A Vancouver native, Charlotte recently graduated from Simon Fraser University, where she majored in English and Humanities. During her time there, SFU’s Writing and Communications program caught her attention, and she began working towards a Certificate in Editing. After completing an editorial internship at Vancouver’s Western Living magazine in the fall of 2010, she knew that she wanted to pursue editing further.
Charlotte started working for the Investing News Network in the spring of 2012 and now specializes in writing about diamonds, precious metals, base metals and graphite. She received her Certificate in Editing in 2013.
Oban Mining Corp. (TSX:OBM) announced that it’s entered into a definitive agreement with Eagle Hill Exploration Corp. (TSXV:EAG), Ryan Gold Corp. (TSXV:RYG) and Corona Gold Corp. (TSX:CRG), as well as a definitive agreement with Temex Resources Corp. (TSXV:TME).
This past Friday, precious metals investors were waiting with bated breath to see how weekend Greek debt talks would go. Hopes were high that prices for gold and silver would be boosted, but thus far only small bumps have materialized.
Reuters reported that on Friday, Burkina Faso’s transitional parliament passed a new mining code that eliminates a previous 10-percent tax break on the profits of mining companies. Companies must now pay into a local development fund.
China is moving in on the gold market. Last week, a Chinese bank was finally added to the LBMA gold price last week, and this week China revealed that it’s looking at launching a yuan-denominated gold fix by the end of the year.
Mineweb reported that three new participants have been added to the LBMA Gold Price benchmarking process. One of those is the Bank of China, and rumor has it that another Chinese bank will also be approved for participation.
Centerra Gold Inc. (TSX:CG) and Premier Gold Mines Ltd. (TSX:PG) announced the results of a diamond drill program completed at their Hardrock project, located at the Trans-Canada property in Ontario. The program consisted of 17,428 meters across 62 drill holes.
Coeur Mining Inc. (NYSE:CDE) announced that proven and probable reserves at its South Dakota-based Wharf gold mine now sit at about 781,000 ounces of gold. That’s a 39-percent increase from the last reported estimate.