Volume 103 Number 26 December 25, 2017 – January 7, 2018

Workers on drill pads at Garibaldi Resources’ E&L nickel-copper project in northwestern British Columbia’s Golden Triangle district. Credit: Garibaldi Resources.

Editorial: Top stories of 2017

Broadly speaking, 2017 was a year of renewed optimism for many miners and mineral explorers, fuelled by stronger commodity prices and long awaited financial payoffs from belt-tightening measures taken during…

A loader at Sibanye-Stillwater’s Stillwater PGM mine in Montana. Credit: Sibanye-Stillwater.

Sibanye tables US$383M bid for Lonmin

VANCOUVER — South Africa’s Sibanye-Stillwater (NYSE: SBGL) has launched a US$383-million, all-share bid for debt-heavy peer Lonmin (LON: LMI; US-OTC: LNMIY). If the deal closes, it would be Sibanye’s fourth…

An excavator moves earth at Novo Resources’ Beaton’s Creek gold property in Western Australia. Credit: Novo Resources.

More exploration needed, MinEx’s Schodde says

VANCOUVER — A looming decline in production from Australia’s gold mining industry could be a wake-up call for explorers worldwide, MinEx Consulting managing director Richard Schodde says. The industry soothsayer…

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