Volume 101 Number 7

Mar 30 - Apr 5, 2015

NGEx builds on discovery in Chile-Argentina

VANCOUVER — Junior explorer NGEx Resources (TSX: NGQ; US-OTC: NGQRF) continues to expand mineralization at its Filo Del Sol project in a district it refers to as “Chile’s largest new copper-gold camp.” Bob Carmichael,...Read More →


PDAC 2015: Mines Minister says Colombia is picking up the pace

Colombia’s mining sector makes up 3% of the country’s gross domestic product. It is the world’s fourth-largest coal producer at 90 million tonnes per year, the tenth-largest nickel producer, and it is rich in copper, precious...Read More →


Coal sector woes expected to accelerate, experts say

With coal prices sitting at multi-year lows, almost 17% of coal production this year in the U.S. could be at risk of idling or closure, as total cash costs plus sustaining capital expenditures exceed current market prices, Wood Mackenzie says...Read More →


China's Zijin Mining invests in Ivanhoe

Fresh on the heels of its 2015 Thayer Lindsley award win for discovering the Kamoa copper deposit in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC), Ivanhoe Mines (TSX: IVN; US-OTC: IVPAF) has reeled in Zijin Mining as a strategic investor.Read More →


PDAC 2015: John Kaiser sees retail investors as industry lifeblood

Retail investors, historically the “lifeblood” of the junior mining sector, are largely gone from the picture, but need to return for the sector to survive the current downturn, John Kaiser argues.Read More →


Commentary: The importance of tying executive compensation to performance

Over the past decade there has been increased effort, often advocated by shareholder advisory groups, to link executive compensation with executive and corporate performance (so-called “pay-for-performance”).Read More →


Noront goes all in on the Ring of Fire

VANCOUVER — Toronto-based junior Noront Resources (TSX: NOT; US-OTC: NOSOF) has emerged as a leader in Ontario's controversial Ring of Fire mineral belt over the past eight years, and on March 23 the company solidified itself as the...Read More →


TSX picks up steam, March 16-20

Canada’s benchmark index gained after the U.S. Federal Reserve signalled it was in no hurry to raise interest rates. The news lowered the U.S. dollar and increased commodity prices, as commodities priced in U.S. dollars became more...Read More →


TSX Venture turns positive, March 16-20

The S&P/TSX Venture Composite Index edged up 1%, or 6 points, en route to a 670.60-point close. Gold, copper and energy futures benefitted from weakness in the U.S. dollar, while Statistics Canada reported that the inflation rate held...Read More →


US equities jump, March 16-20

U.S. stocks rose on a declining dollar and higher gold prices at a slower-than-expected pace, which pushed up the main indexes.Read More →


Silver Wheaton's Smallwood sees a 'gold flavour to the portfolio'

VANCOUVER — Royalty and streaming leader Silver Wheaton (TSX: SLW; NYSE: SLW) has been increasing its presence in the gold space recently, and according to president and CEO Randy Smallwood that trend could continue, with many of the...Read More →


Almonty voices interest in Ormonde

Almonty Industries (TSXV: ALL), a Toronto-headquartered company that describes itself as a specialist in acquiring distressed and underperforming tungsten assets, is turning its sights on Dublin-based Ormonde Mining (LSE: ORM).Read More →


PDAC celebrates 2015 award recipients

The recent annual convention in Toronto of the Prospectors & Developers Association of Canada saw a diverse group of mining personnel scoop up this year’s awards.Read More →


Forsys pushes Norasa uranium project to feasibility

Forsys Metals (TSX: FSY) has reported feasibility study results for its Norasa uranium project in the Erongo region of central-west Namibia.Read More →


Sandstorm buys Diavik diamond mine royalty

Gold-focused royalty and streaming company Sandstorm Gold (TSX: SSL; NYSE: SAND) has branched out into diamonds.Read More →