Northern Star Resources’ relentless focus on growth at its Western Australian gold operations has turned to exploration.
Newcrest Mining has extended its project generation alliance with Encounter Resources by 12 months.
Base metals explorer Auroch Minerals has appointed DDH1 Drilling to undertake aggressive maiden drilling programs at the Arden and Bonaventura projects in South Australia.
Rio Tinto has formalised a joint venture with Minmetals to explore for mineral deposits in China, and later globally.
Rio Tinto will work with junior explorer Sipa Resources in Uganda, Africa to advance a nickel-copper project that has the potential to be globally significant.
Newcrest Mining and Encounter Resources have formed a series of exploration joint ventures in Western Australia as a result of a project generation alliance established between the companies last year.
Artemis Resources’ plan to launch an exploration program on the 47K Patch gold-bearing conglomerates in the Pilbara has been approved by the Western Australian mines department.
Santos has gained rights to explore for more gas near Injune in Queensland’s south-west.
Newcrest Mining is assessing two new exploration opportunities with Encounter Resources as part of their project generation alliance.
The $100 million Junior Minerals Exploration Incentive (JMEI) proposed last year by the Australian Government has passed through the Senate in welcome news for the country’s explorers.
Professional services firm Herbert Smith Freehills believes a renewed focus on exploration and stronger commodity prices will be key factors that influence merger and acquisition (M&A) activity in 2018.
Rio Tinto has formed an exploration partnership in Serbia with ASX-listed junior Raiden Resources.
South32 is expanding its exploration partnership with AusQuest by providing funding for an additional four opportunities.
MOD Resources is aiming to “turbo charge growth” at its assets in the Kalahari copper belt in Botswana, Africa.
Global spend on nonferrous metals exploration is expected to rise by 20 per cent in 2018, in keeping with recent trends. Spend in 2017 reached around $US8.4 billion ($10.8 billion), up from $US7.3 billion in 2016, a 14 per cent year-on-year increase. According to a report from World Exploration Trends (WET) developed in association with … Continue reading Metals exploration spending expected to rise by 20 per cent in 2018
Brazilian-focused miner Avanco has delivered a 20 per cent increase in gold ounces at its CentroGold project in Maranhão State.
Newcrest Mining is assessing a major tenement position in the Tanami region of Western Australia acquired by project generation alliance partner Encounter Resources.
The Queensland Government has awarded $1.13 million of exploration grants, helping nine companies find new deposits of copper, gold and base metals in the state’s north west.
The Western Australian Government has announced that 44 projects will benefit from its Exploration Incentive Scheme (EIS) co-funded drilling program.
Rio Tinto has formed a mineral exploration collaborative partnership with China’s Minmetals.