Volume 100 Number 17 Jun 9 - 15, 2014

Cameco puts Millennium on ice

Poor economic conditions in world uranium markets are forcing many uranium companies to postpone projects or scale back operations.

Drillers at Rye Patch Gold's Lincoln Hill gold-silver project in Nevada, 160 km northeast of Reno. Credit: Rye Patch Gold

Rye Patch touts Nevada’s Oreana Trend

VANCOUVER — A year ago explorer Rye Patch Gold (TSXV: RPM; US-OTC: RPMGF) scored a chunk of cash and a net smelter return royalty (NSR) thanks to  some savvy staking around Coeur Mining’s (TSX: CDM; NYSE: CDE) Rochester…

A drill site at Uranium Energy's Oviedo uranium project in Paraguay. Credit: Uranium Energy

Commentary: How low can uranium prices go?

Investors in uranium stocks are a weary bunch at this point. And despite a number of factors hinting at a recovery in uranium oxide prices, they continue along a downward trajectory.

A drilling team in action at Pinecrest Resources' Enchi gold project in Ghana. Credit: Pinecrest Resources

Edgewater spins out Ghanaian gold into Pinecrest

VANCOUVER — Several months ago junior Edgewater Exploration (TSXV: EDW; US-OTC: EDWZF) was hit with a permitting delay at its flagship Corcoesto gold project, 35 km southwest of the port city of La Coruna in Spain. Edgewater had been…

The field camp at GoviEx Uranium's Madaouela uranium project in Niger. Credit: GoviEx Uranium

Govind Friedland to IPO GoviEx Uranium

GoviEx Uranium has filed a prospectus for an initial public offering with the securities commissions of Ontario and British Columbia and plans to use the net proceeds to pay for environmental and social impact assessments, as well as a pilot…

Processing facilities at Freeport-McMoRan Copper & Gold's Tenke Fungurume mine in 2011. Credit: Freeport-McMoRan Copper & Gold

Commentary: Copper price rises on supply worries

These are interesting times for copper investors. Concerns on the supply side, questions over sustained demand due to sluggish global economic growth and a forward curve that defies the normal contango situation are some of the major issues…

A view of Rio Tinto's Simandou iron ore project in Guinea. Credit: Rio Tinto

Rio Tinto’s US$20B iron ore mine plan in Guinea

VANCOUVER — A decade after mega-miner Rio Tinto (NYSE: RIO; LSE: RIO; ASX: RIO) was awarded the world-class Simandou iron-ore concessions in Guinea, West Africa, it looks like the stage has been set for what would be the largest…

The Cerro Pelon deposit, 3 km from Alamos Gold's Mulatos gold mine in northwestern Mexico's Sonora state. Credit: Alamos Gold

Alamos adding Cerro Pelon and La Yaqui to the mix

Alamos Gold (TSX: AGI; NYSE: AGI) has scored a major victory at its Mulatos gold mine operation in Mexico with the acquisition of surface rights for two satellite gold deposits that could add low-cost production growth as early as 2016.

Calibre Mining president and CEO Greg Smith (left) and senior geologist Marc Cianci at the Eastern Borosi gold-silver project in northeast Nicaragua. Credit: Calibre Mining

Iamgold becomes Calibre’s third partner in Nicaragua

Calibre Mining (TSXV: CXB; US-OTC: CXBMF) saw its shares surge 43% after reporting that Iamgold (TSX: IMG; NYSE: IAG) had signed an option to spend US$10.9 million to earn up to 70% of the junior’s Eastern Borosi gold–silver project…

Midway expands Gold Rock resource

Midway Gold (TSX: MDW; NYSE: MDW) may be in the thick of building its first gold mine at the Pan project in Nevada — with the first gold pour expected in the fourth quarter — but that hasn’t stopped the junior developer from…

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