Volume 101 Number 16

Jun 1 - 7, 2015

Peru enforces state of emergency to stop mining protests

The Peruvian government recently declared a state of emergency in southern Peru, after ongoing protests against Southern Copper’s (NYSE: SCCO) Tia Maria copper project caused a fourth fatality.Read More →

Silver supply and demand trends for 2014

The following findings were released by The Silver Institute based on their World Silver Survey for 2015. For more information and to access the full survey, please visit www.silverinstitute.org.Read More →

Kidnappings highlight miners' security risks

In the first four months of this year alone, kidnapping incidents have touched Torex Gold Resources (TSX: TGX; US-OTC: TORXF) and Goldcorp (TSX: G; NYSE: GG) in Mexico’s Guerrero state, and Pan African Minerals’ Tambao manganese...Read More →

China's Zijin Mining buys into Barrick, Ivanhoe assets

Just a week after Vale (NYSE: VALE) unveiled a memorandum of understanding with one of China’s largest commercial banks for financing arrangements worth up to US$4 billion, Zijin Mining Group of southern Fujian province has agreed to...Read More →

First Quantum unveils US$1.4B equity raise

First Quantum Minerals (TSX: FM; US-OTC: FQVLF) plans to raise US$1.4 billion through a public offering — increasing the company’s outstanding shares to 689 million.Read More →

Midway runs into trouble at Pan mine

Midway Gold (TSX: MDW; NYSE-MKT: MDW) has hit a rough patch, less than two months after it initiated production at its Pan gold heap-leach mine in Nevada.Read More →

Sabina focuses on optionality at Back River

A feasibility study for Sabina Gold & Silver’s (TSX: SBB; US-OTC: SGSVF) Back River gold project in Nunavut shows the project could be a large, low-cost producer that could be scaled down in order to lower capital requirements.Read More →

Letter to the editor: Fond memories

As a long-term subscriber, I congratulate your firm on 100 years of excellence in global mine reporting.Read More →

TSX ekes out small gain, May 19-22

Statistics Canada reported higher demand for cars, food and alcohol, which drove up retail sales 0.7% in March, after a 1.5% gain in February. Markets were closed May 18 to celebrate Victoria Day, but when they reopened, Canada’s main...Read More →

TSX Venture closes above 700, May 19-22

The S&P/TSX Venture Composite Index registered gains during the shortened period, as it jumped 1.2%, or 8.17 points, before finishing at 703.48 points.Read More →

U.S. stocks end mixed, May 18-22

Wall Street closed mixed ahead of the Memorial Day holiday, as the Federal Reserve said it would likely raise interest rates this year, if the economy continued to improve. The Dow Jones Industrial Average dipped 0.2% to 18,232.02, while the...Read More →

Franco-Nevada sees opportunities amidst oil and gas slump

VANCOUVER — Royalty and streaming outfit Franco-Nevada (TSX: FNV; NYSE: FNV) is a money-maker, and it has seen big success through gold and platinum group metal investments.Read More →

Red Chris delay sends Imperial back to the market

In danger of breaking a loan covenant because of a slow ramp-up at its Red Chris copper-gold mine in northwestern B.C., Imperial Metals (TSX: III; US-OTC: IPMLF) is turning once again to its largest shareholders for financial help.Read More →