Gold prices boost Newcrest

GOLD producer Newcrest Mining has unveiled an increased underlying profit of $280m for the six-month period ended December 2019, although gold production for the...

Soaring Tesla excites metals markets

US electric vehicle maker Tesla (NASDAQ: TSLA) has seen an incredible run-up in its share price over the past few days, sparking interest in...

Impact revisit Broken Hill palladium project

PERTH’S Impact Minerals has responded to record palladium prices to extend exploration at its Broken Hill project in NSW. A new geodynamic framework for the...

$1b lithium mine on hold

CONTINUED weak lithium prices have forced Wesfarmers (ASX: WES) and its Chilean partner SQM to delay the construction of the Mt Holland lithium project...

St Barbara production dips

AUSTRALIAN gold miner St Barbara has lowered its production target to 370,000-400,000oz for the financial year ending June 2020, from 380,000-420,000oz for the period...

Ravensthorpe reopens on nickel surge

FIRST Quantum Minerals expects to ship its first nickel concentrate from its mine in Ravensthorpe, WA, by April this year. The first shipment of sulphur,...

BHP iron ore guidance steady

BHP is maintaining its production guidance for its WA iron ore operations at between 273mt-286mt on a 100pc basis for the June 2020-ended financial...

Western Areas seals offtake deals

AUSTRALIAN nickel producer Western Areas has completed two offtake deals for its WA high-grade Forrestania Nickel Operation concentrate product which is a feedstock for...

Gold soars on Iran attacks

GOLD peaked to a near seven-year high of US$1579.72 after the US launched a deadly attack against Iranian military leader Major General Qassem Soleimani. The...

Rio Tinto forecasts higher iron production

AUSTRALIAN miner Rio Tinto is expecting to achieve iron ore production of between 330m and 343mt for the 2020 year after its production for...
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