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Editorial: Yukon's geology remains under-explored

July 25, 2019 / www.northernminer.com

The annual tour of mining camps in the Yukon sponsored by the Yukon Mining Alliance (75%) and the Government of Yukon (25%) never fails to impress, and this year's trip in mid-July was no exception. From visits to family-run placer mining camps in and around Dawson City to daily flights on Alkan Air's nine-seat Cessna Caravans headed to far-flung exploration camps and mine development projects - t...Read More

Palmer to become Newmont CEO in October

July 24, 2019 / www.mining-journal.com

Australian mining engineer Palmer was Newmont's COO and promoted to the dual roles of president and COO last year.In February, former Rio Tinto executive Rob Atkinson was announced COO, effective June 1, freeing up Palmer to take on the CEO role when Gary Goldberg retired in the fourth quarter.Newmont said Goldberg would serve as executive advisor to support Palmer and the executive leadership tea...Read More

Silver (Finally!) Playing Catch-Up To Gold

July 24, 2019 / seekingalpha.com

Silver popped nicely, rallying nearly 7.5 % from low to high over the past two weeks, beating gold's 4.8% gain.The gold/silver ratio has dropped a little more than 6 full points in the past week, falling from a high just north of 93 ounces of silver to purchase one ounce of gold, to just under 87.In last week's blog we identified $16.20 per ounce as a key level for silver. That level was t...Read More

Battery raw materials could face a supply crunch by the mid-2020s, say @WoodMackenzie #nickel

July 24, 2019 / www.forbes.com

The electrification of transport is transforming the demand and supply of battery raw materials. We expect to see double-digit growth for battery raw materials over the next decade. Our latest research suggests they could face a supply crunch by the mid-2020s.Read full newsRead More

Roskill: "Despite the current hype, #nickel prices remain well below recent highs, and still have a long way to go...

July 22, 2019 / twitter.com

"Roskill: "Despite the current hype, #nickel prices remain well below recent highs, and still have a long way to go to reach required incentive price levels." https://t.co/fzDtGvcHjJ"Read full newsRead More

Eric Sprott's Pure Gold Investment Raises Mine's Profile

July 18, 2019

Pure Gold Mining (TSX-V: PGM and LSE: PUR), the company focused on advancing the Madsen Red Lake Gold Project to become Canada’s next major gold mine, received a huge endorsement in the eyes of investors this week, as mining money guru Eric Sprott poured his millions into the gold developer alongside key, strategic cornerstone investors; AngloGold Ashanti, the third largest gold minin...Read More

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

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 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

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

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

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