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Centerra may earn stake in Pacific Ridge’s Yukon project

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TSX-listed Centerra Gold, which currently focuses on Central Asia, may be earning a stake in a gold project in northwest Canada, Pacific Ridge Exploration reported on Thursday. Pacific Ridge said it had entered into an agreement to option an...
19th September 2014
 
 
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Canada mining association predicts global upswing

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ON THE RIGHT TRACK The Canadian mining industry is recovering, as certain commodity prices are steadily increasing Despite the recent global economic downturn, the Canadian mining industry will remain one of the world’s largest minerals and metals producers for the foreseeable future, says industry body the Mining Association of Canada (MAC). “The Canadian...
19th September 2014
 
 
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Increased focus on efficient mine planning for SA coal mines

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UNCERTAIN FUTURE
Coal price uncertainty heightens the need for coal mines to decrease unit costs of coal products to remain competitive
Owing to current coal prices, depleting coal reserves and the increasing need for infrastructure investment, the local coal mining industry is focusing more on efficient mining and processing using existing infrastructure without added capital...
19th September 2014
 
 
EXPLORATION

Focus and Cobre ink JV agreement in WA

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ASX-listed juniors Focus Minerals and Cobre Montana have executed a joint venture (JV) over the Coolgardie project, in Western Australia, to hunt for rare metals. The Coolgardie tenement covers 20 prospecting licences and two mining leases, and...
17th September 2014
 
 
GOLD EXPLORATION

Current activity a portent to future gold dearth

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At the current rate of new gold deposit discoveries around the globe, new finds would only be able to replace about 600-million ounces, or half of the industry’s total output in the last 14 years. This was the stark message professional services...
16th September 2014
 
 
PHOSPHATE

Aguia's concept study in Brazil proves up

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ASX-listed Aguia Resources on Tuesday reported that a concept study into its Tres Estradas phosphate project, in Brazil, had delivered positive results. The study estimated that Tres Estradas could produce about 350 000 t/y of single...
16th September 2014
 
 
PLATINUM

Mining legend Friedland makes case for platinum at gold forum

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Billionaire mining legend Robert Friedland on Monday made the case for platinum at the Denver Gold Forum, saying that while he was a known gold bear, platinum was the only precious metal that had disruptive medium-term demand dynamics in the...
15th September 2014
 
 
VANADIUM

Yellow Rock completes vanadium study in WA

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A concept study by ASX-listed junior Yellow Rock Resources has revealed that about A$230-million would be required to bring the Gabanintha vanadium project, in Western Australia, into production. The study estimated that a...
15th September 2014
 
 
 
 
 
 
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