All that glitters is … gold, gold, gold

Trying to pin a gold trend in the current market is like trying to pin water to a wall. Despite rising interest rates, monetary policy normalisation, and a still solidly performing stock market, gold held its ground in 2017. Still, in 2018, gold demand had a soft start to the year, reaching 973 tonnes (t), the lowest first quarter since 2008. The gold price itself appears not to go anywhere either. In spite this, gold mining companies are setting the pace for greening the industry.

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Australia answers the lithium call

Driven by our world’s insatiable hunger for energy, lithium and its chemical compounds are proving to possess a wide range of industrial applications, especially in their use in lithium-ion batteries (LIBs) as a power source.

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Focus of Havilah transitions to copper

AFTER transitioning from explorer to producer in 2016 Havilah Resources is not resting on its laurels and intends to transform into a sizeable copper producer, supported by continued production of gold as well as other minerals including cobalt, molybdenum, tungsten and tin. Havilah’s clearly articulated Copper Growth Strategy is a blue-print for how the company plans to progressively develop its impressive suite of copper projects in South Australia. This strategy is underpinned by Havilah’s large JORC resource metals inventory, its proven exploration prowess, its operational success with partner Consolidated Mining and Civil (CMC), cash flow from Portia, and now with strong interest from a major Chinese company.

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