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Coal opponents scored a big win. U.S. courts ruled that approvals for new projects must consider climate change impacts.

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Zimbabwe’s top platinum mine teetered. The Mimosa mine’s operator Zimplats says it may close due to new export taxes.

The Haynesville shale got a revival. Drilling and production are ramping up to meet export demand for LNG, and to Mexico.

Suitors lined up for Peru’s next mega-project. Buenaventura and Grupo Mexico may bid for the $2 billion Michiquillay deposit.

Japan looked for more international oil. A national goal to self-source imports means more project investment coming.

Myanmar, Mongolia and New Deals

The second-last item above was particularly interesting for me this week. Because I’ve just been putting the finishing touches on a major gold project investment.

That’s had me thinking from a perspective like the Peruvian government. Namely, how to attract the best offer on a quality asset.

Talking with investors over the last several weeks has generated a lot of thoughts on how to get the best deal. Hopefully one that works for all parties — things are best when everyone wins.

I’ll be putting together some instructive lessons from the experience for you soon. But first, I’m off on another trip — this time through Myanmar to review an exciting regional survey for copper prospects, and then to Mongolia.

Internet is going to be dubious next week and likely non-existent the week after — so dispatches may be light. In the meantime, all the best, wherever you are in the world.

Here’s to leaving on a jet plane,

Dave Forest

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