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New study backs spodumene-petalite concentrate sales option for Premier African Minerals’ Zulu Lithium-Tantalum Project in Zimbabwe

Copper Mountain Mining expects to double annual production to 160Mlb by 2020 through its agreed $93M takeover of Australian developer Altona Mining.

Mustang Resources will re-grade its entire ruby inventory and revisit its operational and marketing strategiies at the Montepuez project in Mozambique after the failure of its initial gem sale last month to deliver the hoped-for cash flow.

An 10% increase in mineable reserves to 652,000oz will enable Gascoyne Resources to boost early cash-flow from its Dalgaranga gold project once it reaches construction in the first half of 2018. John Feary reports

With the current backing of its partner, Atlatsa Resources in hunkering down in the wake of an impairment-fuelled YTD 17 loss blow out to $292.6M on lower PGM production

Primero Mining’s YTD 17 loss has blown out to $294M on substantially reduced AuEq production underpinning its recent FY/CY 17 guidance cuts and sale of 1 of its 2 producing mines. By MBM’s North American correspondent

Serabi Gold is close to achieving its long-held aim securing more gold reserves to complement its Palito underground gold mine in Brazil with a $22M deal to acquire Anfield Gold Corporation's Coringa mine.

Not wasting any time after coming up with maiden 11Moz reserves/resources, Polymetal Int’l is expecting its $249M capex Nezhda Gold Mine to produce 150,000oz pa starting in 2022

FY/CY 2017 is shaping up as a good one for Caledonia Mining with YTD 17 profit/production up and increased resources sending it deeper into the Blanket mine in Zimbabwe

An updated 1.32Moz gold resource underpins Capricorn Metals’ targeted construction start for its Karlawinda Gold Project in WA’s Pilbara region. By Mark Mentiplay

Beleaguered Central Rand Gold is forced to seek new funding options after the cancellation of its AIM listing ends a £750,000 placement that was to provide vital working capital.

Steady gold equivalent gold production, but generally lower costs have helped global miner Kinross Gold jump its YTD 2017 net earnings to $227.8.

With one of its 3 producing mines still out of action, Mandalay Resources has plunged from profit to a near $20M loss in Sept YTD

B2Gold has emerged from lower YTD 17 profit, gold prodn/sales and higher costs, heading for FY 18 production up to a top end 975,000oz. By MBM’s North American correspondent

Fortescue Metals names the Eliwana deposit as the next development option for its Pilbara iron ore project in Western Australia.

With new studies upgrading resources/operations, the Juanicipio precious/base metals project is now looking at a production start in H1 20

Kyrgyz gold miner Centerra Gold and Canadian developer AuRico Metals are getting together via a mutually agreed $310M cash take-over bid by Centerra

Big falls in base/precious metals production has cut Hecla Mining’s Sept 9-months profit to $74M from 2016’s $173M.

A much better copper price has helped offset Copper Mountain Mining copper/precious metals credits falls for a $43.3M profit

New study sees $60M underground operation, expected to produce 170,000oz over a 4.2-year LoM, set to lift Roxgold’s Burkina Faso gold production to 150,000oz pa +

Strong September quarter delivers cash-flow turnaround for AngloGold Ashanti and its portfolio restructuring programs.

Patagonia Gold finds a solution to clay issues at its Cap-Oeste mine in southern Argentina, but not in time to prevent a 60% plunge in its FY2017 production guidance.

PEA has flagged a 2028 start for Lucara’s Karowe underground diamond operation following the conclusion of open pit operations there in 2026

Problems with its new contractor have forced Lucara to cuts its FY/CY 17 Botswana diamond production/revenue expectations

Q3 17 has been another successful one for Golden Star and its 2 burgeoning Ghana gold operations, but with a 64% production not enough to offset a net profit dip to $12.1M

A steady Hudbay ship has avoided any fallout from slightly lower copper production by lifting zinc-gold-silver output and its bottom line profit to $41M

A range of extraordinary charges, including a $60M settlement deal with the Kyrgyz Govt over the Kumtor Gold Mine, has pushed Centerra Gold’s net income down 10%, albeit with gold production up 62%

With the recommissioning of the Blair Athol Coal Mine in Australia that TerraCom bought for $1 completed, the company is set for its targeted H1 18 3.5Mtpa

Avesoro Resources has done a $69.5M shares/cash deal to add 2 producing Burkina Faso gold mines to its Liberian production from its 73.5% shareholder

Kefi Minerals has further refined its Tulu Kapi gold project 2017 DFS update, lifting plant size and initial production to 145,000oz pa

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