Acquisition2min
September 28th, 2023

Rare earths sector ripe for M&A in rerun of lithium saga

Deal makers are on alert for a round of consolidation in the flagging rare earths sector and in other critical metals as capital markets turn off the tap on exploration companies (reports The Australian Financial Review).

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Gold Element
September 28th, 2023

Astral's Ducler says Mandilla is a rare Goldfields beast

Astral Resources delivered a promising scoping study for its Mandilla gold project last week, but according to managing director Marc Ducler the best for the project outside Kalgoorlie in Western Australia is probably yet to come (reports MiningNews).

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Gallium
September 28th, 2023

Side of gallium, anyone? Discovery of semiconductor metal at Kingsland’s Leliyn graphite project could be a gamechanger

Significant levels of gallium are present at Kingsland’s Leliyn graphite discovery, which could represent a lucrative by-product that improves the project’s economics (reports Stockhead).

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September 28th, 2023

Canada-focused explorer Pioneer Lithium enjoys solid ASX debut

Canada-focused explorer Pioneer Lithium is enjoying a solid debut on the ASX after raising $5 million in an oversubscribed initial public offering (reports The West Australian).

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September 21st, 2023

Smart money eyeing near-term gold producers in hope of 2024 bullion breakout

By Barry FitzGerald | Spartan and Astral among those attracting attention; Plus, Boss chief says uranium price has to rise much further to encourage new supply.

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UraniumDice
September 21st, 2023

Uranium rips as investors dare to talk of record prices amid energy shortage

Uranium went from red hot to white hot this week as investors piled into a revival story being driven by doubts about future supplies of energy for a global economy which is electrifying everything.

By Tim Treadgold.

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September 21st, 2023

Astral Resources hits high-grade gold at Kamperman prospect

Astral Resources (ASX: AAR) has continued to expand its Kamperman gold prospect with further drilling success within the 100%-owned Feysville gold project located 14km south of Kalgoorlie in Western Australia.

Reports Small Caps

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GoldOre_8min
September 21st, 2023

Astral scopes sizeable new gold mine on Kalgoorlie's doorstep

Astral Resources has scoped a 100,000 ounce per annum gold development near Kalgoorlie (called Mandilla) that it says will cost $191 million to bring into production and has a net present value of $442 million using a $2750/oz gold price (reports MiningNews).

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September 21st, 2023

Nordic Nickel intersects wide sulphide zone beyond current Finnish nickel-cobalt resource

Recent diamond drilling at Nordic Nickel’s (ASX: NNL) flagship Pulju project in Finland has expanded the footprint of the key Hotinvaara prospect (reports Small Caps).

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September 21st, 2023

RareX commences geophysics program at Cummins Range rare earths project

Exploration junior RareX (ASX: REE) has commenced a magnetic and gravity survey at its wholly-owned Cummins Range rare earths and phosphate project in the Kimberley region of Western Australia (reports Small Caps).

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September 21st, 2023

Critical reports swell result from Swell zone

Critical Resources claims to have confirmed a breakthrough in its understanding of the Mavis Lake lithium project in Canada’s Ontario province, with ongoing drilling validating its understanding of the emerging Swell zone (reports MiningNews).

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September 21st, 2023

AR3 boosts Koppamurra again

Australian Rare Earths has again delivered a massive boost to the endowment of its Koppamurra rare earths project in South Australia’s sector of the Murray Basin, increasing the clay-hosted resources by another 84%, less than six months after its last upgrade (reports MiningNews).

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September 21st, 2023

New World locks in satellite targets to bolster 11.4Mt Antler copper flagship

New World Resources plans to resume exploration drilling next month at its high-grade Antler copper project in Arizona, USA (reports Stockhead).

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Develop  BBeament
September 21st, 2023

Beament blasts expert finding that lithium takeover ‘not fair’

Develop Global boss Bill Beament has lashed out at an independent expert finding that its takeover offer for lithium hopeful Essential Metals is “not fair but reasonable” (reports The Australian Financial Review).

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Competition
September 14th, 2023

Lithium sector awash with bluff ’n bluster as billionaires jostle for position

By contrast, Beament’s offer for Essential is a straightforward push to make real action. Plus, Ausgold takes key step towards development of 3Moz gold project and uranium stocks soar as price hits 12-year high.

By Barry FitzGerald.

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EnergyMarket
September 14th, 2023

Energy stocks surge with signs of more to come, fueling inflation and rate fears

Lithium, uranium and oil were the winners on financial markets this week with that “all things energy” theme likely to be a winner for the rest of the year, and beyond.

By Tim Treadgold.

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GoldStocksmin
September 14th, 2023

Macquarie bullish on gold as central banks lift buying

Investment bank Macquarie is forecasting gold prices to rally as central banks stockpile record amounts of the precious metal to offset inflation risks and as US interest rates near a peak.

Reports The Australian Financial Review.

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Mergers  Acquisitions
September 14th, 2023

There’s an M&A wave coming for the exploration sector

Tightening capital markets and strong commodity prices are combining to create the “ideal” conditions for consolidation of the ASX-listed exploration sector, which shrank for the first time in almost three years in the June quarter (reports The Australian Financial Review).

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September 14th, 2023

Canadian lithium explorer James Bay Minerals enjoys 50pc share price bump on ASX debut

Investors have clamoured to get their hands on a piece of James Bay Minerals with the Canadian lithium explorer’s shares enjoying an as much as 50 per cent price bump after debuting on the Australian Securities Exchange (reports The West Australian).

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September 14th, 2023

‘Chaotic to the upside’: The World Nuclear Association says uranium demand will double by 2040

The World Nuclear Association has laid out its case for a massive expansion of uranium mine developments, projecting a near doubling in demand by 2040, while a pair of US mining investors have predicted prices for yellowcake could rise “three to four times” (reports Stockhead).

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