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Newmont gets permit to restart Indonesia copper exports this week

Cecilia Jamasmie | September 22, 2014
Newmont gets permit to restart Indonesia copper exports this week

The announcement marks the end of a long-dragged dispute between the Colorado-based miner and Southeast Asian nation.

New toxic spill reported at Mexican copper mine

Cecilia Jamasmie | September 22, 2014
New toxic spill reported at Mexican copper mine

So far Grupo Mexico has been charged with more than $3 million in fines, and could face more.

Thousands of workers begin strike at world’s biggest copper mine

Cecilia Jamasmie | September 22, 2014
Thousands of workers begin strike at world’s biggest copper mine

Close to 2,800 miners at Chile's Escondida mine, jointly owned by BHP Billiton and Rio Tinto, did not show up for work Monday morning, iddling a 1.2 million tonnes a year operation.

Manitoba officially opens two mines

Andrew Topf | September 21, 2014
Reed Copper project: The next mining milestone in Manitoba

Two mines in the Snow Lake area of Manitoba, Canada, were officially opened last week.

I was early but I’m still buying: Frank Giustra

Sprott Group | September 19, 2014
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A few weeks ago, we heard from Pierre Lassonde of Franco-Nevada on the power of the royalty business model. Just recently, I spoke with another ‘superstar’ of the natural resource industry — Frank Giustra.

Toronto investors: 8 reasons to attend #Canvest14

CEO.CA | September 19, 2014

Next week, CEOs, financiers and investors will gather for two days of sharing ideas and networking opportunities.

Polar Star and Iron Creek agree to merge polar star to acquire all of the outstanding common shares of Iron Creek

Iron Creek Captial Corp. | September 19, 2014

Polar Star Mining Corporation and Iron Creek Capital Corp. are pleased to announce that they have agreed in principle to merge the two companies via a statutory amalgamation, plan of arrangement or similar shareholder approved transaction (the “Transaction”), which will result in Polar Star acquiring all of the outstanding common shares of Iron Creek.

Discovery commissions tails dam inspection

Canadian Mining Journal | September 18, 2014

In preparation for restarting the MAX mill, Discovery Ventures of Vancouver has hired Klohn Crippen Berger to complete a safety inspection of the dam at the tailings storage facility. The report will be vetted by SRK…

What will Ivan buy next? Take 2

Frik Els | September 18, 2014
What will Ivan buy next? Take 2

"All that's required is to hand the world’s best mining assets to the world’s best management."

First Quantum suspends Mauritania operations

Frik Els | September 18, 2014
First Quantum suspends Mauritania operations

Strike action closes Guelb Moghrein copper-gold mine which accounts for 10% of Vancouver company's copper output and a quarter of its gold production.

Eric Coffin: can investors still find tenbaggers?

The Gold Report | September 17, 2014
30 years after Hunt bros, scramble to take over London silver fix

Coffin believes that in the short term a price of $1,200/oz is possible, though there is room now for an oversold bounce.

Jeff Desjardins and James Fraser look at junior miners in a way that may surprise you

The Mining Report | September 16, 2014
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It's never too late to find a new way to evaluate mining companies and Jeff Desjardins, and James Fraser of Tickerscores.com have developed one based on over 20 different criteria.

Escondida surprise lights fire under copper price

Frik Els | September 16, 2014
Escondida surprise lights fire under copper price

News of labour action at world's largest copper mine sends red metal 2.6% higher.

Turquoise Hill tax break revives Oyu Tolgoi expansion

Frik Els | September 16, 2014
Turquoise Hill tax break revives Oyu Tolgoi expansion

Work on feasibility study for $6bn underground expansion of massive Mongolian copper-gold mine can resume after confirmation tax dispute is settled for $100m less.

Anger and confusion after worst disaster in Canadian mining history darkens B.C. town

National Post | September 16, 2014
Waste has just stopped leaking from Mount Polley mine

Since that cataclysmic event a cloud has hung over little Likely, a village of perhaps 350 huddled at the top of Quesnel Lake, 600 kilometres north of Vancouver.

Brien Lundin says don't miss this buying opportunity

The Gold Report | September 15, 2014
Drilling core in Burkina Faso

Founder of Jefferson Financial, producer of the New Orleans Investment Conference and Gold Newsletter, believes at least a small amount of the massive liquidity produced by loose monetary policy in Western economies will find its way into mining equities .

Frik Els

What will Ivan buy next?

Frik Els | September 15, 2014
What will Ivan buy next?

A GlenTinto is not as far-fetched as it sounds.

Capstone Mining discontinues planned offering of $300 million senior notes

CNW Group | September 13, 2014

Due to "general market conditions".

Turquoise Hill up 22% after Oyu Tolgoi tax bill slashed

Frik Els | September 12, 2014
Turquoise Hill up 22% after Oyu Tolgoi tax bill slashed

Mongolia knocks $100m off tax claim to revive expansion of massive copper-gold mine owned by Rio Tinto unit Turquoise Hill.

Jeff Killeen: Cash and catalysts rule the day

The Gold Report | September 11, 2014
Idaho gold junior surges after royalty windfall

Jeff Killeen, mining analyst with CIBC World Markets offers his insight and hands-on perspective on several developers and producers with near-term catalysts.

South Africa’s mining output at lowest in over 18 months

Cecilia Jamasmie | September 11, 2014
South Africa’s mining output at lowest in over 18 months

Platinum and gold sectors among the worst performers due to labour strikes that cripple the industry early this year.

These are the top risks miners face

Cecilia Jamasmie | September 11, 2014
These are the top risks miners face these days

Productivity, followed by capital decisions and obtaining a social license to operate, are among the top risks global mining and metals companies face.

Waste has just stopped leaking from Mount Polley mine

Cecilia Jamasmie | September 10, 2014
Waste has just stopped leaking from Mount Polley mine

A government inspection to the Mount Polley mine last week found waste was still leaking from its breached tailing dam facility.

Filipe Martins: African miners that can generate cash flow and dividends

The Mining Report | September 9, 2014
african barrick gold

Low all-in gold cash costs are a good thing, says London-based GMP Securities Analyst Filipe Martins, but they don't tell the whole story.

Nickel price rally still has a long way to go

Frik Els | September 9, 2014
Nickel price rally still has a long way to go

Filipino supply worries, depleting Chinese stocks and Indonesian refinery delays could see nickel rise close to $30,000 a tonne.

New hold-up for Rio’s subsidiary Turquoise Hill at Oyu Tolgoi

Cecilia Jamasmie | September 9, 2014
New hold-up for Rio’s subsidiary Turquoise Hill at Oyu Tolgoi

One of the two tailings thickeners experienced rake failure last Friday.

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