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The 2017 financial year was a good one for Aussie gold producers, as might be expected given the industry enjoyed a record annual average gold price in local dollars of more than A$1650 an ounce (reports Barry FitzGerald on MiningNews).

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After recently hinting of a second primary gold zone at the Leonora gold project, Kin Mining has confirmed the news, receiving hits of up to 49.4 grams per tonne gold (reports Kristie Batten on MiningNews).

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Copper prices could rise to boomtime highs of more than $US4 a pound because of unexpectedly low supply as global growth continues to grow, says Rio Tinto’s operating partner in the big and controversial Grasberg copper and gold mine in Indonesia, Freeport-McMoRan (The Australian reports).

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Ecuador has cemented its position as the world’s exploration hot-spot for copper, with BHP Billiton, the world’s biggest miner, opening an office and recruiting additional staff as it advances its hunt for copper (reports David Stringer from Bloomberg).

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Some impressive new primary gold hits at the “Lingering Kiss” prospect, part of Kairos Minerals’ (ASX: KAI) Roe Hills project in WA has prompted stock newsletter Catalyst Hunter to compare the $7.7 million junior to share market success story Breaker Resources (ASX: BRB).

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Once perilously debt-laden Atlas Iron is within reach of a net cash position after generating $9 million cash from its operations in the June quarter in the face of a steep decline in the price it receives for its lower grade iron ore (The Australian Financial Review reports).

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BNP Paribas SA says that it’s found a way to divine iron ore’s likely path by tracking economic activity in China as well as the yuan, and right now the bank’s number- crunching suggests that the commodity is undervalued and should advance into the year-end (Bloomberg reports).

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Saracen Mineral Holdings has finally achieved its long-held ambition to produce gold at a rate of 300,000 ounces a year, a milestone which marks an "inflection point" for the mid-tier gold producer, managing director Raleigh Finlayson says (The Australian Financial Review reports).

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8th Aug 2017

Lunch with two of Australia's best up-and-coming gold stories at Kalgoorlie's Palace Hotel

Don't miss this chance to hear from two of Australia's most exciting emerging gold companies, Capricorn Metals (ASX:CMM) and EganStreet Resources (ASX:EGA) over lunch at Kalgoorlie's Palace Hotel

14th Aug 2017

Melbourne RRS Investor Lunch Series feat. Pilbara Minerals, Millennium Minerals & Spitfire Materials

Get the latest on construction and development activities at Pilbara Minerals' (ASX: PLS) world-class Pilgangoora Project, the world's leading lithium development.

15th Aug 2017

Brisbane RRS Investor Lunch feat. Millennium Minerals & Spitfire Materials

Hear from Millennium Minerals (ASX: MOY) on the WA gold producer's plans to signficantly extend the mine life at its Nullagine Gold Project.

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