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(DIGGERS & DEALERS)
It’s a trend that has been emerging for some months and, based on his conversations with brokers, analysts and fund managers at Diggers & Dealers in Kalgoorlie, leading mining sector commentator Ross Louthean suspects that traditional IPOs of early stage exploration projects are heading for the dust bin.

(DIGGERS & DEALERS)
The soaring gold price provided a dazzling background for OceanaGold as it outlined its global exploration activity to the Diggers & Dealers mining forum at Kalgoorlie in Australia. Ross Louthean reports

(DIGGERS & DEALERS)
Gold price momentum has made it a memorable finish for Australia’s most significant and popular annual mining forum. Veteran mining commentator Ross Louthean reports from the final Diggers & Dealers function in Kalgoorlie.

(DIGGERS & DEALERS)
It’s been said there has not been a new government in Australia over 20 years that did not come to power pledging to cut through red tape, yet somehow the bureaucratic burden keeps getting heavier. Leading resources commentator Ross Louthean reports on one of the most forthright speakers at the Diggers & Dealers mining forum, Westgold Resources MD Peter Cook.

(DIGGERS & DEALERS)
Rio Tinto Exploration points to the use of the application of drones, hyperspectral imaging and new data input among the sophisticated techniques that will be needed to reverse the collapse in exploration in Australia and around the world. Ross Louthean reports from Diggers & Dealers in Kalgoorlie.

Ecuadorian troops/police move to protect Hancock Prospecting’s gold-copper concession from illegal miners

(DIGGERS & DEALERS)
Former Australian PM John Howard impresses the national and international mining and business community with his wide-ranging review of political and economic issues to launch the 28th annual Diggers & Dealers mining forum in Kalgoorlie. Leading industry commentator Ross Louthean reports.

(DIGGERS & DEALERS)
Are the “experts” behind extravagant predictions of gold prices really no better than the racecourse touts of olden days? Respected gold consultant Sandra Close warns too many analysts are “brave but foolhardy”.

(GOVERNMENT)
Government pressure making mineral-rich Tanzania an unattractive environment for mining, coal producer Intra Energy warns.

(LOGISTICS)
High demurrage and supply chain impacts offset strong FY19 production and profit performance by Australian miner TerraCom’s $1 acquisition, the Blair Athol thermal coal mine.

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Mining Billboard

Insights and analysis from leading industry commentators