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Hedley Widdup believes the events of 2019 are setting mining stocks up for another strong run (reports MiningNews). Despite this year feeling like another tough one for many, it has delivered a number of discoveries. "Discoveries are exciting because they come from nowhere," Widdup told the Resources Rising Stars Summer Series in Sydney today. "2019 has seen a number of discoveries come to market - some still have a question mark over them."

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The first three drillholes at Centaurus Metals’ newly acquired Jaguar nickel sulphide project in Brazil have returned wide, high-grade results (reports MiningNews).

The first three drillholes at Centaurus Metals’ newly acquired Jaguar nickel sulphide project in Brazil have returned wide, high-grade results (reports MiningNews).

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The pace of gold deals accelerated this week, but not everyone was happy as some prices started to looked stretched.

The pace of gold deals accelerated this week, but not everyone was happy as some prices started to looked stretched. Evolution led the way among Australian-listed stocks with the $US475 million acquisition of the Red Lake complex in Ontario from US gold major, Newmont. Investors liked the move, lifting Evolution’s share-price by 8c to $3.96. There were fewer smiles when Kirkland Lake, a Canadian company which has an Australian listing and owns the high-grade Fosterville mine in Victoria trundled out a $US3.7 billion all-shares merger with fellow Canadian Detour Gold.

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Dacian Gold will update the resource for its Phoenix Ridge discovery early next year after drilling confirmed the continuity of high-grade mineralisation (reports MiningNews).

Dacian Gold will update the resource for its Phoenix Ridge discovery early next year after drilling confirmed the continuity of high-grade mineralisation (reports MiningNews). The 40m by 40m infill drilling program returned 23.1m at 30.2 grams per tonne gold from 266.9m; 19.1m at 5.1gpt gold from 223.6m; 2.4m at 47.5gpt gold from 313.4m; and 10.2m at 3gpt from 235.6m. The program also confirmed a new parallel high-grade shoot less than 50m away from the Phoenix Ridge maiden resource of 125,000oz at 8.1gpt, announced last month.

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Stavely Minerals (ASX:SVY) has extended shallow, high-grade copper mineralisation at the Thursday’s Gossan prospect within its self-named copper-gold project in Victoria after drilling returned some standout results (reports Stockhead).

Stavely Minerals (ASX:SVY) has extended shallow, high-grade copper mineralisation at the Thursday’s Gossan prospect within its self-named copper-gold project in Victoria after drilling returned some standout results (reports Stockhead). The top hit from the drill program returned 11m at 4.62 per cent copper, 0.57 grams per tonne (g/t) gold and 25g/t silver from a depth of 86m about 40m north of the discovery hole.

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A robust RC drilling program has seen Calidus Resources [6] continue its rapid transition from explorer to producer as it underpins the open pit resource upgrade for its million-plus ounce Warrawoona gold project (reports Business News)

A robust RC drilling program has seen Calidus Resources continue its rapid transition from explorer to producer as it underpins the open pit resource upgrade for its million-plus ounce Warrawoona gold project in WA’s East Pilbara (reports Business News). 

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Gold bugs have always struck me as paranoid (reports The Financial Times). You have to really believe the sky is falling in order to hoard physical bars in a digital age. So, it’s rather worrying that some investors and central bankers are talking up gold. The Dutch Central Bank recently argued in an article that if there were to be a major monetary reset, “gold stock can serve as a basis” to rebuild the global monetary system. “Gold bolsters confidence in the stability of the central bank’s balance sheet and creates a sense of security.”

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The notion that the junior mining and exploration sector has lost out to the cannabis and tech sectors in the competition for the speculative investment dollar – and that there is no coming back – has been shot down in recent days.

The notion that the junior mining and exploration sector has lost out to the cannabis and tech sectors in the competition for the speculative investment dollar – and that there is no coming back – has been shot down in recent days. Big capital raisings in comparison to market caps have been popping up across the junior space and outside of gold, it has been kind of unusual because as yet, there has not been much in the way of support from commodity prices.

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