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Samantha Herbst

Samantha Herbst

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New Gold achieves first commercial production at Rainy River

20th October 2017 TSX- and NYSE-listed intermediate gold miner New Gold has achieved first commercial production at its Ontario-based Rainy River mine, about two weeks ahead of schedule. "Achieving commercial production is a major milestone for New Gold and the Rainy River team. With the hard work, dedication and... 

Teck concludes acquisition of Goldcorp’s 21% minority share in San Nicolas

19th October 2017 TSX- and NYSE-listed senior gold producer Goldcorp has completed the $50-million sale of its 21% minority interest in the San Nicolas copper-zinc project, located in Zacatecas, Mexico to Canadian diversified miner Teck Resources. The closing follows receipt of Mexican anti-trust approval and the... 

Gold, zinc explorers spearhead reversal of five-year global exploration downturn

10th October 2017 Boosted by increased exploration efforts in the gold and zinc sectors, the global nonferrous exploration budget is up in 2017 – for the first time since 2012 – by more than 14%, year-on-year, to $7.95-billion, according to new analysis by S&P Global Market Intelligence. The twenty-eighth edition... 

Sizeable limonite find exposes Horizonte to burgeoning EV market

14th September 2017 Brazil-focused nickel development company Horizonte Minerals on Thursday reported sizeable limonite mineral resources at its Araguaia nickel project, which exposes the Aim- and TSX-listed company to the fast-growing nickel/cobalt electric vehicle (EV) battery market. Limonite is treated to... 

Anglo Pacific acquires royalty interest in Brazil-based nickel/cobalt project

14th September 2017 Dual-listed royalty company Anglo Pacific has entered into an agreement with UK-based Brazil Nickel to acquire a gross revenue royalty (GRR) interest for the development of the Piauí nickel/cobalt project, in north-eastern Brazil. This is in line with Anglo Pacific’s strategy to invest in... 

Stratex identifies cash-saving optimisation opportunities at Crusader’s Borborema

7th September 2017 Aim-listed gold and exploration company Stratex has completed an extensive due-diligence review into ASX-listed Crusader Resources’ Brazil-based Borborema gold project, identifying potential optimisation opportunities that are expected to yield material economic gains and lower upfront capital... 

Continental Gold invests in Colombia-based agricultural development programme

6th September 2017 As part of its sustainability strategy, TSX-listed exploration and development company Continental Gold will contribute about $370 000 towards a programme developed to support agricultural development in western Antioquia, in north-west Colombia. The Future Harvest programme, aimed at directly... 

Lundin accelerates exploration at all sites into 2018

6th September 2017 TSX-listed base metals miner Lundin Mining’s exploration efforts continue to add significant value to the company’s assets and, in light of improved market conditions, the company plans to accelerate exploration at all mine sites in 2018, as well as advance at least two new copper-focused... 

Excelsior receives operating permit for Gunnison copper project

6th September 2017 The Arizona Department of Environmental Quality (ADEQ) has awarded triple-listed mineral exploration and development company Excelsior Mining an aquifer protection permit (APP) for its Gunnison copper project, in Cochise County, south-eastern Arizona. "Completing this permitting milestone, within... 

Barkerville amends ‘bought deal’ private placement

4th September 2017 Junior mine developer Barkerville Gold Mines has amended its agreement with financial services firm Canaccord Genuity in relation to its previously announced ‘bought deal’ private placement of 25-million common shares, which will qualify as flow-through shares at a price of $1.12 per flow-through... 

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