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(COMMENTARY)
There’s still plenty to learn about the dramatic high speed crash of a fully laden iron ore train in the West Australian outback, about the impact on BHP’s export trade and the safety of its expensive Pilbara logistics chain.

(DEVELOPMENT)
Preliminary feasibility study confirms Sovereign Metals’ Malingunde project in Malawi as a globally significant coarse flake graphite development with the lowest estimated unit operating cost of current and future development pipeline.

(DEVELOPMENT)
Scoping study supports the potential for underground development that would complement the proposed openpit operation at Perseus Mining’s Yaouré gold project in Cote d’Ivoire

(COMMENTARY)
The importance of the nickel industry in Australia’s world-class mining pantheon has never been better covered than in the new history Australia’s Nickel Adventure. By Mark Mentiplay

(DEVELOPMENT)
Cobalt Blue has taken a unilateral decision to defer the BFS on its 70%-owned Thackaringa cobalt project in NSW, Australia, telling 30% JV partner Broken Hill Prospecting that more work is needed to de-risk development of a potential world-class operation.

(CONTRACTING)
The award of an extended mining services contract to Barminco at Independence Group’s Nova mine comes with agreement for a collaborative drive for new technological measures to deliver underground mining safety and productivity improvements. John Feary reports

(COMMENTARY)
The laying of criminal charges by Tanzania’s Prevention and Combating of Corruption Bureau against current and former employees as well as operating subsidiaries of Acacia Mining appear to be worsening tension over the role of its parent company, global gold giant Barrick Gold.

(CORPORATE STRATEGY)
Always-feisty Cleveland-Cliffs chairman-president-CEO Lourenco Goncalves says strong Q3 profit results demonstrate the success of the return to its roots as a supplier of high-grade iron ore pellets to the Great Lakes steel industry.

(SOVEREIGN RISK)
Australian-based Gulf Manganese has slowed progress on its Kupang smelter project after losing financial support due to a moratorium on mining activities in East Nusa Tenggara province.

(COMMENTARY)
Despite the instant responses of the anti-coal activists, sector leaders say the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change report supports the use of carbon dioxide removal and carbon capture and storage to help meet global warming targets.

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Mining Billboard

Insights and analysis from leading industry commentators