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Argonaut’s latest annual compilation features diverse mix of commodities and locations. In the mix is Bardoc Gold, which a fellow broker says is yet to get the love it deserves from investors.

If only there was a tried-and-true method of determining when a project gives its junior resources company owner the right stuff to outperform in the next 12 months. Well, a neat bit of annual research by Argonaut gets as close to a tried-and-true method as could be hoped for by investors. It’s called “Argonaut’s Best Undeveloped Projects (BUPs),” with the resources corporate adviser/stockbroking firm having just completed its 2020 review.

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Energy, in its many forms, could be the winning investment theme for 2021 as global growth rebounds and vaccine-enabled mobility accelerates.

Energy, in its many forms, could be the winning investment theme for 2021 as global growth rebounds and vaccine-enabled mobility accelerates. Old energy, in the form of oil and coal, will continue to recover while battery metals, the new energy, could start to deliver substantial investment returns after a false start in 2018 – which is why Independence Group has jumped at the chance to buy a slice of Greenbushes, the world’s biggest and best lithium project.

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Rio Tinto has confirmed delays and a major cost blowout at its flagship copper project in Mongolia, saying the underground expansion of its Oyu Tolgoi project will come in more than a quarter over the original budget (reports The Australian).

Rio Tinto has confirmed delays and a major cost blowout at its flagship copper project in Mongolia, saying the underground expansion of its Oyu Tolgoi project will come in more than a quarter over the original budget (reports The Australian). The underground operation at the giant mine — scheduled to become the biggest copper operation in the world when complete — will be delivered by October 2022, marking a near two-year delay from the original timeline.

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Skyrocketing electric vehicle sales will boost battery-related graphite demand by a factor of 15 by the end of the decade, sparking a chronic shortage of fine grade material, Benchmark Mineral Intelligence (BMI) analyst George Miller said

Skyrocketing electric vehicle sales will boost battery-related graphite demand by a factor of 15 by the end of the decade, sparking a chronic shortage of fine grade material, Benchmark Mineral Intelligence (BMI) analyst George Miller said (reports MiningNews). Speaking at the first session of BMI's "Benchmark Week 2020" - a series of webinars spanning the breadth of the battery minerals supply chain, Miller said growth in demand for graphite from the battery sector would rise 30% per year on average out to 2030.

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Liontown Resources (ASX: LTR) recently unveiled a potential downstream strategy for its flagship lithium Kathleen Valley project in WA following a highly successful Pre-Feasibility Study

Liontown Resources (ASX: LTR) recently unveiled a potential downstream strategy for its flagship lithium Kathleen Valley project in WA following a highly successful Pre-Feasibility Study – and the results have prompted a top Sydney analyst to upgrade his valuation of the fast-growing lithium developer.

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Is the boom back? Maybe, is the only correct answer to that provocative question after a remarkable week on global markets triggered by confidence in the success of Covid-19 vaccinations.

Is the boom back? Maybe, is the only correct answer to that provocative question after a remarkable week on global markets triggered by confidence in the success of Covid-19 vaccinations. On one side of the returning-boom debate was the evidence of commodity markets where iron ore and copper hit seven-year price highs and gold shrugged off last week’s price correction to move back above the $US1800 an ounce mark.

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Pilbara Minerals has tightened its grip on the assets of failed lithium miner and Pilbara neighbour Altura Mining (reports The West Australian).

Pilbara Minerals has tightened its grip on the assets of failed lithium miner and Pilbara neighbour Altura Mining (reports The West Australian). The Ken Brinsden-led miner said today it entered a share sale agreement with receivers of Altura, which would give it control of the company’s Pilgangoora lithium project in exchange for $US175 million.

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Surging demand for EVs is expected to see rare earths live up to their name. This bullish outlook is fuelling interest in leveraged juniors such as RareX. And Kingston lives up to this column’s forecast of a share price re-rating.

The surge in the value of Elon Musk’s Tesla to $US544 billion ahead of the stock’s entry into the blue-chip S&P 500 stock index next month is mind blowing stuff. Is Tesla really worth almost three times the value of the dual-listed BHP? It is spearheading the electric vehicle and storage of renewable energy revolution, so maybe it is. But that’s one for others to debate.

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