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BHP is moving quickly to feed an increasing nickel need for electric cars as new technology moves to cut cobalt/manganese requirements

(CONFERENCES) The turnaround in the situation of the Australian gold mining sector is credited for the revival in enthusiasm for the annual Diggers & Dealers forum this week, but it's about much more than gold.

(LEGISLATION)
Angola seeks to attract the world's diamond miners again by freeing up restrictions on project ownership levels and marketing of product.

(SPECIALTY METALS) Specialty commodities-focused mining and exploration company Pioneer Resources gives the go-ahead for construction of Australia’s first mine producing the rare and highly valuable metal caesium.

(LOGISTICS) Ironbark Zinc expects to gain vital 'proof of concept' evidence with the visit of a pioneering cargo ship to the site of its planned 200,000tpa Citronen zinc project on Greenland's Arctic Ocean coast.

Swedish delays and backflips on coexistence with traditional reindeer herding communities frustrates Tertiary Minerals over exploitation permit for its Storuman fluorspar project.

(DEVELOPMENT) Resolute Mining is targeting a development decision in 2019 after gaining its environmental permit and completing an updated feasibility study for the underground development of the mothballed Bibiani gold mine in Ghana.

(EXPLORATION) Canadian explorer BlueBird Battery Minerals continues its Australian buying spree with a $5.5M binding agreement to earn 75% of a large landholding in the emerging cobalt exploration belt near Broken Hill.

(EXPLORATION)
Australian mining services company Swick has secured the first commercial agreement for use of world-first non-destructive core scanning technology for mineral analysis.

(DEVELOPMENT)
After completing programs to de-risk the Honeymoon uranium project, Boss Resources has started planning to ready it for a uranium market recovery.

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