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Australia/India to sign uranium deal as nuclear pact agreed

The two countries have reached an agreement over civil nuclear cooperation, which opens the door for uranium sales to India.

Namibian police search for stolen 78-carat diamond

Police are searching for a 78-carat diamond after it went missing during a recent strike at Namdeb.

Century-old London gold benchmark starts makeover

The new benchmark will halt the telephone call that four institutions enter twice a day in favour of an electronic solution.

Japan loosens China’s grip on rare earths supplies

The country is pushing to secure at least 60% of its rare earth needs from outside China within four years.

Wildcat Exploration steps out to thick, high grade zinc-lead

Canadian explorer Wildcat Exploration drills notably high grade zinc and lead mineralization over broad widths in New Brunswick, a province well known for zinc and lead.

Uranium poised to enter bull market

The atomic fuel is poised to enter a bull market amid tightening supply as producers shut mines and delay projects.

Ukraine escalation brings safe haven gold to the fore

Continuing escalation of conflict in Ukraine and moves to counter what is seen as Russian aggression could see severe global economic fallout and bring gold back into true safe haven territory.

Homestake to pay $500,000 for uranium mine cleanup

Homestake is one of a number of former uranium mining companies being ordered to screen and clean up abandoned mine sites within the Navajo Nation.

M&A prey offer strong buying opportunities

In this Gold Report, Keith Phillips, MD and head of Cowen & Company’s Mining Investment Banking Group, says strong companies with solid balance sheets are on the hunt.

Zinc, nickel prices to ‘move dramatically higher’ – Scotiabank

Global potash deliveries could be on the high side of expectations; however, potash price increases may wait for negotiation of new contracts with China.

Strike notice prompts Cameco McArthur River Mine shutdown

The proposed shutdown of the McArthur River Mine and Key Lake Mill could be averted as Cameco and USW continue labor negotiations for the next 72 hours.

After gold, juniors and midtiers poised for M&A-fueled breakout

Michael Fowler, senior mining analyst with Toronto-based Loewen, Ondaatje & McCutcheon, predicts when gold breaks out, mining M&A will take off.

Franco-Nevada has $1B+ to work with on new royalty(ies)

Franco-Nevada completes a $500m raise and now the question becomes what it might buy.

U.S. Mint platinum coins bypassed in rush for gold

Platinum sales at the U.S. Mint have all but collapsed as investors continue to favour gold and silver.

Canadian uranium tailings facilities to be inspected

B.C. mines minister orders all mining companies in the province to undergo independent third-party inspections of their tailings facilities.



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