Hecla contemplates open-pit revival at San Sebastian

Source: Daily News | 2015-01-22
VANCOUVER — U.S. silver outfit Hecla Mining (NYSE: HL) could be on the verge of adding a new asset to its near-term production profile following results from a 2014 drill program at its San Sebastian property in Durango, Mexico. The...

Aura Minerals suspends mining at Aranzazu 

Source: Print Archives | 2015-01-21
Aura Minerals (TSX: ORA; US-OTC: ARMZF) has become the latest casualty of slumping commodity prices, unresponsive financing markets and fixed costs: It is suspending mining operations temporarily at its Aranzazu copper-gold-silver mine in...

Facts 'n' figures: US Mint sells record number of Silver Eagle coins in 2014 

Source: Print Archives | 2015-01-21
The following is an edited report from The Silver Institute, a Washington D.C.-based non-profit industry association. For more information visit

Banks Island hits commercial production at Yellow Giant 

Source: Print Archives | 2015-01-21
Banks Island Gold’s (TSXV: BOZ) Yellow Giant gold-silver project is the latest mine to achieve commercial production in northwestern B.C.

TSX slips, Jan. 12-16 

Source: Print Archives | 2015-01-21
Despite a large one-day gain as oil prices stabilized, the S&P/TSX Composite Index lost 0.5%, or 75.53 points, to close the trading week at 14,309.41.

U.S. equities slip, Jan.5-9 

Source: Print Archives | 2015-01-14
The U.S. market fell during the week amid lower oil prices. The S&P 500 Index slipped 13.39 points to 2,044.81, while the Dow Jones Industrial Average fell 95.62 points to 17,737.37. The Nasdaq Composite closed down 22.74 points at...

Coeur buys Goldcorp's Wharf mine for US$105M 

Source: Print Archives | 2015-01-14
VANCOUVER — U.S.-based gold and silver producer Coeur Mining (TSX: CDM; NYSE: CDE) is wading into the acquisition pool for the second time in as many months with an all-cash deal for Goldcorp’s (TSX: G; NYSE: GG) Wharf heap-leach...

Silver Wheaton extends silver stream on Pascua-Lama  

Source: Print Archives | 2015-01-07
Given the unchanged prospects at Barrick Gold’s (TSX: ABX; NYSE: ABX) suspended Pascua-Lama gold-silver project in Chile and Argentina, Silver Wheaton (TSX: SLW; NYSE: SLW) has again amended its silver-stream agreement on the asset. 

Paramo could affect Eco Oro's Angostura project  

Source: Print Archives | 2015-01-07
Eco Oro Minerals (TSX: EOM) has seen its shares climb in recent weeks, spurred by the Colombian government better defining the boundaries of an environmentally sensitive paramo ecosystem that is near the company’s Angostura...

Revelo Resources courts big-name partners in Chile 

Source: Print Archives | 2015-01-07
VANCOUVER — It’s a new year and a new direction for junior Revelo Resources (TSXV: RVL). After a merger in late 2014 the newly minted company is aiming to leverage its exploration experience and expansive property portfolio in...