Volume 100 Number 5 Mar 17 - 23, 2014

An aerial view of Tahoe Resources' Escobal silver project in southeastern Guatemala. Credit: Tahoe Resources

Tahoe’s CSR strategy in Guatemala

VANCOUVER — Tahoe Resources (TSX: THO; NYSE: TAHO) is a bit of a trailblazer when it comes to community relations and corporate social responsibility (CSR) around its Escobal underground silver mine in the municipality of San Rafael Las…

Processing facilities at Kirkland Lake Gold's  Macassa project. Credit: Kirkland Lake Gold

Kirkland Lake Gold drills shallow high grade

Near-surface drilling that has returned an intercept of 1,718.06 grams gold per tonne over a true width of 0.6 metre from 280 metres below surface — 1.5 km from Kirkland Lake Gold’s (TSX: KGI; US-OTC: KGILF) operating Macassa…

TSX posts gains, Mar. 3-7

Disappointing jobs data in Canada showing that the economy shed 7,000 jobs in February — leaving the country’s unemployment rate unchanged at 7% — were offset by news of stronger employment numbers in the U.S. The S&P/TSX…

TSX Venture bounces back, Mar. 3-7

The S&P/TSX Venture Composite Index returned to the black during the week, as it posted a 1.7%, or 17.6-point gain, en route to a 1,043.01-point weekly close. The political turmoil in the Ukraine is fuelling market volatility, with…

Nicaragua a priority, B2Gold says

With two of the company’s three operating mines in Nicaragua, B2 Gold (TSX: BTO; NYSE-MKT: BTG) is the country’s largest gold exporter and taxpayer, and one of its largest employers.

A drill site at Pershimco Resources' Cerro Quema gold project in southwestern Panama. Credit: Pershimco Resources

More big things to come from little Panama

PANAMA CITY, PANAMA — There may be 117 countries with more land mass and another 131 countries ahead of it when it comes to population, but for such a small country, Panama likes to do things big.

Altan Nevada Minerals' North Star gold project in Nevada. Credit: Altan Nevada Minerals

Altan CEO gets creative to finance greenfield exploration

VANCOUVER — It has been a lean two years for mineral explorers, and Evan Jones has seen just how tough capital markets have been on juniors, having guided sister companies Altan Rio Minerals (TSXV: AMO) and Altan Nevada Minerals (TSXV:…

Alderon Iron Ore has secured access to the Pointe-Noire deepwater port in Sept-les, Quebec. Credit: Alderon Iron Ore

Alderon secures power for Kami project

Alderon Iron Ore (TSX: ADV; NYSE-MKT: AXX) has confirmed a power supply for its Kami iron-ore project in the Labrador Trough, passing another milestone this year.

Great Quest Metals CEO Jed Richardson (right) speaks with a merchant in Gao, Mali. Credit: Great Quest Metals

Great Quest gets back on track at Tilemsi

VANCOUVER — West African focused junior Great Quest Metals (TSXV: GQ; US-OTC: GQMLF) had a tough year in 2013, as the coup d’état in Mali brought uncertainty around the company’s flagship Tilemsi phosphate project, 120…

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