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Barry FitzGerald

One of Australia’s leading business journalists, Barry FitzGerald, has joined the Resources Rising Stars’ Ten Bagger team. FitzGerald, who is a specialist resources reporter with 40 years’ experience, will publish his highly regarded weekly column to Ten Bagger and Livewire. FitzGerald – whose column highlights the issues, opportunities and challenges for small and mid-cap resources stocks – most recently penned his column for The Australian newspaper and before that, The Age. His column will give readers the chance to benefit from FitzGerald’s extensive contact base, invaluable insights and vast experience of the junior and mid-tier resource sector.

Lepidico lures investors into a new galaxy where lithium is free

Barry FitzGerald
Barry FitzGerald Independent Journalist

A world where lithium is produced for free sounds too good to be true. But lithium producer Galaxy doesn’t think so. It has just taken a 12% stake in lithium technology developer Lepidico. Is this a marriage made in Heaven? Plus, our predictions of Echo’s re-rating are now reverberating. Show More

Meteoric rise for Meteoric as it pushes into Canada

Barry FitzGerald
Barry FitzGerald Independent Journalist

With the combination of midas-man Tolga Kumova on board, a strong cobalt flavour, polymetallic promise and strong impending newsflow, it seems Meteoric’s day may be about to dawn. And speaking of cobalt, Macquarie says the price outlook is superb, albeit a bit bumpy, for years to come thanks to electric... Show More

Iggy seeks to repeat his lithium trail-blazing, this time in high-purity alumina

Barry FitzGerald
Barry FitzGerald Independent Journalist

Iggy Tan was ahead of the lithium game at Galaxy – perhaps too far ahead – and now he’s back to play the same game with high-purity alumina at Altech. Plus, Great Boulder set to drill numerous large copper-nickel conductors, Breaker ticks the metallurgy box and Anglo Australian thinks big... Show More

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Race for Pilbara’s ‘watermelon seeds’ hits fever pitch

Barry FitzGerald
Barry FitzGerald Independent Journalist

The midnight unearthing of gold nuggets in WA’s outback by a Canadian miner, which beamed the footage live to a Denver conference, sent shares in nearby companies soaring. Kairos, which holds 100km of the rocks known to host the nuggets, now appears to be the cheaper entry to the play. Show More

Black Rock shakes off Tanzania’s asset grab with forecasts of strong returns from graphite project

Barry FitzGerald
Barry FitzGerald Independent Journalist

Shares in graphite hopeful Black Rock were smashed following Tanzania’s asset grab. But a PFS finds its project will still deliver strong returns thanks to low costs. Plus, Nzuri Copper gets hot and sweaty in the Congo as it prepares to release a feasibility study on its high-grade copper-cobalt project.... Show More

Stavely set to drill elephant gold-copper porphyry target in Victoria

Barry FitzGerald
Barry FitzGerald Independent Journalist

Stavely Minerals is preparing for a potentially game-changing drilling program in Victoria, where it will test what it thinks could be a high-grade gold-copper porphyry. And these things can be big, as shown by Newcrest’s Cadia deposit. Plus, Alkane’s gold and rare earths combination proves a magnetic attraction for investors. Show More

New Century set to ride new zinc wave

Barry FitzGerald
Barry FitzGerald Independent Journalist

New research report tips New Century Zinc shares will keep rising. Plus, DGO Gold and its old boys join the great ‘Pilbara gold boom’ setting share prices alight, Talisman Mining prepares for a copper monty and Whiteback Energy to start drilling its big WA oil prospect. Show More

Tolga set to come out in Draig

Barry FitzGerald
Barry FitzGerald Independent Journalist

Melbourne’s bustling mining investor Tolga Kumova, formerly of Syrah graphite fame, is set to reveal he has snared 9% of WA gold explorer Draig Resources. Plus, London insto climbs aboard Sandfire neighbour and copper explorer Auris while a host of imminent newsflow could see emerging gold producer Explaurum re-rated. Show More

Pilbara charging up to become a battery-powered cash machine

Barry FitzGerald
Barry FitzGerald Independent Journalist

With first production now just seven months away, there remains a huge disconnect between the emerging lithium producer’s market cap and its impending cashflow – but how long can it last? Plus, Rumble Resources joins the red-hot zinc sector Show More

