Mexico Mining News

Newstrike intersects 230.95 meters of 7.51 g/t Au at Ana Paula Project, Mexico

Newstrike Capital Inc. (TSX-V:NES) is pleased to announce additional drill results from the company's 100%-owned Ana Paula Project, Guerrero Gold Belt (GGB), Mexico. The reported drill holes represent a cross section of targets from ongoing widely spaced step out and infill drilling that continues to intercept gold mineralization over multiple mineralized horizons.

Fresnillo says Q1 silver dipped but gold production at record

Fresnillo Plc (FRES.L: Quote), the world's largest primary silver producer, said silver output declined in the first quarter, although gold production rose to a record. The Mexican precious metals miner (FRES.MX: Quote) said silver production fell 2.2 percent to 10.1 million ounces, including output from the Silverstream agreement, on lower ore grades at the Fresnillo mine.

Veolia announces mine equipment deals in Mexico and Brazil

Crown Solutions, a Veolia Water Solutions & Technologies company, is to supply the initial equipment for a new Water Treatment Plant (WTP) to Coeur Palmarejo in Mexico. The Palmarejo mine is an operating silver-gold mine in the […]

Mercator Minerals acquires Creston Moly Corp. for C$195 million

Vancouver-based Mercator Minerals has acquired Creston Moly Corp. in a stock and cash deal amounting to C$195 million, Mercator announced Tuesday in a press release. Under the arrangement, Creston shareholders will receive 0.15 of a Mercator common share and $0.08 in cash, for each common share of Creston — representing a respective 43% and 40% premium on the companies' share prices as of market close on Friday.

Azure Minerals signs $13M copper exploration joint venture with Japanese state company

Azure Minerals, a Mexico-focused precious and base metals explorer, said today it has entered into an agreement to form a joint venture with a Japanese state-owned corporation to explore the El Tecolote Project in Sonora, Mexico. According to the press release, Japan, Oil, Gas and Metals National Corporation (JOGMEC), a Japanese state-owned entity, will spend $US5 million over three years, in order to earn a 51% interest in El Tecolote. The company can earn another 19% stake by spending a further $8 million, which would take its total equity in the project to 70%.

International Minerals updates reserve and resource estimates at Pallancata Silver Mine

International Minerals Corporation (TSX: IMZ) (SWISS: IMZ) reports updated mineral reserve and resource estimates for the Pallancata silver mine, Peru, jointly owned by IMZ (40% interest) and Hochschild Mining plc ("Hochschild", 60% interest) based on information supplied by Hochschild, the mine operator, as of December 31, 2010.

Arian Silver intercepts high-grade silver at San Jose

Arian Silver Corporation (TSXV: AGQ) (AIM:AGQ) (FRANKFURT: I3A), a silver exploration, development and production company with a focus on projects in the silver belt of Mexico, is pleased to report assay results from a further 11 holes recently drilled at its 100%-owned San Jose Property in Zacatecas State, Mexico.

Gammon Gold buys Capital Gold: BIV

Shareholders of New York-based Capital Gold (TSX:CGC) have approved a merger with TSX-listed Gammon Gold, BIV Business Today is reporting. The approval takes Timmins Gold Corp. out of the picture as a potential buyer of Capital Gold:

Grupo Mexico railroad merger approved

A Mexican tribunal ruled in favor of Grupo Mexico in its fight to merge its two railroad units, throwing out a complaint by competition authorities, the company and the antitrust regulator said on Monday. Grupo Mexico (GMEXICOB.MX: Quote), which owns copper mines in Mexico, Peru and the United States, also operates Ferromex, Mexico's largest railroad company. In 2005, Grupo Mexico bought another rail line, Ferrosur, through a subsidiary.

Newstrike Drilling Expands Gold Mineralization at Ana Paula Project Intercepts 52.63 Meters of 6.9 g/t Gold

Newstrike Capital Inc. (TSX-V:NES) said drilling continues to intercept and expand on the gold discovery at the company's 100%-owned Ana Paula Project, Guerrero Gold Belt (GGB), Mexico. Step-out drilling continues to intercept multiple mineralized intervals in all drill holes completed to date, and has expanded the area of mineralization to 700 by 1100 meters.

Great Panther Silver Reports Annual Net Profit of $5 Million

Great Panther Silver increased its profits by one third over last year, the TSX and NYSE-listed company reported on Wednesday. Revenues were $42.2 million in 2010, a 33% increase over the previous year. Fourth-quarter profits were $13.8 million, up 40% from the same period in 2009.

