Barry FitzGerald

Despite its recent run, the nickel price remains some way from the “excitement levels” of yesteryear. But as this week’s BHP-Mincor deal shows, there is a buzz about what could be around the corner, with inventories falling and demand forecast to soar thanks to nickel’s key role in lithium batteries.... Show More

Barry FitzGerald

After falling sharply over the past six months, there is fresh hope that lithium prices could be set for a comeback as demand from the EV market surges. Albermarle, for one, believes demand will more than triple over the next six years. Plus, lithium junior Galan soars ahead of results.... Show More

Barry FitzGerald

Liontown Resources, which is capped at just $27m, is about to outline why its Kathleen Valley project could be a substantial lithium operation. Based on numbers it has published and those of similar, more advanced projects, observers say it could be a game-changer. Plus, beaten-up Coronado looking like a bargain. Show More

Barry FitzGerald

The WA gold miner has embarked on a drilling program which it believes could “significantly transform” the inventory at its King of the Hills project. It follows spectacular intersections of up to 330m at ~2gpt from surface which have raised the potential to switch from narrow to bulk mining. Show More

Barry FitzGerald

Mining’s big boys are back in the chase for base metals, as this week’s deals by BHP and South32 show. A lack of big-scale exploration success in recent years is fuelling growing concerns about a longer-term supply deficit, which is in turn increasing the strategic appeal of existing resources. ... Show More

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