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China panic crushes mining stocks

Frik Els | July 7, 2015
China panic crushes mining stocks

Billions wiped from mining sector as gold, silver prices fall and copper, iron ore prices plummet to 2009 levels amid Chinese stock market collapse.

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2015 Hedge fund rich list

Visual Capitalist | July 7, 2015

Our infographic today is based on this report, and it breaks down the last year for this elite group

These are the top business risks mining and metals firms face

Cecilia Jamasmie | July 7, 2015
These are the top business risks mining and metals firms face

Getting — and keeping — a social license to operate, as well as resource nationalism, remain among the top five business risks for the industry.

Stansberry's Matt Badiali shares his guide to avoiding pitfalls in the climb to resource investing heights

The Gold Report | July 7, 2015
Vancouver explorer rockets on Nevada gold drilling results

Successful resource investors have to make their way past a lot of money pits before they find a stock that will make it to the top.

Gold price: Hedge funds have NEVER been this bearish

Frik Els | July 6, 2015
Hedge funds have never been this bearish about the gold price

Latest futures data show hedge funds cutting bullish positions 55% to lowest since October 2006 and pushing bearish bets to all-time high.

Tanzania puts former mining minister behind bars over gold deal

Cecilia Jamasmie | July 6, 2015
Tanzania puts former mining minister behind bars over gold deal

He was found guilty of issuing illegal tax exemptions to a gold audit firm, which cost the government millions of dollars in lost revenues.

Rob McLeod: Climate change leading to major new mineral discoveries

Palisade Radio | July 6, 2015
Patagonia Gold gets green light for project by Argentina’s southern glaciers

I guess you could say it is not necessarily a good thing for the planet, but one of the few I guess industries or individuals that do benefit from a warming earth are us, exploration geologists.

South Africa’s main union rejects gold firms wage offer

Cecilia Jamasmie | July 6, 2015
South Africa’s main union rejects gold firms wage offer

Companies are keen to avoid a repeat of last year’s five-month platinum strike, but their ability to raise salaries is limited.

New mining code in Burkina Faso should not affect current operations — Iamgold

Cecilia Jamasmie | July 6, 2015
New mining code in Burkina Faso should not affect current operations — IAMGOLD

The code, which is yet to be formalized into law, respects clauses in existing deals, said the miner.

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INFOGRAPHIC: Bitcoin is finally becoming an 'everyday use' currency

Visual Capitalist | July 6, 2015
Bitcoin sinks as China tightens restrictions on trade

Over the last few years, Bitcoin has gained a reputation as an investment commodity. It has been toted as a method to preserve wealth and to hedge against currency devaluation as bitcoins cannot be “printed”.

Mongolia to sell stake in its giant Tavan Tolgoi coal mine

Cecilia Jamasmie | July 6, 2015
Mongolia to sell stake in its giant Tavan Tolgoi coal mine

The move is part of a plan to sell the government's holdings in 10 state-owned companies over this year and next to boost foreign investment and revive growth.

Bitcoin is way up, euro is way down

Michael Allan McCrae | July 5, 2015
bitcoin is up and euro is down greece

Greece votes no.

Exploration's big problem explained in one chart

Michael Allan McCrae | July 5, 2015
exploration crisis in one chart

We need some leadership, people.

Throw open locked-up properties

Hallgarten & Company | July 5, 2015
locked up properties

One wonders then how much greater the value-destruction in the sector would be if these properties were properly removed from the books of their current holders.

Gold companies cheap to buy but not for long

The Gold Report | July 5, 2015
deals for gold companies

History teaches us that economic dominance is never permanent.

WPC Resources to file updated technical report and clarifies technical disclosure for Ulu gold property

Market Wire | July 3, 2015

The BCSC has placed the Company on the Commission's Issuers in Default List as a result of NI 43-101 compliance issues regarding the resource estimate in the recently filed Ulu technical report.

Kyrgyzstan extends Centerra Gold’s Kumtor mine environment permit

Cecilia Jamasmie | July 3, 2015
Kyrgyzstan extends Centerra Gold’s Kumtor mine environment permit

The extension is for the miner's permits for emissions into the atmosphere and waste disposal into the tailings pond.

McEwen Mining may lose NYSE listing

MINING.com Editor | July 2, 2015
mcewn mining nyse delisting

Low share price.

China clamours to set global gold prices

Al Jazeera | July 2, 2015

The world's biggest producer and consumer of the metal sees a golden opportunity to expand its pricing power.

Iran brings 13 tons of gold back home after latest round of nuclear talks

Cecilia Jamasmie | July 2, 2015
Iran brings 13 tons of gold back home after latest round of nuclear talks

The nation has successfully repatriated part of its gold holdings that had been frozen as part a number of sanctions imposed by the U.S. and other global powers over its nuclear program.

Mongolia’s mining sector ready to take off again — Erdene Resource

Cecilia Jamasmie | July 2, 2015
Mongolia’s mining sector ready to take off again — Erdene Resources

The company, which owns a gold project in Mongolia, is optimistic about the country's stance towards foreign mining investment over the coming years.

B.C. government cleared by privacy commissioner on Mount Polley

Business in Vancouver | July 2, 2015
B.C. government cleared by privacy commissioner on Mount Polley

The B.C. government did not fail in its duty to proactively disclose concerns that had been raised over the Mount Polley tailings pond, the province's Information and Privacy Commissioner said Thursday.

Gold above 3-1/2 month low after positive U.S. jobs data

Reuters | July 2, 2015
Gold up more than 1.5% in just minutes

The metal cut some losses on Thursday, rebounding slightly from a 3-1/2 month low after data showed the U.S. labour market to be weaker than expected in June.

World’s best gold forecaster is solidly bearish on bullion

Bloomberg | July 2, 2015
world’s best gold forecaster is solidly bearish on bullion

There will be no relief any time soon from gold’s worst losing streak in almost two decades, according to the most accurate forecaster for precious metals.

Greece is in crisis—why no love for gold?

CNBC | July 1, 2015

There is no reason for gold to get any love now because this is a political crisis, not a currency crisis. The primary reason you buy the "barbarous relic" that is gold is fear of a global currency crisis.

Kyrgyzstan Gov’t told to ensure ‘smooth sailing’ for Centerra Gold’s Kumtor mine

Cecilia Jamasmie | July 1, 2015
Kyrgyzstan Gov’t told to ensure ‘smooth sailing’ for Centerra Gold’s Kumtor mine

Negotiations between the parties, however, are expected to continue over the summer.

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