Silver Mining News

CHART: China's economy growing fastest since 2013

Turnaround in GDP expansion in world's top commodity consumer over the past few months "almost as sharp as in 2009" says new study.

Without China global mining would be smaller than in 2000

TABLE: China's copper demand grew 11-fold in 15 years – the rest of the world shrunk. Sans China, the nickel market would've barely broken a million tonnes.

The world’s mineral industry meets at PDAC 2017

“ Canada is looked to as a leader in mineral exploration and development,”

Gold higher on dollar retreat

A retreat in the US dollar from the previous session's 14-year peak prompted some buyers to hunt bargains.

Innovative Canadian exploration company on the move to discover high-grade zinc, gold and copper

When a mineral processing plant runs out of ore near by, its days are numbered. The capital equipment often becomes nothing more than a tax write-off. The businesses and people that depend on servicing the plant suffer. The continent is littered with ghost towns from booms that went bust.

The most exciting time to be a mining stock investor

The most exciting time to be a mining stock investor is when a exploration company is drilling and awaiting assays.

These were the top Canadian mining topics of 2016

Commodity price recovery; King Coal on the way out; mining tech on the way in — among the most covered issues this year.

Newly found ‘ghost octopods’ at risk from deep-sea mining

This as the creature lays its eggs on the dead stalks of sponges, attached to rocky crusts, which are rich in metals like manganese.

Infographic | 75 years of how Americans spend their money

Consumers are the foundation of the U.S. economy, and how they choose to spend their money is a telling indicator of the overall American economic story.

Eldorado CEO Paul Wright retires, Goldcorp's George Burns takes over

Wright, who joined Eldorado in 1996 and has held several management positions prior to becoming its president and CEO in 1999, will be the company's new chairman.

Ecuador signs key deal with Lundin on Fruta del Norte gold mine

The project, discovered in 2006, is one of the world’s biggest recent gold findings, with reserves estimated at about 4.8 million ounces of gold and 6.3 million ounces of silver.

Oyu Tolgoi resumes copper shipments to China

Move follows extensive talks with Chinese and Mongolian authorities.

New Zealand deep-sea life needs 'better protection' from mining, study shows

Scientist from Victoria University of Wellington says too little is known about the seafloor communities found in in New Zealand's Exclusive Economic Zone.

Fresh shake-up at Rio Tinto in aftermath of bribery probe

Russian-Canadian Vera Kirikova will become human resources group executive while Simone Niven will assume the corporate relations group executive post.

MMG’s Las Bambas copper mine forced to file new environmental plan

The move is part of the new government's strategy to rebuild trust on the project following deadly protests that halted exports from the mine in October.

Win for Barrick's giant South America gold project

Top gold producer's plans to revive giant Pascua Lama gold-silver-copper project on course after Chile rejects community attempts to block revisions.

Capital allocation: Canadian miners' top priority for 2017

With fluctuating commodity prices, the top priorities for Canadian miners next year will be capital allocation, strategic deal making and employing new technology and innovations, a report shows.

Rio Tinto says halt of copper shipments from Oyu Tolgoi ‘a bump in the road’

Chief executive Jean-Sebastian Jacques comments come as the company had to suspend shipments from the Mongolian mine last week.

Barrick Gold brings in new director to regain strength in Latin America

The gold producer said the region will play an increasingly important role in its growth strategy.

Trump's impact on metals and mining in one chart

Interactive: Donald Trump's victory has created winners and (huge) losers for the mining industry.

Big mining's age of austerity far from over

But asset sales will slow says new report.

New Islamic banking rules make gold an accepted investment

Transactions must be fully backed by physical metal and settled on the same day to observe Islam's distinction between real economic activity and speculation.

Yukon's Minto mine looks to bring back laid off workers

A recent bump in the price of copper has Yukon's only operating mine looking to bring back some laid-off workers.

EPA’s proposed financial responsibility rule for miners a ‘job killer’ — industry

Norm aims at ensuring that hard-rock mining companies can pay the costs of cleaning up their mines, says EPA.

Top ten most important mining men in Canadian history – by Stan Sudol

A fitting reflection of the enormous contributions that the mining sector has made to the development of many northern parts of our vast country and unfortunately, are largely ignored by our mainstream media.