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Oyu Tolgoi 2015 production forecast cut

Frik Els | December 20, 2014
Oyu Tolgoi 2015 production forecast cut

Vancouver's Turquoise Hill lowers output estimates for Mongolian mine to 600,000oz–700,000oz of gold and 175,000t–195,000t of copper in concentrates.

Codelco El Teniente mine expansion to take longer, cost $2bn more

Cecilia Jamasmie | December 19, 2014
Codelco El Teniente mine expansion to take longer, cost $2bn more

The touted expansion of the world's largest underground copper mine is two to three years behind schedule and will require $2 billion more than initially planned, said the company.

Visual Capitalist

INFOGRAPHIC: the many phases of silver

Visual Capitalist | December 19, 2014
August is the month to buy silver

Visual Capitalist creates and curates enriched visual content focused on emerging trends in business and investing.

Jordan Roy-Byrne - The Daily Gold

Bullish reversal in miners but metals remain in question

Jordan Roy-Byrne - The Daily Gold | December 19, 2014
Gold and silver at 'historic undervaluation'

The gold and silver stocks have put in a bullish weekly reversal but Gold and Silver have not confirmed it.

Apple ‘deeply offended’ by BBC documentary on its suppliers exploiting children

Cecilia Jamasmie | December 19, 2014
Apple ‘deeply offended’ by BBC documentary on its suppliers exploiting children

The investigative reporting piece exposed extremely poor working conditions in factories making Apple products in China and Indonesia.

Relative calm for PMs in wild markets

GoldMoney | December 19, 2014

This week has been extremely volatile for oil, currencies and stock markets. Against this background gold and silver have drifted sideways to slightly lower, which given the dollar’s strong performance is almost a positive result.

Trevali surges on polymetallic mine restart

Frik Els | December 18, 2014
Trevali surges on polymetallic mine restart

Vancouver-based junior jumps 8.5% after hitting targets for re-start of 100%-owned Caribou zinc-lead-copper-silver-gold mine in New Brunswick, Canada.

Barrick to halt Lumwana mine in Zambia after tax hike

Cecilia Jamasmie | December 18, 2014
Barrick halts Lumwana mine in Zambia after tax hike

The Canadian giant had earlier said it would consider such a move in the event the new tax regime was approbed.

Mining stocks rally across the board

Frik Els | December 18, 2014
Mining stocks rally across the board

Huge advances in all sectors from potash and uranium to copper and gold led by a 10% surge in diversified Canadian heavyweight Teck Resources.

John Williams: a downhill run for the dollar in 2015

The Gold Report | December 17, 2014
Soap bubbles on blue sky

Rosy GDP numbers may have cheered the masses, but John Williams of ShadowStats.com says we're a long way from prosperity.

Coeur Mining acquires Paramount Gold and Silver for $146 million

Cecilia Jamasmie | December 17, 2014
Coeur Mining acquires Paramount Gold and Silver for $146 million

As part of the agreement, Paramount will spin off its non-Mexican assets into a standalone publicly listed company— Paramount Nevada Gold Corp.

Deep-sea mining pioneer now hunts for resources in space

Cecilia Jamasmie | December 16, 2014
Deep-sea mining pioneer now hunts for resources in space

Julian Malnic, the founder of world's first deep-sea miner Nautilus Minerals has joined the board of Deep Space Industries.

UK company sells gold, silver refineries after 162 years

Frik Els | December 15, 2014
UK company sells gold, silver refineries after 162 years

Johnson Matthey sells refineries in US and Canada to metal recycler for $184 million in cash.

Miners back to work at Peru’s Antamina copper mine

Cecilia Jamasmie | December 15, 2014
Miners back to work at Peru’s Antamina copper mine

This was the second time that Antamina’s workers down tools in about a month over demands for a bonus and other benefits.

Two countries you might be surprised to find Hallgarten's Chris Ecclestone likes now

The Gold Report | December 15, 2014
Canadian juniors regain allure: GoGold floats offer for B.C. firm

In this interview with The Gold Report, Ecclestone explains that canny juniors are choosing past-producing properties, which boast dependable resources estimated by majors and already existing infrastructure. And he names two current gold producers he believes are woefully undervalued.

Coeur Mining rumoured to take over Paramount Gold

Andrew Topf | December 14, 2014
Silver bars

Takeover rumours are swirling about a proposed buyout of Paramount Gold (TSX:PZG) by the United States' largest silver producer.

Jason Hamlin - Gold Stock Bull

2014 silver eagle sales break annual record at over 43 million

Jason Hamlin - Gold Stock Bull | December 14, 2014

Investor demand for silver clearly remains strong and people are taking advantage of discount prices.

Jordan Roy-Byrne - The Daily Gold

Precious metals starting to show bullish signs

Jordan Roy-Byrne - The Daily Gold | December 12, 2014

Relative strength in Gold has preceded important bottoms in the Gold price during 2001, 2005 and 2008. That relative strength is starting to show.

Visual Capitalist

INFOGRAPHIC: video – a vision of the mining company of the future

Visual Capitalist | December 11, 2014

The video outlines a new framework being developed called the Development Partner Framework.

BHP moves away from iron ore to focus on new darling: copper

Cecilia Jamasmie | December 11, 2014
BHP moves way from iron ore to focus on new darling: copper

Forget iron ore for now, the world’s largest mining company is making a bold bet on copper.

New strike hits Peru's largest copper mine

Cecilia Jamasmie | December 11, 2014
New strike hits Peru's largest copper mine

Unionized workers at Antamina downed tools at midnight Wednesday.

Miners in Guatemala to pay ten times more royalties

Cecilia Jamasmie | December 10, 2014
Miners in Guatemala to pay ten times more royalties

President Otto Perez Molina has approved a new rule passed by the Congress last week, which rises taxes to transnational miners operating in the country from 1% to 10%.

Hochschild slashes management pay, turns chairman into non-executive

Cecilia Jamasmie | December 10, 2014
Hochschild slashes management pay, turns chairman into non-executive

The miner has set out changes to the chairman's role and, as part of its on-going cost cutting program, is further cutting board pay.

Confronting the potential extinction of a Canadian institution

CEO.CA | December 10, 2014
stock market mining prices

To a packed crowd in Vancouver yesterday, veteran junior resource analyst John Kaiser gave a presentation hosted by AME BC entitled, Confronting the Potential Extinction of a Canadian Institution.

Gold price surges as stocks correct

Frik Els | December 9, 2014
Gold price surges as stocks correct

Gold price jumps $44 on the back of falling global equities and fresh fears over Europe and China.

Larger players account for 40% of global exploration budgets

SNL Metals & Mining | December 9, 2014
Low metal prices put chill on global mineral exploration

A study of about 40 explorers budgeting at least US$50 million total shows the larger players allocated a total of US$4.33 billion and accounted for 40% of the US$10.74 billion worldwide exploration total.

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