western australia

Asset Allocation
Scott Williams

East Coasters can learn a lot by looking West - the home of the Boom & Bust! Because West Australia's economy is typically driven by the mining sector, it is very cyclical in nature. When iron ore and commodity prices crashed around 2012, so too did the WA economy. 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

Western Australia is one of the world’s global mining powerhouses, and one of the top gold producers. Within Western Australia, the Leonora-Leinster-Laverton region is a major gold producing district, with several operations with mills that potentially have spare capacity for toll treating or similar arrangements. Show More

Mark Gordon

We are now seeing the market stand up and take notice of Sayona Mining which continues to deliver on the Authier Lithium Project in Quebec, with recent advances including delivery of a positive updated PFS for the Project. Quebec is a well-regarded mining jurisdiction that ranked 6th globally in the... Show More

Mark Gordon

With the planned merger with Aphrodite Minerals (due to be completed in early January, and with the Scheme Booklet now available), Spitfire is continuing the transformational strategy of becoming a significant Australian gold developer. Work by the Company, headed by the Pilbara team of John Young and Neil Biddle, has... Show More

Mark Gordon

Having recently commenced a 5,000m reverse circulation over its South Australian Jumbuck Gold Project, we should expect steady news flow from Tyranna over coming months. The programmes will be targeting the key Typhoon and Greenewood prospects, with the aim to grow the current 100,000oz resource base towards the 500,000oz that... Show More

Crestone Wealth Management

Some of the brightest economic and investment minds in the business debated the big macro-economic issues at our latest Crestone Investment Forum. Read on for insights from Jacob Mitchell, Brett Gillespie, Vimal Gor, Dr Phillipp Hofflin, Robert Mead, Dr Michael McCorry, and Stephen Halmarick. Some of the key takeaways are... Show More

Mark Gordon

Sipa is a well-known explorer on the Australian scene, having been around for quite a while. Recent activities, led by a strong technical team, have been focussed on the Paterson North Project in Western Australia and the Kitgum Pader Project in Uganda, both of which have been returning very positive... Show More

Mark Gordon

Western Australia is one of the handful of jurisdictions globally that hosts salt lakes with brine chemistry suitable to produce the high value sulphate of potash fertiliser (commonly referred to as SoP) – current producers are in China, Tibet, the US and India. SoP has several advantages over the more... Show More

Mark Gordon

Kairos Minerals has recently commenced a 6,500m aircore drilling programme at its Roe Hills Gold/Nickel Project, following up on very promising results from an initial reconnaissance programme that intersected broad zones of near surface gold mineralisation. Roe Hills is located over the under-explored southern portion of the Kurnalpi Greenstone Terrane... Show More

Mark Gordon

Matsa Resources, cashed up with liquid assets of ~$7.2 million, is working towards near term production at the Fortitude Gold Project, located in the Lake Carey Project in the Eastern Goldfields of Western Australia. Fortitude, which has an estimated capex of $1.2 million, will be funded internally and has the... Show More