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NICARAGUA MINING

Nicaragua an attractive mining destination, says ‘open for business’ Restricted

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While several regions in the Central American isthmus might be perceived as being “closed” for mining investment, the largest country in the region, Nicaragua, is “open for business”, the country’s general director for mining at the...
11th March 2014
 
 
ILLEGAL OCCUPATION

Great Panther Silver reports illegal mine occupation Restricted

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Mexico-focused primary silver miner Great Panther Silver on Monday reported that about 60 people had on Sunday illegally occupied its Guanajuato mine complex. The Vancouver-based miner, which also operates the Topia mine in the country, said that...
10th March 2014
 
 
JUNIOR SILVER ETF

Unique silver juniors-only ETF banks on exploration upside, supply crunch Restricted

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A unique exchange traded fund (ETF) started in 2012 is banking on the exploration upside that junior companies in the silver industry provide, and recent optimism in the market was paying off, with the fund growing about 40% year-to-date....
7th March 2014
 
 
ENVIRONMENT

Aldridge shares spike on Turkish environmental nod Restricted

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The TSX-V-listed shares of Turkish-focused project developer Aldridge Minerals on Thursday jumped 12.90% after the country’s Environment and Urbanisation Ministry gave the Yenipazar polymetallic project the environmental go-ahead. Toronto-based...
6th March 2014
 
 
PRECIOUS METALS

Primero completes $220m friendly Brigus tie-up Restricted

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Precious metals producer Primero Mining on Wednesday announced that it had closed the $220-million friendly takeover of rival Brigus Gold, heralding the birth of a new North American midtier miner, with operations in Ontario and Mexico. The deal...
6th March 2014
 
 
PRECIOUS METALS STREAMING

Silver Wheaton offers potential lifeline to cash-strapped juniors Restricted

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Despite a growing sense of cautious optimism that things in the junior mining industry has taken a turn for the better, traditional avenues of financing still remain beyond the reach for many juniors with weak projects. However, for those...
6th March 2014
 
 
M&A

Shareholders approve Primero and Brigus merger Restricted

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Precious metals miners Primero Mining and Brigus Gold on Thursday announced that their respective shareholders had voted in favour of a friendly $220-million merger, that would see the two companies form a new North American midtier gold producer,...
28th February 2014
 
 
SEABED MINING

Development of deep-seabed mining rules under way Restricted

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In its 2014 session, held in February, world regulatory body the International Seabed Authority’s (ISA’s) Legal and Technical Commission was preparing draft regulations for the exploitation of polymetallic nodules in three areas approved for...
28th February 2014
 
 
 
 
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