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To paraphrase the great American writer Mark Twain.   Wally Graham 20-Aug-2013

"the reports of the demise of the Australian junior exploration sector have been greatly overstated"

There may be some substance to the tales of woe and misfortune perpetuated by the mainstream media in order to sell tomorrow’s fish and chip wrappers, however, there are also plenty of good companies going around with equally good stories to tell.
Wolf Minerals has secured finance and development of the Hemerdon Ball
tungsten-tin mine is now underway. GR Engineering Services has been
awarded the fixed term, fixed price contract which should see the 3Mtpa
processing plant ‘production ready’ within 24 months.
Now Keith Goode explains in detail why they are still worth looking at
and how Nova could potentially be the world's lowest cash cost nickel
sulphide producer, due to grade , structural size, thickness and
by-product credits.
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“We’ve done the hard yards, we have a good understanding of the geology
of the area and we’ve managed to prove up a resource in excess of half a
million ounces at Zoroastrian in a relatively short period of time.”

Kalgoorlie-focused junior Excelsior Gold Limited has continued to prove up its credential as an explorer of note by more than doubling the resource at its flagship Kalgoorlie North Project over the past two years.
Mining 2013 Resources Convention 23, 24 & 25 October 2013 Brisbane Convention & Exhibition.
Welcome to The Digger Bookshop.   20-Aug-2013

To supplement our in-depth editorials we can also offer our readers a number of books written by industry experts.The topics are varied and we hope enjoyable.

To supplement our in-depth editorials we can also offer our readers a
number of books written by industry experts.The topics are varied and we
hope enjoyable.
With the second half of the year here already see which new companies
have upcoming floats, what where the first day results of some recent
floats plus which mining conferences are you interested in? The scope is
varied from Exploration in Noosa to Mining Summits in Mexico and China,
its all there just waiting for you to attend.
With four course-grained, premium-quality magnetite projects all in
close proximity to key infrastructure routes in Western Australia,
Magnetic Resources believe it offers a unique investment opportunity.
Great Western Exploration has signed a landmark JV agreement with
Kazakhstan's state owned mining company Tau-Ken Samruk allowing it to
access to a highly prospective land package. Previous exploration by the
Soviets defined significant resource potential. A drilling program is
now underway, aimed at testing the historical data.
Fox-Davies looks at how to Access Capital in London.   The Pick 09-Jul-2013

For some companies accessing overseas equity markets it all just seems to hard and is often put in "The too hard Basket", Fox-Davies Capital Ltd's Jonathan Evans says accessing the London market is not as difficult as many would think and has advantages greater than most would think.

For some companies accessing overseas equity markets it all just seems to hard and is often put in "The too hard Basket", Fox-Davies Capital Ltd's Jonathan Evans says accessing the London market is not as difficult as many would think and has advantages greater than most would think.  
Tungsten Mining is steadily checking off items as it advances towards first production, scheduled for end CY2014. The recently announced maiden JORC Resource and Scoping Study point towards a robust project with significant valuation upside possible with forecasted increases in tungsten pricing.
With almost $7.2 million in subsidies to allocate for exploration and
Greenfield sites, the 7th round of the WA State Government's Co-funded
Exploration Drilling subsidies have just been announced for the
2013/2014 financial year.