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PRECIOUS-Gold prices inch up from one-week low

Tuesday, October 17, 2017

Oct 18 (Reuters) - Gold prices inched up on Wednesday from a one-week low with the dollar holding steady, but speculation that President Donald Trump might pick a policy hawk to lead the U.S. Federal Reserve weighed on the metal. FUNDAMENTALS * Spot gold ...

One of the World's Rarest Metals Is Having Its Best Price Run in a Decade

Tuesday, October 17, 2017

With all eyes on gold getting back to the $1,300 level and talk of bitcoin headed towards $10,000, investors might have forgotten that there is one commodity that has already achieved this feat. Back in 2008, rhodium - the lesser talked about metal of the ...

Commerce probe could lift stainless bar prices

Tuesday, October 17, 2017

If you wish to have instant access to article content please either subscribe or take a free trial. Find out today why AMM, the original metals price reporting agency, is trusted by thousands of metals industry professionals. For additional content open ...

This Morning in Metals: Raw Steel Production Rises

Tuesday, October 17, 2017

This morning in metals news, U.S. raw steel production went up last week ... aluminum — and with Chinese winter cuts to excess capacity on the way, the aluminum price could continue to rise. According to a Reuters report, China is preparing to reduce ...

TSX May Open Lower As Metal Prices Drop

Tuesday, October 17, 2017

Canada's benchmark index looked set open lower on Tuesday, with precious metal prices deep under pressure, although rising oil prices may help keep losses in check. Stock futures for the December quarter on the S&P TSX index were down 0.1% recently.

Car Manufacturers Are Electrifying Copper, 'The Metal Of The Future'

Monday, October 16, 2017

Teves points out that the metal performed well in the months that followed the previous three rate hikes. What’s more, gold has rallied in each January since 2014. We could see a similar bump in price this coming January. Not only is gold trading above ...

METALS-Copper slips from 3-yr peak as dollar climbs

Monday, October 16, 2017

but renewed optimism over China's economic outlook supported prices. Metals prices could find more support if China's National Party Congress this week unveils polices that extend the country's industry reform to protect the environment, said Standard ...

Here's Why Copper's Price Will Continue Higher

Monday, October 16, 2017

Several factors are driving the price of the red metal right now. Manufacturing activity, as measured by the purchasing manager’s index (PMI), is expanding at a pace we haven’t seen in years in the U.S., eurozone and China. The U.S. expanded for the ...

METALS-Copper hovers near 3-yr top as China growth supports

Monday, October 16, 2017

Metals prices could find more support if China's National Party Congress this week unveils polices that extend the country's environmental-led industry reform, said Standard Chartered in a report. "Any signalling by policy makers that the rigorous ...

Palladium Prices Soar Above $1000 for the First Time Since 2001

Monday, October 16, 2017

for becoming the best-performing metal of 2017. In fact, on Monday, October 16, palladium prices soared above the $1000 per ounce level for the first time since 2001. The problem is, as with any celebrity who experiences a rapid and sudden rise to stardom ...

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Copper Heads For Highs And Has A Crystal Ball

Tuesday, October 17, 2017

Dr. Copper has a Ph.D. in economics. Copper moved one day before the Oct. 6 employment report - a signal. The Chinese Party Congress will tell us a lot about the future price path for copper and industrial commodities. Resistance at the 2014 highs.

Copper, Gold Pull Back as Dollar Strengthens

Tuesday, October 17, 2017

Gold prices fell Tuesday, as profit-taking and a stronger U.S. dollar eroded recent gains. Gold for December delivery declined 1.3% to $1,286.20 a troy ounce on the Comex division of the New York Mercantile Exchange. Prices rose to a three-week high last ...

BHP sees shiny future for copper

Tuesday, October 17, 2017

TOKYO -- To the layperson, copper may lack the glamour of gold and the shine of silver. But to the world's largest mining company, BHP Billiton, humble copper is precious indeed. In an interview with the Nikkei Asian Review, Arnoud Balhuizen, the ...

Copper ETF (CPER) Hits New 52-Week High

Monday, October 16, 2017

Investors seeking momentum may have United States Copper Index Fund CPER on radar now. The fund recently hit a new 52-week high. Shares of CPER are up approximately 51.5% from the 52-week low of $13.7/share. But could there be more gains ahead for this ETF?

