Mexico and Central America

Ana Paula is 'great downside insurance,' says Timmins CEO

Source: Daily News | 2015-09-29
VANCOUVER — Timmins Gold (TSX: TMM; NYSE-MKT: TGD) is one step closer to production its high-grade Ana Paula gold project in Guerrero, Mexico, following an opportune deal with Goldcorp (TSX: G; NYSE: GG) for a mill and...

Agnico Eagle has 10 rigs turning at El Barqueño 

Source: Print Archives | 2015-09-23
Agnico Eagle Mines (TSX: AEM; NYSE: AEM) says the El Barqueno gold project in Mexico could become a heap-leach operation similar to its La India gold mine and the stand-alone Creston Mascota pit, near its Pinos Altos gold mine. 

Editorial: Political risk never far in Guatemala 

Source: Print Archives | 2015-09-16
As miners active in Guatemala sit on the sidelines with furrowed brows, Guatemala has been embroiled in a political turmoil stoked by an anti-corruption drive that has led to the arrest of President Otto Perez Molina and the rise of a genial...

Capstone cuts spending, suspends work at Santo Domingo in Chile  

Source: Print Archives | 2015-09-16
VANCOUVER — Capstone Mining (TSX: CS; US-OTC: CSFFF) is the latest copper producer to announce spending cutbacks and strategy shifts in light of weakening metal prices. It now plans to slash capital expenses at its operating mines in the...

Gold miners must lower costs, BMO's Kaip says 

Source: Print Archives | 2015-09-02
VANCOUVER — It’s been a rough run for gold equities over the past few years, but recent performances by major and intermediate producers seem to hint at an industry that’s getting its balance sheets and cost structures in...

Pan American Silver expands Mexico operations 

Source: Print Archives | 2015-09-02
At a time when lower commodity prices are fuelling cost-cutting and restructuring plans across the mining sector, Pan American Silver (TSX: PAA; NASDAQ: PAAS) is pushing ahead with expansion projects at two of its three mines in Mexico, and...

Sierra Metals turns up the heat in Mexico 

Source: Print Archives | 2015-09-02
In July, Sierra Metals (TSX: SMT) appointed as its vice-president of exploration Matthew Wunder — a geologist who during  his career was part of a group at Rubicon Minerals (TSX: RMX; NYSE-MKT: RBY) that discovered and developed the...

Bacanora, Rare Earth Minerals sign landmark lithium supply deal with Tesla 

Source: Print Archives | 2015-09-02
VANCOUVER — Tesla Motors  (NASDAQ: TSLA) has signed a conditional agreement with joint-venture partners Bacanora Minerals (TSXV: BCN) and Rare Earth Minerals (LSE: REM) in a move to secure long-term resources from the juniors’...

Minera Alamos downsizes its dreams at Los Verdes 

Source: Print Archives | 2015-09-02
VANCOUVER — Junior Minera Alamos (TSXV: MAI; US-OTC: VGMTF) is getting a second look from investors after a change in strategy at its wholly owned Los Verdes copper-molybdenum property, 200 km southeast of Hermosillo,...

Argonaut aims to balance expansion, cost control 

Source: Print Archives | 2015-09-02
VANCOUVER — Argonaut Gold (TSX: AR; US-OTC: ARNGF) is walking a fine line by expanding its gold and silver production while controlling operating costs to maximize its free cash flow. The company’s long-term goal is to boost...