Volume 100 Number 36 Oct 20 - 26, 2014

Workers channel-sampling at Mkango Resources' Songwe Hill REE project in Malawi. Credit: Mkango Resources

Mkango climbs on Malawi’s REE potential

It’s a little unusual for a Canadian junior to skip a preliminary economic assessment and proceed to the prefeasibility stage, but that strategy seems to have worked for Calgary-based Mkango Resources (TSXV: MKA), judging by the…

Lonmin doubles down on Wallbridge JVs in Sudbury

VANCOUVER — U.K.-based platinum group metals (PGM) outfit Lonmin (LSE: LMI; US-OTC: LNMIY) remains bullish on the Sudbury basin and its expansive joint venture with junior Wallbridge Mining (TSX: WM; US-OTC: WLBMF). On Sept. 20…

US markets struggle, Oct. 6-10

The S&P 500 Index posted its biggest weekly decline since March 2012, as anxiety about weak global economic growth in Europe and China and concerns about the winding down of the U.S. Federal Reserve’s bond-purchasing program drove…

Workers in a core shed at Ivanhoe Mines' Platreef PGM project in South Africa. Credit: Ivanhoe Mines

Ivanhoe says most locals support Platreef

Should Ivanhoe Mines (TSX: IVN; US-OTC: IVPAF) cranks out its estimated 785,000 oz. platinum, palladium, rhodium and gold from the Platreef project in South Africa, the underground operation 280 km northeast of Johannesburg would be…

Facilities at at RB Energy's Quebec Lithium mine, 60 km north of Val-d'Or, Quebec. Credit: RB Energy

RB Energy halts production

Instead of heading toward full production in early 2015 at its Quebec Lithium mine, 60 km north of Val-d’Or, Que., RB Energy (TSX: RBI; US-OTC: RBEIF) is headed for a restructuring.


The story “Probe Mines brings ex-Barrick CEO on board” (T.N.M., Sept. 29-Oct. 5/14),  included analysis of Probe Mines’  (TSXV:PRB)Borden gold project by Mike Hocking, a mining analyst at Scotia Capital. The story…

A truck loaded with concentrate at Fortune Minerals' Revenue silver-gold-lead-zinc mine in southwest Colorado. Credit: Fortune Minerals

Fortune aims for near-term cash flow at Revenue

VANCOUVER — According to president Robin Goad, Fortune Minerals’ (TSX: FT; US-OTC: FTMDF) acquisition of the fully permitted Revenue silver-gold-lead-zinc mine in southwestern Colorado is poised to take the company…

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