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Candonga gets a catalyst

A 33% uplift in direct shipping ore (DSO) resources has added impetus to Centaurus Metals Ltd’s upcoming feasibility study at its Candonga DSO iron ore project in south-east Brazil.

Hernández up at Antofagasta

Antofagasta plc has promoted Diego Hernández, chief executive (CEO) of the group’s mining division Antofagasta Minerals SA, as CEO of the company with effect from September 1

Royalties in Peru and Chile

Growing mining investment and new deals in the Latin American powerhouses has created plenty of royalty talk

A hive of activity

Companies have been very busy while the gold price has been low

Gold is back on the investment radar

BlackRock believes the pendulum may once again be swinging in favour of gold

Finding your fix

Removing the price fix for gold and silver may cause a rethink on the reliance on spot prices in contracts

Gold exploration… a balancing act

MinEx Consulting examines the outlook for gold exploration

Trench warfare

Bulls’ and bears’ profits move back and forth with the price, but it is a flexible strategy that will win out

What’s your Plan B?

Defying gravity, belief and the odds… that’s life as a gold miner

Finding and acquiring gold reserves

Years of expanding production, runaway costs and ever-higher spending have given way to caution

Back in gold

The gold standard is gone, but the metal is gaining popularity as central banks seek alternatives to the dollar

Levelled off

A quick look at the NYSE Arca Gold BUGS index shows that while gold producers have recovered some of the ground lost last year, their share prices remain closely linked to the price of the metal they produce.

Rider on the storm

No two ways about it, Diego Hernandez, CEO of Chile-focused Antofagasta plc is facing strong headwinds as he seeks ways for the company to prosper in a world where the copper price has fallen sharply at the same time as overheads have ballooned.

Miners must ‘grapple with fatality issues’, says ICMM

Despite progress in mine safety in 2012-2013, a recent report by the International Council on Mining Metals (ICMM) reveals that fatalities have shown no sign of abating.

Colombia coal output rises

Operational shutdowns and strikes have failed to curb Colombian coal production in the first half of 2014, with newly released National Mining Agency data showing the nation’s coal output rose 14% year-on-year to 47.3 million tonnes in the six months to June 30 this year, compared with the same period in 2013 (40.5Mt).

Chile looks to majors in bid to boost METS sector

Chile’s state development agency is seeking cooperation from more major mining companies as it revises the ambitious targets it set four years ago for its domestic mining equipment, technology and services (METS) sector.

Gold Fields sells 51% stake in Chucapaca

Gold Fields Ltd has agreed to sells its 51% stake in the Chucapaca project in southern Peru to the owner of the other 49%, Compania de Minas Buenaventura

Not so hot

Lundin Mining Corp has evidently decided the deal Hot Chili Ltd cut with its Chilean partner for the infrastructure needed to develop Hot Chili’s Productora copper project is not what it was hoping. It has sold out of Hot Chili at a big loss less than two years after investing.

The future’s bright, the future’s yellow

Get the oven on. Yellowcake still needs to be baked

Fresnillo solid as a rock

Everyone knows Fresnillo plc has received merger approaches from cash-starved juniors looking for someone to help bankroll their early-stage projects because CEO Octavio Alvídrez said as much at the firm’s half time results presentation in London.

Averting complete disaster

A new insurance product aimed at mitigating the risks associated with rescuing miners in disaster situations has the potential to save the mining industry millions of dollars a year.

Not so hot

Lundin Mining Corp has evidently decided the deal Hot Chili Ltd cut with its Chilean partner for the infrastructure needed to develop Hot Chili’s Productora copper project is not what it was hoping. It has sold out of Hot Chili at a big loss less than two years after investing.

Centaurus studies DSO at Brazil iron-ore project

Centaurus Metals Ltd was starting a feasibility study on a proposed direct-shipping-ore operation (DsO) at its Candonga iron-ore project in southeast Brazil

The Chilean opportunity

Codelco may be grabbing most of the headlines in Chile, but look beyond the world’s biggest copper producer and there are a whole host of junior opportunities waiting in the wings.

Centaurus kicks off Brazil study

Centaurus Metals Ltd is commencing a feasibility study on a proposed direct shipping ore operation (DSO) at its Candonga iron ore project in south-east Brazil.

Colombia’s top gold producer thinks bigger

Mineros SA is considering acquiring a gold project by the end of the year as it looks to expand output beyond its Colombian roots into other Latin American countries.

Better times ahead: Beadell

Brazil-focused gold miner Beadell Resources Ltd is confident of delivering a much improved second half of 2014 following an extremely underwhelming start to the year.

Grade, Glencore keys for Largo

The struggle to commence production has been won, but the battle for a significant chunk of the global vanadium market has only just started for Largo Resources Ltd.

Dix steps in

Australian and Canadian-listed Troy Resources Ltd has asked chairman David Dix to step in as managing director and CEO on an interim basis

JV boost for Hot Chili

Hot Chili Ltd chairman Murray Black says a joint venture (JV) with Chilean resource company Compañía Minera del Pacífico SA (CMP) will transform the company and its flagship Productora copper mine in Chile

Turning point

As Argentina defaults on national debts for, it is not all doom and gloom for mining in the country

Newmont to develop Suriname gold mine

Newmont Mining Corp said it would invest US$900 million to US$1 billion to develop its 4.2Moz Merian gold mine in Suriname, with an eye to starting production in late 2016

Low productivity the test; discovery, growth are bigger investment risks

Mining Journal recently asked its Twitter followers (@MiningOnline) whether they agreed that low productivity is now the greatest business risk facing mining companies.

Two sides of the same coin

Different views of a project are common, but for junior miners and consultants the differences are often deep

A step forward for Codelco

Chile’s state-owned copper miner Codelco has made headway on two fronts after securing US$4 billion of funding for its development plans and naming a new CEO.

Paying the price for prioritising

South American focused gold development company Minera IRL Ltd has taken a haircut on the sale of its Don Nicolas project in Argentina worth some US$30 million in order to devote all its energies toward its Ollachea development in Peru.

Time jump at Cascavel

Two gold juniors have teamed up to take full advantage of a trial mining licence in Brazil, with the aim of generating early cash flow from a high-grade deposit.

Roaster problem delays Codelco’s Ministro Hales

Chilean state-owned copper producer Codelco is facing delays at its newest operation after problems emerged at a copper roaster built to process high arsenic ores from its Ministro Hales mine in Chile.

Vale signs financing deals with two Chinese banks

Vale SA has signed memoranda of understanding (MoU) with two Chinese banks for financing worth a reported US$7.5 billion
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