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Gold option volatility soars as investors race to protect against rout

By: Reuters     Updated 4 minutes ago Gold option volatility soared to its highest level since early this year on Friday, as investors scrambled to protect their positions against a prolonged rout after bullion tumbled to its lowest in four years. The 2% drop in gold December futures, its biggest one-day decline since July, fuelled... 

American Vanadium gains UI certification of Cellcube energy storage systems

By: Henry Lazenby     Updated 1 hour 29 minutes ago TSX-V-listed American Vanadium this week reported that the CellCube vanadium flow energy storage systems it sells in North America had received Underwriters Laboratories (UL) 508A certification, considered the single most-accepted product accreditation in the US and generally a prerequisite for... 

Eldorado Gold’s Q3 profit falls on iron-ore inventory write-down

By: Henry Lazenby     Updated 1 hour 38 minutes ago TSX- and NYSE-listed Eldorado Gold this week reported a 45% decline in third-quarter net profit, as it booked an inventory write-down at the Vila Nova iron-ore mine, in northern Brazil. The Vancouver-based company, which has operations in Brazil, China, Greece, Turkey and Romania, reported for... 

TomaGold and Iamgold revise Quebec properties earn-in agreement

By: Henry Lazenby     Updated 2 hours 2 minutes ago TSX-V-listed TomaGold and TSX-listed Iamgold on Friday announced that the companies had revised the terms of their agreement dated November 12, 2013, through which Iamgold would acquire a 50% interest in each of the Monster Lake, Winchester and Lac-a-l'Eau-Jaune properties, in Quebec. As a result... 

Russian, Ontario litigation could thwart Centerra’s Kyrgyz restructuring talks

By: Henry Lazenby     Updated 2 hours 24 minutes ago The outcomes of two ongoing court cases in Russia and Ontario could potentially have a significant impact on the restructuring negotiations between Canadian miner Centerra Gold and the Kyrgyz Republic government over the ownership of the Kumtor gold mine. Centerra’s president and CEO Ian... 

Russian, Ontario litigation could thwart Centerra’s Kyrgyz restructuring talks

Flooding in Colombia coal mine killed 12, officials say

By: Reuters     Updated 5 hours ago Twelve miners were killed in a flooded underground coal mine in northeastern Colombia, the world's fourth-largest exporter of the mineral, local officials and rescue workers said on Friday. Flooding in the mine, located in the Amaga municipality in Antioquia, a region that has been the site of... 

Harmony shuts Kusasalethu after illegal miners cause fire

By: Natasha Odendaal     Updated 6 hours ago Gold miner Harmony Gold has closed its Kusasalethu mine for two weeks, as it takes a stance against the scourge of illegal miners after a fire – the third this month – threatened the safety and health of mineworkers. The fire, believed to have been started on Thursday by illegal miners, had... 

Harmony shuts Kusasalethu after illegal miners cause fire
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Harmony CEO Graham Briggs

DFS gets under way at WCC’s standalone export project

By: Natasha Odendaal     Updated 7 hours ago A definitive feasibility study (DFS) for the Waterberg Coal Company’s (WCC’s) standalone export project has been commissioned, as discussions for the funding of the project get under way, the ASX- and JSE-listed group announced on Friday. WCC, which was still in talks with State-owned power... 


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