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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.

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.

Mariana Resources secures up to US$6 million investment to fund growth of South American exploration portfolio over the next 12 months

Mariana Resources Ltd. | September 17, 2014

Mariana Resources Ltd is an AIM quoted exploration and development company with an extensive portfolio of gold, silver and copper projects in South America.

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.

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 .

Junior miners breaking out higher forecasting gold and silver bottom?

Jeb Handwerger - Gold Stock Trades | September 15, 2014

The junior miners are usually a leading indicator. Is this outperformance forecasting an inflection point for the precious metals?

Newstrike surges after strong Mexico PEA

Frik Els | September 15, 2014
Newstrike surges after strong Mexico PEA

Capex of $164m for 116,000oz gold, 239,000oz silver over a 8.2 year life for Ana Paul mine in Guerrero gold belt, Mexico.

Frik Els

$8bn mining private equity needs to be spent. And soon

Frik Els | September 14, 2014
$8bn mining private equity needs to be spent. And soon

Countercyclical investors sitting on $8 billion unspent funds have been waiting for clear signs of a market bottom. The wait may well be over.

Pain for gold, silver price as hedge fund slash bullish bets

Frik Els | September 14, 2014
Pain for gold, silver price as hedge fund slash bullish bets

With gold near 2014 lows and silver not far off levels last seen in 2010, speculators are positioning themselves for another week of falls.

Heavy precious metal shorting is bullish

Adam Hamilton - Zeal Intelligence | September 12, 2014
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The ironic thing is that futures speculators fantastic Q2 2013 gold-downside bet hasn’t worked very well since then.

VIDEO: This is why Wall Street hates gold according to Peter Schiff

MINING.com Editor | September 11, 2014
VIDEO: This is why Wall Street hates gold according to Peter Schiff

Famed investor Peter Schiff answers some of the more challenging questions he has received from clients and subscribers.

Case against 26-year old mining CEO accused of stealing $7m to fund luxury lifestyle dropped

Cecilia Jamasmie | September 11, 2014
Case against 26-year old mining CEO accused of stealing $7m to fund luxury lifestyle dropped

His lawyers told MINING.com the parties reached a confidential agreement.

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.

Peter Schiff - Euro Pacific Capital

Doubling down on inflation

Friday's release of disappointing August payroll numbers should have been a jarring wake-up call warning Wall Street that the economy has been treading on thin ice.

INFOGRAPHIC: How to test for fake Gold and Silver

Visual Capitalist | September 10, 2014
INFOGRAPHIC: How to test for fake Gold and Silver

While difficult to fake there have been a few concerning cases of gold counterfeit as of late. Here's how to detect imitations.

AngloGold Ashanti shares plummet on spin off announcement

Cecilia Jamasmie | September 10, 2014
AngloGold shares plummet on spin off announcement

The miner has revealed a major restructuring involving a plan to raise $2.1 billion in a rights issue and spin its international assets into a new London-listed company.

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.

Gold demand to soar as festive season kicks off in India

Cecilia Jamasmie | September 9, 2014
Gold demand to soar as festive season kicks off in India

But investors hoping the festive season in the world's second-largest gold buyer will boost the metal’s ailing price are likely to be disappointed, analysts say.

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.

Investors, speculators leaving gold market in droves

Frik Els | September 8, 2014
Investors, speculators leaving gold market in droves

After massive weekly drop gold-backed ETF holdings come perilously close to 4-year lows, while hedge funds slash bullish bets on gold and silver.

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.

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.

Romanian start-up offers clean alternative to cyanide in gold, silver extraction

Valentin Bodea | September 5, 2014
Romanian start-up offers clean alternative to cyanide in gold, silver extraction

A cyanide leak in Romania that caused widespread damage in three countries back in 2000 was the motivation behind what today could become one of the most innovative ways of extracting precious metals in a clean and safe way.

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