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KAZ Minerals is betting its experience of developing large-scale, low-cost mines in Kazakhstan can be transferred to a likely $US5.5B capital project in the remote Chukotka region of far eastern Russia with its acquisition of the Baimskaya copper project.

The 1st development of Aquila Resources’ $405M, $259M NPV Back-40 gold-zinc project in Michigan envisages 468,000oz gold/512Mlbs zinc over an initial 7-years

GME Resources plans more engagement with potential strategic partners and offtake parties after completing a prefeasibity study on its proposed $US966M development of its NiWest nickel-cobalt project in Western Australia.

Gold equiv production/sales down and costs up push Kinross Gold profit down to $2.4M from $125M

Red 5 says it's on-track to become a 100,000ozpa Australian gold producer in the coming 12 months after posting a 133% increase in ore reserves at its Darlot and King of the Hills projects in WA. John Feary reports

Unrealised costs, lower gold output, higher production costs fuel $9.5M Q2 18 profit-to-loss turnaround for Alamos Gold

The Philippines government has finally given approval for Red 5 to construct new tailings facilities at its Siana gold mine, but the Duterte administration's anti-mining rhetoric remains a strong deterrent to reopening the mothballed project.

Beadell Resources has reduced FY2018 gold production guidance by 13% as it juggles the disruptions of a change of mining and project management operators and delays in completing a plant upgrade at its Tucano gold mine in Brazil.

Talks with the West Australian government over the formula for calculating state royalties hold hopes for BCI Minerals of smoothing the volatility of earnings from the Mineral Resources-operated Iron Valley mine. John Feary reports

A substantial cut in New Gold’s FY18 gold expectations has come with Q2 18’s loss blow out to $302M helped by a $282M impairment. By MBM’s North American Correspondent

Yamana Gold flags FY18 gold-copper guidance rises on Q2 18 $173M loss-to-profit turnaround

Non-cash charges overcome higher gold production/sales resulting in Eldorado Gold suffering a $33M turnaround from profit to a $24.4M loss for Q2 18

Innovative Mineral Resources agreement provides the logistics solution Chinese-backed Brockman Mining has been seeking for the Marillana iron ore project.

The rightly much lauded Nova Nickel Project in Western Australian has stamped its authority on Independence, lifting FY18 profit $36M to $53M. Mark Mentiplay reports

Newmont Mining’s Q2 18 profit jump to $274M has come with a rocketing $143M free cash flow, despite easing gold prodn, higher costs and a gold lower price

An Anglo American double – a 9% H1 18 profit slide to $1.3B and a green light for the $5.3B Quellaveco Copper Project

Barrick Gold plunges to $94M Q2 18 loss, with adjusted net earnings more than halved to $81M, despite gold up a little, but copper down

Uranium major Cameco has posted a $131M turnaround to a $76M Q2 18 loss and extended its 10-month prime asset shutdown indefinitely. By MBM’s N American correspondent

Tigers Realm still confident of meeting its 2018 targets at Project F in Russia’s Far East despite the impacts of an even more challenging winter than anticipated on its June quarter production.

A record Q4 18 sees iron ore major Fortescue Metals’ FY18 shipments steady at 170Mt and targeting a top-end 173Mt in FY19. By Mark Mentiplay

Global copper-gold-moly prodn increases lift Freeport-McMoRan’s Q2 18 profit $177M to $869M. BY MBM’s North American correspondent

Despite lower production from Antofagasta’s big Los Pelambres operation due to April/May’s pipeline outage, Q2 18 copper/gold prodn well up

On the heels of a maiden resource for its flagship Thompson Bros Lithium Proj in Alaska, Nova has announced a $24M spin-off to give the project a new home. By Mark Mentiplay

Expanded processing, control systems and better big mining equipment sharing at Polyus’ core operations fuel a 19% jump in Q2 18 gold production.

A new study of Ardea’s WA nickel-copper project dramatically lifts output, project value, LoM and rate-of-return, among other things

With an Odysseus boost on the near horizon, Western Areas has seen FY18 nickel production fall, with costs and prices up

Doray Minerals' discovery of new high-grade lodes and growing geological understanding underpins a 43% increase in forecast life of mine production from its Deflector gold mine in Western Australia. John Feary reports

A 41% fall in gold production aided by a $24M+ impairment on a project being sold, has cut Acacia Mining’s H1 18 profit 51% to $31M

Cost savings and increasing underground mining is paying off for Shanta Gold, with Q2 18 gold production well up and costs well down

With the Minas Rio iron ore suspension likely to keep hurting Anglo American until early next year, the global miner is seeing increased returns from its other operations.


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