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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.

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 .

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.

Taseko Mines buying Curis Resources for Arizona copper project

Cecilia Jamasmie | September 9, 2014
Taseko Mines buying Curis Resources for Arizona copper project

The all-share deal that guarantees Taseko access to the advanced-stage Florence copper project.

Ex-Codelco boss to lead power firm, push for Chile’s most controversial project

Cecilia Jamasmie | September 9, 2014
Ex-Codelco boss to lead power firm, push for Chile’s most controversial project

Colbun hopes to keep the massive $9 billion HidroAysen power project alive.

Business leaders call for greater global support against Ebola outbreak

Cecilia Jamasmie | September 8, 2014
Business leaders call for greater global support against Ebola outbreak

A group of 11 chief executives of firms operating in West Africa have called for more international support to combat the deadly virus.

First female fatality in Chile’s mining industry

Cecilia Jamasmie | September 8, 2014
First female fatality in Chile’s mining industry

A 25-year-old female truck driver died when her vehicle flipped over near Antofagasta Minerals' Los Pelambres copper mine.

About 20% of Chile’s largest copper mines closed or reconverted by 2025

Cecilia Jamasmie | September 8, 2014
About 20% of Chile’s largest copper mines closed or reconverted by 2025

From the 5.8 million tons of copper produced last year, 1.2 million tons came from operations that are facing closure or conversion in 10 years.

INFOGRAPHIC: Geosynthetics — an $18 billion market

Cecilia Jamasmie | September 8, 2014
INFOGRAPHIC: Geosynthetics — an $18 billion market

First international conference about geosynthetics in mining begins Monday.

Anglo American chief not going for any major corporate split

Cecilia Jamasmie | September 7, 2014
Anglo American chief not going for any major corporate split

A big corporate break-up à la BHP Billiton is definitively not in his books, he told FT.com.

INFOGRAPHIC: A forecast of when the world's resources will run out

Cecilia Jamasmie | September 7, 2014
INFOGRAPHIC: Here is when the world's resources will run out

Here is one interpretation of how much is left on Earth.

Joy Global sees strength in copper price

Frik Els | September 5, 2014
Joy Global sees strength in copper price

Giant equipment maker sees strong fundamentals and changing mining dynamics keeping the price of copper above $3 a pound.

Ivanhoe transfers 26% of S. Africa’s platinum project to locals

Cecilia Jamasmie | September 4, 2014
Ivanhoe transfer 26% of S. Africa’s platinum project to locals

It has given 20% to 20 local groups, 3% to black entrepreneurs and managerial employees, and another 3% to historically disadvantaged South African staff.

Frik Els

Glasenberg pooh-poohs Anglo takeover

Frik Els | September 3, 2014
Glasenberg pooh-poohs Anglo takeover

There's a history there of course. Just ask Mick Davis.

Trevali discovers new zone at New Brunswick project

Frik Els | September 3, 2014
Big bump for Trevali shares after positive PEA for Caribou

New multi-lens zone at Stratmat deposit, part of the Vancouver-junior's past-producing zinc-lead-copper-silver-gold project in the Bathurst mining camp.

Raj Ray: miners' cost cutting set to deliver in late 2014

The Gold Report | September 3, 2014
Driverless Trucks

When gold prices plunged in late 2013, gold producers took notice and developed mine plans that offered greater flexibility in troubled times. But even the best plans take time.

Glencore’s Dominican mine saved by the President

Cecilia Jamasmie | September 3, 2014
Glencore’s Dominican mine saved by the President

President Danilo Medina vetoed bill creating a National Park, which would have blocked the expansion of Glencore's Falcondo mine.

Anglo American to pay $4.5m for environmental breaches in Chile

Cecilia Jamasmie | September 3, 2014
Anglo American to pay $4.5m for environmental breaches in Chile

Authorities say the firm violated 16 environmental rules at El Soldado copper mine, located about 130 km northwest of capital Santiago.

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