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Dubai exchange to consider spot silver contract after gold

Posted on July 8, 2014

The Dubai Gold & Commodities Exchange will consider a silver contract after spot gold is introduced in the third quarter.

Gold is precious again with funds going long

Posted on July 8, 2014

After investors sent bullion tumbling in 2013 and kept dumping the metal earlier this year, demand is now up and prices are defying bearish forecasts.

Sibanye: Can raise $1B at 'the drop of a hat'

Posted on July 5, 2014

'We have been through the front doors of just about all the significant platinum companies,' Neal Froneman, Sibanye CEO, says.

Condor shares double on gold-silver-copper drilling

Posted on July 5, 2014

In the hunt for deeper porphyry, Condor Resources tests gold-silver-copper mineralization near surface.

Big funds increasing exposure to copper miners

Posted on July 4, 2014

The metal’s fundamentals are expected to improve in the medium term after a recent slump.

Grant Williams makes a video comparing Bond-villain plot to today's gold market

Posted on July 1, 2014

The author of Things That Make You Go Hmmm… recaps his view of a gold market in an entertaining and informative video.

Rio Tinto seeks to boost ties with junior miners

Posted on June 21, 2014

Head of exploration, Stephen McIntosh, says the company is seeking to work more with junior miners on exploration as the industry cuts spending.

Enemy of my enemy brings gold and silver prices a big boost

Posted on June 21, 2014

Gold has shot up 5%, and silver even more, during the past few days as geopolitical uncertainties rule.

Allocated gold at Bank of England drops 755 tonnes

Posted on June 20, 2014

Bron Suchecki, of the Perth Mint, takes a close look at recent Bank of England gold disclosure.

Rising geopolitical tension to be long term boost for gold – Levenstein

Posted on March 11, 2014

Geopolitical tension, government corruption and central bank money printing all have the same result, argues David Levenstein – currency devaluation.

B&A pulls out of talks to buy BHP stake in Guinea iron project

Posted on February 25, 2014

The Brazilian mining firm has pulled out of talks to buy BHP Billiton’s Mount Numba iron ore deposit.

China’s gold imports from Hong Kong slip as demand weakens

Posted on February 25, 2014

Mainland Chinese buyers purchased a total of 102.6 tons in January compared with 126.6 tons a month earlier, shows data from Hong Kong.

It's about time SA mining companies fight back – experts

Posted on February 20, 2014

This is the view upheld by mining consultants and labour experts in what appears to be an endorsement of Amplats’ decision to sue AMCU for R591 million.

South Africa may delay mine law changes until after election

Posted on February 18, 2014

Parliament may run out of time to process changes to mining and oil laws before adjourning ahead of May 7 elections.

SA gold strike blocked as platinum offer is rejected

Posted on January 30, 2014

South Africa’s largest gold producers won a court order preventing a strike by AMCU whose members rejected a wage offer by the world’s platinum miners.

New gold and diamond buyers emerge at Dubai Shopping festival

Posted on January 26, 2014

Normally crammed with Indian expats and Indian tourists, this year Dubai’s gold and diamond traders have seen a strong presence of Chinese and European buyers, along with Arab customers going for gold.

Detour Gold ends frustrating year with glimmer of better grade

Posted on January 21, 2014

Detour Gold's year was rough with a massively missed production guidance and CEO resignation. But its final quarter shows hope.

Cummins launches new gas gen-set ideal for use in remote mine sites

Posted on January 21, 2014

Major engine manufacturer, Cummins, has released a new lean-burn gas gen-set line which would be well suited to use in remote locations like some mining operations.

Sandvik to offer ROPS compliant acid proof cabins for u/g drill rigs

Posted on January 21, 2014

Sandvik Mining can now offer fully accredited acid proof ROPS/FOPS cabins on its underground drill rigs for use in mines with highly corrosive conditions.

Silver coin premiums to climb as US Mint supplies ease

Posted on January 14, 2014

Increasing demand for US silver coins is poised to send premiums to the highest since October even as banks predict more declines in futures.

Vale likely to build $4bn potash mine in Brazil by 2017 – govt

Posted on October 9, 2013

Government officials in Brazil’s northeastern Sergipe state say the miner will likely start output from a $4 billion potash project by 2017.

Australia's new uranium generation

Posted on October 9, 2013

Fukushima put China's construction programme briefly on hold, but the country's planned reactors look set to spawn a new generation of Australian mines.

Could China really consider confiscating its citizen’s gold?

Posted on August 15, 2013

Julian Phillips examines the reasons why China might consider confiscating gold from its citizens

Gold's two markets-in-one can anger and confuse

Posted on July 30, 2013

Given recent moves in the price of gold, it might be worth taking a leaf from behavioural economics and view the gold market as not one, but two.

Bank of England offers free virtual tour including its gold vault

Posted on July 12, 2013

The Bank of England has launched a phone and tablet App, featuring a virtual tour of its famous Threadneedle Street building including its gold vaults.

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