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Century-old London gold benchmark starts makeover

5 Sep 2014 / 
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

5 Sep 2014 / 
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

3 Sep 2014 / 
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

3 Sep 2014 /  Ben Sharples (Bloomberg)
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

1 Sep 2014 / 
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

29 Aug 2014 /  Dorothy Kosich
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

28 Aug 2014 /  Brian Sylvester
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

28 Aug 2014 /  Dorothy Kosich
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

28 Aug 2014 /  Dorothy Kosich
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

26 Aug 2014 /  Brian Sylvester
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)

22 Aug 2014 /  Kip Keen
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

21 Aug 2014 / 
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

21 Aug 2014 /  Dorothy Kosich
B.C. mines minister orders all mining companies in the province to undergo independent third-party inspections of their tailings facilities.

Gem Diamonds first-half core earnings jump 87%

20 Aug 2014 / 
Gem Diamonds sold more diamonds at higher prices in the first half of the year and expects pricing to remain strong in the second.

Surprises galore in graphite, potash and uranium – Epstein

14 Aug 2014 / 
Peter Epstein tells us how to read the cryptic graphite market, how to catch the next wave in potash, and when investors might catch a break in uranium.

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