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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…



Drillers at work during Pilot Gold's 2015 drilling campaign in the historic Hamburg Pit area at the Goldstrike gold project, 56 km northwest of St. George, Utah. Credit: Pilot Gold

Pilot rediscovers a Carlin-style gold trend in Utah

It’s not every day that a junior exploration company takes a step outside the well-trodden Carlin and Cortez districts of Nevada to look for Carlin-style gold deposits, but Pilot Gold (TSX: PLG; US-OTC: PLGTF) is proving to be the…




Caterpillar's Command for Hauling fully autonomous truck.  Credit: Caterpillar

Adventures in automation

Leaders in the mining industry are starting to recognize that automation is part of the answer to the sector’s productivity problems, says Michael Murphy, chief engineer, mining technology enabled solutions with leading mining sector…


The thiosulphate plant at Barrick Gold's Goldstrike mine.  Credit: Barrick Gold

Barrick pioneers cyanide-free processing at Goldstrike

Barrick Gold (TSX: ABX; NYSE: ABX) hit a major milestone late last year, after it poured its first cyanide-free gold bar at its Goldstrike operations in Nevada using nothing other than a common potato fertilizer.







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