Silver Mining News

Potential 2019 El Niño poses risks to some South American mining regions

El Niño could impact countries such as Brazil, Colombia, and Ecuador that heavily rely on hydroelectric plants to generate.

Benchmark extends Phoenix in Golden Triangle

The company drilled 730 metres across seven holes.

Cryptocurrencies vs precious metals – which are more energy-intensive to mine?

New research reveals that cryptocurrency mining expends significantly more energy compared to the mining of natural resources.

Murchison Minerals triples land holdings in Saskatchewan

Murchison now controls 221.8 km2 of mineral rights over a strike length of approximately 29 kilometres.

Pretium Resources gold output at Brucejack falls short of estimates

Its Brucejack underground mine in British Columbia generated 376,000 ounces of gold last year, or 97% of the expected production.

Silvercrest nears new resource at Las Chispas

The latest results from a phase three infill drill program come from two of 13 new infill holes at the Area 51 zone of the project’s Babicanora vein.

Porter project yields 819 g/t for Strikepoint Gold

Canada-based Strikepoint Gold has completed 4,304 metres of diamond drilling from surface last year at the historic Porter and Silverado mines.

San Marco sees positive results from exploration program in Mexico

There is a porphyry copper-molybdenum-gold system at the Espiritu SMR property.

Centamin gold output falls 13% in 2018 on decline at flagship mine

The company produced 472,418 ounces of gold at its Egypt-based Sukari mine last year, compared to 544,658 ounces in 2017, due to disruptions and lower grades at the operation.

Pan American Silver shareholders approve Tahoe Resources acquisition

Tahoe shareholders also approved the arrangement.

Vancouver miners merge to lead exploration in Mexico

Defiance Silver Corp and ValOro Resources completed a friendly merger.

Top 3 reasons to avoid running project cost estimates in-house

There are real costs associated with conducting project cost estimates in-house.

Activists file securities complaints against Vancouver miners

The complaints come six days ahead of a special shareholders meeting on January 8.

Irving Resources granted drill permit in Japan

Last October, Irving sampled high grade quartz vein float at Omu.

Centamin reshuffles board amid production hitches at Sukari mine

Josef El-Raghy had moved from executive chairman to chairman, as the search for a successor continues.

New Year's resolutions for miners: SEC updates disclosure requirements

Companies should start preparing for when the rules come into effect.

MINING.com top 10 most read in 2018

The attention of the mining industry has shifted.

Defiance Silver and ValOro Resources stocks soar on merger

At market close on Friday, Defiance Silver’s stock had jumped 25% and ValOro Resources’ stock was up 33%.

Teck Resources invests in Sun Metals’ Stardust project

The company reports the region hosts a large geological endowment and supports numerous operating mines.

Human activity creates 208 new mineral species

Study shows mining has sparked "unparalleled inorganic compound diversification" like rabbittite at Lucky Strike, Utah and a handful found on smelter walls

Mining innovation helps lead BC’s economy into high-tech future

BC risks a contraction of the mining sector of the economy by not taking concrete, immediate action while competitors advance initiatives of their own.

Freeport Indonesia has new mining permit valid to 2031

The permit given to PT Freeport Indonesia is valid up to 2031, and could be extended another ten years.

ePower Metals buys Magenta cobalt project in Mexico

Magenta hosts numerous high-grade cobalt/gold/silver/nickel vein and skarn style deposits.

Wisconsin court rejects lawsuit over Aquila Resources wetlands permit

The lawsuit was brought by the Menominee Indian Tribe of Wisconsin against the US Environmental Protection Agency.

Bravada and OceanaGold announce JV on Nevada Highland project

The Highland project consists of 102 Federal lode claims for a total of 825 hectares and is located along the Walker Lane Gold trend.