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Iran earthquake kills 30, dangerously close to nuclear reactor

Anthony Halley | April 9, 2013
Major uranium deposits find to fuel Iran’s nuclear program

Southern Iran sits atop the active Arabian and Eurasian tectonic plates.

Oil prices could drop substantially: An interview with Michael Levi

Oilprice.com | December 11, 2012

There's been plenty of talk about potentially radical US foreign policy changes as a result of the shale boom. While one shouldn't expect any dramatic US foreign policy move away from the Middle East, factors are influencing a greater focus on Asia. Only one thing is certain in this transforming world: The shale boom is real and the implications are many and difficult to predict.

Santa Rosa residents protest against Goldcorp, Tahoe Resources

BrightWire News | December 10, 2012

Santa Rosa residents in Guatemala gathered in front of the Canadian Embassy last week to protest against the mining projects of GoldCorp in San Marcos and Tahoe Resources in Santa Rosa.

Miranda Gold, Agnico-Eagle terminate Ester Dome, Alaska project

BrightWire News | September 28, 2012

Miranda Gold Corp. said its has received a notice of termination of the exploration agreement with option to joint venture with Agnico-Eagle, on Miranda's Ester Dome project in the Fairbanks mining district of Alaska.

The bottom line on gold, the dollar, and the euro

Casey Research | September 14, 2012

One of the points we've made several times over the last year is that traders stuck in an old paradigm are frequently selling gold for the wrong reasons

Vale to postpone developmental projects

BrightWire News | September 13, 2012

Vale said it will delay projects in the conceptual phase of development as the company copes with the economic climate.

Is US energy independence just a pipe dream?

Marc Howe | August 30, 2012
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Energy security experts Kevin Massy and Govinda Avasarala write that the Republican Party's long-vaunted goal of domestic energy independence may be little more than a pipe dream in economic terms.

Republican Party will 'rein in EPA' to pursue domestic energy independence

Marc Howe | August 29, 2012
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The Republican Party's 2012 Party Platform says it will 'rein in the EPA' in the pursuit of domestic energy independence and push for the development of coal, oil and natural gas reserves as well as nuclear energy.

China snaps up US assets

Marc Howe | August 28, 2012
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China's overseas buying spree continues unabated, with companies upping the pace of their US asset purchases.

Delaware court upholds $2bn Southern Copper judgment

Marc Howe | August 28, 2012
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Delaware's highest court has upheld a decision by a lower court to award $2 billion to Southern Copper Corp (NYSE:SCCO) following Southern's overpayment for Minera Mexico.

Hong Kong's 'Dr. Doom' says global recession a 100% 'sure thing'

Marc Howe | August 24, 2012
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Hong Kong-based economist and investor Marc Faber said on Thursday during an interview with CNBC's Closing Bell that a global recession is a 100% 'sure thing'.

Republicans put return to gold standard on table

Marc Howe | August 24, 2012
Gold up on disappointing US payrolls data

The USA's Republican party is giving serious consideration to making a return to the gold standard a part of its official policy platform.

Central banks double last year's gold buys

Michael Allan McCrae | August 17, 2012
Investors, speculators leaving gold market in droves

Central banks demand for gold in the second quarter reached 157.2 tonnes, a record high and more than double last year's Q2.

Copper snaps four day losing streak on upbeat EU growth data, strong US retail sales

Marc Howe | August 14, 2012
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Copper prices snapped a four-day losing streak on Tuesday following the release of EU growth data ahead of expectations and strong US retail sales data.

Consol's conveyor calamity

Joshua Zapf | July 30, 2012
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'Structural failure' at CONSOL Energy's mine and preparation plant in Pennsylvania has the company reporting that the Bailey and Enlow Fork mines could be fully impacted for the next two weeks.

Funeral company brings fresh meaning to the phrase 'diamonds are forever'

Marc Howe | July 30, 2012
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A US company is providing a novel new service to the recently bereaved by converting the remains of deceased loved ones into one of the world's most imperishable substances – genuine diamonds.

Midway Gold announces unit offering

While the price and number of units to be offered has not yet been determined, the proceeds will be used to pay for administrative fees and increase working capital.

Nevada’s Relief Canyon Mine: a look at its rich history; a view into its golden future

Dorian Issock | June 14, 2012
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Located in Northwestern Nevada, along the southern edge of the Humboldt Range, lies the Relief Canyon Mine. Situated 110 miles northeast of Reno and 16 miles east / northeast of Pershing County’s Lovelock, the gold mine lies dormant.

Millrock and Vale enter option agreement concerning the AUDN copper-gold Porphyry project, Alaska

Vale is providing funding to Millrock for research and exploration along the Alaska Peninsula porphyry belts. Vale may earn 65% interest by expending US$3.5 million for exploration on the project over a three-year period.

Royal Bank of Canada sued for 'wash trading'

Cecilia Jamasmie | April 3, 2012
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The U.S. Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC) filed a lawsuit against Canada's Royal Bank (TSX:RY) yesterday, saying it engaged in hundreds of millions of dollars in sham futures trades to reap tax benefits on its holdings of company stocks.

US coal-fired power: What the gas boom started, Obama has just finished off

Frik Els | March 27, 2012
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The closures and the dearth of new builds are as much a function of new environmental impact laws as it is of the US gas boom, which has sent natural gas prices to decade lows.

Entree Gold upgrades and expands resources at Ann Mason

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"With over 5 billion pounds of copper estimated at the indicated level and another 3.5 billion pounds estimated at the inferred level, Ann Mason should now be recognized as a significant deposit in one of the best mining jurisdictions in the world."

Stornoway signs impacts and benefits agreement for the Renard Diamond Project

Stornoway Diamond Corporation (TSX:SWY) is pleased to announce that it has entered into an Impacts and Benefits Agreement for the Renard Diamond Project with the Cree Nation of Mistissini ("CNM") and the Grand Council of the Crees (Eeyou Istchee) / Cree Regional Authority ("GCC(EI)/CRA").

Riding the graphite bull

Andrew Topf | March 27, 2012
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Chris Berry, founder of Mountain Partners asset management company, provided an interesting summary of the graphite space while speaking at the recent Graphite Express Conference in Vancouver.

Japan looks to Canada as new source of natural gas

Cecilia Jamasmie | March 26, 2012
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Japan and Canada have formally agreed to launch negotiations on a bilateral free trade agreement (FTA) to eliminate import tariffs on most products and cooperate on developing energy resources, including natural gas and minerals, reports Platts.

Knight Piésold to open office in Colombia

Mining.com | March 26, 2012

Knight Piésold Consulting, an international engineering and environmental consulting company, is pleased to announce the appointment of Mr. Andrew Markle as Regional Manager of Knight Piésold Consultores S.A.S., Knight Piésold’s operations in Colombia.

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