South32 doubles Cash Pile

Thu, 20/10/2016 - 08:19 (not verified)
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Today South32, the world's biggest producer of manganese, said it more than doubled its cash on hand in the September quarter due to a cost cutting drive and as commodities prices recovered.
"Stronger commodity prices and cost saving initiatives delivered a further $US239 million increase in our net cash position to $US551 million, despite the impact of annual payments that followed year end and the typical lag in commodity pricing," chief executive Graham Kerr said.

Evolution acquires Marsden copper-gold project

Mon, 17/10/2016 - 15:57 (not verified)
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Today Evolution Mining Limited advised that it has entered into a binding agreement with Newcrest Mining to acquire the Marsden copper-gold project.
Marsden is a copper-gold porphyry deposit located immediately to the south-east of Evolution’s Cowal gold mine in New South Wales, and is the nearest known sizeable mineral deposit to the Cowal operation outside the Cowal tenement package; as such, it has strategic value to Evolution’s exploration activities in the region. Technical review by Evolution has shown that the potential to develop the Marsden deposit is enhanced by utilising the Cowal milling circuit and associated infrastructure.
Jake Klein, Executive Chairman of Evolution said “The Marsden project provides long term optionality to our nearby Cowal operation and has the potential to further extend the life of what is already a long-life operation.”

Doray Records Broken

Wed, 31/08/2016 - 10:10 (not verified)
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Doray Minerals Ltd announced today strong earnings and record cash flow for the 2016 financial year, whilst funding and building the Company’s second high‐grade gold mine at Deflector.
Full year ending 30 June 2016 showed revenue of A$131.1 million and net profit before tax of A$17.5 million including a one off A$5.8 million exploration write-down. Doray’s Managing Director, Mr Allan Kelly, said Andy Well had delivered within production and cost guidance for the third consecutive year and the Company looked forward to reaping the benefits of having a second high‐grade gold operation for the first time with the ongoing ramp‐up of production from Deflector.
“Over the last 12 months, we achieved EBITDA of $62.7 million from revenue of $131.1 million, resulting in an outstanding EBITDA margin of 47.8%, amongst the highest of any ASX gold producer,” Mr Kelly said. “Our cash and debt position was also better than expected at the end of the financial year, as a combined result of higher gold prices being received for production at Andy Well and the new Deflector Project coming on line on schedule and within budget.”

High Grade Intercepts for Blackham

Tue, 16/08/2016 - 17:07 (not verified)
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Blackham Resources Ltd announced today the latest results received from underground drilling at the Bulletin mine with drilling from the Bulletin Decline continuing to produce excellent results between the historical stopes including:

6.0m @ 26.4g/t Au 
15.6m @ 7.51g/t Au
8m @ 7.05g/t Au

The diamond drill program was designed to infill the lode identified in Blackham’s previous round of drilling between two historical stoping areas. This current program will allow resources to be upgraded from unclassified or Inferred to Indicated.
Blackham’s Managing Director, Bryan Dixon, said “The latest Bulletin drilling has demonstrated the potential to continue growing the Wiluna resources close to surface. An updated Bulletin resource is likely to complement the work we are doing on the Wiluna open pits with both feed sources to be integrated into the Wiluna expansion study currently underway."

Little Wonder helps Millennium’s strategy

Tue, 09/08/2016 - 09:16 (not verified)
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Millennnium's latest drilling at Little Wonder outlines high grade gold intersections over a 850m strike. Drilling results obtained grades up to 19 gpt which helps to fullfil Millennium’s strategy to grow mine life at its Nullagine project. The Little Wonder deposit is located approximately 25 km north east of the Project’s processing plant and forms part of the Millennium’s Camel Creek mining centre.
"These results are outstanding and again demonstrate that our strategy to grow the mineral inventory and mine life at Nullagine is delivering substantial results,” Millennium Chief Executive Glenn Dovaston said, “when combined with the strong results announced recently from the initial deep drilling campaign, it is clear that there is the potential to significantly extend the existing mine life.”


Fri, 05/08/2016 - 13:48 (not verified)

Over the past few years, Metals X has made a number of shrewd acquisitions and has built a formidable, diversified mining company. It has three operating gold projects, four process plants with 5.5mtpa combined capacity and has built a gold resource base of 15.4 million ounces and ore reserves of 2.89 million ounces. It currently produces at a run-rate of 220,000 ounces per annum and has a clear plan to double this over the next few years. 
The Company now believes its base metals division can stand alone as a base metals company, with production from its tin and copper assets and expansion and growth assets in tin, copper and nickel. Given prevailing economic and market conditions, the Board of Metals X believes the time is now right, and its shareholders are better served, if the Company looks to separate its gold division from the remainder of the diversified base metal assets. The Company has completed an institutional placement to raise $100.6 million and is now undertaking a share purchase plan to raise up to $15 million.

Organic Growth at Regis

Fri, 29/07/2016 - 10:05 (not verified)
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Regis today announced its Maiden Resource at Tooheys Well of 547,000 ounces. Tooheys Well is located 2.5km south of the Garden Well gold mine and existing 5mtpa processing plant. Regis is currently drilling both immediately north and south of the 750 metres of strike covered by the resource. Regis Chairman Mark Clark said “It is very exciting to see the latest phase of our organic growth strategy deliver a 547,000 ounce maiden gold resource at the Tooheys Well project. With Tooheys Well located so close to the Garden Well processing plant, Regis is already working on this project with a view to delivering a substantial, high grade mill feed satellite project for Garden Well. We also look forward to continuing our intensive exploration effort in the Tooheys Well area and beyond.”

Bouncing back strongly

Thu, 07/07/2016 - 13:45 (not verified)
ramelius truck

Ramelius Resources Limited (ASX:RMS) announced today that production Guidance for the June 2016 Quarter has been exceeded with 32,752 ounces of gold produced from the Company’s operations in Western Australia. Ramelius also exceeded previously Upgraded Guidance for FY2016 with a total of 110,839 ounces of gold produced. Production came from their 3 operations Mt Magnet, Kathleen Valley and Vivien. Ramelius cash on hand now stands at close to $A50M. Mark Zeptner today said: “An excellent quarter from the operations teams, bouncing back strongly after a slightly lower March 2016 Quarter. We have finished the 2016 financial year above 110,000 ounces of gold production and will further build on this with 135,000 ounces in FY2017. Our Vivien mine is now commencing stope production and will have a significant impact on our gold production and bottom line margins going forward. On the exploration front, we have effectively doubled our budgeted total expenditure to A$10M, in order to further grow the mine life of our existing assets and also accelerate work on our newly granted tenements in the Tanami.”


Tue, 28/06/2016 - 15:04 (not verified)

Independence Group NL (ASX:IGO) has mined the first development ore at the Company’s Nova Project in Western Australia. The mining of first ore is an important milestone for IGO as it progresses construction and development of the world class nickel-copper-cobalt project. The Project was 90% complete as at the end of May 2016 and remains on schedule, and on budget, to commence production of nickel and copper concentrates in December 2016.

Australian Gold Miners the Brexit Winners

Fri, 24/06/2016 - 16:11 (not verified)
Brexit Gold

Fear and uncertainty in markets around the world gave a major lift to Gold Miners in Australia. Australian miners benefited from both a rising US gold price and a dropping Australian dollar. Australian Miners Newcrest Mining, Northern Star, Evolution and Saracen Minerals stocks were trading between 8.5% and 12.5% higher. The Australian gold price reached a high close to $1850 during the day.