Site visits

Processing facilities at Golden Star Resources' Wassa gold mine in Ghana. Credit: Golden Star Resources

Site visit: Sam Coetzer breathes new life into Golden Star

PRESTEA, GHANA — Sam Coetzer was senior vice-president of Kinross Gold’s (TSX: K; NYSE: KGC) South American operations when he got a ...
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The proposed site of Western Copper and Gold's open-pit operation on the Yukon Plateau. Photo by Matthew Keevil.

Site visit: Western Copper approaches final mine design at Casino

WHITEHORSE, YUKON — The large scope of Western Copper and Gold’s (TSX: WRN; NYSE-MKT: WRN) proposed Casino mine in the ...
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A mining truck at Rambler Metals and Mining Ming copper-gold mine in northwestern Newfoundland. Credit: Rambler Metals and Mining.

Site visit: Rambler on track to meet targets at Ming by mid-year

DEER LAKE, NEWFOUNDLAND AND LABRADOR — “Zero degrees and no wind, not bad for the middle of January,” Norman Williams, ...
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A western view of Southern Silver Exploration's polymetallic Cerro Las Minitas project in Durango state, Mexico. Photo by Lesley Stokes.

Site visit: Southern Silver aims to grow Cerro las Minitas

GUADALUPE VICTORIA, DURANGO STATE, MEXICO — Southern Silver Exploration (TSXV: SSV) hopes that its polymetallic Cerro las Minitas project — ...
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IDM Mining's Red Mountain camp in northwest B.C., overlooking a core shack. Photo by Matthew Keevil.

Site visit: IDM Mining pursues dual upside at Red Mountain

STEWART, B.C. — An aura of history surrounds IDM Mining's (TSXV: IDM; US-OTC: RVRCF) Red Mountain gold property, 18 km ...
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At Antioquia Gold's Cisneros gold mine project in Colombia, from front left: Julián Villarruel, Antioquia’s former president and CEO, who now serves as president of Antioquia Gold’s Colombian subsidiary; and Jim Decker, executive vice-president of investor relations. Photo by John Cumming.

Site visit: Antioquia Gold pushes Cisneros to production

MEDELLIN, COLOMBIA — It’s full steam ahead for Antioquia Gold (TSXV: AGD; US-OTC: AGDFX) at its Cisneros high-grade gold mine ...
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The Gold Pick pit, one of three mining targets for production at McEwen Mining's Gold Bar project in Nevada. Photo by Lesley Stokes.

Site visit: McEwen sees production at Gold Bar in 2018

ELKO, NEVADA — The only thing that McEwen Mining’s (TSX: MUX; NYSE: MUX) Simon Quick, vice-president of projects, thinks could ...
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IGC's crew and visitors at the Malmyzh copper-gold project in Far East Russia. Photo by Salma Tarikh.

Site visit: IG Copper, Freeport
 probe Russia’s Far East

KHABAROVSK, FAR EAST RUSSIA — IG Copper (IGC), a privately held U.S. company, is making headway at its 51% held ...
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Looking west towards the Craig River at the Twin West and Jim claims at Skeena Resources’ Snip gold property in northwest British Columbia. Photo by Ron Nichols.

Site visit: Skeena hunts for Snip’s forgotten gold

TERRACE, B.C. — There’s more than meets the eye when flying over the panoramic landscape of northwest British Columbia’s Golden ...
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At Minera IRL’s Ollachea gold property in Peru, showing areas mined by local artisanal miners at the bottom. The house near the top with the blue drums is where a second mine portal will be and the flat area is where a tails paste plant will be located. Photo by Paul Harris.

Site visit: Minera IRL’s Ollachea shows potential despite boardroom battles

OLLACHEA, PUNO PROVINCE, PERU — Women sift through slate muck piles, raking through the debris with a fork in one ...
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Alexco Resource’s president and CEO Clynton Nauman (left) and vice-president of exploration Alan McOnie pause on the way up Galena Hill to explain historic operations at the Hector-Calumet mine at the Keno Hill silver property in the Yukon. Photo by Matthew Keevil.

