Volume 101 Number 34 Oct 5 - 11, 2015

Looking southeast at Integra Gold's historic Sigma gold project in Val-d'Or, Quebec. Source: Integra Gold

Integra Gold issues million-dollar challenge

VANCOUVER — Integra Gold’s (TSXV: ICG; US-OTC: ICGQF) historical dataset for the former Sigma-Lamaque gold mines — in the town of Val-d’Or, Que. — has been cast open to the masses, and the rush is on for…

TSX falls, Sept. 21-25

Anxiety about global growth soured investor appetite for risk, with data showing Chinese factory activity shrank to a six-and-a-half-year low in September, while U.S. manufacturing growth in the same month stayed at a two-year low. 

The crusher under construction at Stornaway Diamond's Renard project in Quebec's James Bay region. Source: Stornaway Diamond

Stornoway’s resource rises at Renard

Stornoway Diamond (TSX: SWY; US-OTC: SWYDF) is halfway through building its Renard diamond mine in Quebec — the first diamond mine in the province, and one of only two currently being built in Canada — but already the project is…

Autonomous haulage trucks on the move at Rio Tinto's West Angelas iron ore mine in Australia's Pilbara region. Credit: Rio Tinto.

Mining sector forced to innovate

The mining sector is facing a Darwinian moment, delegates at the first annual Technology and Innovation in Mining conference in Toronto heard in September.

Liberal Party of Canada leader Justin Trudeau.

Liberals, Greens Q&A on mining in Canada

With Canadians looking ahead to a federal election on Oct. 19, The Northern Miner submitted mining-related questions to the leaders of the four major political parties running across Canada. The following are the answers from the Liberal Party…

Stewart L. Blusson

Canadian Mining Hall of Fame names Class of 2016

The Canadian Mining Hall of Fame will induct mining-industry leaders Stewart L. Blusson, J. Keith Brimacombe, Robert M. Friedland, Louis Gignac and Harold (Hank) Williams at its twenty-eighth annual induction ceremony and dinner on Jan. 14,…

TSX Venture drops, Sept. 21-25

The S&P/TSX Venture Composite Index dropped 1.5%, or 8.41 points, before closing at 541.50 points. The Canadian dollar hit an 11-year low during the trading period at US$74.76, while oil and base metal futures also finished in the red….

Wood Mackenzie goes long on met coal

Joe Aldina, principal research analyst for metal and energy consultant Wood Mackenzie, says that supply for metallurgical coal should level with demand by 2023, and although he expects met coal prices will rise, global producers “are not…

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