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Colombia to speed approval of permits, crack down on illegal miners

Cecilia Jamasmie | March 4, 2015
Colombia to speed approval of permits, vows ‘zero tolerance’ to illegal miners

The country wants investors back and has vowed to reduce the time it takes to process permits to less than two months.

Mongolia’s ancient silver mines highly polluting: study

Cecilia Jamasmie | March 4, 2015
Mongolia’s ancient silver mines highly polluting: study

Geologists found evidence of large amounts of silver smelting that ended up contaminating a vast area in southwest China.

Peru mining output rises on zinc, silver, lead

Business News Americas | March 3, 2015
Chinese investment to make Peru world’s second-largest copper producer

Peru's mining production rebounded 5.8% in January as output of most major metals rose, the government said in a preliminary report.

Focus on Latin American mining industry

The region of Latin America covers one-sixth of the Earth and produces more than its share of the world’s three most important metals – iron ore, copper and, of course, the ubiquitous gold.

Silver Wheaton doubles gold stream at Vale mine

Andrew Topf | March 3, 2015
ETF and central bank buyers storm gold market

Silver Wheaton (NYSE:SLW, TSX:SLW) has doubled down on the gold stream it currently has in place at Vale's (NYSE:VALE) Salobo mine in Brazil.

Canadian miners the world’s top buyers of assets in 2014

Cecilia Jamasmie | March 2, 2015
Canadian miners the world’s top buyers of assets in 2014

Gold remains the most-targeted commodity by volume, according to EY’s latest report.

Poor market conditions put major chill on global exploration

Cecilia Jamasmie | March 2, 2015
Poor market conditions put chill on global exploration

Global exploration spending dropped 26% in last year, compared with 2013, as several juniors threw in the towel and producing miners slammed the brakes on capital and exploration expenditure.

Going for Mexican gold

Adam Hamilton - Zeal Intelligence | February 27, 2015
Goldcorp says El Sauzal may not be restarted

Mexico’s massive precious-metals belts are some of the world’s finest.

Apple buying a third of world’s gold to meet demand for iWatch

Cecilia Jamasmie | February 26, 2015
Apple buying a third of world’s gold to meet demand for iWatch

Interest in the high-end model, featuring 18-karat gold casing, is picking up.

Reopening of controversial Spanish copper mine sparks heated debate

Cecilia Jamasmie | February 26, 2015
Reopening of controversial Spanish copper mine sparks heated debate

The contract has been awarded to a consortium headed by Grupo Mexico, the same company responsible of a major toxic spill in Sonora last year.

European investor Olivier Tielens: In a sideways gold market, explorers offer the most upside

The Gold Report | February 25, 2015
Canadian juniors delisting

It is a wonderful thing for miners to increase production and cut costs, says private investor Olivier Tielens.

Will a dry spell in Chile curb a global oversupply of copper?

Cecilia Jamasmie | February 25, 2015
Chile’s dry spell to weigh on global copper oversupply

A raging seven-year drought affecting copper-rich Chile is making miners grow anxious, with BHP and Anglo American already reporting an impact in their operations.

Union claims Canada did nothing to stop mining abuses in Mexico

MINING.com News | February 25, 2015
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Allegations are based on internal documents obtained from the Canadian Department of Foreign Affairs, Trade and Development (DFATD).

Visual Capitalist

INFOGRAPHIC: Silver series – who controls the world's supply (part 2 of 4)

Visual Capitalist | February 25, 2015
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Within the Earth’s crust, there is 1 gram of silver for every 12.5 tonnes of earth (27,600 lbs). This makes silver very difficult to find. To understand silver supply, we must first discover how economic silver deposits form.

Where is the smart money going in mining? Lawrence Roulston's answer may surprise you

The Mining Report | February 25, 2015

Forget all the doom and gloom you hear about junior miners, says Lawrence Roulston, president of Quintana Resources Capital ULC.

Cecilia Jamasmie

BHP pins hopes on spin-off South32

Cecilia Jamasmie | February 24, 2015
BHP pins hopes on spin-off South32

In the second half of 2014 the businesses bound for South32 generated $5bn worth of revenue and almost $890m of earnings before interest and tax.

Maine’s mining rules review may open door to Canadian gold, copper project

Cecilia Jamasmie | February 24, 2015
Maine’s review to mining rules may open door to Canadian gold, copper project

Canada's J.D. Irving Ltd. hopes to build a massive open-pit copper and gold mine at the state's Bald Mountain.

Canada’s Saskatchewan second only to Finland as world’s top mining destination

Cecilia Jamasmie | February 24, 2015
Canada’s Saskatchewan second only to Finland as world’s top mining destination

The potash and oil-rich province was placed at the top of the Fraser Institute's annual rank of mining companies.

Modest tailwinds could blow life into mining equities in 2015: Shane Nagle

The Gold Report | February 23, 2015
Sandvik sees global mining equipment demand picking up

In this interview with The Gold Report, Nagle selects some promising precious metals stories, along with his two top picks in the base metals space.

Cecilia Jamasmie

Seabed mining dreams shattered by New Zealand latest decision

Cecilia Jamasmie | February 22, 2015
Seabed mining dreams shattered by New Zealand latest decision

The country's refusal of a deep sea mining venture off its coast has cast a shadow over the emerging mining practice.

Substantial amount of gold deals expected for Australia by year-end

Cecilia Jamasmie | February 20, 2015
Substantial amount of gold deals expected for Australia by year-end

As a result of world’s largest gold miners pulling their portfolios to pieces as a way to weather low prices and an ongoing downturn.

Video: John Kaiser proposes a new system for financing junior miners

CEO.CA | February 20, 2015
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Kaiser believes the easiest way to bolster the sector, which exists to provide capital to find and develop new mines, is to abolish Accredited Investor Exemption rules that currently restrict non-rich people from giving money directly to the treasuries of these companies.

Coeur Mining takes $1.5 billion charge in Q4

Andrew Topf | February 18, 2015
Coeur Mining acquires Paramount Gold and Silver for $146 million

Coeur Mining (NYSE:CDE), the largest silver producer in the United States, took a non-cash impairment charge of $1.5 billion in the fourth quarter, which the company said reflects the lower pricing environment for silver and gold.

Neil Adshead, PhD: calls for platinum squeeze – we’re early but the trend will play out

Sprott's Thoughts | February 18, 2015
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Neil Adshead is constantly scouring the field of junior exploration stocks as an analyst at Sprott Asset Management LP. I took advantage of his visit to our San Diego office to ask him a few questions.

Tahoe Resources reports strong first production year

Tahoe Resources Inc. | February 17, 2015

Tahoe Resources Inc. (TSX: THO, NYSE: TAHO) today reported select preliminary unaudited financial and operational results for the fourth quarter of 2014 and the year ending December 31, 2014, with the Company completing its first year of commercial production at the Escobal mine.

Gold price 2015 rally evaporating

Frik Els | February 17, 2015
Gold price 2015 rally evaporates

Gold falls through key levels staying barely above $1,200 as hedge funds and retail investors head for exits.

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