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Central Banks are Fueling the Next Commodity Boom   Gavin Wendt - MineLife 05-Oct-2020

The world’s central banks and governments continue to address coronavirus’s economic impact with unprecedented measures. Just last week, we heard from the US central bank’s Federal Open Market Committee after its September meeting. But the Fed’s accommodative policy path has a price tag - inflationary pressures are rising, which is great news for commodities.

Is now the right time to sell or buy property?   Alex Harris - Noosa 4 Sale 05-Oct-2020

Is now the right time to sell or buy property?

Alex Harris - Noosa 4 Sale  
With all the predictions from the usual suspects of house prices plummeting 40% as a result of COVID-19, repeated more recently by the RBA, you could be forgiven for wanting to stay-put, regardless of your own circumstances. But a 40% drop is not what we are feeling, seeing or selling at in today’s market in Noosa, nor what we are seeing for the Christmas/January market here.
Sky Metals (ASX: SKY) is about to embark on an exhaustive drilling campaign across its portfolio of gold and copper-gold projects in New South Wales. Chief Executive Officer Mark Arundell ZOOMed into The Resources Roadhouse to provide an update on proceedings.
Post COVID we will need to pursue growth opportunities and innovate. Why is it so difficult for established businesses to innovate?   Robert Kay - Incept Labs 05-Oct-2020

To recover from Covid 19 businesses will need to explore new opportunities for growth but also be focussed on survival of their existing lines of business. To achieve this will require the development of and support for entrepreneurial cultures that can operate alongside their existing business culture focussed on delivery and survival.

Mining Technology Innovation - Recovery of Vanadium from Tailings Retreatment   Peter Rohner - Core Resources 05-Oct-2020

Investors are starting to consider what a post-COVID 19 world could look like and where the growth opportunities will come from. One area that is consistently mentioned in Australia is mining technology.

Are you a Sophisticated Investor? And Why This is Important   Veronique Morgan-Smith 05-Oct-2020

This is where the concept of “sophisticated investor” comes in. This is not a new concept, but, in the light of the COVID measures screening and restricting access to foreign investment from the first dollar, it may be the key to accessing private funding from the domestic market to ensure the survival of a business. It may also provide some unique opportunities for investors looking to place their available cash in the private unlisted sector.

Macarthur Minerals is moving forward with its Lake Giles Iron Ore project with the potential to secure rail and port access stepping closer. Other components of its BFS have been completed (e.g. resource upgrade) or have commenced with BFS completion expected 2H CY2021. However, given the substantial project resource size (1 billion tonnes), the confirmation of access to market is likely to stimulate increasing interest in the Company.
Spring, for investors, is synonymous with AGM (for those who are new to this, Annual General Meeting).
The COVID pandemic has created an opportunity for the legislator to bring Corporations Act into the digital age and introduce changes to how the AGMs will be run.
GBM Resources (ASX: GMZ) - White Dam Gold Cooper Heap Leach JV Operations Have Commenced   GBM Resources Limited 05-Oct-2020

GBM has recently announced three exciting developments in its strategy to discover and develop world class gold and copper deposits in Eastern Australia. All developments were at its White Dam Gold Operation (White Dam), located in South Australia, approximately 50 km west of Broken Hill. They involved the execution of a Joint Venture Agreement on White Dam with Round Oak Minerals Pty Limited, the successful completion and commissioning of a SART plant and the announcement of a maiden JORC 2012 resource of 102 koz.

The COVID Age and How it Changed AGMs   Veronique Morgan-Smith 05-Oct-2020

The COVID Age and How it Changed AGMs

Veronique Morgan-Smith  
Spring is upon us! And spring means AGMs… but watch out! The AGMs of yesterday might be a thing of the past… so update your video settings, grab a drink and relax.
Intermin Resoucres is developing a mining pipeline of projects to generate cash and self-fund aggressive exploration, mine developments and further acquisitions. The company currently has the Teal gold mine in production where it commenced open pit mining in 2016 with ore processed at the Paddington mill of Norton Gold Fields Limited and the Lakewood toll milling facility.
Why Would You Buy Anything Else?   Alex Harris - Noosa4Sale 22-Jul-2019

A decade on from the GFC and it isn’t hard to see the value of property as an investment vs other asset classes. This property is a one-off, with polished concrete flooring makes for easy care kid-friendly living while 3m ceilings and massive glass stacker doors open the home for seamless light-filled indoor-outdoor living.

Why Would You Buy Anything Else?

Alex Harris - Noosa4Sale  
Middle Island Resources has outlined a schedule of exploration and corporate activities focused on its stated intentions of recommissioning its 100 per cent-owned Sandstone gold processing plant at the earliest opportunity.
Galileo Mining Has Provided Its Investors Plenty to Smile About of Late   Wally Graham - the Resources Roadhouse 22-Jul-2019

The cashed-up nickel-copper-cobalt play hit its stride at the company’s Fraser Range project in Western Australia.

Overseas it envelops the entire Lynn Lake nickel-copper-cobalt mining centre in Canada. Domestically it has the Mt Gilmore project in New South Wales that hosts the Cobalt Ridge Deposit.
Rare Earths Deja Vu   Gavin Wendt - Minelife 20-Jun-2019

Rare Earths Deja Vu

Gavin Wendt - Minelife  
History is repeating itself with a host of emerging rare earths plays being promoted to investors. Many of these aren’t in any way ‘new’ and have been around for some time. The bottom-line is that rare earths aren’t ‘rare’, and profits aren’t easy to come by in the rare earths industry.