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Orvana Mins has followed its FY19 losses with more in Q1 20 that came with the shut-down of its Don Mario mine in Bolivia

Despite increased production of all its commodities, Hecla Mining has seen its FY19 loss blow out to $100M+

Barrick Gold likes the big Grasberg mine in Indonesia, not all of owner Freeport McMoRan, CEO Bristow

Coal sales down 21Mt+, impairments and write-offs have seen Peabody fall to a FY19 $211M net loss from FY18’s $544.4M profit

More than doubling FY19 gold production has seen Alacer Gold lift profit, with cash flow jumping to $255.2M from $99.3M

Glencore is looking for modest changes in FY20 commodity production losses, just easing out increases

Institutional shareholder undertakings give Australian-based TerraCom a 47% starting point for its unsolicited takeover offer for South African miner Universal Coal.

Fortescue Metals maintains forecasts of higher full year iron ore shipments underpinned by expectations of continued strong Chinese market demand.

Australia's Newcrest Mining chooses to end its 27-year relationship with the Gosowong gold mine rather than comply with the Indonesian government’s requirement to sell down from its current 75% shareholding to a minority interest.

On-going discussions with the Philippines Govt over the renewal of Oceanagold’s operational agreement and return to production cuts FY19 gold output by 63,000oz

A big jump in Q2 20 gold/silver output from Kingsrose Mining’s Sumatra operations lifts FY20 expectations

Completion of a DFS on its Chilalo project in Tanzania positions Graphex Mining as a vertically integrated manufacturer of high-value graphite products, as opposed to a graphite mining company.

Global miner Freeport-McMoRan has fallen to a FY19 $239M loss from a FY18 $2.6B profit, with all commodities down

Miner Sierra Metals expects to top a FY19 that saw increases in all its commodities production with an even better FY20

The ramping Ity CIL project was about the only bright spark in Endeavour Mining’s FY19 6% production jump to 651,000oz

High commodity production falls easily surpassed any gains for Anglo American in FY19, with metallurgical coal the only big winner and diamonds taking the biggest hit

Lundin Mining is expecting a similar FY/CY20 as 2019, which saw copper production up, but zinc/nickel down

The impact of capacity constraints as it juggles mining and development activities at depth at its flagship Gwalia mine in Western Australia have contributed to St Barbara reducing its June 2020 year gold production guidance.

MMG’s FY/CY20 copper production is expected to fall still further as the blockade spectre hangs over Las Bambas as a 14% FY19 zinc jump puts Aussie operations in the spotlight

Australian gold miner AuStar has withdrawn from its proposed acquisition of under-administration Centennial Mining, ending its hopes of consolidating a portfolio of mining and exploration assets in Victoria’s historically prolific alpine gold belt.

TMAC Resources has launched a strategic review that will consider its sale/merger, a J/V on its Hope Bay Mine and a new major shareholder

Anglo American’s £404.9M cash bid for Sirius Mines’ world class UK potash project comes with a warning that failure could lead to bankruptcy. By MBM’s UK correspondent

Mandalay Resources is expecting a big improvement in FY2020 gold production after an Aussie-led fall in FY19

World iron ore leader Rio Tinto predicts 3% increase in Pilbara shipments after first-half weather and operational challenges restrict FY2019 production.

IAMGOLD sees some new light after FY19 gold prodn fall to 762,000oz, with 2020 expecting about the same, but 2021 hoping for the top end of 760,000oz-840,000oz

Specialist Australian resources-focused private equity group EMR Capital has added a third Queensland mine to its international portfolio of eight major mines and projects with its up to $A300M acquisition of the Ravenswood gold mine in north Queensland from Resolute Mining.

After a disappointing 2019, Resolute Mining is ready to cash in on strong production growth, lower operating costs and reduced capital demands in the coming 12 months. John Feary reports

Consolidated Zinc admits it has been blindsided by the launching of complex legal proceedings launched by contractor Ganti over the termination of its mining contract at the Plomosas zinc-lead-silver mine in northern Mexico.

Big German engineer Siemens says that while it will honour its contract to participate in the Adani Group’s controversial Carmichael thermal coal project in Australia, it should have been wiser at the outset.

Australian miner Evolution has drastically worsened production and cost forecasts at its Mt Carlton gold mine in North Queensland after drilling significantly reduced ore resources it had expected to be mining over the next six months.

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