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

November 2020

Volume 1, Issue 288

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M&A in Australian mining circles hit a high point in early October with Northern Star and Saracen announcing a nil-premium merger to create a $16 billion gold mining powerhouse. Paydirt asks industry insiders which companies are likely to be headline acts in the next round of consolidation in the resources sector.




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Salt Lake Potash (SO4) is on the cusp of exposing Australia to an entirely new industry early next year when it is poised to start potash production from Lake Way, NEAR Wiluna. Should SO4 be successful with its first foray into the potash scene, managing director Tony Swiericzuk & Co. could well be on the way to kick-starting the “Pilbara of potash” in WA’s Northern Goldfields region. Mark Andrew reports.






The international COVID-19 lockdown has brought into sharp relief the importance of strong local employment strategies in African mining operations. Dominic Piper speaks to miners across he continent about their approach to identifying and promoting local talent and how that is benefitting their companies and host countries.





Australian Nickel Conference

The 25th coming of Paydirt’s Australian Nickel Conference was fully charged. The growing narrative around batteries and electric vehicles fuelled by Elon Musk’s regular calls for more sustainable and reliable sources of nickel has boosted the sector in recent times. Nickel producers have revelled in Musk’s commentary and explorers appear to be responding in timely fashion. Both were on show for the one day only Australian Nickel Conference in Perth. Paydirt covered the event from all angles.





Africa Down Under

November is usually a time of reflection of the ADU that was, however, in the penultimate month of the year Paydirt and friends will gather to ensure that connections across the seas remain tight. Africa Down Under 2020 – November 4-6 at the Pan Pacific Perth – will be special for so many reasons, not the least the mining stories set to shape the continent in the years ahead.





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

Subscribe now to gain access to our full back catalogue.