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Australia's Paydirt February 2018  

Australia's Paydirt

This month's featured issue
February 2018

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Inside this month's issue


The rejuvenation of the commodity sector is complete with mineral sands prices on an upward trajectory. The positive sentiment and outlook for mineral sands has encouraged Iluka Resources to go ahead with the Cataby project in Western Australia, while Base Resources is wiping off debt and expanding its portfolio in Africa. Michael Washbourne reports... read more


The participation rate of women in mining is increasing but the industry is still lagging other sectors. Sharon Warburton, who sits on the boards of Fortescue Metals Group and Gold Road Resources, is an inspiration for females looking to carve a career in mining. Juggling full-time board positions, volunteering roles and motherhood is no easy task, but as Warburton explains, it is doable. Mark Andrews sat down with Warburton to see what a day in the life of a full-time non-executive director looks like... read more

IPO class of 2017

Almost 30 new resources floats joined the ASX in 2017, with more expected to join the party this year. Gold was popular among the IPO Class of 2017, while watchful ASX investors now have a smattering of new cobalt and lithium plays to consider. Paydirt provides a snapshot on the fresh faced ASX-listed companies looking to make an impression in 2018... read more

Southern states

Kirkland Lake Gold has put Victoria’s resources sector back on the map. The company is targeting a production rate of 400,000 ozpa gold from the Fosterville mine, near Bendigo, by 2021. As there is general positivity in the mining sector at the moment, Kirkland’s success in Victoria may spur other companies to revisit some of the missed opportunities within the State... read more


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