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NextOre – Breakthrough Ore Sorting Technology

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CSIRO announced today the formation of NextOre, a new company created by RFC Ambrian, Advisian Digital and CSIRO. The company has been formed to commercialise Magnetic Resonance ore sorting technology, a breakthrough technology capable of operating at up to 5,000 tonnes per hour.  With an initial focus on copper, contracts have already been secured with two tier one mines, and…

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African Gold M&A — The Market’s Open

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Today we are publishing a thematic report on African Gold M&A entitled The Market is Open. In this report we take a look at the past, present and future for M&A activity in the African gold space (excluding South Africa). We review M&A activity over the past ten years to provide some context, we assess the current strategies and financial…

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Coking Coal — Showing its Mettle

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The scarcity value of the commodity and investable companies in the coking coal space makes it an interesting and under-analysed sector for equity investors. Combined with above-consensus forecasts for commodity prices, our analysis suggests that the outlook is bright. This view appears to be shared by many corporates, with the recent prices paid for high-quality projects in the asset market…

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Dirk Treasure wins the Emerging Leader of the Year Award for 2018

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The award sponsored by Komatsu, is part of the 2018 Australia’s Mining Monthly Awards. Chrysos Corporation is spearheading a technology with the potential “to globally alter the business of mineral assay” by providing rapid, accurate and fully automated analysis of ore grade in materials. http://www.miningmonthly.com/amm-awards-2018/operational-excellence-in-mining/and-the-winners-are/ Article courtesy of Aspermont Ltd  

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2017 in Review

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Over the past few years operating in the natural resources space has been a grind, which has seen a significantly greater effort to close transactions and win business.  A consequence of these changing market conditions has been that the nature of the advisory business moved from being predominantly sell-side mandates for major miners to buy-side mandates and capital raisings in…

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West African Gold — Plenty to Play For

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In an 80-page report, Jim Taylor and David Bird have reviewed the state of the West African gold sector. The piece includes features on the area, the main countries involved and the companies active in the space. The gold industry in West Africa remains healthy. Gold output is robust, with slowly declining average grades partly offset by improved recoveries. Six…

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Chrysos Corporation — Catching Fire

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New technologies can be disruptive, realign profit centres and drive economic change across industries and entire economies. Indeed, as the economist Joseph Schumpeter’s process of ‘creative destruction’ suggested, the biggest leaps in economic development are often driven by new technology. So, here is one that might just do that in the mining industry. While we’ve mentioned it before, as it…

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