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Mining ‘contributes greatly to Canada’s economic strength’ – MAC

The top needs of the Canadian mining industry in 2014 include an effective regulatory process, sufficient human resources, improved infrastructure, and a competitive trade and investment environment.

Rabbit farmer, Berkeley PhD – Both weigh in on gold price

A check-up on gold forecasts the Roundup conference in Vancouver from two gold bulls with divergent backgrounds.

Tanzania seeks shares in uranium/nickel mines

The country’s president says local business leaders, politicians and activists are pressing the government to ensure Tanzanians benefit more from natural resources.

Melting ice cap unlocks Greenland’s mineral riches

Greenland will push ahead with a uranium and rare earths mine despite the objections of Denmark as the melting of the polar ice cap unlocks its natural resources.

China National Nuclear Corp pays $190m for Paladin mine stake

The sale rescues Paladin, as it urgently needed to raise funds following 3 years of pain as uranium prices slumped after the Fukushima disaster.

Macquarie deal to buy Goldman uranium desk not done

Two sources with knowledge of the deal say Macquarie has not concluded a deal to buy Goldman Sachs’ uranium trading desk.

Further exploration spending cuts likely to set up next boom – analysts

Exploration spending plunged by 30 percent or $10 billion last year, squeezing budgets to search for minerals and sustain supplies, according to MinEx Consulting.

UBS lifts Cu, Ni, Zn, iron ore 2014 price outlook

UBS analysts advise that the BHP Billion and Rio Tinto are best plays among commodities equities, along with Fortescue, Teck, Cameco, Alumina Ltd., and Umicore.

Can’t-miss headlines: Gold pulls back, BC area play drilling & more

The latest morning headlines, top junior developments and metal price movements. Today the gold price pulls back after strong gains yesterday and Revolver area-play drilling produces first hole.

Australia seeks to prosecute ex-Hanlong executive

This is after Hui Xiao was detained in Hong Kong on Sunday, following a request by the Australian government, which now has 45 days to apply for extradition.

Uranium bull market to gather steam over next 18 months – Scotiabank

Scotiabank analysts make noise on the uranium drum, drawing a what-if supply/price picture if Japan restarts reactors.

Can’t-miss headlines: Gold holds to $1,245+, Platinum Group’s WBJV back on track & more

The latest morning headlines, top junior developments and metal price movements. Today the gold price holds to last week’s gains and Platinum Group outlines plans after a massive financing.

INTERVIEW: PDAC award winner on discovery in the Athabasca

Mineweb’s Kip Keen speaks with Fission Uranium’s Ross McElroy who has been awarded PDAC’s Bill Dennis award for a Canadian discovery.

Can’t-miss headlines: Gold climbs, 4kg silver over 6 metres & more

The latest morning headlines, top junior developments and metal price movements. Today the gold price was back on the move, up, and Maya Gold & Silver reports an impressive intercept from Zgounder in Morocco.

ERA’s December uranium production takes a hit

Matters worsened for ERA when a leach tank at its Ranger mine’s processing plant ruptured and collapsed, causing an acidic radioactive slurry spill.



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