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Sipa shares jump 30% on potential new copper gold discovery in WA

Interest in the Paterson copper-gold district in the north of W.A continued today with news from Sipa Resources that they had intersected copper-gold mineralization in 15 out of 19 holes during their maiden drilling program at the Obelisk project . The results showed an initial strike length of more than one kilometre, which remains open in all directions.

Stargroup achieves record ATM revenues in August with more to come

Stargroup achieved record revenues from their Automatic Teller Machine division in August and total quarterly revenues are on track to outperform last quarter by a whopping 50%. The company said it was expecting total quarterly revenues of $1.8m this quarter compared to $1.2m last quarter as the organic roll out of its ATM machines continues to increase. 

Marijuana to be trialled in epilepsy patients

MGC Pharma has moved a step closer to conducting clinical trials of medical cannabis in Australia and Europe after signing a deal to partner with Epilepsy Action Australia. The agreement means MGC will collaborate with Australia’s leading epilepsy association on future trials into how medical cannabis can treat the debilitating condition.

Troy adds $145m worth of gold to Karouni gold mine resource estimate

Recent drilling at Troy Resources’ Karouni gold mine in Guyana, South America, has increased the gold resource to more than 1.1 million ounces. In their latest annual statement of resources and ore reserves, Troy revealed a 48,000 ounce increase in ore reserves and an 83,400 ounce boost to inferred resources, adding around AUD$145m to the in-situ value of the resource.

Stargroup reports maiden profit after massive turnaround

ATM machine operator and EFTPOS supplier Stargroup, has reported a massive leap in its full-year profit following a standout year of growth. The company, which offers ATMs and EFTPOS terminals to retail outlets, on Wednesday reported its first ever net profit after tax for the year ended June 30 of $767,802. The result represents a giant turnaround on last year’s loss of nearly $2.9m 

Nano-Satellites have potential to produce $500m in annualised revenues for Sky and Space Global

ASX listed Sky and Space Global say they have validated their technical offering, revealing that their first wholesale customer has secured commerical contracts to sell some of the company's cutting edge nano-satellite bandwidth. The UK-registerd satellite company says the new deals underpin teh company's view that it could generate around US$500 milion per year at full tilt. 

Northern Minerals clears the decks to focus on Rare Earths

When it rains it pours or so it seems for Rare Earths player Northern Minerals who banked $2.8m from Chinese interests a few weeks ago with another $27m to come. This week the George Bauk led company banked another $1.25m from the sale of their Northern Territory gold leases to Northern Star Resources with another $1.5m potentially still to come. 

Stargroup signs major EFTPOS terminal distribution deal in Australia and New Zealand

Stargroup has inked a deal with a Swedish EFTPOS terminal supplier to exclusively distribute their “next generation” EFTPOS terminals in Australia and NZ. The deal provides a number of market advantages for Stargroup in the EFTPOS space, including the ability to access the software "source code" for each terminal, potentially opening up a swag of opportunities for the company. 

Troy Karouni mine set to shine in FY17

Despite a few minor technical setbacks during FY16, Troy Resources’ new Karouni Mine in Guyana in South America remains a highly profitable operation with C1 cash costs reported at just US$515 per ounce. All in sustaining costs came in at just US$816 an ounce and the company is predicting that could drop to as low as US$750 an ounce in FY17. 

McGregor to strengthen Stargroup board

Stargroup has appointed Evan McGregor to its board as the company reported a record July with ATM transactions lifting by 12 % and annualised gross revenues on track to reach nearly $7m on an annualized basis. McGregor has previously served with listed companies such as Asia Infrastructure, Entertainment World, Zeolite Australia, Media Entertainment Group and London Securities. 

Lithium neighbours strike deal at Pilgangoora

Getting along with your neighbours is always good policy, especially in the mining game when you have common tenements sitting on the same ore body. Pilbara Minerals and Altura Mining have led the way at Pilgangoora in the north west of W.A with a new agreement to share infrastructure and support each others tenure. 

Troy’s Karouni mine back on track in South America

Troy Resources have overcome early mill problems at their new Karouni gold mine in Guyana, South America and made a series of improvements to boost production rates. The Perth-based gold miner also reported a swag of encouraging drilling, suggesting there is still plenty of upside in the Karouni resource.


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