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Australian firm wants Yukon Zinc's Wolverine mill

Frik Els | July 27, 2015
Australian firm wants Yukon Zinc's Wolverine mill

Brisbane-based Minquest says buying plant of bankrupt zinc miner could save it $150m–200m to bring nearby copper project into production.

Teck credit rating at risk due to poor commodity price

Business in Vancouver | July 24, 2015
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Teck Resources Ltd. (TSX:TCK.B)(NYSE:TCK) reported increased profit in 2015’s second quarter but as commodity prices slide, the company sees a greater risk of its credit rating being demoted from investment-grade.

Coal slump hits Teck’s profit, output forecast

Cecilia Jamasmie | July 23, 2015
Coal slump hits Teck’s profit, output forecast

The Vancouver-based miner profit fell 21% in the quarter, making it adjust its 2015 coal production forecast to 25-26 million tonnes from 26.5-27.5 million tonnes.

Stefan Ioannou's ways to ride the next zinc and nickel waves

The Gold Report | July 16, 2015

Base metals prices are feeling the undertow but Stefan Ioannou, mining analyst with Haywood Securities, says that this is temporary—and that investors may not have to wait long for the next wave of higher zinc and nickel prices.

Planetary Resources' first spacecraft begins testing asteroid prospecting technology

Cecilia Jamasmie | July 16, 2015
Planetary Resources' first spacecraft begins testing asteroid prospecting technology

The Arkyd 3 Reflight (A3R) will spent its three-month orbiting mission sending back data to a group of scientists based at the firm’s headquarters in Redmond, WA.

Zambia mining industry says new rules to scare investors, deter local processing

Cecilia Jamasmie | July 16, 2015
Zambia mining industry say new rules to scare investors, deter local processing

The Chamber of Mines wants the government to reconsider its decision to hike corporate income tax rate on mineral processing from 30% to 35%, which came in effect July 1.

China panic crushes mining stocks

Frik Els | July 7, 2015
China panic crushes mining stocks

Billions wiped from mining sector as gold, silver prices fall and copper, iron ore prices plummet to 2009 levels amid Chinese stock market collapse.

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

Sunday'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.

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