Silver Mining News

INFOGRAPHIC: Which States get the most Chinese investment?

Today’s infographic comes from SCMP, and it shows where Chinese overseas investment has been going, with a particular focus on the United States between 2000 and 2016.

Alaska approves key permit for Pebble copper-gold mine, with conditions

Permit allows Northern Dynasty to work in the area for the next 12 months, but it includes requirements for state inspections, as well as an unprecedented $2 million guarantee as back stop for exploration clean-up.

Water scarcity, pollution to take shine off Latin American mining sector

In addition to raising costs for miners and delaying certain projects, the focus on the amount of water used by the extraction industry in the region will boost social pressure and anti-mining sentiment, experts say.

Gran Colombia Gold goes after the South American nation in $700 million lawsuit

The lawsuit is against the government's order to Gran Colombia Gold to halt its Marmato project until it has further consulted with local residents.

Oreninc Index jumps

ORENINC INDEX - Monday, April 10, 2017

Buy precious, sell base (metals)…..

Precious metals expert Michael Ballanger explains why he believes base metals are overbought and precious metals, especially silver, are set to appreciate.

BC mining financing dropped 40% in 2016

The mining industry still received 29% of the Canadian province’s top-grossing corporate financing deals.

Erdene Resource moving forward with flagship project in Mongolia

While the company had other projects in the country, the Bayan Khundii gold project went from greenfield prospect to being its main asset in roughly nine months.

Barrick confirms selling half of Veladero to Shandong Gold for $960 million

Deal will also see the two firms looking at jointly developing the nearby Pascua-Lama gold, silver and copper project and evaluating additional investment opportunities in the area.

Gold finds strong support from negative real rates

In case you haven’t already noticed, inflation has been steadily creeping up since July. In February, the most recent month of available data, consumer prices advanced at their fastest pace in five years, hitting 2.7 percent year-over-year.

Chinese buying 50% of Barrick Veladero, Pascua Lama-report

Veladero could fetch more than $1 billion despite operational setbacks.

Escondida strike less damaging to Chile’s copper output than thought — report

Experts expect the country, which accounts for more 30% of the world's copper supply, to produce 5.4 million tonnes of the metal in 2017, slightly down from the 5.5mnt it yielded last year.

INTERACTIVE MAP: World's top 10 gold deposits

Together these giant orebodies contain reserves worth $796 billion at today's gold price.

Jim Rogers is bullish on Russia, and I know why

Tom Beck, editor of Portfolio Wealth Global, says if he's learned one thing in the markets, it is that Jim Rogers never misses a big long-term investment thesis, and that Rogers has basically told investors to "forget China, buy Russia."

Warning signs in precious metals

As the second quarter begins, the warning signs for precious metals are mounting.

This firm may make coal’s future a lot brighter

Australia’s Dotz Nano has found a new use for coal that could be a welcome boost to the dying industry, particularly in the US.

Freeport’s Cerro Verde copper mine resumes normal operations

The news follows the end of a historically long 43-day strike at BHP Billiton’s Escondida, the world's biggest copper mine in neighbouring Chile.

Precious metals are in alignment for a major ascent

Precious metals expert Michael Ballanger discusses silver's recent price performance and why he believes precious metals are in alignment for a major ascent.

Argentine provincial Gov’t orders Barrick to halt operations at Veladero

Measure is temporary, pending more information on what happened and the possible consequences of the new incident, San Juan’s governor said.

Escondida mine replaces top exec after failing to reach deal with workers

Appointment comes barely a week after the mine, operated by BHP Billiton, failed to secure a wage deal with 2,500 workers after a 43-day strike.

El Salvador becomes first country to ban all metal mining

Lawmakers have approved a broad-range ban on mining, which only excludes coal, salt and other non-metallic resources.

Southern silver reports high-grade results at Cerro Las Minitas

Recent drilling at Southern Silver's flagship Cerro Las Minitas project in Mexico shows higher grade silver than previous drilling.

Six charts screaming buy gold

We are now 297 trading days into a bull market on the TSX Venture Exchange

Fresh ‘incident’ at Barrick’s Veladero mine in Argentina

A local government spokesman said a pipe carrying a “rich mixture” of gold and rocks came lose on Tuesday night, but no official information has been disclosed.

Miners to spend $21 billion on exploration by 2025

Equipment and services suppliers will have to wait at least another year until they can fully feel the impact of this trend, says CSA Global — the world's second-largest mining sector consultancy.