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Canadian gov't bankrolls Women in Mining initiative 

Status of Women Canada has pledged $250,000 to fund a new project designed to get more women employed in the mining industry.
Nov 26, 2014


Editorial: Iron ore prices - Where's the bottom? 

As the daylight hours shorten and winter chill takes hold of the iron ore mines and surrounding communities in the Labrador Trough, it’s as good a symbol as any of the deep freeze that is engulfing the global iron ore market, as spot...
Nov 26, 2014


Cree Nation on board for Nemaska's Whabouchi lithium mine 

THE CREE NATION OF NEMASKA, QUEBEC — It took five years and more than 40 meetings, but Nemaska Lithium (TSXV: NMX; US-OTC: NMKEF) and the Cree Nation of Nemaska have signed an impact benefits agreement (IBA) that paves the way...
Nov 26, 2014


Commentary: Australia, its economy and mining 

You can expect a salary of A$150,000 or more as a truck driver at a remote iron ore project in Australia. The country has been one of the biggest beneficiaries of the economic boom in China, having grown continuously for more than two decades....
Nov 26, 2014


Permit review hinders Romarco at Haile 

VANCOUVER — The South Carolina Department of Health and Environment Control (SCDHEC) has received a request for review of the mine operating permit for Romarco Minerals’ (TSX: R) proposed Haile gold mine. The review filed by the...
Nov 26, 2014


Nevsun deals with human rights lawsuit, takeover rumours 

VANCOUVER — Nevsun Resources (TSX: NSU; NYSE-MKT: NSU) is facing a lawsuit in the B.C. Supreme Court alleging it was complicit in the use of forced labour by local contractors at its Bisha copper-gold operation in Eritrea in East Africa....
Nov 26, 2014


Rubicon, Wabauskang reach settlement as Phoenix nears startup

As it nears first production at its Phoenix gold mine, in Red Lake, Ont., Rubicon Minerals (TSX: RMX; NYSE: RBY) has gained the support of a small First Nation band that argues its treaty rights to be consulted about the development have...
Nov 25, 2014


Pure Gold joins Red Lake's 'exploration renaissance' 

RED LAKE, ONTARIO — For the management team at newly minted Pure Gold Mining (TSXV: PGM; US-OTC: LRTNF), picking up the past-producing Madsen gold project marked a return to a gold camp that has played a formative role in their...
Nov 19, 2014


Editorial: Survey says ... Aboriginal Canadians have low opinion of mining industry 

In another sign of the growing political power of First Nations in Canada, Vancouver-based public relations firm PR Associates has unveiled the results of the first-ever survey of aboriginal Canadians living in rural and remote areas to gauge...
Nov 19, 2014


Sean Roosen on Osisko's new plan, Virginia deal 

VANCOUVER — It’s been a wild year for Sean Roosen and his team at Osisko Gold Royalties (TSX: OR; US-OTC: OKSKF), but now that the dust has settled the company looks poised to become a major player in the royalty and...
Nov 19, 2014


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