Volume 100 Number 32 Sep 22 - 28, 2014

Vale's Totten nickel-copper-precious metals mine in Sudbury, Ontario. Credit: Vale

Vale’s Q2 nickel production plunges in Sudbury

Vale’s (NYSE: VALE) companywide nickel production in the second quarter of 2014 was 61,600 tonnes, an 8.6% drop from the first quarter and 5.3% fall from the year-ago period. Vale says the decline mainly reflects the impact of four weeks…

Wall Street indexes slide, Sept. 8-12

After five straight weeks of gains, U.S. equity indexes dropped as President Barack Obama authorized air strikes against the terrorist group ISIS and imposed more sanctions against Russia. The Dow Jones Industrial Average fell 0.87% to…

TSX drops, Sept. 8-12

Canada’s main stock index fell during the trading week. The S&P/TSX Composite Index dropped 38 points to 15,531.58. The spot price for gold plunged US$40 to US$1,228.30, while the S&P/TSX Global Gold Index stayed relatively flat…

Metals, mining and money markets

Spot prices Courtesy of Scotiabank Tuesday, September 16, 2014 Precious Metals Price (US$/oz.) Change Gold $1,238.75 -17.25 Silver $18.75 -0.25 Platinum $1,369.00 -26 Palladium $839.00 -42       Base…

A drill rig at the Tamarack North nickel-coppe-platinum project in Minnesota. Credit: Talon Metals

Tamarack North delivers for Talon in Minnesota

Over the last two years, the management team at Talon Metals (TSX: TLO; US-OTC: TLOFF) looked at more than 700 projects before it found one that it believed could be a company-maker.

An aerial view of a glacial esker staked by KWG Resources for a railway corridor into the Ring of Fire. Credit: KWG Resources

Commentary: Ring of Fire Sale

For anybody wondering what’s going to happen to Cliffs Natural Resources’ (NYSE: CLF) chromite discovery in Ontario’s Ring of Fire region, all they have to do is read Casablanca Capital’s dissident letter to shareholders…

Operating facilities at  Gainey Capital's El Colomo project in Mexico. Credit: Gainey Capital

Gainey Capital aims to fast-track El Colomo

VANCOUVER — Over two years ago Gainey Capital (TSXV: GNC) CEO David Coburn saw promise in a private Mexican precious metal operation 135 km southeast of Mazatlan — along the border of the States of Nayarit and Durango…

Bear Creek Mining's Corani silver-lead-zinc project in southern Peru. Credit: Bear Creek Mining

Bear Creek keeps Corani on track, reduces costs

As Bear Creek Mining (TSXV: BCM) works to produce an updated feasibility study for its flagship Corani silver–lead–zinc project in southern Peru by year-end, its efforts to reduce costs are already paying off.

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