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Up to 1,200 construction workers expected to be hired to build NioCorp’s Elk Creek facility

Overall, as much as $750 million out of a total of $1 billion in capital expenditures is expected to be spent in Nebraska to establish the facility.

Blue Moon Zinc to re-open California past producing mine as zinc bull market commences

The Blue Moon Zinc project is located in Mariposa County in central California and if the project needed a nickname, it very well might be the Comeback Kid.

BGM receives permit for mining on Barkerville Mountain

Barkerville Gold Mines Ltd. announces that it has successfully completed the permit amendment process required by the Mines Act (British Columbia), and has received the required permits to begin the development and mining of the Bonanza Ledge Deposit on Barkerville Mountain near Wells, British Columbia.

Pershing Gold Hires Mining, Metallurgy & Exploration Society (S.M.E.) President Timothy D. Arnold as Vice President of Operations

Pershing Gold Corporation an emerging Nevada gold producer, today announces that Timothy D. Arnold (“Arnold”) has joined the Company as Vice President of Operations

Canada’s Evrim acquires Cerro Cascaron gold property in Mexico

The property is located some 70 kilometres southeast of Goldcorp Inc.’s past-producing El Sauzal gold mine.

ICL signs strategic deal with China's Yunnan Yuntianhua Group Co.

The global manufacturer of products based on specialty minerals that fulfill essential needs of the world's growing population in agriculture, processed food and engineered materials markets, is partnering up with Yunnan Yuntianhua Group Co. Ltd..

Gemfields acquires additional ruby licenses

Gemfields Plc has completed the acquisition of two additional licenses for ruby deposits in Mozambique.

Ucore uses molecular recognition technology to generate 99%+ pure heavy rare earth concentrate

The >99% pure HREE Concentrate is a carbonate salt rare earth concentrate ("REC") comprised of heavy rare earths ranging from samarium (Sm) through lutetium (Lu).

Diamond found on the Marlin Property in till sampling program

The Marlin Property comprises 23 mineral claims covering an area of approximately 26,000 ha and lies contiguous to the north and west of the Kennady Diamonds project and west of MLD’s Margaret Lake Property.

AuRico gold announces preliminary first quarter production results

AuRico is reporting its seventh consecutive quarter of record production, representing a 10% increase over the prior quarter and a 17% increase over the first quarter of 2013.

Chaparral gold provides update to hostile bid

'The Hostile Bid implies negative value for the Company's mineral properties, which are at an advanced stage of exploration and are located in a mining-friendly jurisdiction.'

Goldcorp announces extension of date to acquire common shares of Osisko Mining Corporation

The offer represents a premium of 28% over the 20-day volume-weighted average share price of Osisko.

Canpotex Limited completes Saskatchewan railcar maintenance facility

Canpotex Limited (Canpotex) announces completion of construction and commencement of operation of its state-of-the art Railcar Maintenance Facility in Saskatchewan.

Mbada Diamonds produces 12 million carats

Mbada Diamonds has produced almost 12 million carats worth half a billion dollars over the past one-and-half years after injecting total investments of only $185 million, Parliament was told yesterday.

Harry Winston Diamond Corporation files Annual Report on Form 40-F with SEC

Harry Winston Diamond Corporation (TSX: HW, NYSE: HWD) (the "Company"), has filed with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission its annual report on Form 40-F, which includes the Company's audited consolidated financial statements for the year ended January 31, 2012, prepared in accordance with International Financial Reporting Standards.

Ritchie Bros. to sell three 18-foot high rock trucks in Fort Worth, TX in March

Three massive 2009 Komatsu rock trucks amongst more than 1,200 equipment items and trucks to be sold in two-day Texas auction (March 8 - 9, 2012)

Sunward Resources commences trading on the U.S. OTCQX

Sunward Resources Ltd. has began trading today on OTCQX International in the United States.

Patagonia Gold begins trading on Toronto Stock Exchange

Patagonia Gold Plc has commenced trading this morning on the Toronto Stock Exchange (TSX) under the trading symbol PAT.

Ritchie Bros. sets multiple records at unreserved equipment auctions in Austrailia

Ritchie Bros. Auctioneers (NYSE and TSX: RBA), the world's largest industrial auctioneer (www.rbauction.com), attracted more than 2,600 on-site and online bidders to back-to-back unreserved public auctions in Brisbane and Geelong, Australia last week, selling AU$59 million (US$60 million) of equipment and trucks.