Volume 100 Number 26 Aug 11 - 17, 2014

A drill site at Minco PLC's Woodstock manganese project in New Brunswick, 10 km from the U.S. border. Credit: Minco PLC

Minco plans Maritime manganese mine

VANCOUVER — Dublin-registered Minco PLC (LSE: MIO) is planning to produce high-grade manganese from its Woodstock project in New Brunswick for 25% below the industry’s average cost, and supply the North American and European steel…

Asanko Gold's main office block at the Asanko gold project in Ghana. Credit: Asanko Gold

Asanko approves gold mine construction in Ghana

Asanko Gold’s  directors (TSX: AKG; NYSE: AKG) have given management the green light to build the first phase of the Asanko gold mine in Ghana for US$295 million, and the company expects to break ground within a month.

Equipment at Kerr Mines' past-producing Copperstone gold mine in Arizona. Credit: Kerr Mines.

San Gold to merge with Kerr Mines

Winnipeg-based junior miner San Gold (TSX: SGR; US-OTC: SGRCF) is merging with Toronto-based explorer and developer Kerr Mines (TSX: KER; US-OTC: AISDC). San Gold intends to use the skills it honed turning around its Rice Lake gold mine complex…

Coeur Mining's Palmarejo gold-silver mine, 420 km southwest of the city of Chihuahua, Mexico. Credit: Coeur Mining

Coeur revamps Palmarejo mine plan

VANCOUVER — It’s been almost six years since U.S. producer Coeur Mining (TSX: CDM; NSYE: CDE) last released a mine plan for its wholly owned Palmarejo gold–silver operation, 420 km southwest of Chihuahua, Mexico, and a…

An aerial view of the Tiger gold deposit at Atac Resources' Rackla gold project, 55 km northeast of Keno City in central Yukon. Credit: Atac Resources

Atac sees modest gold mine at Tiger in Yukon

Gold explorer Atac Resources (TSXV: ATC) has wrapped up  the first economic study of its Rackla gold project in the Yukon — a positive preliminary economic assessment of the oxide portion of the…

Drillers at Wellgreen Platinum's namesake polymetallic project in the Yukon, 300 km northwest of Whitehorse. Credit: Wellgreen Platinum

Wellgreen Platinum grows PGM resource in Yukon

VANCOUVER — It’s been a busy couple of years for explorer Wellgreen Platinum (TSXV: WG; US-OTC: WGPLF) as it develops its wholly owned Wellgreen platinum group metals (PGM) deposit in Yukon’s southwest corner. The company has…

Troy fast tracks Karouni with open-pit plan

VANCOUVER — Gold producer Troy Resources (TSX: TRY; US-OTC: TRYRF) acquired the Karouni gold project located 180 km southwest of Georgetown, Guyana, US$200 million just over a year ago, and now anticipates having a mine in operation…

Centerra Gold's flagship Kumtor gold mine in the Kyrgyz Republic, 350 km southwest of the capital Bishkek.  Credit: Centerra Gold

Centerra’s Atkinson talks Kumtor, M&A opportunities

VANCOUVER — Centerra Gold’s (TSX: CG; US-OTC: CAGDF) wholly owned Kumtor gold mine in the Kyrgyz Republic — 350 km southwest of the capital of Bishkek — is an ample cash generator, and president and CEO Ian Atkinson says…

A drill crew at Seabridge Gold's  KSM gold-copper project in northwestern B.C. Credit: Seabridge Gold

BC gov’t approves Seabridge’s KSM project

Seabridge Gold (TSX: SEA; NYSE: SA) has received a provincial environmental approval for its KSM gold–copper project in northwestern B.C., putting it closer to “becoming a reality,” the company’s vice-president of…

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