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(DEVELOPMENT)
Increasing resources and growing confidence in its mining studies have encouraged Consolidated Resources to adapt a staged development strategy that will see the historic Plomosas zinc-lead-silver mine back in production by the end of this year.

(INDUSTRIAL MINERALS)
Quick Graphmada graphite ramp-up has Bass Metals on track to become a material producer of industrial concentrates from its new Madagascar project.

(COAL MARKETS)
Australian miner New Hope's confidence in the continuing demand of Asian power generators for thermal coal lies behind its planned $860M acquisition of Wesfarmers Resources' 40% stake in the Bengalla coal mine.

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.

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Mining Billboard

Insights and analysis from leading industry commentators