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(COMMENTARY)
The second major discovery of coarse gold at the historic Beta Hunt nickel mine in the Kambalda region of Western Australia underlines Canadian-based miner RNC Minerals’ confidence it has cracked the code of a rare coincidence of adjacent but distinct mineralised zones.

New mines set to fuel Canada’s 2.7% annual gold growth rate out to 2023 as the sector continues to struggle with mine financing, rising costs and declining grades

(INVESTMENT)
The difficulty in attracting UK financiers to a PGM development, even the largest and most advanced in South America, has resulted in Jangada Mines finding a buyer for its Pedra Branca project in Brazil.

Consultant dismisses media reports Australia running out of gold, despite 4% Mar qtr 2019 fall to 78t from Q4 18, albeit the highest Q1 output since 1998

(EMPLOYMENT)
A survey by global professional recruiting group Hays predicts a ‘tug of war’ over salaries as the Australian mining sector emerges from its prolonged employment slump with skill shortages start to emerge.

(SOVEREIGN RISK)
The world’s leading supplier of emeralds, rubies and other coloured gemstones continues the mining sector’s attempts to tackle the Zambian government over its demands for a greater share of mineral resource profits.

(COMMENTARY)
Indian conglomerate Adani Group’s long-stalled plans for a massive thermal coal development are likely to find a much more sympathetic official ear after Australian voters swung solidly behind the jobs and development rhetoric of incumbent PM Scott Morrison at the weekend.

Does New Zealand offer some lessons for Australian voters as they prepare for Australia’s federal election this weekend? Veteran mining journalist and commentator ROSS LOUTHEAN has unmatched experience in covering the resources sector in both countries, and sees significant risks if Australia’s Greens win the level of influence on government as their Kiwi counterparts.

(FINANCIAL)
Fifteen weeks after the collapse of a tailings dam wall at its Córrego do Feijão iron ore mine, Brazilian mining giant Vale has published the first comprehensive statement of the financial implications of the disaster in its March quarterly report.

Britain’s 1st coal-free electricity week sets the stage for complete alternate power generation by 2025

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