Volume 101 Number 29 Aug 31 - Sept 6, 2015

Arena Minerals' Atacama copper property in Antofagasta, Chile. Source: Arena Minerals

Arena attracts JOGMEC, B2Gold

Since the beginning of the year, prospect-generator Arena Minerals (TSXV: AN) — whose shares traded at only 17¢ at press time — has enticed two heavyweight players in the mining industry to sign option agreements on parts…

US stocks fall, Aug.17-21

U.S. equities tumbled as investors took in new data signaling a slowdown in China and a report that showed an unexpected rise in U.S. crude stockpiles, fuelling concerns of a global oil surplus. The S&P 500 Index and the Dow Jones…

Drillers at work at Endeavour Mining's Agbaou gold mine, 80 km south of Yamoussoukro, Cte d'Ivoire. Source: Endeavour Mining

Endeavour hits pay dirt at Agbaou

VANCOUVER — West Africa-focused Endeavour Mining (TSX: EDV; US-OTC: EDVMF) has been on the hunt for valuable oxide resources at its flagship Agbaou gold mine, 80 km south of Yamoussoukro, Côte d’Ivoire, and exploration results…

Odds ‘n’ Sods: Gold in Union County, South Carolina

Early in 1979 I had been transferred by Newmont Mining from Western Australia where I had been working as the exploration manager, to take up a newly created role as exploration manager for the eastern United States.

TSX drops sharply, Aug 17-21

The S&P/TSX Composite Index contracted five days in a row and finished at its lowest level in 18 months, down 5.6% to 13,473.67. The sell-off — mirrored in markets around the globe — was triggered by fears of a hard economic…

TSX Venture plummets, Aug. 17-21

The S&P TSX Venture Composite Index hovered near historic lows during the Aug. 17-21 trading sessions, as it lost 6.2% or 35.69 points en route to a 537.52 point weekly close. Crude oil futures sat close to a six-year low, while the U.S….

The Shotgun Exploration crew at the Straw Lake Beach gold mine in northwestern Ontario - the setting for mining reality TV show Fool's Gold. Source: Discovery

Fool’s Gold reality TV show proves popular

After a warm reception from viewers, mining reality TV show Fool’s Gold is back for a second season, which will see the ragtag mining crew set out to extract 100 oz. gold from the historic Straw Lake Beach gold mine in Kenora, Ont.

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