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Ariana encouraged by Kizilcukur developments

By: Simone Liedtke     21st January 2019 Updated developments at Turkey-focused Ariana Resources’ Kizilcukur project show that about 2 800 t of mineralised material is currently stockpiled on site, with the potential to double with limited additional trial mining in 2019. Kizilcukur is part of the Red Rabbit Joint Venture (JV) with... 

Silver is precious-metals outcast as 2019 rebound promise fades

By: Reuters     21st January 2019 Silver just completed its worst year in three. Investors are showing no signs of taking a shine to the metal in 2019, either. The commodity has erased its 2019 gain, while gold, platinum and palladium hold onto theirs. Silver futures on Friday posted the biggest weekly loss since November. 

Silver is precious-metals outcast as 2019 rebound promise fades

McEwen output tops guidance

By: Mariaan Webb     15th January 2019 NYSE- and TSX-listed gold miner McEwen Mining reported on Tuesday that its 2018 production had topped its guidance, with gold equivalent output (GE) rising to 175 561 oz, comprising 135 124 oz of gold and 3.03-million ounces of silver. The production compares with 152 329 oz of GE in 2017, and... 

Filo del Sol PFS confirms significant project potential

By: Marleny Arnoldi     14th January 2019 TSX-V- and Nasdaq-listed Filo Mining’s prefeasibility study (PFS) of its Filo del Sol project, on the border of Chile and Argentina, has confirmed the “incredible” copper, gold and silver potential of the project. CEO Adam Lundin said on Monday that the PFS had positive findings, including a... 

Copper Reef raises $500 000 to fund surveys, grid extension at Alberts Lake

By: Marleny Arnoldi     14th January 2019 Canadian Securities Exchange-listed Copper Reef Mining Corporation plans to raise $500 000 through a private placement to fund its grid and surveying activities at the Alberts Lake gold deposit, in Manitoba, Canada. The first tranche of the capital raise will comprise six-million flow-through... 

BC Supreme Court approves Pan American’s acquisition of Tahoe Resources

By: Marleny Arnoldi     14th January 2019 TSX- and NYSE-listed Tahoe Resources on Friday reported that the Supreme Court of British Columbia had approved the proposed transaction whereby Pan American Silver Corporation intends to acquire all of Tahoe’s shares. Both companies’ shareholders have approved the transaction, which is set to... 

Capstone delivers on FY18 copper output guidance

By: Simone Liedtke     11th January 2019 TSX-listed Capstone Mining produced 155.2-million pounds of copper in 2018, in line with expectations, and has set its 2019 output guidance at between 145-million and 160-million pounds of copper at a C1 cash cost of between $1.80/lb and $2/lb. During this year, the Canadian base metals miner... 

Endeavour Silver delivers solid FY18 silver, gold production

By: Marleny Arnoldi     11th January 2019 TSX- and NYSE-listed Endeavour Silver Corporation has reported consolidated silver production of 5.5-million ounces and gold production of 52 967 oz of gold for 2018. The company reported silver-equivalent production of 9.5-million ounces at a 75:1 silver to gold ratio.  

Americas Silver, Pershing Gold shareholders approve business combination

By: Tasneem Bulbulia     10th January 2019 Americas Silver and Pershing Gold on Wednesday announced that their respective shareholders had given the requisite approvals for the merger of the two companies. Americas Silver shareholders approved a special resolution to amend the company’s articles of incorporation to create a new class of... 

Fresnillo appoints COO

By: Tasneem Bulbulia     9th January 2019 LSE-listed Fresnillo, which owns gold and silver mines in Mexico, has appointed André Sougarret Larroquete as COO. He will oversee the safe and efficient running of the company’s existing mines. 

Pan American Silver’s Tahoe buyout gets shareholder nod

By: Simone Liedtke     9th January 2019 TSX- and NYSE-listed Tahoe Resources’ shareholders have approved the proposed buyout of the company by Pan American Silver. Pan American’s shareholders, in turn, have approved resolutions related to the transaction, including the issue of common shares to Tahoe shareholders. 

Excellon appoints Marcello Locatelli as VP of special projects

By: Simone Liedtke     9th January 2019 TSX-listed Excellon Resources has appointed Marcello Locatelli as VP of special projects. He will be responsible for further optimisation at the company’s operations and project evaluation. 

Bulls lining up for gold means now may be a good time for silver

By: Bloomberg     14th December 2018 The recent bounce in gold has so far happened without a similar move in silver. That might be about to change, according to Saxo Bank A/S. Ole Hansen, head of commodity strategy at Saxo Bank, tracks the ratio of gold to silver and said the recent moves point in favor of higher silver prices. 

Wheaton settles with CRA

By: Creamer Media Reporter      14th December 2018 Metals streaming firm Wheaton Precious Metals has reached a settlement with the Canada Revenue Agency (CRA) over transfer pricing, removing uncertainty about the use of its business model going forward. The settlement provides for a resolution of Wheaton’s tax appeal in connection with the... 

