Canadian Mining Journal


Mexico and Central America


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    GOLD -SILVER: Santa Elena mill commissioned

    August 11, 2014 by Canadian Mining Journal Editor

    MEXICO – Vancouver’s SilverCrest Mines has successfully commissioned the new 3,000-t/d Merrill Crowe mill at its Santa Elena gold-silver mine 150 km northeast of Hermosillo. The mine is transitioning from and open pit and heap leach…

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    Primero to expand San Dimas

    August 11, 2014 by Canadian Mining Journal Editor

    Primero Mining (TSX: P; PPP: NYSE) has given the green light to an expansion of its San Dimas gold-silver mine in Durango, Mexico, a move that will increase production by 25% at a cost of only $26.4 million.

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    Coeur renegotiates royalty agreement with Franco-Nevada

    June 25, 2014 by Canadian Mining Journal Editor

    An amended royalty agreement with Franco-Nevada (TSX: FNV; NYSE: FNV) has led Coeur Mining (NYSE:CDE) to consider completing the Guadalupe underground mine at its Mexico-based Palmarejo silver-gold operation, with initial production set for…

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    COPPER-GOLD: First Quantum, Petaquilla reach $60M deal on Molejon and Cobre Panama

    May 12, 2014 by Canadian Mining Journal Editor

    PANAMA – Minera Panama, a subsidiary of Vancouver’s First Quantum Minerals, and Petaquilla Minerals have reached a deal worth $60 million to completely separate operations of Petaquilla’s Molejon gold mine and First Quantum’s Cobre Panama…

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    New zone shines for Fortuna Silver at San Jose

    April 30, 2014 by Canadian Mining Journal Editor

    VANCOUVER – Fresh off an expansion that doubled throughput at the San Jose mine in Mexico, a steady stream of high grade drill results from the Trinidad North zone has Fortuna Silver Mines (TSX: FVI; NYSE: FSM) thinking about growing the…

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    Juan de Herrera shows all the right signs for Precipitate Gold

    April 15, 2014 by Canadian Mining Journal Editor

    VANCOUVER – “It’s been exciting – there are a lot of good things going on here that just all seem to be aligning,” said Precipitate Gold (TSXV: PRG) president and CEO Jeffery Wilson, in an interview in his Vancouver office.

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    Timmins Gold hits the right notes at San Francisco

    April 10, 2014 by Canadian Mining Journal Editor

    VANCOUVER — Mexico-focused producer Timmins Gold (TSX: TMM; NYSE-MKT: TGD) is riding positive momentum to start 2014 as the company continues to exceed analyst expectations and set production records at its San Francisco gold-silver…

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    DEAL: Yamana to buy 50% of Osisko

    April 2, 2014 by Canadian Mining Journal Editor

    MONTREAL – In a deal worth $441.5 million in cash and 95.7 million common shares of Yamana Gold, that company and Osisko Mining Corp. have entered into a partnership. Yamana will acquire a 50% interest in Osisko’s mining and exploration…

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    NICKEL: Sherritt output up, earnings down for 2013

    February 19, 2014 by Canadian Mining Journal Editor

    TORONTO – Sherritt International pledged to focus on its core nickel business last year as evidenced by its decision to get out of coal mining. A look at 2013 balance sheet, and readers will know why. Despite higher outputs of nickel and…

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    Tahoe’s CSR strategy in Guatemala

    February 19, 2014 by Canadian Mining Journal Editor

    VANCOUVER — Tahoe Resources (TSX: THO; NYSE: TAHO) is a bit of a trailblazer when it comes to community relations and corporate social responsibility (CSR) around its Escobal underground silver mine in the municipality of San Rafael Las…

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    COPPER: First Quantum looks at 70M t/y Cobre Panama throughput

    January 28, 2014 by Canadian Mining Journal Editor

    PANAMA – First Quantum Minerals of Vancouver has released information about key changes it wants to make to the Cobre Panama copper project since taking control of former owner Inmet Mining. The project will produce its first concentrate…

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    FUNDING: Timmins Gold to raise $25M+ through share offering

    January 22, 2014 by Canadian Mining Journal Editor

    VANCOUVER – Timmins Gold Corp. has entered into an agreement with RBC Capital Markets and a syndicate of underwriters for the sale of 16.67 million common shares of Timmins Gold at a price of $1.50 per share. If the overallotment –…