Volume 101 Number 42

Nov 30 - Dec 6, 2015

Site Visit: Kaminak on track to build next Yukon gold mine

DAWSON CITY, YUKON — If there was a betting pool on which junior mining companies will bring Canadian assets into production over the next five years, Kaminak Gold (TSXV: KAM; US-OTC: KMKGF) would be one of the favourites. Despite...Read More →

Kirkland Lake Gold, St Andrew Goldfields join forces

The friendly combination of Kirkland Lake Gold (TSX: KGI; US-OTC: KGILF) and St Andrew Goldfields (TSX: SAS; US-OTC: STADF) will create an intermediate gold producer with four mines and two mills in the Timmins and Kirkland Lake gold camps in...Read More →

Lydian streamlines Amulsar plans to ease capital burden

Lydian International (TSX: LYD; US-OTC: LYDIF) knows it has to adjust expectations at its wholly owned Amulsar gold project in south-central Armenia if it wants to secure development funding under current market conditions. To that end, the...Read More →

Editorial: Corporate chaos ensnarls Minera IRL

With Minera IRL shareholders only two days away from possibly voting out the company’s entire board of directors, the saga of the ill-fated, Lima-based junior gold miner is a reminder of just how quickly things can turn sour working in a...Read More →

BC Court declines jurisdiction in Garcia v. Tahoe

On Nov. 10, 2015, the British Columbia Supreme Court (BCSC) declined jurisdiction and stayed the plaintiff’s action in Garcia v. Tahoe Resources Inc., 2015 BCSC 2045, in which seven Guatemalan citizens attempted to sue the Canadian parent...Read More →

TSX ends in positive territory, Nov. 13-19

Canada’s benchmark index rose 2.6%, or 346.65 points, to finish at 13,473.83, a strong recovery from the triple-digit loss it posted during the previous trading period. Gold fell to US$1,065.18 per oz. — its weakest point since...Read More →

TSX Venture remains in the doldrums, Nov. 16-20

The S&P/TSX Venture Composite Index dropped 3.28 points en route to a 520.65-point weekly close. Canadian markets are finding it hard to generate positive momentum amid a prolonged slump in commodity prices. Meanwhile, Statistics Canada...Read More →

US stocks rise, Nov. 13-19

U.S. equities gained after the Federal Reserve signalled a possible December rate hike at its last policy meeting, suggesting the U.S. economy is getting stronger. The Dow Jones Industrial Average rose 1.6% to finish at 17,448.07, the S&P...Read More →

Teck cuts jobs, dividend

Diversified miner Teck Resources (TSX: TCK.B; NYSE: TCK) is slashing jobs and lowering its dividend to protect its liquidity amid the commodity price collapse.Read More →

Cliffs shutters Northshore amid weak iron ore demand

Cliffs Natural Resources (NYSE: CLF), the largest U.S.-based iron ore producer, is temporarily closing its Northshore Mining operation in Minnesota by Dec. 1, to reduce its record-high iron ore inventory levels amid weaker iron ore demand in...Read More →

Bacanora raises US$13.4M for Mexican lithium project

Just a few months after Bacanora Minerals (TSXV: BCN) and Rare Earth Minerals (LSE: REM) signed a deal with Tesla Motors (NASDAQ: TSLA) to supply the carmaker with lithium hydroxide from their Sonora lithium project in Mexico, the companies...Read More →

Rio Tinto joins Reservoir at Timok complex in Serbia

For any junior to entice a major to earn into an exploration project is impressive. To repeat that success with a different major on a separate set of concessions, and at a dismal time in the markets, is striking. Reservoir Minerals (TSXV: RMC;...Read More →

Bannerman believes in Etango despite uranium slump

VANCOUVER — Uranium prices have taken a beating over the past few years, but Australia-based Bannerman Resources (TSX: BAN; US-OTC: BNNLF) hasn’t lost faith in its wholly owned Etango open-pit asset, 38 km from the coastal town...Read More →