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Workers underground at Vale's Taquari-Vassouras   potash mine in Brazil. Credit: Vale

Moody’s puts 55 miners on review for downgrade

Moody’s Investors Service has put the credit ratings of 55 mining companies under review due to poor market conditions, noting this downturn marks a “unprecedented shift” for the mining industry.


Victoria Gold president and CEO John McConnell at Victoria Gold's Eagle gold project in the Yukon. Photo by Matthew Keevil.

Site visit: Victoria’s Eagle truly ‘shovel ready’

MAYO, YUKON — When it comes to visiting mine sites in northern Canada there aren’t too many that boast better access than Victoria Gold’s (TSXV: VIT; US-OTC: VITFF) Dublin Gulch property, which is reached via a civilized,…


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…




A panel discussion during the Energy and Mines conference in Toronto in late October, from left: Stephen Letwin, Iamgold's president and CEO; Paul West-Sells, Western Copper and Gold's president and COO; and Valerie Helbronner, partner with Torys LLP. Source: Energy and Mines

Miners weigh in on green energy

Technologies in renewable energy sources such as wind, solar, hydroelectricity and bioenergy are improving, making them cheaper and attractive. However, lower commodity prices and tighter margins are among the barriers miners face when adopting…



Autonomous haulage trucks on the move at Rio Tinto's West Angelas iron ore mine in Australia's Pilbara region. Credit: Rio Tinto.

Mining sector forced to innovate

The mining sector is facing a Darwinian moment, delegates at the first annual Technology and Innovation in Mining conference in Toronto heard in September.




Workers in the field at Kaminak Gold's Coffee gold project in west-central Yukon's White Gold district. Source: Kaminak Gold

MDRU sheds light on gold in the Yukon

VANCOUVER — When Underworld Resources, now Kinross Gold (TSX: K; NYSE: KGC), found the White Gold deposit in 2008 — a gold-only system near the prolific Klondike placer gold fields, 95 km south of Dawson City — it swept the…


The plant WPC Resources' past-producing historic Lupin gold project in Nunavut. Credit: WPC Resources

WPC aims to bring Lupin back online

WPC Resources (TSXV: WPQ) — soon to be named Lupin Gold Corp. — plans to bring the past-producing Lupin gold mine online, while also advancing the nearby Ulu gold property.


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