Volume 101 Number 15 May 25 - 31, 2015

Atico Mining's El Roble copper-gold mine in Colombia, 145 km east of Medellin. Credit: Atico Mining

Atico Mining’s confidence in El Roble grows

Atico Mining’s (TSXV: ATY; US-OTC: ATCMF) El Roble underground mine is the only copper-gold volcanogenic massive sulphide (VMS) deposit in production today in Colombia and the Vancouver-based junior producer is becoming more confident by…

Processing facilities at Sherritt International's 40%-owned Ambatovy nickel-cobalt mine in Madagascar. Credit:  Sherritt International

Sherritt brings discipline to the business

At its annual general meeting on May 12 in Toronto, Sherritt International (TSX: S; US-OTC: SHERF) chairman Harold (Hap) Stephen dismissed a disgruntled shareholder’s criticism about the nickel producer’s languishing share price and…

A worker watches the first load of concentrate from Hudbay Minerals' Constancia copper-moly-gold-silver mine leave for China from Peru. Credit: Hudbay Minerals

Hudbay hits commercial production at Constancia

Hudbay Minerals (TSX: HBM; NYSE: HBM) has stayed on course with its ambitious growth plans over the last five years, bringing online three new mines, with the latest being the large Constancia copper-molybdenum-gold-silver mine in Peru.

Southern Copper's Tia Maria copper project in Peru. Credit: Southern Copper

Southern Copper rejects bribery accusations

In the latest drama unfolding at Southern Copper’s (NYSE: SCCO) embattled Tia Maria project in Peru, the company has dismissed allegations that a lawyer, who used to work for the company, tried to bribe protestors on behalf of the company.

Cordoba Minerals' San Matias project   in northern Colombia. Credit: Cordoba Minerals

Cordoba entices Friedland’s HPX to explore Colombia

VANCOUVER — It’s been over a year since Mario Stifano, president and CEO of Cordoba Minerals (TSXV: CDB; US-OTC: CDBMF) shared an elevator with international financer Robert Friedland and sparked the billionaire’s interest in…

Roy Sebag, BitGold cofounder and team leader.

BitGold surges on TSXV debut

If you believe, as Roy Sebag and Josh Crumb do, that the real value in gold is not holding it as an investment but using it as money, then you should check out BitGold (TSXV: XAU), the company they founded that uses an Internet-based technology…

Drillers at Golden Arrow Resources Chinchillas silver-lead-zinc property in Argentina. Credit: Golden Arrow Resources

Golden Arrow forges ahead with feasibility at Chinchillas

VANCOUVER — It’s tough times for junior exploration, but Golden Arrow Resources (TSXV: GRG: US-OTC: GARWF) has persevered at its flagship Chinchillas silver-lead-zinc property, 280 km from San Salvador de Jujuy, Argentina. With…

A blast at Iron Ore Co. of Canada's flagship iron ore mine in Labrador. Credit: RIO TINTO

Labrador Iron Ore Royalty could become takeover target

Osisko Gold Royalties (TSX: OR) has amassed a 9.8% stake in Labrador Iron Ore Royalty (TSX: LIF) since the beginning of the year, and of that, 7.2% was acquired in the first quarter, Osisko noted in its quarterly financial statements.

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