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Ariana focuses on drilling at Kiziltepe, Magellan projects this year

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Pembridge reports higher output at Minto

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Diamcor completes another tranche of convertible loan financing

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Acquisition offer for WBHO subsidiary withdrawn

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McEwen raises funds for Ontario gold project

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Former Freeport-McMoRan chairperson dies

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