Roxgold Inc

A railway line runs through Roxgold's Yaramoko gold project in Burkina Faso. Credit: Roxgold.

Roxgold eyes the finish line at Yaramoko

Building a mine on time and within budget is a tough feat to pull off, but it’s something Africa-focused junior Roxgold (TSXV: ROG; US-OTC: ROGFF) is close…

Claude Resources' flagship  Seabee gold operation, located in northeastern Saskatchewan. Credit: Claude Resources

Top gold performers in 2015

Since the commodities downturn started four years ago, gold companies have sought ways to reduce costs and push ahead. The spot gold price ended 2015 at US$1,061 per oz., down 10% for the year and 36% since closing 2012 at US$1,664 per oz….

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…

TSX Venture declines, Aug. 10-14

The S&P/TSX Venture Composite struggled late in the week despite a jump in gold futures, as it dropped 3.39 points en route to a 573.21-point close. Energy and base metal futures finished in the red, and the Chinese currency devaluation…

Mills spinning at Kirkland Lake Gold's Macassa gold mine in Ontario. Source: Kirkland Lake Gold

Gold stocks that soared in 2015’s H1

Several gold producers have registered strong share price gains during the first half of 2015, despite price pressure on the yellow metal. The spot gold price dipped 0.7% from last year’s close to end June 30 at US$1,174 per oz. It has…

Workers pour the first concrete at Roxgold's Yaramoko gold project in Burkina Faso. Source: Roxgold

Roxgold starts construction at Yaramoko

Roxgold (TSXV: ROG; US-OTC: ROGFF) has kicked off construction at its high-grade Yaramoko gold project in southwestern Burkina Faso, with an aim of starting production in the second quarter of 2016.

Drillers at Roxgold's Yaramoko gold project in Burkina Faso. Credit: Roxgold

Roxgold lands final permit at Yaramoko

Violent protests in Burkina Faso that forced strongman Blaise Compaoré to resign his presidency of that country in November after ruling for 27 years was just one of the uncertainties Roxgold (TSXV: ROG; US-OTC: ROGFF) faced in advancing…

The processing plant at Endeavour Mining's Tabakoto gold mine in Mali. Credit: Endeavour Mining

Endeavour beats down costs, targets debt

VANCOUVER — Gold producer Endeavour Mining (TSX: EDV; US-OTC: EDVMF) should be happy with its results over the past year. The company has dropped its all-in sustaining costs, brought a new project online and hit a gold production record.

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