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Australian explorer Haoma Mining has been dumped from its ASX listing after refusing to retract claims about the discovery of "watermelon seed-like" gold nuggets in its exploration for conglomerate-hosted mineralisation in the WA Pilbara region.

The growing pressure coming from Chinese steelmakers for price discounts on lower-grade iron ore makes life more challenging for many producers, and has Mineral Resources intensifying its search for blending and other possible solutions. John Feary reports

The 'supply-side strike' that has seen uranium giants Cameco, Kazatomprom and Areva announce production cutbacks is creating a favourable market environment for Vimy Resources to reach a development decision on Mulga Rocks, touted to be Western Australia's first operating uranium mine.

Trump's man switches direction in favour of higher environmental scrutiny for the giant Pebble copper and gold project in Alaska.

New BDO report flags continuing big increases in resources exploration spending and financing cash inflows

Australian government economists predict a 25% fall in iron ore prices over the next two years, but still think 95% of production will still be profitable at $US49/t.

Orinoco Gold is confident a 'back to basics' approach to mining and processing will help it to unveil the full potential of its 100%-owned Cascavel gold mine in the central Brazilian state of Goiás.

Lenders take control of Australian producer Griffin Coal after Lanco Group fail to meet payment instalment on $900M debt.

Antofagasta prepares to resume long-term planning for a potential 100-year copper-nickel-PGM develoment in Minnesota after the Trump administration reverses an Obama-era environmental ban.

Southern Gold is contemplating its next steps after unexpected exploration results pointed to an opportunity for an underground operation with gold as its primary target at South Korea's historic Weolyu silver mine.


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