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Mar 5, 2012

Mineweb Top Stories: TOP STORIES | Monday , 05 Mar 2012 American Eagle gold and silver bullion coin sales dive in Feb Sales of both American Eagle gold and silver bullion coins nose-dived last month, but down from the extremely strong levels recorded a month earlier. Monday , 05 Mar 2012 Bullish on gold, but so-so on base metals - Dundee Securities Gold will still continue its 11 year bull run in 2012, Dundee Securities forecasts, but the anlysts are "anything but certain" on the outlook for base metals. Monday , 05 Mar 2012 AngloGold rides to First Uranium's rescue - will purchase MWS AngloGold has said it will purchase gold/uranium tailings treatment unit, Mine Waste Solutions, from troubled First Uranium which will enable the latter to now meet its debt commitments Friday , 02 Mar 2012 French Guiana gold deposit reveals stronger legs for Columbus Gold The prospect of deeper gold is looking better as Columbus Gold's first drilling results roll in from its Paul Isnard property in French Guiana. Saturday , 03 Mar 2012 Appetite for mine equity financing resurfaces - PDAC Boosted by firm metals prices and a less pessimistic global economic outlook, many mining companies are again able to sell shares in secondary offerings or tempt investors with an IPO. Monday , 05 Mar 2012 Cameco to take the reins at Millennium uranium project Cameco aims to buy a 16 or 28% stake in the Millennium uranium project in the Athabasca Basin for up to C$150 million from Areva. Also mulls Kintyre! Friday , 02 Mar 2012 Mining exploration spending still going strong - PDAC A study from Metals Economics Group, issued in partnership with the PDAC, says 2011's rebound in exploration spending by the global mining industry is still going strong and sees the largest gains coming in gold exploration activity. Monday , 05 Mar 2012 2012 zinc price forecast remains weak - Barcap The outlook for zinc this year remains weak as metal is expected to remain in oversupply Monday , 05 Mar 2012 Glencore to address market since Xstrata deal, focus on growth Glencore will on Monday address the market for the first time since it agreed to buy Xstrata, but those hoping for a sweeter deal alongside its full 2011 earnings are likely to be disappointed. Monday , 05 Mar 2012 Gold correction may not be over yet, but definitely no gold bubble: Faber Gloom Boom & Doom Report Publisher Marc Faber assures us that gold is nowhere near a bubble phase, but cautions that corrections of 40% are not unusual in a bull market. Interview with the Gold Report Sunday , 04 Mar 2012 Silver fundamentals better than gold: Rakhimov Silver price volatility provides some exciting profit opportunities for investors who develop the right strategies to take advantage of the action. The Gold Report interviews Sean Rakhimov Sunday , 04 Mar 2012 First Quantum offers 15% pay rise to Zambia miners The miner agreed a 15% pay rise with workers at its Kansanshi copper mine on Sunday, however the two sides differed on the tenure of the agreement, failing to end the strike which started on Thursday. Monday , 05 Mar 2012 Jiangxi sees China copper demand up 7% Chairman Li Yihuang said Monday the country's copper market fundamentals will remain healthy, which will support copper prices, adding that he expects demand to rise about 7% during 2012. Monday , 05 Mar 2012 Implats strike costs $322 million, 120,000 platinum ounces The strike which has lasted for around six weeks has cost Impala Platinum 120,000 ounces in lost platinum group metals production to date, equating to around $322 million in lost revenue. Friday , 02 Mar 2012 Nomura offers "cautious" view on Americas metals, mining sector The brokerage say the Americas metals and mining sector faces increasing risk of disappointing demand from China in 2012, with commodities like copper and coking coal in for a supply glut. Friday , 02 Mar 2012 Philippines' higher taxes policy will drive away investors - miners Mining companies operating in the Philippines reckon the new mining policy to raise tax revenues, to be unveiled this month, will deter potential investors. Friday , 02 Mar 2012 First Quantum settles DRC claim agreement with ENRC The agreement, announced in January, under which ENRC will pay $1.25 billion to First Quantum, closes the long dispute over ownership of the Kolwezi copper/cobalt tailings project in the DRC. Friday , 02 Mar 2012 Talking bullish on gold - supporters see breakout around the corner Despite the big fall of last week there are plenty of gold supporters who see the yellow metal rising to new highs - perhaps as much as $3,000, in the months ahead on the back of a devaluing dollar. Monday , 05 Mar 2012 Weekend's Top Story: Fractal Analysis: Gold to $3,500 this year still likely despite crash Technical analysis sees the overall strong upward trend in the gold price very much intact despite yesterday's big falls in gold and silver prices. Thursday , 01 Mar 2012 PODCASTS / RADIO Patricia Mohr on metals demand and the impact of potentially rising oil prices U.S. economic growth, China's social housing programme, Eurozone difficulties and oil prices all likely to impact metals demand in 2012. Finance and exploration in the junior mining sector - Kerry Smith Kerry Smith of Haywood Securities talks about financing in the junior mining sector and the interface between juniors and bigger companies in JV situations and gives his views on the gold price in 2012. Peru, politics and the factors leading to mining-related social unrest - Luquman Shaheen Luquman Shaheen, CEO of Peruvian explorer Panoro Minerals, explains the political and social complexities facing miners and explorers in Peru Gold and silver to be much higher by end of Q1 - Turk GoldMoney founder James Turk, believes, while one can't predict what the catalyst is going to be that will force gold and silver higher, the bull market remains intact

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TOP STORIES | Monday , 05 Mar 2012                                                     

