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Fresnillo CEO says Mexican drug wars not impacting nation's mining sector

The CEO of the world's largest silver miner says Fresnillo is holding on to its staff of Mexico's finest engineers and geologists despite competition from foreign mining companies.    Wednesday , 22 Sep 2010

Pan American Silver's Navidad project will not suffer Esquel's fate

Pan American Silver's track record of success developing its Manatial Espejo mine should help the company get political support for its huge Navidad silver project, a top executive said.    Wednesday , 22 Sep 2010

Detour Gold -Canada's largest new gold play breaking ground by Christmas

What is billed as Canada's largest gold play is moving ahead well and plans to commence construction as soon as final permitting is in place.    Tuesday , 21 Sep 2010

Hindustan Copper to resume operations at Hutti Gold Mines' closed copper mine

The copper miner says it also hope to grow copper ore production by more than three-fold, from the present 3.15 million tonnes per annum and raise capital through the sale of waste rock    Tuesday , 21 Sep 2010

Has Gabriel's Rosia Montana gold project turned the corner?

News that Gabriel Resources' Rosia Montana gold project is to re-commence its EIA could foreshadow a renewed lease of life for this major European gold project.    Tuesday , 21 Sep 2010

Lukewarm Fed statement drives gold price towards $1300, hits dollar

After trending downwards the gold price received a big boost from a cautious U.S. Fed statement which suggested further quantitative easing may be necessary.    Tuesday , 21 Sep 2010

Al Qaeda's North African wing claims Niger kidnapping

Al Jazeera reported Tuesday that AQIM, AL Qaeda's North Africa wing has claimed responsibility of seven foreigners including five French nationals    Wednesday , 22 Sep 2010

BHP bid to come down to Saskatchewan government

BHP's bid for Saskatchewan-based Potash Corp faces a number of regulatory and political hurdles but, analysts expect the toughest sell to be to the Saskatchewan government    Wednesday , 22 Sep 2010

BHP hires former Canadian presidential advisors to help with Potash bid

The three advisors, including one who worked for the current prime minister are expected to help the miner garner support for its $39bn bid for Canada's Potash Corp    Wednesday , 22 Sep 2010

Setting up rival Chinese bid for Potash Corp getting tougher

Given Canadian political concerns any Chinese bid would have to be part of a larger consortium analysts say and this could prove difficult    Tuesday , 21 Sep 2010

Rio Tinto asks US appeals court to dismiess Papua New Guinea human rights lawsuit

The long running human rights law suit, a proposed class action involves the miner's operations on the island of Bougainville in Papua New Guinea, where it used to run one of the world's largest copper-gold mines    Wednesday , 22 Sep 2010

ANC rejects calls from partners to nationalise mines, weaken currency

A top official said the party had rejected calls to weaken the rand or to nationalise the mines but, it would discuss the merits of nationalisation during closed door sessions    Tuesday , 21 Sep 2010

Vale buys 51% of Mozambique logistics firm SDCN

The group says the deal will help to enable the transportation of coal during the second phase of its Moatize project    Wednesday , 22 Sep 2010

Aurion Resources seeking JV partners to fund drilling activity

The junior mineral explorer, is hoping to find someone willing to fund exploration activity at its La Bandera gold-silver project in Mexico    Wednesday , 22 Sep 2010

Fortescue joins BHP's call on Australia to consider a carbon tax

The two miners are calling for the government to considera carbon tax over emission trading instead of a sweeping emissions trading scheme    Tuesday , 21 Sep 2010

ENRC to pay $670m to expand Brazilian iron ore presence

The deal concluded with Zamin Ferrous for the 50% of Bahia Minerals it does not already own is the latest in a spree of takeovers this year for the London-listed firm    Tuesday , 21 Sep 2010

Government actions "cast significant doubt" on company future - KazakhGold

The gold miner said Tuesday that actions by the Kazakh government, including a freeze on some of its bank accounts cast doubt over its ability to continue as a going concern    Tuesday , 21 Sep 2010

Yesterday's Top Story: Upbeat in Denver - booming gold and silver prices give M&A targets big boost

Talk at this year's Denver Gold Group event naturally revolves very much around what may be the next big acquisition target for the resource hungry major gold miners.    Monday , 20 Sep 2010 

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