Almaden expects 203 000 oz/y from Mexico precious metals project

By: Creamer Media Reporter      12th December 2018 The Ixtaca precious metals deposit, Mexico, has the potential to produce 203 000 oz/y of gold-equivalent in the first six years of operation, a feasibility study has confirmed. The production is comprised of 108 500 oz/y of gold and 7.06-million ounces a year of silver, said project owner... 

Enable meaningful participation, pleads Women in Mining chair  

By: Martin Creamer     12th December 2018 The Mining Charter has significant room for improvement to enable meaningful participation of women in mining, says Women in Mining South Africa (WiMSA) chairperson Lindiwe Nakedi. Soweto-born Nakedi, who owns Gubhani Exploration – a surface exploration drilling company that is currently the only... 

Enable meaningful participation, pleads Women in Mining chair
Women in Mining chairperson and Gubhani Exploration MD Lindiwe Nakedi talks to Mining Weekly Online’s Martin Creamer. Video: Nicholas Boyd. Photographs: Creamer Media Chief Photographer Dylan Slater.

Maverix announces Northern Vertex silver stream deal

By: Creamer Media Reporter      7th December 2018 TSX-V-listed precious metals royalty and streaming company Maverix Metals has strike a deal to purchase 100% of the silver production from fellow-listed Northern Vertex’s 5 000 t/d Moss gold/silver mine, in Arizona. Maverix has the right to purchase 100% of the silver output until 3.5-million... 

Ascot given green light to explore in Washington state

By: Creamer Media Reporter      7th December 2018 The Bureau of Land Management (BML) has given its approval for TSX-V-listed Ascot Mining to conduct exploration work at its Mt Margaret property, near Randle, in Washington state. After years of environmental review, the Bureau of Land Management (BML) has given its approval for TSX-V-listed... 

Innovate and generate cash at same time – Dassault Systèmes Geovia  

By: Martin Creamer     5th December 2018 The objectives of innovating and generating cash are not mutually incompatible and can be achieved at multiple levels simultaneously, says Dassault Systèmes Geovia Brand CEO Raoul Jacquand, who was in Johannesburg to showcase the French company’s suite of advanced three-dimensional (3D) software.... 

Innovate and generate cash at same time – Dassault Systèmes Geovia
Dassault Systèmes Geovia Brand CEO Raoul Jacquand spoke to Mining Weekly Online’s Martin Creamer on new mining technology. Video: Christo Greyling. Photogaphs: Creamer Media Chief Photographer Dylan Slater.

SSR in commercial production at Chinchillas

By: Creamer Media Reporter      3rd December 2018 Canada-based SSR has declared commercial production at the Chinchillas mine, which forms part of its Puna Operations joint venture in Argentina. Chincillas is 42 km from the Pirquitas plant, which is currently processing Chincillas ore at a rate of 3 000 t/d and is expected to ramp up to 4 000... 

SSR in commercial production at Chinchillas

SSR invests C$31m in SilverCrest

By: Mariaan Webb     29th November 2018 Canadian precious metals producer SSR Mining has invested C$30.66-million in explorer SilverCrest, which owns the Las Chispas project, in Mexico. Announcing the private placement investment on Thursday, SSR CEO Paul Benson described the project as a “compelling” investment proposition, with... 

Anglesey Mining shares soar on optimisation announcement

By: Mariaan Webb     26th November 2018 Shares in the developer of the Parys Mountain base and precious metals project soared on Monday, as the company announced that a division of Irish firm QME would carry out design, engineering and optimisation studies for the future development of the project on the island of Anglesey, in north... 

Anglesey Mining shares soar on optimisation announcement
The Parys Mountain project, in north Wales.

TriMetals 'disappointed' with $28m Bolivia arbitration award; shares sink

By: Mariaan Webb     26th November 2018 Canada’s Trimetals Mining has expressed its disappointment at the outcome of the international arbitration against the Bolivia government and slammed the $28-million award as insufficient. Last week, the arbitration court in The Hague ruled in favour of Bolivia in the dispute with Trimetals... 

TriMetals 'disappointed' with $28m Bolivia arbitration award; shares sink

Court rules in favour of Bolivia in spat with South American Silver

By: Reuters     23rd November 2018 An international arbitration court ruled in favor of the left-leaning government of Bolivian President Evo Morales in a long-running spat with mine South American Silver over the expropriation of a silver mining concession, Bolivia´s attorney general said on Thursday. The Bermuda-incorporated... 

Minera Alamos receives permit for Fortuna project

By: Creamer Media Reporter      22nd November 2018 Toronto-based Minera Alamos has received an environmental permit for the La Fortuna gold project, in Mexico, which now allows the company to advance the project on several fronts. Minera Alamos said on Wednesday that it would initiate applications for other state/local permits, including permits... 

