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A Perth outfit set up just five years ago to develop offshore survey technologies has hooked a whale, enticing Woodside Petroleum into a partnership that aims to make the acquisition of seismic data from the ocean floor cheaper and safer (reports The West

A Perth outfit set up just five years ago to develop offshore survey technologies has hooked a whale, enticing Woodside Petroleum into a partnership that aims to make the acquisition of seismic data from the ocean floor cheaper and safer (reports The West Australian).

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Chinese Premier Li Keqiang warned maintaining 6 per cent growth was "very difficult", but economist Chi Lo argues political pressure on Beijing

Chinese Premier Li Keqiang warned maintaining 6 per cent growth was "very difficult", but economist Chi Lo argues political pressure on Beijing to deliver on a promise of doubling the size of the economy in a decade will underwrite growth around current levels in the short term (reports The Australian Financial Review).

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Rejuvenating old WA gold mines has been a lucrative strategy for numerous companies and their shareholders in recent years. The seeds of this trend were sown by Northern Star Resources’ purchase and subsequent success at the Paulsens gold mine. This fashionable approach to creating wealth then took hold as the likes of Saracen followed suit by acquiring Thunderbox and Dacian Gold’s purchase of Mount Morgans.

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Bardoc Gold (ASX: BDC) says it will “rapidly advance” the next stage of its multi-pronged growth and development strategy in WA’s rich Kalgoorlie district

Bardoc Gold (ASX: BDC) says it will “rapidly advance” the next stage of its multi-pronged growth and development strategy in WA’s rich Kalgoorlie district after unveiling a $15 million capital raising. The North Fremantle-based company, which is led by the key founding directors of lithium juggernaut Pilbara Minerals (ASX: PLS), said it has received firm commitments to raise $12 million through a share placement to strategic investors at 10c. Plus, it will launch a Share Purchase Plan to existing shareholders to raise up to an additional $3 million at the same price.

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Northern Star Resources will spend $43 million expanding the capacity of its Pogo gold mine in Alaska by 30 per cent (reports The West Australian).

Northern Star Resources will spend $43 million expanding the capacity of its Pogo gold mine in Alaska by 30 per cent (reports The West Australian). The ASX-listed miner told the market this morning it would start work this financial year and complete the expansion early in the 2021 calendar year, increasing Pogo’s annual throughput capacity from one million tonnes to 1.3 million tonnes.

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After 10 years of trying to develop an iron ore mine in Brazil has prepared Centaurus Metals for what could be a company-making project – in nickel (reports Tim Treadgold on MiningNews).

After 10 years of trying to develop an iron ore mine in Brazil has prepared Centaurus Metals for what could be a company-making project – in nickel (reports Tim Treadgold on MiningNews). The switch can be put down to two issues. It's hard to be a small iron ore miner in a country better known for the world-class projects operated by Brazil's national mining champion, Vale, and it helps that Vale is keen to see its smaller base metal discoveries developed as "mini-mines".

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TNG boss Paul Burton remains resolutely confident the company’s ambitious Mt Peake project in the Northern Territory is achievable despite its big budget, complexity and multiple moving parts (reports The West Australian).

TNG boss Paul Burton remains resolutely confident the company’s ambitious Mt Peake project in the Northern Territory is achievable despite its big budget, complexity and multiple moving parts (reports The West Australian). The company wants to establish a mine at Mt Peake 230km north of Alice Springs that will produce a magnetite concentrate. The material will then be railed 1100km north to Darwin, processed into three product streams including titanium dioxide pigment, vanadium pentoxide and a high-grade iron oxide and shipped to customers overseas.

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There’s a modern-day gold rush on in WA. Not the type where people come running with picks and shovels, but rather with cheque books in the hope of securing established resources

There’s a modern-day gold rush on in WA. Not the type where people come running with picks and shovels, but rather with cheque books in the hope of securing established resources which can be combined with other nearby deposits to provide scale and feed a central plant.   In a world of declining gold reserves, high-quality deposits within trucking distance of a plant are in strong demand.  

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