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Underground mining at Hecla's Lucky Friday operation in Idaho. Credit: Hecla Mining.

Top-10 silver companies by market cap

The Northern Miner presents the top-10, silver-focused companies by market capitalization. 1. Fresnillo Market cap: $8 billion With 61.8 million oz. silver production in 2018,…

A miner exits Dynacor Gold Mines' Tumipampa gold-copper project, 500 km southeast of Lima. Credit: Dynacor Gold Mines.

Dynacor fires up Chala mill in Peru

Peru’s new president, Pedro Pablo Kuczynski, has said he will implement policies that favour investment in the mining sector and also plans to enhance and…

Lydian International's flagship Amulsar gold project in Armenia. Credit: Lydian International

The biggest gold losers in 2015

Last year was another tough year for gold companies, with the spot metal price sliding 10% to finish 2015 at US$1,061 per oz. While some miners thrived in the low gold price environment, others collapsed, with more than a few voluntarily…

Workers dig a trench at Focus Ventures and Stonegate Agricom's Mantaro phosphate project in Peru. Source: Focus Ventures

Focus Ventures adds phosphate project

Peru may be best known for its rich endowment of gold and silver deposits, but the South American nation could also become a player in producing phosphates, Focus Ventures (FCV-V) believes.

Cobriza on the copper trail in Peru

The final results from Cobriza Metals (CZA-T) first drill campaign at its Arikepay project in Peru are in and they continue to indicate that the company is on to a large porphyry system.

Drilling at Midas Gold's Golden Meadows gold project in Idaho. Photo by Midas Gold

‘Rediscoveries’ among featured projects at Roundup 2012

Modern technologies combined with robust metal prices helped generate many of the domestic and international exploration successes featured at Mineral Exploration Roundup hosted by the Association for Mineral Exploration British Columbia (AME…

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