Orion clears another significant hurdle at Prieska project

By: Natasha Odendaal     16th November 2018 The receipt of the final assay results from the recently completed deep sulphide mineral resource drill-out at the Prieska zinc/copper project, in the Northern Cape, has paved way for the updated mineral resource due mid-December, says ASX-listed Orion Minerals MD and CEO Errol Smart. The... 

Pan American Silver buys Tahoe Resources

By: Mariaan Webb     14th November 2018 The world’s second-largest primary silver producer, Pan American Silver, is about to get bigger with the $1.07-billion acquisition of Tahoe Resources, which owns the troubled Escobal silver mine, in Guatemala, in addition to gold mines in Peru and Canada. Pan American Silver, which operates six... 

Pan American Silver buys Tahoe Resources
Escobal is the world's second-largest silver mine.

Perkoa to make up for lower output from Caribou – Trevali

By: Mariaan Webb     8th November 2018 A stellar production quarter from the Perkoa mine, in Burkina Faso, is keeping zinc and lead miner Trevali on track to achieve its production guidance this year, offsetting lower expected output from the Caribou mine, in New Brunswick, Canada, president and CEO Mark Cruise reported on Wednesday.... 

Tahoe Resources loss less then forecast but wider than last year

By: Reuters     7th November 2018 Tahoe Resources Inc posted a quarterly loss on Tuesday that was less then Wall Street expected although it widened from a year earlier, while the gold and silver miner predicted that its production for the year would be at the low end of guidance. Tahoe's Escobal silver mine in Guatemala, the... 

For Tahoe Resources, Guatemala troubles underscore tense outlook

By: Reuters     6th November 2018 A years-long fight over the future of the world's second largest silver mine between Tahoe Resources and opponents of the project shows no signs of abating, creating uncertainty for the US miner and its investors. With environmental and indigenous opponents of Tahoe's Escobal mine vowing it will... 

Excellon revenue dives in ‘tough’ Q3

By: Creamer Media Reporter      2nd November 2018 The September quarter has been a tough one for Mexico-focused Excellon Resources, which on Thursday reported significantly lower revenue and production, citing surveying and planning issues. Excellon, which operates the Platosa mine in Durango, produced 300 766 oz of silver-equivalent, down from... 

Shipping delay hits Copper Mountain Q3 results

By: Creamer Media Reporter      1st November 2018 The share price of Vancouver-based miner Copper Mountain fell to a 52-week low on Wednesday, after the company posted a third-quarter adjusted loss of C$8.31-million, after a shipping delay and lower prices hit revenue. The company explained that its revenue fell from C$77.15-million in the... 

Yamana Gold sells Argentina mine, reports lower adjusted earnings

By: Creamer Media Reporter      26th October 2018 Canadian gold and silver miner Yamana Gold will sell its Gualcamayo mine, in San Juan, Argentina, to Colombia-based Latin American gold producer Mineros and has granted that company an option to acquire up to 51% of its La Pepa project in Chile. Yamana will receive $30-million in cash upon... 

Hecla says Q3 output meets expectations

By: Mariaan Webb     24th October 2018 US silver and gold producer Hecla Mining produced lower third-quarter silver production of 2.5-million ounces and gold output of 72 995 oz, but the miner stated on Tuesday that the production was in line with its expectations. Silver production fell by 24% year-on-year in the September quarter,... 

Trevali lowers Caribou mine guidance

By: Mariaan Webb     23rd October 2018 TSX-listed Trevali Mining has lowered its zinc and lead production guidance for the Caribou mine in Bathurst, New Brunswick, but the company remains on track to achieve its consolidated zinc production guidance. The Caribou mine’s zinc guidance has been lowered from a range of 86-million to... 

Hochschild ups production target

By: Creamer Media Reporter      17th October 2018 London-listed Hochschild has raised its production target from 38-million ounces to 38.5-million ounces of silver equivalent, following a record nine-month performance. The miner, which operates three mines in Peru and one in Argentina, reported attributable nine-month production of 29.5-million... 

Metal Tiger T3 mine feasibility study ‘progressing well within budget’

By: Simone Liedtke     16th October 2018 The T3 mine feasibility study for Aim-listed strategic natural resource investor Metal Tiger’s joint venture project with ASX-listed MOD Resources in the Kalahari copperbelt, in Botswana, is “progressing well within budget”, and is due for completion in March 2019, Metal Tiger said on Tuesday.... 

Higher grades lift First Majestic output to a record

By: Mariaan Webb     16th October 2018 Mexico-focused First Majestic has reported a record of 6.7-million ounces of silver equivalent production in the three months ended September, on the back of a full quarter of output from the San Dimas mine, along with higher silver and gold grades at five of the company’s six mines. Total... 

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