But platinum slide continues despite Ukraine escalation.
Shares in Quebec-based Maya Gold & Silver up 10% after pouring first silver at Moroccan mine, one of only a handful of primary silver mines on the continent.
The “Blue Moon" will go on public display in three weeks' time in Los Angeles, California.
The vehicles, en route to South Africa, have been stranded in neighbouring Zambia since Monday.
Authorities said Wednesday they are ready to regulate and monitor companies that have expressed an interest in exploring shale gas in the country.
Spot falls to $88.90 a tonne as iron ore price suffers weakest quarter since 2009.
Good news for the country's copper miners that have been seeking more than $600 million in unpaid tax refunds.
Capital raising for exploration up more than 32%.
Michael Fowler, senior mining analyst with Toronto-based Loewen, Ondaatje & McCutcheon, says majors need development-stage companies with high-grade, near-term production assets
Gold assets among favourites.
Diamonds coming to earth's surface are billions of years old.
The mine is owned by Canadian Axmin, but was taken over by rebels over a year ago.
Company lowers production guidance at Marampa mine in Sierra Leone as outbreak impacts supply chain and ramp up.
Glencore CEO Ivan Glasenberg strikes positive note after announcing jump in profits, output and better trading conditions at Swiss commodities giant.
Zijin Mining Group looking to acquire sizeable gold and copper projects in Africa this year.
The revised regulation will empower courts to confiscate equipment seized from illicit miners.
Supply fears have pushed prices higher, but industry worries are shifting to softening demand.
The Peruvian firm will develop the deposit as an underground mine, instead of as an open-pit project.
Social and environment plan for ultra-high grade Yaramoko gold project approved meaning development could start before the end of the year.
It hit $900 a troy ounce for the first time since 2001.
The strategic review will focus on the potential introduction of third-party strategic investors or joint-venture parties for the Kamoa and Kipushi copper projects in the DRC.
The division contributed just $746 million of the $21.12 billion earnings BHP reported for the 2013 financial year.
Speculation is of a new Perth-based company with current CFO Graham Kerr at the helm housing non-core assets including Australian lead-silver mine.
Is the rough diamond industry a monopoly, oligopoly, or neither?
The rebooting of its Kusasalethu mine provides a stark warning for those banking on South Africa's platinum sector making a swift recovery.
Decision to to lob off Billiton assets could come as early as next week.
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