Australia’s Paydirt

Australia’s Paydirt magazine is a highly regarded mining magazine which circulates internationally and features diverse coverage of the metals and minerals industry.

For 25 years, the monthly publication has delivered news, opinion and features focusing on the latest developments in the resources sector worldwide.

Paydirt’s journalists travel far and wide to bring its readership in depth coverage of companies and emerging projects within Australia and around the world.

The magazine plays an important role in the sector and thrives on providing key insights on the mining industry to a loyal and receptive audience, including senior mining executives, financial institutions and investors.

Latest Issue

August 2022

Volume 1, Issue 307

Subscribe now to gain access to all articles and our full back catalogue.

Monthly Content


Raleigh Finlayson’s Genesis Minerals has made the first move in its bid to consolidate the Leonora gold district, announcing a $111 million merger with the embattled Dacian Gold. While the deal offers a potential processing route for the company’s 2 moz Ulysses project, there could be another option waiting in the wings after Genesis resumed talks with St Barbara surrounding a business combination that could create Australia’s next 300,000 ozpa gold producer. Michael Washbourne reports







Site Visit

When a very green, young geologist named Ed Ainscough first set foot in Kambalda 35 years ago, little did he known he would one day sensationally return to the region to continue his search for Western Australia’s next big nickel discovery. Since listing a bit over 12 months ago, Ainscough’s Lunnon Metals has barely skipped a beat at the aptly named Kambalda nickel project. Fraser Palamara joined Ainscough for a tour of the prized 2.2mt nickel asset to find out more about the British expat’s “circle of life”








Only a few years ago, Sandfire Resources was pondering an uncertain future as copper reserves at its DeGrussa mine in Western Australia rapidly depleted. The Karl Simich-led company identified the undeveloped Motheo project in Botswana as a potential next cab off the rank but still needed another operating asset to fill the looming production gap. Enter the MATSA complex in Spain and Sandfire is now a truly global miner. Simich sits down with Paydirt editor Dominic Piper to reflect on the company’s journey so far and why bigger is always better in the copper space





Africa Down Under Preview

The return of international and interstate guests for the first time in three years are enough cause for celebrations ahead of the 20th edition of Africa Down Under in Perth on August 31-September 2. Several African delegations, including mines ministers and senior government officials from Gabon, Ghana, Nigeria and Zimbabwe, are already confirmed as attending. Our bumper 68-page preview to the conference takes a look at the anticipated major talking points as well as the various businesses and organisations thriving on the continent.




Previous Issues

For over 25 years, the Australia’s Paydirt monthly publication has delivered news and opinion on the business of mining, from gold and precious metals to base metals and battery minerals; international news with a particular focus on Africa and Latin America; feature stories include project site visits, events coverage and mining services features.

Subscribe now to gain access to our full back catalogue.