Volume 99 Number 34 Oct 7 - 13, 2013

Geologists study drill cuttings at the Beatons Creek gold project in western Australia (2012). Source: Novo Resources

Newmont takes large stake in Hennigh’s Novo Resources

Newmont Mining (TSX: NMC; NYSE: NEM) has acquired a 35.7% stake in Novo Resources (CNSX: NVO), a Vancouver-based junior that is earning a 70% interest in two exploration properties in the Eastern Pilbara shire of Western Australia that…

The surface of the Mitchell deposit at Seabridge Gold's KSM gold-copper project, 65 km northwest of Stewart, B.C. Source: Seabridge Gold

Seabridge finds more high-grade core zones at KSM

VANCOUVER — Seabridge Gold’s (TSX: SEA; NYSE: SA) KSM project encompasses four deposits that contain 38 million oz. gold and 10 billion lb. copper. But mines for deposits that big are usually expensive to build and operate, and KSM…

Leach-pad construction at Marlin Gold Mining's Trinidad gold project in Sinaloa, Mexico. Source: Marlin Gold

Production is right around the corner for Marlin Gold

It’s not every day that you come across a junior that is on the brink of production and generating cash within four to six months, whose largest shareholder is a hedge fund with an 80% ownership stake, whose management team is headed by…

U.S. markets, Sept. 23-27

The major U.S. indexes slipped, with the Dow Jones Industrial Average retreating 192.85 points to 15,258.24, putting an end to three weeks of gains. The S&P 500 Index fell 18.16 points to 1,691.75; the Philadelphia Gold and Silver Index…

Inside the processing facilities at Centerra's Kuptor mine in Kyrgyzstan. Source: Centerra

Centerra’s compromise on Kumtor lifts political overhang

Facing penalties of US$467 million for alleged environmental damages at its Kumtor mine in Kyrgyzstan and a state commission report issued last year that concluded Centerra Gold (TSX: CG; US-OTC: CAGDF) should pay more to operate the mine, the…

The drill site at Midas Gold's Yellow Pine deposit. Credit: Midas Gold.

Midas optimizes Golden Meadows

Midas Gold (TSX: MAX) is assessing ways to lift the economics of its wholly owned Golden Meadows gold project in Idaho’s historic Stibnite mining district ahead of a prefeasibility study that’s due in mid-2014.

An exploration vessel at Nautilus Minerals' Solwara 1 underwater project, in 2010.  Source: Nautilus Minerals

Nautilus, PNG await arbitration decision

VANCOUVER — In 2011 it looked like Nautilus Minerals’ (TSX: NUS; US-OTC: NUSMF) pioneering plan to mine high-grade sea floor sulphide deposits might actually work. The company had permits, a joint venture with the Papua New Guinea…


The story “Detour Lake drilling yields new gold structure” (T.N.M., Sept. 23–29/13) incorrectly identified BMO Capital Markets analyst Brian Quast as the author of a research note which was, in fact, authored by BMO Capital…

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