Volume 100 Number 14 May 19 - 25, 2014

The north end of Nevsun's Bisha open-pit copper-gold mine in Eritrea. Credit: Nevsun Resources

Nevsun’s coffers swell as it shifts Bisha to copper

VANCOUVER — In its first full quarter operating Bisha as a copper mine, owner Nevsun Resources (TSX: NSU; NYSE-MKT: NSU) encountered some commissioning challenges, like higher-than-expected grades and a trucking bottleneck that filled the…

A Cambodian geologist collects a sample from a termite mound at the Phum Syarung gold property in Cambodia, where Angkor Gold holds a net smelter return royalty after selling the project to Mesco Gold. Credit: Angkor Gold

Angkor Gold presses ahead in Cambodia

A prospect Angkor Gold (TSXV: ANK; US-OTC: ANKOF) picked up in northeastern Cambodia in 2012 may soon become the country’s first modern, commercial gold mine, president and CEO Mike Weeks says.

An aerial view of the Revenue polymetallic mine in southwestern Colorado. Credit: Silver Star Resources

Fortune to buy Revenue mine in Colorado

Fortune Minerals (TSX: FT; US-OTC: FTMDF) is buying 100% of the Revenue polymetallic mine in southwestern Colorado in a staged transaction, putting it a step closer to becoming a junior producer. 

Editorial: Turkey in mourning

Outside of the all-too regular horrors of China’s underground mines, the coal mine explosion on May 13 at Soma, 250 km south of Istanbul in western Turkey, is the worst mine disaster in recent memory.

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