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This week’s tech wreck is not a bad thing for the mining sector on the basis that the sell-off is contained and that it will convince investors that it is time to replace over-hyped growth stories with some hard assets.

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Barring an outbreak of some serious merger and acquisition activity, the biggest news in coming months for the ASX-listed gold space is likely to be a resource and reserve upgrade for the Fosterville gold mine near Bendigo.

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Bustling mining investor Tolga Kumova has invited 100 of his closest mates to come over on Saturday to watch his beloved Magpies take on the Eagles in the AFL grand final.

Bustling mining investor Tolga Kumova has invited 100 of his closest mates to come over on Saturday to watch his beloved Magpies take on the Eagles in the AFL grand final. But ahead of the hoped-for Magpies victory, and some beers and a BBQ with steaks that bend, Kumova’s attention in the past couple of days has been on last year’s boom copper-gold-zinc float, Alderan Resources (AL8).

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Get the feeling that Alaska has become something of a go to destination for Aussie miners and explorers looking for opportunities away from the crowded space back home?

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Folks are wondering if Ramelius’ (RMS) switch to Pac-Man mode this week signals the start of a wave of merger and acquisition activity in the junior gold space.

Folks are wondering if Ramelius’ (RMS) switch to Pac-Man mode this week signals the start of a wave of merger and acquisition activity in the junior gold space. In the space of a couple of days, the $240 million Ramelius has launched a hostile $54 million scrip bid for Explaurum (EXU) and has secured an agreement to acquire the Marda gold project from its owner’s liquidator for $13m.

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The sell-off in local gold equities in the last two months

The sell-off in local gold equities in the last two months – with the exception of Northern Star which has pogoed higher – has been remarkable stuff. Market leader Newcrest is down 14%, which is bad enough in itself. Then there is the 22% hit on Evolution, St Barbara’s 24% slide, and Regis’ 20% fall. It is remarkable stuff because while the US dollar gold price is off by about $US60 or 5%  to just under $US1,200/oz, the Aussie price at more than $A1,660/oz is “only” off by $A20, or 1.2%, due to the slide in the US exchange rate.

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There has been nowhere to hide in recent weeks in the mining space, with both base and precious metals letting the side down.

There has been nowhere to hide in recent weeks in the mining space, with both base and precious metals letting the side down. But there is a happy bunch of mining investors out there. They’re the ones that in the back-half of last year picked up that the ever-opaque mineral sands sector was in recovery mode after five years of misery. Zircon in particular has been a star performer among the full suite of commodities.

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The East Pilbara is staking a claim to become a modern era gold province of scale thanks to the work of companies like Millennium (MOY) and Calidus (CAI).

The East Pilbara is staking a claim to become a modern era gold province of scale thanks to the work of companies like Millennium (MOY) and Calidus (CAI). Millennium is on its way to establishing a higher annual production base of 100,000oz from 80,000oz previously at its Nullagine operation, while Calidus looks set to be adding to the resource base of its Warrawoona gold project (currently 712,000ozs at 2.12g/t) thanks to some impressive results from drilling of the nearby St George shear zone.

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