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“Raw materials are essential for the sustainable functioning of modern societies. Access to
and affordability of mineral raw materials are crucial for the sound functioning of the EU’s economy.
Sectors such as construction, chemicals, automotive, aerospace, machinery and equipment
sectors which provide a total value added of € 1 324 billion and employment
for some 30 million people all depend on access to raw materials.”

 “Securing reliable and undistorted access to raw materials is increasingly becoming an important
factor for the EU’s competitiveness and, hence, crucial to the success of the Lisbon Partnership for growth and jobs.
The critical dependence of the EU on certain raw materials underlines that a shift towards
 a more resource efficient economy and sustainable development is becoming even more pressing”

It is just over seven years ago that I used the above statements as heading for the Editorial Comment of my MINING IN EUROPE newsletter. These words were the headlines of the European Union Raw Mining Initiative that was published in 2009. At the time they sounded like we really could expect the creation of an environment in Europe where resource companies would gladly come to take on the challenges of exploring and mining the natural resources that were known to be present in this part of the world. They sounded like the European Commission was fully aware of the fact that its natural resources had been grossly neglected for many years since earlier historical mining activities had been declining up to the point where most of the efforts were running out of steam.

I used the same words again in my newsletter of May 2010 when I studied the program of the European Minerals Conference, to be held in Madrid in June 2010 to introduce the Raw Materials Declaration of the EU. That program made all hopes for a sound extraction industry evaporate and the confirmation of that idleness came at the Conference itself. All the talks were about construction & industrial minerals and the only companies that were represented were coming from the cement and related industries. Of the over hundred companies that were exploring and developing ‘our kind of minerals’, the gold, silver, copper, zinc, lead, iron ore and other base metals companies were just not there; I only detected one single company executive that I knew in the audience………he was as disappointed as I was….. It became obvious that the EU and the principal lobbying supporters of the conference had not a clue of what a European mining and exploration industry really was like……

Yet, if I look at the developments since 2010, I can proudly affirm that the real mining and exploration industry on the European continent is alive and kicking, and it is significant to say, despite the lack of any support from the EU and politics at the country levels. Quite many resource companies, primarily of Canadian origin with the U.K. as a good second, have been developing their European projects. After years of actively exploring their projects and reporting drill results, a nice number of companies have come to successful operations, many others are confident to be evenly successful over the next few years. Yet, in spite of that, mining and exploration in Europe is still relatively unknown, both within Europe itself and in the rest of the world. It is time to make an effort to change that.

A valid reason for me to intensify my following of the developments and re-design the format of this website as a stand-alone and satellite site to the EUROPEAN GOLD CENTRE website. After almost one year after launching of this site, it is time to move forward and open the door to every company that is active with their project(s) in Europe and act as a MINING PLATFORM where they can let a worldwide investors’ audience know about their progress. Out of the approximately 150 public international resource companies with projects somewhere in Europe that I have counted, I should succeed to find an interest from a substantial number of companies that have qualified management, good and meaningful projects, ongoing exploration/development and mining successes, and want open communication with the investment communities and potential investors. As a beginning, I have restricted myself to selecting companies that are IN PRODUCTION or ADVANCING TO PRODUCTION or IN ADVANCED EXPLORATION or EARLIER STAGE EXPLORATION can be described as PROJECT GENERATORSThese are the companies that have projects with enough substance that investors should be specifically looking at in these markets where the prospects of higher metal prices as a result of continually increasing demands are bound to improve over the next few years.

The followers of my EDITORIALS on the EUROPEAN GOLD CENTRE website know that I am quite positive about the RECOVERING GOLD PRICE that started in February 2016 and is likely to sustain over the following years, which will have a positive effect on the prices of not only SILVER and PGM’s but also on the resource sector as a whole. I wholeheartedly invite the companies to become part of this site and display their progress and potential on the wider MINING IN EUROPE MINING PLATFORM, which in turn should stimulate a growing audience to include an interest in the companies on this site in their investment portfolios. favicon.ico

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COMPANIES WITH PRODUCTION IN EUROPE

