Mark Gordon

Recent times have seen a number of porphyry copper-gold gold discoveries by junior to mid-tier explorers, with the most advanced being Xanadu (ASX: XAM, TSX: XAM) with their Kharmagtai and associated discoveries in Mongolia, and Solgold (LSE: SOLG, TSX: SOLG) with the Cascabel Project in Ecuador. In addition, Sunstone Metals... Show More

Mark Gordon

The recent listing of QEM Limited is well timed to capitalise on the resurgence of interest in vanadium, with V2O5 prices rising 6-fold to ~US30/lb since the US$/5lb lows of 2016,(which possibly points towards a structural change in the market over the longer term. Show More

Mark Gordon

Protean Energy's strategy is to build a vertically integrated vanadium business, with the upstream including the 490 Mlb V2O5/18.4 Mlb U3O8 Daejon Vanadium-Uranium Deposit in South Korea, and with downstream activities concentrating on the commercialisation of the proprietary V-KOR vanadium redox flow battery stack technology and the development of a... Show More

Mark Gordon

Recent times have seen the price of vanadium pentoxide reach close to US$30/lb, six times its sub-US$5.00/lb lows of 2016, due to supply/demand imbalances which have led to inventories being steadily drawn down since 2010. A significant cause is disruptions in supply, particularly in China, with closure of iron ore... Show More

Mark Gordon

With all major approvals, the Mining Lease, offtake agreements and debt facilities in place, Sheffield Resources has commenced preliminary site works on the world class zircon-rich Thunderbird HMS deposit. The Project, which is located on the Dampier Peninsula of Western Australia, is just 140km by road from either Broome or... Show More

Mark Gordon

Recent times have seen Australia surpass Chile as the world's largest lithium producer, with production expected to continue to grow through ramping up of existing hard rock spodumene operations and new start-ups. This has been on the back of a number of recent discoveries, including the Pilgangoora deposits of Pilbara... Show More

Mark Gordon

Spitfire Materials and Excelsior Gold, which have entered into a Merger Implementation Agreement, are a natural fit, with the key gold projects of the companies being less than 20km from each other, and close to the regional mining powerhouse of Kalgoorlie. The merger will bring in operational synergies, with the... Show More

Mark Gordon

The current ~$420 million takeover offer by OZ Minerals for ASX listed Brazilian copper miner Avanco Resources should pique the interest of investors in Brazil, a major global producer of a number of commodities with highly prospective geology, but with only a relatively few ASX listed resources companies operating in... Show More

Hi Paul - sorry about the late reply - I hadn't had a look at my wires until this morning. Preferring the small end of the market, I don't closely follow the big boys, however any major project development in Australia is always good news, and shows confidence in the country and the market. This is reinforced by Fortescue's and BHP's development plans.

On Melbana Energy - carried for the drilling of high impact wells -