Volume 100 Number 3 Mar 3 - 9, 2014

Teck Resources' Red Dog high-grade zinc mine in Alaska. Credit: Teck Resources

Zinc’s price set to rise, analysts say

Patricia Mohr, vice-president of economics and a commodity market specialist at Scotiabank, believes zinc “will be the next big base-metal play for investors.” She forecasts prices will average US94¢ per lb. in 2014 —…

Geologist Edwin Mayta (right) at Panoro Minerals' Cotabambas copper project, 50 km west of Cuzco. Credit: Panoro Minerals

Panoro looks forward to ‘transformational year’

Luquman Shaheen, the CEO of Panoro Minerals (TSXV: PML; US-OTC: POROF), remains upbeat and optimistic about the prospects of the company’s Cotabambas copper–gold–silver–molybdenum project and Antilla…

Paladin Energy has suspended production at its Kayelekera uranium mine in Malawi (above). It had been operating at a loss due to low uranium prices. Credit: Paladin Energy

Paladin suspends production at Kayelekera

VANCOUVER — In the most significant curtailment of today’s uranium cycle, Paladin Energy (TSX: PDN) is suspending production its Kayelekera mine in Malawi until the uranium price recovers.

The headframe at the historic MacLellan mine, part of Carlisle Goldfields' Lynn Lake gold project in northern Manitoba. Credit: Carlisle Goldfields

Drost set to steer Carlisle at Lynn Lake

After Sandstorm Gold (TSX: SSL; NYSE-MKT: SAND) bought Premier Royalty, Abraham Drost, the latter company’s CEO, found himself looking for his next gig.

Workers unloading rods at a drill site at Colombian Mines and Teck Resources' Yarumalito gold-copper porphyry project in Colombia. Credit: Colombian Mines

Colombian Mines buoyed by assets

VANCOUVER — Colombian Mines (TSXV: CMJ; US-OTC: CMBPF) has remained active on the exploration front through a hybrid strategy of project generation and organic discovery.

A geo technician checks core sampling at Platinum Group Metals'  Waterberg project on the North Limb of South Africa's prolific Bushveld Complex.

Platinum Group unveils Waterberg PEA

VANCOUVER — Roughly three years ago junior Platinum Group Metals (TSX: PTM; NYSE-MKT: PLG) made its Waterberg discovery on the North Limb of South Africa’s prolific Bushveld complex, and the company has had the project on the fast…

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