Kinross Gold Corporation

A panel discussion during the Energy and Mines conference in Toronto in late October, from left: Stephen Letwin, Iamgold's president and CEO; Paul West-Sells, Western Copper and Gold's president and COO; and Valerie Helbronner, partner with Torys LLP. Source: Energy and Mines

Miners weigh in on green energy

Technologies in renewable energy sources such as wind, solar, hydroelectricity and bioenergy are improving, making them cheaper and attractive. However, lower commodity prices and tighter margins are among the barriers miners face when adopting…

Autonomous haulage trucks on the move at Rio Tinto's West Angelas iron ore mine in Australia's Pilbara region. Credit: Rio Tinto.

Mining sector forced to innovate

The mining sector is facing a Darwinian moment, delegates at the first annual Technology and Innovation in Mining conference in Toronto heard in September.

Workers in the field at Kaminak Gold's Coffee gold project in west-central Yukon's White Gold district. Source: Kaminak Gold

MDRU sheds light on gold in the Yukon

VANCOUVER — When Underworld Resources, now Kinross Gold (TSX: K; NYSE: KGC), found the White Gold deposit in 2008 — a gold-only system near the prolific Klondike placer gold fields, 95 km south of Dawson City — it swept the…

The plant WPC Resources' past-producing historic Lupin gold project in Nunavut. Credit: WPC Resources

WPC aims to bring Lupin back online

WPC Resources (TSXV: WPQ) — soon to be named Lupin Gold Corp. — plans to bring the past-producing Lupin gold mine online, while also advancing the nearby Ulu gold property.

QMX Gold's past-producing Snow Lake gold mine in Manitoba, which Hudbay Minerals has agreed to buy for $12.3 million in cash and a conditional $5-million payment.   Credit: QMX Gold

Hudbay picks up QMX Gold’s Snow Lake mine

The opportunity to acquire the past-producing Snow Lake gold mine and mill in Manitoba from financially strapped QMX Gold (TSXV: QMX) emerged a couple of months ago, Hudbay Minerals (TSX: HBM; NYSE: HBM) has confirmed, but says “there is…

New Mines Minister Javier Cordova (left) with Coordinating Minister for Strategic Sectors Rafael Poveda during Ecuador Day at the Prospectors and Developers Association of Canada convention.

Ecuador pushes for mining investment at PDAC

Ecuador’s new mines minister Javier Cordova has only been on the job since February, but he knows that the country’s infamous windfall profits tax is unpopular with miners.

Geologists Matthias Lindhuber (left) and Jim Ebisch at an adit on Adamera Minerals' Flag Hill gold project in northern Washington state. Credit: Adamera Minerals

Adamera envisions a golden future in Washington

VANCOUVER — Explorer Adamera Minerals (TSXV: ADZ; US-OTC: DDNFF) is hoping to contribute to a long history of gold mining in the prolific Cook Mountain district in northern Washington state. The region hosts Kinross Gold’s (TSX: K;…

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