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(EXPLORATION) Why spend years kicking rocks in the search for new deposits when untapped reserves may lie untapped in abandoned historic mines? That's the strategy driving Bluebird Merchant Ventures in its work to reopen two historic gold and silver mines in South Korea.

(MARKETING) Ethical ruby producer Mustang Resources elects to switch its marketing focus to securing a regular cash-flow and building its customer relationships via shopfront sales. MBM Correspondent reports

With Australian gold production breaking the 300t mark in 2017, the country’s output is set to challenge 1997’s all-time record annual gold production of 314t, report

(SOVEREIGN RISK) The Czech government has terminated a memorandum of understanding with European Metals Holdings over the giant Cinovec lithium-tin project, but the Australian-based explorer continues to insist it has full rights to explore and develop Europe's largest lithium deposit. By MBM Correspondent

(LITIGATION) New Century Resources and Nyrstar, the world's second-largest end user of zinc concentrate, have agreed to forget all about a 10-year-old contract row after signing a new offtake agreement.

(COAL MINING) Australian Pacific Coal targets a mid-209 restart of the Hunter Valley's long-idle Dartbrook coal mine with a new underground development plan.

The rationalisation of the world’s top iron ore and nickel producer sees Vale set to shave $150M+ off its nickel costs by end 2019 and cut iron ore’s financial contribution to 70% from 90% in 2 years

(EXPLORATION) Artemis Resources has gained West Australian mining and environmental approvals for a bulk sampling plan it expects will establish gold grades for its complex conglomerate-hosted mineralisation.

(DRILLING) Australian international drilling contractor Swick working with clients to claw back savings from low-margin contracts it agreed in the depths of the mining downturn.

(FINANCING) Gold Road negotiates $A150M funding facilities and an extended gold hedging facility with a syndicate of banks to support the transition through pre-completion and commissioning phases at its 50-50 joint venture with Gold Fields at the Gruyere project in Western Australia. John Feary reports

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Mining Billboard

Insights and analysis from leading industry commentators