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For Indians, gold a barbarous relic for barbarous times

Many people try to find correlation between inflation and gold price, often using the U.S. dollar as their base currency. They ignore that the biggest gold consumers — in rural parts of India and China — are not driven by inflation...
Jun 9, 2015 4:40PM


Should we have quotas for women on boards in Canada?

It's no secret that the mining industry is behind the curve when it comes to hiring women and appointing female board members. What will it take to get them onboard? Although the last couple of years have seen some increase in women...
Jun 9, 2015 10:51AM


Negative sentiment outweighing fundamentals in uranium pricing

Of all the metals out there, uranium probably takes the prize for the strongest example of sentiment outweighing fundamentals in the resource sector.
May 19, 2015 4:46PM


Rise of synthetic diamonds inevitable - but limited

I have been getting asked a lot of questions about synthetic diamonds as of late.  I can say there is a diverse mix of intrigue, concern, and enthusiasm.
May 8, 2015 11:39AM


Commentary: The shifting liability landscape for Canadian miners abroad

Two recent lawsuits brought in British Columbia by foreign plaintiffs against two Canadian mining companies for alleged human rights abuses abroad have raised the stakes for mining projects in foreign jurisdictions.
Apr 29, 2015 1:14PM


Labrador Trough rail needs a rethink

During its successful 2014 election campaign, Quebec’s Liberal Party vowed to revive Plan Nord — a cherished blueprint for opening up the province’s vast northern mineral wealth for development. Brainchild of former...
Mar 13, 2015 1:27PM


The Top 5 most common fatal flaws in due diligence

The market is ripe for acquisitions of advanced stage exploration and development projects. Uncertainty in future commodity prices appears to be driving investor interest from speculative greenfields projects to those at the preliminary...
Feb 25, 2015 11:52AM


The real cost of mining gold

Since the bull market for gold began in 2003, the world’s major gold mining companies have produced tens of millions of ounces of gold and have raised (and written-off) many billions of dollars for capital expenditures and acquisitions.
Feb 25, 2015 11:34AM


What does oil getting crushed have to do with gold?

In case you were under a rock, oil just got crushed. It has dropped close to 50% and most of that was in just the last three months.
Jan 6, 2015 1:08PM


Canterra and Margaret Lake make the grade

In October, joint venture partners Canterra Minerals (CTM:TSX-V) and Margaret Lake Diamonds (DIA:TSX-V) announced the discovery of a 1 by 1 by 1.4-mm, off-white, modified octahedral diamond, as well as several anomalous indicator minerals, on...
Dec 18, 2014 3:59PM


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