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Project geologist Oscar Pederson surveying a control point for drone flights, which will collect high-resolution images and an elevation model, ahead of the next drill program at Mirasol Resources’ Nico gold-silver project in Argentina. Credit: Mirasol Resources.

Mirasol explores in Argentina, Chile

Mirasol Resources (TSXV: MRZ; US-OTC: MRZLF) is about to do something it doesn’t do often: drill one of its own projects. The Argentina- and Chile-focused…







Newcrest swallows A$6.2B writedown

Newcrest Mining’s (TSX:NM; ASX: NCM) warning in early June that it would be taking up to a A$6-billion writedown on its various gold mining assets around the world has come to pass, and the bite is a little deeper than first anticipated…



Edward Thompson (left), PDAC's awards committee chair, presents Robert Quartermain, president and CEO of Pretium Resources, with the Bill Dennis Award. Photo: envisiondigitalphoto.com

PDAC celebrates 2013 award winners

The Prospectors & Developers Association of Canada (PDAC) handed out its annual awards at a gala during its eighty-first annual convention in Toronto this month. Award recipients were honoured for outstanding contributions and excellence in…


Locals survey the past-producing Panguna copper-gold open pit mine in Bougainville, Papua New Guinea. Photo by Ian Bickis

The high-stakes world of Papua New Guinea mining

PORT MORESBY, PAPUA NEW GUINEA — Rising out of the sea at the collision of the Pacific and Indo-Australian tectonic plates, Papua New Guinea is the stuff of legend for both its geological potential and punishing working environment.


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