Russia and CIS

Cameco's McArthur River uranium mine located in northern Saskatchewan.  Source: Cameco

Final HEU shipment a catalyst for uranium industry

The final shipment of highly enriched uranium (HEU) to the U.S. from nuclear disarmament and military stockpiles in Russia under the 1993 Megatons to Megawatts agreement left St. Petersburg on Aug. 21, and analysts believe the end of the…

Centerra hits another roadblock at Kumtor

A swarm of protestors have blocked the only road leading to Centerra Gold’s (CG-T) Kumtor gold mine in Kyrgyzstan in a move to pressure the government to cancel the 2009 Kumtor agreement it signed with the miner.

Facilities at Eldorado Gold's Efemcukuru gold mine in Turkey. Source: Eldorado Gold

Eldorado perseveres on the road to more ounces

VANCOUVER — It has been a busy year for Eldorado Gold (ELD-T), but that’s business as usual for a company that has doubled its gold output in five years, and plans to more than double it again by 2015.

Oyu Tolgoi’s feasibility study gets delayed

Turquoise Hill Resources (TRQ-T, TRQ-N) updated the market on its 66%-held Oyu Tolgoi copper-gold project in Mongolia’s South Gobi desert with a mix of potentially good and bad news.

Cameco gets access to Russian warheads

It took longer than expected but Cameco (CCO-T, CCJ-N) has cleared all the regulatory hurdles and has closed its acquisition of nuclear fuels trader NUKEM Energy GmbH (NUKEM).

A drill platform at Inmet's Cobre Panama project. Source: Inmet Mining

First Quantum offers $5.1B in sweetened bid for Inmet

First Quantum Minerals (FM-T, FQM-L) has stepped up its game for Inmet Mining (IMN-T) with a hostile $5.1-billion takeover offer in hopes of winning over Inmet shareholders after failing twice to entice the company’s board in recent…

Kinross reports strong Q3 results

Kinross Gold (K-T, KGC-N) shares have fallen by 15% since the beginning of October, but strong third-quarter results portend a turnaround is in store, analysts say. 

A trench at the Atygai prospect on Slater Mining's West Khazret gold project in Kazakhstan. Source: Slater Mining

Slater’s patience rewarded in Kazakhstan’s goldfields

Business partners Ian Slater and Robert Bell first set their sights on Kazakhstan mineral potential not long after the country declared independence from the Soviet Union in the early 1990s. Two decades later, their vision of developing a…

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