Barkerville Gold Mines senior geologists Maggie Layman (left) and Wanda Carter stand next to high-grade intercepts from the BC Vein at the Barkerville Mountain gold project in south-central British Columbia. Photo by Lesley Stokes

ICYMI: The most-clicked stories of 2015

In good times and bad, there’s never a shortage of fascinating stories in our industry. In case you missed any of them, here are the most-clicked stories of 2015, in descending order of popularity:

US stocks slip, Dec. 11-17

U.S. equities closed lower, despite receiving a boost after the Federal Reserve raised interest rates. The Dow Jones Industrial Average fell 0.5% to 17,495.84, while the S&P 500 Index lost 0.5% to close at 2,041.89. The Nasdaq dipped 0.8%…

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 slides, Dec. 11-17

The United States Federal Reserve’s decision to raise interest rates for the first time since June 2006 lifted Canada’s main stock index by 1.9% to 13,166.08, before finishing at 13,009.93, in a 0.05% decline. The central bank…

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