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Editorial: World's biggest gold miners reap benefits of renewed discipline 

Source: Print Archives | 2015-09-30
Listening to the CEOs of the world’s largest gold miners at this year’s annual Denver Gold Forum in September, you couldn’t help but notice they all sang off the same songsheet, despite the challenges of their individual...

US stocks end lower, Sept. 21-25 

Source: Print Archives | 2015-09-30
U.S. Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen reiterated increasing interest rates later this year, if the labour market improves and inflation returns to 2%. The U.S. Commerce Department reported that the country’s gross domestic product (GDP)...

Optimists see 'gems' in besieged coal markets  

Source: Print Archives | 2015-09-23
VANCOUVER —  Attending the Coal Association of Canada’s annual gathering here in downtown Vancouver, it’s clear it's a pretty terrible time to be in the coal business, and that goes for both the metallurgical (met or...

Premier's Downie bullish on Hasaga in Red Lake 

Source: Print Archives | 2015-09-16
VANCOUVER — Premier Gold Mines (TSX: PG; US-OTC: PIRGF) is taking a new approach to exploration at its past-producing Hasaga gold property in the prolific Red Lake mining district of northwestern Ontario, and Ewan Downie, president and...

Glencore latest to slash near-term copper production 

Source: Print Archives | 2015-09-16
VANCOUVER — Copper producers have seen margins come under pressure, as spot prices for the red metal hover near six-year lows well below the US$3 per lb. level over the medium-term. London-based Glencore (LSE: GLEN) is the latest miner to...

Salt picks up slack from coal, iron ore on St. Lawrence Seaway 

Source: Print Archives | 2015-09-09
High demand pushed 1.4 million tonnes of road salt through the St. Lawrence Seaway between April 2 and July 31. That figure represents a 3% rise from 2014, which was an exceptional year for salt, according to the St. Lawrence Seaway Management...

Site visit: Gold Standard makes its mark in Nevada 

Source: Print Archives | 2015-09-09
ELKO, NEVADA — Gold Standard Ventures’ (TSXV: GSV; NYSE-MKT: GSV) Railroad project is at the southern end of Nevada’s famous Carlin trend, but co-founder Luke Norman likes to first take visitors to a lookout at the northern...

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...

Editorial: Graphite and REE juniors are suffering, too 

Source: Print Archives | 2015-09-02
While they have a lower profile than the mining companies who are chasing after major commodities like gold, copper and iron, junior companies associated with graphite and rare earth elements have also endured a four-year bear market for their...

Freeport-McMoRan on a broad cost-cutting spree 

Source: Print Archives | 2015-09-02
VANCOUVER — Freeport-McMoRan (NYSE: FCX) has been carrying out business-wide spending cuts that it calls an “aggressive response” to weak market conditions.