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Chalice Mining’s Julimar nickel-copper-platinum group element project outside Perth continues to get bigger (reports MiningNews).

Chalice Mining’s Julimar nickel-copper-platinum group element project outside Perth continues to get bigger (reports MiningNews). The company received 165 high-grade intersections from the seven-rig drill-out of the Gonneville Intrusion, which is now about 1.8km long by 900m wide. The drilling expanded the G4-G11 zones to the north-east and the G1-G2 zones down-dip. G4 is now 1250m long with up to 600m of dip extent, while G11 is 1200m long with up to 300m of dip extent. Both are open to the north and down-dip.

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The “almost everything boom” roared on this week, led by palladium, which hit an all-time high of $US2899 an ounce, iron ore, which cracked a 10-year price ceiling at $US186 a tonne, and gold, which took a peek at $US1800/oz

The “almost everything boom” roared on this week, led by palladium, which hit an all-time high of $US2899 an ounce, iron ore, which cracked a 10-year price ceiling at $US186 a tonne, and gold, which took a peek at $US1800/oz -- and might be there by the time you read this. Soft commodities and financial markets are also booming. Wheat is trading at a seven-year high. Timber in the U.S. is at an all-time high, as are share prices on the New York Stock Exchange.

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Plus, there is a buzz around Rumble’s impending zinc-lead assays and IGO prepares to start drilling at Boadicea’s Fraser Range plot.

The copper stocks weren’t in need of a confidence boost with the red metal continuing to trade at more than $US4.10-/lb. They got one anyway during the week when Goldman Sachs made the call that copper was necessarily on the path to an eye-watering $US6.80/lb in 2025. It was based on a familiar thematic – copper is essential to global decarbonisation and that after a couple of years of supply surplus caused by new production from mines being built now, a chronic supply deficit emerges.

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16th April 2021

Despite a softening in the gold price this year, BMO Capital Markets managing director of commodities research Colin Hamilton says the metal is holding up well (reports MiningNews).

Despite a softening in the gold price this year, BMO Capital Markets managing director of commodities research Colin Hamilton says the metal is holding up well (reports MiningNews). After peaking at over US$2000 an ounce in August 2020, gold has fallen as low as $1683/oz last month. It currently sits at about $1747/oz.

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Plus, Firefly’s move to set manganese Firebird free delivers windfall for shareholders and has Tolga got an elephant by the trunk at Aston?

It is a nice problem to have when on-going drilling continues to return high-grades hits of increasing thickness at depth. And so it is with New World Resources (NWC), last mentioned here in June last year when it was a 1.3c stock with a $13 million market cap. NWC is now a 10.5c stock with a market cap of $140m on expanded capital, so it’s been a 10-bagger anyway it’s cut. The excitement around the stock is due its high-grade Antler copper project in north-western Arizona. Think the heartland of the US copper industry, and saguaro cacti.

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Chalice Mining was worth more than $2 billion today (Wednesday) after a share price surge by the market darling explorer this week which boosted the riches of its chairman Tim Goyder by nearly $28 million (reports The West Australian).

Chalice Mining was worth more than $2 billion today (Wednesday) after a share price surge by the market darling explorer this week which boosted the riches of its chairman Tim Goyder by nearly $28 million (reports The West Australian). Shares in the company stacked on 7.5 per cent on Tuesday and a further 5.8 per cent on Wednesday to an all-time closing high of $6.21, giving it a market capitalisation of nearly $2.15b.

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Mincor Resources is planting the seeds for a new era of Kambalda nickel production (reports MiningNews).

Mincor Resources is planting the seeds for a new era of Kambalda nickel production (reports MiningNews). The company has a long history in the area, kicking off its first mine at Miitel 20 years ago. "Over the years, the company went on to consolidate ownership of the vast majority of the prospective Kambalda and Widgiemooltha Domes, and between 2001 and 2008, brought six new nickel mines into production," Mincor managing director David Southam said during a visit to the company's operations last week.

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Centaurus sell-off on so-called nickel breakthrough highlights renewed value in a sector set to clean-up on green energy. Plus, DFS on FYI’s HPA points to bumper NPV.

The nickel stocks would like to forget their “Ides of March” moment when the stainless steel and lithium-ion battery material tumbled 12% lower in a hurry. The early March fall was a response to China’s Tsingshan announcing it was entering the battery materials space with a nickel matte product (75% nickel) from its Indonesia laterite operations.

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