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Gold Prices Slide as Dollar Gets a Bid - Gold prices headed lower on Friday as a rebound in the dollar put downward pressure on the precious metal.Comex gold futures fell $10.60, or around 0.8%, at $1,338.20 a troy ounce by 10:26AM ET (14:26GMT).With geopolitical tensions fading into the background, a 0.6% rise in the U.S. dollar index, which measures the greenba...

Metals Cap Turbulent Week as Rusal Sanctions Fuel Supply Fears

(Bloomberg) -- After two weeks of extraordinary trading, investors are taking stock of the fallout from U.S. sanctions against Russia’s United Co. Rusal.Aluminum and nickel surged this week as global supply chains were disrupted by the sanctions. Major shipowners and Japan’s buyers are among the latest to cut dealings with Rus...

Gold Prices Add to Weekly Losses in Range-Bound Trade - Gold prices continued the downward trend on Friday, adding to small weekly losses in relatively static trade.Comex gold futures fell $5.30, or around 0.4%, at $1,343.50 a troy ounce by 4:07AM ET (8:07GMT).With geopolitical tensions fading into the background, the precious metal was on track for weekly losses of just 0.3% a...

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Agnico Eagle Completes Sale of Common Shares of Belo Sun Mining Corp.

TORONTO, April 20, 2018 /CNW/ - Agnico Eagle Mines Limited (NYSE: AEM, TSX: AEM) ("Agnico Eagle" or the "Company") announced today that it has disposed of 44,551,000 common shares of Belo Sun Mining Corp. ("Belo Sun") in a pre-arranged trade executed through the facilities of the Toronto Stock Exchange (the...

EMX Reports on Progress at the Akarca Gold-Silver Royalty Property in Turkey and Receipt of Additional Payments

Vancouver, British Columbia--(Newsfile Corp. - April 17, 2018) - EMX Royalty Corp. (TSXV: EMX) (AMEX: EMX) (the "Company" or "EMX") is pleased to announce the receipt of drill data for the 2017 and ongoing exploration programs at the Akarca royalty property in western Turkey (the "Property"). Çiftay İnşaat Taahhüt ve...

EMX Options the Riddarhyttan IOCG/Massive Sulfide Project in Sweden to South32

Vancouver, British Columbia--(Newsfile Corp. - April 19, 2018) - EMX Royalty Corp. (TSXV: EMX) (NYSE American: EMX) ("EMX") is pleased to announce the execution of an option agreement (the "Agreement"), through its wholly owned subsidiary Eurasian Minerals Sweden AB, for the Riddarhyttan Iron-Oxide-Copper Gold ("IOCG") and massive sulfide...

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These charts show just why copper price fundamentals are so strong

Notes: Annual copper production 2017 except Codelco's El Teniente and KGHM Poland operations = first 9 months 2017 annualized. KGHM Poland consists of Rudna, Polkowice-Sieroszowice and Lubin mines. Reserves as at end-2017 except KGHM, Codelco mines at end-2016. Grasberg reserves

Anti-corruption body asks Rio for Oyu Tolgoi-related info

Rio Tinto-controlled Turquoise Hill Resources said Tuesday it had received an "information" request from the Mongolian Anti-Corruption Authority (ACA) to provide financial data associated to its giant Oyu Tolgoi copper and gold mine in Mongolia. The petition relates to an investigation about possible

Antofagasta more than doubles dividend on strong copper prices

The Chile-focused miner said it would seek board approval later this year for the expansion of its flagship Los Pelambres mine, expected to cost $1.3 billion, slightly more than previously forecast. The project will add 55,000 tonnes of copper a year once in full operation, Antofagasta said. The company


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