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Eric Coffin: Base metals or precious metals

With the Yuan devaluation, interest rate hikes, and stock market volatility, Eric Coffin explores what commodities merit your investment dollars.

China factory data roils copper stocks – Freeport falls 9%

Billions wiped from mining sector as Chinese manufacturing activity contracts to a six-and-half year low.

Glencore may be forced to shut down giant zinc mine in Australia

The Northern Territory Chief Minister has threatened to close Glencore's McArthur River operation if the miner does not improve its environmental practices.

Declining silver price weighs on Hecla's quarter

Net loss of $26.8 million, or $0.07 per share

Byproduct of metal price meltdown is a higher silver price

70% of silver is mined as a byproduct – gold, base metal mine closures and declining capex will push silver market into deficit this year says new report.

Mine purchase and cleanup doesn't please enviro group

A US$2.6 million water treatment system from AZ Mining.

Planetary Resources' first spacecraft begins testing asteroid prospecting technology

The Arkyd 3 Reflight (A3R) will spent its three-month orbiting mission sending back data to a group of scientists based at the firm’s headquarters in Redmond, WA.

Rocket explosion a fresh blow to asteroid mining ambitions

Sunday's fiasco was the third major failure for America's commercial space industry in less than a year.

Nicola Mining Inc. enters into a second mining and milling profit share agreement

The mill feed is expected to be processed for gold, silver, copper, lead and zinc.

How Silvercorp invests in China

Silvercorp Metals Chairman and CEO revealed his strategies to become profitable in the Asian giant

Safe and efficient asteroid mining

One of the most frequent questions I get is regarding how and where asteroid mining will happen. As in golf, asteroid miners “will play it as it lays.”

Chile regulator seeks sanctions against Lundin’s Candelaria mine

Inspections that took place between 2013 and 2014, revealed 16 infractions, nine of which were considered very serious.

US Congress passes bill on space mining

Welcome to the future.

China is burning through its natural resources

China is the globe's top mining country, but its alarming reserves-to-production ratio is forcing domestic miners to hunt for deals in the rest of the world.

Asteroid miner puts first demonstration spaceship in orbit

The Arkyd 3 Reflight (A3R) will spent three month in orbit trying to identify subsystems to explore and prospect for valuable resources on asteroids.

Vancouver zinc miner faces fines in Yukon

At the end of January, the company announced it was placing the mine in care and maintenance, citing a commodity price crash, and earlier this month was forced to seek creditor protection.

Tahoe Resources reports strong first production year

Silver produced in concentrate was 5.2 million ounces and 20.3 million ounces during the fourth quarter and year ended December 31, 2014, respectively.

INFOGRAPHIC: Everything you need to know about copper porphyries

This infographic covers everything you should know about copper porphyries, a deposit type responsible for about 60% of copper, 95% of molybdenum, and 20% of gold produced today.

Stefan Ioannou: Bottom-fishing opportunities in base metals, especially zinc

That reaction to the copper price drop was probably overdone in terms of the response of the equities and their valuations.

Yukon Zinc in legal tussle with contractor

Embarrassment and financial harm.

Here is how metal-eating bacteria may make asteroid mining profitable

The technique, known as biomining, is already being tested here on Earth as a sustainable treatment of ores and mine waste.

Yukon Zinc temporarily closing Wolverine Mine

Some crew will be assigned to care and maintenance.

Kosovo miners return from underground, ending 3-day strike

Hundreds of miners in Kosovo are back on shift following a three-day work stoppage to protest against the Kosovo government, which backtracked on an earlier decision to take control of the Trepca mining complex.

Fortuna Silver slumps 9% despite impressive drilling in Mexico

Analyst downgrade sinks shares of Vancouver-based owner of fast-expanding polymetallic mines in Peru and Mexico.