Stocks to Watch: September

PROFIT season has drawn to a close, but there still looks like there will be plenty happening in mining in the coming weeks.

Staff reporter
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Despite the weakness in the gold price and equities, it's gold season in the US.

The Precious Metals Summit kicks off in Beaver Creek, Colorado, on September 13, featuring more than 150 juniors, including just over 20 Australian companies.

The following week is the Gold Forum Americas in Colorado Springs, which features all the gold majors and mid-tiers.

Evolution Mining and Northern Star Resources will take advantage of the pilgrimage to the US to take investors to North American operations.

Evolution will show off Red Lake in Ontario for the first time, while Northern Star will take investors to Pogo in Alaska.

News to watch out for from presenting companies includes De Grey Mining's Hemi prefeasibility study and a resource update for Capricorn Metals' Mt Gibson project.

Outside conference presenters, there looks to be plenty happening in the gold space.

In Western Australia, Gascoyne Resources is due to report a resource for the exciting Gilbey's North discovery, while Gateway Mining and Kin Mining are due to upgrade Goldfields gold resources.

Genesis Minerals has been forced to extend its scrip takeover offer for Dacian Gold.

As of yesterday, it had reached a 37.07% interest in Dacian, with the offer carrying a minimum 50.1% acceptance condition.

The offer will now close on September 19.

Outside WA, MetalsTech is due to upgrade the gold resource for its Sturec project in Europe.

There's also plenty happening in base metals this month.

Bill Beament's Develop will host investors at the Woodlawn zinc mine next week and unveil the company's five-year strategy.

Days later, Sandfire Resources is holding a site visit to its MATSA copper mine in Spain.

Aurelia Metals is putting the finishing touches on a feasibility study for its Federation zinc-copper project in New South Wales.

Eagle Mountain Mining is preparing an updated resource for its Oracle Ridge copper mine by the end of the month.

An updated resource for Artemis Resources' Greater Carlow project is due this month.

And expect more assays from Cobre as its Ngami copper discovery in Botswana.

Vanadium Resources is set to release a definitive feasibility study for its Steelpoortdrift vanadium project in South Africa this month and recently appointed HCF International Advisors to help with financing.

And in mineral sands, Strandline Resources is "on the home straight" to first production from its Coburn project in WA.

The company said this morning that it was preparing to send first ore to the west concentration plant.

Finally, the new listings have well and truly dried up, with just two in August (Summit Minerals and Heavy Rare Earths).

Companies still scheduled to debut this month include Aeramentum Resources, Terra Uranium, Octava Minerals and Critical Minerals Group, while London-listed Atlantic Lithium will dual list on the ASX.


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