Volume 99 Number 43 Dec 9 - 15, 2013

Underground workers at Tahoe Resources' Escobal silver mine in Guatemala. Credit: Tahoe Resources

Tahoe builds on success

The Escobal silver project in Guatemala produced its first metals concentrate on Sept. 30, shipped its first concentrate to smelters on Oct. 15 and is on track to hit full production at the 3,500-tonne-per-day level by the first quarter of…

Flotation recovery cells processing material from Trevali Mining's Santander zinc mine. Credit: Trevali Mining

Trevali poised to benefit from zinc’s revival

VANCOUVER — In a market where raising even a few million dollars is tough, Trevali Mining (TSX: TV; US-OTC: TREVF) is busy filling a $46-million bought-deal financing, adding to a balance sheet that in the last 14 months already saw $16…

Construction workers at Semafo's Mana mine in Burkina Faso. Credit: Semafo

Semafo good to go with Siou and Fofina

Authorities in Burkina Faso have given Semafo (TSX: SMF; US-OTC: SEMFF) the go-ahead to develop its Siou and Fofina gold deposits sooner than expected. 

A dump truck at Augusta Resource's Rosemont copper-molybdenum project in Arizona. Credit: Augusta Resource

Augusta shares whipsawed on EPA commentary

Shareholders of junior outfit Augusta Resource (TSX: AZC; NYSE-MKT) got a little skittish after the release of a letter from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) by non-government organization Save the Scenic Santa Ritas (SSSR), a…

Geologists inspecting core at Castle Mountain Mining's namesake gold project in San Bernardino County, California. Credit: Castle Mountain Mining

Castle Mountain completes maiden resource

Research analysts Joe Mazumdar and Scott McLean of Canaccord Genuity in Vancouver have raised their target price on Castle Mountain Mining (TSXV: CMM) to $1 per share and added the company to the Canaccord Genuity Focus List, after the…

Men walk into an  adit at the Wellgreen PGM-nickel-copper project in the Yukon. Credit: Prophecy Platinum

Prophecy Platinum reports a half-mile of mineralization

Picture seven football fields in a row of continuous mineralization, and that’s the width of platinum group metal (PGM) mineralization intercepted in a single drill hole at Prophecy Platinum’s (TSXV: NKL; US-OTC: PNIKF) Wellgreen…

The Samaniego pit at McEwen Mining's El Gallo silver-mining complex in Sinaloa, Mexico. Credit: McEwen Mining

Searching for a silver lining

Thomson Reuters GFMS presented their Interim Silver Market Review at the Annual Silver Industry Dinner, in New York on November 12, and while the report points to some distinct advantages that the metal has when compared to the other hard-luck…

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