Wolf Minerals’ Tungsten-Tin Plant Nears Production

Wolf Minerals Ltd. initiated wet commissioning of the ore processing plant at its Hemerdon tungsten-tin project in southwest England in late June and expects to ship the project’s first concentrates before the end of the third quarter of 2015. Project design calls for plant throughput of 3 million metric tons per year (mt/y) and production of 3,450 mt/y of WO3 and 460 mt/y of tin in separate concentrates.

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Eldorado Advancing Greek and Romanian Gold Projects

Eldorado Gold has provided updates for its 95% owned Olympias gold project in northern Greece and its 80.5% owned Certej gold project in western Romania. Eldorado acquired both projects when it acquired European Goldfields in early 2012. Both projects have been previously mined.

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Agnico Eagle JV With Orex on Swedish Project

Orex Minerals and Agnico Eagle Mines have formed a joint venture to pursue development of Orex’s Barsele gold project 600 km north of Stockholm, Sweden. The project has an estimated NI 43-101-compliant indicated resource dated November 30, 2012, of 14.1 million mt grading 1.21 g/mt gold for 547,000 oz of contained gold and an estimated inferred resource of 20.2 million mt grading 0.97 g/mt gold for 627,000 oz of contained gold.

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Petropavlovsk’s Shareholders Bite a Golden Bullet

Pit view of the Pioneer mineThink of three factors that each might cause investors some unease: gold, Russia and debt. Then combine them into one package, and the reasons for the financial troubles at the second-largest gold producer in Russia, Petropavlovsk, begin to become clear.

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