Volume 99 Number 28 Aug 26 - Sep 1, 2013

A portal at SilverCrest Mines' Santa Elena silver-gold mine, located 150 km northeast of Hermosillo in Mexico's Sonora state. Source: SilverCrest Mines

SilverCrest lifts its production forecast

SilverCrest Mines (TSXV: SVL; NYSE-MKT: SVLC) has revised upwards its full-year 2013 silver guidance after producing more silver than planned in the second quarter from its flagship Santa Elena silver-gold mine in Sonora, Mexico.

Sierra Metals is doubling the mill capacity at its Bolivar copper-zinc-silver mine in Mexico to 2000 tonnes per day. Source: Sierra Metals

Sierra Metals keeps faith in exploration

There are two ways to look at the current rough conditions in the mining equity markets: investors can believe in the “sky is falling” scenario and stay clear for an indeterminate period of time, or they can see present conditions…

Looking northwest at the Samaniego pit at McEwen Mining's El Gallo 1 gold-silver mine in Sinaloa, Mexico. Source: McEwen Mining

McEwen Mining’s record Q2, new optimism on Argentina

Even with an after-tax, non-cash impairment charge of US$123.6 million related to the decline in metal prices and potential costs associated with a 1% tax on economically viable mineral reserves in Argentina’s Santa Cruz province, McEwen…

The Capire processing plant at Impact Silver's Zacualpan silver mining complex, 300 km southwest of Mexico City. Source: Impact Silver

Impact Silver finds success in measured growth

VANCOUVER — It is becoming exceedingly difficult to be a successful precious metals producer, but for juniors like Impact Silver (TSXV: IPT), these tough markets are an opportunity to show why fiscal restraint and measured growth are keys…

U.S. markets, Aug. 12-16

Rising borrowing rates dampened consumer sentiment and the major U.S. stock indexes fell for the second week. The Dow Jones Industrial Average sank 2.23% — or 344.04 points to 15,081.47, its sharpest decline in a year — and the…

TSX Venture Exchange, Aug. 12-16

The S&P/TSX Venture Composite Index was back in the green during the trading sessions — following two straight weeks of losses — after posting a 2.2%, or 20.14-point gain, en route to a 940.23-point weekly close. Strong…

The processing plant at OceanaGold's Didipio mine in the Philippines. Source: OceanaGold

OceanaGold’s Didipio mine starts strong

Commercial production began in April at OceanaGold’s (TSX: OGC) Didipio mine in the Philippines, and in the second quarter the mine churned out 13,676 oz. gold and 5,710 tonnes copper. For the first six months of the year Didipio’s…

Cayden Resources director David Jones at the Pea de Oro target at the El Barqueo gold project in Mexico's Jalisco state. Source: Cayden Resources

Cayden’s El Barqueo steals the show

Cayden Resources’ (TSXV: CYD) El Barqueno gold project in Mexico’s Jalisco state hasn’t been in its portfolio for very long, but the potentially high-grade, near-surface project has grabbed centre stage.

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