thumb Why Colombia's mining sector hasn't lived up to its promise
Mining in Latin America has had an outstanding period of growth in the last two decades but is now facing many challenges. These challenges vary from country to country as well as region to region within each country.
Aug 6, 2014 9:42AM

thumb Letter to the editor: BCSC to blame for overregulation of juniors
I'm disappointed in Mining Markets' recent interview with Venture Capital Markets Association of Canada cofounder Don Mosher, in which he stated that the British Columbia Securities Commission (BCSC) is not the problem for junior mining...
Jul 30, 2014 11:44AM

thumb Venture Capital Markets Association gets political
Last year, Mining Markets reported on the birth of the Venture Capital Markets Association (VCMA), a group of small-cap, Canadian-listed companies, brokers and other professionals associated with the junior market who are concerned with...
Jul 23, 2014 1:34PM


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Interview with Chris Berry Interview with Chris Berry

June 13 -- Chris Berry of Disruptive Discoveries Journal discusses investing in energy metals.

Private equity interested in mining Private equity interested in mining

Apr. 4, 2014 – Stephen Stewart of Minvest Partners comments on why more private equity firms are investing in mining.

PDAC interview with John Kaiser PDAC interview with John Kaiser

March 28, 2014 - John Kaiser of Kaiser Research Online discusses opportunities in the junior mining market.

Cautious optimism at PDAC 2014 Cautious optimism at PDAC 2014

March 17, 2014 - Miners are hoping that PDAC 2014 will mark a turnaround for the industry after a three-year slump.

New and notable listings

Alpha Exploration (AEX-V) (spinout of Alpha Minerals/Fission Uranium merger)

Projects: Cluff Lake and Hook Lake (uranium), in Saskatchewan; Mikwan (gold) in Ontario; Donna (gold), in B.C.
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Chapparal Gold (CHL-T) (Spinout of International Minerals/Hochschild Mining merger)

Projects: Goldfield and Converse (gold), in Nevada
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Diamond Fields International (DFI-V)

Projects: Marine concessions (diamonds), in Namibia; Grand Cape and Grand Gedeh (diamonds and gold) in Liberia; Atlantis II Red Sea Deeps (polymetallic); Valozoro (nickel), in Madagascar
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East Africa Metals (EAM-V) (Spinout of Canaco Resources/Orca Gold)

Projects: Magambazi (gold) in Tanzania
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Fission 3.0 (FUU-V) (merger of Fission Uranium and Alpha Minerals)

Projects: Patterson Lake North, plus others (uranium) in Saskatchewan, Macusani (uranium), in Peru
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Nevada Iron (NVR-T) (ASX-listed)

Projects: Buena Vista (magnetite iron), in Nevada
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Plate Resources (PLR-V)

Projects: Lucky Mike (porphyry copper), in B.C.a
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West Point Resources (WPO-V)

Projects: Kluane, Gladstone and JPR (gold), in Yukon
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Commentary

More pain ahead for mining investors: Michael Berry
Self-described natural resources bull and co-editor of Disruptive Discoveries Journal  (formerly Morning Notes) with his son Chris, Michael Berry is an economist, a former professor, with 25 years of experience investing in the natural...

5/28/2014 2:02:00 PM | Full Story


Making mega-profits from microcap resource stocks
Opportunities to make a fortune in stocks may occur only a few times during our lives. These opportunities tend to happen during periods of maximum investor pessimism when it takes a great deal of courage and foresight to be a proactive buyer....

5/5/2014 11:03:00 AM | Full Story


Bipolar markets: Eric Coffin on the macro view for metals
Another period of sideways, with a few sharp turns along the way to keep traders on their toes.   We basically stand where we were a month ago and we’re still waiting to see if we get a spring rally in resource stocks that lifts...

5/2/2014 4:01:00 PM | Full Story


John Kaiser: 'The bull is back'
It used to be that retail investors attending investment shows like the recent Vancouver Resource Investment conference would actually go out and buy some of the stocks their favourite speakers touted, says John Kaiser, the editor of Kaiser...

2/4/2014 2:05:00 PM | Full Story


Rick Rule: get ready for the recovery in resources
Having seen a few bear markets during his three decades as a resource investor, Rick Rule, founder and chairman of Sprott Global Resource Investments, offered some words of reassurance to would-be investors who are wary of the sector...

1/22/2014 8:51:00 AM | Full Story


All Articles

Gold

Mongolia: Greener grass or dry desert steppe?
For some, the grass always appears greener for mining projects in distant and foreign jurisdictions. Why? Perhaps it’s the mining industry’s persistent optimism and the belief that these jurisdictions could never be as bad or...

