MiningNews).

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Mergers  Acquisitions
February 8th, 2024

Resources sector tipped to be hit by M&A flood

The start of what could be a busy year for mergers and acquisitions (M&A) got off to a shaky start this week with one deal landed and another big one which got away.

By Tim Treadgold.

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