Volume 101 Number 28 Aug 24 - 30, 2015

Outcropping SST formation rocks at Select Sands' Sandtown frac sand project in Arkansas. Source: Select Sands

Ex-gold explorer dives into Select Sands

Select Sands’ (TSXV: SNS; OTC: CLICF) president and CEO Rasool Mohammad has chosen silica “frac” sand over gold, and hopes his bet will pay off with success at the junior’s frac sand Sandtown property in Arkansas, where…

US markets edge higher, Aug. 10-14

A mixture of indicators puzzled investors in U.S. equities, as positive economic data suggested the Federal Reserve would raise interest rates in September, while China’s devaluation seemed to lessen the odds that the U.S. central bank…

Crushed ore moves on conveyors to be processed in the mill at Hudbay Minerals' Constancia copper-moly-silver mine in Peru, one of Silver Wheaton's silver streams. Source: Hudbay Minerals

Silver Wheaton posts strong Q2 results

Canadian streaming company Silver Wheaton (TSX: SLW; NYSE: SLW) posted record quarterly production of nearly 11 million equivalent oz. silver in the three months ended June 30, and for the first time ever, notched quarterly sales…

Workers at a drill site at NexGen Energy's Arrow uranium project in northern Saskatchewan. Source: Nexgen Energy

NexGen triples Arrow deposit in the Athabasca

VANCOUVER — There’s no sign of slowing down for junior explorer NexGen Energy (TSXV: NXE) at its Arrow uranium deposit in the southwestern part of the Athabasca basin in northern Saskatchewan, as recent drilling has tripled the…

TSX Venture declines, Aug. 10-14

The S&P/TSX Venture Composite struggled late in the week despite a jump in gold futures, as it dropped 3.39 points en route to a 573.21-point close. Energy and base metal futures finished in the red, and the Chinese currency devaluation…

Robert Friedland, Ivanhoe Mines' executive chairman and founder.

Friedland: Mining companies ‘priced for Armageddon’

VANCOUVER — Vanguard executive chairman of Ivanhoe Mines (TSX: IVN; US-OTC: IVPAF) Robert Friedland took to the stage at the Sprott Natural Resource Symposium in Vancouver in late July, and delivered a talk about why he believes copper…

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