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Australia's Paydirt April 2018  

Australia's Paydirt

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April 2018

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Long-time mineral sands hopeful Image Resources is set to green light the zircon-rich Boonanarring project, 80km north of Perth. While project funding couldn’t be arranged with any of Australia’s big four banks, Image found noted mining financiers Pala Investments Ltd and Castlelake L.P. more forthcoming with a $50 million loan. Mark Andrews spoke with Image managing director Patrick Mutz and executive director George Sakalidis ahead of the company making a decision to mine... read more


Australia has the potential to capture $2 trillion worth of value stemming from the lithium sector alone in the next few years. Western Australia, in particular, hosts some of the best lithium resources in the world, however, a complementary downstream processing industry in country is at this stage very small. Key players in the broader battery minerals field shared their thoughts on what needs to happen for Australia to take advantage of the battery boom. Mark Andrews reports ... read more

Battery Minerals

Paydirt’s first ever Battery Minerals Conference in Perth was a showcase of the emerging companies which host an array of battery mineral-related commodities with bright futures in the sector. Paydirt brings full coverage from the two-day event... read more

Regional Roundup

South Australian powerhouse Oz Minerals has made its most decisive corporate move in years, swooping to acquire emerging Brazilian-focused copper producer Avanco Resources in a plus-$410 million deal. Oz has tried to diversify beyond Australian borders in the past, however, the Avanco proposal is the most real deal yet. Dominic Piper spoke to Oz chief executive Andrew Cole when the transaction was announced... read more


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