Atacama hits PFS milestone at Cerro Maricunga

VANCOUVER — According to president and CEO Carl Hansen, the scale of Atacama Pacific Gold's (TSXV: ATM; US-OTC: ACPGF) proposed heap-leach mine plan at its Cerro Maricunga project in Chile — located 140 km by road...
Aug 21, 2014

BHP plans spinoff to focus on 'four pillars' 

With a spinoff of its aluminum, manganese, nickel, silver and some of its non-core coal assets, BHP Billiton (LSE: BLT; ASX: BHP; NYSE: BHP) is  driving to simplify its portfolio.
Aug 20, 2014

Stillwater keeps its PGM costs down  

Stillwater Mining (TSX: SWC.U; NYSE: SWC) has gone back to the basics and is refocused on its platinum group metals (PGM) assets in Montana, under the direction of its relatively new board, with noticeably good results.
Aug 20, 2014

Editorial: Once more into the breach 

It was another week of major developments in the fast-moving story of Imperial Metals and the massive, 15-million-tonne tailings and waste-water breach at its Mount Polley copper–gold mine in central B.C.’s Cariboo region.
Aug 20, 2014

Eric Roth's Aegean Metals sees upside in Turkey 

VANCOUVER — It was a quiet couple of years for Eric Roth after Yamana Gold (TSX: YRI; NYSE: AUY) snapped up his Extorre Gold Mines and its Cerro Moro project in Argentina for US$400 million in mid-2012. But now as president...
Aug 20, 2014

Mabilo drilling delivers strong results for RTG Mining 

Drill results from RTG Mining’s (TSX: RTG) flagship Mabilo gold–copper project in the Philippines sent the company’s shares up 2.78% to $1.11 per share on Aug. 13, and another 24.32% to $1.38 on Aug. 14.
Aug 20, 2014

Tax dispute adds doubt to Oyu Tolgoi's UG expansion  

Turquoise Hill Resources’ (TSX: TRQ; NYSE: TRQ) second-quarter results were overshadowed by a tax dispute with the Mongolian government, among other concerns, relating to its Oyu Tolgoi gold–copper mine in the country’s South...
Aug 20, 2014

Questions remain after Mount Polley spill 

There have been several developments in the days since Imperial Metals (TSX: III; US-OTC: IPMLF) reported a disastrous tailings spill at its Mount Polley gold–copper mine, near the town of Likely, B.C., which sent nearly 15 million...
Aug 13, 2014

Editorial: Who designed the Mount Polley tailings dam? 

It’s a week and a half after the massive tailings spill at Imperial Metals’ Mount Polley copper–gold mine in B.C.’s Cariboo region, and many unclear aspects of the disaster are coming into better focus.
Aug 13, 2014

Building roads to resources a priority, says NWT premier  

Mining is the largest industrial sector in the Northwest Territories (NWT), and building transportation and other important infrastructure is the key to unlocking its potential, NWT Premier Bob McLeod said at a symposium in Toronto on Aug. 6.
Aug 13, 2014

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