No end in sight for mining sector gloomy state: report

Cecilia Jamasmie | March 18, 2015
No end in sight for mining sector gloomy state: report

The first two months of 2015 failed miserably to dispel gloomy market conditions affecting the global mining industry, according to a study published Wednesday.

Poor market conditions put major chill on global exploration

Cecilia Jamasmie | March 2, 2015
Poor market conditions put chill on global exploration

Global exploration spending dropped 26% in last year, compared with 2013, as several juniors threw in the towel and producing miners slammed the brakes on capital and exploration expenditure.

Visual Capitalist

INFOGRAPHIC: Project generators: exploration risk for less cost

Visual Capitalist | February 12, 2015
Drill rig on minesite in Western Australia

In a bear market for junior miners, exploration capital can be hard to come by.

Global mining sector ended 2014 on a disappointing note: report

Cecilia Jamasmie | January 21, 2015
Global mining sector ended 2014 on a disappointing note: report

December is a period that sees lower levels of exploration and resource announcements, and last month was every bit as disappointing as expected, an SNL report shows.

Visual Capitalist

INFOGRAPHIC: Video – equity financing in the mining exploration sector

Visual Capitalist | November 5, 2014
Report: Worst is surely over for explorers

This video and accompanying infographic from last year explains the basics of raising capital in the mining exploration sector. It covers: private placements, warrants, hold periods, and much more.

Euromax Resources announces US$175 million gold streaming agreement with Royal Gold

Euromax Resources | October 21, 2014

Euromax Resources has entered into a $175 million deal ith RGLD Gold, to finance the next stages of development and construction of the company's Ilovitza copper-gold project in the Macedonia.

Rick Rule: I think we’re seeing a bullish transition In the junior gold miners

Sprott Group | September 26, 2014

Speaking towards the overall market Rick noted that, “The market itself is very healthy. You are seeing a transition…a transition that doesn’t suggest, but rather screams that [junior resource issues are] under accumulation—which is a very, very bullish sign.”

How the mining downturn has affected Geologist salaries in Canada

CareerMine | September 24, 2014

Having looked more closely at the situation for Geologists in Australia, where we found that even though there have been job losses, salaries for Geologists have remained pretty constant for those still employed in mining.

Low metal prices put chill on global mineral exploration

Cecilia Jamasmie | September 24, 2014
Low metal prices put chill on global mineral exploration

Fresh data suggests it is still too early to celebrate a recovery in the sector.

I was early but I’m still buying: Frank Giustra

Sprott Group | September 19, 2014

A few weeks ago, we heard from Pierre Lassonde of Franco-Nevada on the power of the royalty business model. Just recently, I spoke with another ‘superstar’ of the natural resource industry — Frank Giustra.

Polar Star and Iron Creek agree to merge polar star to acquire all of the outstanding common shares of Iron Creek

Iron Creek Captial Corp. | September 19, 2014

Polar Star Mining Corporation and Iron Creek Capital Corp. are pleased to announce that they have agreed in principle to merge the two companies via a statutory amalgamation, plan of arrangement or similar shareholder approved transaction (the “Transaction”), which will result in Polar Star acquiring all of the outstanding common shares of Iron Creek.

Report: Worst is surely over for explorers

Frik Els | August 25, 2014
Report: Worst is surely over for explorers

Capital raising for exploration up more than 32%.

Global mining sector on the way up, but recovery still slow

Cecilia Jamasmie | July 29, 2014
Global mining sector on the way up, but recovery still slow

The industry’s aggregate market capitalization improved for the sixth month in a row in June, reaching $1.75 trillion, the highest level since January 2013.

Gold Standard Ventures consolidates Southern Carlin trend district

The Gold Report | May 21, 2014

Jon Awde, CEO of Gold Standard Ventures, discusses how spectacular drill results have guided Gold Standard Ventures to focus on creating the southernmost mining district of the Carlin trend—the Railroad/Pinion District.

Four tickets to ride with VMS Ventures

Shouldn’t be but a quarter or two before analyst coverage starts for VMS.

Tommy Humphreys

Canada re-vitalises diamond exploration 25 years on

Tommy Humphreys | April 23, 2014
News Snag

Canada’s newest diamond exploration company, Margaret Lake Diamonds Inc. commenced trading this morning on the TSX-Venture Exchange under the symbol DIA.

Travis McPherson - CEO.ca

Potential copper fortunes under cover next to Arizona’s largest open pits

Travis McPherson - CEO.ca | April 15, 2014

A recent tour of the Globe-Miami copper mining district between Phoenix and Tucson, Arizona provided four natural resource writers with an appreciation of the massive scale of mining operations in the region.


Five development stocks to watch in Alaska and Northern Canada

Tickerscores.com | March 13, 2014

The Great White North and especially the Yukon were the “place to be” for juniors just a few short years ago.

Tommy Humphreys

On an African dog and pony show with mining mogul Robert Friedland

Tommy Humphreys | February 17, 2014
Ivanhoe raising C$150m in equity for Congo mines

The reality distortion field made famous by Steve Jobs’ biographer Walter Isaacson, is a personal intensity and vision so powerful it bends people to your will, convincing them of a project’s higher purpose.

Silver-Junior struggles

Silver junior struggles

Mining companies that are non-producers obviously don’t generate any revenue. They are junior-level companies in various stages of exploration and/or development. And they primarily rely on investor capital to fund their operations.

CHARTS: Investor confidence returning to the mining industry

Cecilia Jamasmie | November 26, 2013
CHARTS: Investor confidence returning to the mining industry

But based on the large numbers of juniors to begin 2014 with no funding, experts say the level of drilling activity could be the lowest in years.

Mongolia revokes 106 exploration licences

Frik Els | November 6, 2013
Mongolia revokes 106 exploration licences

Exploration companies operating in the Asian nation have become collateral damage in a criminal case involving former senior government employees at Mongolia's mining regulator.

Africa exploration activity set to more than halve in 2013

Frik Els | July 17, 2013
BSG wins battle in corruption probe over Simandou

Only 250 drill reports for the continent over the first five months.

CHARTS: What life remained in junior mining the gold price drop choked off

Frik Els | July 16, 2013
CHARTS: What life remained in junior mining the gold price drop choked off

The best indicator of the health of the global exploration sector has fallen to a record low.

Don Mosher: strangulation by regulation—is the venture exchange on its deathbed?

The Gold Report | March 25, 2013

Don Mosher, a business consultant with B&D Capital in Vancouver, is sounding the alarm. The TSX Venture Exchange, a once-thriving exchange for junior mining companies, is struggling.


Peak oil is almost here and there's no magic to counter it

Oilprice.com | March 6, 2013
north seas oil rig cnooc nexen deal

Interview with energy expert Dave Summers on why the coal industry's days aren't necessarily numbered and why new drilling techniques aren't enough to put peak oil off.

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