Trucks at Capstone Mining's Pinto Valley copper mine in Arizona, 125 km east of Phoenix. Credit: Capstone Mining

Capstone’s 2015 outlook ‘disappointing,’ BMO says

VANCOUVER — On Jan. 20 copper producer Capstone Mining (TSX: CS; US-OTC: CSFFF) released its production and capital expenditure guidance for 2015, and the results don’t have analysts at BMO Capital Markets particularly enthusiastic….

The head frame at First Nickel's Lockerby nickel-copper mine in Sudbury, Ontario. Credit: First Nickel

First Nickel slashes jobs at Lockerby mine

First Nickel (TSX: FNI; US-OTC: FNKLF) is cutting 109 jobs at its Lockerby nickel-copper mine in Ontario’s Sudbury basin, as part of a restructuring plan to lower costs, resume exploration and extend the mine’s life. 

TSX Venture in the red, Jan. 12-16

The S&P/TSX Venture Composite struggled under the weight of multi-year low crude oil prices during the trading period, as it lost 2.9%, or 19.9 points, en route to a 667.31-point weekly close. Bloomberg data indicates that U.S.-based…

Argonaut Gold's San Agustin gold project in Mexico's Durango state. Credit: Argonaut Gold

Argonaut Gold advances San Agustin

Argonaut Gold (TSX: AR; US-OTC: ARNGF) bought the San Agustin project, 10 km west of its producing El Castillo open-pit mine in Durango, Mexico, for $75 million in cash and shares in December 2013, and a recent preliminary economic assessment…

TSX falls 2.5%, Jan. 5-9

Oil prices were down for a seventh straight week, dipping below US$50 per barrel, while Statistics Canada reported job losses for the second month in a row. The unemployment rate in December remained unchanged at 6.6%, with full-time employment…

U.S. equities slip, Jan.5-9

The U.S. market fell during the week amid lower oil prices. The S&P 500 Index slipped 13.39 points to 2,044.81, while the Dow Jones Industrial Average fell 95.62 points to 17,737.37. The Nasdaq Composite closed down 22.74 points at…

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