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Its share price may not be showing it, but Lucapa Diamond Company is taking big steps in its plans to become a serious global player

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A decade in the wilderness will end in the next few weeks for one of the world’s best undeveloped deposits of titanium minerals when Strandline Resources releases an updated feasibility study into its Coburn project

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There is a significant opportunity for investors in Battery Minerals on the back of strong progress at the company’s Mozambican graphite project, says broker Hartleys (reports Stockhead).

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NT-focused explorer Todd River Resources (ASX: TRT) is cashed up, drilling again at its Mt Hardy base metal discovery and, with an enterprise value of just over $7 million, offers investors significant leverage to exploration success. These are the key conclusions of experience Sydney-based resource analyst Mark Gordon from Independent Investment Research (IIR) in an updated research report released this week.

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Perth-based gold developer Bardoc Gold (ASX: BDC) is poised to super-charge its Australian gold strategy

Perth-based gold developer Bardoc Gold (ASX: BDC) is poised to super-charge its Australian gold strategy after yesterday unveiling an impressive capital raising of up to $11.3 million. Bardoc – which burst onto the junior WA gold scene over the past 18 months with a series of M&A transactions – has made it clear it is in a hurry to build a large resource base in WA’s prolific North Kalgoorlie district as the foundation for a long-term gold business.

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Lucapa Diamond Company has reported strong results from the first sale of diamonds from its new Mothae mine in Lesotho

Lucapa Diamond Company has reported strong results from the first sale of diamonds from its new Mothae mine in Lesotho, realising A$5.3 million in revenue (reports MiningNews). The parcel of 5411 carats of rough diamonds sold at tender in Antwerp for US$3.8 million (A$5.3 million). The sale represented an overall average price per carat of US$707 for the total run of mine parcel. The highest price achieved for an individual Mothae diamond was US$36,664 per carat.

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Iron ore prices have been on the rise amidst a turbulent start to the year for the global seaborne trade following the tragic events in Brazil arising from the Brumadinho tailings dam breach (reports Stockhead).

Iron ore prices have been on the rise amidst a turbulent start to the year for the global seaborne trade following the tragic events in Brazil arising from the Brumadinho tailings dam breach (reports Stockhead). A recent report by Wood Mackenzie has said, excluding the impacts on Vale, close to 8 million tonnes of seaborne iron ore supply from Brazil is at risk in 2019 as a result of new regulations which ban tailings dams built using the upstream method.

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Nzuri Copper is planning to sell out of its circa A$200 million Kalongwe project in the “world’s premier copper district” for $110 million after receiving a cash offer from Chinese company Chengtun Mining Group (reports MiningNews). Chengtun is offering 37c per share for Nzuri, a 42% premium to the company's most recent trading price. Nzuri's 85%-owned Kalongwe project in the Democratic Republic of Congo has previously been estimated to have a net present value of US$186 million on a pre-tax basis and $130 million on a post-tax basis.

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