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Mining News Pro - France’s environment minister, François de Rugy, is expected to announce in June the government’s official position on a proposed open-pit gold mine and precious metals industry in French Guiana, potentially the department’s largest, and it has locals divided.

Mining News Pro - The Nevada joint venture of Toronto’s Barrick Gold Corp. and Newmont Goldcorp Corp. of Denver has cleared all the regulatory conditions required for completion of the arrangement. Their joint operations will create the world’s largest gold producing complex.

Mining News Pro - Keith Barron, who owns 53% of the outstanding common shares of Aurania Resources (TSXV: ARU), has agreed to loan the company up to C$3 million to support exploration at its 100%-owned Los Cities gold project in Ecuador.

Mining News Pro - The merger of Newmont Mining and Goldcorp has closed, adding a new name among the ranks of large gold producers – Newmont Goldcorp Corporation.

Mining News Pro - The price of gold came under pressure on Tuesday ahead of a long weekend for North American markets, dropping to its lowest level yet in 2019. Gold for delivery in June fell to $1,275.50 per ounce in heavy volume of nearly 30m ounces traded as investors rotate money out of gold and into US stock markets, which are slowly creeping back into record territory.

Mining News Pro - Kinross Gold Corporation announced several changes to its senior leadership structure on Tuesday, including the appointment of Paul Tomory as EVP and CTO.

Mining News Pro - The production volume of Esfahan Steel Company (ESC) has been increased by 23 percent last year. Meanwhile, due to the growth of selling rate, the company’s income has been increased in comparison with two years ago, but sales has been declined by 39 percent.

Mining News Pro - Newmont`s shareholders have followed suit and voted near in favour of the plan to become a combined company with Goldcorp.

Mining News Pro - The Silver Institute has released a report saying global silver demand rose 4% – to 1.03 billion oz. – in 2018. This is the first time since 2015 that demand has risen year-over-year.

Mining News Pro - Troilus Gold Corp. (TSE:TLG) has announced a bought deal public offering of common shares that will raise approximately $12 million. The shares are priced at $0.85 each.

Mining News Pro - Benchmark Metals Inc. (TSXV: BNCH)`s stock jumped at the open after the company released additional assay results from its Lawyer`s gold and silver project. Investor reaction to these results was felt early, pushing Benchmark shares up over 10% for a market capitalization of over $8 million.

Mining News Pro - Greenstone Gold Mines, a 50/50 joint venture between Canadian miners Centerra Gold (TSX:CG) and Premier Gold (TSX:PG), has kicked off a core and reverse circulation drilling program at its Hardrock project in southern Ontario.

Mining News Pro - Harte Gold Corp. has completed a feasibility study on its Sugar mine, which started commercial production in White River in January.

Mining News Pro - Goldcorp`s shareholders have voted overwhelmingly in favour of the plan to merge with Newmont Mining Corporation.

Mining News Pro - Fortuna Silver Mines reported a jump in resource tonnes and ounces exclusive of reserves at its Lindero gold project in Argentina and estimates the project will produce between 145,000 and 160,000 ounces of gold in its first year of commercial production.

Mining News Pro - First Quantum Minerals has exited an earn-in agreement with Japan Gold after completing an initial surface evaluation on its Eboshi, Kobui, Minamikayabe and Kamitsue lithocap projects in Japan.

Mining News Pro - Not-so-good news about higher costs and capex estimates in an updated prefeasibility study this week for Alacer Gold Corp.’s Gediktepe project in Turkey were partly offset by good news of a 117% jump in the project’s indicated resource.

Mining News Pro - Americas Silver Corp.`s stock was up over 23% Thursday, after announcing that Sandstorm Gold Royalties is making a $42.5 million investment in the company to fund the restart of Relief Canyon gold mine, 160 km northeast of Reno. The investment includes a $25 million gold stream and royalty on the Relief Canyon mine when it reopens, a $10 million convertible debenture, and a $7.5 million equity subscription.

Mining News Pro - Goldcorp’s shareholders have voted overwhelmingly in favour of the company’s proposed $US10 billion ($14 billion) merger with Newmont Mining.

Mining News Pro - Junior Southern Gold has put up a for-sale sign on its Western Australian gold assets, including the Cannon gold mine.

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