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(DEVELOPMENT)
Chinese-backed majority partner PanAust has outlined a radical change of development strategy in a new feasibility study for one of the world’s largest undeveloped copper-gold deposits, the giant Frieda River project in Papua New Guinea.

(BUREAUCRACY)
On the same day that an expert review committee cleared its Kuantan advanced materials plant of breaching safety conditions, the Malaysian government has hit Lynas Corporation with new pre-conditions on renewing its operating licence.

(DEVELOPMENT)
UK-based GCM Resources continues to build on its plans to deliver a holistic coal mine-to-power development proposal to the Bangladesh government that would increase the energy-starved country’s generation capacity by 50%.

(DEVELOPMENT)
‘Value over volume’ strategy to the fore as Rio Tinto gives the investment go-ahead for the new iron ore mine that it expects to set new benchmarks for mining automation and digital sophistication. John Feary reports

(DEVELOPMENT)
Provisional economic assessment confirms Argosy Minerals’ Rincon lithium project in Argentina as a world-leading projects for investment, earnings margins and market significance.

Despite Australian gold production easing a few thousand ounces in Q3 CY18, output remains at record levels and set to top 300t in CY18

(COMMENTARY)
New IEA research showing that coal will continue to play a key role in meeting the growing global energy demand for decades to come makes it even more necessary for international action to advance low-emissions technologies such as carbon capture, use and storage.

(DEVELOPMENT)
DFS lowers forecast capital costs and recommends an immediate move to development of Diatreme Resources’ shovel-ready Cyclone zircon project in Western Australia.

(MERGERS & ACQUISITIONS)
The search for scale and global visibility has driven West Australian gold miners Silver Lake Resources and Doray Minerals into a merger that will create a mid-tier regionally focused company with forecast production of over 200,000oz and a current resource base of 4.6Moz gold equivalent.

(EXPLORATION)
After generations as the major source of iron ore for the global seaborne trade and last year’s excitement about a rush for conglomerate-hosted gold mineralisation, now the Pilbara region of Western Australia is generating more excitement over its potential for major copper discoveries. And it may be based to some extent on unconfirmed rumours.

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Mining Billboard

Insights and analysis from leading industry commentators