Volume 100 Number 1 Feb 17 - 23, 2014

Drilling at Excelsior Mining's Gunnison copper project in Arizona, 105 km southeast of Tucson. Credit: Excelsior Mining

Excelsior’s strong economics at Gunnison create market stir

VANCOUVER — Excelsior Mining (TSXV: MIN) took its time with a prefeasibility study (PFS) at its Gunnison copper project in southern Arizona, but when the company finally unveiled its results on Jan. 17, the market took notice. Excelsior…

OceanaGold has employed a hedging program for its Reefton gold mine in New Zealand. Credit: OceanaGold

Is hedging making a comeback?

At the end of January, Australian gold producer Northern Star Resources (ASX: NST) announced a hedge program of 100,000 oz. gold production for one year at an average gold price of A$1,462.16 (US$1,295.28) per oz., calling its decision a…

U.S. markets, Feb. 3-7

The S&P 500 Index posted the first weekly gain in a month, rising 0.81% to 1,797.02, while the Dow Jones Industrial Average inched 0.61% higher to close at 15,794.08. The U.S. Labor Department reported that the country’s unemployment…

Surface facilities at the Botija area at First Quantum Minerals' Cobre Panama copper project in Panama. Credit: First Quantum Minerals

First Quantum expands on Inmet’s vision at Cobre Panama

In an era when investors are demanding leaner budgets and more efficient projects, First Quantum Minerals (TSX: FM, LSE: FQM) is going old school. The company says the economics of the recently acquired Cobre Panama copper project in…

Casablanca urges Cliffs to spin off international assets

Shares in Cleveland-based Cliffs Natural Resources (NYSE: CLF) have been trading heavily since activist hedge-fund Casablanca Capital urged the company to spin off its international assets and implement other changes to boost…

Augusta Resource's Rosemont copper project, 50 km southeast of Tucson, Arizona. Credit: Augusta Resource

Augusta takes Rosemont to the next level

It only took a letter from a non-governmental organization (NGO) to cut deep into the equity value of Augusta Resource (TSX: AZC; NYSE-MKT: AZC) late last year, but since then the company has been building back value while securing…

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