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Turquoise Hill buys time for Oyu Tolgoi expansion

Frik Els | April 15, 2014
Turquoise Hill buys time for Oyu Tolgoi expansion

But production at massive Mongolian mine slips and shares take a beating.

Economies stalling

GoldMoney | April 17, 2014

It wasn’t meant to be like this: six years of global money-printing should have guaranteed economic recovery.

Ryan Jordan - Silver News Blog

The invincible precious metal bears

Gold price: Hedge funds increase bearish bets again

A year ago today saw one of the largest declines in COMEX gold and silver futures in the last several decades.

Let's talk about: women in the mining industry

Mining is an industry which has always been male-dominated, regardless of geographical location. There have been positive steps which have helped to integrate women into the industry, but females continue to be under-represented and Mining is still largely a man’s domain.

Cecilia Jamasmie

Rio Tinto iron ore output hit by bad weather in Australia, Canada

Cecilia Jamasmie | April 15, 2014
Rio Tinto iron ore output hit by bad weather in Australia, Canada

Production of the steel-making material, however, increased by 16%, which means the miner is on track to meet its full-year target.

Fortuna Silver jumps after breaking production records

Frik Els | April 14, 2014
Fortuna Silver jumps after breaking production records

The Vancouver-based miner's shares surge after its silver and gold properties in Mexico and Peru up production more than 50%.

Codelco could tap sovereign wealth fund for needed mine expansions

Cecilia Jamasmie | April 14, 2014
Codelco could tap sovereign wealth fund for needed mine expansions

The world's No.1 copper producer needs to invest roughly $30 billion in the next decade to counter dwindling ore grades in its massive mines.

Investors may be leaning towards Goldcorp bid for Osisko

Frik Els | April 13, 2014
Investors may be leaning towards Goldcorp bid for Osisko

Goldcorp's sweetened offer is straightforward, requires no formal shareholder approval and could be completed by as early as end-April.

Glasenberg pulls off blockbuster Las Bambas deal

Frik Els | April 13, 2014
Glencore gets $6bn cash for Las Bambas

Chinese buyers cough up $6.3 billion in cool hard cash for massive Peru copper project indicating renewed confidence in prospects for the red metal.

US gold and silver production dips, copper jumps

Frik Els | April 11, 2014
US gold and silver production dip, copper jumps

US copper mine production grew 5% to 1.23 million tonnes in 2013 according to the latest US Geological Survey, but silver and gold recovered slid.

Bolivia to revise new mining law

Cecilia Jamasmie | April 11, 2014
Bolivia to revise new mining law

Bolivian President Evo Morales and leaders of the National Federation of Mining Cooperatives have formed a commission to quickly redraft at least three controversial articles of the recently-approved ruling.

Former JPMorgan commodities chief under federal probe

Cecilia Jamasmie | April 11, 2014
Former JPMorgan commodities chief under federal probe

The probe was opened following a settlement with regulators that alleged JPMorgan manipulated power markets in the Midwest and California.

Puerto Rico's tax benefits—more than 'The Better Florida'

The Gold Report | April 9, 2014

Puerto Rico promises to now do for Americans what Singapore and Hong Kong have done for bankers and businessmen from London.

Endeavour Silver production jumps 26% in Q1

Cecilia Jamasmie | April 9, 2014
Endeavour Silver production jumps 26% in Q1

Pure silver production increased 26% to 1.89 million ounces, while gold output rose 23% to 18,519 ounces.

Barrick Gold shareholders advised to back miner’s pay plan

Cecilia Jamasmie | April 9, 2014
Barrick Gold shareholders advised to back miner’s pay plan

The recommendation comes from Proxy advisory service Institutional Shareholder Services, the same firm that last year called shareholders to vote against the Barrick's approach to compensation.

US firms unprepared for upcoming conflict minerals rule enforcement

Cecilia Jamasmie | April 9, 2014
US firms unprepared for upcoming conflict minerals rule enforcement

A PwC survey shows that only 4% of the 700 companies polled across 15 industries said they have completed a draft of their SEC conflict minerals filings.

Poll: 74% of Chileans want mining companies to pay higher taxes

Cecilia Jamasmie | April 9, 2014
Poll: 74% of Chileans want mining companies to pay higher taxes

They believe those funds should be allocated to the regions where mining operations are based.

Ted Dixon: What gold stock insider trading tells us

The Gold Report | April 8, 2014
Ted Dixon: What gold stock insider trading tells us

Despite the recent big gains in gold stocks, company insiders and institutional investors are still 2.5 times more likely to be buyers than sellers.

Scientists warn silver particles harmful for humans, wildlife

Cecilia Jamasmie | April 3, 2014
Scientists warn silver particles harmful for humans and wildlife

Silver days as one of the best allies of modern medicine may have its days counted.

Looking for 1,000% gains? Resource investor Oliver Gross has some junior mining names for you

The Gold Report | April 2, 2014

The bottom is in, declares Oliver Gross of Der Rohstoff-Anleger (The Resource Investor), and the bulls are ready to charge.

Stephan Bogner and the rise of a Euro-Chino-Russian superpower

The Mining Report | April 2, 2014

In this interview with The Mining Report, Bogner details what these shifting power dynamics will mean for the commodities market.

US Mint ‘curved’ commemorative gold coins sold out

Cecilia Jamasmie | April 1, 2014
US Mint ‘curved’ commemorative gold coins sold out

The 50,000 curved commemorative $5 gold coins are all gone.

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

Cecilia Jamasmie | April 1, 2014
Former mining CEO accused of stealing $7 million to fund luxury lifestyle

Aaron Thomas sued for using company money to buy a $171,000 engagement ring and breast implants for his Brazilian fiancée and splurging $91,000 on a Las Vegas party, among others lavish indulgences.

Rick Rule: You survived the pain, why not hang around for the gain?

Ana Komnenic | March 30, 2014
Rick Rule: You survived the pain, why not hang around for the gain

According to Rule, these are the classic signs of a bear market bottom.

Canadian Mint honours Pope John Paul II with gold, silver coins

Ana Komnenic | March 30, 2014
Canadian mint honours Pope John Paul II with gold, silver coins

Coins show pope during Mass in first Canadian visit.

Desperate Canadian juniors turn to medical pot industry to raise funds

Cecilia Jamasmie | March 28, 2014
Desperate Canadian juniors turn to medical pot industry to raise funds

In the last two months at least a dozen juniors have announced they are considering growing cannabis.

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