Volume 100 Number 45 Dec 22 - 28, 2014

Material on a conveyor at Aurcana's La Negra silver mine in Mexico's Queretaro state, 180 km north of Mexico City. Credit: Aurcana

Aurcana improves operations at La Negra

VANCOUVER — It’s all about boosting near-term liquidity for silver producer Aurcana (TSXV: AUN; US-OTC: AUNFF) as it grapples with a high debt load and falling metal prices. On Dec. 1 the company released its…

GoviEx Uranium's Madaouela uranium project in Niger. Credit: GoviEx Uranium

GoviEx pitches Madaouela uranium project in Niger

Before listing on the Canadian Securities Exchange in June, the small corporate team at GoviEx Uranium (CSE: GXU) raised over $100 million privately to advance their Madaouela uranium project in Niger.

Wall Street gets slammed, Dec. 8-12

The market sell-off on Wall Street was one of the worst in more than two years as oil dropped below US$62 a barrel and China reported more weak economic data. The S&P 500 Index fell 3.5% to 2002.33 and the Dow Jones Industrial Average…

A surveyor measures a coal stockpile at Anglo American's Greenside thermal coal mine in South Africa. Credit: Anglo American

Miners struggle to adapt to lower coal prices

Thermal coal prices recently touched a five-and-a-half-year low of US$62.25 per tonne, and the market has seen several mining companies announce plans to sell coal assets or take on partners to weather the downturn.

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