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Liontown Resources boss David Richards predicts the lithium market will have recovered by the time its Kathleen Valley project enters production in 2024 (reports The West Australian).

Liontown Resources boss David Richards predicts the lithium market will have recovered by the time its Kathleen Valley project enters production in 2024 (reports The West Australian). The Tim Goyder-chaired explorer yesterday put a $240.5 million price tag on the project near Leinster based on a 2 million tonne per annum operation producing 295,000tpa of spodumene concentrate.

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6th December 2019

Plans to finally develop the world-class Coburn zircon and titanium mineral sands project in Western Australia’s Mid-West region are advancing

Plans to finally develop the world-class Coburn zircon and titanium mineral sands project in Western Australia’s Mid-West region are advancing, with proponent Strandline Resources signing an agreement to tap into a “world-first” trucked LNG-to-hybrid renewable microgrid project (reports MiningNews). Strandline has signed a non-binding proposal with a Woodside Petroleum and EDL joint venture for a 27 megawatt integrated project using gas from the Pluto LNG project to fuel gas generators with diesel back-up, and a solar and battery storage plant.

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The first three drillholes at Centaurus Metals’ newly acquired Jaguar nickel sulphide project in Brazil have returned wide, high-grade results (reports MiningNews).

The first three drillholes at Centaurus Metals’ newly acquired Jaguar nickel sulphide project in Brazil have returned wide, high-grade results (reports MiningNews).

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Gold producer Red 5 (ASX:RED) has reached an option agreement to acquire the Cables and Mission gold deposits from private vendor Andrew Paterson

Gold producer Red 5 (ASX:RED) has reached an option agreement to acquire the Cables and Mission gold deposits from private vendor Andrew Paterson that could increase resources and extend mine life at its Darlot mining operation in Western Australia’s Eastern Goldfields region (reports Stockhead). The Cables and Mission deposits are just 10km from Darlot and were last reported by Leopard Resources in 2014 to host outdated JORC 2004 resources of 185,000 ounces of gold.

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Sunstone Metals says the latest results from its Limon prospect in Ecuador indicate it’s close to a gold-copper porphyry centre (reports MiningNews). The latest Limon drilling returned 40m at 0.1 grams per tonne gold, 0.12% copper and 19 parts per million molybdenum from 863m from downhole. Sunstone said the result indicated drilling was within the outer halo of a mineralised porphyry gold-copper system of significant scale. "The trend is our friend," Sunstone managing director Malcolm Norris told the Resources Rising Stars Summer Series in Sydney.

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Kalgoorlie is arguably Australia’s premier gold town and the region around it has delivered a rich endowment of the precious metal over the course of the country’s longest-running gold rush, which shows no sign of stopping anytime soon (reports Stockhead). Torian Resources’ (ASX:TNR) latest drilling results certainly lend credence to the belief that there is still more gold to be found in the region with top assays of up to 46 grams per tonne (g/t) gold at its Credo Well project.

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Hedley Widdup believes the events of 2019 are setting mining stocks up for another strong run (reports MiningNews). Despite this year feeling like another tough one for many, it has delivered a number of discoveries. "Discoveries are exciting because they come from nowhere," Widdup told the Resources Rising Stars Summer Series in Sydney today. "2019 has seen a number of discoveries come to market - some still have a question mark over them."

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It’s not easy being a lithium enthusiast when the price of the material has dropped by 65 per cent in less than two years and the share-prices of mining stocks exposed to the battery metal have fallen further, and in some case the business has simply collapsed (reports Tim Treadgold on Stockhead). But that negative view of lithium is poised to change in the new year with early signs of a bottom forming in the market thanks to a revival in demand for electric vehicles (EV) in a market other than China, which has been the lithium driver, until now.

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