Alacer Gold Corp

Coeur Mining bought the Wharf gold mine (shown) in South Dakota from Goldcorp in early 2015 for US$105 million. Credit: Coeur Mining

A sobering look at gold M&A since 2010

Raymond James analyst Phil Russo has reviewed 67 mergers and acquisitions (M&A) in the gold space since 2010 to determine how many are viable producing, developing and streaming deals. He has found that 40% of transactions would not recoup…

Alacer Gold's 80%-owned Copler gold mine in eastern Turkey, 550 km east of Ankara. Credit: Alacer Gold

Alacer boosts leaching capacity at pler

Alacer Gold (TSX: ASR) says it can increase the heap-leach capacity at its 80%-held Copler gold mine in Turkey to extend oxide gold production beyond 2017. 

Aegean Metals Group president and CEO Eric Roth (far right) speaks to geologists at the Hot Maden gold-copper project in Turkey, 1,050 km east of Istanbul. Credit: Aegean Metals Group

Eric Roth’s Aegean Metals sees upside in Turkey

VANCOUVER — It was a quiet couple of years for Eric Roth after Yamana Gold (TSX: YRI; NYSE: AUY) snapped up his Extorre Gold Mines and its Cerro Moro project in Argentina for US$400 million in mid-2012. But now as president…

Alacer Gold's Copler gold mine in east-central Turkey, 120 km southwest of the city of Erzincan. Credit: Alacer Gold

Alacer plans sulphide expansion at Copler

VANCOUVER — For US$660 million Alacer Gold (TSX: ASR; US-OTC: ALIAF) could add a sulphide circuit to its heap-leach Copler (“Çöpler” in Turkish) gold mine in Turkey, an expansion that should pay for itself in the…

Alacer focuses on upside in Turkish portfolio

VANCOUVER — Following a strategic decision to sell-off its Australian portfolio for roughly US$36 million in late October, U.S.-based producer Alacer Gold (TSX: ASR; US-OTC: ALIAF) is all about Turkey. The company delivered a…

Alacer Gold's Jubilee gold-processing plant, 15 km south of Kalgoorlie in Western Australia. Source: Alacer Gold

Alacer says ‘hooroo’ to Australia

It is no secret that lower gold prices are making management teams leaner. But a lesser-discussed result of all the cost-cutting is that geographical diversification can also be lost.

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