Mexico and Central America

First Majestic looks to snatch SilverCrest 

Source: Print Archives | 2015-07-29
First Majestic Silver (TSX: FR; NYSE: AG) is buying SilverCrest Mines (TSX: SVL) in a largely all-share, $154-million deal to bulk up its treasury and asset base. 

Calibre makes progress in Nicaragua 

Source: Print Archives | 2015-07-29
By trish Saywell

Defiance Silver hits high grades at San Acacio  

Source: Print Archives | 2015-07-22
Defiance Silver (TSXV: DEF; US-OTC: DNCVF) is having drilling success at its past-producing San Acacio silver mine in Zacatecas, Mexico.

TSX edges up, July 13-17 

Source: Print Archives | 2015-07-22
Canada’s benchmark index added 109.62 points, or 0.8%, to close the turbulent week at 14,642.84. The S&P/TSX Capped Diversified Metals & Mining Index plunged 6.8% to 614.32, while the S&P/TSX Global Gold Index fell 6.7% to...

TSX drops, July 6-10 

Source: Print Archives | 2015-07-15
Canada’s benchmark index tumbled 1.9% to 14,411.07 after a weak jobs report, the continuing debt crisis in Greece and a slump in China’s stock market. The S&P/TSX Capped Diversified Metals & Mining Index fell 5.5% to 630.99,...

Canarc to acquire fully permitted project in Mexico 

Source: Print Archives | 2015-07-08
Catalin Chiloflischi joined Canarc Resource (TSX: CCM; US-OTC: CRCUF) as its CEO in January 2014, partly because he felt confident the junior could mirror the success in Mexico that its founder and chairman, Bradford Cooke, had achieved at...

B2Gold starts mine constructionat Fekola in Mali  

Source: Print Archives | 2015-06-17
B2Gold (TSX: BTO; NYSE-MKT: BTG) has kicked off construction at the Fekola open-pit gold mine in southwestern Mali, after releasing an optimized feasibility study and closing a previously announced US$350-million revolving credit facility.

Great Panther defies low silver prices and eyes growth 

Source: Print Archives | 2015-06-17
VANCOUVER — Despite a rough three-year run in precious metal prices, Great Panther Silver (TSX: GPR; NYSE-MKT: GPL) is flying high on the back of a stellar first quarter and a pair of acquisitions that appear to cement a promising project...

Editorial: Cockpit capers in Jamaica 

Source: Print Archives | 2015-06-17
A mining scandal touching the highest levels of government has erupted over the past couple of months in Jamaica, traditionally one of the world’s great centres for bauxite mining, with companies such as Alcan, Kaiser and Alpart active in...

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...