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Anglo American drops Peru copper project

Cecilia Jamasmie | April 1, 2015
Anglo American drops Peru copper project

The news comes on the heels of a report showing that less than half of existing copper projects are really needed to meet current demand.

3 silver miners to buy now

Motley Fool UK | March 31, 2015
Gold and silver miners that can make money now

It has been a tough year for investors in silver mining stocks, with the precious metal seeing its price plunging by over 14% and stubbornly remaining under US$20 per ounce.

Visual Capitalist

INFOGRAPHIC: How America’s middle class has shrunk since 2000

Visual Capitalist | March 30, 2015

This interactive infographic shows how the middle class, median income, and affordability of housing has changed in each state since 2000.

Hecla grabs Montana silver-copper deposit through $20 million merger

Andrew Topf | March 29, 2015
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Hecla Mining (NYSE:HL) has expanded its operations in the western United States with the purchase on Friday of Revett Minerals (TSX:RVM) in an all-stock deal worth $20 million.

Jordan Roy-Byrne – The Daily Gold

Support and resistance levels for gold, silver & miners

The precious metals complex has established a floor of support over the past five months. For Gold it is around $1150/oz and for Silver it is around $15.50/oz.

$60 billion for mining private equity a myth

Frik Els | March 26, 2015
$60 billion for mining private equity a myth

Looking for an exit or a lifeline? Look further says $8 billion fund manager.

JX, Mitsui Mining halt Caserones mine, to take a $421M write down

Cecilia Jamasmie | March 26, 2015
JX, Mitsui Mining halt Caserones mine, to take a $421M write down

The company said the suspension of operation at the copper is momentary, as northern Chile is being hit by torrential rain and snow.

Frik Els

Mining private equity: It's Davis or bust?

Frik Els | March 25, 2015
Mining private equity: It's Davis or bust?

Until Mick Davis pulls the trigger on X2's $5.6 billion, wishful thinking and unhealthy skepticism will pervade talk around private equity and mining.

Gwen Preston - Resource Maven

Exciting days at the bottom

codelco 200 million revamp mines feat

The broad bottom is in – and well settled in, seemingly, with at least another summer of sideways markets ahead. But time isn't a bad thing.

Vancouver zinc miner faces fines in Yukon

Business in Vancouver | March 25, 2015
India to auction 54 coal mines

At the end of January, the company announced it was placing the mine in care and maintenance, citing a commodity price crash, and earlier this month was forced to seek creditor protection.

CHART: Gold-silver ratio nearing trend reversal

Frik Els | March 24, 2015
CHART: Gold-silver ratio nearing trend reversal

When the ratio is falling as it is now, both silver and gold usually go up.

Mining for copper just got a lot cheaper

Cecilia Jamasmie | March 24, 2015
Mining for copper just got a lot cheaper

A new study shows the costs of mining for the red metal have steadily declined over the past three years.

Chile's court says Barrick’s Pascua-Lama has not damaged glaciers

Cecilia Jamasmie | March 23, 2015
Chile's court says Barrick’s Pascua-Lama has not damaged glaciers

The country's Environmental Court handed Monday a major victory to Barrick’s besieged Pascua-Lama gold, copper and silver project, straddling the border with Argentina.

Scientists claim gold in human excrement is worth millions

Cecilia Jamasmie | March 23, 2015
Scientists claim gold in human excrement is worth millions

They have given the expression "where there's muck there's brass" a whole new meaning.

Zijin Mining buys 10% of Canada's Ivanhoe Mines

Cecilia Jamasmie | March 23, 2015
Zijin Mining buys 10% of Canada's Ivanhoe Mines

Zijn's main interest in Ivanhoe seems to be the Kamoa copper project.

South Africa woes cast doubt on BHP spin-off success

Cecilia Jamasmie | March 23, 2015
South Africa woes cast doubt on BHP spin-off South32 success

There are a number of challenges South32 is likely to face, including potential Black Economic Empowerment ownership concessions and power price hikes.

Silver poised to surge

Silver is scraping major support again, after a rough couple months where speculators left it for dead.

Evrim Resources PDAC interview, a Mexican prospect generator investors should follow

CEO.CA | March 21, 2015

The mining exploration business is very risky, with about 3 out of a 1000 good looking prospects becoming mines.

Mexico’s New Energy Projects Aim to Draw Foreign Investment: Bentek Energy

Platts | March 20, 2015

Gulf of Mexico Reserves Open to Private Exploration & Production for First Time Since 1938

Gold reserves dip at Primero's Mexico mine

Marketwired | March 19, 2015

Toronto-based Primero Mining reported Wednesday lower gold reserves at its San Dimas operation, impacted by lower price assumptions, while silver reserves rose.

US grants Peru $1m for Amazon clean-up due to illegal mining legacy

Cecilia Jamasmie | March 19, 2015
US grants Peru $1m for Amazon clean-up due to illegal mining legacy

Funds aim to help reduce the use of mercury and design remediation plans in Peru's southern regions.

Gold market waves near century-old price fix good-bye

Cecilia Jamasmie | March 18, 2015
Gold market waves near century-old price fix good-bye

Thursday will be the last time traders at four banks agree by phone twice-daily prices for bullion.

Why Goldman Sachs is wrong about commodity prices: Philip Richards

The Mining Report | March 18, 2015
Bulldozer in open-pit cooper mine

In this interview with The Mining Report, Richards discusses his outlook for oil, gold, vanadium, zinc and nickel, and profiles companies with projects that will see the light of day even in harsh price environments.

How top gold producers margins are being squeezed

Vladimir Basov | March 17, 2015
How top gold producers margins are being squeezed

In 2014, nine out of top 10 gold producers achieved significant reductions in all-in sustaining production costs, but average cash margin fell victim to bearish gold price.

The New London gold fixing

The London Gold Fixing, the twice daily gold pricing mechanism at which the bulk of physical gold transactions take place is changing dramatically.

Gwen Preston - Resource Maven

Selectivity and patience: Resource investing today

Spread your dollars amongst takeout candidates, major miners, and juniors with the best odds of outperforming when the markets start to move. Then wait.

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