Comex High Grade Copper Price Futures (HG) Technical Analysis – Rally Extends Over $3.2415, Weakens Under $3.2245

Monday, October 16, 2017

December Comex High Grade Copper futures soared to their highest level on more than three-years on renewed optimism over China’s economic outlook. Prices in New York started higher early in the session after copper on the London Metal Exchange jumped 2.9 ...

METALS-Copper slips from 3-yr peak as dollar climbs

Monday, October 16, 2017

(Adds detail, updates prices) SYDNEY, Oct 17 (Reuters) - London copper slipped from three-year highs on Tuesday as a stronger dollar encouraged profit-taking, but renewed optimism over China's economic outlook supported prices. Metals prices could find ...

Copper's Hot, Iron's Not in Surprise Tale of Two Commodities

Monday, October 16, 2017

Long copper, short iron may prove to be one the commodity trades of the year. While both are staples of the raw materials world for infrastructure and consumer products, they’re taking very different paths in 2017 as the red metal surges and the material ...

Electric cars are good for copper: executive

Monday, October 16, 2017

Andrew Cole, MD & CEO, OZ Minerals, says demand for copper is being pushed along by new technologies such as electric cars and wind turbines.

China data boosts world stocks, copper; oil jumps

Monday, October 16, 2017

NEW YORK (Reuters) - World stocks rose on Monday, boosted by upbeat Chinese data, while oil prices jumped as an escalation in fighting between the Iraqi government and Kurdish forces threatened supply. Asian shares rallied to a decade high after figures ...

Respite for Freeport as Chinese Copper Imports Spike in September

Monday, October 16, 2017

Chinese copper imports are an indicator of the country’s copper demand. Although China is the key driver of global steel and aluminum supply, copper mining is concentrated in Latin America. China is the world’s largest copper importer. In this ...

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City of Tulsa replacing lights across city, replacing copper with aluminum

Tuesday, October 17, 2017

TULSA -- Darkness is a constant problem across Tulsa, which is in part due to the copper thieves who continue to target street lights. Some lights are fixed. "If you want to be seen, you need lights," north Tulsa resident Tracie Chandler said. Others, not ...

Braidy Industries to move aluminum plant to East Park

Tuesday, October 17, 2017

ASHLAND — Braidy Industries is in the process of moving its $1.4 billion aluminum plant from South Shore, but it will stay in the Tri-State and locate adjacent to Ashland Community and Technical College's Technology Drive Campus at East Park west of ...

Hongqiao's cuts to aluminum production capacity may be less extensive than expected

Tuesday, October 17, 2017

China’s Ministry of Environmental Protection (MEP) has introduced a number of reforms that are targeted at the aluminum sector, including requiring a 30 percent curtailment in primary aluminum smelting capacity during the winter heating season from ...

Is a Surprise Coming for Kaiser Aluminum (KALU) This Earnings Season?

Tuesday, October 17, 2017

Investors are always looking for stocks that are poised to beat at earnings season and Kaiser Aluminum Corporation KALU may be one such company. The firm has earnings coming up pretty soon, and events are shaping up quite nicely for their report.

China's winter cuts heat up aluminum market

Monday, October 16, 2017

BEIJING (Reuters) - The Chinese government’s campaign to reduce smog pollution and whittle down excess production is set to take around a tenth of its aluminum smelting capacity out of the market by the year-end, potentially adding fuel to a months-long ...

Research report explores the Global aluminum composite panels market forecast to 2021

Monday, October 16, 2017

With around 150 tables and figures this report provides key statistics on the state of the industry and is a valuable source of guidance and direction for companies and individuals interested in the market.Development policies and plans are discussed as ...

Researchers 3D-Print Super-Strong Aluminum to Solve Longstanding Welding Problem

Monday, October 16, 2017

Researchers have made a significant breakthrough in metal additive manufacturing with a new technique for successfully 3D printing high-strength aluminum that makes previously unweldable metals weldable. The technique—developed at Malibu, Calif.

What Is the Density of Aluminum?

Monday, October 16, 2017

Density measures the relationship between the space occupied by an object (volume) and its mass. The principle was discovered by Greek scientist Archimedes. To calculate density, the mass of a substance is divided by its volume (D = M/V). The standard unit ...

US seeks to include steel, aluminum in NAFTA autos rules: sources

Sunday, October 15, 2017

The Trump administration is seeking to use NAFTA to boost the U.S. steel and other basic materials industries. They propose stricter automotive content rules that require the use of North American-made steel, aluminum, copper and plastic resins. These ...

Is It Time To Sell Kaiser Aluminum Corporation (KALU)?

