Volume 100 Number 34 Oct 6 - 12, 2014

Pierre Lassonde.

Calibre Mining wins over Pierre Lassonde

When executive chairman Doug Forster and director Blayne Johnson of Calibre Mining (TSXV: CXB; US-OTC: CXBMF) sat down at the Denver Gold Forum in mid-September and presented an update on the company’s Nicaraguan gold projects to Pierre…

Precipitate Gold vice-president of exploration Michael Moore (facing camera) analyzes core from discovery hole 5 at the Ginger Ridge zone, part of the Juan de Herrera gold project in the Dominican Republic. Credit: Precipitate Gold

Precipitate Gold team talks discovery at Ginger Ridge

VANCOUVER — It took junior Precipitate Gold (TSXV: PRG; US-OTC: PREIF) two years of socio-political wrangling to get its drills turning, but only a fraction of that time to make a discovery at its 125 sq. km Juan de Herrera…

Processing facilities at Lundin Mining's   Eagle copper-nickel mine in Michigan. Credit:  Lundin Mining

Lundin produces concentrate at Eagle

With the start of concentrate production and the completion of mill commissioning ahead of schedule and under budget at Lundin Mining’s (TSX: LUN) high-grade Eagle mine in Michigan, the company is poised to start shipments of the first…

Core racks at Falco Resources' historic gold property in Rouyn-Noranda, Quebec.

Sean Roosen brings golden touch to Falco

The co-founder of Osisko Mining — who brought the $1-billion Canadian Malartic mine into production, and oversaw the sale of the company earlier this year to Agnico Eagle Mines (TSX: AEM; NYSE: AEM) and Yamana Gold (TSX: YRI; NYSE: AUY)…

A loader in Hecla Mining's Casa Berardi underground gold mine in Quebec. Credit: Hecla Mining

Hecla boosts gold exposure with Quebec plays

VANCOUVER — Gold production is playing a growing role in U.S.-based silver miner Hecla Mining’s (NYSE: HL) precious metals portfolio, and most of the company’s new exposure to the yellow metal is in Eastern Canada.

Stornoway Diamond's Renard diamond project under construction near central Quebec's Otish Mountains. Credit: Stornoway Diamond

Stornoway advances Quebec’s first diamond mine

Junior explorer turned developer Stornoway Diamond (TSX: SWY; US-OTC: SWYDF) is building Quebec’s first diamond mine, set to start commercial production in 2017, after having raised $946 million for its Renard diamond project in July.

Agnico Eagle's Lapa project in Quebec. Credit: Agnico Eagle Mines

Agnico has room to grow in Quebec

Agnico Eagle Mines (TSX: AEM; NYSE: AEM) has grown over the past two decades from a single asset producer to a mid-tier gold miner, with mines spread across Quebec, Nunavut, Finland and Mexico. But its four gold mines strung out along a 50 km…

Rising GDP drives consumer gold demand

The following is an edited summary from the U.K.-based World Gold Council about its report entitled: The growth dividend: How rising GDP lifts gold consumer demand. The full report can be found at www.gold.org.

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