Exploration Mining News

Mining in 2018: Copper price to power on

Markets where technology hasn’t substantially shortened the supply cycle and where cost are rising (ie copper) have the greatest long-term upside in prices

Brazil to redo Amazon mining decree after criticism

Brazil's government will revise a decree that opened up a vast mineral reserve in the Amazon rainforest to mining responding to overwhelming criticism.

This is KORE Geosystems’ plan to #DisruptMining

The Toronto-based company's solution for data acquisition while drilling received $500K in funding.

Mining the Moon: Florida company one step closer

Moon Express wants to mine Helium-3 on the Moon.

Gold: Top explored commodity

The Canada-U.S. region accounted for 39% of all significant gold results announced between July 1 and Sept. 8, 2015.

Yes, the uranium market is bad but remember gold's turn?

"When this market turns it will be a lot of fun again."

Miners spending again: $50 billion capex in five months

Confidence returns to mining sector as announced capital outlays surge to $108 billion – greenfield project spending up three-fold in first quarter.

This is the scariest mining chart you'll see today

We're only halfway into mining bear market says new report.

Life coming back to the global exploration sector

After five consecutive months of decline, global mining exploration began showing signs of life in March, particularly in the gold sector, a new report shows.

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

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.

INFOGRAPHIC: Project generators: exploration risk for less cost

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

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.

INFOGRAPHIC: Video – equity financing in the mining exploration sector

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 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

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

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

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

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

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

Capital raising for exploration up more than 32%.

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

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.

Canada re-vitalises diamond exploration 25 years on

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