Volume 103 Number 15 July 24 – August 6, 2017

An undated photo of the camp at NovaGold Resources' Donlin Gold project in Alaska, now a joint venture with Barrick Gold. Credit: NovaGold Resources.

Top 10 Canadian-based gold developers

Gold exploration and development is enjoying a boom again, and Canadian juniors are leading project advancement at home and abroad. The following are the top-10,…






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:…



Arizona Mining chief operating officer Don Taylor (left) and geologist Jack Mueller with drill core at Arizona Mining's Hermosa zinc-lead-silver project in Arizona. Credit: Arizona Mining.

Arizona Mining hits big 
at Taylor Deeps

VANCOUVER — The latest batch of drill results from Arizona Mining’s (TSX: AZ) Hermosa zinc-lead-silver project, 81 km southeast of Tucson, Ariz., could change how the company…