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WA gold company Bardoc Gold (ASX: BDC) has risen by 48% in the past month and is up 138% since its low in April as the market develops a “better understanding” of the resource potential of its key project

WA gold company Bardoc Gold (ASX: BDC) has risen by 48% in the past month and is up 138% since its low in April as the market develops a “better understanding” of the resource potential of its key project, according to veteran Sydney-based analyst Gavin Wendt. “The catalyst has been the release of a series of outstanding assay results from the recently expanded +40,000m exploration drilling program at its 100%-owned 2.6Moz Bardoc Gold Project, situated 55km north of Kalgoorlie,” Wendt wrote in his widely circulated Minelife newsletter this week.

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Emerging base metals company Orion Minerals (ASX: ORN) is a “rare investment opportunity” whose share price “may at least double” on a one-year view

Emerging base metals company Orion Minerals (ASX: ORN) is a “rare investment opportunity” whose share price “may at least double” on a one-year view, according to a new research report issued by top South African broker Vunani Securities. In a comprehensive 25-page report, the Johannesburg-based broker has issued a BUY recommendation for Orion (which is also listed on the JSE), describing its 70%-owned Prieska copper-zinc project in the Northern Cape as “world-class” with the ability to generate “large amounts of free cash”.

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ASX-listed RBR Group has started training prospective workers for jobs that will become available at Mozambique’s emerging liquefied natural gas (LNG) projects (reports South Africa’s Engineering News). As part of its strategy to assess, train and provide workers for the LNG projects, the labour and training specialist has opened a training centre in Palma, Mozambique, which is located close to the LNG construction sites.

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Electric vehicles, and the wider battery revolution, is held up as a massive opportunity for nickel, tin, graphite and lithium players, and now a new report shines a light on how much copper will be needed: 250% more by 2030. Wood Mackenzie forecasts that over 20 million EV charging points could to be deployed over the next needed, and that means the world needs to produce around 2.5 times more copper by 2030 than it will this year - and that means a lot of money needs to be spent to find and produce it.

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Plus, run-away gold price should fuel the urge to merge in junior land

After some PC issues were sorted out, Kalgoorlie’s Palace pub got back to its bustling self in the final days of the Diggers & Dealers bash. And as yesterday became today for the eclectic mix of well-watered miners and money-types, the rumour mill went in to over drive. Sorting out the factual from the nonsense, and then trying to remember which was which as the sun dawned  on another day under Kalgoorlie’s big blue sky, required some effort.

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Gold dominated financial markets and news flow this week as the world stumbled towards a significant economic slowdown

Gold dominated financial markets and news flow this week as the world stumbled towards a significant economic slowdown, but in the background were early signs of another metal on the move. Nickel, which has been edging towards a price break-out for much of the year rallied strongly early yesterday, moving above $US7 a pound, and briefly trading at $US7.50/lb, its highest in more than four years, before settling around $US7.06/lb. In early July, nickel was selling for $US5.30/lb which means that at its high point yesterday the metal had risen by more than 40% in two months.

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Embattled gold miner Dacian Gold has its sights set on regaining investor confidence as it desperately tries to claw back its reputation as a rising star

Embattled gold miner Dacian Gold has its sights set on regaining investor confidence as it desperately tries to claw back its reputation as a rising star (reports The West Australian). The fledgling miner and operator of the Mt Morgans gold project was punished after consecutive production downgrades shook investor confidence in the stock earlier this year.

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Pilbara Minerals boss Ken Brinsden says the company will tailor its growth plans to match lithium demand

Pilbara Minerals boss Ken Brinsden says the company will tailor its growth plans to match lithium demand (reports MiningNews). An oversupply situation has emerged in the spodumene sector, and Pilbara's Pilgangoora mine in the Pilbara hasn't been immune. Brinsden told reporters at Diggers & Dealers that while chemical converters couldn't ramp up soon enough, changing battery chemistries meant China had fallen behind. "They tinkered with the industry to try and incentivise new technology in lithium-ion batteries," he said.

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