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Entering complex concave metal markets

- By: John P Sykes
Posted in: Blog, Commodities, Conferences, Exploration, Management, Mineral Economics, Mining, Publications, Recommended, Strategy

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Earlier this year, I was privileged to present at the Australian Institute of Geoscientists (AIG) Lithium and Graphite Seminar, on the subject of "Entering complex concave metal markets: Lessons from the previous lithium and rare earths booms for the current lithium and graphite booms" with co-authors Allan Trench (University of Western Australia - UWA), Matthew Greentree (SRK Consulting), Sam Davies…
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Commercial strategies in an era of low commodity prices

- By: John P Sykes
Posted in: Blog, Commodities, Exploration, Mineral Economics, Mining, Strategy

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Earlier this year I was honoured to present a guest lecture to a group of MBA students from the University of Alberta visiting the University of Western Australia. Both states have major resource industries - oil sands for Alberta and mining and gas for Western Australia - so there was substantial interest in comparing the strategic approaches of both industriues.…
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Influencing exploration choices in copper at a strategic level (The Hollywood Edition)

- By: John P Sykes
Posted in: Blog, Commodities, Exploration, PhD, Recommended

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At the end of last year I did a special presentation on my PhD research for the Centre for Exploration Targeting (Curtin University & University of Western Australia) entitled "Influencing exploration choices in copper at a strategic level" and included below. The presentation takes a Hollywood theme using recent Hollywood dystopian films 'The Hunger Games', 'WALL-E', 'Iron Man 2', 'Avatar'…
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The future of rare earth mine project development (Australian Resources & Investment)

- By: John P Sykes
Posted in: Blog, Commodities, Mining, Publications, Recommended

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In this month's edition of Australian Resources and Investment magazine there is an article I have written on 'The future of rare earth mine project development' based on my presentation at the Metal Pages Rare Earths Conference earlier in the year. The article reviews the challenges Australia's three longest established rare earths projects (Lynas' Mt Weld, Arafrura Resources' Nolans and…
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