Volume 100 Number 45

Dec 22 - 28, 2014

Editorial: More Tsilhqot'in fallout in BC

One recent resource development story in B.C. shows how the ground rules for project developers are changing forever in the province after the Supreme Court of Canada’s precedent-setting Tsilhqot’in decision in June and Imperial...Read More →

Asian Mineral capitalizes on first-mover status in Vietnam

VANCOUVER — It’s been a long journey for Asian Mineral Resources (TSXV: ASN; US-OTC: AIERF) at its Ban Phuc nickel-sulphide project, 160 km west of Hanoi in Vietnam’s Son La province, but the company’s patience is about...Read More →

Thompson Creek shutters Endako

VANCOUVER — Rough commodity markets are forcing miners to make tough decisions, and Colorado-based Thompson Creek Metals (TSX: TCM; NYSE: TC) is the most recent operator driven to place a struggling asset on temporary care and maintenance...Read More →

Yamana recruits former Augusta execs to head Brio Gold

Looking to wring more value out of its non-core assets in Brazil, Yamana Gold (TSX: YRI; NYSE: AUY) is creating a 100%-owned subsidiary named Brio Gold.Read More →

GoviEx pitches Madaouela uranium project in Niger

Before listing on the Canadian Securities Exchange in June, the small corporate team at GoviEx Uranium (CSE: GXU) raised over $100 million privately to advance their Madaouela uranium project in Niger.Read More →

Dundee: Gold miners continue to wrestle with costs

VANCOUVER — Cost optimization has been an underlying theme for gold miners over the past few years. Falling metal prices and frugal capital markets have made it hard to balance sustainable production growth and strong profit margins. In...Read More →

Fact 'n' figures: Citigroup favours palladium for 2015

Palladium mine supply production this year will fall to 5.9 million oz. — its lowest level in nearly 20 years, and an 8% drop from 2013 — while demand for the metal grows, Citigroup outlines in a Dec. 1 research report.Read More →

Letter to the Editor: Tough to turn a profit at San Antonio

From April 1941 to June 1968, my late father Cliff Gibson was chief geologist at the San Antonio gold mine in Bissett, Man. Every year it made money and paid a dividend. Read More →

AME BC announces 2014 award winners

The Association for Mineral Exploration British Columbia (AME BC) has announced the recipients of its annual awards for 2014.Read More →

TSX continues decline, Dec. 8-12

Canada’s benchmark index fell during the trading week as investors fretted over plunging oil prices and weaker-than-expected economic data from China. The S&P/TSX Composite Index lost 742.65 points, or 5%, to end at 13,731.05. The...Read More →

TSX Venture hits new low, Dec. 8-12

The S&P/TSX Venture Composite Index finished in the red after losing 6.9%, or 48.21 points, en route to a 653.78-point weekly close. Energy stocks floundered during a freefall in crude oil prices, as the International Energy Agency slashed...Read More →

Wall Street gets slammed, Dec. 8-12

The market sell-off on Wall Street was one of the worst in more than two years as oil dropped below US$62 a barrel and China reported more weak economic data. The S&P 500 Index fell 3.5% to 2002.33 and the Dow Jones Industrial Average...Read More →

Aurcana improves operations at La Negra

VANCOUVER — It’s all about boosting near-term liquidity for silver producer Aurcana (TSXV: AUN; US-OTC: AUNFF) as it grapples with a high debt load and falling metal prices. On Dec. 1 the company released its...Read More →

Despite exceptional stone tenders, Lucara takes conservative stance at Karowe

VANCOUVER — It’s been a two-year run for producer Lucara Diamond (TSX: LUC; US-OTC: LUCRF) at its Karowe mine in Botswana, and the company isn’t showing any signs of slowing down. On Dec. 9 Lucara released its operating...Read More →

Cash preservation is the name of the game at Alderon

With iron ore prices off 49% year-on-year at US$71 per tonne, Alderon Iron Ore (TSX: ADV; NYSE-MKT: AXX) says it has no choice but to start a “comprehensive” cash preservation program.Read More →