Silver Mining News

Seabed mining approved in New Zealand despite environmentalists’ concerns

Trans-Tasman is now allowed to recover resources from the country’s Exclusive Economic Zone

Snow, soil and trees could help detect mineral deposits in Canada

A team of geologists is using a series of techniques to identify halogens, commonly associated mineral deposits, in organic materials

McEwen grows gold production 50% with Timmins buy

Toronto-based gold miner acquires Black Fox mining complex in northern Ontario from Primero Mining for $35m.

Tahoe ceases dividend and suspends company-wide guidance due to uncertainty in Guatemala

The Vancouver-based miner seems to be handling the situation well, as officials announced Wednesday that balance sheets "remains strong"

Peruvian Conga gold mine to stay closed until further notice

The Peruvian giant is focusing on extending the working life of the Yanacocha gold mine

AbraPlata hires Canadians and Australians to undertake PEA at Diablillos

The junior miner wants Toronto’s Roscoe Postle Associates and Perth’s GR Engineering Services to undertake a Preliminary Economic Assessment of its Diablillos silver-gold project

More than 21,000 mining jobs on the line in South Africa

Workers call the situation "a jobs bloodbath"

BHP presses for cheaper power ahead of Olympic Dam mine expansion

BHP Billiton is looking for ways to shore up power supply and bring down power costs at its Olympic Dam copper mine in Australia, as it plans to expand following a string of electrical outages, the mine's head said on Friday.

Greece to kick off arbitration process over Eldorado Gold’s project

Authorities seek to settle differences with the Canadian miner over Skouries, one of the gold projects the firm is currently developing in northern Greece.

Argentina’s Supreme Court to hear case on Barrick's mine

A federal court in Argentina has ruled that the country's Supreme Court should evaluate the government's request to suspend operations at Barrick Gold Corp's Veladero mine

Sprott completes sale of Canadian diversified assets

Sprott Inc. announced today that it has successfully closed the previously announced sale of its Canadian diversified asset management contracts to a management led group.

Caterpillar in search of new CFO as Halverson to retire next year

Brad Halverson has spent nearly three decades with the mining and construction equipment maker.

LBMA shines a light on the gold in London's vaults

This is the first time the London Bullion Market Association makes such data public.

Anaconda positive about drilling results in Nova Scotia

Multiple occurrences of visible gold and assays with high-grade tenor were observed in their five-hole diamond drill program

Silver Standard is now SSR Mining

Silver Standard Resources Inc. is pleased to announce that we have filed a notice of alteration to change our name to SSR Mining Inc. effective August 1, 2017.

Concern in Mexico over gold exploration near nuclear plant

Vancouver-based Candelaria Mining was allowed to continue exploration at the Caballo Blanco gold project

Lucky Minerals allowed to explore for gold near Yellowstone National Park

The Vancouver-based company plans to explore an area located within the privately-owned St. Julian mine claim block

Fresnillo silver, gold output jump on San Julian ramp up, higher ores

For the three months to June 30, silver production totalled 14.5 million ounces, a 12% rise from last year, while gold output was 223,000 ounces, up 2.7% from a year earlier.

Caterpillar earnings beat estimates, shares hit five-year high

It now expects adjusted earnings per share to come in at $5, significantly higher than the $3.75 it had forecast just three months ago and almost doubled the $2.90 it had originally projected for the year.

Luxembourg shoots for the stars with fresh space mining deal

The country's ultimate objective is to have its own space mining agency by the end of the year.

BHP $2.5bn expansion of Spence copper mine in Chile approved

Company will make a decision on the plan in August.

Peru hit by nationwide mining strike; govt says situation ‘under control’

The indefinite labour action involves 56 unions, which are protesting a government’s proposed reform they see as "anti-workers".

Clean energy transition to increase demand for minerals — World Bank

Big winners will be aluminum, copper, lead, lithium, manganese, nickel, silver, steel, and zinc and rare earth minerals such as indium, molybdenum, and neodymium.

Rio Tinto axes iron ore export forecast for the year

It also revised down its expected share of hard coking coal for the year to between 7.2 to 7.8 million tonnes from 7.8 to 8.4 million tonnes.