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 bought deal financing.

TMX noticed optimism in the mining industry in 2017 in two main ways. Find out more in our interview of the week with Robert Peterman, VP of Global Business Development at the TSX and TSX Venture.

Find out more in our weekly roundup below:

National Headlines

The second presidential debate was held on Sunday in Tijuana, Baja California. Stay tuned for Mexico Mining Review’s analysis on how the candidates’ stance on investment and international commerce could potentially impact the mining industry.

Minera Alamos completed Phase 2 of its heap leach testing at the Santana gold project in Sonora.

Argonaut Gold reported that the judiciary court hearing on the company’s explosives permit for La Colarada mine has been delayed to June 4, 2018.

SilverCrest Metals announced the completion of its prospectus offering of 8 million common shares for gross proceeds of US$17 million.

International Headlines

The World Gold Council released an essay collection to analyze trends in the gold market for the next 30 years.


In an effort to improve mining practices in British Colombia, First Nations Women Advocating Responsible Mining aims to raise awareness of the dangers of irresponsible mining.

Cybersecurity is becoming a priority in the mining industry and blockchain technology may be the solution the sector was in search of.

MGX Minerals announced that the company won the Base and Specialty Metals Industry Leadership Award at the 2018 S&P Global Platts Global Metals Awards in May 17.

High political risks in Zimbabwe are becoming a challenge for lithium projects in the country despite the fact it holds some of the biggest lithium deposits in the world.

Garibaldi Resources is preparing to start its most extensive drill campaign in the history of the company at the nickel-copper-rich Nickel Mountain in Canada, which has become a large sulphide discovery.


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