Volume 100 Number 45 Dec 22 - 28, 2014

Material on a conveyor at Aurcana's La Negra silver mine in Mexico's Queretaro state, 180 km north of Mexico City. Credit: Aurcana

Aurcana improves operations at La Negra

VANCOUVER — It’s all about boosting near-term liquidity for silver producer Aurcana (TSXV: AUN; US-OTC: AUNFF) as it grapples with a high debt load and falling metal prices. On Dec. 1 the company released its…



GoviEx Uranium's Madaouela uranium project in Niger. Credit: GoviEx Uranium

GoviEx pitches Madaouela uranium project in Niger

Before listing on the Canadian Securities Exchange in June, the small corporate team at GoviEx Uranium (CSE: GXU) raised over $100 million privately to advance their Madaouela uranium project in Niger.








A surveyor measures a coal stockpile at Anglo American's Greenside thermal coal mine in South Africa. Credit: Anglo American

Miners struggle to adapt to lower coal prices

Thermal coal prices recently touched a five-and-a-half-year low of US$62.25 per tonne, and the market has seen several mining companies announce plans to sell coal assets or take on partners to weather the downturn.


Thompson Creek Metals' Endako molybdenum mine, 190 km west of Prince George, British Columbia. Credit: Thompson Creek Metals

Thompson Creek shutters Endako

VANCOUVER — Rough commodity markets are forcing miners to make tough decisions, and Colorado-based Thompson Creek Metals (TSX: TCM; NYSE: TC) is the most recent operator driven to place a struggling asset on temporary care and maintenance…


Wall Street gets slammed, Dec. 8-12

The market sell-off on Wall Street was one of the worst in more than two years as oil dropped below US$62 a barrel and China reported more weak economic data. The S&P 500 Index fell 3.5% to 2002.33 and the Dow Jones Industrial Average…


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