First Quantum's Kansanshi provokes mixed reaction

VANCOUVER — An updated technical report filed by First Quantum Minerals (TSX: FM; US-OTC: FQVLF) on its 80% owned Kansanshi copper operations, 10 km north of Solwezi, Zambia, sent analysts scrambling to lower target share prices for the...
Jul 27, 2015

Batero Gold targets CB Gold in friendly deal

Less than a month after rejecting a hostile takeover offer from Red Eagle Mining (TSXV: RD; US-OTC: RDEMF), CB Gold’s (TSXV: CBJ) board of directors is recommending to shareholders that they accept a takeover offer from Batero Gold Corp....
Jul 27, 2015

Gold price fall may trigger another round of writedowns

Data recently published by Wood Mackenzie illustrates that at US$1,100 per oz. gold, about 10% of current gold mine production is uneconomic on a total cash cost plus sustaining capex basis.
Jul 24, 2015

Teck chugs along amid weak coal prices

Teck Resources (TSX: TCK.B; NYSE: TCK) posted decent second quarter results, but analysts remain cautious about the diversified miner’s path forward, amid weakening coal markets.
Jul 24, 2015

Brazil Resources to buy Whistler project in Alaska

In a letter to shareholders earlier this year, Amir Adnani, chairman of Brazil Resources (TSXV: BRI; US-OTC: BRIZF), stated that the company’s strategy since its initial public offering in 2011 had been “to take advantage of the...
Jul 22, 2015

Editorial: Mitsubishi comes clean on WWII slave labour 

Japan’s Mitsubishi Materials Corp. is showing corporate courage by formally apologizing for using American prisoners of war as forced labour at its mines and industrial complexes during World War II — the first Japanese company to...
Jul 22, 2015

Commentary: Fulfilling CSR goals without violating anti-corruption laws 

Corporate social responsibility (CSR) is increasingly important to successful business operations. Yet CSR initiatives are often developed without attention to possible liability under anti-corruption laws. 
Jul 22, 2015

Sugar Zone could be even sweeter, Harte Gold's Roman says 

Development is picking up speed at Harte Gold’s (TSX: HRT; US-OTC: HRTFF) Sugar Zone deposit, 60 km east of the Hemlo gold camp near Wawa, Ont., with a major financing, recent bulk sampling and toll-milling deals.
Jul 22, 2015

Lake Shore steps into M&A fray with Temex bid 

VANCOUVER — Ontario-focused Lake Shore Gold (TSX: LSG; NYSE-MKT: LSG) has been one of the better turnaround stories over the past year, and now the company is looking to grow further. Lake Shore is spending $25 million on...
Jul 22, 2015

Tasman's Norra Karr on top of Europe's wish list 

VANCOUVER — The global rare earth element supply crisis in 2010 served as a “wake-up call” to businesses and governments, and future supply “poses supply security concerns,” according to a recent study commissioned...
Jul 15, 2015

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