Copper more effective than silver in killing covid virus

Mining News Pro - Researchers at Ruhr-University Bochum investigated ways to make copper and silver release even more ions than they normally would as a result of corrosion, a process that helps prevent the growth of bacteria or kill them completely.

Silverton Metals to buy Margaritas gold-silver asset in Mexico

Mining News Pro - Canadian explorer Silverton Metals plans to buy the Margaritas gold-silver property in Durango, Mexico, from fellow junior Zapata Exploration.

Buenaventura says San Gabriel gold-silver project to produce by 2024

Mining News Pro - Buenaventura, one of Peru’s largest precious metals miners, will speed up construction of its San Gabriel gold and silver project, with a production start date no later than 2024, the company’s president said.

COVID tarnishes Silver Lake production

Mining News Pro - Silver Lake has withdrawn its sales guidance for FY22, saying the March quarter results from its Western Australian operations reflect the implications of the State Government response to COVID.

Buenaventura says San Gabriel gold-silver project to produce by 2024

Mining News Pro - Buenaventura, one of Peru’s largest precious metals miners, will speed up construction of its San Gabriel gold and silver project, with a production start date no later than 2024, the company’s president said.

New annealing method maintains the structure of gold, silver in alloys

Mining News Pro - Researchers at Switzerland’s Ecole Polytechnique Federale de Lausanne have developed a low-temperature annealing method that maintains the structure of gold and silver when the two metals are combined in an alloy.

Denarii silver content reveals new facts about Roman financial crisis

Mining News Pro - The silver content of Roman denarii has shed new light on the financial crisis briefly mentioned by the Roman statesman and writer Marcus Tullius Cicero in his essay on moral leadership, De Officiis.

Battery Metals Royalties to acquire 45% interest in Mongolian coal assets from Silver Elephant Mining

Mining News Pro - Silver Elephant Mining and Battery Metals Royalties have announced that they have entered into a binding letter of intent pursuant to which Battery proposes to acquire a 45% equity interest of Silver Elephant’s wholly owned Mega Thermal Coal Corp. (formerly Asia Mining Inc.), which owns and operates the Ulaan Ovoo and Chandgana thermal coal mines in Mongolia through Mega Coal’s wholly-owned Mongolian subsidiaries for $6.3 million.

Strike forces Excellon Resources to halt Mexican silver mine

Mining News Pro - Precious metals miners Excellon Resources halted on Monday operations at La Platosa in Mexico, the company’s only producing mine, as unionized workers walked off the job after collective bargaining talks broke down.

Strike forces Excellon Resources to halt Mexican silver mine

Mining News Pro - Precious metals miners Excellon Resources halted on Monday operations at La Platosa in Mexico, the company’s only producing mine, as unionized workers walked off the job after collective bargaining talks broke down.

Hochschild Mining profit jumps on silver price rise

Mining News Pro - Precious metals miner Hochschild Mining Plc posted a 41% jump in full-year core earnings on Wednesday, boosted by a rise in average silver prices and rebound in production after operational stoppages in 2020 due to the pandemic.

Financial spillover effect more intense between gold, silver

Mining News Pro - In a new paper published in the journal Applied Economics, an international team of researchers analyzed the portfolio risk characteristics and spillovers of precious metals commodities and equity markets across continents.

Endeavour Silver beats 2021 production guidance, shares up

Mining News Pro - Endeavour Silver reported on Tuesday full-year 2021 production of 4,870,787 ounces silver and 42,262 ounces gold, for silver-equivalent (AgEq) production of approximately 8.3 million ounces.

Harte Gold gets creditor protection as Silver Lake closes in

Mining News Pro - Troubled Canadian miner Harte Gold (TSX: HRT) has been granted creditor protection after rushing its Sugar Zone gold mine into production without a feasibility study two years ago and encountering a series of problems at the Northern Ontario mine.

Harte Gold gets creditor protection as Silver Lake closes in

Mining News Pro - Troubled Canadian miner Harte Gold (TSX: HRT) has been granted creditor protection after rushing its Sugar Zone gold mine into production without a feasibility study two years ago and encountering a series of problems at the Northern Ontario mine.

Dolly Varden Silver to acquire Fury Gold Mines’ Homestake Ridge project for $39m

Mining News Pro - Dolly Varden Silver s acquiring Fury Gold Mines’ Homestake Ridge gold and silver project in British Columbia’s Golden Triangle in a cash and shares deal valued at C$50 million ($39m).

Mining Millennial hopes to build Mexico’s next major silver producer

Mining News Pro - An alumnus of Pretium Resources and co-founder of Cobalt One, 33-year-old Michael Konnert is pouring his heart and soul into the development of the 9,400-hectare Panuco project located in Sinaloa, northwestern Mexico.

Discovery Silver PEA for Cordero demonstrates potential Tier 1 asset with $1.2bn NPV

Mining News Pro - Discovery Silver announced on Tuesday results of a Preliminary Economic Assessment (PEA) on its 100%-owned Cordero project in Chihuahua, Mexico.

Silver demand shoots to highest since 2015, Silver Institute says

Mining News Pro - Global silver demand will rise to 1.029 billion ounces this year, up 15% from 2020 and exceeding a billion ounces for the first time since 2015, the Silver Institute said in a report on Wednesday.

Wheaton offers $140m for Artemis’ Blackwater mine silver stream

Mining News Pro - Artemis Gold says it has received an offer of C$176 million ($140m) from Wheaton Precious Metals for the silver stream from Artemis’ Blackwater gold project 150 km southwest of Prince George, British Columbia.

Fortuna’s San Jose silver mine in Mexico faces closure due to expired permit

Mining News Pro - A top Canadian miner in southern Mexico is trying to avoid the unprecedented closure of its 10-year-old silver mine after the expiry of its environmental permit last month left it in limbo.

Peru president supports Bear Creek Mining’s Corani silver project

Mining News Pro - Shares of Bear Creek Mining surged on news that Peru’s new president, Pedro Castillo, and representatives of local communities, support the Corani silver-lead-zinc project.

Silver-infused bacteria make fuel cells more efficient

Mining News Pro - A new study published in the journal Science describes the development of microbial fuel cells — a technology that utilizes natural bacteria to extract electrons from organic matter in wastewater to generate electrical currents.

Silver price drops to lowest in a year against stronger dollar

Mining News Pro - The silver price extended its decline to the lowest in more than a year as the US dollar continues to advance. Spot silver fell 4.3% to $21.50 per ounce by 12:50 p.m. EDT, the lowest intraday level since July 2020, while December silver futures also fell by the same percentage.

Silver-enhanced disinfectant has long-lasting effects against covid-19

Mining News Pro - Researchers at the University of Central Florida are using an engineered nanostructure called cerium oxide modified with small amounts of silver to produce a disinfectant that can continuously kill viruses on a surface for up to seven days.

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