Sherritt brings discipline to the business  

Source: Print Archives | 2015-05-20
At its annual general meeting on May 12 in Toronto, Sherritt International (TSX: S; US-OTC: SHERF) chairman Harold (Hap) Stephen dismissed a disgruntled shareholder’s criticism about the nickel producer’s languishing share price and...

Lundin shares jump following 'spectacular' first quarter 

Source: Print Archives | 2015-05-06
VANCOUVER — Lundin Mining  (TSX: LUN; US-OTC: LUNMF) has been on the acquisitions trail for the past two years, and its aggressive strategy paid off in a big way during the first quarter. The company reported record copper and nickel...

Editorial: Not all pleased with Ring of Fire sale 

Source: Print Archives | 2015-04-29
The final week of April saw the closing of Noront Resources’ acquisition of Cliffs Natural Resources’ chromite assets in northern Ontario’s Ring of Fire region. The deal saw a last-minute bump-up in the price to US$27.5...

Sirius pushes Nova towards production in Australia 

Source: Print Archives | 2015-04-29
VANCOUVER — It’s been two and a half years since Mark Bennett, managing director and CEO of Australian-explorer Sirius Resources (ASX: SIR; US-OTC: SRQUF), struggled to keep his 5¢-per-share company above water.

UBC's MDRU celebrates 25th anniversary  

Source: Print Archives | 2015-04-22
VANCOUVER — The Mineral Deposit Research Unit (MDRU) at the University of British Columbia (UBC) held its 25th anniversary celebration in early April at the Vancouver Convention Centre, where Peter Bradshaw, cofounder and Canadian Mining...

TSX retreats, April 13-17 

Source: Print Archives | 2015-04-22
Canada’s benchmark index fell on renewed concern over Greece’s debt and China’s new trading regulations. The S&P/TSX Composite Index slipped 28 points, or 0.2%, to 15,360.55, while the S&P/TSX Capped Diversified Metals...

PDAC 2015: Mines Minister says Colombia is picking up the pace  

Source: Print Archives | 2015-03-25
Colombia’s mining sector makes up 3% of the country’s gross domestic product. It is the world’s fourth-largest coal producer at 90 million tonnes per year, the tenth-largest nickel producer, and it is rich in copper, precious...

Royal Nickel could be takeover target, analyst says 

Source: Print Archives | 2015-03-11
Royal Nickel (TSX: RNX; US-OTC: RNKLF) is an attractive takeover candidate, mining analyst Nik Rasskazovskiy of independent investment dealer Salman Partners contends in a recent research note.

Mick Davis' X2poised for launch after US$5.6B raise 

Source: Print Archives | 2015-03-11
VANCOUVER — A dearth in the availability of traditional equity financing has led to the rise of specialist, mining-related investment funds, and another major player is taking the field. In early March, new private mining venture X2...

PDAC 2015: The 'first green shoots have emerged' 

Source: Print Archives | 2015-03-04
With metal markets being the number-one indicator for the health of the global mineral exploration industry, a great way to kick off the technical program of the Prospectors & Developers Association of Canada convention in Toronto is to...