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Buying into one of the best metals discoveries in recent times – Chalice’s Julimar near Perth – has just got a lot cheaper, even though its story has just got a lot better, such are the joys of investing in the resources space during periods of metal price volatility. Chalice (CHN) was off 13% in Thursday’s market to $4.04. Nothing particularly wrong with that given $4.04 compares with a pre-Julimar discovery 52-week low of 14.5c. But it is down from a recent high of $4.92.

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29th January 2021

A surging iron ore price is set to give birth to two new WA junior exporters of the steel-making commodity within days (reports The West Australian).

A surging iron ore price is set to give birth to two new WA junior exporters of the steel-making commodity within days (reports The West Australian). GWR Group and Fenix Resources have opportunistically seized on a nine-year high iron ore price of around $US170/t to bring their respective projects into production. While their direct shipping ore projects may be small and involve the costly process of trucking product vast distances to the port of Geraldton, each is confident of a healthy margin at prevailing iron ore prices and currency exchanges.

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Among the raft of ASX-listed uranium players that have enjoyed a long-awaited lift in investor sentiment in recent months, Boss Energy looks a stand-out (reports The West Australian).

Among the raft of ASX-listed uranium players that have enjoyed a long-awaited lift in investor sentiment in recent months, Boss Energy looks a stand-out (reports The West Australian). The uranium price has been in the doldrums since the Fukushima nuclear disaster in Japan in 2011. But last year the market began to re-awaken to nuclear’s potential as a zero-emissions energy source that can also provide baseload power — and the price of yellowcake began to tick up.

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BlackRock chief executive Larry Fink is stepping up his climate change activism with a blunt warning to 1000 global chief executives of carbon-intensive companies to lift their game or be dumped by the world’s largest fund manager (reports The Australian)

BlackRock chief executive Larry Fink is stepping up his climate change activism with a blunt warning to 1000 global chief executives of carbon-intensive companies to lift their game or be dumped by the world’s largest fund manager (reports The Australian Financial Review). Fink says CEOs making “insufficient preparation for the net zero transition” and giving a “low reception to our investment stewardship engagement” will be axed from BlackRock’s funds.

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Chalice Mining has extended the four known zones at its Julimar project outside Perth and has discovered four new zones (reports MiningNews).

Chalice Mining has extended the four known zones at its Julimar project outside Perth and has discovered four new zones (reports MiningNews). The latest drilling has found the G1 and G2 zones merge at depth, with a strike length of more than 690m and dip extent of up to 490m and open to the north along strike and down-dip.

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Separating reality from speculative share trading has probably never been harder but if you look through the dust stirred up by day-traders and this week’s stock market correction you will see the start of the world’s seventh great resources boom.

Separating reality from speculative share trading has probably never been harder but if you look through the dust stirred up by day-traders and this week’s stock market correction you will see the start of the world’s seventh great resources boom. Recent events highlight those points because on one hand there was a feeding frenzy in the U.S. of online traders using mobile phone apps to stir the market, while on the other hand there was growing confidence that supply shortages will drive commodities higher for at least the next decade.

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Gold got a Joe Biden bump after his inauguration as the U.S. President yesterday

Gold got a Joe Biden bump after his inauguration as the U.S. President yesterday, but the battery-metals sector is (so far) proving to be the more significant winner as the new man in the White House brings with him a range of tough environmental protection policies. A clearer look of what’s to come can be seen in China where there is a market for trading in obscure commodities such as neodymium, a rare earth favoured by makers of the long-life batteries used in electric cars.

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Liontown Resources’ maiden drilling within its Moora project, in southern Western Australia has intersected mineralisation within the same geological terrain as Chalice Mining’s play-opening Julimar discovery (reports MiningNews).

Liontown Resources’ maiden drilling within its Moora project, in southern Western Australia has intersected mineralisation within the same geological terrain as Chalice Mining’s play-opening Julimar discovery (reports MiningNews). The aspiring lithium miner undertook its first program of wide-spaced aircore drilling late last quarter, almost two years after securing the three Moora leases, with the early results being considered encouraging.

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