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A COVID-19 unscathed Kinross Gold has lifted its Q2 20 profit to $195.7M on the back of its 3 biggest and lowest costs mines

Lundin Mining is forging ahead, with minimal problems from COVID-19 and turning a Q1 20 $111.5 loss into a Q2 20 $38.7M profit

FYCY 20 copper-gold-nickel expectations have been cut again following lower Q2 20 production and an increased loss in the wake of the COVID19 pandemic

Australian iron ore major Fortescue says strong Chinese demand and the success of its integrated production and marketing strategy will sustain its Pilbara operations after its record performance in FY20. John Feary reports

Despite a horror Q2 20 with COVID-19 hit gold production down, costs up and FY/CY20 guidance cut, Alamos Gold has managed a $24M turnaround to $11.7M profit. By MBM’s North American correspondent

Canada-focused Aussie Champion Iron has avoided the sharp edged of the COVID-19 pandemic to post record quadrupled Q1 21 net income up to $75.6M

Global miner Rio Tinto’s posting of a maiden Winu resource and its new discovery nearby justify the growing excitement over the potential of the Paterson province in the Pilbara region of Western Australia.

Partners Gold Fields and Gold Road celebrate an ‘outstanding achievement’ in the first year of production as their Gruyere gold mine in Western Australia’s North-Eastern Goldfields achieves record June quarter production.

Record cash flows as gold-silver-copper miner Evolution Mining sees FY 20 gold-silver down, copper up and higher costs.

Antofagasta Q2 20 copper production down 8.4%, gold down 29.3%, costs up 2.7%

Aussie Aurelia’s big FY20 gold fall has been partially offset by base metal rises, but with AISC well up

Global miner BHP says it has learned ‘new ways of working’ that have delivered record full year performance across several commodities in the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic.

Despite COVID-19, Vale has managed to lifted Q2 20 iron ore/nickel/cobalt production, with copper, manganese, coal and gold sliding

Saracen has flagged an up to $200M FY 20 net profit from $1.07B revenue on the Super Pit’s 1st 132,595oz contribution. By Mark Mentiplay

The $US67.5M development of a smelting hub in Indonesia by Gulf Manganese has been halted just two months from its targeted first production due to coronavirus-induced delays to the closing of its vital structured loan facility.

Rio Tinto begins the transition back to normal rostering at its West Australian iron ore operations as COVID-19 fightback successes help bring first half export shipments back on track for FY2020 guidance.

OceanaGold PEA backs Waihi, NZ, expansion to produce another 2.2Moz gold over 15-years starting next year

Sierra Metals has had a relatively good 9-months, despite its 3 Peru/Mexico operations being hit by fallout from the COVID-19 pandemic

All 3 of Hochschild’s S American gold-silver operations have taken a hammering from COVID-19 shutdowns

Rockhaven Resources’ $358M capex Klaza precious/base metals project in Yukon given a $540M post-tax NPV5% thumbs up in report flagging 980,560oz AuEq in 1st 12-years

Southern Empire launches mutually agreed all-share bid for MAS Gold and its 2 prime currently 512,600oz gold potential in Canada

Alto Mets has launched a $5.1M raising for its 331,000oz WA gold project after rejecting latest takeover offer

The Tucano mine in Brazil has countered big falls in Mexican production to lifted Q2 20 gold equiv output 11%

Paladin’s Langer Heinrich Uranium Mine restart plan flags 17-year LoM peaking at 5.9Mlb pa for 7-years.

Australian explorer Calidus Resources is accelerating plans to commence construction in six months for the development of its Warrawoona gold project in the East Pilbara of WA after an updated prefeasibility study pointing to a lower capital and lower risk route to near-term gold production. John Feary reports

Genesis has executive a 2-pronged expansion move to underpin the establishment of a new gold mine in Western Australia

Red 5 is looking beyond short-term issues that have affected June quarter production with a transitional strategy that will see it establish two independent long-life production hubs in Western Australia.

Australia’s OZ Minerals has outlined an opportunity to transform its Carrapateena underground copper-gold mine into a world-class project in scale, production, life of mine and costs by adopting a two-stage block cave development to follow its current sub-level cave operation.

Significant growth in reserves have enabled Nusantara Resources to forecast higher initial production and extended mine life as it continues development funding discussions for its 100%-owned Awak Mas gold project in South Sulawesi, Indonesia.

Canadian gold miner TMAC Res has staged a $610m turnaround, cutting its Q1 20 loss to $18M

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