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Australia's Paydirt July 2017  

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July 2017

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Pilbara Minerals has finalised development funding for its Pilgangoora lithium-tantalum project in Western Australia. The company is on track to begin commissioning the mine in early 2018, while studies are also under way to assess the viability of an expanded project. Mark Andrews spoke to Pilbara Minerals managing director Ken Brinsden about the Pilgangoora project and fundamentals driving the lithium sector... read more


Despite sitting comfortably in the upper echelons of the Australian gold mining sector, OceanaGold is often forgotten when considering the larger Australian miners. With operations in New Zealand and Philippines and commercial production starting at Haile in the US, OceanaGold is striving to reach production in the realms of 600,000 ozpa gold. Dominic Piper visited Haile – the newest mine in OceanaGold’s portfolio – and followed up with a buoyant chief executive Mick Wilkes, who was happy to report record EBITDA of $US101 million was posted for the March quarter while net profit was up 26% to $US53.7 million... read more


Punters returned to Diggers & Dealers in droves last year and the 2017 show promises to be just as exuberant. There still remains volatility in the mining sector, however, the big miners have returned to profitability and cut debt, while capital is starting to trickle down into the junior end of town. Paydirt dedicates more than 50 pages to the stories likely to be topics of conversation in Kalgoorlie in August ... read more


The South Australian Resources & Energy Investment Conference was hosted by Paydirt in Adelaide recently. Mining and exploration activities have tailed off in the State in recent times but it was evident during the two-day conference there is desire from stakeholders to reverse the situation. Addressing the State’s energy problems was also high on the agenda and covered from all angles in this edition... read more





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