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Eye on mining: Stakes high for capital-project execution

Rampant cost inflation, increasingly complex projects and widespread budget blowouts have pushed the focus on to capital-project execution
Reports Article Reports 22 Mar 2013 0 Stars

Silver resource doubles to 167.5Moz at Sierra Mojada

The total resource estimate for the Sierra Mojada silver-zinc project in Coahuila, Mexico, has grown to 167.5Moz of silver and 2,190Mlb (990,000t) of zinc, double a previous estimate
Magazine Article Exploration & Development 22 Mar 2013 0 Stars

Hecla set to win Aurizon fight after Alamos Gold drops hostile bid

US silver producer Hecla Mining Co was set to win the takeover tussle for Canada’s Aurizon Mines Ltd after rival bidder Alamos Gold Inc pulled its hostile C$780 million (US$760 million) bid
Magazine Article Production and Markets 22 Mar 2013 0 Stars

Mines & Money HK: Congo and South Africa better than Australia and Canada for miners – Friedland

Billionaire mining entrepreneur Robert Friedland said it was “much better” to be mining in South Africa or the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) than Australia or Canada.
Breaking News Article Production and Markets 21 Mar 2013 0 Stars

Mines & Money HK: Goldcorp is considering paying dividends in gold

Charles Jeannes, Goldcorp Inc chief executive, raised the possibility of paying dividends in gold during a speech at Mines and Money Hong Kong.
Breaking News Article Finance 21 Mar 2013 0 Stars

Northern Dynasty and US senator clash over Pebble project

Canada’s Northern Dynasty Minerals Ltd, which owns one half of the Pebble mining project in Alaska’s Bristol Bay region, has reacted strongly to recent criticism from US senator Maria Cantwell over the company’s attempt to “mislead investors.”
Breaking News Article Reports 20 Mar 2013 0 Stars

Mines & Money HK: PwC says America “not that important” in mining world

PwC partner Tim Goldsmith has hit out at critics of the future of the mining industry saying the sector has a long and bright future.
Breaking News Article Production and Markets 20 Mar 2013 0 Stars

Barrick gold shipment released by Dominican Republic

A gold shipment from Barrick Gold Corp’s 60%-owned Pueblo Viejo mine in the Dominican Republic has been released after the consignment was halted for five days due to customs officials requesting further information.
Breaking News Article Production and Markets 19 Mar 2013 0 Stars

Lucara recovers one of the largest ever diamonds in Orapa, Botswana

Lucara Diamond Corp said it had recovered a 239.2ct diamond from its Karowe mine in Botswana; one of the largest discovered at the Orapa kimberlite field in over 40 years, Lucara’s president and chief executive, William Lamb, said.
Breaking News Article Production and Markets 18 Mar 2013 0 Stars

Holbrook Basin potash

A preliminary economic assessment (PEA) over Passport Potash Inc’s Holbrook Basin project in Arizona has proposed a conventional underground mining operation producing 2.5Mt/y MOP (muriate of potash) product
Magazine Article Exploration & Development 15 Mar 2013 0 Stars

Monster Lake results

TomaGold Corp has announced high-grade gold results that form part of a 3,500m drilling programme on the Monster Lake property, located 44km southwest of Chibougamau in Quebec
Magazine Article Exploration & Development 15 Mar 2013 0 Stars

Alamos objects to gold takeover ‘poison pill

Predator Alamos Gold Inc filed an application with the Canadian regulator to prevent Aurizon Mines Ltd from implementing a ‘poison pill defence’ to prevent a takeover
Magazine Article Production and Markets 15 Mar 2013 0 Stars

Tata Steel buys into LIM’s Howse deposit

Tata Steel’s Canadian subsidiary agreed to pay C$30 million (US$29.2 million) for a 51% interest in Labrador Iron Mines Holdings Ltd’s (LIM) Howse iron-ore deposit in northern Canada
Magazine Article Production and Markets 15 Mar 2013 0 Stars

BHP Billiton to run the ruler over assets for possible divestment

BHP Billiton (BHPB) is planning to sell about 10 of its assets with a focus on divesting non-producing projects as the company aims to take a more disciplined approach to capital expenditure
Magazine Article Production and Markets 15 Mar 2013 0 Stars

First Quantum set to clinch US$5bn Inmet takeover

First Quantum Minerals Ltd is close to winning a deal to buy Canadian rival Inmet Mining Corp, which owns the prized US$6.2 billion Cobre Panama project, one of the world’s largest undeveloped copper deposits
Magazine Article Finance 15 Mar 2013 0 Stars

Alaska: Problems at Pebble

Fears about threats to the local wildlife have caused delays for the project
Reports Article Reports 15 Mar 2013 0 Stars

Alaska: After the gold rush

A relatively flat year is expected in 2013
Reports Article Reports 15 Mar 2013 0 Stars

UK launches Pacific mining initiative

The UK government and the local division of US security and aerospace company Lockheed Martin have launched a marine-mining initiative covering a licence in the Central Pacific’s Clarion Clipperton Zone
Magazine Article Exploration & Development 15 Mar 2013 0 Stars

Activist investor seeks to replace five directors at Walter Energy

Walter Energy Inc urged shareholders to re-elect its board at the annual meeting on April 25 as it battles a proposal by Audley Capital Advisors LLP to replace five directors
Magazine Article Production and Markets 15 Mar 2013 0 Stars

Rio confirms status as Australia’s biggest tax payer in 2012

Rio Tinto confirmed its status as Australia’s biggest tax payer in 2012, shelling out nearly US$9 billion - 75% of the overall bill.
Breaking News Article Finance 15 Mar 2013 0 Stars
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