Mask-wearing people in February 2020 sitting at the Tsim Sha Tsui Promenade in Hong Kong amid the Wuhan coronavirus outbreak. Credit: Matt Leung/iStock.

Coronavirus to impact base metals market

The coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak continues to spread across China, with official government figures putting the number of infected people at more than 73,000, and the…

Tens of thousands of artisanal miners, or garimpeiros, flock to Serra Pelada in the Brazilian rainforest in 1983, as part of the biggest gold rush in recent history.

Brazil’s Bolsonaro eyes Amazon riches

A proposal by the Brazilian government to open up the Amazon rainforest to mining presents opportunities for some and risks for others. The mineral wealth…

A loader at work at Goldcorp's Penasquito gold mine. Credit: Goldcorp.

M&A deals reshape Canadian mining landscape

The flurry of M&A transactions last year brought a much-awaited consolidation of the global gold sector. It also brought significant changes to the Canadian mining…

The mining camp at the Abu Marawat concession area. Credit: Aton Resources.

Egypt approves Aton Resources’ Hamama

Egypt has granted Aton Resources (TSXV: AAN) a mining licence for its Hamama development project – the second time in a decade that the government…

Barrick Gold’s Cortez gold mine in Nevada. Credit: Barrick Gold.

Barrick beats forecasts, hikes dividend

Barrick Gold (TSX: ABX; NYSE: GOLD) posted a better-than-expected quarterly profit and rewarded investors with a 40% dividend increase, thanks to strong gold prices. The…

CIM updates mineral property valuation code

The Canadian Institute of Mining, Metallurgy and Petroleum (CIM) recently released its updated Canadian standards and guidelines for the valuation of mineral properties (CIMVAL 2019)….

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