Mining Briefs: Metro, Castillo and more

IN Mining Briefs: Metro finalises sales; Okapi appoints geophysicists; drilling news from Castillo, Oklo, Spitfire, Kin and Catalyst; and Hammer samples up to 46% copper.

Mining Briefs: Metro, Castillo and more Mining Briefs: Metro, Castillo and more Mining Briefs: Metro, Castillo and more Mining Briefs: Metro, Castillo and more Mining Briefs: Metro, Castillo and more

New contract means Metro has sold all planned 2018 production from Bauxite Hills

Metro Mining says it has now sold all its planned 2018 bauxite production after announcing a new binding contract with China's state-owned State Power Investment Corporation Aluminium and Electric Power Investment Co.

It said it was looking to increase 2019 production given the demand shown for its Bauxite Hills ore.

Metro said the SPIC contract for 300,000wmt (+/-10%) was based on market pricing with typical bonus and penalty clauses.

Castillo Copper has reported "exceptional" results in assays from the first five drill holes at its Cangai copper project near Grafton in New South Wales.

Among the highlights, Castillo reported 1m at 10.25% copper, 6.04% zinc and 32.5gpt silver from 48m, within a broader 11m at 5.94% co...