Gold Mining News

Comstock provides dual upside for Canadian gold discovery

There’s been a recent bull rush for Canadian gold projects, and Comstock Metals Ltd. sits in a good position with a pair of quality exploration plays in two exciting jurisdictions.

Top gold scientists solve mining’s growth problem

Spin-out of two (U$2.3 billion and U$190 million) gold start-up successes since 2011 could outdo the originals.

Cash-rich Newmont Mining mulls boosting dividend as peers pursue debt reduction

With a plump $3.1 billion pile of cash, Newmont Mining Corp is mulling a sweeter dividend to attract a broader shareholder base, a move that makes it an outlier in the still recovering gold sector.

Cooking oil could help clean up mercury at mining sites, researchers say

Researchers worked out a way for a canola oil polymer to trap mercury metal, mercury vapour and organo-mercury compounds

Utah asks the EPA to pay $1.9 billion for mine-waste spill

The western U.S. state is asking the EPA to pay for the cost of cleanup and long-term maintenance of the San Juan River and Lake Powell

INFOGRAPHIC: The Yukon: Where mineral potential is coming of age

While the Yukon only produced 2.2% of Canada’s gold in 2016, the territory’s considerable potential may finally be getting realized in a big way.

Oreninc Index – Monday, August 7th, 2017

Oreninc Index jumps as gold falls.

Exploration is risky, people are not

Lior Gantz, founder of Wealth Research Group, explains why the gold exploration sector is worth taking a look at now.

AbraPlata hires Canadians and Australians to undertake PEA at Diablillos

The junior miner wants Toronto’s Roscoe Postle Associates and Perth’s GR Engineering Services to undertake a Preliminary Economic Assessment of its Diablillos silver-gold project

The Dodd-Frank repeal: What it means for conflict minerals

Since the anti-fur campaigns of the 1980s and 90s, the responsible consumerism movement has been gaining momentum. Wild-life products, genetically modified foods, apparel, cosmetics and jewelry, to mention but a few, have come under scrutiny.

Legendary geologist and gold finder Dave Mathewson's latest venture may offer district-scale potential

Geologist Dave Mathewson has 35 years of exploration experience in Nevada. In his latest venture, he leads the district-scale exploration that represents his best guess as to where the next major Nevada gold deposit could be found.

A Canadian company wants to help artisanal miners produce “clean gold”

SEF Canada is launching “Clean Gold Community Solutions” in Ecuador

Gold could be used in cancer treatment, researchers say

Tiny flecks of gold could be used in the fight against cancer

More than 21,000 mining jobs on the line in South Africa

Workers call the situation "a jobs bloodbath"

Large diamond-shaped crystal stolen in Toronto

The crystal had a 30-centimetre diameter and was a city icon

Mining industry can now predict opposition to projects before it's too late

Chalkstone was born out of counter-insurgency tactics used by troops in Afghanistan, but its unique methodology is now being used by miners, which can map-out power structures and counter the potentially crippling risk of strikes and political opposition.

Lucara considering partnership to sell 1,000+ carat rough diamond

The company that unearthed the world's second-largest diamond but has so far failed to sell it, is mulling a partnership to sell the giant stone if a buyers is not found within the next six to eight weeks.

Goldcorp closing 107-year-old Dome mine

It's the end of an era for one of Canada's oldest and most prolific gold mines.

Gold stocks’ autumn rally 2

The gold miners’ stocks have suffered a lackluster year so far, mostly lagging gold’s solid new upleg.

South Africa’s mines minister withdraws plan to suspend rights

South Africa's mineral resources department has withdrawn its plan to impose a moratorium suspending the issuance of new mining and prospecting rights, which had drawn a court challenge by an industry group.

Peru acquisition could increase silver miner's production by 75%

With the closing of the Coricancha acquisition, Great Panther expands its operations into Peru. In this interview with The Gold Report, CEO Robert Archer discusses the plans for operating Coricancha, the company's growth strategy and his decision to step down as CEO.

Top gold fund SPDR marks steepest monthly fall in more than 4 years

SPDR Gold Trust, the world's largest physically-backed gold fund, saw its holdings drop more than 7 percent in July, as investors dumped bullion for other assets like equities and led it to its biggest monthly decline since April 2013.

Surprise! Gold prices have beaten the market so far this century

Spot gold finished July up more than 2 percent, its best month since February, when it returned 3.7 percent.

Global demand for gold drops 14 pct in first half of 2017 –WGC

Global demand for gold fell 14 percent in the first half of this year due mainly to a sharp decline in purchases by exchange traded funds, the World Gold Council said in a report on Thursday.

BC won't charge Imperial Metals for Mount Polley dam breach

No charges will be laid under British Columbia’s environmental laws in relation to Imperial Metals Corporation’s Mount Polley tailings-dam breach August 4, 2014.