Silver Mining News

Canada's Gran Colombia Gold resumes operations at strike-hit Segovia mine

While production in August was below normal due to the ongoing disruptions to the company’s operations, Gran Colombia expects to meet its annual production guidance for 2017 of 150,000 to 160,000 ounces of gold.

Gold prices near 12-month high

Gold prices jumped to their highest in almost a year as a weaker dollar and escalating tensions between the United States and North Korea

10% of Mexico’s territory available for mining

Active mining concessions add up to 25,716

Ecuador expects $488 million in revenue from industrial mining

The Lenin Moreno government has recently granted 237 mining concessions to private companies

Peru to auction $2 billion Michiquillay copper project in November

The massive project is expected to process close to 80,000 tonnes of copper ore a day.

Canada’s Trevali among world’s top zinc producers with Glencore mines buy

Acquisition makes of the Canadian miner one of the few multi-asset, low-cost global zinc producers.

Greece to begin arbitration process over Eldorado mine plans next month

Government said it expects to settle its differences with the Canadian miner, which is developing the Skouries and Olympias projects in northern Greece, where it also operates the Stratoni mine.

SolGold on a roll in Ecuador, extends mineralization at Cascabel

The Cascabel project is located in the northern portion of the Andean copper belt in Ecuador, renowned for hosting almost half the world’s copper known reserves.

Brazil judge blocks decree allowing mining in Amazon

Federal judge Rolando Spanholo said opening the area known as Renca to mining can only be done by an act of Congress under the constitution.

Romania wants former mining city of Rosia Montana to be pulled from UNESCO list

Move could mean good news for Gabriel Resources' long-stalled namesake gold project.

Worker dies at Eldorado Gold Skouries project in Greece

Contractor employee was struck by a branch from a falling tree, resulting in fatal injuries.

US to extend ban on mining near Yellowstone national park

US Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke wants to speed up a two-year review of mining on more than 30,000 acres just north of the park.

Peru's Buenaventura seeks partner for arsenic copper project

The company plans to locate the installation next to its existing Rio Seco manganese plant in the Peruvian province of Huaral.

Brazil to redo Amazon mining decree after criticism

Brazil's government will revise a decree that opened up a vast mineral reserve in the Amazon rainforest to mining responding to overwhelming criticism.

Guatemalan court backs Tahoe’s Escobal mine suspension

Together with reevaluating its previous multi-year guidance, the company is now reviewing the financial impact of the mine suspension to its longer term capital and exploration programs.

Silvercorp expands mineralized veins by drilling and tunneling at the TLP and LME Mines, Ying Mining District, China

Silvercorp Metals Inc. is pleased to report results of the first half of its 2017 exploration programs at the TLP and LME mines, Ying Mining District, Henan Province, China.

World’s top 10 silver mines

Only six of the top 20 producers are primary silver miners. The polymetallic ore deposits from which silver are recovered account for more than two-thirds of the world's silver resources.

Six precious metal explorers that may hit it big this summer

Summer is the season for drilling, and with the uptick in the precious metals market since 2016, companies are finally able to have the budgets to properly explore their prospects, says Brien Lundin, editor of Gold Newsletter.

Silver producer moves newly acquired Argentinean projects forward

Andrew Kaip, an analyst with BMO Capital Markets, reviewed this senior mining company's Q2/17 financial highlights and project milestones.

Argentina confirms charges for Barrick employees over 2015 cyanide spill at Veladero

Court of appeals says charges of “pollution, negligence and malpractice" still in place for 8 of 9 people.

BHP commits $2.5bn to extend life of Spence copper mine in Chile

Project will extend the life of its Spence copper mine in Chile by over 50 years, at a time when copper prices have reach their highest levels since late 2014.

Gold rush in Nicaragua — production doubles in little over 10 years

Last year, the nation produced over 267,000 ounces of gold, significantly more than the 109,200 ounces it generated in 2006.

Bitcoin can’t match gold as inflation hedge: Morgan Stanley

Though it is better than bullion and probably even better than conventional fiat currencies as a medium of exchange.

Artisanal miners’ protests heat up in Colombia

They are protesting against expansion plans by Zandor Capital, a subsidiary of Canadian-based Gran Colombia Gold, and also in opposition to Bill 169

Precious metals nearing breakout

The outlook for precious metals has changed quite a bit over the last month.