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Silver price reaches highest level since 1980

The spot price of silver traded at just under US$40/oz on Thursday, its highest level since its record breaking run to US$50/oz in 1980
Magazine Article Production and Markets 08 Apr 2011 0 Stars

Global exploration gets a boost

Thanks largely to a sustained increase in the price of uranium over the past eight years, a number of companies are capitalising on their global search for the element
Feature Article 08 Apr 2011 0 Stars

On a fission mission

ALL commercial power-station nuclear reactors are based on nuclear fission (nuclear-fusion reactors are not suitable for power generation). Here we summarise some of the types of nuclear reactor.
Feature Article 08 Apr 2011 0 Stars

Reactor needs

THE primary supply of uranium fulfils about three-quarters of world reactor requirements, with the balance being made up by secondary supplies, including a major contribution from former military materials and also from re-enriched depleted uranium stockpiles.
Feature Article 08 Apr 2011 0 Stars

A unique metal

THE uranium mineral pitchblende, also known as uraninite, was reported from Erzgebirge, Saxony, in 1565, with other reports dating from 1727 in Joachimsthal and 1763 in Schwarzwald.
Feature Article 08 Apr 2011 0 Stars

Kazakhstan: king of the producers

Uranium output fell last year in Canada, Australia and Namibia, so Kazakhstan has strengthened its leading position.
Feature Article 08 Apr 2011 0 Stars

Uranium faces stress test

Suddenly the mining of uranium is back in the headlines but, unfortunately, for all the wrong reasons. The shattering earthquake in Japan on March 11, and subsequent tsunami, has put an entire industry under stress.
Feature Article 08 Apr 2011 0 Stars

Kinross gains control of Kupol mine

Kinross Gold Corp has secured a deal to reclaim 100% ownership of subsidiary Chukotka Mining and Geological Co (CMGC) by a share purchase agreement.
Breaking News Article Finance 06 Apr 2011 0 Stars

New Gold to buy Richfield Ventures for C$550m

Canada’s New Gold Inc has agreed to buy Richfield Ventures Corp for C$550 million in a friendly takeover that builds its portfolio in British Columbia.
Breaking News Article Finance 05 Apr 2011 0 Stars

Tower intercepts

Rockcliff Resources Inc, earning into Pure Nickel Inc’s Tower volcanogenic massive sulphide property in Manitoba, has intersected further mineralisation.
Magazine Article Exploration & Development 01 Apr 2011 0 Stars

Waterbury Lake assays

Fission Energy Corp and its partner at the Waterbury Lake uranium property in Canada’s Athabasca Basin, Korea Waterbury Uranium Limited Partnership, have intersected the highest-grade mineralisation yet.
Magazine Article Exploration & Development 01 Apr 2011 0 Stars

Overflowing discovery

Saturn Minerals Inc has discovered a coal seam at the Overflowing property in western Manitoba, targeting a geophysical anomaly called Karolina Basin with a seven-hole programme, six of which intersected coal.
Magazine Article Exploration & Development 01 Apr 2011 0 Stars

Moneta assays

Moneta Porcupine Mines Inc’s continuing drilling project at its Golden Highway property in Ontario has intersected further mineral­isation, this time at the 273 zone.
Magazine Article Exploration & Development 01 Apr 2011 0 Stars

Rough diamond

In this week's Fifth Column, Ken Gooding reports on the background to a New York lawsuit against a diamond.
Fifth Column Article Fifth Column 01 Apr 2011 0 Stars

Investors’ liking for gold grows

Investors added 33.8Moz of bullion to their holdings last year, according to the CPM Group’s 2011 gold yearbook, released this week.
Magazine Article Finance 01 Apr 2011 0 Stars

Minor metals: unclear fallout

Instability around the world has created uncertainty in the minor metals market
Reports Article Reports 01 Apr 2011 0 Stars

Nevada: Boom state

Traditionally the largest gold-producing state in the US, Nevada is diversifying its exploration
Reports Article Reports 01 Apr 2011 0 Stars

Lundin in search of superior offers

Lundin Mining Corp has opened the door for fresh takeover offers for the company following the termination of a proposed merger with Inmet Mining Corp.
Headline Article Finance 01 Apr 2011 0 Stars

Lundin-Inmet terminate merger

Canadian miners Lundin Mining Corp and Inmet Mining Corp have mutually decided to abandon their proposed merger of equals.
Breaking News Article Finance 30 Mar 2011 0 Stars

Eagle estimate revised for Victoria

AN INDEPENDENT resource estimate for Victoria Gold Corp’s Eagle gold deposit in Canada’s Yukon Territory has raised contained gold within indicated resources by 50% to 4.8Moz.
Magazine Article Exploration & Development 25 Mar 2011 0 Stars
Read articles from the latest Print Edition - MJ 12/09/14
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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