Canadian Junior Mining News

US Midwest poised for a copper and iron ore mining rebirth

There are at least six mines proposed or already started in the area comprised by Michigan, Minnesota and Wisconsin.

Pilot Gold to acquire Cadillac Mining

Pillot Gold is snapping up junior Cadillac Mining, which owns the early stage Goldstrike project in Western Utah, in an all-share deal valued at nearly 20 cents per share.

Canadian mining equities improve in Q1, but companies remain cautious

The majors continue to focus on rigorous cost control measures and disciplined M&A activities and juniors still seek the right opportunities.

Rare mineral project in Nebraska to bring 'huge economic opportunities'

NioCorp Developments' El Creek niobium mine could become the first such a mine in the US, which currently imports 100% of its needs for the metal.

Canada’s Ontario to invest up to $1bn in Ring of Fire

The province is asking the Federal government to match the funds.

Desperate Canadian juniors turn to medical pot industry to raise funds

In the last two months at least a dozen juniors have announced they are considering growing cannabis.

Juniors see Australia’s new tax incentive as a lifesaver

Currently 19% of Aussie geoscientists are unemployed, compared with fewer than 2% three years ago.

Canada, Australia, the US topped list of countries with most significant drill results in 2013

More than 55% of last year's exploration projects were located in these countries.

Canadian juniors regain allure: GoGold floats offer for B.C. firm

Halifax-based gold miner it plans to make an $11-million bid for Vancouver junior.

Canadian miners among the most hurt in 2013

New mining listings in the Toronto Stock Exchange and its junior counterpart, the TSX-V, continue to dive.

Today’s Sweet Spot

PricewaterhouseCooper’s annual look at the state of the top 100 on the Toronto Stock Exchange Venture (TSX.V) paints a dismal picture.

Mining sector welcomes Canada's shift to 'dollar diplomacy'

By 2018, Canada's government wants small and medium-sized enterprises presence in emerging markets to have grown from 29% to 50%.

Global exploration budgets down 29% in 2013

Canada accounted for just over 13% of the total, the smallest share in 14 years. The DRC made it to the top 10 mining destinations for the first time.

Canadian miners improve performance, but far from being out of the woods

Overall, their performance has fallen 50% in the past 12 months.

Junior washout hasn't materialized, but number of delistings is growing

PwC report shows not many juniors delisted in year ending June, but since then?

Canadian juniors more resilient than many expected: report

Only 31 juniors listed on the TSX-V were delisted in the 12 months ending June 30.

Another Canadian miner fights over rights in Kyrgyzstan

Stans Energy is seeking close to US$118 million in compensation for losses and damage through an international arbitration action launched Thursday.

Most of the 800 junior miners listed on the ASX are worthless— Rick Rule

Rule’s words echo several recent reports that paint a grim outlook for juniors everywhere.

In search of behemoth porphyries in British Columbia’s Golden Triangle

Right about the time I was busy being born back in July 1970, a mining company called Great Plains Development Company of Canada was in the process of drilling two exploratory holes into its “Chris” claims, in northern British Columbia.

Global exploration budget to fall 29% by end of the year

Despite this year's financial woes, companies continued exploring in as many as 127 countries, especially on high- or medium-risk jurisdictions.

Romania delays Rosia Montana gold mine report to mid-November

Parliament's special commission couldn't agree on a recommendation by Oct. 20, the original deadline.

Most junior miners won’t make it past this fall: McCoach

But when the market does recover, it is "going to be a screamer," he says.

Cliffs appeals Ring of Fire road decision

In a Sept. 10 ruling the miner was told it cannot build a road to its US$3.3-billion chromite project through a Canadian junior's mining claims.

Canadian Batero Gold president and CEO leaves the firm

Momentarily replaced by senior vice president and COO, Darryl Lindsay.

Canada to boost support for mining, but faces challenges

The government is fine tuning details of an aggressive campaign to promote Canada’s mining sector abroad, and so redirect trade spending and foreign affairs to core economic interests.