From the monthly archives: June 2019

The recent bullish run that raised gold prices to levels not seen in almost six years seems to be stabilizing, possibly after investors overbet on rate-cuts. However, some analysts say the rally is not over yet. Though the yellow metal’s price is just one of many factors affecting production, its current levels may boost Mexico’s […]

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This week’s Interview of the Week is with Keith Neumeyer, President and CEO of First Majestic Silver. We discussed First Majestic’s strategy in Mexico, expectations surrounding the gold to silver ratio and some of the intricacies involved in the company’s acquisition of San Dimas.

 

Q: First Majestic produced 3.8 million silver equivalent ounces in […]

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The Week in Mining highlights developments in Mexico’s mining industry. At the government level, the country’s senate ratified the trade agreement with the US and Canada and reassuring declarations came forth from the Ministry of Economy. On the sector’s forefront, Fresnillo’s debt outlook was reduced, Azure is set to start its fully-funded Oposura project and […]

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This week’s Interview of the Week is with Octavio Alvídrez, CEO of Fresnillo. We discussed how Fresnillo has weathered the economic downturn and remained the world’s top silver producer and Mexico’s top gold producer. Also, we spoke about some of the operator’s new and exciting projects, both in Mexico and abroad, and its plans for […]

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The Week in Mining focuses on the rise in gold prices caused by an uncertain global growth outlook, tensions between the US and other countries and a potential Fed rate cut. Copper prices are also climbing, mainly due to expectations regarding China’s new infrastructure plans and a labor strike at the world’s largest copper mine. […]

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This week’s Interview of the Week is with Alejandro Espejel, Country manager of FLSmidth. We discussed the main challenges operators are facing in terms of mineral scarcity and falling grade and their latest product, dry tailings solutions, EcoTails.

 

Q: What challenges are operators facing in terms of mineral scarcity and falling grade and […]

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