Volume 101 Number 39 Nov 9 - 15, 2015

A panel discussion during the Energy and Mines conference in Toronto in late October, from left: Stephen Letwin, Iamgold's president and CEO; Paul West-Sells, Western Copper and Gold's president and COO; and Valerie Helbronner, partner with Torys LLP. Source: Energy and Mines

Miners weigh in on green energy

Technologies in renewable energy sources such as wind, solar, hydroelectricity and bioenergy are improving, making them cheaper and attractive. However, lower commodity prices and tighter margins are among the barriers miners face when adopting…

Skeena Resources chairman Ron Netolitzky at the Spectrum gold project - next to the GJ gold property - in northwestern British Columbia. Source: Skeena Resources

Netolitzky’s Skeena seeks high grade at GJ

VANCOUVER — It’s taken NGEx Resources (TSX: NGQ; US-OTC: NGQRF) over three decades to bid farewell to its GJ porphyry copper-gold property, 60 km south of Dease Lake, B.C., but now the Chilean-focused explorer, along with majority…

Barrick Gold's Cortez gold mine, 100 km southwest of Elko, Nevada. The mine produced 902,000 oz. gold in 2014.Source: Barrick Gold

Barrick, Agnico Eagle rise to the occasion

A slew of mining companies have recently rolled out their third-quarter financials, including Toronto-based gold miners Barrick Gold (TSX: ABX; NYSE: ABX) and Agnico Eagle Mines (TSX: AEM; NYSE: AEM). Both firms published better than expected…

TSX edges lower, Oct. 23-29

The S&P/TSX Composite Index finished in negative territory, losing 0.6% to end at 13,791.88 points. The S&P/TSX Capped Diversified Metals & Mining Index dropped 10.6% to 411.68. The S&P/TSX Global Gold Index retreated 1.8% to…

Drillers exploring the Atacama copper project in Chile, as part of Arena Minerals and JOGMEC's joint venture. Source: Arena Minerals

Teck the latest major to join Arena in Atacama

Teck Resources (TSX: TCK.B; NYSE-MKT: TCK) has become the third company this year to sign a joint-venture option agreement with prospect developer Arena Minerals (TSXV: AN) on its Atacama property in Chile, 50 km from the port of Antofagasta.

A driller at Wolfden Resources' Rice Island nickel-copper project in Manitoba. Source: Wolfden Resources

Wolfden hunts for nickel in Manitoba

VANCOUVER — When nickel giant Vale (NYSE: VALE) dropped its claims over the Rice Island nickel and copper project in the highly prolific Flin Flon–Snow Lake mining district of Manitoba in May, junior explorer Wolfden Resources…

Finland imports Canadian CSR expertise

A little over a decade ago, the Mining Association of Canada launched with little fanfare a unique stewardship program called the “Towards Sustainable Mining Initiative (TSM).” It was the only program that measured and reported on…

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