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 ***Agnico Eagle (NYSE, TSX:AEM)  operates the Kittila mine in northern Finland, the largest primary gold producer in Europe, and 8 other producing mines worldwide. AEM also has a 55% interest in Barsele Minerals (see Advanced Exploration below) which is advancing its gold project in northern Sweden. ***Almonty Industries (TSXV:AII) acquired the Los Santos Mine near Salamanca in western Spain in 2011, producing tungsten concentrate. AII also owns a 25% interest in the Valtreixal Project and an irrevocable option to acquire the remainder of the project. It also owns the Panasqueira Tin Tungsten Mine in Portugal and projects in South Korea and Australia.  ***Atalaya Mining (AIM:ATYM, TSX:AYM) has brought the former Rio Tinto copper mine in Spain back into production in February 2016. An Expansion Project is underway which will increase processing capacity to 9.5Mtpa by the end of 2016.***Dragon Mining (ASX:DRA) has been an established gold producer with the Vammala  and the Svartliden production centres in respectively Finland and Sweden.  The ore supply from the Svartliden mine has been gradually drying up which was and will be replaced by ores from the company’s Jokisivu and Orivesi gold mines in Finland until the new ore supply from the in 2015 Fäboliden gold project, situated near Svartliden, comes on stream; test mining is scheduled to commence at Fäboliden in 2017. Dragon Mining also has  exciting exploration and development targets in northern Finland, including the Kuusamo Gold Project and the Hanhimaa Gold Project where Agnico-Eagle is earning a majority interest.  ***Dundee Precious Metals (TSX:DPM) operates its copper and gold Chelopech Mine in Bulgaria since 2003. The annual ore processed has increased from 523,810 tonnes in 2004 to 2,052,138 tonnes in 2015. DPM also is active at its Krumovgrad development project in Bulgaria and its Bor exploration project in Serbia and its copper concentrate smelter in Namibia.  ***Eldorado Gold (TSX:ELD, NYSE:EGO)  is operating its gold producing Kisladag and Efemcukuru mines in Turkey and its Stratoni silver-lead-zinc deposit and its gold producing Olympias tailings project in Greece where also  three development projects are in progress. In Romania, EGO is advancing the Certej gold-silver project.  ***Endomines (NASDAQ, Stockholm:ENDO, NASDAQ Helsinki: ENDOM)  has been successfully producing gold at its Pampalo mine in along the Karelian Gold Line in eastern Finland since February 2011. ***First Quantum Minerals (TSX:FM,SE:FQM) operates its underground Cayeli mine, the largest underground base metals mine in Turkey, producing copper concentrate, copper and zinc bulk concentrate and zinc concentrate. It also operates its Las Cruces mine in the Sevilla province of Spain, producing copper cathodes and its underground copper and zinc Pyhäsalmi Mine Oy mine in central Finland. In addition, mines are operated in Western Australia, Zambia, Mauritania and development projects in Zambia, Panama and Peru.  ***Lundin Mining (TSX:LUN, OMX:LUMI) operates its Neves-Corvo copper and zinc mine in Portugal, its Zinkgruvan zince and copper mine in south-central Sweden, its large scale joint-ventured with Freeport cobalt chemical refinery in Kokkola, Finland and recently purchased an interest in Freeport’s stake in the Timok project in Serbia. LUN has other mining interests in the DRC, Chile and USA. ***Mandalay Resources (TSX:MND) acquired its Björkdal gold mine in northern Sweden in 2014, producing gold from a combined open pit and underground operation. MND sees abundant opportunities for optimizing the gold production, improving processing recoveries, increasing Mineral Resources and Reserves and mine life at the Björkdal Mine. Other gold operations are at the Costerfield in Australia and the Cerro Bayo in Chile.. ***New Boliden (NASDAQ OMX Stockholm) operates the zinc/copper/lead/gold/silver Garpenberg mine, the Aitik copper mine and the Boliden Area mines in Sweden,  the Kevitsa and the Kylylahti mines in Finland and the Tara, Europe’s biggest zinc mine, in Ireland. Boliden also operates smelters in Norway, Sweden and Finland. ***Orvana Minerals (TSX:ORV) operates the El Valle gold-copper mines in northern Spain. ORV is currently evaluating a restart of mining activity at the adjacent Carlés Mine to increase production in the near-term. Outside of Europe, ORV operates the copper-gold-silver Don Mario Mine in Bolivia.  ***Stratex International (AIM:STI) has its interests spread over West Africa, East Africa and Europe. It started its gold production at the Altintepe Gold Mine jonit-venture in Turkey in November 2015 where production was increased by 40% in Q2 2016 following the successful installation of a new clay treatment facility. Construction of Phase II leach pad is about to be completed which again will result in increasing gold production. In the meantime, a Feasibility Study was completed at the Muratdere project jv.   ***W Resources (AIM:WRES) has emerged as a new and exciting company with its open pit tungsten development at the La Parilla Mine in Spain just having commenced its first tungsten shipments in October 2016 as a beginning of its initial production of 1,300tpa tungsten-copper-gold concentrate, and its Régua tungsten development in Portugal focussing on trial mine production in 2017. In addition, W Resources is advancing exploration at the former tungsten and tin mine at Tarouca and at the Sao Martinho gold deposit within the CAA/Portalegre copper-gold project, both in Portugal.
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 ***Ariana Resources (AIM:AAU) is constructing its 20,000oz/yr Kiziltepe gold mine in western Turkey, where the Red Rabbit gold-silver project is expected to pour its first gold in H2 2016 and where the Tavsan Sector is being developed and could contribute 30,000oz/yr gold to the Red Rabbit jv from a heap-leaching operation. Ariana also has a jv with Eldorado Gold for the Salibas Project where a Scoping Study has been completed. It further has 4 exploration projects. ***Aurum Mining (AIM:AUR) is focusing on a joint-venture with Ormonde Mining for the El Facho structure in the Pino permit area in north-west Spain where the jv is looking to establish a resource of 122,000-145,000 ozs/gold. ***Berkeley Energia (AIM,ASX:BKY) commenced the development of the 100%-owned Salamanca Uranium Project in central-western Spain.  Following a decade of exploration and feasibility studies and more than US$80 million of investment, the company has selected some of Spain’s largest infrastructure contractors to initiate work.  ***Dalradian Resources (TSX:DNA,AIM:DALR) is advancing its high-grade Curraghinalt gold deposit in Northern Ireland. The company has an exceptionally strong management and is well-funded to further expand its M&I resource and complete its in-progress feasibility study and planning application to build a mine. ***Euromax Resources (TSXV:EOX) is the first company that will start a producing gold and copper mines in the Balkan region of Europe in 30 years. The Ilovica gold-copper project in Macedonia is on its way to realize the US$474 project of which the bulk of the financing is already in place. The highly capable management is estimating to complete construction in 24 months with first production slated for Q4 2018. ***Nordic Mines (OMX Nordic:NOMI) has produced gold at its Laiva Gold Mine in Finland between 2011 and 2014 when the mine was placed on care and maintenance. A new management came on Board in 2016 and a Scoping Study concluded that the mine has the potential to generate positive cash flows. The deposit is among the largest in the Nordic region and the new management is determined to put the mine back into production. ***Ormonde Mining (AIM,ESM:ORM) is proceeding to be the next near term tungsten producer with its Barruecopardo Tungsten Project near Salamanca in Spain planned to commence open pit mining in H2 2017. The mine life is estimated at 9 years with a significant potential for extension. ORM also has substantial gold exploration projects in several highly prospective areas of western Spain.  ***Prairie Mining (ASX,LSE,WSE:PDZ) is located within the heartland of industrial Europe with a large scale coal resource of 728 million tonnes and with excellent access to infrastructure, Prairie’s vision is to become Europe’s lowest cost supplier of premium coal. A Pre-Feasibility Study was completed and an A$83 million financing is in place to upgrade, expand and develop the Jan Karski Mine at the Lublin Coal Project in eastern Poland. ***Talga Resources (ASX:TLG) has a strong position in the development of graphene/graphite projects in northern Sweden. It just completed its trial mining of graphite ore. Its proprietary technology to liberate graphene and nanographite from its large, high-quality ore deposits and its patent-pending mining and processing pilot plant operations in Germany give the company a unique edge.  ***Wolf Minerals (ASX:WLF, AIM:WLFE) is working towards commercial tungsten and tin production at its world-class Drakelands Mine in south-west England. The mine is one of only two mines outside of China with production capacity greater than 3,000tpa tungsten concentrate.     
