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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.

Denham Capital's Caroline Donally on private equity in mining

Frik Els | April 17, 2015
Denham Capital's Caroline Donally on private equity in mining

Director of $1bn fund discusses Denham's unique approach, the vibrant parts of the M&A market and what juniors should do to attract capital.

Canadian wins right to sue Silvercorp over ‘false imprisonment’ in China

Cecilia Jamasmie | April 15, 2015
Canadian wins right to sue Silvercorp over ‘false imprisonment’ in China

After a B.C. court rejected a bid by the miner to have Kun Huang’s allegations thrown out.

Asteroid miner puts first demonstration spaceship in orbit

Cecilia Jamasmie | April 15, 2015
Asteroid miner puts first demonstration spaceship in orbit

The Arkyd 3 Reflight (A3R) will spent three month in orbit trying to identify subsystems to explore and prospect for valuable resources on asteroids.

Zambia dumps mining royalty hike, settles at 9%

Cecilia Jamasmie | April 14, 2015
Zambia dumps mining royalty hike, settles at 9 percent

The government intends to set its mining royalties at 9% for both open-pit and underground mines.

Mick Davis first deal to land in Canada: report

Cecilia Jamasmie | April 10, 2015
Mick Davis first deal to land in Canada: report

Davis is said to be finalizing talks with a Toronto-listed miner, in a deal that could kick-off a long awaited buying spree.

Quebec mining fund ready to pull trigger on $1bn investments

Frik Els | April 8, 2015
Quebec fund ready to pull trigger on $1bn mine investments

Quebec's $1 billion Capital Mines Hydrocarbures fund is close to buying equity stakes in mining projects outside iron ore worth as much as $200m a shot.

Canada’s Quebec re-launches less ambitious Plan Nord

Cecilia Jamasmie | April 8, 2015
Canada’s Quebec re-launches less ambitious Plan Nord

The province now expects to attract Cdn$50 billion in investment, down from its 2011 forecast of Cdn$80 billion.

Zambia goes after First Quantum over layoffs

Cecilia Jamasmie | April 3, 2015
Zambia goes after First Quantum over layoffs

Government claims it was not notified according to the law.

IMF in favour of Zambia mining tax changes

Cecilia Jamasmie | March 31, 2015
IMF in favour of Zambia mining tax changes

But the fund warned that only further tightening of fiscal and monetary polices would contain the country's large deficits.

Trevali commences mining at Caribou Zinc Mine in anticipation of Q2 mill commissioning

Trevali Mining Corporation | March 30, 2015

Trevali Mining Corporation (“Trevali” or the “Company”) (TSX: TV; BVL: TV; OTCQX: TREVF; Frankfurt: 4TI) provides a status update on construction and mine re-start activities at its wholly-owned Caribou polymetallic mine and mill complex located in the Bathurst Mining Camp of northeastern New Brunswick, Canada.

Frik Els

Mining private equity: It's Davis or bust?

Frik Els | March 25, 2015
Mining private equity: It's Davis or bust?

Until Mick Davis pulls the trigger on X2's $5.6 billion, wishful thinking and unhealthy skepticism will pervade talk around private equity and mining.

Gwen Preston - Resource Maven

Exciting days at the bottom

codelco 200 million revamp mines feat

The broad bottom is in – and well settled in, seemingly, with at least another summer of sideways markets ahead. But time isn't a bad thing.

Vancouver zinc miner faces fines in Yukon

Business in Vancouver | March 25, 2015
India to auction 54 coal mines

At the end of January, the company announced it was placing the mine in care and maintenance, citing a commodity price crash, and earlier this month was forced to seek creditor protection.

South Africa woes cast doubt on BHP spin-off success

Cecilia Jamasmie | March 23, 2015
South Africa woes cast doubt on BHP spin-off South32 success

There are a number of challenges South32 is likely to face, including potential Black Economic Empowerment ownership concessions and power price hikes.

BHP's South32 spinoff to cost $738m

Frik Els | March 16, 2015
BHP spinoff could be worth $12 billion

Board proposes to give shareholders one share in the $12bn spin-off company for every BHP share owned, but the whole process comes with hefty fees.

After Finland buy, fund seeks met coal, base metal mines

Frik Els | March 16, 2015
After Finland buy, fund seeks met coal, base metal mines

Former Anglo-exec running hedge fund's mining business wants to follow up Talvivaara nickel acquisition with zinc, nickel, copper and coking coal deals.

Tahoe Resources reports strong first production year

Tahoe Resources Inc. | March 11, 2015

Silver produced in concentrate was 5.2 million ounces and 20.3 million ounces during the fourth quarter and year ended December 31, 2014, respectively.

Visual Capitalist

INFOGRAPHIC: Everything you need to know about copper porphyries

Visual Capitalist | March 11, 2015
copper supply

This infographic covers everything you should know about copper porphyries, a deposit type responsible for about 60% of copper, 95% of molybdenum, and 20% of gold produced today.

Goldcorp disappearances raise Mexican mining safety fears

Frik Els | March 9, 2015
Goldcorp disappearances raise Mexican mining safety fears

The probable kidnapping of 4 workers at Goldcorp's Los Filos mine is just the latest in a string of mine incidents in Guerrero, Mexico's most violent state.

Mick Davies’ X2 Resources raises $5.6 billion, ready to buy up assets

Cecilia Jamasmie | March 5, 2015
Mick Davies’ X2 Resources raises $5.6 billion, ready to buy up assets

The former Xstrata boss’ new firm may soon pull the trigger on some big deals at a time of low commodity prices and willing sellers.

Cecilia Jamasmie

BHP pins hopes on spin-off South32

Cecilia Jamasmie | February 24, 2015
BHP pins hopes on spin-off South32

In the second half of 2014 the businesses bound for South32 generated $5bn worth of revenue and almost $890m of earnings before interest and tax.

Zambia eases tax rules, to start refund talks on a ‘company-by-company basis’

Cecilia Jamasmie | February 23, 2015
Zambia eases tax rules, to start refund talks on a ‘company-by-company basis’

The new rules only apply to future payments and not amounts already owed.

VIDEO: Yukon Premier Darrell Pasloski

Michael Allan McCrae | February 13, 2015
Premier of Yukon darrell pasloski

Yukon Premier Darrell Pasloski met with MINING.com at Roundup 2015 in January to discuss the closure of Wolverine Mine. "We are disappointed with the closure. We understand the difficulty with low commodity prices." Pasloski also discusses mine licensing, infrastructure and …

Dundee Precious Metals announces 2014 fourth quarter and annual results and 2015 guidance

Market Wire | February 13, 2015
Mining in 2015: Copper topped

Achieved gold and copper production in the fourth quarter of 49,123 ounces and 14.9 million pounds, respectively, with record production from Chelopech.

Teck's profits drop 22 pct

Michael Allan McCrae | February 12, 2015
coal zinc copper teck profit drops fort hills

"At current exchange rates, each US$1 change in the price of a barrel of oil has an approximate $5 million effect on our operating costs."

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