Volume 101 Number 24 July 27 - Aug 2, 2015

Drill rigs at NioCorp Developments' Elk Creek niobium project in southeastern Nebraska. Credit: NioCorp Developments.

NioCorp CEO provides cash to company

For the second time in less than two months, Mark Smith of NioCorp Developments (TSX: NB; US-OTC: NIOBF) has dug into his own pockets for loans to the company he leads.



Mills spinning at Kirkland Lake Gold's Macassa gold mine in Ontario. Source: Kirkland Lake Gold

Gold stocks that soared in 2015’s H1

Several gold producers have registered strong share price gains during the first half of 2015, despite price pressure on the yellow metal. The spot gold price dipped 0.7% from last year’s close to end June 30 at US$1,174 per oz. It has…



Christina Taylor (left), project geologist, and Max Porterfield, Callinex Mines' CEO, at a drill site in March 2015 at the Pine Bay copper project in Manitoba. Source: Callinex Mines

Callinex Mines attracts Resource Capital Funds

Max Porterfield, president and CEO of Callinex Mines (TSXV: CNX; US-OTC: CLLXF) thinks he’s got the projects, the people and soon, some of the money, to have a decent shot at making the next meaningful discovery in…




TSX edges up, July 13-17

Canada’s benchmark index added 109.62 points, or 0.8%, to close the turbulent week at 14,642.84. The S&P/TSX Capped Diversified Metals & Mining Index plunged 6.8% to 614.32, while the S&P/TSX Global Gold Index fell 6.7% to…


Wall Street rises, July 13-17

Strong earnings reports and relief after the parliament in Greece voted for austerity measures lifted all three major indexes in the U.S. The Dow Jones Industrial Average gained 1.8% to finish at 18,086.45, the S&P 500 Index rose 2.4% to…




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