Timmins raises bid for Capital Gold

Timmins Gold (TSX-V:TMM) has sweetened a takeover deal for Capital Gold (TSX:CGC) just days before Capital’s shareholders vote on a merger with another company, according to a report in BIV Business Today: On Tuesday, the Vancouver-based gold producer upped its offer for Capital Gold by US$0.25 per share. The increased offer provides Capital shareholders with a total consideration of US$5.89 per share, valuing the New York-based gold producer at approximately $361 million.

Capstone returns to profitability

Capstone Mining made a dramatic move into the black last year, earning a US$72.6 million profit compared to a loss of $18.3 million in 2009. Revenues grew from $250 million in 2009 to $310 million last year. The Vancouver-based company had US$192.4 million in the bank at the end of the year, up from $118.4 million the year previously.

Cerro acquires Mexican silver project

Cerro Resources NL (ASX:CJO)(TSX-V:CJO) has completed its previously announced acquisition of the Namiquipa Silver Project in Mexico from Minera Tasmania S.A. de C.V. Under the Dec. 13 share purchase agreement, Cerro will acquire all of Minera's shares in consideration for 30,000 shares of Cerro. The transaction is expected to close this Friday.

Brigus Gold considering options for Mexican gold project

Brigus Gold (BRD.TO: Quote) plans to sell or set up a joint-venture for its gold project in southern Mexico, in a move to focus on its main assets in Ontario and Saskatchewan, said Chief Executive Wade Dawe.

Great Panther Silver increases mineral resources at Topia Mine, Mexico

Great Panther Silver Limited has updated its mineral resources at the company's 100%-owned Topia silver-gold-lead-Zinc mine in Durango, Mexico. The 2011 mineral resource estimate, by Vancouver-based Roscoe Postle Associates (RPA), comprises measured & indicated ("M & I") mineral resources of 171,000 tonnes at 864g/t silver, 1.56g/t gold, 7.53% lead and 4.37% zinc (7.44 million silver equivalent ounces), a 36.3% increase over the 2009 resource estimate.

Nonferrous minerals exploration rebounds 45% to second-highest total on record

Responding to rising metals prices and more stable markets, most mining companies increased exploration budgets in 2010. The result was a 45% increase in estimated worldwide nonferrous metals exploration spending over 2009. Regionally, Latin America (led by Mexico, Peru, Chile, Brazil, and Argentina) was the top exploration destination in 2010-a position it has held for the better part of two decades-while Canada was the top country overall. Gold was the leading target, attracting more than half the global exploration budget total, with copper a distant second.

New Gold has record year

New Gold had their best year in 2010, with increased production and declining costs resulting in record earnings and cash flow, the B.C.-based company said on Friday. Consolidated revenue for the year was $530 million compared to $324 million in 2009, which the company attributed to higher production rates and elevated gold prices. Earnings from mine operations jumped 129% to USD$203 million, compared to $89 million in the previous year.

Fresnillo CEO says 2010 best year in company's history

The combination of increased production, strong cost control and metal prices made 2010 the best year in Fresnillo's history, says CEO Jamie Lomelin.

Endeavour Silver Expands Indicated and Inferred Silver-Gold-Zinc-Lead Resources at the Parral Project in Chihuahua State, Mexico

Endeavour Silver Corp. (TSX:EDR)(NYSE Amex:EXK)(DBFrankfurt:EJD) released today an NI 43-101 resource estimate for its Parral Project located adjacent to the city of Hidalgo de Parral in Chihuahua State, Mexico. The indicated and inferred resources were […]

Despite Mexico's silver output growth, Peru still #1 in silver mining:Mining Ministry

Peru's Ministry of Energy and Mines says Peru ranks third in global mining exploration investment, behind Canada and Australia.

Production up and costs down at New Gold

New Gold was up 2.20 percent on the TSE on Wednesday morning after announcing record production and lower cash costs. The mid-sized miner, with properties in the United States, Mexico, Australia, Canada and Chile, said […]

Mexico’s newest emerging silver resource

If you believe in the adage ‘mines are made, not discovered’ then the time has come to turn your attention to Kootenay Gold Inc. TSX.V – KTN.

Xtierra Inc. one of TSX Venture’s best kept secrets

Xtierra (TSX.V:XAG) has to rank among the TSX Venture’s best kept secrets. With the advanced Bilboa silver-zinc-lead project in Zacatecas, Mexico in feasibility with a 140 million ounce silver equivalent resource, and trading at a market cap of $14 million, the disparity between the reality and the should-be makes this a nearly too-good-to-be-true story.

Alamos Gold’s Mulatos mine in Mexico posts 5% Q4 production fall

With Q4 production of 45,800 ounces at its Mulatos mine brought annual gold production down well below expectations expressed earlier in the year. CEO says year was ‘challenging' for Mulatos.