Volume 101 Number 44 Dec 14 - 20, 2015

"The rules and regulations are crystal clear, and they're followed to the letter, which is refreshing," says Southern Arc Minerals president and CEO Mike Andrews.

Southern Arc shifts focus to Japan

In 2005, Southern Arc Minerals (TSXV: SA) became the first Canadian junior exploration company to return to Indonesia after the Asian financial crisis in 1997. The junior acquired two key projects: the West Lombok property on Southwest Lombok…



A worker handles core at Cameco's Cigar Lake uranium mine in Saskatchewan. Credit: Cameco

Uranium prices poised to rebound, analyst says

After some false starts in past years, an uptick in uranium prices may truly be around the corner, and this time analysts are more confident any rise will reflect a balance between demand and supply.


Trevali Mining's Caribou zinc-lead-silver mine in New Brunswick, which is approaching commercial production. Photo by Salma Tarikh.

Scotiabank’s Pat Mohr on metal prices, China demand

Extremely challenging market conditions will persist for some time, but the resource sector can look forward to supply-side tightness in the medium-term, along with better metal prices, Pat Mohr, a vice-president and economics and commodity…




A drill rig at Premier Gold Mines' Hasaga gold project in Ontario.Credit: Premier Gold Mines

Premier Gold expands Hasaga in Red Lake

Premier Gold Mines’ (TSX: PG; US-OTC: PIRGF) story has of a lot of moving parts that are “moving us in the right direction,” CEO Ewan Downie says in his company’s blog.


A historic headframe at Premier Gold Mines and Centerra Gold's Trans-Canada gold project, 200 km northeast of Thunder Bay, Ontario. Credit: Premier Gold Mines

Premier Gold’s Downie sees ‘multiple opportunities’

Premier Gold Mines’ (TSX: PG; US-OTC: PIRGF) CEO Ewan Downie recently talked to The Northern Miner about the company’s decision to buy Pure Gold Mining’s (TSXV: PGM; US-OTC: LRTNF) land package so that it could expand its…



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