Gold Mountain - PNG porphyry mineralisation identified

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

Melbana Energy - carried for the drilling of high impact wells

Mark Gordon

With four fully funded high impact wells expected to be drilled on two potentially company making projects over the next two years, Melbana Energy is now realising the fruition of a period where it has built up an unrisked Prospective Resource base of 1.1 Bboe. Show More

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King Island Scheelite - High grade tungsten

Mark Gordon

King Island Scheelite is advancing towards the redevelopment of its 100% owned Dolphin Tungsten Project, located on King Island in Bass Strait. Historically the mine produced around 9.7 Mt @ 0.64% WO3 from both open cut and underground, with it operating in various periods between 1917 and 1990. Show More

QEM - Newly listed vanadium

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

Protean Energy - Vertically Integrated Vanadium

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

Technology Metals - DFS underway at the Gabanintha Vanadium Project

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

Sheffield Resources - Thunderbird HMS ready to roll

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

Kibaran Resources - Building a vertically integrated graphite business

Mark Gordon

After receiving a key guarantee from the Tanzanian Government for a 10 year extension to the Mining Licence for its 100% owned fully permitted Epanko Graphite Project in Tanzania, Kibaran is now looking to finalise funding to set the development process in motion. Show More

Liontown - Lithium's rising star

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

Broken Hill Prospecting - Diversified Explorer

Mark Gordon

Despite improving market dynamics, one of the sectors still largely flying iunder the investors' radar is the junior end of the mineral sands industry. We have seen steadily increasing prices for both ziron and titanium feedstocks over recent times, with these forecast to stay strong for the foreseeable future, due... Show More

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Middle Island - Strong progress at Sandstone

Mark Gordon

Subsequent to our August 2018 Initiation, Middle Island has made significant progress at it's 537,000oz Sandstone Gold Project in WA. The Company is taking a staged, iterative approach to activities related to the strategy of restarting operations through the existing mill. Show More

Calima - major progress in the highly prospective Montney

Mark Gordon

With a fully permitted three well drilling programme expected to commence in December this year, Calima is set to realise significant value from its 100% held liquids rich acreage in the Montney Formation of British Columbia. Calima has made considerable progress since our October 2017 initiation report, and we have... Show More

Spitfire and Excelsior: 1 + 1 > 2

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

Hylea Cobalt - Excellent assays from drilling

Mark Gordon

Hylea Metals has released the first assays from the recently completed 54 hole, 3,621m reverse circulation/aircore drilling programme from the largely untested, 100% held Hylea Cobalt Project. The Project is located in the Fifield district of NSW, 50km from CleanTeq's Sunrise Project, and also located close to laterite projects held... Show More

Centaurus - Brazilian copper and cobalt

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

Rimfire Pacific - Multi metal prospectivity in one project

Mark Gordon

Rimfire Pacific is a Company that has been operating in the Fifield region of New South Wales for some time now with the primary focus on arc-related copper and gold mineralisation. The original focus was on platinum, with the Company’s tenements hosting the historic Fifield deep lead and shallow hard... Show More

Hylea - Drilling for cobalt

Mark Gordon

Expect plenty of upcoming news from Hylea Metals, with a 50 hole, 3000m RC programme having recently commenced at the Tigers Creek Co-Ni-Pt-Sc prospect within the broader Hylea Project, which is one of the last laterite occurrences in the Fifield district of New South Wales not yet hosting a JORC-compliant... Show More

Stonewall Resources - High Grade Gold

Mark Gordon

When “gold” and “South Africa” are mentioned in the same sentence, thoughts generally turn to the deep mines of the Witwatersrand, historically one of the world’s largest gold producers. However, the Wits was not the site of South Africa’s first gold rush; that honour goes to the Pilgrim’s Rest-Sabie gold... 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.

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