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Drill rigs earlier this year at NioGold Mining's Marban gold project in Quebec.  Source: NioGold Mining

The Abitibi belt keeps giving

VANCOUVER — Only a true world-class gold camp reveals new ounces when a sector-wide downturn has quieted so many drills. As such, two estimates offering resource ounces is a good reminder that the Abitibi greenstone belt is one such camp.


U.S. markets, May 27-31

U.S. markets were closed for the Memorial Day holiday on May 27, and when trading resumed equities were volatile for the rest of the week, rising one day only to fall the next on mixed news. Markets initially rose on Tuesday after Japanese and…










A historic ventilation stack built by Cornish miners, who operated in Mexico until the early twentieth century in the Pinos gold district, near Excalibur Resources' Catanava gold project in Zacatecas state. Photo by Manuel Gomez

Excalibur looks to pull gold from Mexican stone

SAN LUIS POTOSI, MEXICO — Cylindrical brick stacks poking out of the barren hillsides can be seen from miles away. But curiously, they don’t attach at the base to any grand warehouse or factory.



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