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

Coeur revamps Palmarejo mine plan

VANCOUVER — It's been almost six years since U.S. producer Coeur Mining (NSYE: CDE) last released a mine plan for its wholly-owned Palmarejo gold-silver operation 420 km due southwest of Chihuahua, Mexico, and a lot has changed in...
Jul 22, 2014

Constantine kicks off season with high-grade hit at Palmer

VANCOUVER – The second hole of the season at Constantine Metal Resources’ (TSXV: CEM) Palmer project in southeast Alaska has returned a high-grade copper-zinc intercept from 150 metres below the defined resource, achieving one of...
Jul 22, 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

San Gold to merge with Kerr Mines

Winnipeg-based junior miner San Gold (TSE: SGR) is merging with Toronto-based explorer and developer Kerr Mines (TSE:KER), where the former intends to use its turnaround plan at the Rice Lake complex on Kerr’s Copperstone gold mine in...
Jul 21, 2014

Commentary: Grassy Narrows decision burdens provinces with responsibility for fulfilling treaty promises

The Grassy Narrows decision from the Supreme Court of Canada on July 11 places a heavy legal burden on provincial governments when they seek to exploit Indigenous lands covered by the historical treaties of Canada. The challenge now is for...
Jul 18, 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

London Silver Fix sees revamp 

CME Group and Thomson Reuters have been chosen to deliver a new silver price mechanism to replace the London Silver Fix — a system that has been in place for over a century to set the daily benchmark price for silver.
Jul 16, 2014

Commentary: What does Aboriginal title mean for mining in BC? 

The recent decision of the Supreme Court of Canada in Tsilhqot'in v. B.C. has received a great deal of attention and has caused people to ask some important questions. Nowhere has this been more so than in the mining sector.  We will...
Jul 16, 2014

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