Site visit: Alexco hopes Bermingham 
will drive Keno Hill revival

KENO CITY, YUKON — Rolling into Alexco Resource’s (TSX: AXR; NYSE-MKT: AXU) Keno Hill silver camp outside of the long-standing ...
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Site visit: Fission poised for growth at Patterson Lake South

NORTHERN SASKATCHEWAN — Handling drill core caked with uraninite — a radioactive, uranium-rich ore mineral — isn’t exactly for the ...
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Cutting the ribbon at Stornoway Diamond’s Renard diamond mine in north-central Quebec’s James Bay region, from left: Patrick Godin, chief operating officer; Ghislain Poirier, vice-president of public affairs; and Matt Manson, president and CEO. Credit: Stornoway Diamond.

Stornoway opens Quebec’s first diamond mine

JAMES BAY REGION, QUE. —  On a blustery grey day in mid-October, as Stornoway Diamond (TSX: SWY) welcomes 200 visitors ...
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Atac Resources president and CEO Graham Downs at the Rackla gold property in the central Yukon.  Credit: Atac Resources.

Site visit: Atac builds critical mass at Rackla in Yukon

MAYO, YUKON — Even after repeated visits by this journalist to Atac Resources’ (TSXV: ATC; US-OTC: ATADF) Rackla gold property ...
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Prosper Gold’s CEO Peter Bernier and vice-president of exploration Dirk Tempelman-Kluit stand in front of Vein No. 1 on the Ashley gold project in Timmins, Ont. Credit: Salma Tarikh

Site visit: Prosper Gold duo eyes another win at Ashley

TIMMINS, ONT. — Prosper Gold’s (TSXV: PGX) management aims to repeat the success it had at Richfield Ventures’ Blackwater gold project ...
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Victoria Gold’s executive vice-president Mark Araynto explains how the new Olive resource fits into the Eagle mine plan.  Photo by Matthew Keevil.

Site visit: Victoria on track to gold production at Eagle

KENO CITY, YUKON — There’s optimism at Victoria Gold’s (TSXV: VIT; US-OTC: VITFF) Dublin Gulch camp in the Yukon Territory, ...
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Robert Archer , Great Panther Silver president and CEO, listens in during a tour of the company's SGS-managed laboratory at its GMC silver-gold mine in Guanajuato, Mexico. Photo by Lesley Stokes

Site visit: Great Panther is poised for growth, Archer says

It’s easy for your mind to drift back into history when visiting Great Panther Silver’s (TSX: GPR; NYSE-MKT: GPL) silver-gold ...
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Integra Gold’s senior vice-president of exploration Hervé Thiboutot (front) explains the geology of the Triangle and No. 4 Plug gold deposits to analysts and investors during a site visit in July. Photo by Lesley Stokes.

Site visit: Integra takes aim at Gold Rush targets

VAL-D'OR, QUE. — Just eight months after wrapping up its Gold Rush Challenge exploration competition, Integra Gold (TSXV: ICG; US-OTC: ...
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Talking geology at the GoldQuest Mining’s Romero gold-copper project in the Dominican Repubic, from left: president and CEO Julio Espaillat, country manager Felix Mercedes, senior field technician Franklin Nunes, senior project geologist Noverto Gonzalez and executive chairman Bill Fisher.  Photo by David Perri.

Site visit: GoldQuest’s Romero 
at ‘decision point’

SAN JUAN, DOMINICAN REPUBLIC — The road to GoldQuest Mining’s (TSXV: GQC) exploration camp is rough to say the least ...
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Goldcorp's executive vice-president of corporate affairs and sustainability, Brent Bergeron, at Goldcorp's newly acquired Coffee gold project in the Yukon. Photo by Matthew Keevil.

Site visit: Goldcorp VP Bergeron talks future of Coffee project

DAWSON CITY, YUKON — It’s an exciting time in Canada’s Yukon Territory. On July 20, Goldcorp (TSX: G; NYSE: GG) ...
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