Silver Mining News

Capital-starved mining sector creates 'buyer's market' for investors

Smaller mines and developers who previously found capital through retail investors in public markets are increasingly turning to specialist investors.

Skeena strikes high-grade gold at Eskay Creek

Drill results returned high grades: up to 10 grams per tonne gold equivalent at 45 metres.

ICMM introduces innovation roadmap for cleaner mining vehicles

Following two innovation summits between ICMM members and suppliers, a governance model for collaboration has been designed.

Silver Range stacks two high-grade gold prospects in Nevada

Exploration at the Loner and the Black Star properties was first carried out at the beginning of the 20th century.

Cantex drills spectacular base metal grades at North Rackla

Say “North Rackla” and think of very good base metal grades.

Scotiabank fights back after defections with new metals hires- sources

Scotiabank's Mocatta metals arm has for years been the world's biggest lender to the physical precious metals industry.

Silver boosts treatment for brain-eating bug

The precious metal can help save lives.

Azimut, SOQUEM make major discovery at Munischiwan

Gold-copper-silver mineralization discovered at Azimut’s Munischiwan property in the James Bay region.

Canadian miner’s project in Mexico halted by Hurricane Willa

Hurricane Willa made landfall on Mexico's Pacific coast as a Category 3 on October 23, 2018.

Pan American Silver to pay $2 million for interest in Mexico’s Sandra-Escobar Project

The project sits on top of the Mexican Silver Trend.

Fresnillo falls as it cuts full-year silver output guidance again

The miner, which is the world's largest primary silver producer and Mexico's second largest gold company, revised silver output guidance down to between 62 million ounces and 64.5 million ounces from a range of 64.5 million to 67.5 million earlier.

The fed, the dollar and precious metals

Interview with Brien Lundin - President of Jefferson Financial

Caterpillar plummets after flagging tariffs-triggered high material costs

The world's no.1 heavy machinery maker reported third-quarter earnings that topped analysts’ estimates, but said the ongoing trade dispute resulted in $40 million in extra costs for materials in the period.

Greatland finds copper, silver and gold at Australia project’s Scallywag target

Precious metal minersaid the target represents "a high priority" for further exploration given its large size.

Wolverine Mine could be sold soon

The mine has been closed since 2015 after Yukon Zinc lost over $100 million in each of the three years it was in production.

Idaho reaches deal over abandoned silver-lead mine

The state may have a major cleanup ahead at the abandoned Triumph silver and lead mine.

New PEA suggests Ascendant could reduce operating costs at El Mochito

Ascendant is in the middle of a 30,000 metre infill drill program at El Mochito as it tries to increase mine life and reserves.

Scotland closer to having its first commercial gold mine

Scotgold Resources has submitted the last application to secure planning permits for its Cononish project, near Tyndrum.

Hochschild Mining raises annual production target

Hochschild Mining Plc on Wednesday raised its annual output target and forecast lower mining costs, as its Inmaculada mine in Peru produced higher grade ore.

Rio Tinto delays start of Oyu Tolgoi expansion due to technical issues

First production from the $5.3 billion underground expansion of Oyu Tolgoi was originally scheduled for early 2020.

Europe to spend billions on lithium-ion battery plants

The goal is to reduce reliance on batteries from Asia, particularly China and South Korea.

B.C’s historical Kootenay-Boundary district mining region gathers attention

Golden Dawn Minerals, KG Exploration Inc. and GGX Gold Corp. are among the companies setting foot in the area.

US develops new gold-silver alloy for military use

A new gold-silver alloy was created with the idea of lightening the load and enhance the power of devices used by soldiers.

Chile environmental court orders Barrick to close Pascua-Lama gold mine

The operation was put on hold in 2013 due to environmental issues, political opposition, labor unrest and development costs that ballooned to $8.5 billion.

Unloved gold sector regains shine with mergers, price spike

Darren Blasutti, President and CEO of Americas Silver says interest in the sector is picking up and that his company’s recently announced acquisition of Pershing Gold is a good example of that.