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Travis McPherson is the Deputy Editor at CEO.CA, a blog about entrepreneurship, wealth and natural resources.

Back at it again: An interview with Peter Breese

Legendary investor, Warren Buffett says “if a business does well, the stock eventually follows.” It is on this theme that mining executive Peter Breese has built his career.

InZinc looks to take centre stage for zinc’s next run

Over the past five years zinc bulls have gone nowhere.

Roxgold is set to make over US$70 million next year

This morning, I spoke with John Dorward, President and CEO of Roxgold who was in Burkina Faso last week meeting with the newly appointed Minister of Mines and getting his new General Manager, veteran underground mining engineer Iain Cox, accustomed to his new digs.

GDXJ re-balancing pummels these 5 gold developers

Needless to say, the ETF which mirrors the junior resource markets, hasn’t performed well.

London calling: mines and money 2014 recap

“Anybody who says that the super-cycle is over is an idiot, it’s just been deferred for a little bit”, mining tycoon Robert Friedland told a packed audience in London last week.

Friedland-backed Kaizen reports “spectacular” copper grades in Canadian tundra

Mining legend Robert Friedland and his protege Matthew Hornor’s Kaizen Discovery (KZD:TSXV) continues to be one of the few extremely active junior resource companies. This morning Kaizen announced the sale of a non-core project and the preliminary exploration results from their newly acquired Coppermine project in Nunavut, Canada.

Resource titan, Robert Friedland on the future of Platreef

After the Toronto Stock Exchange rang the closing bell today, Ivanhoe Mines (IVN.TSX) announced they were resuming development work on Platreef, their 75.7 million ounce (Indicated + Inferred) platinum-gold-nickel-copper project in South Africa.

Uranium uptick breathes life into explorers

Patient and steadfast uranium investors were given an early Christmas present last week when the Japanese community of Satsumasendai announced approval of the restart of the Sendai nuclear power-plant, the first restart to be approved in Japan since the 2011 Fukushima disaster.

Carlisle questions validity of Nordgold’s takeover offer

Just a couple of days after announcing a strategic investment and JV agreement with AuRico, Carlisle Goldfields (CGJ.TSXV) has been offered $0.096 per share in an all-cash takeover from Nordgold.

What the hell happened to Burkina?

For those that haven’t had access to the internet or TV today, the West African country of Burkina Faso’s government has collapsed and is essentially in complete disarray.

The Lundin’s look to Chile for copper’s next run

The firm is developing a trio of staggeringly huge copper deposits on the Chilean-Argentine border that contain a total of over 28 billion pounds of copper and 19 million ounces of gold resources (only two of the deposits have resource estimates on them).

The big Canadian uranium find of 2014 is just getting started

Of the 15+ compelling stories told at our first ever Subscriber Investment Summit in Vancouver last week, one that stood out was NexGen Energy (NXE:TSXV), which made a rapidly growing Canadian uranium discovery in 2014 at the Arrow Zone.

Glasenberg’s Glencore going big with potential $160 billion Rio Tinto bid

According to preliminary reports today from Bloomberg, Glencore (GLEN:LN) which is the fourth largest mining company by market capitalization is entertaining the idea of merging with iron-ore juggernaut Rio Tinto which would create the world’s largest mining company in a +$160 billion deal.

Iron ore eradicates gains to hit lowest level since 2009

Iron ore is the lifeblood of industrial development with China’s ‘build it and they will come’ policy driving prices to a high of over $180 per tonne in 2011. Flash forward and iron ore prices have slumped to break below $80 per tonne, the lowest level in 5-years.

Ex-Barrick CEO Sokalsky joins junior Probe Mines as chairman

This July, after two years at the helm of the world’s largest gold miner, Jamie Sokalsky stepped down as President and CEO of Barrick.

Zinc, nickel prices to move 'dramatically' higher next year says Scotiabank

Commodity funds & investors have bid up zinc prices, anticipating tightening supplies over the next three- four years — with mine supplies not keeping pace with demand growth

NexGen Energy site visit: all signs point to arrow

For over a year we’ve been following NexGen Energy’s (NXE:TSXV) potential to discover the next high-grade uranium deposit.

The jewel of the Billiton spinout

World's largest primary silver mine by annual production is BHP Billiton's.

Ross Beaty on the end of his Lumina Group dynasty

"I am really pleased that First Quantum has successfully acquired our Taca Taca deposit."

Renewables aren’t enough-clean coal is the future

Germany opened more coal-fired power plants in 2013 than any other time in the past 20 years.

Canadian billionaire Jimmy Pattison invests in micro-cap diamond explorer

Mr. Pattison likes his odds with Mr. Turner at the helm again.

Gold projects you want to own: Canaccord’s Mazumdar

Mazumdar looks for companies able to provide asymmetrical returns.

Outperforming Lucara likely to use its paper to grow

Share price continues to hit all-time highs.

Asanko eyes groundbreaking ceremony at Ghanaian project in August

Early work is on time and on budget.

Bidding war for Sulliden seems unlikely as Agnico Eagle sells stake

Agnico Eagle has agreed to sell its interest in Sulliden for $1.10 per share or roughly $29.7 million.