Sunstone Metals is offering investors potentially huge upside via its copper-gold porphyry exploration in Ecuador, says broker Patersons in a new research report. Titled “On an elephant hunt in Ecuador”, the report focuses on Sunstone’s Bramaderos project, where drilling is poised to start. “If you are after a potentially large copper-gold porphyry story, Sunstone might be your point of call,” Patersons analyst Xavier Braud says. He notes that Sunstone is led by MD Malcolm Norris, who has teamed up with Dr Bruce Rohrlach as general manager of Geology.

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Explorer Genesis Minerals reckons there’s potential to define a very large shallow gold system at its second-string Barimaia project in the Murchison District of Western Australia (reports Stockhead). Although Genesis’ (ASX:GMD) main focus is the more advanced 760,000oz Ulysses project in the Eastern Goldfields, Barimaia has “strong open pit potential”, managing director Michael Fowler said. Barimaia is just 10km from 6 million ounce Mt Magnet mine operated by Ramelius Resources (ASX:RMS).

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Graphite is one of the lesser talked about battery minerals, with the light often shining on copper, nickel, lithium and cobalt instead but 2019 could be the year when there is a refocus on graphite, according to Benchmark Mineral Intelligence’s Andy Leyland (reports MiningNews). He spoke to the Energy Minerals Investor Hub about a potential graphite prices, increasing supply and demand and the likelihood of battery makers locking in offtake contracts going forward in the face of a potential shortage.

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Barrick Gold CEO Mark Bristow believes there needs to be more consolidation in the gold sector (reports MiningNews). Bristow has long been critical of the gold sector. "I've spent my whole career trying to prove you can make returns in mining and gold," he told reporters on the sidelines of Mining Indaba in Cape Town. "The majority of the industry is still struggling to deliver value to long-suffering shareholders. "Instead of creating value, the industry has destroyed value."

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Plus, excitement builds over Kirkland’s imminent Fosterville reserve upgrade and the hunt’s on for more high-grade at the reborn Beta Hunt gold mine

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Iron ore and gold led the mining sector up this week, one by accident, the other by sheer force of investor demand.

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1st February 2019

A “simple growth story with some very good upside in a safe jurisdiction” might be selling PolarX’s Alaska Range multi-metal project short, but the company’s managing director Frazer Tabeart says the modest message is getting excellent traction with investors amid positive New Year market vibes (reports ResourceStocks). And the company’s successful 2018 Alaska field season has ratcheted up interest from other parties, too.

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Northern Star’s share price in the last week has been doing something it hasn’t done for a long, long time.

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