Failure of ‘Hard Assets’ mining conferences suggests new business model needed

The ‘Hard Assets’ conference development company, more recently known as the Metals & Minerals Investment Conferences, announced that as of July 16, 2014 they have suspended their schedule of events indefinitely. Some blame poor shows in the past few years, … Continue reading

Calibre Mining Starts 3400 Metre Drill Program on the Eastern Borosi Gold-Silver Project, Nicaragua

July 14, 2014 (Source: Marketwired) – Calibre Mining Corp. (TSX VENTURE:CXB) (the “Company” or “Calibre”) is pleased to announce that the Company and IAMGOLD Corporation (“IAMGOLD”) have started the 2014 diamond drilling program on the Eastern Borosi Gold-Silver Project, Nicaragua. Calibre and … Continue reading

Mining powerhouse Grupo Mexico to enter the rare earth race

Grupo Mexico is strongly considering the possibility of producing rare earths in Mexico, having recognized their strategic value and indispensability in the electronics, automotive and energy industries. This is not a last minute, ‘join the bandwagon’, plan because Grupo Mexico … Continue reading

Avanti Mining Receives Environmental Approval From the Government of Canada for Its Kitsault Project

June 30, 2014 (Source: Marketwired) – Avanti Mining Inc. (TSX VENTURE:AVT) (“Avanti”) is pleased to announce that approval of its environmental assessment application has been granted by the Hon. Leona Aglukkaq, Minister of the Environment, Government of Canada on June 27, … Continue reading

Malaysia: Protesters step up action against Australian mining company

June 24, 2014 (Source: Asian Correspondent) — More than a 1,000 people converged on the Lynas Corporations Advanced Material Plant (LAMP) based in Kuantan, Malaysia today to force the company to shut down. Lynas Corporation, Ltd  is an Australian rare earths mining … Continue reading

Yamana Gold and Agnico Eagle Complete Acquisition of Osisko Mining Corporation and the Canadian Malartic Mine

June 16, 2014 (Source: Marketwired) – YAMANA GOLD INC. (TSX:YRI)(NYSE:AUY) (“Yamana” or “the Company”) and Agnico Eagle Mines Limited (TSX:AEM)(NYSE:AEM) (“Agnico Eagle”) are pleased to announce today the completion of their previously announced court-approved plan of arrangement (the “Arrangement”) pursuant to which … Continue reading