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Did These Mining Giants Just Confirm The Next Gold Frontier?

Did These Mining Giants Just Confirm The Next Gold Frontier?

Oct 23, 2017 at 10:40 | Dave Forest

Breakthrough deal in the Tanzania gold sector late last week. With major miner Barrick agreeing to pay the government $300 million and surrender a 16 percent stake in operations in order…

Can Mali Maintain Its Gold Mining Status?

Can Mali Maintain Its Gold Mining Status?

Oct 04, 2017 at 13:51 | Joao Peixe

Mali’s gold exports are falling, and new discoveries aren’t enough to make up for the loss of its giant legacy mines, where production is already dead or winding down, and…

Expect Mine Closures In This Key Gold Mining Nation

Expect Mine Closures In This Key Gold Mining Nation

Sep 13, 2017 at 11:49 | Dave Forest

I wrote yesterday about the collapse of mining in key African gold nation Tanzania. And today, emerging news shows another major gold producer entering crisis. South Africa. The dire warning on…

This Key Gold Producer Sees Its Production Slump

This Key Gold Producer Sees Its Production Slump

Aug 16, 2017 at 12:03 | Dave Forest

The gold price has been showing strength this past week. Once again pushing toward $1,300 per ounce.  And news from one of the world’s key producing countries may help support…

The Government Just Killed The Mining Sector In This Critical Gold Nation

The Government Just Killed The Mining Sector In This Critical Gold Nation

Jul 06, 2017 at 09:41 | Dave Forest

The Philippines government said this week it is trying to repair its damaged mining sector. With officials stating they will review all policies implemented by former environment secretary Regina Lopez…

Experts: Expect A Wipeout For South African Miners

Experts: Expect A Wipeout For South African Miners

Jun 26, 2017 at 10:01 | Dave Forest

Lots of updates this week to recent stories. With Glencore upping a bid for Rio Tinto’s Australia coal assets, and Tanzanian police arresting dozens after villagers stormed gold mines…

The Worst Mining Nation On The Planet?

The Worst Mining Nation On The Planet?

Jun 19, 2017 at 11:02 | Dave Forest

Further to the last item above, things are looking ever-tougher for the South African mining sector. As I’ve discussed in the past, the fall of South Africa over the last…

India’s Gold Demand Booms Ahead Of Regulation Shakeup

India’s Gold Demand Booms Ahead Of Regulation Shakeup

Jun 14, 2017 at 10:15 | Dave Forest

Key Africa gold nation Tanzania stepped up its fight against miners this week. Accusing Barrick Gold-backed Acacia Mining of operating illegally in the country — as well as…

These Secret E-mails Signal Big Problems For South Africa Mining

These Secret E-mails Signal Big Problems For South Africa Mining

Jun 01, 2017 at 10:12 | Dave Forest

I’ve been writing a lot the last several months about the new South Africa mining charter. And this week, that issue is coming to a head — just as some…

Tanzania Wages War Against Gold Miners

Tanzania Wages War Against Gold Miners

May 30, 2017 at 12:22 | Dave Forest

Things are getting serious in one of Africa’s top gold nations. With the national government stepping up a fight that’s already cost local miners billions in market valuation. The place…

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