Volume 100 Number 5 Mar 17 - 23, 2014

An aerial view of Tahoe Resources' Escobal silver project in southeastern Guatemala. Credit: Tahoe Resources

Tahoe’s CSR strategy in Guatemala

VANCOUVER — Tahoe Resources (TSX: THO; NYSE: TAHO) is a bit of a trailblazer when it comes to community relations and corporate social responsibility (CSR) around its Escobal underground silver mine in the municipality of San Rafael Las…

Processing facilities at Kirkland Lake Gold's  Macassa project. Credit: Kirkland Lake Gold

Kirkland Lake Gold drills shallow high grade

Near-surface drilling that has returned an intercept of 1,718.06 grams gold per tonne over a true width of 0.6 metre from 280 metres below surface — 1.5 km from Kirkland Lake Gold’s (TSX: KGI; US-OTC: KGILF) operating Macassa…

Altan Nevada Minerals' North Star gold project in Nevada. Credit: Altan Nevada Minerals

Altan CEO gets creative to finance greenfield exploration

VANCOUVER — It has been a lean two years for mineral explorers, and Evan Jones has seen just how tough capital markets have been on juniors, having guided sister companies Altan Rio Minerals (TSXV: AMO) and Altan Nevada Minerals (TSXV:…

Alderon Iron Ore has secured access to the Pointe-Noire deepwater port in Sept-les, Quebec. Credit: Alderon Iron Ore

Alderon secures power for Kami project

Alderon Iron Ore (TSX: ADV; NYSE-MKT: AXX) has confirmed a power supply for its Kami iron-ore project in the Labrador Trough, passing another milestone this year.

Great Quest Metals CEO Jed Richardson (right) speaks with a merchant in Gao, Mali. Credit: Great Quest Metals

Great Quest gets back on track at Tilemsi

VANCOUVER — West African focused junior Great Quest Metals (TSXV: GQ; US-OTC: GQMLF) had a tough year in 2013, as the coup d’état in Mali brought uncertainty around the company’s flagship Tilemsi phosphate project, 120…

More exploration ahead for B2Gold in the Philippines

B2Gold (TSX: BTO; NYSE-MKT: BTG) will spend $6.2 million on exploration this year in the Philippines near its Masbate open-pit gold mine, and recent drill results suggest that the company may have a good shot at enhancing the mine’s…

Drillers last month at Pilot Gold's Kinsley Mountain gold project in Elko County, Nevada. Credit: Pilot Gold

Pilot, Nevada Sunrise jump on strong drill results

Shares in Pilot Gold (TSX: PLG; US-OTC: PLGTF) and Nevada Sunrise Gold (TSXV: NEV; US-OTC: NVSGF) got a welcome boost after solid drill results on their jointly held Kinsley Mountain gold project in Elko County, Nevada.

Moneta finds new gold zone at Golden Highway

Toronto-based Moneta Porcupine Mines (TSX: ME; OTC: MPUCF) is up on strong assays from a hole drilled outside of the current resource at its 100% owned Golden Highway gold project in Timmins, Ont.

Bob Rae.

The age of paternalism is gone: Bob Rae

Progress is being made at the bargaining table on a framework agreement between the Matawa Tribal Council and the provincial government on advancing the Ring of Fire, said former Ontario premier Bob Rae, who represents the council in the…

The mill at First Majestic Silver's La Guitarra project, which it acquired from Silvermex Resources in 2012.

PDAC: What turns a discovery into a mine?

Less than half of the discoveries made since 1950 have turned into mines so far, Richard Schodde, managing director of Melbourne-based MinEx Consulting, said at the recent Prospectors & Developers Association of Canada’s annual…

The historic Zgounder silver mine in Morocco. Credit: Maya Gold & Silver

Positive PEA for Maya’s Zgounder

VANCOUVER — A preliminary economic assessment (PEA) says Maya Gold & Silver (TSXV: MYA; US-OTC: MYAGF) should be able to restart at minimal cost the Zgounder silver mine in Morocco, which has been shuttered for 24 years.

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