Volume 101 Number 3 Mar 2 - 8, 2015

Equipment in the pit at Kinross Gold's Tasiast gold mine in Mauritania. Credit:  Kinross Gold

Kinross defers Tasiast mill expansion

Kinross Gold (TSX: K; NYSE: KGC) has put its US$1.6-billion Tasiast mill expansion project on hold to keep its balance sheet intact in the current low gold price environment, with at least one analyst thinking the firm is considering other…

Drillers at Guerrero Ventures'Biricu gold property in southwestern Mexico's Guerrero Gold Belt. Credit: Guerrero Ventures

Guerrero on the discovery trail at Biricu

VANCOUVER — It’s early days for explorer Guerrero Ventures (TSXV: GV; US-OTC: GVXNF) at its 410 sq. km Biricu property in the emerging Guerrero Gold Belt (GGB) of southwestern Mexico, but the company has strong technical pedigree…

Workers near a railway at Labrador Iron Mines' Schefferville iron ore property in the Labrador Trough. Credit: Labrador Iron Mines

Commentary: Labrador Trough rail needs a rethink

During its successful 2014 election campaign, Quebec’s Liberal Party vowed to revive Plan Nord — a cherished blueprint for opening up the province’s vast northern mineral wealth for development. Brainchild of former Liberal…

The mill at Primero Mining's Black Fox gold mine near Timmins, Ontario. Credit: Primero Mining

Primero eyes more production, lower costs in 2015

Primero Mining (TSX: P; NYSE: PPP) forecasts better prospects in 2015 after a troublesome 2014, when it recorded an 89% drop in adjusted profit, despite meeting its full-year production guidance.

Yamana Gold's Cerro Moro gold-silver project in Santa Cruz, Argentina. Credit: Yamana Gold

Yamana aims to apply ‘lessons learned’ at Cerro Moro

VANCOUVER — It’s become relatively rare to see intermediate gold producers commit capital to new developments, but Yamana Gold (TSX: YRI; NYSE: AUY) is bucking the trend at its Cerro Moro low-sulphidation epithermal deposit in Santa…

Rocks travel on a conveyor at Coeur Mining's mill at its Kensington gold mine in Alaska. Credit: Coeur Mining

Coeur takes US$1B writedown in 2014

Coeur Mining (TSX: CDM; NYSE: CDE), the largest U.S.-based silver producer, reported a wider net loss for 2014 as it took a US$1-billion after-tax writedown in the fourth quarter, following weaker silver and gold prices.

A helicopter delivers supplies at Amarc Resources' IKE copper-moly-silver project in south-central B.C. Credit: Amarc Resources

Amarc’s IKE project excites mine builder Robert Dickinson

When Canadian Mining Hall of Famer Robert Dickinson says he’s never been as enthusiastic about a project as he has been about Amarc Resources’ (TSXV: AHR; US-OTC: AXREF) porphyry copper-moly-silver IKE discovery in south-central…

Drillers working at Wellgreen Platinum's namesake PGM-nickel project the southern Yukon. Credit: Wellgreen Platinum

Wellgreen Platinum scales down PGM project

Wellgreen Platinum (TSX: WG; US-OTC: WGPLF) has delivered an updated preliminary economic assessment (PEA) for its Wellgreen platinum group metals and nickel deposit, in the southern Yukon, that cuts capital costs and the project’s mine…

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