Silver Mining News

Pretium plans 40% increase in Brucejack throughput, shares jump

The Brucejack mine and mill are increasing throughput to 3,800 t/d from 2,700 t/d over the course of the year.

Alacer releases updated PFS for Turkey project

The PFS outlines a mine life of 11 years and total recovered metals of 345,000 ounces of gold, 8 million ounces of silver, 254 million pounds of copper and 626 million pounds of zinc.

Two injured, two others missing after mudslide at Freeport's Grasberg mine

Mining operation is running normally despite the incident, says the company.

Premier to acquire polymetallic property in Mexico

The San Felipe property is located 55 kilometres from the company's Mercedes mine in Sonora.

Sable expands Margarita with best intercept to date

The company is targeting the project’s Margarita Vein, where it recently drilled the project’s best intercept to date.

Royal Canadian Mint releases three new bullion coins

The pieces include double-incuse Gold and Silver Maple Leaf bullion coins and its newest "Call of the Wild" bullion coin, which features a moose.

Researchers learn to produce borophene on a gold surface

Borophene is the atom-flat form of boron. The findings constitute a step toward practical applications like wearable or transparent electronics.

Northern Vancouver Island’s mineral potential to be surveyed

According to Geoscience BC, every time its team runs projects like this one, new investment comes into the region at hand.

Alexco tables PFS for Keno Hills in Yukon

The project contains more than 30 million probable oz. silver.

Maverix to buy most of the silver from Ascendant’s Honduran mine

The Vancouver-based company will make an advance payment of $7.5 million for the right to purchase 22.5% of the silver produced from El Mochito mine.

Appointment notices: Kirkland Lake Gold, Nemaska Lithium, and Skeena Resources

Kirkland Lake Gold chairman Eric Sprott has announced his retirement, effective after the annual meeting on May 7.

Chile's Codelco to boost production at El Teniente copper mine

Output increase would position the mine, which produced 465,000 tonnes of the red metal in 2018, among the world's five largest copper operations.

Australia launches Critical Minerals Strategy 2019 focused on innovation and tech

The plan puts emphasis on emphasis on agritech, aerospace, defense, renewable energy and telecommunications.

The mining industry has had it easy for far too long — opinion

Industry and congressional opposition to altering the mining law have combined to make it maddeningly difficult to reform. This may be changing.

World’s largest copper producer brings AI to its mines

The move is part of an aggressive transformation of the Chilean state-miner, which is looking at adding fresh technologies to revitalizing some of its century-old mines.

Galantas to increase gold processing at its Northern Ireland mine

The miner is targeting production of 2,000 to 2,500 troy ounces of gold concentrate per month.

Buyer of Newmont Lake property must have funds to support exploration program: Romios

Crystal Lake Mining is supposedly undertaking a private placement financing to fund the exploration program.

OceanaGold walks away from exploration projects in Argentina

Two years, $4.5 million later, the Australian miner concluded results to date don't meet its expectations.

Hudbay Minerals granted final permit for $1.9B Rosemont copper mine

The operation is expected to be the third-largest copper mine in the U.S., employing about 500 people and accounting for approximately 10% of the country’s total copper production.

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.