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Conico Ltd. (ASX: CNJ; FRA: BDD) has successfully ended the weather-related severely shortened drilling season on Greenland with another new discovery and is planning a much longer exploration campaign for the coming year, starting as early as April. Until then, the company will evaluate the extensive data and, in particular, publish the analyses of a total of 14 drill holes (3,480 meters), with sulphide mineralization intersected at all three drill sites Miki, Sortekap and Cascata.

24 drill holes have been completed by Goliath Resources (TSX-V GOT / Frankfurt B4IF) at the Surebet zone of its Golddigger project and 24 times the company hit gold – quite literally. Because drill hole GD-21-24 from the Real Deal drill site, which was reported, today, returned an intercept of 21.72 meters with strong veining and breccias with up to 10% sulphides. In this respect, this drill intercept is similar to other intervals drilled on the Surebet gold and silver zone.

Sitka Gold Corp. (CSE:SIG; FRA:1RF) has delivered the first promising interim results from its ongoing summer drill program at the RC Gold project in Yukon. Released were the first three of 19 drill holes that have now been drilled at the Eiger target. A total of 6,494 metres of drilling has been completed to further define last year's discovery consisting of four drill holes.

Who will redeem High Purity Alumina, HPA, from its boring image? Australian stock market platform Stockhead recently got off to a good start, calling the high purity ceramic a "hallelujah material" for batteries and battery separators in particular. Coating battery separators with HPA nano-particles could become the killer application. Specialized HPA companies such as FYI Resources (ASX: FYI; FRA: SDL), Alpha HPA (ASX: A4N) and Altech Chemicals (ASX: ATC) are known to be betting on this. However, the growing demand for Li-ion batteries and energy storage will require the production of battery separators in a completely new dimension. To be ready for this future, Japanese chemical manufacturer Asahi Kasei and Chinese global separator leader Shanghai Energy New Materials Technology are now set to join forces in a new partnership.

When it comes to the climate, everyone is now talking about "net zero". The industry for the treatment of industrial wastewater is going one step further: "net positive water" is now the benchmark. Similar to modern catalytic converters, which now emit cleaner air than goes in, the latest technology should make it possible for industrial plants, including mining companies, to produce more clean water than they consume.