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***Barsele Minerals (TSXV:BME) owns the advanced stage Barsele Gold Project in the Västerbottens Län region in northern Sweden. It has a NI 43-101 compliant resource estimate of 547,000 Indicated contained ozs of gold and 627,000 Inferred containted ozs.  Exploration is operated by 55% joint venture partner Agnico Eagle Mines.  ***Black Dragon Gold (formerly Astur Gold) (TSXV:BDG) owns 100% of the Salave gold project in the Asturias region iin north-west Spain. Salave is a technically robust project and one of the largest undeveloped gold projects in Europe. Significant high grade (6.19g/t) resources of 716,000 ozs gold have been delineated, supporting 10 years of mining. The new management team is focused on bringing the Salave into production as soon as possible.  ***Erin Ventures (TSXV:EV) owns the Piskanja boron project in Serbia. In addition, EV has a wholly owned subsidiary Balkan Gold which holds an exclusive license for the Jarondol property, also in Serbia.  ***Mariana Resources (AIM:MARL,TSXV:MAR) has a broad scope with projects in Argentina and Ivory Coast and Turkey where it has the Hot Maden project, one of the highest grade gold-copper discoveries ever made, and which is subject to an intense drilling program, including a Preliminary Economic Assesment and a Prefeasibility Study. ***Mawson Resources (TSXV:MAW, OTC PK:MWSNF) is a leading Nordic exploration company with a focus on the flagship Rajapalot and Rompas gold discoveries in northern Finland. Drilling in the 2016-16 winter tested the broader extents of the Rajapalot system and defined  the scale of the hydrothermal system. A large drill program is planned for the winter 2016/17. In Sweden, Mawson holds 2 interests covering 2,416 hectares, prospective for gold.  ***Medgold Resources (TSXV:MED) is targeting gold properties in north-west Iberia and the under-explored gold provinces of southern Europe. In northern Portugal, Medgold is exploring the advanced Boticas project and  4 projects in the 8,000ha Valongo belt with partner Centerra Gold, which is drill-testing the known high grade zones and the known mineralization. In addition, Medgold recently acquired an option to earn an initial 70% interest in the Marrancos Project, also in north Portugal. In Serbia, Medgold has established a subsidiary aiming to apply for mainly epithermal-porphyry mineralization. ***Mundoro Capital (TSXV:MUN) has entered into a binding Interim Agreement with Japan Oil, Gas and Metals National Corporation (“JOGMEC“), in which it has granted an earn-in option on 4 of Mundoro’s 8 exploration licenses assembled as the “Timok North Projects” located within the Timok Magmatic Complex in northeastern Serbia. In Bulgaria, Mundoro pro-actively staked a land position in an underexplored region of the Rhodopes known for precious metals deposits. Mundoro also has two investment interests, one in an operating gold mine at the Chuka Target in Bulgaria and one in the feasibility stage Maoling Gold Project in China.  ***Nevsun Resources (TSX,NYSE MKT:NSU), known as a major copper&zinc producer at its Bisha Mine in Eritrea, recently made a somewhat surprising move by acquiring Reservoir Minerals, thus adding its Timok copper-gold project in Serbia to the Nevsun assets. Nevsun has been rapidly ramping up the Upper Zone pre-feasibility study work. In addition, Nevsun, with Freeport-McMoRan as its joint venture partner, commenced a 67,000m drilling program on the Lower Zone deposit to further define the deep porphyry potential. Nevsun also has two Mineral Exploration Concessions and two Prospecting Concessions, all early stage, in Macedonia.   
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***Avrupa Minerals (TSXV:AVU) is expertised in finding interesting and prospective resource projects in Europe with the objective to ready them for joint-ventures with other resource companies whereby Avrupa generally remains the operator with the funding from its jv partners. Initially, Avrupa had its focus on Portugal where most of its projects are but more recently, also projects were added in Germany and Kosovo. Avrupa  has been quite successful, both in finding the right projects and the right jv-partners such as Colt Resources for the Alvalade project and Blackheath Resources for the Covas project. One jv warrants special attention: the Slivovo Gold Project in Kosovo, held with the Byrnecut International Limited, is rapidly emerging as a potential gold producer.  ***Eurasian Minerals (TSXV:EMX, NYSE MKT:EMXX) has built a quality reputation from an exploration background to a successful royalty generator and a strategic investor with mineral interest in five continents, spanning the world from the USA until New Zealand. Eurasian has royalty cash flow from the Carlin Trend, and a pipeline of assets to support future royalty growth. In Europe, Eurasian is active has interests in Norway, Sweden, Poland,  Serbia and Turkey.  
