Volume 101 Number 15

May 25 - 31, 2015

Barrick's Alturas discovery could be the next Veladero

VANCOUVER — Barrick Gold (TSX: ABX; NYSE: ABX) has uncovered a hidden gold deposit known as Alturas, in Chile’s gold-rich El Indio district, 30 km south of the former El Indio mine.Read More →


Newmarket Gold's dream team aims to consolidate industry

VANCOUVER — If past success is an indicator for future prosperity, Newmarket Gold (TSXV: NGN) could very well be on its way to the top. The company’s board and management roster includes a variety of industry heavy hitters with...Read More →


BitGold surges on TSXV debut

If you believe, as Roy Sebag and Josh Crumb do, that the real value in gold is not holding it as an investment but using it as money, then you should check out BitGold (TSXV: XAU), the company they founded that uses an Internet-based technology...Read More →


Sherritt brings discipline to the business

At its annual general meeting on May 12 in Toronto, Sherritt International (TSX: S; US-OTC: SHERF) chairman Harold (Hap) Stephen dismissed a disgruntled shareholder’s criticism about the nickel producer’s languishing share price and...Read More →


PearTree helps industry give back via charity flow-through

VANCOUVER — It’s not too often that a capital financing structure can be described as a true win-win situation. PearTree Financial has come close, however, with its innovative flow-through donation program, which helps mining...Read More →


Southern Copper rejects bribery accusations

In the latest drama unfolding at Southern Copper’s (NYSE: SCCO) embattled Tia Maria project in Peru, the company has dismissed allegations that a lawyer, who used to work for the company, tried to bribe protestors on behalf of the company.Read More →


Editorial: Forex manipulators fined

It’s getting hard to keep up with all the price-fixing scandals in the global banking system, even if the names of the guilty and the patterns of abuse and settlement are getting familiar.Read More →


Facts 'n' Figures: Norton Rose Fulbright tracks rise in legal disputes

The following is an edited excerpt from Norton Rose Fulbright’s summary of its 2015 Litigation Trends Annual Survey. The survey polled more than 800 corporate counsel representing companies across 26 countries. For more information and to...Read More →


Suppliers news: With new owner ESG Solutions set to expand, focus on R&D

Since acquiring ESG Solutions in December 2014, Spectris (US-OTC: SEPJF; LSE: SXS) is overseeing its new division’s expansion plans in the mining and geotechnical space, and ESG has boosted its research and development (R&D) and...Read More →


Suppliers news: Fasken Martineau named mining law firm of the year

Fasken Martineau has earned this year’s Global Mining Law Firm of the Year Award by law firm researcher Who’s Who Legal. The honour represents the seventh time the firm has gotten the distinction in the area of mining.Read More →


TSX ends in the red, May 11-15

Canada’s main stock index retreated during the trading week. The S&P/TSX Composite Index fell 0.4% to 15,108.12. The S&P/TSX Capped Diversified Metals & Mining Index dropped 1.4% to 794.05, and the S&P/TSX Global Gold...Read More →


TSX Venture edges up, May 11-15

The S&P/TSX Venture Composite Index eked out a 4.16-point gain over the trading session to close at 695.31. The index has been stuck at late-2008 levels of 700 points and below since November.Read More →


Wall Street gains, May 11-15

China cut interest rates for the third time in six months to shore up its economy, just as  weaker-than-expected industrial production, retail sales and consumer sentiment in the U.S. cast a pall over the economy and hinted that the...Read More →


Atico Mining's confidence in El Roble grows

Atico Mining’s (TSXV: ATY; US-OTC: ATCMF) El Roble underground mine is the only copper-gold volcanogenic massive sulphide (VMS) deposit in production today in Colombia and the Vancouver-based junior producer is becoming more confident by...Read More →


Golden Arrow forges ahead with feasibility at Chinchillas

VANCOUVER — It’s tough times for junior exploration, but Golden Arrow Resources (TSXV: GRG: US-OTC: GARWF) has persevered at its flagship Chinchillas silver-lead-zinc property, 280 km from San Salvador de Jujuy, Argentina. With...Read More →


Cordoba entices Friedland's HPX to explore Colombia

VANCOUVER — It’s been over a year since Mario Stifano, president and CEO of Cordoba Minerals (TSXV: CDB; US-OTC: CDBMF) shared an elevator with international financer Robert Friedland and sparked the billionaire’s interest in...Read More →


Focus Ventures keeps busy at Bayovar 12 in Peru

Focus Ventures (TSXV: FCV) has made progress  in a short time at its Bayovar 12 phosphate project in northern Peru — but it wasn’t always focused on phosphate.Read More →


Hudbay hits commercial production at Constancia

Hudbay Minerals (TSX: HBM; NYSE: HBM) has stayed on course with its ambitious growth plans over the last five years, bringing online three new mines, with the latest being the large Constancia copper-molybdenum-gold-silver mine in Peru.Read More →


Labrador Iron Ore Royalty could become takeover target

Osisko Gold Royalties (TSX: OR) has amassed a 9.8% stake in Labrador Iron Ore Royalty (TSX: LIF) since the beginning of the year, and of that, 7.2% was acquired in the first quarter, Osisko noted in its quarterly financial statements.Read More →


Agnico invests in juniors Belo Sun, Pershimco

Belo Sun Mining (TSX: BSX; US-OTC: VNNHF) got a welcome boost after Agnico Eagle Mines (TSX: AEM; NYSE: AEM) said it would buy a 17.4% interest in the junior for $15 million.Read More →