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Apple buying a third of world’s gold to meet demand for iWatch

Cecilia Jamasmie | February 26, 2015
Apple buying a third of world’s gold to meet demand for iWatch

Interest in the high-end model, featuring 18-karat gold casing, is picking up.

Going for Mexican gold

Adam Hamilton - Zeal Intelligence | February 27, 2015
Goldcorp says El Sauzal may not be restarted

Mexico’s massive precious-metals belts are some of the world’s finest.

Reopening of controversial Spanish copper mine sparks heated debate

Cecilia Jamasmie | February 26, 2015
Reopening of controversial Spanish copper mine sparks heated debate

The contract has been awarded to a consortium headed by Grupo Mexico, the same company responsible of a major toxic spill in Sonora last year.

European investor Olivier Tielens: In a sideways gold market, explorers offer the most upside

The Gold Report | February 25, 2015
Canadian juniors delisting

It is a wonderful thing for miners to increase production and cut costs, says private investor Olivier Tielens.

Will a dry spell in Chile curb a global oversupply of copper?

Cecilia Jamasmie | February 25, 2015
Chile’s dry spell to weigh on global copper oversupply

A raging seven-year drought affecting copper-rich Chile is making miners grow anxious, with BHP and Anglo American already reporting an impact in their operations.

Union claims Canada did nothing to stop mining abuses in Mexico News | February 25, 2015

Allegations are based on internal documents obtained from the Canadian Department of Foreign Affairs, Trade and Development (DFATD).

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INFOGRAPHIC: Silver series – who controls the world's supply (part 2 of 4)

Visual Capitalist | February 25, 2015
silver_coins shutterstock

Within the Earth’s crust, there is 1 gram of silver for every 12.5 tonnes of earth (27,600 lbs). This makes silver very difficult to find. To understand silver supply, we must first discover how economic silver deposits form.

Where is the smart money going in mining? Lawrence Roulston's answer may surprise you

The Mining Report | February 25, 2015

Forget all the doom and gloom you hear about junior miners, says Lawrence Roulston, president of Quintana Resources Capital ULC.

Cecilia Jamasmie

BHP pins hopes on spin-off South32

Cecilia Jamasmie | February 24, 2015
BHP pins hopes on spin-off South32

In the second half of 2014 the businesses bound for South32 generated $5bn worth of revenue and almost $890m of earnings before interest and tax.

Maine’s mining rules review may open door to Canadian gold, copper project

Cecilia Jamasmie | February 24, 2015
Maine’s review to mining rules may open door to Canadian gold, copper project

Canada's J.D. Irving Ltd. hopes to build a massive open-pit copper and gold mine at the state's Bald Mountain.

Canada’s Saskatchewan second only to Finland as world’s top mining destination

Cecilia Jamasmie | February 24, 2015
Canada’s Saskatchewan second only to Finland as world’s top mining destination

The potash and oil-rich province was placed at the top of the Fraser Institute's annual rank of mining companies.

Modest tailwinds could blow life into mining equities in 2015: Shane Nagle

The Gold Report | February 23, 2015
Sandvik sees global mining equipment demand picking up

In this interview with The Gold Report, Nagle selects some promising precious metals stories, along with his two top picks in the base metals space.

Cecilia Jamasmie

Seabed mining dreams shattered by New Zealand latest decision

Cecilia Jamasmie | February 22, 2015
Seabed mining dreams shattered by New Zealand latest decision

The country's refusal of a deep sea mining venture off its coast has cast a shadow over the emerging mining practice.

Substantial amount of gold deals expected for Australia by year-end

Cecilia Jamasmie | February 20, 2015
Substantial amount of gold deals expected for Australia by year-end

As a result of world’s largest gold miners pulling their portfolios to pieces as a way to weather low prices and an ongoing downturn.

Video: John Kaiser proposes a new system for financing junior miners

CEO.CA | February 20, 2015
Colleen - Two small explorers, exploration, Juniors, hiking, trail blazing, heading out 333

Kaiser believes the easiest way to bolster the sector, which exists to provide capital to find and develop new mines, is to abolish Accredited Investor Exemption rules that currently restrict non-rich people from giving money directly to the treasuries of these companies.

Coeur Mining takes $1.5 billion charge in Q4

Andrew Topf | February 18, 2015
Coeur Mining acquires Paramount Gold and Silver for $146 million

Coeur Mining (NYSE:CDE), the largest silver producer in the United States, took a non-cash impairment charge of $1.5 billion in the fourth quarter, which the company said reflects the lower pricing environment for silver and gold.

Neil Adshead, PhD: calls for platinum squeeze – we’re early but the trend will play out

Sprott's Thoughts | February 18, 2015

Neil Adshead is constantly scouring the field of junior exploration stocks as an analyst at Sprott Asset Management LP. I took advantage of his visit to our San Diego office to ask him a few questions.

Tahoe Resources reports strong first production year

Tahoe Resources Inc. | February 17, 2015

Tahoe Resources Inc. (TSX: THO, NYSE: TAHO) today reported select preliminary unaudited financial and operational results for the fourth quarter of 2014 and the year ending December 31, 2014, with the Company completing its first year of commercial production at the Escobal mine.

Gold price 2015 rally evaporating

Frik Els | February 17, 2015
Gold price 2015 rally evaporates

Gold falls through key levels staying barely above $1,200 as hedge funds and retail investors head for exits.

Global insecurity is good for gold, says Mike Niehuser

The Gold Report | February 16, 2015
Gold price goes for $1,300

International anxiety may be good for gold prices, as gold continues to have a place as a store of value in uncertain times, says Mike Niehuser of Scarsdale Securities.

Yamana green-lights Cerro Moro

Andrew Topf | February 15, 2015
Yamana Gold to invest $450 million in Argentina's Cerro Moro

Yamana Gold (NYSE:AUY, TSX:YRI) will start construction of its Cerro Moro gold-silver project in the southern Argentine province of Santa Cruz, the Toronto-based gold producer announced last week.

Silver heading for major test

CEO.CA | February 15, 2015

Silver broke out in impressive fashion from a 4-week old falling wedge on Friday.

Canada’s gold mines are shooting the lights out

Vladimir Basov | February 13, 2015
Canada’s gold mines are shooting the lights out

Output at Canadian gold mines surged 29% last year, surpassing South Africa for the first time in history. US production dives more than 8%.

"We haven’t seen capitulation in natural resources yet"

Sprott's Thoughts | February 13, 2015

During a period of polarizing precious metals and industrial commodity pricing, Rick Rule, Chairman of Sprott U.S. Holdings was kind enough to share a few comments—opining on global counterparty risk, resource capital markets, capitulation, and more.

Australian copper mine adds solar power

Michael Allan McCrae | February 12, 2015
sandfire resources degrussa goes solar western australia

"Potentially reducing our operating costs in the long run."

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INFOGRAPHIC: Project generators: exploration risk for less cost

Visual Capitalist | February 12, 2015
Drill rig on minesite in Western Australia

In a bear market for junior miners, exploration capital can be hard to come by.

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