Claim Post develops Manitoba frac sand

After two years of careful groundwork, Toronto-based junior Claim Post Resources (TSXV: CPS) is well on its way to becoming a provider of premium white silica sand proppant to the oil and gas industry in the U.S. and Canada.
Jul 29, 2014

'Fourteen holes, fourteen hits' for Fission at PLS

VANCOUVER – Fission Uranium (TSXV: FCU) hit mineralization in every one of the first 14 holes of its summer drill program at Patterson Lake South (PLS), continuing a drilling success story that has delineated shallow, high-grade uranium...
Jul 28, 2014

Waterton boosts Chaparral bid

VANCOUVER – Five months after first bidding for Chaparral Gold (TSX: CHL), Waterton Global Resource Management has increased its offer for the Nevada gold explorer.
Jul 25, 2014

Low coal prices cut into Teck's profits

VANCOUVER – Teck Resources' (TSX: TCK.B; NYSE: TCK) second quarter profit fell to $72 million, down more than 70% compared to the same quarter last year because of low coal prices.
Jul 24, 2014

Kennady Diamonds expands drill program at Kennady North

Encouraging results from its Kennady North diamond project in the Northwest Territories have Kennady Diamonds (TSXV: KDI) doubling its summer drill program, adding a third drill, and rethinking the potential size of the project.
Jul 24, 2014

Atac reveals positive PEA for modest gold mine at Tiger

Yukon gold explorer Atac Resources (TSXV: ATC) has completed the first economic study for its Rackla gold project — a positive preliminary economic assessment on the oxide portion of the project’s...
Jul 23, 2014

Editorial: Barrick goes CEO-less, doubles down on presidents 

Three months after Peter Munk’s retirement from Barrick Gold, we’re already getting a look at the post-Munk Barrick, and the picture is volatile and a little strange.
Jul 23, 2014

EPA may veto Pebble over water risk

VANCOUVER – The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) says it might employ a little-used veto power to block development of the Pebble mine in Alaska’s Bristol Bay, the latest twist in a long battle over the proposed mine.
Jul 21, 2014

Frac sand 101: The grains explained  

VANCOUVER — Horizontal drilling and fracturing technology have unlocked vast reservoirs of oil and gas from shale basins across North America. The continent hosts 67 billion barrels of technically recoverable shale oil and 1,238 trillion...
Jul 16, 2014

Victory enters frac sand fray with Seven Persons plant 

MEDICINE HAT, ALTA — When it comes to open-pit mining, having more than 100 million tonnes of overburden sitting on top of your deposit is typically a situation best avoided, but for junior Victory Nickel (TSX: NI; US-OTC: VNCKF)...
Jul 16, 2014

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