But they also come with a catch - pitching ideas, striking deals and securing funding is the name of the game.
Exploration Mining News
Today’s infographic shows the steps of mineral exploration, and how teams can use data to add value throughout the process.
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's government will revise a decree that opened up a vast mineral reserve in the Amazon rainforest to mining responding to overwhelming criticism.
The Toronto-based company's solution for data acquisition while drilling received $500K in funding.
Moon Express wants to mine Helium-3 on the Moon.
The Canada-U.S. region accounted for 39% of all significant gold results announced between July 1 and Sept. 8, 2015.
"When this market turns it will be a lot of fun again."
Confidence returns to mining sector as announced capital outlays surge to $108 billion – greenfield project spending up three-fold in first quarter.
We're only halfway into mining bear market says new report.
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.
The first two months of 2015 failed miserably to dispel gloomy market conditions affecting the global mining industry, according to a study published Wednesday.
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.
In a bear market for junior miners, exploration capital can be hard to come by.
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.
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 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.
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.”
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.
Fresh data suggests it is still too early to celebrate a recovery in the sector.
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.
Capital raising for exploration up more than 32%.
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.
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.