Australia, NZ & South Pacific

AuRico CEO: 'We're well situated for challenging markets' 

Source: Print Archives | 2015-09-09
VANCOUVER — Newly minted AuRico Metals (TSX: AMI; US-OTC: ARCTF) is poised to hit the ground running with a strong capital position and a portfolio of royalty assets that already make it cash flow positive.

Editorial: Do FIFO operations aggravate mental health problems? 

Source: Print Archives | 2015-08-12
Worldwide, Western Australia could be considered ground zero for fly-in, fly-out (FIFO) mining operations, with thousands of mining personnel daily making the air commute from home in pleasant cities like Perth to work for long stretches at...

OceanaGold bids $856M for Romarco Minerals 

Source: Print Archives | 2015-08-05
OceanaGold (TSX: OGC; ASX: OGC) is offering to buy Romarco Minerals (TSX: R) in a friendly all-share, $856-million deal to secure low-cost growth in the form of the junior’s Haile gold mine, which is under construction in South Carolina.

Facts 'n' Figures: Surbiton - Aussie M&A shakes up production rankings 

Source: Print Archives | 2015-08-05
The following is an edited version of a commentary by Surbiton Associates, an independent consulting group based in Melbourne and specializing in Australian gold mining and minerals industries. Visit for more...

Gold stocks that soared in 2015's H1 

Source: Print Archives | 2015-07-22
Several gold producers have registered strong share price gains during the first half of 2015, despite price pressure on the yellow metal. The spot gold price dipped 0.7% from last year’s close to end June 30 at US$1,174 per oz. It has...

Kaizen to buy Pinaya in Peru 

Source: Print Archives | 2015-07-08
Kaizen Discovery

TSX inches up, June 22-26 

Source: Print Archives | 2015-07-01
Canada’s benchmark index added 1% to finish at 14,808.09, despite concerns rising over the Greek debt crisis. The S&P/TSX Capped Diversified Metals & Mining Index, however, slipped 0.8% to 695.56. The S&P/TSX Global Gold Index...

Strike freezes production at Mandalay's Cerro Bayo mine  

Source: Print Archives | 2015-07-01
Mandalay Resources (TSX: MND) has suspended operations at its Cerro Bayo silver-gold mine in southern Chile, after unionized workers went on strike. 

Paladin Energy wins right to own Canadian uranium mine 

Source: Print Archives | 2015-06-24
In a historic decision, the Canadian government has approved Australia’s Paladin Energy (TSX: PDN) as the majority owner of a uranium mine in Newfoundland and Labrador.

Shining a spotlight on women in mining 

Source: Print Archives | 2015-06-10
As a lawyer with over 20 years of experience in corporate law and as general counsel for an investment firm, Lisa Davis was used to working with more men than women. But it wasn’t until five years ago when she joined PearTree Securities...