A new US jobs report helped push metals prices up later in the session today.
The Australian Securities Exchange lost 10.9 points to finish at 5,186 points today.
The Alternative Investment Market was up today to 822.20 points, an increase of 0.81 points from the previous session.
Silver – Silver slipped below $19 to hit $18.93 earlier this week, but some analysts believe that the Friday release of official US November employment data will help the metal turn itself around.
Diamond – Could there be a new diamond district in the Canadian province of Saskatchewan? North Arrow Minerals believes the answer is yes. Here, Ken Armstrong, the company's president and CEO, explains what recent news from the Pikoo diamond project means for the company.
Diamond – Leibish & Co.'s chief buyer, Shmulik Polnauer, recently spoke with Diamond Investing News about the six pink diamonds and one red diamond his company purchased at the 2013 Argyle Pink Diamond Tender.
Cobalt – Erin Chutter, president, CEO and director of Global Cobalt, recently spoke to Andrew Topf of the Investing News Network about her company's Karakul cobalt project, located in Russia's Altai Republic.
Zinc – Investing News Network Editor Vivien Diniz recently spoke with Trevali Mining (TSX:TV,OTCQX:TREVF) CEO Dr. Mark Cruise about the recent start of production at the Santander zinc-silver-lead mine in Peru.
Gold – A gold mine being developed in Northern Manitoba, Canada, has some more elbow room thanks to a deal with an Australian resources fund.
PolyMet Mining Corp. (TSX:POM,NYSEMKT:PLM) has completed and posted its supplemental draft Environmental Impact Statement to the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources, for the NorthMet Project.
Highbank Resources Ltd. (TSXV:HBK) received review comments from the Ministry of Energy and Mines (MEM) on the Notice of Work Permit Application for its Swamp Point North Aggregate Project.
Gold – Colossus Minerals Inc. (TSX:CSI,OTCQX:COLUF) has identified its next steps towards securing funding for its 75% owned Serra Pelada gold-platinum-palladium Mine. The Colossus board of directors have decided to review the Company’s strategy, and will be ceasing underground development for the time being as they focus on de-risking the project as well as decrease overall cost.
Copper – Zincore Metals Inc. (TSX:ZNC) Vice President for Corporate Development, Adam Ho, spoke to Resource Investing News about the Accha Zinc Oxide District (AZOD) in Peru
Gold – Tarsis Resources (TSXV:TCC) President and CEO, Marc Blythe, spoke to Resource Investing News on the Company’s two important properties in Mexico, and explained the advantages of Tarsis operating under a prospect generator business model.
Zinc – Zazu Metals (TSXV:ZAZ) President, Matthew Ford, talks about the Company's Lik Project in Alaska and how it "checks all the boxes you need for a property to become a mine." He also talks about the positive outlook that zinc has right now.
Gold – Canamex Resources Corp. (TSXV:CSQ) Chairman & CEO Robert Kramer spoke with Resource Investing News about its projects in Nevada and Guyana.
Palladium – International Business Times reported that according to Norilsk Nickel (MCX:GMKN), sales from the Russian government's "secret" palladium stockpiles could come to an end by 2014.
Coal – Bloomberg reported that as coal exports from Australia to Colombia increase, a rally that has lifted prices for the fuel will come to an end. As a result, the coal surplus will increase by 20 percent, to 6 million metric tons, in 2014, according to Credit Suisse Group AG (NYSE:CS).
Diamond – Bloomberg reported that now that the European Union has lifted sanctions on state-owned Zimbabwe Mining Development Corp., Zimbabwe plans to sell diamonds from its Marange fields in Antwerp in the near future.
Diamond – Rapaport reported that Martin Rapaport, chairman of Rapaport Group, has put out an editorial on synthetic diamonds in which he lays out the measures the diamond industry should take in order to "ensure the integrity of diamonds and the diamond trade."