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FMG explores gold prospects

Andrew Forrest’s iron ore miner Fortescue Metals Group has added more fuel to speculation it could look to diversify into precious metals, pegging a swag of tenements east of Kalgoorlie-Boulder within 20km of the WA city’s famous Golden Mile.

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BHP faces class action over Samarco disaster

BHP has been served with a Federal Court class action over investor losses following the fatal Samarco dam disaster in Brazil.

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Silver Lake to explore more at Mt Monger

Silver Lake Resources plans to keep up its $12-million-a-year exploration spend at the Mt Monger gold operations east of Kalgoorlie-Boulder, after beating guidance to produce 157,936 ounces in the 2017-18 financial year.

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Evolution spends big to find new Frog’s Leg

Evolution Mining said it is spending $15 million a year around its Mungari gold operation 20km west of Kalgoorlie to find a new high-grade replacement for its Frog’s Leg underground mine.

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Gold hits one-year low

Gold prices sank to a one-year low on Thursday as the US dollar rose after comments from Federal Reserve Chairman Jerome Powell that reaffirmed expectations more US interest rate increases are on the way this year.

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Beazley lashes Canberra over WA lithium ambition

Newly appointed WA Governor Kim Beazley has dispensed with apolitical protocols to scold the Federal Government’s lack of appreciation of WA’s potential as a hub for the downstream processing of battery minerals such as lithium.

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Great expectations

Lang Hancock, the man responsible for discovering the Pilbara’s enormous iron ore deposits, undoubtedly left an extraordinary legacy.

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