Uranerz Energy's Nichols Ranch starts production

Source: Daily News | 2014-04-16
Uranerz Energy (TSX: URZ; NYSE-Arca: URZ) has become the newest member of a small club of uranium producers after its first uranium mine-Nichols Ranch-received final clearance from the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission and began production on...

Rio Tinto struggles with iron ore, Oyu Tolgoi in first quarter

Source: Daily News | 2014-04-15
VANCOUVER — Despite setting a variety of production records during the first quarter, major Rio Tinto (NYSE: RIO; LON: RIO) is not off to the best start to 2014. The company struggled with weather issues at its iron ore operations in...

Chinese consortium buys Las Bambas

Source: Daily News | 2014-04-14
A Chinese consortium led by MMG, an arm of state-owned China Minmetals Group, is buying Glencore Xstrata's (LSE: GLEN) enormous Las Bambas copper project in Peru for US$5.85 billion in cash.

Japan approves pro-nuclear energy plan

Source: Daily News | 2014-04-11
Visibility has improved on the re-start of nuclear reactors in Japan, after the island nation’s Cabinet approved a new Energy Plan on April 10.

Turquoise Hill, Rio expect a delay in Oyu Tolgoi's financing

Source: Daily News | 2014-03-27
Turquoise Hill Resources’ (TSX: TRQ; NYSE: TRQ) CEO Kay Priestly says “good progress continues to be made” with the Mongolian government to resolve outstanding shareholder issues at the company’s 66%-held Oyu Tolgoi...

China loses REE dispute at WTO 

Source: Print Archives | 2014-03-26
A dispute panel at the Word Trade Organization (WTO) has reached a strong decision against the Chinese government policy of restricting exports of rare earth minerals, tungsten and molybdenum — all key ingredients in high-value, high-tech...

Alacer focuses on upside in Turkish portfolio

Source: Daily News | 2014-03-13
VANCOUVER — Following a strategic decision to sell-off its Australian portfolio for roughly US$36 million in late October, U.S.-based producer Alacer Gold (TSX: ASR; US-OTC: ALIAF) is all about Turkey. The company delivered a...

More exploration ahead for B2Gold in the Philippines  

Source: Print Archives | 2014-03-12
B2Gold (TSX: BTO; NYSE-MKT: BTG) will spend $6.2 million on exploration this year in the Philippines near its Masbate open-pit gold mine, and recent drill results suggest that the company may have a good shot at enhancing the mine’s...

Altan CEO gets creative to finance greenfield exploration  

Source: Print Archives | 2014-03-12
VANCOUVER — It has been a lean two years for mineral explorers, and Evan Jones has seen just how tough capital markets have been on juniors, having guided sister companies Altan Rio Minerals (TSXV: AMO) and Altan Nevada Minerals (TSXV:...

Nicaragua a priority, B2Gold says 

Source: Print Archives | 2014-03-12
With two of the company’s three operating mines in Nicaragua, B2 Gold (TSX: BTO; NYSE-MKT: BTG) is the country’s largest gold exporter and taxpayer, and one of its largest employers.