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What do investors want from a gold stock?

Having personally spoken to 72 investors in one-on-one sessions this year and incorporating views from independent interviews and surveys, the chief executive of Gold Fields Ltd gives a frank view of the current gold-mining industry and what needs to be done to improve investor sentiment
Feature Article 24 Aug 2012 0 Stars

Big spend in the Americas

Latin America remains the most popular exploration destination, attracting about a quarter of all money spent in 2011. The region has held this position since 1994. Canada has historically been one of the most popular regions, too, supported by exploration-focused tax incentives.
Feature Article 24 Aug 2012 0 Stars

A tale of discovery

A total of 743Moz in new discoveries have been made since 1997
Feature Article 24 Aug 2012 0 Stars

US defends Grand Canyon land lock-up

The US government has asked a District Court to throw out a lawsuit filed by a pro-mining group against the country’s Secretary of the Interior after he banned mining on more than 1 million acres of federal land in Arizona
Magazine Article Production and Markets 24 Aug 2012 0 Stars

Molycorp moves to head off finance risks

US-based rare earth elements (REE) producer Molycorp Inc moved to quell concerns about its credit risks this week, saying it would raise around US$550 million through an offering of notes and shares
Magazine Article Finance 24 Aug 2012 0 Stars

Uranium: Clouds of Fukushima receding

Though uranium prices are climbing, there are still opportunities for investors
Reports Article Reports 24 Aug 2012 0 Stars

Prodigy’s Magino open-pit plan gets more resources

The latest resource estimate for Prodigy Gold Inc’s Magino gold project in Ontario has increased the amount of gold contained by 55% to 5.8Moz, using a 0.35g/t Au cut-off grade
Magazine Article Exploration & Development 24 Aug 2012 0 Stars

Rackla continuity

Continued diamond-drilling at Atac Resources Ltd’s Rackla gold property in Canada’s Yukon Territory has returned what the company described as the most significant mineralisation
Magazine Article Exploration & Development 24 Aug 2012 0 Stars

Glencore “resilient” amid downturn

Glencore International plc has posted a 24% drop in earnings before interest and tax (EBIT) for the first half of 2012 as a general downturn in commodity prices hit the group’s bottom line.
Breaking News Article Production and Markets 21 Aug 2012 0 Stars

Preview extended

Holes drilled to test depth and strike extensions to historical gold resources at La Ronge Gold Corp’s Preview SW property in northern Saskatchewan have confirmed the continuation of mineralisation
Magazine Article Exploration & Development 17 Aug 2012 0 Stars

Shore Gold EIS

Shore Gold Inc has submitted a revised environmental impact statement (EIS) for its proposed Star Orion South diamond project in Saskatchewan
Magazine Article Exploration & Development 17 Aug 2012 0 Stars

CN plans new iron-ore railway

Iron-ore producers and developers in the Quebec-Labrador iron-ore range have agreed to work with Canadian National Railway Co on a feasibility study for a railway and terminal to serve their assets
Magazine Article Exploration & Development 17 Aug 2012 0 Stars

Roche Bay feasibility finds plan viable

An independent feasibility study for the development of the C zone of Advanced Explorations Inc’s Roche Bay iron-ore project in Canada’s Nunavut Territory has concluded it would support a 15-year operation
Magazine Article Exploration & Development 17 Aug 2012 0 Stars

Augusta extends loan

Augusta Resource Corp said it had agreed with RK Mine Finance Trust for a US$40 million increase to its existing US$43 million Red Kite loan
Magazine Article Finance 17 Aug 2012 0 Stars

Yellowknife feasibility doubles mine life for Tyhee

The feasibility study for Tyhee Gold Corp’s Yellowknife gold project in Canada’s Northwest Territories has designed a 15-year operation, compared with a seven-year life outlined in the 2010 prefeasibility study
Magazine Article Exploration & Development 17 Aug 2012 0 Stars

Gold off-take leaves Thomson Creek upbeat on funding

Thompson Creek Metals Company Inc said it would sell Royal Gold Inc an additional 12.25% of refined gold production from its Mt Milligan copper-gold project in a move the producer hoped would enable it to access a credit facility required to complete the project’s construction
Magazine Article Production and Markets 17 Aug 2012 0 Stars

S&P: Molycorp faces Mountain Pass risks, Bumi credit downgrade

Standard & Poors (S&P) downgraded Molycorp Inc’s credit rating this week, saying the company faced obstacles in expanding its flagship Mountain Pass mine (pictured) in California, and placed the rare earth elements (REE) producer on its ‘creditwatch’ danger list
Magazine Article Finance 17 Aug 2012 0 Stars

Paladin secures six-year uranium offtake deal

Uranium producer Paladin Energy Ltd has entered into a long-term offtake contract with a major utility to deliver a total of 13.73 MIb of uranium oxide from 2019-2024, including a US$200 million prepayment.
Breaking News Article Finance 15 Aug 2012 0 Stars

S&P: Molycorp faces Mountain Pass liquidity risk

Ratings agency Standard & Poors (S&P) said it was downgrading its credit assessment of rare-earth elements (REE) producer Molycorp Inc, and argued that the company faced challenges with the build of its flagship Mountain Pass mine given current cashflow.
Breaking News Article Finance 14 Aug 2012 0 Stars

West Cirque discovery

West Cirque Resources Ltd has intersected porphyry gold-copper mineralisation at the Castle property in British Columbia, hosted by monzodiorite intruding mafic to felsic volcanics
Magazine Article Exploration & Development 10 Aug 2012 0 Stars
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Russian precious-metals company Polymetal International plc has made significant progress at the Semcha platinum-group metals (PGM) property in the past year as it moves the project towards a preliminary economic assessment
The Republic of Guinea intends to launch, pursuant to the mining Code, a competitive and transparent invitation to tender for three bauxite mining blocks located in the prefectures of Boffa, Boké and Télimélé.
Indochine Mining Limited is developing a high-grade gold project at Mt Kare in PNG by rapidly developing wide, high-grade gold zones
Sarama Resources is a West Africa-focused gold explorer with substantial landholdings in Burkina Faso, Liberia and Mali.
Midway Gold is an emerging, near-term gold producer on track to bring its first million-ounce project, the Pan mine, to production in 2014
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