South America

Trek Mining’s 100%-owned Aurizona gold project in Brazil. Credit: Trek Mining.

Trek Mining extends Piaba pit in Brazil

Shallow step-out holes drilled at Trek Mining’s (TSXV: TREK) 100%-owned Aurizona gold project in Brazil have extended gold mineralization to the west of the past-producing…

Tesla’s Gigafatory near Sparks, Nevada, where the company began producing lithium-ion batteries in January. Credit: Tesla.

Lithium producers ramp up

Lithium is heating up, with the price globally on the rise following higher demand. The U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) estimates lithium production last year increased…

Mariana Resources' Hot Maden gold-copper project in Artvin Province, Turkey, in 2015. Credit: Mariana Resources.

Sandstorm bids for Mariana

Streaming and royalty firm Sandstorm Gold (TSX: SSL; NYSE-MKT: SAND) is buying Mariana Resources (TSX: MRY; LON: MARL) at an 84% premium to get its…