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***Karelian Diamonds (AIM:KDR.L) is focused on finding diamonds in two areas in Finland – Kuhmo where the main projects are Riihivaara and Seitaperä, and Kuopio-Kaavi. In Kuhmo, Although Karelian’s exploration activities are relatively early stage and high risk, Eastern Finland is an under-explored region which is known to host diamondiferous kimberlites in very similar rocks to those in Russia. Rio Tinto is Karelian’s jv-partner. ***Lonmin (LSE:LMI,JSE:LON) Lonmin is one of the world’s largest primary producers of platinum group metals (PGMs) with operations on the western limb of the Bushveld Igneous Complex (BIC) in South Africa. In Northern Ireland, Lonmin has an early stage exploration opportunity for the discovery of PGMs.  ***Playfair Mining (TSXV:PLY)  has started its exploration program at the Ox Mountain gold project in the northern region of Ireland. The target is the discovery of a significant high grade gold deposit as new discoveries at the property provided recognition and confirmation of the Ox Mountains as a new emerging gold district.
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***Agnico Eagle (NYSE, TSX:AEM) 26OCT16: Ongoing exploration yields positive results at Sisar Zone at Kittila mine in northern Finland and the Barsele project in Sweden. ***Almonty Industries (TSXV:AII) 29AUG16: Los Santos mine in Spain turning cash positive despite low tungsten price and extending mine life;  production costs at Panasqueira Mine in Portugal continue to decrease.  ***Atalaya Mining (AIM:ATYM, TSX:AYM) 11OCT16: Q3 2016 Operational Update: copper production doubles as plant expansion ramp-up continues at Proyecto Rio Tinto in Spain. ***Dragon Mining (ASX:DRA) 10NOV16: 100% interest in subsidiary Kuusamo Gold Oy sold to Nero Projects Australia Pty Ltd. The sale continues the company strategy of focusing on assets in close proximity to its existing Production Centres and floatation plant in Finland and Sweden.  ***Dundee Precious Metals (TSX:DPM) 08NOV16: Chelopech mine continued to perform as expected in Q3; gold and copper production is expected to be in line with current guidance. At Tsumeb, production was affected by 36 days of downtime; the performance of the smelter is expected to improve over the next 2 or 3 quarters.  The main construction permit for Krumovgrad in Bulgaria was received in August and site work has commenced. ***Eldorado Gold (TSX:ELD, NYSE:EGO)  27OCT16: Q3 results reported and included exploration highlights from Serbia and Romania.  ***Endomines (NASDAQ, Stockholm:ENDO, NASDAQ Helsinki: ENDOM)  17NOV16: Reports gold production in eastern Finland Q3 and 9m 2016. Gold production for 2016 is expected between 300 and 350kg.  ***First Quantum Minerals (TSX:FM,SE:FQM) 27OCT16: Q3 2016 financial and operating results showed generally excellent operational performance and included $69 million final proceeds from  Kevitsa sale.  ***Lundin Mining (TSX:LUN, OMX:LUMI) 26OCT16: Neves-Corvo produced 9,691t copper and 17,642t zinc in Q3, Zinkgruvan reported marginally higher zinc prodcution and lead production of 6,406t in Sweden.  ***Mandalay Resources (TSX:MND) 02NOV16: Q3 Production and Sales results, including production of 12,376 saleable ounces of gold at its Björkdal gold mine in northern Sweden. The grade control program at Björkdal continued to demonstrate success in the third quarter, during which an average mill-reconciled grade of 1.35 grams per tonne gold was processed, significantly higher than in the comparable prior year quarter. During the quarter, the Board approved the flotation expansion project in the plant, which will improve overall gold recovery when completed.   ***New Boliden (NASDAQ OMX Stockholm) 20OCT16: Q3: Strong earnings and high mine production, in particular at the Tara and Kevitsa mines with strong development at Garpenberg and expansion plan its Norwegian Odda zinc smelter being ahead of plan. ***Orvana Minerals (TSX:ORV) 31OCT16: reported fiscal 2016 gold production of 65,784 ounces, meeting revised guidance.  Gold equivalent production from its mines in Spain and Bolivia came to appr. 98,960 ounces. Fiscal 2017 gold production guidance set on 85,000-95,000, an anticipated increase of 30% to 45% over 2016. ***Stratex International (AIM:STI) 11AUG16: Interim Results H1 2016 including updates on Altintepe and Muratdere projects in Turkey. ***W Resources (AIM:WRES) 18NOV16: First hole at Sao Martinho gold deposit in Portugal intersects gold on 6 levels with grades ranging from 1.1g/t to 7.6g/t. In addition, visual gold was picked up in two drillholes. These assay results will form part of the update to upgrade the June 2016 JORC compliant mineral resource estimate, which currently reports 3Mt at 1.04g/t gold. equating to 111,987oz contained gold.   
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companies with project(s) in development that could come to production in the next few years

