Volume 103 Number 15 July 24 – August 6, 2017

An undated photo of the camp at NovaGold Resources' Donlin Gold project in Alaska, now a joint venture with Barrick Gold. Credit: NovaGold Resources.

Top 10 Canadian-based gold developers

Gold exploration and development is enjoying a boom again, and Canadian juniors are leading project advancement at home and abroad. The following are the top-10, Canadian-headquartered gold companies that are…

Drillers at Ivanhoe Mines' 95%-owned Kamoa copper project in the Democratic Republic of the Congo. Credit: Ivanhoe Mines

Top 10 Canadian base metal explorers and developers

The Northern Miner used the IntelligenceMine database of our sister company Infomine to determine the top-10 largest base metal companies headquartered in Canada that have non-producing assets. The list is…

TSX rises, July 10-14

Canada’s central bank raised its overnight lending rate by a quarter-percentage-point to 0.75% from 0.5%–the first interest rate hike in seven years. “Growth is broadening across industries and regions and…

Dominion Diamond’s Ekati diamond mine in the Northwest Territories, in 2016. Geologists say that high temperature and pressure 55 million years ago in the Lac de Gras region’s Archean-aged crust set the stage for diamond creation. Credit Dominion Diamond.

Top 10 Canadian-based diamond companies

Canada is the fifth-largest diamond producer in the world, according to the Mining Association of Canada. Last year two new diamond mines came into production: Gahcho Kué in the Northwest…

Pretium Resources’ Brucejack gold mine in northwestern British Columbia. Credit: Pretium Resources.

Pretium achieves commercial production at Brucejack

Northwestern B.C.’s Golden Triangle just got a little more golden. On July 3, Vancouver-based Pretium Resources (TSX: PVG; NYSE: PVG) achieved first production at its 9.1 million oz. Brucejack gold…

Arizona Mining chief operating officer Don Taylor (left) and geologist Jack Mueller with drill core at Arizona Mining's Hermosa zinc-lead-silver project in Arizona. Credit: Arizona Mining.

Arizona Mining hits big 
at Taylor Deeps

VANCOUVER — The latest batch of drill results from Arizona Mining’s (TSX: AZ) Hermosa zinc-lead-silver project, 81 km southeast of Tucson, Ariz., could change how the company develops the project, chief operating…

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