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Skeena intersects 22.59 g/t gold over 14.33 metres at Eskay Creek

Canadian company announced the final gold-silver assays from surface drilling…

Rio Tinto, Calibre enter Nicaragua exploration deal

Rio has entered an option agreement on Calibre's Borosi project.

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Melkior intersects 13.25 metres grading 5.10 g/t gold, Carscallen Gold Project, Ontario

Melkior Resources Inc. announced assay results from six new holes from the 2011 diamond drill program on its 100% owned Carscallen gold project, located 5 kilometres west of the Timmins Gold Deposit and recent Thunder Creek gold discovery. All holes intersected multiple intervals of anomalous gold mineralization; the highlight was hole CAR-71-2011, which intersected one of the widest, high-grade gold intercepts to date from the property and returned 13.25 metres at 5.10 g/t gold from the Shenkman Zone at a vertical depth of 200 metres.

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China’s massive appetite for commodities sparks concern

China’s massive appetite for commodities is creating concerns for the global economy, the environment and workers in other countries. In a series of reports, VOA is looking at the economic power modern China wields. Chinese government and company officials are signing agreements at a dizzying pace around the world, including in places where few other foreigners invest.

Bear Creek will fight for silver mine in Peru

Canada’s Bear Creek Mining Corp. threatened legal action Monday after the Peruvian government cancelled the company’s plans for a silver mine in the country’s southern highlands. The Vancouver-based company said it hoped a political solution could be found, but that it would "vigorously defend" its rights.

Investors don’t like Golden Minerals, ECU Silver merger

A merger between Quebec-based ECU Silver Mining and Golden Minerals of Chicago announced on Friday had investors scrambling for the exits on Monday with the two companies at one point trading down 3.9% and 7% respectively on a generally bad day for silver stocks. The combined company worth over $600m with extensive assets in South America will keep its headquarters in Golden, Colorado and the Golden Minerals name and will be headed by Golden CEO, Jeffrey Clevenger.

Viking Minerals reports on pre-drilling and geological mapping details of QFP dyke and mineralization at its Nevada gold and copper property

Viking Minerals commenced the review of pre-drilling and geological mapping of its South Dolly Varden gold / copper claims in Elko County, Nevada. This mapping is to facilitate a resolution of the zones of mineralization outlined by the surface geochem and rock samples and the 3,000 foot delineated coincident Induced Polarization (IP) anomaly with the intersection of the diamond drill core holes.

Calibre drills 9.31 g/t gold and 336.06 g/t silver over 3.90 metres at the Riscos De Oro gold-silver property

Calibre Mining announced final assay results for the completed 9 hole, 2500 metre diamond drill program at its 100% owned Riscos de Oro gold-silver property in north east Nicaragua. The results are highlighted by hole RD11-016 that intersected 3.61g/t gold and 518.44g/t silver over 3.68 metres (14.41 g/t AuEq1,2) and hole RD11-017 that intersected 9.31 g/t gold and 336.06 g/t silver over 3.90 metres (16.31 g/t AuEq1,2). Read the full news release here. Photo is from Calibre Mining.