A worldwide slump in industry lies behind this year’s tumble in precious and base metal prices, a commodities expert has told CNBC.
Bill Beament, CEO of Northern Star Resources, says he wouldn't rule out small asset acquisitions.
Dale Rogers, executive chairman of Phoenix Gold, says margins among Australia's gold miners remain robust due to decreasing costs on the back of a weaker Australian dollar.
As the sun goes down, delegates attending the Diggers and Dealers mining forum flock to the local pubs. CNBC's Matthew Taylor has more from Kalgoorlie, Western Australia.
Dan Lougher, MD & CEO of Western Areas, says the firm rolled out cost-cutting measures to combat falling commodity prices, while a weaker Aussie dollar is working in the company's favor.
Raleigh Finlayson, managing director at Saracen Mineral Holdings, says factors such as a weaker Australian dollar have cushioned the impact of falling gold prices.
Despite the recent decline in the price of zinc, Heron Resources remains positive on the commodity's supply and demand fundamentals, says managing director & CEO Wayne Taylor.
While declining gold prices will inevitably hurt revenue, gold miners are getting help from falling local currencies and oil costs, says Greg Foulis, CEO of Kingsgate Consolidated.
Ian Murray, executive chairman at Gold Road Resources, says some miners are "making good money" from the current gold price in Australian dollars. He later introduces the company's latest discovery: the Gruyere deposit.
Paul Bloxham, chief economist for Australia and New Zealand at HSBC, expects the Reserve Bank of Australia to keep interest rates steady following the recent fall in the Australian dollar.
President Obama unveiled his plan to tackle climate change by reducing greenhouse gas emissions.
Colin Hamilton, head of commodities research at Macquarie, discusses the commodities market and the collapse in prices for metals such as copper and gold.
Copper tumbled to a six-year low on Monday, as weak manufacturing data and the selloff in Chinese equities continued to weigh on industrial metals.
Peter Bradford, managing director & CEO at Independence Group, says the company acquired Sirius Resources so as to strengthen its development pipeline and future cash flow.
Mark Bennett, managing director at Sirius Resources, discusses the company's merger with Independence Group.
Gene Sperling, former director of the National Economic Council and the former assistant to the President for Economic Policy, discusses Australia's outlook amid a China-led downturn in the commodity industry.
Karl Simich, managing director of Sandfire Resources, says the miner is focused on keeping costs to a minimum while optimizing its business to be as efficient as possible.
Kim Robinson, MD of Energia Minerals, explains why the company decided to expand its underground drill program at the Italy-based Gorno zinc project.
Scattered across Western Australia are scores of ghost towns - once-thriving mining hubs that reflect the grim reality of the end of the mining boom.
Tim Richards, markets partner at Deloitte, discusses the company's latest report which showed the value of Western Australia's top 100 companies falling 11.6 percent this financial year.