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15th November 2019

Red 5 is still looking at ways of securing the future of its Darlot operations in Western Australia

Red 5 is still looking at ways of securing the future of its Darlot operations in Western Australia, and after its takeover of Bullseye Mining was rebuffed, it is again expanding in the Leonora region by signing a A$2.5 million option agreement for minnow Terrain Minerals’ Great Western project (reports MiningNews).

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Strategic metals developer TNG Limited (ASX: TNG) is expected to make a final investment decision for its $824 million Mount Peake vanadium-titanium-iron project in the NT by mid-2020, according to a new research note by Sydney-based equities research outfit Independent Investment Research. IIR has provided an “indicative base case technical valuation” for the company of more than $1 billion, or 36.9c per share, well above its current share price of 9.5c.

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Gold explorer Kingston Resources (ASX:KSN) will move to full ownership of the 2.8Moz and growing Misima gold project in PNG (reports Stockhead). Minority JV partner, copper-focused Japanese firm PPC, concluded that the mothballed operation “is outside our company focus”. Which is great news for Kingston, which acquired a majority interest in Misima through a successful merger/takeover of TSX-listed WCB Resources in 2017. The Kingston share price – which is down about 35 per cent over the past year – received a 3 per cent bump to 1.7c on the news.

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Historical evidence suggests gold mining equities are about to take off, fund manager Ronald-Peter Stoferle told delegates at the Zurich Precious Metals Summit (reports MiningNews). Stoferle, a fund manager at Liechtenstein-based Incrementum AG and author of an annual report entitled ‘In gold we trust', said the pattern of mining equity performance in every bull market since 1942 suggested a steep rise - or "euphoria" as he put it - typically seen at the end of an uptrend, was still to come.

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Supply cuts and renewed optimism of a deal to end the China v US trade war triggered a modest realignment this week by investors

Supply cuts and renewed optimism of a deal to end the China v US trade war triggered a modest realignment this week by investors who shifted funds into industrial commodities and away from gold and other safe havens. How long that trend can continue will be very much influenced by political factors unfolding around the world, from Brexit in the UK to impeachment speculation in the US and civil unrest in Chile and other important South American copper-producing countries.

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Plus, cashed-up Kairos set to start the rig turning again at its 640,000oz Pilbara project

Here’s one for lazy investors looking for leveraged exposure to near-record Australian gold prices – DGO Gold (DGO). Led by Ed Eshuys of Plutonic, Bronzewing and Jundee gold deposits discovery fame, and Bruce Parncutt of analyst/investment banker fame with McIntosh Securities and Merrill Lynch, DGO has a somewhat unique strategy for a junior.

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It’s been a crazy run for advanced hard rock explorer Liontown Resources (ASX:LTR), a stock which has consistently flipped the bird at weak lithium market sentiment to be up 400 per cent over the past 12 months

It’s been a crazy run for advanced hard rock explorer Liontown Resources (ASX:LTR), a stock which has consistently flipped the bird at weak lithium market sentiment to be up 400 per cent over the past 12 months (reports Stockhead). Liontown’s flagship Kathleen Valley project in WA boasts a current resource estimate of 74.9 million tonnes, which already makes it the 5th biggest deposit in Australia.

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Fenix Resources could be producing iron ore within months from its Iron Ridge project, near Cue in Western Australia (reports MiningNews).

Fenix Resources could be producing iron ore within months from its Iron Ridge project, near Cue in Western Australia (reports MiningNews). A feasibility study outlined capital costs of just A$11.9 million for a 6.5-year operation producing 1.25 million tonnes of iron ore per annum at C1 costs of $76.86 per tonne. Just 56% of the capital costs are payable on a pre-production basis, with the remainder to be payable after the first shipment. The project returned an estimated pre-tax internal rate of return of 58.9% and a net present value of $54.3 million.

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