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Can African specialist Mark Bristow find a resolution that has eluded Barrick Gold executive chairman John Thornton to the damaging stand-off between its 63.9% subsidiary Acacia Mining and the Tanzanian government?

Orion Minerals keeps its Prieska zinc-copper project in South Africa on the fast track, following up a significant resource upgrade with a positive scoping study that will in turn lead to release of a bankable feasibility study in the June 2019 quarter.

In transforming its depleted openpit into an innovative, highly automated and sophisticated underground operations, Resolute Mining aims to set new standards in sustainable and responsible mining.

They’re from the government, and they’re going to reduce state charges on minerals extracted from brine. John Feary reports on the good news for the companies working to establish potash mining operations on West Australia’s many salt lakes.

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.

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.

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%.

‘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

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