American Eagle gold and silver bullion coin sales dive in Feb

Sales of both American Eagle gold and silver bullion coins nose-dived last month, but down from the extremely strong levels recorded a month earlier.    Monday , 05 Mar 2012

Bullish on gold, but so-so on base metals - Dundee Securities

Gold will still continue its 11 year bull run in 2012, Dundee Securities forecasts, but the anlysts are "anything but certain" on the outlook for base metals.    Monday , 05 Mar 2012

AngloGold rides to First Uranium's rescue - will purchase MWS

AngloGold has said it will purchase gold/uranium tailings treatment unit, Mine Waste Solutions, from troubled First Uranium which will enable the latter to now meet its debt commitments    Friday , 02 Mar 2012

French Guiana gold deposit reveals stronger legs for Columbus Gold

The prospect of deeper gold is looking better as Columbus Gold's first drilling results roll in from its Paul Isnard property in French Guiana.    Saturday , 03 Mar 2012

Appetite for mine equity financing resurfaces - PDAC

Boosted by firm metals prices and a less pessimistic global economic outlook, many mining companies are again able to sell shares in secondary offerings or tempt investors with an IPO.    Monday , 05 Mar 2012

Cameco to take the reins at Millennium uranium project

Cameco aims to buy a 16 or 28% stake in the Millennium uranium project in the Athabasca Basin for up to C$150 million from Areva. Also mulls Kintyre!    Friday , 02 Mar 2012

Mining exploration spending still going strong - PDAC

A study from Metals Economics Group, issued in partnership with the PDAC, says 2011's rebound in exploration spending by the global mining industry is still going strong and sees the largest gains coming in gold exploration activity.    Monday , 05 Mar 2012

2012 zinc price forecast remains weak - Barcap

The outlook for zinc this year remains weak as metal is expected to remain in oversupply    Monday , 05 Mar 2012

Glencore to address market since Xstrata deal, focus on growth

Glencore will on Monday address the market for the first time since it agreed to buy Xstrata, but those hoping for a sweeter deal alongside its full 2011 earnings are likely to be disappointed.    Monday , 05 Mar 2012

Gold correction may not be over yet, but definitely no gold bubble: Faber

Gloom Boom & Doom Report Publisher Marc Faber assures us that gold is nowhere near a bubble phase, but cautions that corrections of 40% are not unusual in a bull market. Interview with the Gold Report    Sunday , 04 Mar 2012

Silver fundamentals better than gold: Rakhimov

Silver price volatility provides some exciting profit opportunities for investors who develop the right strategies to take advantage of the action. The Gold Report interviews Sean Rakhimov    Sunday , 04 Mar 2012

First Quantum offers 15% pay rise to Zambia miners

The miner agreed a 15% pay rise with workers at its Kansanshi copper mine on Sunday, however the two sides differed on the tenure of the agreement, failing to end the strike which started on Thursday.    Monday , 05 Mar 2012

Jiangxi sees China copper demand up 7%

Chairman Li Yihuang said Monday the country's copper market fundamentals will remain healthy, which will support copper prices, adding that he expects demand to rise about 7% during 2012.    Monday , 05 Mar 2012

Implats strike costs $322 million, 120,000 platinum ounces

The strike which has lasted for around six weeks has cost Impala Platinum 120,000 ounces in lost platinum group metals production to date, equating to around $322 million in lost revenue.    Friday , 02 Mar 2012

Nomura offers "cautious" view on Americas metals, mining sector

The brokerage say the Americas metals and mining sector faces increasing risk of disappointing demand from China in 2012, with commodities like copper and coking coal in for a supply glut.    Friday , 02 Mar 2012

Philippines' higher taxes policy will drive away investors - miners

Mining companies operating in the Philippines reckon the new mining policy to raise tax revenues, to be unveiled this month, will deter potential investors.    Friday , 02 Mar 2012

First Quantum settles DRC claim agreement with ENRC

The agreement, announced in January, under which ENRC will pay $1.25 billion to First Quantum, closes the long dispute over ownership of the Kolwezi copper/cobalt tailings project in the DRC.    Friday , 02 Mar 2012

Talking bullish on gold - supporters see breakout around the corner

Despite the big fall of last week there are plenty of gold supporters who see the yellow metal rising to new highs - perhaps as much as $3,000, in the months ahead on the back of a devaluing dollar.    Monday , 05 Mar 2012

Weekend's Top Story: Fractal Analysis: Gold to $3,500 this year still likely despite crash

Technical analysis sees the overall strong upward trend in the gold price very much intact despite yesterday's big falls in gold and silver prices.    Thursday , 01 Mar 2012

PODCASTS / RADIO                                                     

Patricia Mohr on metals demand and the impact of potentially rising oil prices

U.S. economic growth, China's social housing programme, Eurozone difficulties and oil prices all likely to impact metals demand in 2012.

Finance and exploration in the junior mining sector - Kerry Smith

Kerry Smith of Haywood Securities talks about financing in the junior mining sector and the interface between juniors and bigger companies in JV situations and gives his views on the gold price in 2012.

Peru, politics and the factors leading to mining-related social unrest - Luquman Shaheen

Luquman Shaheen, CEO of Peruvian explorer Panoro Minerals, explains the political and social complexities facing miners and explorers in Peru

Gold and silver to be much higher by end of Q1 - Turk

GoldMoney founder James Turk, believes, while one can't predict what the catalyst is going to be that will force gold and silver higher, the bull market remains intact

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