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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.

Mosaic announces $1.7 billion potash mine expansion

CTV.ca | March 16, 2015

Mosaic Co. has announced it will spend $1.7 billion to expand its K3 potash mine near Esterhazy, Saskatchewan.

Quest Rare Minerals CEO to step down

Marketwired | March 16, 2015

Peter Cashin has relinquished his responsibilities as president and CEO of the company to focus on new mineral exploration opportunities.

Kidnapped Goldcorp miners found dead in Mexico

Cecilia Jamasmie | March 16, 2015
Kidnapped Goldcorp miners found dead in Mexico

Three corpses were found on Friday in a mass grave in southwestern Mexico's Guerrero state.

Barrick to get $1.5 billion for Chilean copper mine

Cecilia Jamasmie | March 16, 2015
Barrick to get $1.5 billion for Chilean copper mine

The gold miner is said to be evaluating whether to put its Zaldivar copper mine on the block as it tries to meet an ambitious debt reduction target.

RBC predicts potash to offset oil losses in Saskatchewan

CBC Ottawa | March 12, 2015

RBC Economics is forecasting that the Saskatchewan economy will grow in 2015, even in the face of dropping oil prices.

This area is the ‘future of the mining industry… I’m not interested in anywhere else’ – André Gaumond, Virginia Mines

Sprott's Thoughts | March 12, 2015
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André Gaumond has led the discoveries of six gold deposits in his career.

A nice bump for Lake Shore Gold after ore reserve increase

Michael Allan McCrae | March 12, 2015
lake shore gold bump ore reserve increase

The company's 52-week range is 68 cents to $1.40.

Canamax Energy CEO Brad Gabel on what’s preventing M&A in the oilpatch

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During the lunch session at the Subscriber Summit, we invited Mr. Gabel for an interview. Energy and Gold wanted to share some of Mr. Gabel’s oilpatch expertise and outlook with readers.

Struggling Australian junior to grow cannabis in Canada

Cecilia Jamasmie | March 9, 2015
Struggling Australian junior to grow cannabis in Canada

The move makes of Capital Mining the first ASX-listed, Canada-based company to hold a stake in a licensed marijuana grower.

Cameco gets approval for its Australian Kintyre uranium mine

Cecilia Jamasmie | March 6, 2015
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After more than four years of consultation and environmental studies, the miner has been granted conditional approval by Western Australia’s authorities.

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INFOGRAPHIC: Red Lake – The high-grade gold capital of the world

Visual Capitalist | March 6, 2015

There are places where gold is regularly produced at the astonishing rate of two troy ounces per tonne.

IMAGE GALLERY: The M&A deals that defined the commodity super-cycle

Globe and Mail | March 6, 2015

These were the six mining transactions that defined the current deal-making landscape.

Enbridge to shed costs of oil sand pipelines by $320 million

Cecilia Jamasmie | March 6, 2015
Enbridge to shed costs of oil sand pipelines by $320 million

The planned optimization include the Athabasca Twin and the Wood Buffalo extension projects.

Fission Uranium's Randhawa 'smells a flip'

Frik Els | March 5, 2015
Fission Uranium's Randhawa 'smells a flip'

Latest find turns Athabasca deposit into a "two headed monster" says Fission CEO, who's gathering banks, miners and private equity for "an auction".

Favourable tax measures announced for mining investors

The government has extended the 15% Mineral Exploration Tax Credit for investors in flow-through shares for an additional year, until March 31, 2016.

Agnico Eagle reaches another Arctic milestone

Frik Els | March 5, 2015
Agnico Eagle reaches another Arctic milestone

Nunavut issues project certificate for miner's 3.3m ounces Meliadine project, the second for the Toronto-based company in Canada's far north.

Canadian Natural Resources Ltd plans royalty business spinoff as profit almost triples

Financial Post | March 5, 2015

Canada’s largest heavy oil and natural gas producer, plans to either spin off or sell its royalty land business this year once energy prices have stabilized.

Expansion of Chile’s Sierra Gorda mine may cost up to $2bn

Cecilia Jamasmie | March 5, 2015
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Majority owner KGHM International also said it is sticking to its commitment to invest US$9 billion over the next five years.

Gold buyouts heat up; will Gold Canyon be next?

Market One Media Group | March 4, 2015

Gold Canyon’s (TSX.V: GCU) Ontario, Canada Springpole project may be the next shiny set of shoes about to be scooped up.

Goldcorp first mining company to sign catalyst accord, supporting 25% women on FP500 Boards by 2017

Catalyst Canada | March 4, 2015

The move signals an important step forward for the mining industry, a leading contributor to the Canadian economy.

Plenty of potash, but almost no low cost sources for crop production

US Geological Survey | March 3, 2015
Plenty of Potash, but almost no low cost sources for crop production

While the earth contains enough potash to meet the increased global demand for crop production, some regions lack potash deposits needed for optimal food crop yields, the latest global assessment of the resource by the USGS shows.

Potash Corp buys stake in Brazilian firm

Cecilia Jamasmie | March 3, 2015
Potash Corp buys stake in Brazilian firm

The move is a bet to become the company's main supplier and expand PotashCorp's presence in Latin America.

Fission Uranium Corp eyes minority investor as discovery grows more exciting

Financial Post | March 3, 2015
Fission Uranium stock skyrocket after doubling up resource estimate

Fission Uranium Corp. is looking to sell a sizable minority stake in itself as its massive uranium discovery in Saskatchewan’s Athabasca Basin continues to expand.

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.

Greece deals major blow to Eldorado’s Skouries mine

Cecilia Jamasmie | March 2, 2015
Greece deals major blow to Eldorado’s Skouries mine

The company said it has been blocked from completing construction of a processing plant at the site.

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