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Editorial: Reflections on working 23 years at the Miner

July 17, 2019 / www.northernminer.com

This is my final editorial for The Northern Miner, as I will soon depart to join gold miner Agnico Eagle Mines as a senior geologist in their Toronto head office, working on technical writing.After almost 23 years at the Miner, including the past 14 years as editor-in-chief, I've been overwhelmed by the hundreds of well-wishes coming in from around the world after my departure was announced, repre...Read More

Nickel hits three-month peak on Indonesia concerns

July 12, 2019 / business.financialpost.com

LONDON - Nickel prices touched their highest in four months on Friday on worries that major producer Indonesia will resume an export ban on ore in 2022.Indonesia relaxed the ban in 2017, but ...Read full newsRead More

Sprott's Buying Spree Continues as Analysts Tip Junior Mining Stocks

July 12, 2019

Legendary junior gold stocks investor Eric Sprott continued his buying spree this week as he snapped up the lion’s share of Golden Predator’s latest equity issue.   Golden Predator Mining Corp. (TSX.V:GPY) originally announced a private placement of worth $6.08m, in which Sprott had agreed to acquire 5 million shares - moire than a third of the latest batch - to increase his tot...Read More

Deployment of #nickel rich cathodes drives nickel demand higher

July 10, 2019 / www.greencarcongress.com

In May 2019, 57% more nickel metal equivalent (NME) was deployed globally in batteries of new passenger EVs than the same month the year prior, according to Adamas Intelligence's latest "EV Battery Nickel Monthly" report. Over the same period, the amount of NME used in li-ion batteries (primarily in the...Read full newsRead More

Tsingshan, partners face cost hike at Indonesia battery chemicals plant #nickel

July 06, 2019 / reut.rs

Tsingshan and other firms investing in an electric vehicle battery chemical plan...Read full newsRead More

Golden Predator Announces $6 Million Private Placement; Eric Sprott to Purchase 5 Million Shares @GPY_3Aces...

July 05, 2019 / twitter.com

"Golden Predator Announces $6 Million Private Placement; Eric Sprott to Purchase 5 Million Shares @GPY_3Aces https://t.co/cEgViJuR8T"Read full newsRead More

Gold Stocks Raise Cash as Production Grows

July 05, 2019

With the gold price jumping uncertainly around the $1,400 an ounce mark, it was left to the gold miners themselves to ensure a positive newsflow that supported their stocks this week.   Starting with the majors, Barrick Gold (NYSE:GOLD) (TSX:ABX) and Newmont Goldcorp (NYSE:NEM) (TSX:NGT) successfully concluded the long-awaited transaction establishing their new joint venture which will run...Read More

Gold Plunges Below $1,400 On the News of Trade War Truce / Commodities / Gold & Silver 2019

July 04, 2019 / www.marketoracle.co.uk

Donald and Xi have confirmed their true and everlasting friendship now. Trade wars are over, it’s all rainbows and unicorns - and investors do not need safe havens anymore. Right? The celebratory mood feels great but let’s find out what the trade truce really means for the gold market.Ufff, They Announce Trade Truce The G20 meeting in Osaka, Japan, is behind us. Did I write “G20&...Read More

Great Bear Closes C$10.9 Million Over-Subscribed Bought Deal Private Placement @GreatBearGBR

July 03, 2019 / bit.ly

Great Bear Closes C$10.9 Million Over-Subscribed Bought Deal Private Placement.Read full newsRead More

Junior Miners and Gold ETFs Are Top Monthly Movers

June 29, 2019

In a week where the gold price tested new highs and showed itself capable of holding above US $1,400 an ounce, speculation moved to what effect this will have on junior mining stocks. Financial Adviser magazine singled out gold-focused exchange traded funds as the best performers so far. Top of the monthly list was iShares MSCI Global Gold Miners ETF (NASDAQ: RING) with a return of 24.2% during t...Read More

US Dept. of Commerce recommends uranium quota: Bloomberg report

June 22, 2019 / www.northernminer.com

Shares of Energy Fuels (TSX: EFR) and Ur-Energy (TSX: URE) moved higher on a report from Bloomberg that the U.S. Department of Commerce is recommending that Washington take measures to protect domestic uranium production.The June 20 article, quoting three anonymous sources briefed on the matter, said the commerce department believes that the U.S. reliance on uranium imports poses a national securi...Read More

Congrats to @NewGoldInc on receipt of provincial approval for Blackwater, a bulk tonnage, open-pit mining project i...

