Pan American Silver Corp

Just over the ridge lie the processing facilities for Pan American Silver's La Colorada mine, located in the state of Zacatecas. Source: Pan American Silver

Pan American Silver expands Mexico operations

At a time when lower commodity prices are fuelling cost-cutting and restructuring plans across the mining sector, Pan American Silver (TSX: PAA; NASDAQ: PAAS) is pushing ahead with expansion projects at two of its three mines in Mexico, and…

U.S. equities gain, Feb. 16-20

U.S. stocks rose after the Greek government secured a four-month extension to its debt bailout package, pushing the S&P 500 Index up 0.7% to close at 2,110.30, while the Dow Jones Industrial Average advanced 0.6% to 18,140.44, its highest…

Pan American Silver's Dolores silver-gold mine in northern Mexico. Credit: Pan American Silver

Pan American Silver defers Dolores expansion

VANCOUVER — Adding an underground operation and a pulp agglomeration circuit to the open-pit Dolores silver–gold mine in Mexico would improve recoveries, boost throughout, increase free cash flow and cost only US$105 million to…

U.S. markets, Nov. 11-15

The Dow Jones Industrial Average and the S&P 500 Index had another week of record highs. The Dow edged 1.27% higher to close the week at 15,961.70, while the S&P 500 advanced 1.56% to 1,798.18. The Philadelphia Gold & Silver Index…

The exploration camp at Laramide Resources' Westmoreland uranium project in Queensland, Australia. Source: Laramide Resources

Laramide’s Henderson takes the long view

Laramide Resources (TSX: LAM; US-OTC: LMRXF; ASX: LAM) ended 2012 with an enterprise value of less than US$1 per lb. in the ground for its district-scale uranium resource in Australia and a handful of smaller projects in the U.S. — yet…

Alamos bids $69M for Esperanza Resources

VANCOUVER — Toronto-based producer Alamos Gold (TSX: AGI; NYSE: AGI) looks to have finally nailed down an acquisition in the form of junior explorer Esperanza Resources (TSXV: EPZ) and its wholly owned Esperanza gold-silver project…

A worker moves material underground at Endeavour Silver's Bolanitos silver mine in Mexico's Guanajuato state. Source: Endeavour Silver

Endeavour Silver’s Bradford Cooke shares his recipe

VANCOUVER — As founder and CEO of Endeavour Silver (EDR-T, EXK-N), Bradford Cooke leads a company that has turned two small, defunct Mexican silver mines into large and profitable operations in just eight years.

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