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Perth-based gold miner Red 5 is charging into the new financial year

Perth-based gold miner Red 5 is charging into the new financial year with one eye on a standalone operation at its open-pit mine near Leonora and nearly $25 million in the bank (reports The West Australian).

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Saracen Mineral Holdings managing director Raleigh Finlayson led the company through an exceptional FY19

Saracen Mineral Holdings managing director Raleigh Finlayson led the company through an exceptional FY19, adding value through consistent production from the Carosue Dam and Thunderbox operations in Western Australia, and via the drill bit (reports MiningNews).

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One of the biggest Western investment banks in Asia, Standard Chartered, is alerting clients to an early bounce in commodity prices

One of the biggest Western investment banks in Asia, Standard Chartered, is alerting clients to an early bounce in commodity prices and M&A activity, suggesting negative sentiment on trade tensions has been overdone (reports The Australian Financial Review).

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Lithium miner Pilbara Minerals on Tuesday said it had signed an additional deal with Chinese automaker Great Wall Motor

Lithium miner Pilbara Minerals on Tuesday said it had signed an additional deal with Chinese automaker Great Wall Motor to supply spodumene concentrate, a key mineral for electric vehicles (reports Reuters). Deliveries under the deal will begin in August, with 20,000 dry metric tonnes of concentrate to be shipped annually for six years. The West-Perth based company's shares reversed course to rise as much as 13.7 per cent after the announcement, their sharpest gain in more than three months, before closing 5.1 per cent higher at 52¢.

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Finally some good news for our bashed up lithium stocks

Finally some good news for our bashed up lithium stocks (reports Barry FitzGerald on Stockhead). It comes from a Reuters interview with German automaker Volkswagen on its push into electric vehicles, combined with analytical work, funnily enough, by one of the biggest local bears on the lithium sector, Macquarie. VW board member Stefan Sommer told Reuters that the company would need 150 GWh of battery production in both Asia and Europe by 2025, and double that by 2030.

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Liontown Resources has been hinting for some time of a major resources boost for its Kathleen Valley lithium-tantalum resource near Leinster

Liontown Resources has been hinting for some time of a major resources boost for its Kathleen Valley lithium-tantalum resource near Leinster, Western Australia, and it has delivered this morning with a 353% increase – blowing its exploration target out of the water (reports MiningNews). athleen Valley now costs a75 million grading 1.3% lithium and 140ppm tantalum for 2.5Mt of lithium carbonate equivalent and 23 million pounds of Ta2O5.

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Dacian Gold has embarked on the road to rehabilitation, with a new long-term plan for its Mt Morgans project near Laverton (reports The West Australian).

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Centaurus Metals isn’t the only company dusting off an old iron ore project in light of the surging price for the steel-making commodity (reports The West Australian). But it probably has a better chance than most, in bringing its Jambreiro project in south-eastern Brazil into production.

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