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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.

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.

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.

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INFOGRAPHIC: Everything you need to know about copper porphyries

Visual Capitalist | March 11, 2015
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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
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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."

'Diamonds really did save the Northwest Territories' – mines minister

Michael Allan McCrae | February 6, 2015
david ramsay minister mines northwest territories

"We've seen a lot of people who were involved with the initial diamond rush in the early 90s come back to us."

Stefan Ioannou: Bottom-fishing opportunities in base metals, especially zinc

The Mining Report | February 3, 2015
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That reaction to the copper price drop was probably overdone in terms of the response of the equities and their valuations.

Yukon Zinc in legal tussle with contractor

Michael Allan McCrae | February 3, 2015
british columbia supreme court yukon zinc procon wolverine mine

Embarrassment and financial harm.

Here is how metal-eating bacteria may make asteroid mining profitable

Cecilia Jamasmie | January 29, 2015
Here is why metal-eating bacteria may make asteroid mining profitable

The technique, known as biomining, is already being tested here on Earth as a sustainable treatment of ores and mine waste.

Yukon Zinc temporarily closing Wolverine Mine

Michael Allan McCrae | January 27, 2015
Mining in 2015: Zinc price with zing

Some crew will be assigned to care and maintenance.

Zambia’s new leader to keep polemic mining tax

Cecilia Jamasmie | January 26, 2015
Zambia’s new leader to keep polemic mining tax

Newly elected President Edgar Lungu wants to keep mining royalties at 20%, as opposed to the 6% companies were paying a month ago.

Kosovo miners return from underground, ending 3-day strike

Andrew Topf | January 26, 2015
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Hundreds of miners in Kosovo are back on shift following a three-day work stoppage to protest against the Kosovo government, which backtracked on an earlier decision to take control of the Trepca mining complex.

Baja Mining's long-delayed and almost dead El Boleo finally reaches production

Cecilia Jamasmie | January 23, 2015
Baja Mining's long-delayed and almost dead El Boleo finally reaches production

Red metal output at the mine, over 18 months behind schedule and $750 million over budget, is expected to ramp-up by July.

Peruvian rare earth discovery richer than initially thought

Cecilia Jamasmie | January 22, 2015
Peruvian rare earth discovery richer than initially thought

Geology consultants leading the project found the rare earth claim has the highest range of rare earth metals in Peru.

Fortuna Silver slumps 9% despite impressive drilling in Mexico

Frik Els | January 21, 2015
Fortuna Silver slumps 9% despite impressive drilling in Mexico

Analyst downgrade sinks shares of Vancouver-based owner of fast-expanding polymetallic mines in Peru and Mexico.

Which commodity horses will be up and which down on Joe Reagor's merry-go-round?

The Mining Report | January 20, 2015
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Metals are like horses in a merry-go-round, believes Joe Reagor of ROTH Capital—as some rise, others fall.

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