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Vancouver gold-to-copper miner pops on Horn of Africa results

Posted on October 31, 2014

Winners were few and far between Friday, but punters couldn't resist Nevsun Resources stock after low-cost high-grade Eritrea mine delivered on all counts.

Halloween horror for gold price

Posted on October 31, 2014

Down 3% to levels last seen July 2010 with "chances increasing" of a further $100-plus decline this year.

Bears are ripping precious metals apart

Posted on October 30, 2014

Gold price below $1,200, silver falls to 56-month low.

TIMELINE: The gold price and the Fed's rocky relationship

Posted on October 30, 2014

Tracking the Fed's impact on the gold price since the start of the global financial crisis to the end of quantitative easing.

Gold: Looks like QE end wasn't baked into price after all

Posted on October 29, 2014

Gold price drops 1.7% after Federal Reserve ends stimulus, says rates could rise sooner than "currently anticipated".

Nickel price jumps again – Chinese stocks gone by April

Posted on October 29, 2014

After a brutal two-month sell-off, the nickel price is recovering as Chinese port stocks are depleted and global stainless steel output picks up.

Iron ore price sinks as Beijing cracks down on smog

Posted on October 28, 2014

China imposes strict pollution controls ahead of Beijing APEC summit forcing steel mills to cut output.

How the central bank squandered Switzerland's gold reserves

Posted on October 28, 2014

If the Swiss vote yes in next month's referendum its central bank needs to buy back 1,500 tonnes of gold sold for $300–$500 an ounce a decade ago.

Vancouver junior surges after Nevada gold, silver intercepts

Posted on October 28, 2014

Corvus Gold announces most significant drill results in terms of grading and width at 100%-owned North Bullfrog project 200km northwest of Las Vegas.

Gold price: ETF investors cash out

Posted on October 27, 2014

The last time gold-backed fund vaults were this empty was September 2009 when gold was trading below $1,000 an ounce.

Anthem Blanchard: Real driver of higher gold prices still intact

Posted on October 27, 2014

The Fed may be winding down its QE program, but negative real interest rates will support gold for the foreseeable future says CEO of Anthem Vault.

Copper mining has a dirty problem

Posted on October 21, 2014

Arsenic in concentrates.

BHP shoots the lights out

Posted on October 21, 2014

Petroleum, met coal, iron ore production set new quarterly records. Fall in copper volumes not enough to dent 9% overall output growth.

Greenland explorer tearing it up after assays

Posted on October 21, 2014

Vancouver-based junior jumps 7% after assays from prospect on 3,600km2 coastal property returns strong copper-nickel-cobalt and platinum group results.

Vancouver junior jumps after bulking up West Africa project

Posted on October 21, 2014

Preliminary assessment of one-year old blind gold discovery at True Gold's Karma property adds $118m in after-tax free cash flow to Burkina Faso project.

Gold price: ETF investors, hedge funds catch up to rally

Posted on October 20, 2014

Physical gold-backed ETFs enjoy inflows for the first time in five weeks,while hedge funds add to bullish positions after eight weeks of reductions.

Copper price back below $3 on supply worries, Chinese GDP

Posted on October 20, 2014

Chinese economy expected to grow at slowest pace since 2009 just as flood of new supply enters the market.

CHART: Gold price vs dollar shows true extent of rally

Posted on October 17, 2014

Based on past performance of the gold price relative to trade-weighted dollar index, gold should be touching $1,000 an ounce now.

Copper price below $3 as mines add a million tonnes

Posted on October 16, 2014

Copper price sinks to 10-month low after new report says mine capacity representing 6% of current production will come on stream over the next six months.

New projects need $90-$100 iron ore – UBS

Posted on October 16, 2014

Big three successfully defending their oligopoly says new report.

Ebola strikes down West African iron ore company

Posted on October 16, 2014

Bankrupt London Mining's Marampa mine in Sierra Leone hit by iron ore price falls, slow ramp up and viral outbreak.

Iron ore price crushed again

Posted on October 16, 2014

Those calling a market bottom after Monday's surge and Chinese import gains may have been premature.

100-YEAR CHART: Gold price vs Dow Jones shows metal still cheap

Posted on October 15, 2014

Gold price hits 5-week high Wednesday as stocks drop but gold's gains could've been greater if not for strong dollar.

BlackRock blames Ebola for London Mining mess

Posted on October 15, 2014

And the rapid fall in the iron ore price, the Sierra Leone miner's dispute with Glencore and the slow rampup. But especially Ebola.

China's inland mills could be in market for 300mt seaborne iron ore

Posted on October 15, 2014

New research shows inland Chinese steel mills pay a 35% premium over seaborne benchmark with 210mt of steel capacity potentially looking for alternatives.

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