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The 2015 Junior Mining and Exploration Survey.

For the past six years Grant Thornton Australia has undertaken a survey of the junior mining sector. This year the survey was based upon 108 responses. The sector comprises about 700 companies so the number of responses is statistically significant. It comes as no surprise that the number one issue…

Worth Watching VI: Altech Chemicals Ltd (ASX: ATC)

Back in the day, I developed a sulphur dioxide (“SO2”) leach process to produce electrolytic manganese dioxide (“EMD”), from a ferromanganese feedstock. EMD is the active ingredient in dry cell batteries. The leach process was lower cost than existing technologies. And far less polluting. We built a pilot plant at…

Worth Watching IV: Atlas Iron Limited (ASX: AGO)

On April 7, 2015 Atlas Iron requested ASX for a voluntary suspension in the trading of its securities. This was a result of the negative impact on profitability of the declining iron ore price. It had previously suspended all mining operations. The company remains suspended to this day. But three…

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