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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

Elgin COO

Canada’s Elgin Mining Inc appointed James Currie as chief operating officer, as the company continues to develop its Lupin and Ulu gold projects in northern Canada
Appointment Announcement Article People and Appointments 10 Aug 2012 0 Stars

Taca Taca update

Lumina Copper Corp has completed further diamond and reverse-circulation drilling at its Taca Taca porphyry copper-gold-molybdenum property in Argentina, including step-out holes in the northeast zone
Magazine Article Exploration & Development 10 Aug 2012 0 Stars

Alpha US$2bn loss

US coal producer Alpha Natural Resources Inc posted a loss of US$2.2 billion for the June quarter, extending a loss of US$50 million in the same quarter last year
Magazine Article Finance 10 Aug 2012 0 Stars

Baja Extension

Beleaguered Baja Mining Corp said its lenders had agreed to a further standstill agreement on debts relating to the company’s Boleo copper-cobalt-zinc project in Mexico
Magazine Article Finance 10 Aug 2012 0 Stars

BHPB writes down US$3.3Bn

BHP Billiton chief executive Marius Kloppers will forgo his annual bonus after the mining giant announced it had written off almost US$3.3 billion from its balance sheet.
Breaking News Article Finance 03 Aug 2012 0 Stars

Juniors won’t sell for normal premiums: Lindsay

Reluctance from junior mining companies to accept lower takeover premiums is stifling merger and acquisition (M&A) activity, according to Teck Resources Ltd’s chief executive Don Lindsay
Magazine Article Production and Markets 03 Aug 2012 0 Stars

Kinross CEO goes

Tye Burt will step down as chief executive of Kinross Gold Corp after seven years in the role, becoming the latest high-level departure from a mining company, following a disappointing year for the Canada-based gold producer
Headline Article People and Appointments 03 Aug 2012 0 Stars

Extension adds to Vista for Coalspur

Coalspur Mines Ltd’s plans for its Vista thermal coal project in Alberta keep growing, with the latest addition to its holdings, the Vista Extension, capable of supporting about 3.8Mt/y saleable coal, according to a scoping study
Magazine Article Exploration & Development 03 Aug 2012 0 Stars

KPMG Canada announces mining royalties assessment tool

The Canadian office of financial consultancy KPMG and law firm Fraser Milner Casgrain (FMC), said they have developed an analytical framework that allows for objective comparison of mining royalty regimes worldwide
Magazine Article Finance 03 Aug 2012 0 Stars

Teck redemption

Teck Resources Ltd said it would issue US$1.75 billion in notes that would partly be used to redeem about US$659.5 million of its outstanding 10.25% senior notes due 2016
Magazine Article Finance 03 Aug 2012 0 Stars

Northern Gold chief

Greg Gibson has taken over as president and CEO of TSX-listed Northern Gold Mining Inc, replacing Martin Shefsky, who moves to executive chairman
Appointment Announcement Article People and Appointments 03 Aug 2012 0 Stars

Newmont’s Goldberg

Gary Goldberg will assume the post of president at New York-listed Newmont Mining Corp, in addition to his existing role as the company’s chief operating officer
Appointment Announcement Article People and Appointments 03 Aug 2012 0 Stars

Paramount plans to reawaken Sleeper to produce 172,000oz/y

A preliminary economic assessment for redevelopment of the historical Sleeper gold project (pictured) in Nevada by Paramount Gold and Silver Corp indicated potential for a low-grade, bulk-mining operation
Magazine Article Exploration & Development 03 Aug 2012 0 Stars

Hecla moves to stop RX Gold-US Silver merger

Hecla Mining Co launched a hostile bid for fellow American miner US Silver Corp, valuing the company at around C$111 million (US$110 million), potentially nixing a planned merger with RX Gold & Silver Inc
Magazine Article Finance 27 Jul 2012 0 Stars

WTO convenes panel for China rare earths dispute

The Dispute Settlement Body of the World Trade Organisation (WTO) has convened a panel to examine alleged infringements of open trade in rare earth elements (REEs) by China, following complaints brought by the US, Japan and the European Union
Magazine Article Production and Markets 27 Jul 2012 0 Stars

Pretium bonanza

Pretium Resources Inc’s Valley of the Kings deposit, part of its Brucejack gold-silver development in British Columbia, was known to be high-grade, but the company has intersected bonanza grades in the latest drilling
Magazine Article Exploration & Development 27 Jul 2012 0 Stars

M&I rises at Spanish Mountain

Drilling at Spanish Mountain Gold Ltd’s namesake project in British Columbia has allowed Giroux Consulting to generate a new estimate, defining 2.54Moz of gold within measured and indicated (M&I) resources
Magazine Article Exploration & Development 27 Jul 2012 0 Stars
Read articles from the latest Print Edition - MJ 18/07/14
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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