Mineweb Top Stories : Gold Reserve files $1.9bn claim against Chavez Administration for Las Brisas. Sept.29th., 2010

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Growth in silver investment - David Morgan, Author, The Morgan Report

"Markets tend to go undervalued, fairly valued and overvalued. Silver is not overvalued - by some analysis it's fair valued here - by my analysis, it's still undervalued here"

TOP STORIES | Wednesday , 29 Sep 2010                                                     

Gold Reserve files $1.9bn claim against Chavez Administration for Las Brisas

The growing plethora of arbitration claims against the administration of Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez now includes Gold Reserve's quest for compensation for the loss of its Las Brisas gold project.    Wednesday , 29 Sep 2010

Study finds Wyoming's Bear Lodge project has ‘substantial' rare earth elements

Rare Element Resources has released the preliminary economic assessment for the Bear Lodge rare-earths project.    Wednesday , 29 Sep 2010

Jilted NGM challenges Paladin's withdrawal

African uranium explorer NGM Resources, unhappy about the change of heart of fellow Australian Paladin will apply the Takeovers Panel to challenge the validity of Paladin's withdrawal of a takeover bid.    Wednesday , 29 Sep 2010

Gold, the ultimate bubble, but one that is far from bursting

Billionaire financier George Soros recently repeated his warning that gold is locked in the ultimate bubble but that hasn't stopped him buying gold, here's why    Wednesday , 29 Sep 2010

Pension funds see gold as a trump card

According to the fund manager of the Teacher Retirement System of Texas that the yellow metal's lack of correlation to other assets makes it a key component of a fund portfolio    Wednesday , 29 Sep 2010

Telfer and Gosowong boost Newcrest numbers

Despite poor performance from Hidden Valley, the group performance in the growing Newcrest Mining Ltd gold and copper empire was described as strong including record output in 2009/10 by Telfer and Gosowong.    Tuesday , 28 Sep 2010

Industry expects another good year for gold ahead

Delegates at a gold industry conference not only forecast gold would continue to move higher in the next 12 months but also continued weakness in the dollar and rising US inflation    Wednesday , 29 Sep 2010

Vale expects revival in Chinese steel demand growth by early 2011

The world's top iron ore miner says it needs to prepare for growth in the world's biggest steel market by the end of 2010 moving into early 2011    Wednesday , 29 Sep 2010

Indian High court orders immediate closure of Sterlite's Tuticorin copper plant

The court ruled that the copper smelting unit could affect the safety, security and health of the workers there    Wednesday , 29 Sep 2010

Riversdale Mining sees tier 1 coking coal asset in Mozambique

The Australian miner says its Zambeze coal operation has an estimated 9 billion tonne coal resource and high coke strength    Wednesday , 29 Sep 2010

Wesizwe in advanced funding talks with Chinese consortium

The explorer says the proposed deal would provide them with $877m that would be put into its key Frischgewaagd-Ledig platinum project    Wednesday , 29 Sep 2010

New drill hole suggests huge Oyu Tolgoi copper/gold resource significantly bigger

A new drillhole at Oyu Tolgoi's newly named Heruga North extension encountered nearly a km of continuous gold/copper mineralisation.    Tuesday , 28 Sep 2010

Guyana Goldfields receives environmental approval for Aurora Gold

The junior gold explorer said it has received the environmental permit from the Guyanese Environmental Protection Agency, an essential requirement for the approval of its final mining licence    Tuesday , 28 Sep 2010

Harmony gold's Bambanani operations remain suspended after tremor

The gold miner says a tremor hit its Bambanani operations on Monday injuring four workers and trapping two others    Tuesday , 28 Sep 2010

$5,000 gold and $200 silver - how realistic?

Arguments for a very big rise in gold and silver prices based on a statistical analysis of historical price movements and ratios.    Tuesday , 28 Sep 2010

Yesterday's Top Story: Massive cash piles could see miners chase unwieldy empires

Miners run the risk of repeating the disastrous cycle of oil companies that sought to become sprawling resource giants, analysts warn    Tuesday , 28 Sep 2010

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Gold at $1,300, where to from here? - James Turk, Founder and Chairman, Gold Money

"Whether we hit that $1,800 or $2,000 target this year or next year really doesn't matter. You're running a bull market and what people have to focus on is continue to accumulate gold because it's still relatively cheap"

Silver's break to 30 year highs - John Licata, chief commodity strategist at Blue Phoenix

Investment demand for silver has increased dramatically but it is its industrial uses that are possibly more interesting as the metal increasingly becomes a leading barometer for economic growth says, Blue Phoenix's John Licata

Gold, potash and the ANC

In the headlines we look at Potash Corp suing BHP, and the massive run in gold as well as the implications of the ANC's policy conference and the rise in Xstrata's market cap


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