MiningNews Select Sydney 2024


Frazer Tabeart, Managing Director, Alma Metals

Guy Keller, Portfolio Manager Tribeca Investment Partners

John Forwood, CIO, Lowell Resources Funds Management

Kate Dickson, General Manager, Opreations, AMEC

Fredrick Chege, Investment Manager, Vitti Capital

Mike Jones, Managing Director, Impact Minerals

Mark Bojanjac, Executive Chairman, PolarX

David Hutton, Managing Director, Rimfire Pacific Mining

Daniel Tuffin, Technical Director, Cavalier Resources

Eddie Rigg, Executive Chairman, Arganaut

Chris Cann, Group Managing Editor, Aspermont

Tim Wither, Managing Director, Maximum Resources

Brett Beatty, MD, Resource Capital Funds

Alistair Stephens, CEO, Lindian Resources

Alex Passmore, CEO, Ora Gold

Alistair Stephens, CEO, Lindian Resources

Sean Russo, Managing Director, Noah's Rule

Neil Marston, MD & CEO, Flynn Gold

Nic Brownbill, Director, JP Equity

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Leading up to MiningNews Select Sydney 2024, the team conducted pre-event interviews with the mining companies presenting their projects at the event. 

Impact Minerals

Impact Minerals is poised for a watershed year in 2024, managing director Dr Mike Jones says, as the company progresses its flagship high purity alumina Lake Hope project towards production and explores the rare earths potential discovered at its Arkun battery metals project, also in Western Australia.

Helix Resources

Helix Resources is a discovery company looking to add to the recently-boosted Canbelego copper resource, follow up its Bijoux discovery and test gold and copper targets, chair Mike Rosenstreich explains, saying systematic preparation has developed a virtual blank page into a “Jackson Pollock” of geological texture and structural detail to help hunt for new discoveries.

Alma Metals

Explorer Alma Metals is using its porphyry copper expertise to advance its recently-expanded, flagship Briggs joint venture in Queensland – already in the top 10 of undeveloped copper projects in Australia, as managing director Frazer Tabeart explains.

Maximus Resources

A much larger exploration program is slated for the first half of 2024, managing director Tim Wither explains, as Maximus Resources eyes near-term production opportunities for its growing gold resources, plus more lithium exploration – fully funded at its Lefroy joint venture, where it has agreements with Korean government agency KOMIR and LG Energy Solution.

Flynn Gold

Flynn Gold is a nimble hidden gem, managing director and CEO Neil Marston says, as the explorer focuses in 2024 on advancing its gold projects in Tasmania and following up on promising drill results of plus-100 grams per tonne gold.

Lodestar Minerals

With fresh data to hand as 2024 begins, managing director Ed Turner says Lodestar Minerals is just getting started at its large scale, under-explored Earaheedy gold-copper-base metals project in Western Australia – and the company has also secured exposure to lithium. 

Elevate Uranium


It’s “a very exciting time to be in the uranium industry,” according to Elevate Uranium managing director and CEO Murray Hill, with the spot price up sharply and the explorer rapidly advancing its discoveries in Namibia and projects in Australia.

Tempest Minerals


Tempest Minerals has “spectacular potential” to make world-class discoveries at its projects, according to managing director Don Smith, with the Western Australia-based explorer priding itself on harnessing technology and looking at projects in new ways.

Eclipse Metals


An eclipse only happens so often, so “be sure not to miss out,” Eclipse Metals executive chairman Carl Popal says, outlining a pipeline of activity as the company advances its flagship Ivigtût rare earths project in Greenland.

Emmerson Resources


Emmerson Resources offers a unique value proposition to investors, managing director and CEO Mike Dunbar says, with the company eyeing new opportunities as its Tennant Creek copper-gold joint venture advances towards development and royalty payments.


VHM Limited


“It’s a great asset, ready to go, and the world needs it,” VHM executive director and CEO Ron Douglas says of the company’s near-term, large-scale Goschen rare earths and mineral sands project in Victoria.

Stelar Metals


With high-grade lithium results from inaugural drilling at its Trident project coupled with board members’ roles in developing the Northern Territory’s first lithium mine, Stelar Metals is focused on strategic metals in premier jurisdictions and has the experience and backing to do it, CEO Colin Skidmore explains.


Cavalier Resources


Cavalier Resources’ primary focus is developing its near-term Crawford gold project and executive technical director Daniel Tuffin says the anticipated cash flow will be used to further explore the company’s tenement package, including lithium and nickel assets.

Antilles Gold


Antilles Gold is looking to attract a major investor to its joint venture with Cuba’s mining company, GeoMinera, as they move to bring the Nueva Sabana gold-copper project at El Pilar into production. 


Lindian Resources


Lindian Resources is aiming to have two world-class projects operating simultaneously, and CEO Alistair Stephens says the company represents a great value proposition as it moves its Kangankunde “rare earths king” project in Malawi towards production and advances commercialising plus-1 billion tonnes of bauxite resources in Guinea.  

Larvotto Resources


Emerging developer Larvotto Resources is moving to get its recently-acquired, high-grade Hillgrove gold-antimony project – which contains 1.4 million ounces at 6.1g/t gold-equivalent – back into production, as managing director Ron Heeks explains.

GTI Energy


The time is now to advance GTI Energy’s uranium projects, executive director Bruce Lane says, with the company appointing experienced uranium specialist Matt Hartmann to oversee its US operations, focusing on its advanced Lo Herma in-situ recovery project in Wyoming.

Akora Resources


Following an encouraging scoping study update, Akora Resources managing director Paul Bibby says the company is receiving strong interest from potential investors for Bekisopa, its most advanced, high-grade iron ore project in Madagascar.

Fenix Resources


Fenix Resources is focused on exciting growth opportunities, chairman John Welborn says, having expanded from one high-grade iron ore mine at Iron Ridge to establishing three key business units - mining, logistics and port services – in Western Australia’s Mid West.

Rimfire Pacific Mining


Rimfire Pacific Mining is focused on critical minerals in two richly endowed areas in New South Wales, managing director David Hutton explains, with the company’s experienced exploration team focused primarily on establishing a pipeline of scandium opportunities within its large landholding.

Ora Gold


Ora Gold CEO Alex Passmore says growth and de-risking are the company’s two key work areas for 2024, after recently revealing a shallow, high-grade lode at its flagship Garden Gully gold project in the Murchison, an established mining region in Western Australia.



With Northern Star Resources underwriting a circa $5 million raising, executive chairman Mark Bojanjac says PolarX is looking forward to progressing its robust, advanced Alaska Range copper-gold project, plus its under-explored, gold-silver Humboldt Range project in the mining heartland of Nevada.