Report 3 – Pre-concentration & Assaying

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This is the third report in a series of reports RFC Ambrian is producing on new technology and innovation. In this report we focus on Pre-concentration and Assaying. While these concepts have been around for a long time and are mature sub-sectors, new disruptive technologies are appearing in the space that, along with the digitalisation of mining operations, are set…

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Report 2 – Autonomous Mining Equipment

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RFC Ambrian has released the second report in its series on new technology and innovation. This report examines one of the most talked about areas of new technology and innovation in the mining sector, the development of autonomous mining equipment. Which has reached an important level of maturity, including both surface and underground equipment, and most notably surface mine haulage trucks…

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Report 1 – Mining 4.0 and Corporate Strategy

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RFC Ambrian has released the first in a series of reports on new technology and innovation in the mining sphere and touch on some of the concepts and issues being discussed around the implementation of new technology in the mining industry, including ‘the fourth industrial revolution’ and ‘Mining 4.0’. This report also takes a look at some of the strategies…

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The Alchemist_Issue 35: Buoyant Commodity Prices Not Enough to Keep AUD Afloat

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The Alchemist, Issue 35: Resilience in commodity prices has not been enough to prevent the Aussie dollar from being one of the worst-performing developed economy currencies of 2018. The Aussie dollar closed out in January 2019 at US$0.715, $0.137 below the price predicted by RFC Ambrian’s commodity price-based exchange rate model. The ongoing deviation between commodity prices and the AUD/USD…

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Copper M&A — The Cupboard is Nearly Bare

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We review a decade of copper M&A and preview future activity — In this piece we review the past decade’s copper M&A and identify a number of key trends. We also look at the likely acquirers of assets and assess the large-scale copper assets that are likely to be the subject of future interest and those that may become available….

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