The 10 largest gold mines in the world, by production Gold mining is a global business, with hundreds of mining companies digging for the precious metal in dozens of countries. But where exactly are the largest gold mines in the world? SIGN UP FOR THE PRECIOUS METALS DIGEST The above infographic uses data compiled from S&P […]

Imperial Metals speeds up work to reopen Mount Polley copper mine. Imperial Metals (TSX: III) is aiming to reopen its Mount Polley copper-gold mine in British Columbia, Canada, before the end of June, buoyed by high prices for the metal and a looming deficit. Ivanhoe completes “starter mine” at multi-billion dollar Platreef project. Ivanhoe Mines (TSX: IVN)(OTCQX: IVPAF) said […]

Japan’s Sumitomo Metal Mining Co (SMM) said on Monday it has decided to discontinue a long-running feasibility study on an Indonesian nickel processing plant project because of a disagreement with its partner PT Vale Indonesia. Montage Gold expands regional exploration in Côte d’Ivoire.Montage Gold is expanding its exploration focus away from the Kone deposit, in […]

Rio Tinto Group’s board has signaled its support to develop the Simandou iron ore project in Guinea, the world’s biggest untapped resource of the key steelmaking ingredient. Talon Metals expands exploration at Minnesota nickel project.US miner Talon Metals (TSX: TLO) (OTC:TLOFF) said on Wednesday it had brought in three more drill rigs to expand exploration […]

Alamos Gold Inc. has announced the groundbreaking for its Island Gold Mine Phase III Expansion project. South Africa sets $900m yearly mineral exploration target.             South Africa, home to the world’s biggest deposits of a number of minerals, has set an annual target of attracting $900-million of mining exploration expenditure annually by 2025. Altus Strategies […]

Exploration and development company West Mining has received the necessary exploration approval required to start its first-ever exploration programme for the Blue Cove copper project, in Newfoundland. Lexington Gold provides final Carolina Belle drill results.Lexington Gold has announced assay results received in respect of the remaining drill holes from the company’s reverse circulation drilling programme […]

Cora Gold has started a 7 500 m drilling programme at the Sanankoro gold project, in Mali. Hamak Gold reports positive Liberia exploration update.Hamak Gold Ltd has announced that exploration work has been completed across two priority areas in the highly prospective Gozohn Licence in central Liberia. Horizonte closes project finance for Araguaia.                                                                                                       Horizonte Minerals […]

Victorian exploration to benefit from new toolkit.    The Association of Mining and Exploration Companies (Amec) has launched a ‘toolkit’ to support Victorian mineral explorers and land owner/occupiers negotiate access for exploration. Drill rod thread grease Northern Graphite signs option for Mousseau West Graphite Project.Northern Graphite Corp. has entered into an agreement that provides it […]