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One of these five companies will run the gold fix

Cecilia Jamasmie | October 20, 2014
One of these five companies will run the gold fix

Broker Autilla Ltd (Sapient), the Chicago Mercantile Exchange jointly with Thomson Reuters, U.S. derivatives bourse Intercontinental Exchange, the London Metal Exchange and broker ICAP's online platform EBS will present their proposals this Friday.

Mining investment in Kazakhstan to reach $30bn by 2017

Cecilia Jamasmie | October 20, 2014
Mining investment in Kazakhstan to reach $30bn by 2017

The country is fine-tuning details of a new mining law that will make it easier for foreigners to tap the nation’s riches.

In wake of Mount Polley, union wants new BC safety regime

The Tyee | October 19, 2014

The union representing many miners in B.C. is warning about worker safety in the industry.

Why SLV is now a great investment

Seeking Alpha | October 19, 2014

With the iShares Silver Trust (NYSEARCA:SLV) at $16 and change and falling, the precious metal is a pretty unpopular investment right now. But it's actually one of the best buying opportunities in the last 10 years.

Extreme PM shorting peaks

The world’s financial markets are changing dramatically with the Federal Reserve on the verge of ending its third quantitative-easing campaign.

Gold benefits from market uncertainty

GoldMoney | October 17, 2014
Resource market in good shape feat

After a prolonged period of low volatility as funds invested in ever-greater risk, markets have snapped and volatility has jumped.

Visual Capitalist

INFOGRAPHIC: a year's worth of resources in BC

Visual Capitalist | October 17, 2014
autumn in the canadian northwest territories along ogilvie river and mountains

In response to popular demand from our home province of British Columbia, today we visualize the amount of natural resources extracted from BC each year.

Chilean authorities divided over Goldcorp's $3.9bn El Morro mine

Cecilia Jamasmie | October 17, 2014
Chilean authorities divided over Goldcorp's $3.9bn El Morro mine

The country’s environmental authority criticized the Top Court decision saying the miner conducted proper consultation with local indigenous groups and shouldn’t have to do it again.

Platinum, palladium price-setting technology ‘optimum’ for gold: LME

Cecilia Jamasmie | October 17, 2014
Platinum, palladium price-setting technology ‘optimum’ for gold: LME

The LME says its electronic solution for the platinum and palladium price — LMEbullion — could benefit gold bugs.

How big miners are reliving the late 90’s bust: Steve Todoruk

Sprott Thoughts | October 16, 2014
Sprott Y2K

It looks like the late 90’s are back in vogue in the mining industry.

Chile’s copper exports down 21% in August

Cecilia Jamasmie | October 16, 2014
Chile’s copper exports down 21% in August

The drop was mainly due to reduced shipments from Codelco and Collahuasi, official figures show.

H.C. Wainwright analyst Jeff Wright names three companies that could turn the gold trend upside down

The Gold Report | October 15, 2014
drill_drilling

Fans of gold have been following Federal Reserve Board announcements for any sign of relief, but H.C. Wainwright & Co. Analyst Jeff Wright says change may be a long time coming.

Newmont’s Conga mine could remain halted until 2018

Cecilia Jamasmie | October 15, 2014
Newmont’s Conga mine could remain halted until 2018

The future of the proposed $5 billion Conga copper and gold project in Peru remains in limbo as its main opponent was recently re-elected governor of the region where the project is situated.

Mick Davis has now almost $5 billion to build new mining empire

Cecilia Jamasmie | October 15, 2014
Mick Davis has now almost $5 billion to build new mining empire

The former Xstrata boss' new venture, X2 Resources, is "currently reviewing a number of opportunities in the metals and mining sector."

INFOGRAPHIC: 10 ways the rich avoid the taxman

Visual Capitalist | October 15, 2014
Businessman running in park

Nobody likes taxes. However, when the super rich are stuck in forfeiting millions of dollars to taxes each year, they probably despise them even more than the average person.

John Kaiser's tips for escaping the resource sector swamp alive

The Mining Report | October 14, 2014

What if the goldbugs are wrong and fiat currency isn't going to throw the world into hyperinflation?

Oyu Tolgoi copper, gold output forecasts slashed

Frik Els | October 14, 2014
Oyu Tolgoi copper, gold output forecasts slashed

Vancouver-based Turquoise Hill blames "delayed mine advancement" at massive Mongolian property.

Investors sold heavily into gold, silver price rally

Frik Els | October 14, 2014
Investors sold heavily into gold, silver price rally

Hedge funds cut bullish bets for eighth straight week and ETF investors grab chance to cash out amid 3%-plus rally in the price of the precious metals.

Chinese banks go after silver and gold fix

Cecilia Jamasmie | October 14, 2014
Chinese banks go after silver and gold fix

Since it first debuted in August, only five participants have signed up to the price setting process.

$1M worth of Viking treasures unearthed in Scotland

Cecilia Jamasmie | October 14, 2014
$1M worth of Viking treasures unearthed in Scotland

More than 100 objects, including solid gold jewellery, arm bands and silver ingots are part of the trove, one of the largest discoveries of Viking treasure in Scotland.

Ten companies Adrian Day sees as stable in a world that is not

The Gold Report | October 13, 2014
Ten companies Adrian Day sees as stable in a world that is not

Is there any hope on the horizon for the gold funds?

INFOGRAPHIC: A short biography of sterling silver

Michael Allan McCrae | October 13, 2014
sterling silver feat

We know so little about 925 silver jewellery and its place in the fashion world. Much of the fashion jewellery online nowadays are made from sterling silver jewellery. Here’s a short history on silver: Infographic from GemLn.  

Nevada residents to decide fate of mining tax

Andrew Topf | October 12, 2014
welcome to nevada

The Nevada gold-mining industry is keeping its ear carefully tuned to what residents think of the state's mining tax.

BMO cuts gold, silver, platinum price outlook

Mineweb | October 12, 2014

BMO Capital Markets warns miners should prepare for a “prolonged period of sub-US$1,200/oz gold prices.”

Market Turbulence

GoldMoney | October 10, 2014

This week has seen highly volatile equities (mostly down), bond yields sharply lower, the oil price hard down, and gold side-lined but recovering after a miserable month or two.

Centamin shares jump on Sukari gold mine results

Cecilia Jamasmie | October 9, 2014
Centamin shares jump on Sukari gold mine results

The firm mined 93,624 ounces of the yellow metal in the three months to end September and it also maintained its full-year production forecast of 420,000 ounces of gold.

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