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CHART: So far so good on the 3-year gold, silver stocks rule

Posted on April 23, 2014

In three decades, the Philadelphia Gold & Silver Index has never declined four years in a row.

Roxgold's robust Burkina Faso feasibility rocks stock

Posted on April 23, 2014

Toronto junior is up 46% this year and feasibility for Yaramoko improves on what was already one of the lowest cost and highest grade projects anywhere in the world.

Pilot Gold takes off as Nevada discovery delivers again

Posted on April 23, 2014

Vancouver junior is expanding summer drilling after step outs at recent Kinsley Mountain discovery returns 10.6 g/t over 30.0m, including 16.1 g/t over 16.5m.

2014 gold price rally fades as ETF investors, hedge funds exit market

Posted on April 22, 2014

Gold touches 2-month low as hedge funds continue to cut back on bullish positions and holdings in physical gold trusts fall to 4-year low.

Only US oil sands player's low cost extraction patent approved

Posted on April 22, 2014

Calgary-based US Oil Sands Inc. targeting first oil from bitumen extraction using bio-solvent in Utah's Uinta basin next year.

Big praise for B2Gold's Namibia mine

Posted on April 22, 2014

New ratings from Goldman Sachs sees strong upside for Vancouver's B2Gold on top of 38% share price gain so far this year.

WSJ: Newmont, Barrick merger talks break down

Posted on April 18, 2014

World's top gold producers tried and failed again to tie-up.

Sliding Chinese currency takes blame for gold price weakness

Posted on April 18, 2014

Some 1,000 tonnes of gold have been used in highly complex and lucrative deals designed to skirt Chinese capital controls. Deals that are now being unwound.

One more reason iron ore price won't stray too far from $120

Posted on April 18, 2014

Beijing's strategy to consolidate the domestic iron ore industry under six to eight large miners has been met with skepticism.

Keystone XL decision delayed again

Posted on April 18, 2014

Pipeline project crucial to oil sands development pushed out another year.

We have to talk about Fanya Metal Exchange

Posted on April 18, 2014

The rare earth storm has passed, but a new critical metal conundrum could be ahead for the West.

Ukraine deal, ETF selling push gold price below $1,300

Posted on April 17, 2014

Investors pull money out of ETFs and geopolitical tensions ease after Geneva talks to push price down almost 2% for shortened week.

Platinum, palladium sell off after producers raise wage offer

Posted on April 17, 2014

Platinum hits 3-week low and palladium falls back below $800 an ounce.

Despite talk, there's little chance India will ease gold curbs

Posted on April 17, 2014

India's largest gold refiner says freeing up the gold import business is simply not going to happen because of economic realities.

Sales at world's largest rare earth firm halves, profits evaporate

Posted on April 16, 2014

Baotou says WTO ruling will only increase pain for the industry.

36,000 Chinese couples marry each day and gold gifts are de rigueur

Posted on April 16, 2014

Parents on either side give the couple gold – what jewelry stores call jiehun san jin, literally "marriage, three gold".

BHP at full throttle

Posted on April 15, 2014

Operational update shows record production achieved for four commodities and at 10 operations.

Copper price rally comes to abrupt end

Posted on April 15, 2014

After steady recovery from near four-year lows, copper price sinks below $3 a pound again over China and supply growth worries.

Turquoise Hill buys time for Oyu Tolgoi expansion

Posted on April 15, 2014

But production at massive Mongolian mine slips and shares take a beating.

Year to the day of $200 shocker, another strange gold price plunge

Posted on April 15, 2014

15 April last year the price of gold plunged $130 in a single session and over $200 in just two days. Today, another inexplicable gold price flash crash.

Rio Tinto iron ore output falls short

Posted on April 14, 2014

But copper production shoots up 17% in first quarter.

Ukraine escalation lifts gold price to 3-week high

Posted on April 14, 2014

Safe-haven buying sparked after Ukraine calls for UN Peacekeepers and chances of "gas war" increases.

Fortuna Silver jumps after breaking production records

Posted on April 14, 2014

The Vancouver-based miner's shares surge after its silver and gold properties in Mexico and Peru up production more than 50%.

Only US platinum, palladium producer on massive tear

Posted on April 14, 2014

Now a $2 billion stock, Stillwater Mining gaps higher again on Monday as South Africa-Russian supply picture darkens.

Goldman: No reason to change prediction of 20% drop in gold price

Posted on April 14, 2014

Goldman Sachs said it's sticking to its original forecast of gold at $1,050 an ounce by the end of the year.

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