Volume 100 Number 43 Dec 8 - 14, 2014

Stillwater Mining's namesake palladium-platinum mine in Montana. Credit: Stillwater Mining

CIBC slashes platinum forecast

An expected surge in the platinum price failed to materialize in 2014 because of a strong U.S. dollar and weak South African rand, say mining analysts with CIBC World Markets, who are slashing their platinum price forecast for 2015.

Eastmain teams with Darnley Bay at Lac Lessard

Last year Eastmain Resources (TSX: ER; US-OTC: EANRF) surveyed its wholly owned Lac Lessard property in the James Bay region of northern Quebec using a combined airborne magnetic and electromagnetic VTEM system that identified 10 highly…

Drillers targeting the Iceberg gold deposit at NuLegacy Gold's Red Hill project in Nevada. Credit: NuLegacy Gold

NuLegacy explores Iceberg in Nevada

NuLegacy Gold (TSXV: NUG; US-OTC: NULGF) may be onto something at its Iceberg gold deposit on the Red Hill project in Nevada’s famed Cortez gold trend.

Rio Tinto and Dominion Diamond's Diavik diamond mine in the Northwest Territories, 300 km northeast of Yellowknife. Credit: Rio Tinto

Rio Tinto green-lights A-21 pipe at Diavik

Rio Tinto (NYSE: RIO; LSE: RIO) has approved the development of a US$350-million A-21 kimberlite pipe at its 60%-owned Diavik mine, 300 km northeast of Yellowknife.

Lydian International's Amulsar gold project in Armenia, 170 km south of the capital city of Yerevan. Credit: Lydian International

Lydian scores final mine permit at Amulsar

VANCOUVER — Shares of Lydian International (TSX: LYD; US-OTC: LYDIF) were on the rise after news that the company cleared the final permitting hurdle at its wholly owned Amulsar epithermal gold deposit, 170 km south of…

A worker inspects zinc ingots at Nyrstar's Overpelt zinc smelting plant in Belgium. Credit: Nyrstar

Wood Mac sees stronger prices for copper, nickel, zinc

Falling energy and metal prices are leaving many investors in the mining space anxious about what lies in store next year. Julian Kettle, head of metals and mining research at Wood Mackenzie in London, recently took time to speak to The…

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