Volume 100 Number 35 Oct 13 - 19, 2014

An educational sign on the Ebola virus at Aureus Mining's New Liberty open-pit gold project in northeastern Liberia. Credit: Aureus Mining

Aureus Mining beats the odds in Liberia

Despite two nearly back-to-back civil wars in the 1990s that left Liberia in ruins and over a quarter of a million people dead, and now the Ebola outbreak that has killed 1,830 people in the country already this year, Aureus Mining (TSX: AUE;…

The Whale Tail zone at Agnico Eagle Mines' Amaruq gold project in Nunavut. Credit: Agnico Eagle Mines

Agnico Eagle’s ‘exciting’ Amaruq discovery in Nunavut

VANCOUVER — It’s not a market where producers discuss exploration-stage plays often, but Agnico Eagle Mines (TSX: AEM; NYSE: AEM) can’t contain its excitement over the Amaruq gold prospect, 50 km northwest of its Meadowbank…

TSX down again, Sept. 29 – Oct. 3

Canada’s main stock index posted its fifth straight weekly decline despite a positive jobs report in the U.S., weighed down by concerns including whether the central government in Beijing would move against pro-democracy protesters in…

US stocks tumble, Sept. 29-Oct. 3

U.S. equities had a rough ride during the trading week. The Dow Jones Industrial Average fell 103 points to 17,009.69, while the S&P 500 Index lost 15 points to end at 1,967.90. The tech-heavy Nasdaq Composite Index tumbled 37 points to…

Drillers at Roxgold's Yaramoko project in Burkina Faso. Credit: Roxgold

Roxgold finances Yaramoko

Roxgold (TSXV: ROG; US-OTC: ROGFF) has de-risked its Yaramoko project in Burkina Faso with a US$75-million debt-financing package from several European banks, and a US$15-million equity investment from its underground mining contractor in…

Drill core from Balmoral Resources' Grasset nickel-copper-platinum group metals (PGM) project in Quebec. Credit: Balmoral Resources

Balmoral expands Grasset nickel-copper-PGM discovery

Balmoral Resources (TSX: BAR; US-OTC: BALMF) has more than doubled the strike length and depth of the high-grade Horizon 3 zone at its Grasset nickel-copper-platinum group metals (PGM) project in Quebec. Grasset is about 200 km north of…

Metalor gains ‘Fairmined Refiner’ status

The Colombia-based Alliance for Responsible Mining (ARM) has given refiner Metalor its ‘Fairmined Refiner’ designation, making the firm the first London Bullion Market Association (LBMA)-approved refiner to hold that status.

Boston Consulting Group partner Ross Middleton.

Ross Middleton on boosting productivity, returns

“Productivity is the prime imperative for the mining industry of the decade or decades to come,” Ross Middleton, a partner with the Boston Consulting Group (BCG), told attendees at Mining Magazine’s “Optimizing Mine…

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