Volume 100 Number 6 Mar 24 - 30, 2014

TSX Venture loses ground, March 10-14

The S&P/TSX Venture Composite Index lost 9.35 points during weekly trading en route to a 1,033.64-point close. Reports out of China indicated growth rates across industrial sectors had dropped to multi-year lows, while markets also…

San Jose yields more high grades

VANCOUVER — Partners McEwen Mining (TSX: MUX; NYSE: MUX) and Hochschild Mining (LSE: HOC; US-OTC: HCHDF) more than replaced the mined-out reserves at their San Jose mine in Argentina in 2013, despite the operation producing 33% more gold…

George R. Burns, executive vice-president and chief operating officer of Goldcorp.

COO Burns on Goldcorp’s cost-cutting drive

VANCOUVER — In a climate of lower gold prices and rising costs, gold producers have been focusing on improving operations at established mines, and Vancouver-based Goldcorp (TSX: G; NYSE: GG) is no exception. The company’s…

African Barrick North Mara gold mine in Tanzania. Credit:  African Barrick Gold

Barrick sells 10% of African Barrick

Barrick Gold (TSX: ABX; NYSE:ABX) has sold part of its 74%-stake in its subsidiary African Barrick Gold (LSE: ABG; US-OTC: ABGLF), in a move to keep optimizing its portfolio amid weaker gold prices. 

Drills in the Triangle zone at Integra Gold's Lamaque gold project in Quebec. Credit: Integra Gold

Integra eyes low-cost underground mine at Lamaque

VANCOUVER — Integra Gold’s (TSXV: ICG; US-OTC: KALRF) efforts to advance its Lamaque gold project in Val-d’Or, Que., to production were just rewarded with a preliminary economic assessment (PEA) predicting a mine with a 38%…

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