Southern Copper Corporation

Tire maintenance at Barrick Gold's Cortez mine in Nevada. Credit: Barrick Gold

Top 10 US-based miners

The Northern Miner presents the top-10, U.S.-based mining companies by market capitalization. 1. Newmont Goldcorp Market cap: US$31.8 billion Newmont Goldcorp (NYSE: NEM) is a…



Cyprium Mining

Cyprium starts trial mining at Potosi

Cyprium Mining (TSXV: CUG) has begun small-scale mining at the past-producing underground Potosi silver-lead-zinc mine in northern Mexico, with plans to increase throughput. Potosi is…



US stocks gain ground, Jan. 25-29

U.S. equities posted a second consecutive weekly gain, after a surprise move from the Bank of Japan to stimulate its economy. The Dow Jones Industrial Average rose 2.3% to 16,466.30, while the S&P 500 Index advanced 1.8% to 1,940.24. The…



Southern Copper's Tia Maria copper project in Peru. Credit: Southern Copper

Southern Copper rejects bribery accusations

In the latest drama unfolding at Southern Copper’s (NYSE: SCCO) embattled Tia Maria project in Peru, the company has dismissed allegations that a lawyer, who used to work for the company, tried to bribe protestors on behalf of the company.



Loading a haul truck at Copper Mountain Mining's eponymous copper mine, 20 km south of Princeton, British Columbia. Copper Mountain Mining

Copper miners hold up under BMO forecast

Copper prices have dipped below US$3 per lb. several times this year — in March, briefly in October, and then in November — for the first time since mid-2010.


Southern Copper's Tia Maria copper project in southern Peru. Credit: Southern Copper

Peru approves EIA for Southern Copper’s Tia Maria

Southern Copper (NYSE: SCCO) will start building  its US$1.4-billion Tia Maria copper mine in Peru before the end of 2014, after having secured approval of the project’s environmental-impact assessment in early August. Production is…


Geologist Edwin Mayta (right) at Panoro Minerals' Cotabambas copper project, 50 km west of Cuzco. Credit: Panoro Minerals

Panoro looks forward to ‘transformational year’

Luquman Shaheen, the CEO of Panoro Minerals (TSXV: PML; US-OTC: POROF), remains upbeat and optimistic about the prospects of the company’s Cotabambas copper–gold–silver–molybdenum project and Antilla…


Geologists and administrative staff at Panoro Minerals' camp at the Antilla copper-moly project in southern Peru. Credit: Panoro Minerals

Panoro improves Antilla’s copper metrics in Peru

Panoro Minerals (TSXV: PML; US-OTC: POROF) has grown its copper resource by 38% and its molybdenum resource by 53% at its wholly owned Antilla project, 140 km southwest of the city of Cuzco and 120 km southwest of its Cotabambas project in…


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