Volume 100 Number 30 Sep 8 - 14, 2014

Primero Mining's San Dimas gold-silver mine in Durango, Mexico, where the company plans to increase production by 25%. Credit: Primero Mining

Primero to expand San Dimas

Primero Mining (TSX: P; PPP: NYSE) has green-lighted an expansion of its San Dimas gold–silver mine in Durango, Mexico, a move that will increase production by 25% at a cost of only $26.4 million.

In western Turkey, looking south from Alamos Gold's Agi Dagi gold project towards its Kirazli gold project, 3 km away. Credit: Alamos Gold

Alamos scores Agi Dagi EIA approval, but Kirazli in limbo

VANCOUVER — It’s been a rocky permitting road for producer Alamos Gold (TSX: AGI; NYSE: AGI) in Turkey given the legal troubles surrounding its Kirazli epithermal gold project. But the company looks to have made some…

Workers in the core shack at Almaden Minerals' Ixtaca gold-silver project in Mexico's Puebla state. Credit: Almaden Minerals

Almaden a model of father-son success

Almaden Minerals (TSX: AMM; NYSE-MKT: AAU) has found volcanic-hosted mineralization beside its Ixtaca gold–silver deposit on its 100%-owned Tuligtic project in Puebla state, adding to the prospecting success it has had over the years in…

S&P 500 on a roll, Aug. 25-29

The benchmark S&P 500 Index ended the week on a high note, finishing above the 2,000-mark for the third time during the trading week. The S&P 500 advanced 0.75% to 2,003.37, while the Dow Jones Industrial Average climbed 0.6% to finish…

TSX soars, Aug. 25-29

Canada’s main stock index kicked off the Labour Day weekend with a 90.18-point gain to 15,625.73. The S&P/TSX Global Gold Index edged up nearly 4 points to 202.10, helped by a US$6.40 per oz. jump in the gold spot price, which closed…

TSX Venture on the rise, Aug. 25-29

The S&P/TSX Venture Composite finished in the green for the second straight week during the trading period, as it jumped 1.8%, or 18.41 points, en route to a 1,023.99-point close. Markets followed energy and precious metals futures upward,…

A drill rig at Atacama Pacific Gold's Cerro Maricunga gold project in Chile. Credit: Atacama Pacific Gold

Atacama hits PFS milestone at Cerro Maricunga

VANCOUVER — According to president and CEO Carl Hansen the scale of Atacama Pacific Gold’s (TSXV: ATM; US-OTC: ACPGF) proposed heap-leach mine plan at its Cerro Maricunga project in Chile — located 140 km by road…

The Mineral Park copper-molybdenum mine in Arizona. Credit: Mercator Minerals

Mercator on life support

Financially troubled producer Mercator Minerals (TSX: ML; US-OTC: MLKKF) has filed for protection from its creditors in Canada and the U.S.

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