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Gold ETF holdings drop again, hedge funds lose interest

Frik Els | September 1, 2014
Gold ETF holdings drop again, hedge funds lose interest

Safe haven buying of gold-backed funds in July reversed in August, while open interest of large futures investors fell to 5-year low.

Freeport's $2 billion Chile sale hits snag

Frik Els | August 29, 2014
Freeport's $2 billion Chile sale hits snag

Phoenix-based copper giant want to to sell its Candelaria copper-gold mine to Canada's Lundin Mining.

Codelco production up, copper price slump trims down profit

Cecilia Jamasmie | August 29, 2014
Codelco production up, copper price slump trims down profit

Pre-tax profit dropped 27% in the first half to $1.3 billion.

Africa silver miner surges after first pour

Frik Els | August 28, 2014
Africa silver miner surges after first pour

Shares in Quebec-based Maya Gold & Silver up 10% after pouring first silver at Moroccan mine, one of only a handful of primary silver mines on the continent.

Less than 2% of Peru’s total mining concessions are active

Cecilia Jamasmie | August 28, 2014
Less than 2% of Peru’s total mining concessions are active

Around 15,000 of the total 55,000 licences in effect risk fines and even losing all privileges over the land.

Barrick scraps corporate development team: report

Jeffrey Richmond | August 27, 2014
Barrick scraps development team to cut costs

More cuts may be on the way.

Chinese investment to make Peru world’s second-largest copper producer

Cecilia Jamasmie | August 27, 2014
Chinese investment to make Peru world’s second-largest copper producer

Chinese backers are now behind one-third of all Peru’s new mining investments by value.

Keith Phillips: M&A prey offer compelling buying opportunities

The Gold Report | August 27, 2014
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Keith Phillips, a managing director and head of Cowen & Company's Mining Investment Banking Group, says strong companies with solid balance sheets are on the hunt for precious metals development projects or small producers trading at steep discounts.

Canaccord's Luke Smith: Five Aussie companies with cash flows, low costs and MOUs

The Mining Report | August 26, 2014

Now more than ever, only select mining companies are attracting investors.

Big step closer to bringing back mining to Upper Peninsula

Frik Els | August 26, 2014
Highland step closer to bringing back mining to Upper Peninsula

HIgh-grade maiden resource for 1 of 4 deposits Highland Copper wants to combine to restart mining in region where copper production dates back to 1845.

Report: Worst is surely over for explorers

Frik Els | August 25, 2014
Report: Worst is surely over for explorers

Capital raising for exploration up more than 32%.

Here is how Australia spent its mining boom bonanza

Cecilia Jamasmie | August 25, 2014
This is what Australia did with its mining boom bonanza

Economists say the mining boom increased Australian living standards substantially.

Gold should be $1,400/oz: Global Investors's Holmes

MINING.com Editor | August 24, 2014
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Frank Holmes, CEO and CIO of US Global Investors, a company known for its focus on the natural resources sector, says he believes the price of gold should be $1,400 per ounce, according to an interview on Ceo.ca. Holmes mentions …

Busy times ahead: global mining deals on their way up

Cecilia Jamasmie | August 24, 2014
Busy times ahead: global mining deals on their way up

Gold assets among favourites.

World events to spark fall commodities rally: Jeb Handwerger

MINING.com Editor | August 24, 2014
World events rally

Talks about current events that could spark a commodities rally.

Summer drift continues

GoldMoney | August 22, 2014
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Underlying factor dollar's strength not gold’s weakness.

Smart money looking at this junior miner on the Cortez Trend in Nevada

Cortez Trend

Cortez District hosts Barrick’s most profitable mines and exploration growth.

Aggressive cost-cutting boosts silver miner Hochschild core profit

Cecilia Jamasmie | August 20, 2014
Aggressive cost-cutting boosts silver miner Hochschild core profit

Increased output from its mines in Peru and Argentina also helped the company slash first-half interim loss.

Mexican mining company lied on spill: government

Cecilia Jamasmie | August 20, 2014
Mexican mining company lied on spill: government

Authorities said Grupo Mexico lied about a spill of 40,000 cubic meters of acids and heavy metals that contaminated two rivers and a dam in the northern state of Sonora.

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The jewel of the Billiton spinout

Travis McPherson - CEO.ca | August 20, 2014
jewel of billilton spinout feat

World's largest primary silver mine by annual production is BHP Billiton's.

INFOGRAPHIC: Best, brightest CEOs in mining

Visual Capitalist | August 20, 2014
CEOs in mining feat

Who were the top earners in 2013?

Potash prices, oversupply scaring potential Jansen partners: BHP

Cecilia Jamasmie | August 19, 2014
Potash prices, oversupply scaring potential Jansen partners: BHP

Chief Executive Officer Andrew Mackenzie said the project ramains in BHP's main plans, but added the firm is not in a rush to develop it.

Gold Fields sells majority stake in Peruvian project to Buenaventura

Cecilia Jamasmie | August 19, 2014
Gold Fields sells majority stake in Peruvian project to Buenaventura

The Peruvian firm will develop the deposit as an underground mine, instead of as an open-pit project.

Not just the smart money getting into gold

Frik Els | August 19, 2014
Not just the smart money getting into gold

ETF buyers pick up more silver and gold as large investors increase bullish bets 28% and billionaire George Soros doubles his money in gold stocks.

BHP shares hammered on demerger, profit miss

Frik Els | August 19, 2014
BHP shares hammered on demerger, profit miss

World's number one miner hopes to save $3.6 billion spinning off aluminium, coal, manganese, nickel and silver assets into new company.

Rio Tinto weighs stake in closed Papua New Guinea copper mine

Cecilia Jamasmie | August 18, 2014
Rio Tinto weighs stake in closed Papua New Guinea copper mine

The miner is reviewing all options on its 53.83% stake in Bougainville Copper, the operator of its Paguna mine, which has a potential gold and copper resource worth over $60 billion.

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