US equity indexes slip, Dec. 18-22

The U.S. Commerce Department reported gross domestic product grew at a 2% annual pace in the third quarter, while U.S. home resales for the month of November posted their steepest decline in five years. Prices for Brent crude for February…

TSX posts small gains, Dec. 18-22

The Toronto stock market ended in positive territory, with the S&P/TSX Composite Index gaining 0.5% to close at 13,082.86. The S&P/TSX Global Mining Index climbed 4.5% to 43.70, while the S&P/TSX Capped Diversified Metals &…

Dominion Diamond's majority-owned Ekati diamond mine in the Lac de Gras region of the Northwest Territories.Credit: Dominion Diamond

Short-term challenges remain for diamond sector

The long-term outlook for the diamond market is positive — with demand expected to outpace supply starting in 2019 — but in the short-term, the outlook remains challenging, the Antwerp World Diamond Centre and Bain & Co. state…

A screen shot of the wreckage caused by a large-scale tailing dam breach at the Samarco iron-ore joint venture in Brazil's Minas Gerais State. Source: YouTube

Editorial: Top stories of 2015

Phew, was 2015 a tough year for miners! As we look back and tie a bow around the fourth year of the downturn in commodity prices and the mining sector, we see an industry in defensive mode, spending more time and energy reacting to harsh,…

Al Sexton (left), project manager, and Joseph Campbell, TerraX Minerals' president and CEO, at the Yellowknife City gold project in the Northwest Territories.  Credit: TerraX Minerals

TerraX lines up new gold targets for 2016

VANCOUVER — There’s certainly no lack of high-grade gold targets for TerraX Minerals (TSXV: TXR) to shoot for at its Yellowknife City gold project, located in a district it refers to as “Canada’s last undeveloped…

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