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Roxgold and Newcrest close deal on Séguéla project in Côte d’Ivoire

Drilling is set to begin April 24 on multiple exploration targets.

B2Gold’s beats first quarter production targets

Consolidated gold production was 230,859 ounces, 6% (12,704) ounces above budget.

Interactive map pinpoints lead battery energy storage installations globally

Lead battery-powered energy storage highlighted by research consortium’s online map.

New Gold gets green light for $1.8B Blackwater project in BC

As proposed, the Blackwater gold project would produce 60,000 tonnes per day of gold and silver ore, over a mine life of 17 years. 

Coeur Mining’s shares hit on first quarter 2019 production and sales report

The miner maintains production guidance for 2019.

Asia’s mining sector offsets risk with reward — report

Mongolia has emerged as an investment hot spot for untapped reserves.

Mining Association of BC names new President and CEO

Michael Goehring will serve as President and CEO, effective May 1, 2019.

Vancouver junior gold exec fined for false statements about Pascua Lama

The president and CEO of Vancouver-based Mountainstar Gold has been slapped with a C$150,000 penalty by the British Columbia Securities Commission.

India’s state copper miner plans $800m expansion

Hindustan produces around 40,000 tonnes of copper per years, but the company plans to increase production to around 200,000 tonnes by 2025.

Americas Silver's stock surges after $42m boost

The investment includes a $25m gold stream and royalty on the Relief Canyon mine when it reopens, a $10m convertible debenture, and a $7.5m equity subscription.

Pretium plans 40% increase in Brucejack throughput, shares jump

The Brucejack mine and mill are increasing throughput to 3,800 t/d from 2,700 t/d over the course of the year.

Production of battery grade cobalt blows up First Cobalt's stock

The restart of North America's only cobalt refinery is one step closer for Fisker-backed company.

Lynas declines Wesfarmers $1.1B takeover bid

Wesfarmers made a buyout offer of A$2.25 per Lynas share.

30 countries face higher resource nationalism risk — report

On the upside, the RNI report shows that 24 nations have seen improvements in their index performance.

Paulson opposes Newmont-Goldcorp merger

The holder of over 14 million Newmont shares sent the CEO a letter that outlines how the deal, under the current terms, creates negative value for Newmont shareholders.

Wheaton Precious Metals exceeds 2018 production guidance, declares dividend

Wheaton exceeded production guidance for gold, silver and palladium by 5%, 9% and 41%, respectively.

First Vanadium more than doubles size of Carlin property

Vanadium prices more than doubled in 2018, reaching historic peaks.

Almaden's stock jumps after 2019 corporate report released

The 2019 report on corporate social responsibility described the community-related activities the company has been engaged for over 15 years at the Ixtaca precious metals project in Puebla State, Mexico.

Fed holding steady on rates may boost gold performance — report

A more dovish stance by the Fed, coupled with the ongoing trade talks between the US and China, could also contribute to a slowdown in US dollar appreciation, which could add to gold's momentum.

Continental Gold announces $175 million in financing from Newmont, Triple Flag, stock surges

Newmont's ownership in Continental could increase to 28%

Barrick to revise 2019 guidance following Newmont JV

Following its $6.1B merger with Randgold in January, Barrick set a bullish guidance for 2019, forecasting a double-digit jump in output.

Sustainability pressure turns into competitive advantage for miners — report

Ethically sourced gold for example, may command a price premium of 3% to 5%.

Glencore, Goldcorp and Yamana ink agreement to integrate Argentina mines

The Agua Rica mineral reserve is estimated to contain 4.5 million tonnes of copper and 6.5 million ounces of gold contained in approximately 910 million tonnes of ore.

Alrosa’s February diamond sales up 23% over January

Rough diamonds sales in February increased to $340.6 million, compared to $278.2 million in January 2019.

Kootenay Silver nearly triples financing after acquiring two new projects in Mexico

Mapping and sampling completed by Kootenay of mineralized veins exposed at surface returned grades of up to 692 g/t silver.