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After receiving all assays from last year’s campaign at the Mt York gold project, Kairos Minerals (ASX: KAI) is poised to begin another round of drilling next month

After receiving all assays from last year’s campaign at the Mt York gold project, Kairos Minerals (ASX: KAI) is poised to begin another round of drilling next month in search of more gold at Mt York in Western Australia’s Pilbara, with a smaller program also to kick-off at the Roe Hills project, east of Kalgoorlie (reports Small Caps). Kairos executive chairman Terry Topping said the company was ready to “hit the ground running at full speed”.

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Firefly Resources has reported the first of what it believes will be many gold resources for its Yalgoo project in Western Australia (reports MiningNews).

Firefly Resources has reported the first of what it believes will be many gold resources for its Yalgoo project in Western Australia (reports MiningNews). The Melville deposit has an independently verified resource of 196,388 ounces at 1.45 grams per tonne gold, using a 0.7gpt cut-off, of which 156,753oz at 1.47gpt, or 80%, is in the indicated category. Firefly managing director Simon Lawson said the maiden resource provided a solid platform for growth at Yalgoo.

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Battery-grade lithium carbonate prices have increased 68% in the first two months of 2021 in China, while cobalt sulphate prices are up 56.1% year-to-date, according to Benchmark Mineral Intelligence (reports MiningNews).

Battery-grade lithium carbonate prices have increased 68% in the first two months of 2021 in China, while cobalt sulphate prices are up 56.1% year-to-date, according to Benchmark Mineral Intelligence (reports MiningNews). Benchmark said lithium carbonate had risen on the back of high battery demand, particularly for lithium iron phosphate (LFP) cathode, and a slower-than-anticipated transition to high nickel chemistries.

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Boss Energy’s (ASX: BOE) enhanced feasibility study is now 75% complete for its proposed Honeymoon uranium mine in South Australia, with the study scheduled for delivery in the June quarter (reports Small Caps).

Boss Energy’s (ASX: BOE) enhanced feasibility study is now 75% complete for its proposed Honeymoon uranium mine in South Australia, with the study scheduled for delivery in the June quarter (reports Small Caps). The company noted work on the process design includes using ion exchange (IX) columns, rather than the plant’s existing pulsed columns. Boss’ strategy to change-out the pulsed column with IX ones is to “deliver significant reductions” in operating costs.

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Fenix Resources (ASX:FEX) recently joined the ranks of Australia’s iron ore producers and has ramped up its production to deliver two shipments per month to Geraldton port (reports Stockhead).

Fenix Resources (ASX:FEX) recently joined the ranks of Australia’s iron ore producers and has ramped up its production to deliver two shipments per month to Geraldton port (reports Stockhead). Road haulage rates for the company’s Iron Ridge mine in WA have reached nameplate levels of 1.25 million tonnes per year, a feat achieved one month ahead of schedule.

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Iron ore exploration company CZR Resources (ASX:CZR) is aiming to follow a raft of new producers into the booming sector with its Robe Mesa project in WA’s West Pilbara region (reports Stockhead).

Iron ore exploration company CZR Resources (ASX:CZR) is aiming to follow a raft of new producers into the booming sector with its Robe Mesa project in WA’s West Pilbara region (reports Stockhead). A definitive feasibility study is being readied for the project that will pave the way for mining approvals after a pre-feasibility study last year showed it would generate strong returns.

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Growing energy transition-related global demand for copper and its soaring price are set to transform the earnings outlook for Aussie miners, Macquarie group analysts said in a note to clients (reports The Australian).

Growing energy transition-related global demand for copper and its soaring price are set to transform the earnings outlook for Aussie miners, Macquarie group analysts said in a note to clients (reports The Australian). The group upgraded copper price forecasts to more than 20 per cent in the short-term and more than 30 per cent in the medium-term to incorporate energy transition related demand. Macquarie’s previous forecast of a 247,000-tonne surplus for the global copper market has now swung to a 226,000-tonne deficit.

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China plans to build more facilities to deal with waste from nuclear power plants in the next five years, as it speeds up development of the industry in a bid to meet ambitious climate targets (reports The South China Morning Post).

China plans to build more facilities to deal with waste from nuclear power plants in the next five years, as it speeds up development of the industry in a bid to meet ambitious climate targets (reports The South China Morning Post). In its draft 14th five-year plan released on Friday, Beijing also calls for home-grown third-generation nuclear technologies like Hualong One and Guohe One to be promoted.

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