Silver Mining News

Workers vote to strike at Escondida, world’s largest copper mine

Strike could begin as early as Friday, but will likely be postponed for a five-day government mediation to attempt a resolution.

BC annual mineral exploration conference reflected a turnaround for the industry

Minerals and metals prices are rising, investor confidence in the majors is returning, and those majors are keen to restock depleting minable reserves.

Moon Express ready for first private lunar trip after raising another $20M

The private space exploration firm has enough money to hit the moon by the end of 2017.

Frank Holmes: Time to grab the commodity bull market by the horns

Frank discusses the gold and bond markets and how they have been driven by global uncertainty.

Argentina concludes official register of glaciers in mining areas

Through a quietly released official announcement, the Federal Environment Secretary of Argentina, Sergio Bergman, informed that Argentina’s National Glacier Inventory has just completed a glacier count in the controversial Famatina Mountains.

Newcrest Mining gold output falls, but copper rises

Newcrest's gold production dropped to 614,715 ounces in the quarter ended in December, from 615,498 ounces in the three months immediately prior and 620,691 ounces a year ago.

These 10 mines have the world's most valuable ore

Readers may be surprised to learn that precious metals mines are well behind two uranium cash cows.

World Bank's a gold price bear

Gold price to drop 8% in 2017 according to bank's January Commodities Outlook, but industrial metals face much better prospects.

Gold price: Physical demand from India, China craters

Study shows global surplus of gold jumped to highest since 2005 at the end of last year while worldwide jewellery fabrication is back at 1988 levels.

Barrick’s gold output fell almost 10 percent in 2016

But lower all-in sustaining costs mitigated the impact of decreased production, preliminary full-year figures show.

Fresnillo logs record gold and silver output for 2016

This year, the miner expects to produce 58 million ounces to 61 million ounces of silver and between 870,000 ounces and 900,000 ounces of gold.

Canadian junior Pistol Bay stock just went ballistic and here’s why

Shares were up more than 45% on Tuesday mid-morning after it announced that joint venture partner Rio Tinto will start drilling for uranium at the company's asset in Saskatchewan.

How to profit from Trumponomics

While Trump's election has altered a number of aspects of the economy, investors cannot ignore economic trends that were already in place.

€1bn silver mining company takes stake in fledgling Dublin-based Group Eleven Resources

A €1bn Canadian silver mining company has taken a stake in fledgling Dublin-based zinc explorer Group Eleven Resources.

Trump inauguration: The Trump cabinet picks who may shift US policy

President Donald Trump's picks for his Cabinet appear to back up his campaign pledges to boost US oil and gas production and streamline infrastructure approvals.

Of Presidents and prices: How commodities compare under Trump, Obama

As the book closes Friday, January 20, 2017, on President Barack Obama’s two terms, here are the price averages during his tenure for some key commodity benchmarks, as well as the latest price.

Chile injects $975 million into state-owned copper giant Codelco

Moves is expected to help the copper giant cope with a recently passed law that forces it to give 10% of its revenues to the armed forces.

Troubling contradictions in Trumponomics

Markets are expecting a Trump economic miracle with real GDP growth estimates of 4% per year and more. The cheerleaders cite tax cuts, infrastructure spending and deregulation unleashing a wave of new economic activity. But that's not where growth comes from, argues Rudi Fronk and Jim Anthony, cofounders of Seabridge Gold, as they discuss some basic contradictions in Trumponomics.

Infographic – The history of solar energy, going back to 4,000 B.C.

Harvesting the power of the sun has been a human endeavor since the beginning of civilization.

Dolly Varden: Exploring a high-grade silver district in British Columbia

The Critical Investor examines Dolly Varden Silver, a junior exploration company fully focusing on the Dolly Varden silver district, which is home to several former high-grade silver mines.

Yamana Gold resumes operations at mine in Chile after deal with unions

The strike has not had a significant impact on mine and consolidated production, the company said.

BC court fight over treaty vs mineral rights

Companies claim land transfer is de facto expropriation without consultation.

Mining production increases spell good news for suppliers

For companies servicing the mining sector, project opportunities have declined significantly in the past few years.

Goldcorp shares lifted by 2017 guidance

World number four miner announces ambitious production, reserves and cost-cutting targets.

Here's how you value any gold project

The mining industry is a fascinating space – not only for the fact that almost everything around us comes from mining but also because of the possibility of striking gold with penny stocks that have the potential to turn into a multi-million dollar mine-producing company.