June 25, 2019 / twitter.com

"Congrats to @NewGoldInc on receipt of provincial approval for Blackwater, a bulk tonnage, open-pit mining project in central British Columbia, approx. 200 km south of FPX Nickel's Decar projecthttps://t.co/4mivnAyTQx"Read full newsRead More

Gold Stocks and ETFs Jump while Nickel Miners Face Questions

June 21, 2019

With gold finally showing signs of going on a rally, speculation over the effect this could have on junior gold stocks dominated the mining news this week.   In an interview with Kitco News, Randy Smallwood, CEO of Wheaton Precious Metals (TSX: WPM), said the latest move to over $1,400 an ounce could spark further investment in gold exploration and mining if it is sustained.   B...Read More

Ivanhoe advances 'world's best copper development' at Kamoa-Kakula

June 19, 2019 / www.northernminer.com

It would not be a stretch to suggest Ivanhoe Mines (TSX: IVN; US-OTC: IVPAF) executive co-chairman Robert Friedland is probably the world's best mining promoter.The Friedland legend started to take root when he carefully choreographed a bidding war between former Canadian base metals titans Inco and Falconbridge for the considerable Voisey's Bay nickel-copper-cobalt deposit in Labrador.When the fr...Read More

Vale halts Ona Puma #nickel complex, to pay twice the amount of original fines. Q1 2019 production was approx 4kt...

June 18, 2019 / twitter.com

"Vale halts Ona Puma #nickel complex, to pay twice the amount of original fines. Q12019 production was approx 4kt Ni https://t.co/XkvqnCnfJg"Read full newsRead More

Much of the world's #nickel is sourced via questionable practices in developing countries. How sustainable is this...

June 19, 2019 / twitter.com

"Much of the world's #nickel is sourced via questionable practices in developing countries. How sustainable is this model?https://t.co/PV1VCJpHDa"Read full newsRead More

Barrick Gold Corporation Announces Update re Acacia Mining: Tanzania and Mine Plans

June 20, 2019 / dlvr.it

June 18, 2019 (ACCESSWIRE via COMTEX) -- Further Update Concerning Acacia Mining plc - Situation in Tanzania and Review of Acacia Mine Plans NOT FOR RELEASE,...Read full newsRead More

Canadian Junior Miners Yield a Bonanza of Stock Market News

June 14, 2019

A week in which gold prices were boosted by weak market sentiment for equities saw a slew of announcements from Canada’s junior mining stocks.   Among the junior gold miners contributing to the news, Metals Creek Resources (TSX-V: MEK) unveiled an option agreement with Newmont Goldcorp which will allow the company to take charge of Goldcorp’s Dona Lake Mine near Pickle Lake in O...Read More

Great Bear Announces Upsized Bought Deal Private Placement of Flow-Through Common Shares to C$8.2 Million...

June 13, 2019 / twitter.com

"Great Bear Announces Upsized Bought Deal Private Placement of Flow-Through Common Shares to C$8.2 Million @GreatBearGBR https://t.co/igjMnU5RYP"Read full newsRead More

Facts 'n' Figures: World copper mine production falls 1.8% in early 2019, ICSG says

June 13, 2019 / www.northernminer.com

The following is an edited release from the International Copper Study Group (ICSG) showing preliminary data for world copper supply and demand for February 2019. For more detailed information, visit www.icsg.org.Preliminary data indicates that world copper mine production declined 1.8% in the first two months of 2019, with concentrate production declining 1.3% and solvent extraction-electrowinnin...Read More