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Fortescue Metals Group is targeting a further 5% improvement after pushing C1 cash costs on its Pilbara iron ore exports to a new low of $US12.16/wmt in the June quarter. John Feary reports

Despite falls in FY17 gold-zinc-nickel production from its WA operations, Independence Group has posted a $76M turnaround to profit.

Independence Group has outlined plans to extend the life and enhance the productivity of its Jaguar zinc-copper-silver-gold project in Western Australia after the definition of maiden resources and reserves for the Triumph deposit just 6km from its existing processing plant.

Better nickel prices see Australia’s highest grade, lowest cost producer cashed up to $140M+ despite FY17 production/sales fall.

OZ Minerals relies on increasing underground production in the second half to achieve its full year guidance for the Prominent Hill copper and gold mine in South Australia.

Newcrest faces another quarter of below-par output after the Cadia East seismic event that cut gold production and raised costs in FY18.

Acacia Mining sets end-September deadline to suspend operations at its Bulyanhulu gold mine if it cannot convince the Tanzanian government to lift the export ban on its gold-copper concentrate.

The rapid growth of production from its S11D mining expansion is enabling Vale to push forward its global marketability and profitability strategies.

Despite the Tanzanian concentrate export ban taking big chunks out of Acacia Mining’s cash, it has produced an H1 record 428,299oz of gold in H1 17

A steady 135,000oz gold FY17 for an expansive Silver Lake Resources has it shooting for up to 145,000oz in FY18. By Mark Mentiplay

A strike by workers belonging to 56 mining unions across Peru have gone on strike over proposed labor reforms to little initial affect.

BHP is predicting a strong rebound in the coming year from its copper business, the poorest performer in a strong year of production and productivity gains that saw it achieve record output from its Pilbara iron ore operations in Western Australia.

FY 17/Q4 17 lithium carbonate production at the Olaroz Lithium Project in Argentina has managed to top reduced expectations imposed by an exceptionally hard, operations-suspending winter

Silver holds up as copper-gold production from Turquoise Hill’s majority-owned Mongolian operations falls in Q2 17, gold sales down 28%

A bad weather and maintenance-affected H1 17 comes with bauxite Q2 17 record and copper up 48%

Saracen Minerals will look to further growth from aggressive exploration after record June quarter production from its two West Australian mines enabled it to achieve the long-held target of reaching a 30,000oz pa rate.

Mandalay Resources’ H1 17 gold equivalent production slips, despite Q2 17 output jump on the previous qtr

Avanco looks set to meet/exceed FY17 copper/gold assumptions following increased Q2 17 production and lower costs

Sociedad Química y Minera plans to accelerate development of the Mt Holland lithium mine and refinery project as part of a planned global network of plants in Australia, Argentina and Chile.

Stornoway Q2 17 Canadian diamond production continues to rise, but with lower prices from lower quality, breakage-susceptible stones

MD John Welborn labels FY18 another year of transition at its Mali and Australian projects as Resolute Mining faces a temporary dip in production after comfortably beating its own upgraded forecasts in the year to end-June 2017.

GR Engineering has launched proceedings in the West Australian Supreme Court against Eastern Goldfields claiming damages of $9.98M plus interest and costs for alleged non-payment of progress and variation claims on the refurbishment of the Davyhurst processing mill.

It's still waiting for a market upturn to finalise development of its portfolio of nickel projects, but West Australian company Poseidon sees the opportunity to establish a valuable revenue source by re-engineering its mothballed Black Swan plant to process gold ore.

Orca Gold is moving to an FS after a positive updated PEA for its $303M Sudan gold project. By MBM North American correspondent

Platinum Group Metals has signalled a strategic retreat from its current fully mechanised operation in a bid to overcome the lagging ramp-up of its 83%-owned Maseve mine in South Africa.

Canadian miner Tahoe Resources faces a lengthy appeals process in the Guatemalan courts to restore the mining licence for its flagship Escobal silver project.

Sanjeev Gupta's Liberty House Group has won a stunning victory in the battle for the steel-making and iron ore mining businesses of failed Australian group Arrium.

Prospect Resources eyeing the 1st integrated lithium operation outside the Asia Pacific region, with start-up in late 2018. By Mark Mentiplay

Mining low grade stopes sees lower FY16 gold production from TSG’s Russian mine, but lower costs and a higher gold price lift profit for a maiden dividend

Weatherly International has been given more leeway by Orion Mine Finance as it struggles to improve the performance of its sole-producing Tschudi project to counter low copper prices.


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