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Three paths to mining industry growth – buy, sell, explore!

- By: John P Sykes
Posted in: Blog, Case Studies, Exploration, Mineral Economics, Mining, Publications, Recommended, Strategy

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Today's Strictly Boardroom column on MiningNewsPremium.net with Allan Trench (The University of Western Australia), tries to answer an old question - how do you grow a mining company? At a basic level there are only three pathways - to buy new assets at a discount, to sell assets for a premium, or to explore and discover new assets. So which is the…
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Boardroom spill motions defeated at Aussie gold miner

- By: John P Sykes
Posted in: Blog, Case Studies, Mining, Publications, Strategy

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Today's Strictly Boardroom column with Allan Trench follows on from last week's piece about a boardroom spill motion at a (fake) Aussie gold miner. The rather traditional incumbent board had attracted the ire of a major investor who had nominated an alternate board of younger candidates. Over the last week we gathered the votes from a number of readers and…
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The challenge of developing rare earths mines

- By: John P Sykes
Posted in: Blog, Case Studies, Commodities, Conferences, Mining

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I'm currently on holiday in Japan, the world's largest importer of rare earth metals. Whilst I'm here to support my wife giving her first international conference presentation at a paediatrics conference in Nikko, enjoy the bustle of Tokyo and meditate in the surrounds of Kyoto in autumn, it did seem appropriate to post my most recent presentation on rare earths,…
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