Volume 101 Number 19 June 22 - 28, 2015

An aerial view of the core shack at Zenyatta Ventures' Albany graphite project in northern Ontario. Source: Zenyatta Ventures

Zenyatta hits PEA milestone at Albany

A positive preliminary economic assessment (PEA) on Zenyatta Ventures’ (TSXV: ZEN; US-OTC: ZENYF) Albany hydrothermal graphite project in northern Ontario shows the deposit could be a viable long-life, low-cost graphite producer. 

US stock indexes flat, June 8-12

Concerns over a stalemate in Greece’s debt talks and improving economic data in the U.S. that could accelerate interest rates kept the lid on U.S. equities during the trading week. The Dow Jones Industrial Average advanced 0.3% to finish…

Lara drills good copper grades in Brazil

Prospect-generator Lara Exploration (TSXV: LRA; US-OTC: LRAXF) has a portfolio of mineral properties across South America with some heavyweight partners, but its Curionopolis copper project in Brazil’s Para state seems to be the one…

A drilling crew at the Fekola gold project in Mali. Credit: Papillon Resources

B2Gold starts mine constructionat Fekola in Mali

B2Gold (TSX: BTO; NYSE-MKT: BTG) has kicked off construction at the Fekola open-pit gold mine in southwestern Mali, after releasing an optimized feasibility study and closing a previously announced US$350-million revolving credit facility.

TSX slumps, June 8-12

Renewed concerns over a potential Greek debt default and its effect on the euro pushed down Canada’s benchmark index. The S&P/TSX Composite Index fell 1.4% to 14,741.15. The S&P/TSX Global Gold Index dropped 3.2% to end at 154.27…

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