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With Australian gold production breaking the 300t mark in 2017, the country’s output is set to challenge 1997’s all-time record annual gold production of 314t, report

(SOVEREIGN RISK) The Czech government has terminated a memorandum of understanding with European Metals Holdings over the giant Cinovec lithium-tin project, but the Australian-based explorer continues to insist it has full rights to explore and develop Europe's largest lithium deposit. By MBM Correspondent

(LITIGATION) New Century Resources and Nyrstar, the world's second-largest end user of zinc concentrate, have agreed to forget all about a 10-year-old contract row after signing a new offtake agreement.

(COAL MINING) Australian Pacific Coal targets a mid-209 restart of the Hunter Valley's long-idle Dartbrook coal mine with a new underground development plan.

The rationalisation of the world’s top iron ore and nickel producer sees Vale set to shave $150M+ off its nickel costs by end 2019 and cut iron ore’s financial contribution to 70% from 90% in 2 years

(EXPLORATION) Artemis Resources has gained West Australian mining and environmental approvals for a bulk sampling plan it expects will establish gold grades for its complex conglomerate-hosted mineralisation.

(DRILLING) Australian international drilling contractor Swick working with clients to claw back savings from low-margin contracts it agreed in the depths of the mining downturn.

(FINANCING) Gold Road negotiates $A150M funding facilities and an extended gold hedging facility with a syndicate of banks to support the transition through pre-completion and commissioning phases at its 50-50 joint venture with Gold Fields at the Gruyere project in Western Australia. John Feary reports

(CONTRACTING) A 60% improvement in revenue and the robust pipeline of opportunities have Australian mining contractor Macmahon forecasting better times after a series of setbacks.

(MINE PLANNING) St Barbara outlines new mining options that offer to extend the life of its 122-year-old Gwalia mine in Western Australia at least to 2031.


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