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Dia Bras confirms discovery of a large disseminated silver zone at its Cusi property

TORONTO, ONTARIO--(Marketwire - Nov. 15, 2011) - Dia Bras Exploration Inc. (TSX VENTURE:DIB) ("Dia Bras" or the "Company") is pleased to report that exploration drilling from the surface at Promontorio mine (Figure 1: http://diabras.com/files/media/a20ec_figure1.pdf) combined with underground channel and bulk samples from drifting in the Promontorio mine continue to identify wide zones of disseminated silver mineralization, confirming the discovery of a new zone with large tonnage potential.

Ivanhoe Mines announces financial results and review of operations for the third quarter of 2011

Overall construction at Oyu Tolgoi continues to advance on budget and reached a 54.4% level of completion at the end of Q3'11. Key elements of the project, including the concentrator complex, primary crusher and tailings-thickening ponds, remain ahead of schedule. Total capital invested in the project to the end of Q3'11 was approximately $3.2 billion. Facilities required for first ore production in mid-2012 remain on schedule and commercial production is expected to commence in the first half of 2013.

Indians switch to bars and coins as festival jewellery sales plummet 25 – 30%

The Economic Times reports gold and diamond jewellery sales across India fell by 25-30% in grammage terms during Diwali due to rising gold prices and a noticeable shift to coins and bars, said a leading industry body which represents 300 000 jewellers. India is world's number one gold jewellery market and the sales figures can be seen as a setback for the industry. In August the World Gold Council said despite a higher gold price, Indian demand grew 38% during Q2 2011 compared to the same period of 2010 and will continue to expand for the rest of the year.

Nautilus now has $155 million kitty and all its green permits for undersea mine

Nautilus, the first company to explore the ocean floor for polymetallic seafloor massive sulphide deposits, announced on Friday it has completed the quarter with a cash balance of $155.1 million, after successfully raising $70.5 million in the first tranche of a $98.1 million capital raising. The final tranche of C$27.6 million was received in October. The capital raising involved the issue of approximately 39 million shares at C$2.52 per share. Nautilus is developing its first project at Solwara 1, in the territorial waters of Papua New Guinea, where it is aiming to produce gold, copper and silver. The company has been granted all necessary environmental and mining permits. Nautilus also holds approximately 600,000 square kilometers of highly prospective exploration acreage in the western Pacific, in PNG, the Solomon Islands, Fiji, Vanuatu and Tonga, as well as in international waters in the eastern Pacific.

Investors see more David than Goliath in new resource estimate

Treasury Metals (TSE:TML) failed to generate excitement this week from news that it has doubled the resource estimate at its Goliath gold project near Dryden, Ontario. The stock barely moved on Wednesday, opening and closing at $1.05. It was down around 5 cents in mid-day trading on Thursday.

Minera Andes announces $6.8 million net income in Q3 and US$45 million in cash

Minera Andes, an exploration company looking for gold, silver and copper in Argentina, announced net income of $6.8 million in Q3 compared to a $5.6 million loss during the same period a year ago. The company also reported that it has US$45 million in cash as at September 30, 2011 with no debt. The company, which has a 49% ownership interest of the San José Mine, attributed the gain to high gold and silver prices.

Bear Creek Mining’s stock marches up 23 percent in anticipation of feasibility study

In the last month Bear Creek's stock (CVE:BCM) has gained 23% to $5.06 a share in anticipation of the company's feasibility study for the Corani silver-lead-zinc deposit. The company says that the study will be released in early November. The pre-feasibility study said that the Corani project could produced up to 10 million ounces of silver per year. "Additionally, the Corani project is well endowed with both lead and zinc, so by-product credits will result in low or negative cash costs per ounce of silver," stated the company.

Silvercorp increases dividend by 25%; announces second quarter dividend of CAD$0.025

VANCOUVER, BRITISH COLUMBIA--(Marketwire - Nov. 9, 2011) - Silvercorp Metals Inc. (TSX:SVM)(NYSE:SVM) ("Silvercorp" or the "Company") today announced that its Board of Directors has increased the amount of its quarterly dividend by 25%, from CAD$0.02 per share (CAD$0.08 annualized) to CAD$0.025 per share (CAD$0.10 annualized). The Company first began paying dividends in 2007 with an annual dividend of $0.05.