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Henry Lazenby

Henry Lazenby

Henry Lazenby is Creamer Media Sr Deputy Editor: North America for Mining Weekly.

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Sound policy, low risk key to attracting mining investment

16th February 2018 Gobal equity markets have been extremely volatile in recent weeks, extending a frantic sell-off of US stocks, which culminated in the steepest plunge for the Dow Jones Industrial Average in six-and-a-half years. While commodities were not spared from the rout, American multinational investment... 

Tahoe lifts global gold reserves by 400 000 oz

16th February 2018 Canadian precious metals miner Tahoe Resources has increased its global gold reserve base by about 12% or 399 000 oz in 2017, to about 3.7-million ounces of yellow metal, the company announced on Thursday. Vancouver-based Tahoe advised that, in 2017, it added 888 000 oz of new gold mineral... 

Canada's oil sands output to grow despite record-low investment, export bottlenecks

16th February 2018 Canada's oil sands output is expected to continue on its upwards trajectory despite investment in the sector lagging behind historical levels, a recent report has found. Oil sands production in Canada's oil patch of Alberta is expected to grow through the next decade, albeit at a slower rate than... 

Volatility, improving supply erase year-to-date index gains

16th February 2018 The Materials Price Index (MPI) from Global Insight by IHS Markit has fallen back to levels at which it started the New Year, as a return of volatility shook markets again last week, dampening appetites for risk and souring the exuberant mood that has prevailed this year. The MPI plunged 3% last... 

Nautilus completes production tools sea trials in PNG

16th February 2018 Marine mining pioneer Nautilus Minerals has successfully completed submerged trials for its seafloor production tools (SPTs), in Papua New Guinea. "The overarching objective of the trials was to ensure that all three machines met the requirements of their respective functional design... 

Bar one exception, Canadian gold majors' Q4 headline earnings tread water on lower output

15th February 2018 Canada's gold majors reported fourth-quarter and full-year 2017 financial results on Wednesday following market close, with headline earnings coming in flat or lower year-on-year, as companies work with smaller, more streamlined production portfolios. The exception was Goldcorp, which put in a... 

Osisko Mining outlines C$3m work programme for Garrison project; C$100m in QC

14th February 2018 Canadian gold project developer Osisko Mining has earmarked C$3-million to be spent on exploration at its Garrison project, in Ontario, in 2018. The work includes a resource estimate that will likely be published in July, infill and exploration drilling, and metallurgical work. 

Anaconda starts work on expanded second phase of Goldboro drilling

14th February 2018 Junior gold producer Anaconda Mining has started work on an expanded 7 000 m second-stage drilling campaign at its Goldboro project, in Nova Scotia. The 4 500 m drilling programme will focus on the East Goldbrook and Boston Richardson gold systems of the Goldboro deposit.  

Despite reporting a Q4 earnings miss, Teck equity rises on record revenue, cash flow

14th February 2018 Canadian diversified miner Teck Resources has reported fourth-quarter headline earnings slightly below analyst expectations, as lower metallurgical coal sales and prices offset metal price improvements in the three-month period to December 31. Adjusted profit attributable to shareholders in the... 

Iamgold lifts gold reserves 86% as exploration investments pay off

14th February 2018 TSX- and NSYE-listed miner Iamgold has made significant gains to its reserve base in 2017, lifting it 86% after accounting for depletion. "In 2017, we were able to crystallise significant gains in reserve ounces within the company, carrying on from our great work in 2016 to advance our high... 

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