Canada

Obama blasts Keystone as U.S. House votes in favour of approving it

Cecilia Jamasmie | November 14, 2014
Obama blasts Keystone pipeline ahead of vote on potential approval

Veto likely if passed by Congress.

Ucore uses molecular recognition technology to generate 99%+ pure heavy rare earth concentrate

Newswire | November 12, 2014

The >99% pure HREE Concentrate is a carbonate salt rare earth concentrate ("REC") comprised of heavy rare earths ranging from samarium (Sm) through lutetium (Lu).

Barrick to push ahead with Pascua Lama, ‘no margin for error’

Cecilia Jamasmie | November 12, 2014
Barrick to push ahead with Pascua Lama, ‘no margin for error’

Finishing the project would take time and around $4 billion more of what Barrick has already invested.

Canada injects $300m in Chile’s copper giant Codelco

Cecilia Jamasmie | November 12, 2014
Canada injects $3m in Chile’s copper giant Codelco

The world’s biggest copper producer will, in turn, procure goods and services from Canadian companies.

Jack Lifton: Innovation is the key to rare earth independence

The Mining Report | November 11, 2014
rare earth mining

Centralized modern processing could make it possible for mining companies in the United States, Europe and Australia to start producing truly critical materials with small capex.

Weak oil price, currencies helping miners stay afloat

Frik Els | November 11, 2014

A simple rule of thumb is that price changes have a two-to-one impact on the bottom line, while cost changes have a one-to-one impact.

Canadian mergers picking up: New Gold buys Bayfield

Cecilia Jamasmie | November 10, 2014
Canadian mergers picking up: New Gold buys Bayfield

Transaction is worth around $15 million.

Gold down again, some miners selling at loss

Cecilia Jamasmie | November 10, 2014
Gold down again, some miners selling at loss

Friday’s rally was just a brief break for the precious metal.

Largo initiates exploration on potential new discovery of chromite and PGMs

Largo Resources Ltd. | November 10, 2014

Largo Resources Ltd. is pleased to announce that it has begun an exploration program for chromite and PGMs (platinum group metals) at its Capivara Prospect which is located in the Maracas region of Bahia, Brazil, but outside of the current mining area of its Maracas Menchen Mine.

Goldcorp declares eleventh monthly dividend payment for 2014

Goldcorp | November 10, 2014

The company has paid a monthly dividend to its shareholders since 2003.

Rio Tinto's $5.4bn Oyu Tolgoi expansion in limbo once again

Cecilia Jamasmie | November 10, 2014
Rio Tinto's $5.4bn Oyu Tolgoi expansion in limbo once again

Mine operator and Rio's subsidiary Turquoise Hill said Monday they have made an offer to the government of Mongolia to resolve matters in a manner deemed "beneficial to all stakeholders.”

Imperial Metals to face ancient "protectors" in court

Stockwatch.in | November 10, 2014
B.C. breaking information act by not disclosing Mount Polley reports: lawyers

The Indian group opposing Imperial Metals Corp.'s Red Chris mine, known as the Klabona Keepers, says that nobody properly consulted its members about the project, a "grave and serious" violation of aboriginal rights.

Tommy Humphreys

Two explosive uranium charts to keep an eye on

Tommy Humphreys | November 10, 2014
Two explosive uranium charts to keep an eye on

The uranium space caught some attention last week after an important vote in Japan opened the door for nuclear reactor restarts.

BHP closer to unveiling details of upcoming spin-off

Cecilia Jamasmie | November 9, 2014
BHP closer to unveiling details of upcoming spin-off

The world’s largest miner is only two weeks away from shedding more light on an upcoming spin-off of unwanted assets.

Are Barrick Gold USA and Goldcorp USA About to Be Saved by the Swiss?

The Motley Fool | November 9, 2014

Investors in Canadian giants Barrick and Goldcorp have been running for the exits in ever-larger numbers, as each piece of bad news triggers massive sell-offs in the stocks.

Scorpio Mining and U.S. Silver merge to create 'leading junior silver producer'

Michael Allan McCrae | November 8, 2014
Silver bars

A better positioned company capable of surviving the current low silver price environment.

Goldcorp working on new plan for El Morro project in Chile

Cecilia Jamasmie | November 7, 2014
Goldcorp to work on new environmental study for El Morro project in Chile

The move comes as Chile's Supreme Court halted the $3.9 billion gold and copper project last month.

John Faraguna - Hays

Hiring stabilises, but demand for highly skilled professionals remains

John Faraguna - Hays | November 7, 2014
oil worker hiring hays feat

We expect a consolidation in the oilfield services sector as companies look to cut costs and reduce surplus assets.

Cecilia Jamasmie

Mongolia-based miners in limbo after premier ousted

Cecilia Jamasmie | November 7, 2014
Mongolia-based miners in limbo after premier ousted

What happens next is critical say mining companies currently operating in the country.

Lawyers seek Barrick’s support in case against African subsidiary

Cecilia Jamasmie | November 6, 2014
Lawyers seek Barrick’s support in alleged murder case against African subsidiary

African Barrick’s North Mara mine, Tanzania’s largest gold producer, has been a flashpoint of clashes between locals and security forces for many years.

Deep-sea miner Nautilus to charter ship as floating base

Cecilia Jamasmie | November 6, 2014
Deep-sea miner Nautilus to charter ship as floating base

The ship will accommodate as many as 180 people and is expected to be delivered by the end of 2017.

Mines minister trying to regain Alaska’s confidence in B.C.

MINING.com Editor | November 5, 2014
Mines minister trying to regain Alaska’s confidence in B.C.

British Columbia's Energy Minister Bill Bennett wants to show Alaskans why the province’s resource sector is not a threat to the state's environment and salmon fishery.

Ivanhoe OK to build one of world’s biggest platinum mines

Cecilia Jamasmie | November 5, 2014
Ivanhoe ok to begin building one of world’s biggest platinum mines

South Africa’s Department of Mineral Resources has finally approved the miner's Platreef platinum project.

Enbridge swings to loss, but beats estimates on oil sands transport

Cecilia Jamasmie | November 5, 2014
Enbridge swings to loss, but beats estimates on oil sands transport

The company's Line 9B reversal project has been delayed after the National Energy Board requested additional info last month.

Burkina Faso political upheaval affects Canadian miners’ share prices

Business in Vancouver | November 4, 2014
Burkina Faso political upheaval affects Canadian miners’ share prices

As if tanking gold prices weren’t enough bad news for Canadian junior gold mining and exploration companies, now one of the more promising gold-mining nations in Africa is in a state of turmoil.

TransCanada Keystone XL pipeline to cost $8 billion

Cecilia Jamasmie | November 4, 2014
TransCanada Keystone XL pipeline to cost $8 billion

The price tag for the pipeline has jumped nearly 50% during six years of delays.

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