Canadian Mining Journal

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    ZINC-LEAD-SILVER: Trevali reports record quarterly zinc production

    November 6, 2019 by Canadian Mining Journal

    VANCOUVER – Trevali Mining Corp. released Q3 financial and operating results from its operations located in Canada, South America and Africa. Q3 zinc production came in at 106.8 million pounds payable, a new record for the company and a slight

  • Chile in turmoil as tensions boil over

    November 6, 2019 by Tom Azzopardi

    The worst unrest in Chile in a generation threatens to overturn assumptions about one of South America’s most stable countries and the world’s leading copper producer. All it took was a US4¢ rise in the peak hour fares on the

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    GOLD: Newmont Goldcorp’s Quecher Main project begins commercial production

    November 4, 2019 by Northern Miner Staff

    PERU – The Quecher Main project at Newmont Goldcorp’s Yanacocha gold mine has achieved commercial production ahead of schedule and under budget. The project will extend the life of the Yanacocha operation to 2027. Quecher Main, 800 km northeast of Lima, is expected to

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    SILVER-COPPER: Pan American hits high grade at La Colorada

    October 31, 2019 by Northern Miner Staff

    MEXICO – A 14,300-metre drill program completed during the third quarter at the La Colorada skarn discovery has returned high grade intercepts for Pan American Silver. Drill highlights include 379 metres grading 54 g/t silver, 0.5% copper, 1.96% lead and 3.73%

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    GOLD: Eric Sprott invests $15M in Gran Colombia

    October 30, 2019 by Canadian Mining Journal

    TORONTO – Gran Colombia Gold says Eric Sprott will invest $15 million in the company that has two producing mines in Colombia. The company will issue approximately 3.3 million units at a price of $4.60 per unit. The price represents

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    Wealth Minerals and Rosatom partner up in Chile

    October 30, 2019 by Trish Saywell

    Russia’s state nuclear group Rosatom and Canada’s Wealth Minerals (TSXV: WML) are working towards a partnership at the junior’s Atacama lithium project in northern Chile. The two companies signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) under which Rosatom, through its subsidiary Uranium One Group,

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    Horizonte completes study on Vermelho nickel-cobalt project

    October 29, 2019 by Trish Saywell

    Vermelho – One of the largest and highest-grade undeveloped laterite nickel-cobalt resources in the world – will generate US$7.3 billion in total cash flow over 38 years, Horizonte Minerals (TSX: HZM; LON: HZM) says. The company acquired the Brazilian asset last year

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    COPPER-GOLD: SolGold discovers new porphyry system at Cisne Loja

    October 24, 2019 by Northern Miner Staff

    ECUADOR – Australian miner SolGold has discovered a new copper-gold-silver-molybdenum porphyry system at its wholly owned Cisne Loja project in southern Ecuador. The company says it found mineralized outcrops that indicate the presence of a new polymetallic porphyry system with

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    Protests over austerity measures in Ecuador put investors on edge

    October 23, 2019 by Tom Azzopardi

    A wave of nationwide protests has shaken Ecuador and investor confidence in the emerging mining jurisdiction. As part of President Lenin Moreno’s US$4.2-billion financial deal with the International Monetary Fund to fix the oil-exporting nation’s strained finances, the Ecuadorian government

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    GOLD: Machine learning yields positive results for Gran Colombia

    October 23, 2019 by MINING.COM Staff

    COLOMBIA – After several months of work, Gran Colombia Gold confirmed the exploration targets identified by the machine learning system installed at its Segovia operation by GoldSpot Discoveries. Teams from GoldSpot and Gran Colombia collaborated to leverage machine learning capabilities

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    Geologist Violet Smith pioneers family run consulting business in Guyana

    October 22, 2019 by Trish Saywell

    Violet Smith grew up in the Cuyuni-Mazaruni region of Guyana, eventually settling in Bartica, a small commercial centre 80 km inland from the Atlantic Ocean. The town – at the confluence of the Cuyuni, Mazaruni and Essequibo Rivers – was

  • AI: GoldSpot tech used to create geological map at Yamana mine site

    October 15, 2019 by Canadian Mining Journal

    TORONTO – GoldSpot Discoveries and Yamana Gold have created a lithological map for the El Penon gold mine site, in northern Chile, using machine learning. GoldSpot says its proprietary technology uses deep learning artificial intelligence (AI) models to create predictive