Silver Mining News

World’s top bullion producer to sell former world’s highest-grade gold mine

The deal was signed between Barrick Gold and Skeena Resources.

Columbus-Nordgold project in French Guiana to move ahead

Before any heavy equipment touches the ground, Columbus and Nordgold have to go through a public consultation and receive required permits.

Ecuador expects $1 billion in mining revenues for 2018

Back in September, the expectation for 2018 was of $488 million in revenues from industrial mining.

Mexican miners reach deal with Canadian company, go back to work

If a deal wasn't reached by December 15, the company was not going to be able to compensate local employees.

CHART: High flying metals to fall back to earth in 2018

Panel of investment banks and research houses forecast declines in copper, zinc, lead and palladium prices in 2018.

Almaden rejects Mexican activists’ accusations surrounding Ixtaca project

A protest action took place in Vancouver the same day Almaden Minerals announced the completion of a social impact assessment for its Ixtaca project in Mexico.

Vancouver-based miner to expand operations in Ethiopia

East Africa Metals submitted two mining licence applications for sites located in the Tigray National Regional State, Ethiopia.

Electronic waste at new high, squandering gold, other metals-study

Raw materials in 2016 scrap worth an estimated $64.61 billion, including metals such as gold, silver, copper, platinum and palladium, U.N.-backed study said.

Argentina’s Don Nicolás gold-silver project goes into production

Initial work at the Santa Cruz site started back in 2009.

Bitcoin's mania parabolic

Bitcoin’s meteoric skyrocketing this year has been astonishing, captivating traders across the globe.

Wisconsin to lift sulphide mining ban

In six months sulphide miners in Wisconsin could be back in business.

Mongolian Gov’t can’t nationalize Erdenet Copper Mine — court

Erdenet, which produces 530,000 tons of ore annually, is one of Asia’s biggest copper and molybdenum mines and a top tax contributor to the country’s $12 billion economy.

Massive Oyu Tolgoi mine to more than double gold production in 2018

Rio Tinto-controlled Turquoise Hill is also predicting costs to fall about 2.8%.

Displaced by mining, Peru villagers spurn shiny new town

The remote town of Nueva Fuerabamba was built to house around 1,600 people who gave up their village and farmland to make room for a massive, open-pit copper mine.

Glencore, Canadian teachers launch mining royalty firm

BaseCore Metals will be independently operated and have its own board of directors.

Rio Tinto appoints one of its own as the company’s new chairman

After a nine-month search, the miner has picked the current leader of the remuneration committee, Simon Thompson, to assume the post in March 2018.

EPA passes on rule covering U.S. hardrock miners' cleanup costs

The agency won't act on a proposal to require hardrock mining companies to show they can afford to clean up their sites.

First Cobalt merges with CobalTech

The company is redeveloping the Keely-Frontier mine, a high-grade mine that produced over 3.3 million pounds of cobalt.

Castle Silver Resources exploration approach is leading it to high-grade cobalt

CSR’s portfolio includes Castle Silver mine located 85km northwest of Town of Cobalt, which produced nearly 300m grams of silver and 376,000lbs of cobalt.

McEwen Mining to speed up Timmins exploration program

The Canadian precious metals producer announced a financing plan consisting of a $10-million bought deal private placement offering of four million flow-through common shares.

Mining salaries ranked for geologists, metallurgists and the C-suite

Two-thirds of miners increase head count in '17

Barrick Gold just bought more than $9 million worth of shares in this junior

The non-brokered private placement gives Barrick about 15% of Reunion Gold Corporation (TSX-V:RGD), which has interests in four different projects in South America’s North Atlantic coast.

Canadian miner to survey property using Long Wave Infrared Imaging

Tasca Resources says the new technology is a significant advancement in exploration tools, particularly when it comes to developing potential exploration targets.

Lumina Gold raises $20M to advance projects in Ecuador

Originally planned to raise $15M.

Luxembourg, Japan team up to explore and mine space resources

The five-year cooperation agreement covers the exchange of information and expertise on the exploration and mining of out-of-earth resources.