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Momentum builds for Picachos

AIM-listed Herencia Resources plc has made headway on potential processing options at its Picachos copper-silver project in Chile, easing investor uncertainty over how it would move forward with building a low-cost open-pit operation in northern Chile.

Polar to Inca

Jamie Polar has become Peruvian vice president of development and operations for Toronto Stock Exchange Venture-listed Inca One Resource Corp

Exodus at Mercator

After filing for creditor protection in the US and Canada, hapless base metals miner Mercator Minerals Ltd has seen its boards and management up sticks and leave

Bacanora board

Camborne School of Mines graduate Kiran Caldas Morzaria has joined Bacanora Minerals Ltd’s board as a non-executive director

SCC sets up trust fund for spill

Southern Copper Corp subsidiary Buenavista del Cobre SA de CV has established a US$154 million trust to help clean up and compensate the riverside residents of the counties affected by an acid spill

Vale and Cosco sign VLOC agreement

Vale SA and the largest dry bulk carrier in China, China Ocean Shipping Company (Cosco), signed a framework agreement for strategic co-operation in iron-ore shipping

Striking the right note

Timing is everything when it comes to financing and Newstrike Capital Inc’s Ana Paula gold-silver project in Mexico has a hand up at just the right moment.

Minera chief happy to look ahead

The market will focus on a finance deadline being missed at Minera IRL Ltd’s Ollachea gold project but beyond this initial disappointment there is a bit to like about the Peruvian operator at the moment.

Striking the right note

Timing is everything when it comes to financing and Newstrike Capital Inc’s Ana Paula gold-silver project in Mexico has a hand up at just the right moment.

AngloGold pulls split and rights issue proposal

Investec said what we were all thinking, Mark Bristow said what he was thinking (no surprises there), and AngloGold Ashanti’s Srinivasan Venkatakrishnan has a lot more to think about after the company’s plans to unbundle its international assets into a London listed gold company and raise US$2.1 billion to pay down debt took a few days to dissolve.

Let’s drink to change

The traditional dynamic between mining companies and communities is changing. With the resolution passed by the UN General Assembly and UN Human Rights Council that declares access to clean water a basic human right, and the resulting broader appreciation of water as a vital resource, mining companies have changed their approach to communities.

Agnico-Eagle snaps up another asset

Canada’s Agnico Eagle Mines Ltd will acquire 100% of TSX Venture-listed Cayden Resources Inc for total consideration of about C$205 million (US$186 million), or about C$3.79/share

Codelco to reduce outsourcing

Chilean state copper producer Codelco will gradually reduce outsourcing of goods and services, company chairman Oscar Landerretche was quoted as saying by the BNamericas news site

Focus’ resource success

Focus Ventures Ltd has upgraded the conceptual target at its Bayovar 12 phosphate project in northern Peru

Misplaced confidence

While Chile’s state copper commission is confident of the country’s copper prospects, not everyone is as assured. With production costs climbing and the copper price under the US$7000/t mark, the Latin American country needs drastic action to ensure it stays competitive.

Something’s gotta give

Sweeping reforms are changing Mexico’s mining landscape

First full circle in IFC’s early equity strategy

For the World Bank’s private investment arm, the International Finance Corporation (IFC), the signing of final loan documentation between Guyana Goldfields Ltd and lending institutions this week was an important occasion.

Dedio’s CFO switch

Toronto and Lima-listed Vena Resources Inc appointed Silvia Dedios as interim chief financial officer

Elephants in the room

There were important glimpses at the present, and future, of the global iron ore business this week amid Fe sales prices drifting further below US$90/t. Those prices are not just hitting corporate bottom lines, but state and national finances.

Brazil’s exports take a hit

Brazil’s iron-ore exports fell 24.3% to US$1.91 billion in August, from US$2.64 billion in the same month last year, according to the country’s foreign-trade department, Secex

Getting it right in Peru

Western mining companies in Peru must improve relationships with local communities by being more communicative and transparent about how development projects affect the environment, according to InPeru, a government-supported agency dedicated to promoting foreign direct investment.

Following a well-trodden path

Martin Purvis has been to the bottom. Literally. Having started his career in the deep gold mines of South Africa as an Anglo American plc scholar, he is more than ready to come back nearer to surface and face a new challenge as CEO of Australian-listed, Latin American-focused Troy Resources Ltd.

The big hedge

Kingsgate Consolidated Ltd keeps hoping its Chilean venture will be a game changer and now chairman Ross Smyth-Kirk reckons the Sydney-based company could be onto something big.

Positive reactor results for Cleveland

Australia-listed Cleveland Mining Company Ltd has ticked three boxes on the way to ramping up operations at its 50%-owned Premier gold mine in Goias State, Brazil.

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).
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Indochine Mining Limited is developing a high-grade gold project at Mt Kare in PNG by rapidly developing wide, high-grade gold zones
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