Australia’s move into the North American gold mining industry continues with Evolution Mining revealing a $US375 million ($A553 million) deal with the world's biggest gold miner, Newmont Goldcorp, to buy the latter’s Red Lake gold mining complex in Canada.
Bullion’s romp beyond the record $2000 an ounce level in Aussie dollar terms has prompted investors to take a closer look at the pantheon of ASX-listed local gold producers – despite some problems in the mid-tier that have tarnished the sector.
The operating earnings margin increased to 53% from 49% in FY18 while net mine cash flow was a record $540m. Costs are expected to lift slightly, with the exception of Mungari. Results were slightly below expectations.