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Exploration activity in the NT’s Katherine region

The earth is moving in the Greater Katherine Region of Australia’s Northern Territory, with a flurry of exploration activity currently taking place and more land being pegged by major market players. Up 35 percent from the previous year, expenditure figures are also pointing to a promising future, says Dr. Ian Srimgeour of the Northern Territory…

15 Apr 2019, by Amy Sarcevic

Banking & Finance | Mining & Resources

Rio Tinto’s long awaited announcement ahead of Minerals and Investment Week

After months of speculation, Rio Tinto has finally pulled back the curtain on its exploration activity in the Paterson province. The firm first aroused suspicion when it began pegging land on what was already considered a hot exploration site, upping its tenements from 2335 to 13,000 square kilometers - as revealed by aerial photos that…

28 Feb 2019, by Amy Sarcevic

Banking & Finance | Mining & Resources

Industry outlook – TiO2 in an age of uncertainty and volatility

The past few years have written a promising narrative for titanium dioxide (TiO2), with a high – and growing - demand trend evident in figures for 2016, 2017; and in the first half of 2018. However, Reg Adams Managing Director of ARTIKOL UK warns of several - current and looming - macro-economic forces, which may…

22 Feb 2019, by Amy Sarcevic

Banking & Finance | Mining & Resources

Looming glut in lithium or supply shortfalls?

2018 is now firmly behind us, but the lithium oversupply concerns and bearish narrative that emerged early in the year have far from abated. While most analysts have agreed that the lithium demand trend is getting stronger each day, barely a week has passed without some new up- or down-stream challenge emerging that could threaten…

21 Jan 2019, by Amy Sarcevic

Mining & Resources

How Fitzroy Australia Resources plans to make its new greenfield site a success

Fitzroy Australia Resources is moving full steam ahead with its plans to open a new longwall mine in the Bowen Basin of Queensland, having just completed a bankable feasibility study and advancing the State and Federal approval processes. Construction is planned to commence in Q1, with first coal from the underground operation in Q1 2020…

14 Sep 2018, by Amy Sarcevic

Mining & Resources

Carnarvon’s historic oil find and what this means for the sector

Carnarvon and partner firm Quadrant have made a historic discovery of high-quality light oil in their Dorado-1 well; causing Carnarvon share prices to surge 57 percent this week. The quality and magnitude of the reserve has led many to describe it as one of the most significant discoveries of the North West Shelf. The 96m…

20 Jul 2018, by Amy Sarcevic

Mining & Resources

Mineral exploration in the NT

In recent months, mineral exploration in the Northern Territory (NT) has more than rebounded from its long-term downturn. For many years the region’s strong pipeline of mining projects were held back by low commodity prices, but with the upturn, many are now progressing strongly through the environmental approvals process. Expenditure figures are also pointing to…

5 Jul 2018, by Amy Sarcevic

Energy & Utilities | Mining & Resources

Looming glut in LNG or supply shortfalls?

The last few years have written a somewhat depressing narrative for the LNG industry, with price-cuts, layoffs and untold balance sheet damage. But shifting environmental policy in China is now creating significant demand for gas, which may well alter market sentiments and indicate a more positive outlook in the years ahead. That is, providing demand…

21 Jun 2018, by Amy Sarcevic

Mining & Resources

Australian coal prices reach six year high

Increased demand for electricity in China has prompted thermal coal prices to reach a six year high in recent days - almost double the lowest commodity rate of 2016. Meanwhile, the New South Wales government is forecasting $1.8 billion in mining revenue for the 2018 financial year (more than 90 per cent of which will…

8 Jun 2018, by Amy Sarcevic

Mining & Resources

Strength in a collective voice for the Global Zircon industry

As with many commodities Zircon and its derivatives are faced with a number of threats from thrifting and substitution, as well as increasing regulatory demands. In 2012 the Zircon Industry Association (ZIA) was conceived with an aim to bring to together the global industry and use the power of a collective voice to respond to…

12 Jan 2017, by Informa
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