9/4/2014 2:51:00 PM | Full Story


Why Colombia's mining sector hasn't lived up to its promise
Mining in Latin America has had an outstanding period of growth in the last two decades but is now facing many challenges. These challenges vary from country to country as well as region to region within each country.

8/6/2014 9:42:00 AM | Full Story


Teck boosts stake in Zafranal JV partner AQM Copper
Teck Resources (TSX: TCK.B) has upped its interest in AQM Copper (TSXV: AQM), its partner at the Zafranal copper-gold project in southern Peru.

7/16/2014 3:51:00 PM | Full Story


Silver

London Silver Fix sees revamp
CME Group and Thomson Reuters have been chosen to deliver a new silver price mechanism to replace the London Silver Fix — a system that has been in place for over a century to set the daily benchmark price for silver.

7/14/2014 5:19:00 PM | Full Story


The upside to the downturn: 'extraordinary value' for selective investors
There’s no doubt that the past few years have been tough on junior miners and those who invest in them.

6/4/2014 10:00:00 AM | Full Story


More pain ahead for mining investors: Michael Berry
Self-described natural resources bull and co-editor of Disruptive Discoveries Journal  (formerly Morning Notes) with his son Chris, Michael Berry is an economist, a former professor, with 25 years of experience investing in the natural...

5/28/2014 2:02:00 PM | Full Story


Platinum Group Metals

Balmoral climbs on high-grade nickel
Balmoral Resources (TSX: BAR) stock hit a new 52-week high today on high-grade results from a new mineralized zone at its Grasset nickel-copper-PGE project in Quebec.

5/20/2014 4:48:00 PM | Full Story


Diamond stocks bucked the trend in 2013
In contrast to gold stocks, Canadian-listed diamond stocks were the stars of 2013.

1/3/2014 3:57:00 PM | Full Story


Scotiabank's Mohr talks precious metals
Mining Markets spoke to Patricia Mohr, vice-president economics and commodities specialist at Scotiabank recently on the prospects for two precious metals -- gold and palladium. The interview took place in mid-August, when gold was at...

8/27/2013 3:05:00 PM | Full Story


Copper

Mongolia: Greener grass or dry desert steppe?
For some, the grass always appears greener for mining projects in distant and foreign jurisdictions. Why? Perhaps it’s the mining industry’s persistent optimism and the belief that these jurisdictions could never be as bad or...

9/4/2014 2:51:00 PM | Full Story


Why Colombia's mining sector hasn't lived up to its promise
Mining in Latin America has had an outstanding period of growth in the last two decades but is now facing many challenges. These challenges vary from country to country as well as region to region within each country.

8/6/2014 9:42:00 AM | Full Story


Teck boosts stake in Zafranal JV partner AQM Copper
Teck Resources (TSX: TCK.B) has upped its interest in AQM Copper (TSXV: AQM), its partner at the Zafranal copper-gold project in southern Peru.

7/16/2014 3:51:00 PM | Full Story


Diamonds

De Beers' market share to rebound, thanks to Gahcho Kué
De Beers’ share of the rough diamond market has been in steady decline since the late 1980’s. Still perceived as a monopoly by many outside of the industry, for years De Beers had control of over 80% of the world’s rough...

7/10/2014 1:00:00 PM | Full Story


Dominion Diamond reports Q1 profit of US$10.7M
Dominion Diamond (TSX: DDC) reported a strong fiscal first quarter, with both of the miner's operations – it owns 80% of the Ekati mine in the Northwest Territories and 40% of the nearby Diavik mine -- performing well.

6/12/2014 5:56:00 PM | Full Story


Canadian diamond exploration perks up
For years it seemed that juniors were fleeing from diamond exploration -- and for good reason.

6/10/2014 5:15:00 PM | Full Story


Uranium

Securing uranium supply: Why the spot price is rising
For those who may not have been following the uranium sector, the spot price has climbed more than US$3.50 per lb. in a matter of weeks.  Recent events over the past year have woken utilities up to the fact that securing offtake from safe...

9/15/2014 4:46:00 PM | Full Story


Mongolia: Greener grass or dry desert steppe?
For some, the grass always appears greener for mining projects in distant and foreign jurisdictions. Why? Perhaps it’s the mining industry’s persistent optimism and the belief that these jurisdictions could never be as bad or...

9/4/2014 2:51:00 PM | Full Story


The upside to the downturn: 'extraordinary value' for selective investors
There’s no doubt that the past few years have been tough on junior miners and those who invest in them.

6/4/2014 10:00:00 AM | Full Story