From the monthly archives: April 2018

Ecological and political changes around the world are inspiring investors to seek new areas of opportunity in the mining industry, including deep-sea mining and accessing land that is coming to light due to melting ice in Greenland. On a more local scale, mining companies in Mexico remain cautious about the presidential elections coming up in […]

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The crowded halls of this year’s Prospectors & Developers Association of Canada’s (PDAC) Convention displayed the renewed enthusiasm in the industry to take advantage of the improving metal prices and opportunities on the rise. “This year’s convention was full of energy and excitement for the year ahead,” said PDAC President Glenn Mullan. “After experiencing […]

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The steady rise of metal prices is sparking an increase in new projects and acquisitions in the mining industry globally but in Mexico, miners have reason for pause as the country’s presidential campaign takes off. “Volatility around the world is benefiting metal prices as well as funds in various stock exchanges,” says Héctor Herrera, Partner […]

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Schneider Electric today reported 1Q18 revenue of €5.8 billion, with strong cross-selling across company segments. The energy management and industrial automation sectors fueled the strong start to the year – with 6.2 percent organic growth.

INDUSTRY & INFRASTRUCTURE MARKETS

Energy management yielded €4.3 billion globally, reporting organic growth of 5.2 percent. The North American business, […]

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In an exclusive preview of the 2019 edition, Mexico Mining Review asked Brendan Cahill, President & CEO of Excellon Resources about the company’s high-grade Platosa project in Durango and his opinion of the working environment in Mexico.

 

Q: How does Excellon Resources’ outlook for silver prices affect the company’s business plan?

BC: At Platosa, we have […]

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Last week was a mixed one for miners in Mexico as CAMIMEX reported an increase in investment and the country climbed six places in the Fraser Institute’s Investment Attractiveness ranking. But this was overshadowed by reports of social unrest at First Majestic’s Zacatecas mines and the suspension of Argonaut’s explosives permits for La Colorada. On […]

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With news emerging this week that Chile is considering revising its mining code to make exploration easier, we interviewed John-Mark Satude, President and CEO of Mexico-focused exploration company Riverside Resources, to get his take on exploration attractiveness in Mexico and how it can compete with other Latin American jurisdictions.

The public and private sectors do […]

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As world-class deposits become harder to find and end users increasingly demand ethically-sourced products, both governments and the private sector are creating new strategies to assure access to minerals in the long term. Japan, for example, has reported a consumption of oil, natural gas and mineral resources that is considerably more than can be […]

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Torex Gold today announced the withdrawal of a legal challenge by Los Mineros workers union to be the legally-constituted union for the El Limón Guajes (ELG) mine in Guerrero. This marks the end of a five-month blockade on the gold operator’s mine. On April 6, a Torex press release reported that negotiations between community […]

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MINING UNDERPERFORMING:

 

Mining productivity sees its biggest drop since December 2016, decreasing 5.5 percent in January 2018. Of the 18 minerals produced in Mexico, 11 reported losses.

Iron mining at a standstill in South Goa, India. The Supreme Court order has so far left 200,000 people dependent on mining in […]

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