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Australia's miners dragging their feet and being swamped by Canada in Mexico's resources upside

Canadian miners are swarming over Mexico and its high level of mineral prospectivity at the expense of Australia’s explorers and miners who have only made a tentative foray into the Latin America isthmus.

Australian-Barrick partnership eyes substantial gold upside in Guyana

An Australian company which has teamed up with the largest gold company in the world to exploit a corner of Latin America’s untapped mineral riches, says the bulk of Guyana’s gold production has only “just scratched the surface”.

Argentina ripe for new energy investment says Brisbane backer of US $2 billion coal mine-power station

A Brisbane company hoping to drive the development of a major coal mine and associated power station in Argentina, says the country’s current energy grid warrants substantial new investment in energy options.

Emu NL confirms gold and silver potential at its Vidalita project in Chile

Australian explorer, Emu NL, provides the following update on its drilling program on the Company’s Vidalita project in northern Chile.

Drilling rig and other equipment mobilises to Vidalita Gold Project in Chile

Australian explorer, Emu NL (ASX: EMU), has mobilised camp, earth moving and drilling equipment to the Vidalita site in northern Chile.

$50 trillion in new investment needed to match global energy demand in next 20 years: Rio Tinto director

According to non-executive director Megan Clark, such investment would be needed to fund an energy market expected to grow by 40% through until 2035.

China demand driving renaissance of global uranium market: Bannerman Resources chief

China’s unquenchable thirst for uranium is driving a renaissance of the market and is likely to pull the global U-sector out of its current doldrums and drive much-needed price increases.

Australia’s Tiger Resources to fast-track plans to explore potential cobalt production at its African copper project

Tiger Resources Managing Director, Mr Michael Griffiths, released the positive results of an independent study the Company had commissioned to investigate the viability of producing cobalt at its Kipoi Project in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC).

Australian think tank seeks more strategic approach to engaging Africa's economy and mining sector

The call was made in Perth today by the Canberra-based Australian Strategic Policy Institute (ASPI) in an address to the third and final day of the Paydirt 2016 Africa Down Under mining conference, drawing on findings from its second Aus-Africa Dialogue held in Zambia in 2015 with the South Africa-based Brenthurst Foundation.

Harmony eyes lift in total gold output to 1.5moz pa and to add wider African gold acquisitions

The world’s fifth largest gold producer has told a Perth mining forum today that it plans to lift its total output to 1.5 million ounces a year within three years as it combines its increasing output from African and PNG mines.

African project funding slowly starting to improve: financial expert

Addressing today the second day of the three day Paydirt 2016 Africa Down Under mining conference in Perth Speaking on day two, Northcott Capital Managing Director, Mr Nick Martin, said to be successful in obtaining finance a company must adhere to three crucial platforms.

Flinders enters into loan agreement with PIO Mines Pty Limited

The loan agreement will assist Flinders in meeting its short term capital requirements.

High grade South Korean gold projects acquired under Southern Gold’s strategic overseas expansion

A suite of high grade gold assets in South Korea, most of them historic underground or artisinal gold and silver workings, some of which extend over a large footprint, are to be acquired by Australian gold producer, Southern Gold Limited (ASX: “SAU”).

Australia's miners 'missing in action' in Colombia

Australia’s resource houses are “missing in action” in Latin America’s third largest economic powerhouse – Colombia – and should move post haste to rapidly lift their engagement with the mineral rich province.

Australia's Crusader in financing talks to build new gold mine in Brazil

The Juruena mine, in central Brazil, is estimated to hold an initial resource of 178,800 ounces of gold.

Aussie firms back push to drive Argentina to world No 2 lithium supplier

There are fresh opportunitis to explore for new lithium resources in the rich Latin American footprint, says Latin Resources Managing Director, Chris Gale.

Chilean mining powerhouse looks to new options to emerge from global mining slump

Chile says the country has now adopted a proactive stance to reduce foreign investment barriers in its mining sector as it joins a plethora of mining jurisdictions worldwide battling to mitigate the resources downturn.

Key Australian-Latin American Mineral Resources Forum moves to Perth next week for 1st time

Resources investment opportunities across the vast region of Latin America will be in sharp focus next week when Perth plays host to the Latin America Down Under mining investment conference for the first time.

Build low level nuclear waste facility at Leigh Creek to guarantee its future: leading industry lobby group

A low to intermediate level nuclear waste repository should be established near the South Australian Outback town of Leigh Creek, which is destined to become a virtual ghost town within years after the closure last week on Alinta Energy’s nearby coal mine.

Chile calls for better mining industry recognition of enviro-social concerns to avoid project stranding

Chile, the world’s biggest copper producing country, has warned that the global resources sector needs to pay far more attention to its environmental and social licence obligations if new projects worth billions of dollars are to get up.

Pending Argentine poll has potential to reverse economy and attract global mining investment

As Argentina heads into its turbulent President election in October, a senior economic forecaster visiting Australia says the poll will fuel renewed interest in that country’s mining sector – but also raise the spectre of its uncertain post poll financial framework.

Australian miners warned not to ignore ties between Latin America, Asia

The increasing engagement of Latin America with Asia may potentially be at the expense of Australia’s traditional sense of right to be a major Asian player, expert says.

Nickel price tipped to average $20,000t in 2015 as sector prepares for more buoyant annual gathering

An average nickel price of US$20,000 per tonne has been forecast for Australian nickel producers in 2015 – but the sector has been urged to keep its grass roots focus on untapped potential nickel discoveries in Australia, rather than overseas.