ariana resources 2  comp-aurum-mining-new    berkeley energia large  dalradian  aaa-comco-euromax-resources

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 ***Ariana Resources (AIM:AAU) 10NOV16: A scoping-level assessment for the Tavsan Project has been completed. Tavsan is part of the Red Rabbit jv with Proccea Construction and will be 50% owned by Ariana once mine construction at the Kiziltepe Sector in western Turkey is completed in Q4 2016.  ***Aurum Mining (AIM:AUR) 25AUG16: Final Results year ended 31 March 2016 including review of activities on gold and tungsten interests in Spain. ***Berkeley Energia (AIM,ASX:BKY) 26OCT16: Following a decade of exploration and US$60 million of investment, development of the Salamanca mine commenced in August 2016 and is now well underway. The US$100 mllion project will be Europe’s ony major uranium mine and once in production will be one of the world’s biggest producers supplying over 4 million pounds of uranium concentrate a year, equivalent to appr. 10% of the continent’s total requirement. ***Dalradian Resources (TSX:DNA,AIM:DALR) 10NOV16: Q3 and 9M reports update work program at its high-grade Curraghinalt gold deposit in Northern Ireland. The program has remained on track and on budget with permitting and ESIA activities continuing into Q4 2016. The process to submit the Planning Application has commenced and submission of the Application is expected in early Q1 2017.  ***Euromax Resources (TSXV:EOX) 07SEP16: Land acquisition and Resettlement framework will be necessary for further development and construction for the planned producing gold and copper mines at the Ilovica project in Macedonia.  ***Nordic Mines (OMX Nordic:NOMI) 16NOV16: Interim report for the Q3 financials are expected on Friday, November 25. ***Ormonde Mining (AIM,ESM:ORM) 30SEP16: Interim results for H1 2016 for the Barruecopardo Tungsten Project near Salamanca in Spain.  ***Prairie Mining (ASX,LSE,WSE:PDZ) 02NOV16: Prairie Mining and China Coal, the 2nd largest coal mining company in China and one of the world’s most advanced and prolific shaft sinking and total underground coal mine construction companies, have signed a landmark Strategic Co-operation Agreement to advance the financing and construction of Prairie’s Jan Karski Mine in Poland. ***Talga Resources (ASX:TLG) 21NOV16: The 2016 trial mining campaign at its 100% owned Vittangi graphite project in Sweden has been successfully completed. The current permitted ore extraction limit has now been met with approximately 2,000m3 having been extracted over two trial mining campaigns at Vittangi. The trial open pit has been backfilled and site rehabilitation has commenced.   ***Wolf Minerals (ASX:WLF, AIM:WLFE) 31OCT16: Quarterly Activities Report on progress at its Drakelands open pit mine at the Hemerdon tungsten and tin project. Ramp up of the processing plant is continuing as is improving operations towards reaching its true potential of the mine in south-west England.
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ADVANCED EXPLORATION IN EUROPE
companies completing or having completed a Preliminary Economic Assessment c.q. Feasibility Study

