Silver Mining News

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.

Anglo Asian soars after boosting reserves at Ugur gold project

Azerbaijan's top gold producer will begin production there next month.

Ancient coins show how empire shifted from Carthage to Rome

A study of Roman coins has shown how the defeat of Hannibal and the Carthaginian empire led to coinage spreading across the Roman Empire from silver mines in Spain.

Sabre rattling props up gold

"Military solutions are now fully in place, locked and loaded".

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.