Posts by: Alejandra Gómez

Although the remaining presidential candidates did not directly address the mining industry at their second debate on Sunday, they touched on topics that can impact the wellbeing of the sector, such as minimum wage and increasing Mexico’s competitivity through infrastructure and commerce. The debate, held in Tijuana, was conducted in three blocks: foreign trade […]

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Even though Zimbabwe holds some of the biggest lithium deposits in the world, political risks are proving to be a challenge for miners in search of opening new projects in the country. Nationally, Minera Alamos announced the competition of its Phase 2 heap leach testing at Santana and SilverCrest completed a US$17 million […]

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Thanks to the Internet of Thing (IoT), inanimate objects such as machines and devices can communicate with each other in the same way humans do. While this technology is making mines safer than ever before, it has also opened new doors for hackers and competitors to break into company data and access confidential […]

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Demand for electric vehicles are expected to rise significantly, and in response investors and technology companies are making efforts to guarantee future supply by investing in mines that can provide battery metals such as zinc, cobalt and lithium. Bloomberg estimates that electric vehicles will account for 54 percent of new car sales by 2040, […]

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Presidential campaigns are well on their way in Mexico and AMLO accused leaders in Grupo Bal of orchestrating a plan to prevent him from winning. On a more international note, Tesla, announced its intention to reduce the amount of cobalt required in their batteries by increasing their nickel content. And 10 miners were […]

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On Thursday, Endeavour Silver reported a 61 percent drop in net earnings to US$2.3 million in 1Q18 from US$6 million in 1Q17 due to higher depreciations and depletion charges. Nevertheless, revenues rose significantly to US$40.3 million, up 11 percent from US$36.4 million in 1Q17. EBITDA and cash flow also increased thanks to better production […]

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The mining community is under more pressure than ever to make its activities more sustainable throughout the project lifecycle, with drilling coming under a particularly harsh spotlight due to their use of water.

An integral part of any mining project, drilling is by nature a process that interferes with the landscape to some degree. […]

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Fluctuations in metal prices pushed operators to dive deeper into their mines instead of acquiring new ones and those in search of additional projects are finding lower grades than in the past. The complexity of the industry is quickly turning into an area of opportunity for sodium cyanide suppliers and companies developing new methods […]

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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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