barsele minerals       comp-black-dragon-wit     erin ventures    comp-mariana-resources

 mawson    medgold     mundoro    comp-nevsun-restyle

***Barsele Minerals (TSXV:BME) 27OCT16: Agnico Eagle increases 2016 Exploration Budget by US$2.5 million for definition and expansion drilling central zone mineralization 175m northwest toward Avan Zone on the Barsele Gold Project in northern Sweden. ***Black Dragon Gold (formerly Astur Gold) (TSXV:BDG) 15NOV16: Black Dragon has reached an agreement with Rand Merchant Bank for the assignment of the RMB US$10 million debt facility.  The RMB debt facility will be assigned to Black Dragon for total consideration of $US 3,051,764.62. On completion of the transaction Black Dragon will assume RMB’s position as secured creditor over its wholly owned Spanish subsidiary EMC. CEO Brian Wesson commented: “The exercising of the option between RMB, Lionsbridge and the Company and the entering into definitive agreements with RMB is another significant milestone for Black Dragon. The Company’s payment of RMB will repair the balance sheet and position the Company to unlock the significant value of the Salave project in northern Spain.”  ***Erin Ventures (TSXV:EV) 2NOV16: Erin has completed its recently announced private placements to fund further developments of its wholly owned Piskanja boron project Serbia. ***Mariana Resources (AIM,TSXV:MARL) 26OCT16: reported further exceptional gold‐copper intercepts from both infill and extension drilling at the Hot Maden project in north east Turkey. ***Mawson Resources (TSXV:MAW, OTC PK:MWSNF) 10NOV16: reports the completion of the first phase of a geophysical program to infill and extend data coverage at the 100% owned Rompas-Rajapalot project in Northern Finland. Due to recent encouraging base-of-till drill results, the company now plans to extend the geophysical survey area (“Phase 2”) into additional gold prospective areas.  ***Medgold Resources (TSXV:MED) 03NOV16: has been granted 5 exploration licenses for precious and base metals mineralization in Serbia. Exploration on these licenses will be fully funded through Medgold’s strategic alliance with Fortuna Silver Mines. ***Mundoro (TSXV:MUN) 04NOV16: Announcing drill results from the Mundoro-Jogmec Timok North projects in northeastern Serbia. ***Nevsun Resources (TSX,NYSE MKT:NSU) 22NOV16: announced new assay results from drilling of the Lower Zone at its Timok copper gold project in Serbia.The assays reported demonstrate the tremendous potential of the Timok Lower Zone mineralization. The results from these holes will be used, along with historical and ongoing drilling, to generate a maiden resource for the Lower Zone.
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PROJECT/ROYALTY GENERATORS IN EUROPE
companies finding and developing projects to joint-venture them with other resource companies

 aaa-comco-avrupa-minerals       comp-eurasian-minerals-small

***Avrupa Minerals (TSXV:AVU) 08SEP16: Drilling results for Slivovo gold project in Kosovo confirms gold mineralization at depth.  ***Eurasian Minerals (TSXV:EMX, NYSE MKT:EMXX)  08SEP16: Drills 2.8m of 17.9% Zn, 6.9% Pbm 0.5% Cu and 68.9 Ag at Gumsberg Project in Sweden’s Bergslagen Mining District.
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EARLIER STAGE EXPLORATION IN EUROPE
companies with projects in the earlier stage of exploration

karelian-diamonds     knipsel     com-playfair-mining

***Karelian Diamond (AIM:KDR,ESM:KDRI) 09NOV16: New kimberlite boulder discovery 2.5km SW of Lahtojoki Diamond Deposit; further 6 kimberlite boulders found 500m from First Discovery.  ***Lonmin (LSE:LMI,JSE:LON) 16: no news on the project in Ireland. ***Playfair Mining (TSXV:PLY) 03NOV16: Core drilling is progressing well at its Cloonacool Prospect in the Ox Mountains, County Sligo, Ireland. ix core holes have been completed to date for a total of 526 metres; all six have intersected the gold-bearing quartz vein at Cloonacool; no assays have been received to date.
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