Volume 100 Number 36

Oct 20 - 26, 2014

Mkango climbs on Malawi's REE potential

It’s a little unusual for a Canadian junior to skip a preliminary economic assessment and proceed to the prefeasibility stage, but that strategy seems to have worked for Calgary-based Mkango Resources (TSXV: MKA), judging by the...Read More →

Kennady Diamonds loses altitude on Kelvin results

Kennady Diamonds’ (TSXV: KDI; US-OTC: KDIAF) high-flying stock lost almost a third of its value in a single day on disappointing grades from a mini-bulk sample at its Kennady North diamond project in the Northwest Territories.Read More →

Orbis Gold spurns Semafo's advances

A day after the board of directors of Orbis Gold (ASX: OBS) rejected an unsolicited all-cash takeover offer made on the Thanksgiving holiday weekend from Montreal-based Semafo (TSX: SMF; US-OTC: SEMFF), the Australian mining company released an...Read More →

Chilean court suspends El Morro project, again

Goldcorp (TSX: G; NYSE: GG) and New Gold (TSX: NGD; NYSE-MKT: NGD) are having an unlucky streak at their El Morro gold-copper project in northern Chile, where local officials have temporarily suspended development for the third time in three...Read More →

Editorial: Miners smile at falling oil prices

Mining companies struggling to cut cash costs have caught a welcome break in September and October, as global oil prices have fallen sharply to two-year lows.Read More →

Lonmin doubles down on Wallbridge JVs in Sudbury

VANCOUVER — U.K.-based platinum group metals (PGM) outfit Lonmin (LSE: LMI; US-OTC: LNMIY) remains bullish on the Sudbury basin and its expansive joint venture with junior Wallbridge Mining (TSX: WM; US-OTC: WLBMF). On Sept. 20...Read More →

Argentex grows Pinguino, looks for partners

Argentex Mining (TSXV: ATX; US-OTC: AGXMF) believes its Pinguino project is the largest undeveloped silver-gold vein field in the Patagonia region of Argentina.Read More →

Fortune aims for near-term cash flow at Revenue

VANCOUVER — According to president Robin Goad, Fortune Minerals’ (TSX: FT; US-OTC: FTMDF) acquisition of the fully permitted Revenue silver-gold-lead-zinc mine in southwestern Colorado is poised to take the company...Read More →

Silver miners under pressure to trim costs

A 24% year-on-year drop in the average annual silver price in 2013 to US$23.79 per oz. and an average price for the precious metal of US$19.71 per oz. in the third quarter of this year continues to put pressure on silver producers.Read More →

Ivanhoe says most locals support Platreef

Should Ivanhoe Mines (TSX: IVN; US-OTC: IVPAF) cranks out its estimated 785,000 oz. platinum, palladium, rhodium and gold from the Platreef project in South Africa, the underground operation 280 km northeast of Johannesburg would be...Read More →

A leaner Coeur Mining boosts returns

Coeur Mining (TSX: CDM; NYSE: CDE) is steadily turning the corporate ship back towards profitability. The largest U.S.-based primary silver producer has spent nearly three years in transition — navigating choppy metal prices and financial...Read More →

RB Energy halts production

Instead of heading toward full production in early 2015 at its Quebec Lithium mine, 60 km north of Val-d’Or, Que., RB Energy (TSX: RBI; US-OTC: RBEIF) is headed for a restructuring.Read More →

Stellar Diamonds starts trial mining in Guinea

For a junior diamond-development company with operations in Guinea and Sierra Leone — two of the three countries in West Africa hit by the Ebola virus — it’s remarkable that Stellar Diamonds (US-OTC: SDIZF; LSE:...Read More →

Mega Precious Metals' emerging gold-tungsten camp at Monument Bay

VANCOUVER — It’s been a bountiful year of drilling for explorer Mega Precious Metals (TSXV: MGP) at its wholly owned Monument Bay project, 340 km southeast of Thompson, Man. The company was hoping an infill drill campaign on its...Read More →

TSX sinks on global economic fears, Oct. 6-10

Canada’s main stock index posted its biggest loss in more than a year as investors fretted about the state of the global economy, despite robust employment data.Read More →

TSX Venture finishes deeper in the red, Oct. 6-10

The S&P/TSX Venture Composite took another tumble during the trading period, as it lost 6.31%, or 55.69 points, en route 827.13-point weekly close. Markets were impacted by falling energy futures after a dim outlook on oil demand growth...Read More →

US markets struggle, Oct. 6-10

The S&P 500 Index posted its biggest weekly decline since March 2012, as anxiety about weak global economic growth in Europe and China and concerns about the winding down of the U.S. Federal Reserve’s bond-purchasing program drove...Read More →


The story “Probe Mines brings ex-Barrick CEO on board” (T.N.M., Sept. 29-Oct. 5/14),  included analysis of Probe Mines’  (TSXV:PRB)Borden gold project by Mike Hocking, a mining analyst at Scotia Capital. The story...Read More →

Metals, mining and money markets

Spot prices Courtesy of Scotiabank Tuesday, October 14, 2014 Precious Metals Price...Read More →