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Diamond drillers working the night shift at Mirasol Resources and AngloGold Ashanti’s Claudia joint-venture gold-silver project in Argentina’s Santa Cruz province. Credit: Mirasol Resources.

Mirasol hunts for gold in Argentina, Chile

VANCOUVER — In a hallway at the Sprott Natural Resource Symposium in Vancouver in July, Mirasol Resources (TSXV: MRZ) president and CEO Stephen Nano thumbs through…

Workers underground at Vale's Taquari-Vassouras   potash mine in Brazil. Credit: Vale

Moody’s puts 55 miners on review for downgrade

Moody’s Investors Service has put the credit ratings of 55 mining companies under review due to poor market conditions, noting this downturn marks a “unprecedented shift” for the mining industry.

A panel discussion during the Energy and Mines conference in Toronto in late October, from left: Stephen Letwin, Iamgold's president and CEO; Paul West-Sells, Western Copper and Gold's president and COO; and Valerie Helbronner, partner with Torys LLP. Source: Energy and Mines

Miners weigh in on green energy

Technologies in renewable energy sources such as wind, solar, hydroelectricity and bioenergy are improving, making them cheaper and attractive. However, lower commodity prices and tighter margins are among the barriers miners face when adopting…

US stock indexes fall, Sept. 14-18

The U.S. Federal Reserve’s decision to keep interest rates near zero heightened worries about how weak global economic growth would affect U.S. corporate earnings. Fed Chair Janet Yellen said the impact of the global economic slowdown on…

Mark Bristow (left), Randgold CEO, and Srinivasan Venkatakrishnan, Anglogold Ashanti CEO, at the press conference announcing the Obuasi deal in Ghana. Source: AngloGold Ashanti

Randgold, AngloGold to revive Obuasi

In what would become their third partnership in a decade, Randgold Resources (LSE: RRS; NASDAQ: GOLD) and AngloGold Ashanti (NYSE: AU) have signed an investment agreement to consider setting up a joint venture that would redevelop and operate…

US stocks fall, Aug.17-21

U.S. equities tumbled as investors took in new data signaling a slowdown in China and a report that showed an unexpected rise in U.S. crude stockpiles, fuelling concerns of a global oil surplus. The S&P 500 Index and the Dow Jones…