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Booze and good news flows faster than the taxis at a rollicking Diggers

Barry FitzGerald
Barry FitzGerald Independent Journalist

Red 5 wins a plug from Gold Fields and Saracen over its deal to acquire the Darlot and King of the Hills gold projects in WA, Metal Bank highlights big potential for its Triumph gold find, Blackstone buzzes on back of its cobalt buy and Allan Kelly returns with Riversgold.... Show More

Northern Star’s 2.3Moz upgrade starts flood of pre-Diggers newsflow

Barry FitzGerald
Barry FitzGerald Independent Journalist

The pre-Diggers news is flowing fast, with Northern Star revealing it has grown gold reserves by 2.3moz to 3.5Moz at a knockdown cost of $A24/oz. And there is a whiff of a big find at its Jundee project. Plus, emerging producer Tawana is set to fly through the lithium window. Show More

Copper fizzing at the bungs as supply-demand outlook tightens

Barry FitzGerald
Barry FitzGerald Independent Journalist

Growing confidence in the Chinese economy, forecasts of an electric vehicle boom and a tightening supply outlook have sent the copper price to a two-year high with forecasts of more to come. Plus, Oklo shares get a wriggle on as first assays dribble in from its Mali gold project. Show More

Re-charged Jervois starts its engine with one eye on the battery space

Barry FitzGerald
Barry FitzGerald Independent Journalist

After 20 years of little to report, resources group Jervois is re-invigorated with a new board led by well-regarded banker Steve van der Sluys. With interests in nickel, cobalt, scandium and gold, the stock is moving. And Breaker’s gold discovery is starting to catch the eye of cashed-up producers. Show More

Bauxite on Metallica’s playlist as Chinese demand soars

Barry FitzGerald
Barry FitzGerald Independent Journalist

Metallica Minerals is preparing to cash-in on China’s booming appetite for bauxite, with its Queensland project set to secure a mining licence followed by off-take deals. And Kairos Minerals, which has already returned strong results from its WA gold exploration project next to Breaker Resources, hits cobalt. Show More

Stavely results dangle the carrot of a big Victorian copper find

Barry FitzGerald
Barry FitzGerald Independent Journalist

Stavely Minerals is arousing investors with the prospect of a company-making porphyry-style copper-gold find in Victoria. Visual reports of the core are said to be “very encouraging”. And the alluring combination of borate and lithium fuels demand for new float. Show More

Ivanhoe neighbour Nzuri goes hunting for a copper-cobalt monster of its own

Barry FitzGerald
Barry FitzGerald Independent Journalist

Little-known Nzuri Copper has big plans for its highly prospective ground on the doorstep of Ivanhoe’s Kamoa–Kakula copper monster in the DRC. Plus, Nusantara Resources comes to market seeking up to $20m to get its 1.74moz Awak Mas gold deposit moving towards production and Spitfire set for first assays. Show More

Former Syrah chief turns his hand to Slovakian cobalt

Barry FitzGerald
Barry FitzGerald Independent Journalist

The former chief of graphite behemoth Syrah, Tolga Kumova, has found himself a new way of gaining exposure to the lithium battery revolution, this time in the form of an ASX-listed Slovakian cobalt project. Plus, closer to home, Image Resources is preparing to cash-in on rising mineral sands prices. Show More

Gold ETFs seen as seeding takeover boom

Barry FitzGerald
Barry FitzGerald Independent Journalist

The much-anticipated rebalancing of VanEck’s Junior Gold Miners ETF is creating a gulf between the valuations of those miners which will bought and the those which will be sold. Some believe this will fuel takeover fever. And the smart money is cottoning onto the low-cost potential of Explaurum’s gold project. Show More

Mincor gets set for a golden future

Barry FitzGerald
Barry FitzGerald Independent Journalist

Former nickel darling Mincor is set for gold production next year. And the exploration upside is immense, with drilling underway between the multi-million-ounce South Kalgoorlie and St Ives mining camps. Plus, highly-regarded Canadian fundie hoovers up stock in another emerging gold producer, Kin. Show More

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