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Monday 29 May 2017
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Switzerland's Glencore jumps to number 2 on ranking of top silver miners by output.

The state-owned miner reported a Q1 profit of $534 million, more than the total it earned in 2016.

Better gold prices also helped the Azerbaijan-focused miner reduced its outstanding debts and boost profit.

Large scale futures speculators cut bullish bets on a rising silver price to a 16-month low while silver ETF investors gorge on metal at bargain prices.

Company said blockade was in response to a recently announced bonus offer in lieu of profit sharing.

Ivanhoe Mines and Zijin each hold now an indirect 39.6% interest in the Kamoa-Kakula project, thought to be Africa's most significant deposit of the red metal ever found.

Modifications seek to simplify aspects of the project originally approved in 2010 in order to optimize mineral handling.

An NGO based in the southern Bolívar state is calling the Venezuelan government to kill the 2016 decree that creates the Mining Arch of the Orinoco River National Development Strategic Zone.

The deal, worth about $400 million, will make Trevali the first pure zinc producer with operations in North and South America as well as Africa.

Cobre Panama project is now 50% complete and on track to produce 320,000 tonnes of copper in 2019, making the company one of the world’s top six producers of the red metal.

Companies are pressing the government to better regulate public consultations and votes on mining projects, as they see legal uncertainty as the industry's main current challenge.

Vancouver-based company's Mongolian copper and gold mine expected to be the world's third largest after underground expansion.

Move is part of an ongoing effort to strengthen its position in the home country, particularly around the gold-rich Eastern Abitibi region, in Quebec.

Donald Trump’s Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has injected new life into the long-stalled and controversial copper-gold-silver project near Bristol Bay, southwest Alaska.

World number two gold miner Newmont takes 20% stake and private equity giant Red Kite 5% in Toronto junior.

Global silver production dropped last year for the first time since 2002 driven by lower by-product output from the lead/zinc and gold sectors, as well as a sharp decline of scrap supply to the market.

New report says record autocatalyst demand, falling mine supply, will make palladium more valuable than platinum for the first time since 2001.

Outbreaks of gold-rush fever are popping up as bullion markets stage a tentative recovery.

The Royal Mint has timed its first entry into the platinum bullion market to coincide with London Platinum Week.

History predicts an amazing run in gold and gold stocks.

In the near term we will likely test support at $16 silver and $1200 for gold.

The country has taken a page out of the diamond industry’s books by calling for international regulations aimed at cutting the amount of illegally-mined gold entering mainstream markets.

Innovations in energy storage, smart grid, and electricity generation technologies will affect every part of the source-to-consumer supply chain for powering the planet.

Governments, industry players, unions expected to sign federal mining agreement this week, which aims to double investment in the sector to $25bn in eight years.

Local judge says the company failed to complete improvements that could have prevented the latest cyanide spill, the third such accident in less than 18 months.

The silver miners’ stocks have been slowly grinding higher this year, but it’s been a volatile ride.

These charts show how energy experts, including those from the U.S. government, have fared at forecasting the emergence of solar energy over the last couple decades.

With the price of cobalt increasing, Bob Moriarty of 321 Gold profiles Castle Silver, which has turned its focus to cobalt.

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