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LME ($US), Mar 13 –
Aluminium 1,677.00
Copper 5,530.50
Zinc 1,986.50
Nickel 12,565.00
Lead 1,781.00
Tin 16,400.00
Cobalt 28,000.00
Gold 1,521.70
Silver 14.515

COMEX ($US), Mar 13 –
Gold 1,528.90
Silver 14.685
Copper 2.4935
Platinum 763.30
Palladium 1,658.00

LBMA price data ($US), pm Mar 13 –
Gold 1,562.80
Silver 15.77000
Platinum 782.00
Palladium 1,744.00

NYMEX ($US) 62% Fe CFR China, Mar 13 –
Iron ore 90.13

Public holidays –
Mar 16: JJ Roberts Birthday Holiday (Liberia)
Mar 16: Benito Juárez's Birthday Memorial (Mexico)
Mar 17: Sheikh Mujibur Rahman’s Birthday (Bangladesh)
Mar 17: St Patrick’s Day (Ireland)
Mar 18: Soldiers’ Day (Mongolia)
Mar 19: Saint Joseph's Day (Costa Rica)
Mar 20: Norooz Persian New Year
Mar 20: Spring Equinox (Japan)
Mar 20: International Francophonie Day (DR Congo)
Mar 20: Independence Day (Tunisia)
Mar 21: Human Rights Day (South Africa)
Mar 21: Al Isra' wal Miraj (Jordan)

Revised production guidance for the 12 months ending 30 June 2020 -

LME ($US), Mar 6
Aluminium 1,687.00
Copper 5,624.00
Zinc 1,978.00
Nickel 12,710.00
Lead 1,880.00
Tin 16,910.00
Cobalt 33,000.00
Gold 1,671.80
Silver 17.305

COMEX ($US), Mar 6
Gold 1,674.20
Silver 17.345
Copper 2.554
Platinum 904.1
Palladium 2,462.20

LBMA price data ($US), pm Mar 6
Gold 1,683.35
Silver 17.48000
Platinum 895.00
Palladium 2,571.00

NYMEX ($US) 62% Fe CFR China, Mar 6
Iron ore 89.18

Conferences –
Mar 10-14: ConExpo-Con/Agg, Las Vegas (USA)

Australia’s largest gold producers for the 2019 calendar year -
Cadia 871,246oz (Newcrest Mining)
Boddington 703,000oz (Newmont)
Fosterville 619,367oz (Kirkland Lake Gold)
Tropicana 513,433oz (AngloGold Ashanti 70%, Independence Group 30%)
Tanami 500,000oz (Newmont)
- Source: Surbiton Associates

LME ($US), Feb 28 –
Aluminium 1,663.00
Copper 5,573.00
Zinc 2,018.50
Nickel 12,160.00
Lead 1,869.00
Tin 16,225.00
Cobalt 33,000.00
Gold 1,567.70
Silver 16.490

COMEX ($US), Feb 28 –
Gold 1,587.30
Silver 16.68
Copper 2.5445
Platinum 866.40
Palladium 2,500

LBMA price data ($US), pm Feb 28 –
Gold 1,609.85
Silver 17.18500
Platinum 871.00
Palladium 2,719.00

NYMEX ($US) 62% Fe CFR China, Feb 28 –
Iron ore 82.93

Conferences –
Mar 1-4: PDAC 2020, Toronto (Canada)

Public holidays –
Mar 2: Green Monday (Cyprus)
Mar 2: Adwa Victory Day (Ethiopia)
Mar 2: Clean Monday (Greece)
Mar 2: History and Chamorro Heritage Day (Guam)
Mar 2: Election Day (Israel)
Mar 2: Peasants’ Day (Myanmar)
Mar 2: Lavity Stoutt's Birthday (British Virgin Islands)
Mar 3: Liberation Day (Bulgaria)
Mar 3: Martyrs’ Day (Malawi)
Mar 5: Missionary Day (French Polynesia)
Mar 6: Independence Day (Ghana)
Mar 8: International Women’s Day

2020 production guidance (Rio Tinto share, unless otherwise stated) -

  • Pilbara iron ore (shipments, 100% basis) 324-334Mt (updated Feb 2019 to accommodate cyclone Damien impact)
  • Bauxite 55-58Mt
  • Alumina 7.8-8.2Mt
  • Aluminium 3.1-3.3Mt
  • Mined copper 530,000-570,000t
  • Refined copper 205,000-235,000t
  • Diamonds 12-14Mct
  • Titanium dioxide slag 1.2-1.4Mt
  • Iron Ore Company of Canada pellets and concentrate 10.5-12Mt
  • Boric oxide equivalent ~0.5Mt

2020 unit cost guidance -

The top 10 jurisdictions in the Canadian think tank Fraser Institute's annual survey of mining and exploration investment for 2019 -
1. Western Australia
2. Finland
3. Nevada
4. Alaska
5. Portugal
6. South Australia
7. Republic of Ireland
8. Idaho
9. Arizona
10. Sweden

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