Volume 100 Number 9 Apr 14 - 20, 2014

Holcim-Lafarge merger stirs cement market

While mega-mergers have faded from view in the mining industry, the global cement industry showed in early April that it’s still capable of serving up a doozy: a friendly, all-share merger of Switzerland’s Holcim and Paris-based…

Ecuador Gold boosts resource at Santa Barbara ahead of PEA

VANCOUVER — Development potential is coming into focus for Toronto-based explorer Ecuador Gold and Copper (TSXV: EGX) at its flagship Santa Barbara gold–copper porphyry deposit along the Zamora belt in southeastern Ecuador. On March…

Image taken from a Mosaic Company presentation. Credit: Mosaic

Mosaic cuts 51 workers across Saskatchewan

Mosaic’s (NYSE: MOS) decision to lay off 51 workers across its potash division in Saskatchewan — or just under 2% of its workforce in the province in Western Canada — is not as dramatic as Potash Corp. of Saskatchewan’s…

Verde Potash pushes Cerrado ahead

VANCOUVER — With a prefeasibility study in hand and a major funding deal arranged with the Brazilian government, Verde Potash (TSX: NPK; US-OTC: AMHPF) is pushing its Cerrado Verde project in Brazil towards production.

Machines move material in the pit at Primero Mining's Black Fox gold mine in Timmins, Ontario.  Credit: Primero Mining

Primero aims to turn around Black Fox

Primero Mining (TSX: P; NYSE: PPP) is adopting the turnaround strategy it used at its San Dimas underground gold–silver mine in Mexico to its recently acquired Black Fox gold mine near Timmins, Ont., where it aims for another success…

A haul truck at Capstone Mining's Pinto Valley copper-moly-silver mine in Arizona. Credit: Capstone Mining

Capstone more than doubles Pinto Valley mine life

VANCOUVER — Six months after buying the Pinto Valley mine, Capstone Mining (TSX: CS; US-OTC: CSFFF) has shown that the copper–molybdenum–silver mine can be operated for at least eight extra years and produce a billion more…

Processing facilities at African Barrick Gold's Bulyanhulu gold mine in northwest Tanzania. Credit: African Barrick Gold

Is African Barrick Gold getting on track?

There is no denying that it has been a rough ride for African Barrick Gold (LSE: ABG; US-OTC: ABGLF) since the company first listed in the London Stock Exchange in early 2010.

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