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RareX and partner Kincora Copper already knew they were sitting on a porphyry system in the famed Lachlan Fold Belt of NSW, but now they have also hit higher grades

RareX and partner Kincora Copper already knew they were sitting on a porphyry system in the famed Lachlan Fold Belt of NSW, but now they have also hit higher grades than is typical of most porphyry deposits (reports Stockhead). When it comes to porphyry deposits, size counts. These are multigenerational mines responsible for ~60 per cent of the world’s copper, most of its molybdenum, and significant amounts of gold and silver.

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Its Misima project in PNG is seen as the main game, but Kingston could find some easy pickings in white-hot WA gold country. Plus, Centaurus’ nickel success shows we were right to name it as the pick of the bunch at last year’s Diggers & Dealers

Kingston (ASX:KSN) is adding WA gold newsflow to its story while pushing on with development planning for its now wholly-owned 3.2 million ounce Misima gold project in PNG, one of the biggest gold resources held by a junior in the ASX space. The WA gold leg is Kingston’s Livingstone gold project near Meekatharra where previous drilling returned good grade shallow oxide mineralisation, and where a recent structural review pointed to the potential for large-scale primary gold mineralisation in bedrock at depth.

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Timing is everything in the mining business – and it seems Alaskan copper-gold explorer PolarX is about to make its run just as investor interest in its end of the market hits fever pitch.

Timing is everything in the mining business – and it seems Alaskan copper-gold explorer PolarX is about to make its run just as investor interest in its end of the market hits fever pitch. After waiting months for the snow to melt, PolarX is now preparing to resume drilling at its Zackly deposit, where the resource already stands at 3.4 million tonnes grading 1.2 per cent copper and 2gpt gold.

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One door shuts and another opens. That’s the best way to see this week’s change-over in commodity market sentiment

One door shuts and another opens. That’s the best way to see this week’s change-over in commodity market sentiment as iron ore started its inevitable decline after a spectacular 12-months to be replaced by strong demand and higher prices for copper, nickel and gold. The flip will not be immediate or universal but the trend is there for anyone to see, once you get past the latest outbreak of Covid-19 panic in the US and other parts of the world, including Australia’s own problem State, Victoria.

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Macquarie believes commodities are in the early stages of a mini-upcycle that could play out over the next 1-3 years.

Macquarie believes commodities are in the early stages of a mini-upcycle that could play out over the next 1-3 years. Analysts believe the wave of stimulus spending by global governments to aid the recovery from the COVID-19 pandemic will drive demand for commodities. "We believe a mini-upcycle in commodities started in April 2020 (a month after the low in equities)," Macquarie said.

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Stavely Minerals continues to be surprised “by the incredible consistency and continuity of mineralisation” in the Cayley Lode, part of the Thursday’s Gossan copper-gold discovery in Victoria (reports Stockhead).

Stavely Minerals continues to be surprised “by the incredible consistency and continuity of mineralisation” in the Cayley Lode, part of the Thursday’s Gossan copper-gold discovery in Victoria (reports Stockhead).

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Just about everything else fell this week but gold reclaimed its star status with a rise of $US50 an ounce after a promise from the US central bank that there will be no increase in official interest rates for at least another two years

Just about everything else fell this week but gold reclaimed its star status with a rise of $US50 an ounce after a promise from the US central bank that there will be no increase in official interest rates for at least another two years. The problem with the no-rate increase comments from the Federal Reserve chairman Jay Powell is that while they might be good for gold, they reflect a downbeat outlook for US and global growth.

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Gold took a back seat to other commodities this week as investors decided that the Covid-19 pandemic is over and it’s time to make some money.

Gold took a back seat to other commodities this week as investors decided that the Covid-19 pandemic is over and it’s time to make some money. It might be stretching the point but one interpretation of recent events is that financial markets have “de-coupled” from politics and assorted health and public order concerns such as those seen in US unrest.

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