Hecla Mining Company

The camp at Trilogy Metals' Bornite copper project in Alaska. Source: Trilogy Metals.

Gold, copper remain Alaska’s best undeveloped assets

VANCOUVER — Alaska did not see new mines commissioned or built in 2012, but an overview of the state’s year in mining and exploration from Avalon Development president Curt Freeman at Roundup 2013 in Vancouver showed that mining and…


Dolly Varden hopes to find the next Eskay Creek

The management team at Vancouver-based Dolly Varden Silver (DV-V) had been keeping its eye on an intriguing piece of mining history in northwestern B.C.’s Stewart complex for quite some time. Both chairman John King Burns and…


A headframe at U.S. Silver's Galena silver mine in Idaho. Photo by US Silver

Hecla withdraws US Silver bid

Hecla Mining’s (HL-N) attempt to derail a merger agreement reached last month between U.S. Silver (USA-T, USSIF-O) and RX Gold & Silver (RXEXF-O) has fallen short. Both U.S. Silver and RX Gold shareholders have voted in favour of a…


UPDATE:Hecla goes hostile on U.S. Silver

In yet another sign that M&A continues to pick up steam Hecla Mining (HL-N) is seeking to derail a merger agreement reached last month between U.S. Silver (USA-T) and RX Gold & Silver (RXEXF-O), and scoop up U.S. Silver for itself in an…


Hecla goes hostile on U.S. Silver

In yet another sign that M&A continues to pick up steam Hecla Mining (HL-N) is seeking to derail a merger agreement reached last month between U.S. Silver (USA-T) and RX Gold & Silver (RXE-V) and scoop up U.S. Silver for itself in an…


At Southern Silver Exploration's Cerro Las Minitas silver project in Durango, Mexico (from left): senior exploration manager Adrian Robles; general manager of exploration Robert MacDonald; vice-president of exploration Roger Scammell; director Jean-Pierre Colin; and Scotia Capital associate director and geologist Bob Jankovic. Photo by Ian Bickis

Southern Silver eyes next Blind zone

After waiting more than 30 years, Southern Silver Exploration’s (SSV-V) man in Durango is finally getting a crack at the Cerro Las Minitas silver property.Adrian Robles, Southern Silver’s senior exploration manager in Mexico, first…


The Bull Hill zone at Rare Element Resources' Bear Lodge rare earth elements project in Wyoming. Photo by Rare Element Resources

More REEs at Bear Lodge for Rare Element

In an updated resource estimate that includes less than half of the new assay results from holes drilled in 2011, Rare Element Resources (RES-T) has boosted the measured and indicated resources of its Bear Lodge rare earths project in Wyoming…


Hecla closes Lucky Friday for one year

Mining analyst Chris Lichtenheldt of UBS Investment Research has cut his 12-month target price on Hecla Mining (HL-N) to US$8 per share from his earlier forecast of US$9.85 per share, after the silver miner announced it has been forced to close…


Hecla closes Lucky Friday for one year

Mining analyst Chris Lichtenheldt of UBS Investment Research has cut his 12-month target price on Hecla Mining (HL-N) to US$8.00 per share from his earlier forecast of $9.85 per share after the silver producer announced it has closed its Lucky…


The big boys pay more: Barrick and Newmont boost dividends.

Despite record high gold prices the companies’ that mine the metal have been slow to receive valuations that reflect the cashflows pouring on to their financial statements. The two biggest gold miners in the world, Barrick Gold (ABX-T, ABX-N)…


Premium Exploration's president Del Steiner (left) with vice-president of exploration Michael Ostenson at the Friday zone at the Idaho gold project. Photo by Matthew Allan

Hunting for gold in the Gem State

Most know Idaho as the Potato State, but the area also has a lesser-known nickname, the Gem State, which dates back to its territorial days. 


Drillers at Premium Exploration's Idaho gold project near Elk City in central Idaho. Photo by Premium Exploration

Former Idaho governor encourages mining in the state

When Democrat Cecil Andrus, the only governor in Idaho’s history to have served four terms, retired from the board of Coeur d’Alene Mines (CDM-T, CDM-N) after more than ten years of service, the mining company gave him a Beretta shotgun instead…


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