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It could be lawyers at 50 paces for Australian explorers Broken Hill Prospecting and Relentless Resources as they seek to resolve a dispute over management of their mineral sands joint venture in NSW.

On-going disputes with the local community has seen DeBeers shelve expansion plans for its remote Victor Diamond Mine in Canada

Stornoway Diamond Corp gets big 2016 bonus from higher than expected pre-commercial production, paving the way for 1.7Mcts in FY17 as Renard cranks up. By MBM’s North American correspondent

In deal worth over $15M, AngloGold Ashanti is taking a 15% stake in Orinoco Gold and a potential 70% in its broader Faina portfolio in Brazil, which contains the financially stalled Cascavel gold project. By Mark Mentiplay

Gold production/sales up and costs down help Randgold Resources to an increased FY/CY16 profit

Lithium Australia seeks to establish world-leading lithium project developer and technology provider with $24M all-scrip offer for fellow West Australian rival Lepidico.

OceanaGold is preparing to fight again for the future of its Didipio gold mine after controversial Philippines environment secretary Gina Lopez included in a list of mines facing closure or suspension.

Fortescue Metals continues to cut costs and debt, while maintaining iron ore production/shipments to potentially top guidance and FY16 results

Birimian is eyeing a June 2017 qtr completion for a PFS on its Mali lithium project after scoping study green light. By Mark Mentiplay

Newcrest finds its December quarter improvements in production costs are wiped out by falling gold prices.

A 46-year-old law stands between Poseidon Nickel and a $3M payout from GTI Resources for the rights to produce gold from tailings dams on the Windarra nickel leases in Western Australia.

Brockman secures port access and storage deal for proposed first stage of Marillana iron ore project in West Australia's Pilbara region. John Feary reports

A series of Q2 17 gold production records sees Evolution Mining easily on track for a top-end 860,000oz in FY17

Record West Australian iron ore production highlights strong half-year performance by BHP Billiton in rising commodity markets.

Binding agreement to buy Rio Tinto's Coal & Allied set to transform Yancoal into Australia's biggest pure-play coal producer.

Increased FY16 iron pellet sales have seen Grange Resources set a new 2.75dmt iron products shipments record for the year

Strong cash flow from its Forrestania operations helps to advance WA nickel major Western Areas' exploration and development plans for its recently acquired Cosmos project.

New ramping ore production at Silver Lake Resources’ Western Australian operations underpins top-end 145,000oz FY2017 aspirations

Big construction/engineer CIMIC Group is back on the takeover trail with a hostile $172M bid for fellow Aussie-based mining contractor Macmahon. By Mark Mentiplay

New Peru copper mine spurs MMG’s 2016 transition from zinc to 503,500t of copper

Freeport-McMoRan is seeking new fiscal/legal guarantees from the Indonesia govt following new mining rules released last week

The transition from surface to high grade underground mining is expected to see FY17 gold production come in under a record FY16, with costs up.

In a couple of days, lithium developer Lithium Americas has raised $286M to bring on its 50%-owned Argentine project, By MBM’s North American correspondent

The long-awaited billions of dollars compensation settlement date following the 19-death Samarco mine disaster in Brazil has been set for June 30 this year

Probable reserves up to 4.5Blbs and a new FS study mark the final milestones on the road to 2018 production from Excelsior Mining’s Gunnison Copper Project

Klondex flags 37% gold equivalent production rise in FY17 after increases in FY16

With FY16 copper, gold, silver production all well up, Imperial Metals is shooting for more in FY17

A board decision in March is likely after feasibility studies identified robust economics for two planned extension projects at St Barbara's Gwalia mine in Western Australia.

Pilbara Minerals stays on track at its Pilgangoora lithium-tantalum project in Western Australia with the award of the processing plant EPC contract to RCR Tomlinson. John Feary reports

Argonaut Gold is looking for its 3rd Mexican mine to lift FY17 production to where it believes it should be – up over 130,000oz AuEq

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