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New Silvertip Mine in northern B.C. set to start construction

MINING.com Editor | June 29, 2015
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About 200 jobs.

Cecilia Jamasmie

Rocket explosion a fresh blow to asteroid mining ambitions

Cecilia Jamasmie | June 29, 2015
Rocket explosion a fresh blow to asteroid mining ambitions

Yesterday's fiasco was the third major failure for America's commercial space industry in less than a year.

Dismal state of TSX-V in two crushing graphs

Frik Els | June 25, 2015
Dismal state of TSX-V in two crushing graphs

Bear market is more than 1,000 days old and nearly 1,200 companies have dropped off the Toronto venture market.

Zambia to slash royalties, reinstate mining tax

Cecilia Jamasmie | June 24, 2015
Zambia to slash royalties, reinstate mining tax

The move puts an end to a nearly nine-month standoff that has hit output and profits in Africa’s second largest copper producer.

Chile may revoke Teck’s copper mine permit over environmental breaches

Cecilia Jamasmie | June 23, 2015
Chile may revoke Teck’s copper mine permit over environmental breaches

Teck is facing sanctions over infractions that include openings in the deposit where the ore is stored and a failure to build sufficient water infrastructure.

Seafloor – the new frontier

CSIRO | June 22, 2015

The mineral riches of the world’s ocean floor are an emerging frontier for mineral resources and innovative new mining technologies.

The go-to junior for a tightening zinc market

CEO.CA | June 21, 2015

There has been a solid but quiet performer in the commodities sector recently. Flying largely under most investors’ radar is zinc, up 3.9% in 2014.

Nicola Mining Inc. enters into a second mining and milling profit share agreement

Marketwired | June 19, 2015

The mill feed is expected to be processed for gold, silver, copper, lead and zinc.

The bugs that boost leaching

CSIRO | June 19, 2015

Bacteria, those microscopic organisms, are among the unlikely heroes for researchers and mining companies working to establish economic methods to access difficult to extract or low value ores.

Chris and Michael Berry: What the boomers got wrong—and right—about natural resource investing

The Gold Report | June 16, 2015
Mining companies lead surge in Canadian IPO market in Q4

The Gold Report, quizzed Chris and Dr. Michael Berry, authors of the Disruptive Discoveries Journal, on how investing has changed over the years in the gold, silver, niche metals and energy space, and what they are investing in today to make sure they survive to see the next cycle.

Mine financing: 2015 off to dismal start

Frik Els | June 11, 2015
Mine financing: 2015 off to dismal start

A third of money raised is destined for Canadian projects while Australia's share of global total drops to only 5%.

Zambia sells stake in state-owned copper miner

Cecilia Jamasmie | June 10, 2015
Zambia sells stake in state-owned copper miner

The country's national pension fund has bought 15.9 million shares of Zambia's Consolidated Copper Mines-Investment Holdings for almost $80 million.

Peru's copper, gold, zinc production rises, silver falls in April

Platts | June 9, 2015

Peru is the world's third-largest copper, zinc and tin producer, it is the second-largest producer of silver and fifth-ranked gold producer. via Peru's copper, gold, zinc production rises, silver falls in April – Metals | Platts News Article & Story.

Momentum: The marker that matters

2014 junior mining forecasts with top analyst picks

The 12 Top Pick companies at the Metals Investor Forum all share an essential trait: momentum. Despite all that the markets have thrown at them, they continue to pragmatically advance their projects towards increased shareholder value.

Safe and efficient asteroid mining

Planetary Resources, Inc. | June 3, 2015

One of the most frequent questions I get is regarding how and where asteroid mining will happen. As in golf, asteroid miners “will play it as it lays.”

Zambia mulls cutting mining royalties even further

Cecilia Jamasmie | June 3, 2015
Zambia mulls cutting mining royalties even further

Mines minister Christopher Yaluma said reducing royalties below the recently revised 9% would make underground mining more cost effective.

US Congress passes bill on space mining

Cecilia Jamasmie | May 22, 2015
US Congress passes bill on space mining

Welcome to the future.

Peruvian discovery may hold ‘hidden pool’ of rare earths

Cecilia Jamasmie | May 19, 2015
Peruvian discovery may hold ‘hidden pool’ of rare earths

Capacscaya also has significant amounts of copper, zinc, cobalt, aluminum and iron ore.

Why Ricardo Carrión and Alberto Arispe are optimistic about mining in Peru

The Gold Report | May 18, 2015
Miners back to work at Peru’s Antamina copper mine

Arispe and Carrión highlight the mining-friendly government, the new production from many sources and point to several juicy projects that lack only the means to further unlock Peru's mineral riches.

Gwen Preston - Resource Maven

News worth noticing

Constantine doubles its Palmer project resource. The Crocodile-Newmarket merger gives a team of heavyweights the foundation for a new midtier producer. Focus Ventures keeps advancing its Bayovar 12 phosphate project.

South32 gets going after BHP investors strong support, sees M&A opportunities

Cecilia Jamasmie | May 6, 2015
South32 gets going after BHP investors strong support, sees M&A opportunities

BHP Billiton shareholders have overwhelmingly voted in favour of the South32 demerger, a spin off that creates Australia’s third-largest mining company.

Survival guide for the mother of all bear markets from veteran bottomfisher John Kaiser

The Mining Report | May 5, 2015
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In this frank assessment of everything from gold and diamonds to potash and zinc, Kaiser Research Online author John Kaiser names for The Mining Report readers the companies that could be swept up in a rush to security of supply.

Outside money starts to pour into mining M&A

Frik Els | May 4, 2015
Report: Outside money starting to pour into mining M&A

Mick Davis hasn't spent a cent of his $6bn, but private money and non-mining players' share of M&A has already doubled in less than three years.

Zinc: The souffle always rises twice

Hallgarten & Company | May 4, 2015
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This is quite a rollercoaster ride. Buckle your seatbelts it’s going to be a bumpy ride.

China is burning through its natural resources

Vladimir Basov | April 26, 2015
Slowdown. What slowdown? China's copper, iron ore imports set records

China is the globe's top mining country, but its alarming reserves-to-production ratio is forcing domestic miners to hunt for deals in the rest of the world.

It’s official: Zambia scales back mining royalties to 9%

Cecilia Jamasmie | April 20, 2015
It’s official: Zambia scales back mining royalties to 9%

The announced changes will be effective on July 1, once parliament has approved them.

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