As Western powers prepare to fully withdraw their troops from Afghanistan by the end of 2014, Wahidullah Shahrani, Afganistan’s minister of mines, is preparing for a very different kind of deployment.
Ongoing exploration for a cash-strapped junior is hard to do in a turbulent market, but it can reap handsome rewards. The possibility of a huge payoff has First Mexican Gold’s (FMG-V) president and CEO Jim Voisin pushing forward the company’s…
Weeks of mounting tension between opposing factions of the board of Mosquito Consolidated Gold Mines (MSQ-V) came to the fore at the company’s annual general meeting on Dec. 16, as shareholders finally had their say in the matter.
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Anaconda Mining (ANX-T) has sold off its iron ore assets in Chile in a bid to pay down debt and focus on gold.
While being on the hook for half of a US$6-billion mine construction is hardly small potatoes, it’s a bargain compared to shouldering the burden alone.
The following is an excerpt from a report entitled Minerals and Africa’s Development, released by the United Nations’ Economic Commission for Africa and the African Union. For the full report visit africaminingvision.org.
Nearly seven years after Rambler Metals and Mining (RAB-V, RMM-L) took control of the past-producing Ming copper-gold mine on Newfoundland Baie Verte peninsula, the company has poured its first gold doré bar and shipped it for further…
With commodity prices strong, it was another highly dynamic year for miners and mineral explorers. Here’s our list of the year’s top mining stories:
Canadian Zinc (CZN-T) has been flashed a green light from environmental authorities to go ahead with developing its Prairie Creek mine in the Northwest Territories.
Short positions outstanding at Nov. 30/11 (with changes from Nov. 15/11).
For the past six years, Martin Amyot has been making an annual trek to Vancouver to try to convince investors that not only has Sudan had a gold mine in continuous operation since 1991, but also that the mine will be in operation for years to…