B2Gold Corp

A drilling crew at the Fekola gold project in Mali. Credit: Papillon Resources

B2Gold starts mine constructionat Fekola in Mali

B2Gold (TSX: BTO; NYSE-MKT: BTG) has kicked off construction at the Fekola open-pit gold mine in southwestern Mali, after releasing an optimized feasibility study and closing a previously announced US$350-million revolving credit facility.

TSX ekes out small gain, May 19-22

Statistics Canada reported higher demand for cars, food and alcohol, which drove up retail sales 0.7% in March, after a 1.5% gain in February. Markets were closed May 18 to celebrate Victoria Day, but when they reopened, Canada’s main…

An adit at Condor Gold's historic La India gold project in Nicaragua. Credit: Condor Gold

Explorers enjoy the blue-sky in Nicaragua

VANCOUVER — Epithermal gold deposits tend to form in clusters that mimic the spacing of active volcanoes, and they typically go hand-in-hand with gold-copper porphyry deposits, polymetallic skarns and other intrusion-related systems.

TSX posts strong gains, Jan. 19-23

The Bank of Canada’s surprise cut of the overnight interest rate to 0.8% from 1% — the first move on rates since September 2010 — combined with the European Central Bank’s decision the next day to buy €60-billion…

TSX continues decline, Dec. 8-12

Canada’s benchmark index fell during the trading week as investors fretted over plunging oil prices and weaker-than-expected economic data from China. The S&P/TSX Composite Index lost 742.65 points, or 5%, to end at 13,731.05. The…

TSX posts gains, Nov. 10-14

The S&P/TSX Composite Index posted its fifth straight week of gains, buoyed in part by strong economic data showing manufacturing sales in Canada climbed 2.1% to $53 billion in September, compared with a 3.5% drop in August. The S&P/TSX…

TSX down again, Sept. 29 – Oct. 3

Canada’s main stock index posted its fifth straight weekly decline despite a positive jobs report in the U.S., weighed down by concerns including whether the central government in Beijing would move against pro-democracy protesters in…

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