Lucara finds 1,111-carat diamond in Botswana

Source: Daily News | 2015-11-23
Lucara Diamond (TSX: LUC) recently made history by unearthing the world’s second-largest diamond from its flagship Karowe diamond mine in Botswana.

Big data poised to transform mining industry

Source: Daily News | 2015-11-19
After the excess investment and focus on production volume during the commodities supercycle, the new mantra of the mining sector is all about productivity.

TSX hit by low commodity prices, Nov. 6-12 

Source: Print Archives | 2015-11-18
Canada’s benchmark index posted a triple-digit loss on the back of lower crude and metal prices. The S&P/TSX Composite Index fell 3%, or 431.6 points to 13,127.18 — its lowest level in over six weeks. The S&P/TSX Capped...

Iamgold lowers costs, but analysts remain cautious 

Source: Print Archives | 2015-11-18
Iamgold (TSX: IMG; NYSE: IAG) had a messy third quarter — widening its adjusted loss on the back of lower gold sales — but it has cut its operating costs, leaving analysts questioning if the company’s focus on cash...

Bannerman believes in Etango despite poor uranium market

Source: Daily News | 2015-11-16
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 of...

Letter to the Editor: Morocco, phosphate and 'illegal occupation' 

Source: Print Archives | 2015-11-04
Matthew Keevil's report from Marrakesh entitled "Morocco's OCP aims to dominate phosphate industry" (T.N.M., Oct. 12-18/15) is a fine, incisive article and one deserving of wide reading.

Miners weigh in on green energy  

Source: Print Archives | 2015-11-04
Technologies in renewable energy sources such as wind, solar, hydroelectricity and bioenergy are improving, making them cheaper and attractive. However, lower commodity prices and tighter margins are among the barriers miners face when adopting...

Tycoon takes 9.9% stake in Teranga Gold 

Source: Print Archives | 2015-10-21
David Mimran — a financier, Hollywood movie producer and CEO of his family’s Mimran Group, whose wealth stems from agri-industry (flour, sugarcane, grain, animal feed) to banking, shipping and real estate — has taken a 9.9%...

Aberdeen shifts strategy and focus 

Source: Print Archives | 2015-10-21
For most of its corporate history, Aberdeen International (TSX: AAB) has taken minority, non-controlling equity stakes in mostly public junior mining companies, along with a small contingent of private companies.

Sibanye Gold dives headlong into platinum 

Source: Print Archives | 2015-10-21
In less than a month, South African miner Sibanye Gold (NYSE: SBGL) has announced two acquisitions that will make it a big player in the platinum market, and the fifth-largest PGM producer in the world.