Gold Mining News

Colombian police dismantle highest illegal gold mine in the country

The mine was located on a 2,800-metre high mountain.

Workers to ramp up strike action at Canadian mine in Mexico

Union leaders say that the arrival of 100 officers of the Mexican Armed Forces to the mine spurred the protesters' anger.

Zonte Metals acquires iron oxide copper gold project

According to the company's CEO, exploration is expected to start shortly in the form a ground magnetic survey over portions of the project.

South African communities to join mining charter review case

Lobby group is seeking judicial review of new Mining Charter, which places extra levies on companies and raises requirements for black ownership.

Gold’s long-term analogies

In today’s analysis, we feature two analogies to the previous situations in gold which should make it clearer what’s likely to be seen in the coming months.

Fresnillo jumps after HBSC upgrades rating to 'buy'

HSBC referred to the company as a “sector leader at a discount”.

UN urges miners to better regulations needed to prevent disasters

According to the UN Environment Program's latest report, most of the 40 significant mine waste accidents in the past decade have involved dams or other storage areas that failed.

Gold rises for third day after US inflation data

U.S. bond yields fell despite solid U.S. economic data that reinforced expectations that the Federal Reserve will press ahead with increases to U.S. interest rates.

Glencore, Canadian teachers close to launch mining royalty firm

The Swiss commodity giant is reportedly finalizing a $700-million deal with the Ontario Teachers’ Pension Plan to create a new base-metals royalty vehicle.

This is how GroundTruth’s drones to drills program works

According to Shawn Ryan, the technology reduces the environmental footprint, as well as the human resources needed on the ground.

Metallic Minerals CEO talks about Yukon project

Greg Johnson explained why the Keno Hill Silver District is considered one of the best mining jurisdictions in Canada.

Rick Rule on value investing: "Price is what you pay, value is what you get"

I had the chance to sit down once again with Rick Rule, CEO of Sprott U.S. Holdings.

Planetary Resources readies asteroid mining technology for Dec. launch

The Arkyd-6 spacecraft includes core technology that will be used in the company’s asteroid exploration program.

Here's what to expect in terms of Eldorado Gold exploration projects

Canadian gold miner provides an update on exploration activities completed to date in 2017.

Former Xstrata CEO Mick Davis may become Rio Tinto new chairman

The mining veteran could face competition from internal candidates, including former head of UK gas company Centrica, Sam Laidlaw, who now sits on Rio’s board.

Strike shuts down Harmony's Kusasalethu gold mine

Starting on Friday, workers did not go work in protest for the firing of six leaders of the Association of Mineworkers and Construction Union.

Venezuela’s Mining Arch in the spotlight again

New reports highlighting the environmental dangers posed by mineral exploitation at the Mining Arch have emerged, as Venezuelan officials try to convince Alrosa to invest in the project.

Freeport Indonesia reopens main supply route to mine after shooting

The latest violent episode and temporary closure had no impact on production at the world’s second-biggest copper mine.

Osisko's hybrid model could be the future of gold streaming

MINING.com talks to Sean Roosen, Chair and CEO of Osisko Gold Royalties about the future of the company and the gold royalty and streaming sector.

Mysterious gold trades of 4 million ounces spur price plunge

Friday on the Comex in New York, almost 40,000 contracts traded in a span of 10 minutes. That triggered a sell-off, sending prices down as much as 1 percent.

Asia Gold-India wedding demand lacklustre as buyers await price dip

"Wedding season has started, but demand is poor compared to last year," said Ketan Shroff, managing director of Mumbai-based bullion dealer Penta Gold.

Why prospect generators: an interview with Brent Cook

Prospect and project generators are often overlooked by speculators in the natural resource space, Brent Cook says in Proven and Probable interview.

Indonesia warns of tough response after Papuan rebels threaten Freeport

Indonesia's military said on Friday it was prepared to take tough measures against rebels who have threatened to "destroy" mining operations of Freeport-McMoRan Inc in the eastern province of Papua in their struggle for independence.

BHP needs 120 new workers at its Olympic Dam in Australia

The mining giant will add those jobs during the next 12 months.

Negative divergence in the gold stocks

After a severe selloff, precious metals have enjoyed a bit of a respite.