Silver Mining News

Medgold preps for 2019 drilling, re-interprets prospect at Tlamino

The company will drill 5,000 metres at its Tlamino gold project in southern Serbia.

BHP steps up efforts to win battle for Ecuador’s copper riches

The world’s largest miner has signed an earn-in and joint venture deal with Canada’s Luminex Resources over the Tarqui copper project.

Wheaton Precious Metals exceeds 2018 production guidance, declares dividend

Wheaton exceeded production guidance for gold, silver and palladium by 5%, 9% and 41%, respectively.

Champion Iron hunts high grade zones at Powderhorn

The company says the data acquired in 2017 and 2018 demonstrates the presence of a 50-metre thick zinc-bearing unit with several high grade lenses.

Continental tables resource at Buritica’s BMZ1

The company recently closed a $175 million financing package that it will use on mine construction and start-up.

Silver demand in India set for 4-year high on farm cash payout

Silver prices in India have been relatively stable for the last two years, and are about half their 2011 peak.

Kinross takes 9.7% stake in Wolfden Resources

The two companies will form of a committee to explore Wolfden’s Pickett Mountain volcanogenic massive sulphide (VMS) deposit in Maine.

'Radical’ foes, red tape lob doubt into Ecuador mining quest

Ecuador has tethered its economic fortunes to a burgeoning mining industry. Now it just needs to get bureaucrats and community leaders on board.

Taxes and royalties paid by Australian miners equivalent to Federal Government education spending

Aussie miners paid A$30.6 billion in company tax and royalties in 2017-18.

Rio Tinto rejects push by activist shareholders to reveal emission targets

Miner has hit back at a push to make it more accountable for carbon emissions produced by its customers, including Chinese steel makers.

Global Exploration Snapshot: The Americas, West Africa and Australasia remain popular

A look at eight majors and juniors exploring for gold worldwide.

Silvercrest upgrades resource at Las Chipas ahead of PEA

The project now contains 1 million indicated tonnes grading 6.98 grams per tonne gold and 710.6 grams silver.

Value of British Columbia's mining M&As rebounded after 2017’s decline

A 272.9% increase since 2014 has driven the median M&A deal value to its highest level in six years.

Northern Dynasty raises $10 million to develop Alaska Pebble project

The current resource estimates indicate the asset holds 57 billion pounds copper, 71 million ounces gold and 345 million ounces of silver.

Seabridge boosts resource at Iron Cap

The project now contains 423 million indicated tonnes grading 0.41 gram gold per tonne, 0.22% copper, 4.6 grams silver and 41 parts per million molybdenum.

Canadian miner ready to drill at centenary Arizona gold project

The US Bureau of Land Management approved Arizona Silver's Notice of Intent to start exploration drilling on the Philadelphia project.

Russia's Polymetal says its ore, gold reserves rose in 2018

Polymetal increased its ore reserves by 15 percent last year to 24 million ounces of gold equivalent.

Salary not top priority for mining jobseekers – Study

Out of 800 people polled, 40% prioritize work-life balance.

Crystal Lake hits mineralization at Newmont Lake in BC

Highlights from the drill program include 58.5 metres grading 0.31% copper, 0.27 gram gold per tonne and 1.41% silver.

Rathdowney Resources names Whittington president, CEO

Whittington was president and CEO of Farallon Mining until its sale to Nyrstar in 2011 and later of Northern Vertex Mining.

Kootenay Silver nearly triples financing after acquiring two new projects in Mexico

Mapping and sampling completed by Kootenay of mineralized veins exposed at surface returned grades of up to 692 g/t silver.

Global Mineral Professionals Alliance launches tailings initiative

The members of the Alliance agreed on the urgency of examining tailings from the perspective of disposal and closure.

All but two Canadian provinces approve Minerals and Metals Plan

Ontario and Saskatchewan say the plan falls short in growing Canada’s reputation as a world leader.

Equity markets sour on junior mining sector – report

Global financing earmarked specifically for exploration more than halved last year and now represents less than a quarter of the 2012 peak.

Miners flock to Toronto as gold buyout buzz spreads

"Low-cost, mid-tier gold producers ... are going to get bought regardless of what's happening in the big ones."