Articles by Trish Saywell


Puma Exploration technician Yvan Ringuet at the Murray Brook VMS project in New Brunswick, 60 km west of Bathurst. Credit: Puma Exploration.

Puma beats staking rush in NB

Puma Exploration (TSXV: PUM) has been active in northern New Brunswick’s  Bathurst mining camp for more than a decade, but stepped up its involvement last…






TSX rises, July 10-14

Canada’s central bank raised its overnight lending rate by a quarter-percentage-point to 0.75% from 0.5%–the first interest rate hike in seven years. “Growth is broadening…






Dominion Diamond’s Ekati diamond mine in the Northwest Territories, in 2016. Geologists say that high temperature and pressure 55 million years ago in the Lac de Gras region’s Archean-aged crust set the stage for diamond creation. Credit Dominion Diamond.

Top 10 Canadian-based diamond companies

Canada is the fifth-largest diamond producer in the world, according to the Mining Association of Canada. Last year two new diamond mines came into production:…





Banro's Twangiza gold project in the Democratic Republic of the Congo. Photo by Banro.

Banro navigates risk in the DRC

The Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) is often described by miners as “elephant country” — a metaphor for a land filled with extra-large mineral…