Sunday, October 15, 2017

Kaiser Aluminum Corporation (NASDAQ:KALU) trades with a trailing P/E of 23.2x, which is higher than the industry average of 22.8x. While this makes KALU appear like a stock to avoid or sell if you own it, you might change your mind after I explain the ...

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Man, I Just Love This: Zojirushi Stainless-Steel Mug

Tuesday, October 17, 2017

Runner’s World editors independently select the products we feature. If you choose to purchase a product from one of our affiliate partners, we earn a commission from the sale, which helps fund all the other work we do. Coffee. It’s the first thing on ...

Stainless Steel French Door Refrigerators

Tuesday, October 17, 2017

Items labeled Quick Ship will ship within 2 business days from our East Coast warehouse. Actual delivery times will vary based on your location. If you are ordering multiple items and not all items qualify for Quick Ship, the order will ship when all items ...

Everyman Ballard Stainless Steel Bottle Opener

Tuesday, October 17, 2017

Always be ready for the party with the Everyman Ballard Stainless Steel Bottle Opener. Using 304 stainless steel, this tool is incredibly durable and robust to handle anything you throw its way. The sleek steel cylinder is complete with a notch carved in ...

Global Stainless Steel Circulator Pump Industry 2017 Market Report; Launched via MarketResearchReports.com

Tuesday, October 17, 2017

Market Research Reports, Inc. has announced the addition of “Global Stainless Steel Circulator Pump Industry Market Research 2017” research report to their website www.MarketResearchReports.com Lewes, DE -- (SBWIRE) -- 10/17/2017 -- In this report, we ...

Sur La Table Stainless Steel Galaxy Whisk

Tuesday, October 17, 2017

We love this hardworking specialty tool for how easy it makes whipping. The spring-like whisking head creates a bouncy motion that efficiently whips volume into egg whites and cream. Heavy-duty stainless steel is dishwasher safe for easy cleanup.

Casio G-SHOCK Announces New Color Addition To Connected G-STEEL Timepieces

Tuesday, October 17, 2017

The new GSTB100D-1A9 extends the look of the BLE Connected G-STEEL models announced last month, boasting a new sleek black and gold face, bezel, and accents in addition to the solid stainless steel band. The refined timepiece utilizes Bluetooth technology ...

Global Stainless Steel Wire Rope Industry 2017 Market Research Report

Monday, October 16, 2017

The Global Stainless Steel Wire Rope Industry 2017 Market Research Report is a professional and in-depth study on the current state of the Stainless Steel Wire Rope industry. Firstly, the report provides a basic overview of the industry including ...

Thermos 16-Oz Stainless Steel Food Jar hits Amazon low at $15.50

Monday, October 16, 2017

While currently back-ordered, we also spotted the Thermos Stainless King 24 Ounce Food Jar for just $18.74 Prime shipped. Thermos Sipp 16-Ounce Stainless Steel Food Jar: Introducing Sipp by Thermos. The Sipp Thermos line of products combines sleek style ...

Global stainless steel tags to rise in 4th qtr.

Monday, October 16, 2017

Access to AMM.com editorial content is granted to paid subscribers and trialists only. If you wish to have instant access to article content please either subscribe or take a free trial. Find out today why AMM, the original metals price reporting agency ...

Kobe Steel shares hit near fiver-year lows as cheating scandal raises financial risks

Monday, October 16, 2017

The recent misconduct also seems to be part of a pattern at the steelmaker. Last year one of its units falsified data on tests for tensile strength of some stainless steel wire for springs over a period of more than nine years. The company violated ...

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Kobe Steel Scandal Is Now Subject of Justice Department Inquiry

Tuesday, October 17, 2017

Kobe Steel, the Japanese metals producer at the focus of a worldwide quality scandal, has now come under the scrutiny of the United States Department of Justice. The company said Tuesday that its American unit, Kobe Steel USA, had received a request from ...

Kobe Steel scandal strikes another blow to Japan Inc

Tuesday, October 17, 2017

The most unsettling aspect of Kobe Steel’s data falsification scandal is not the scale of wrongdoing — more than 500 customers globally have so far been affected and the risk of litigation could crush the company’s finances — but the problem of ...

High Use of Secondary Steel to Boost the Steel Rebars Market | Technavio

Tuesday, October 17, 2017

LONDON--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Technavio’s latest market research report on the global steel rebars market provides an analysis of the most important trends expected to impact the market outlook from 2017-2021. Technavio defines an emerging trend as a factor ...

Casio G-SHOCK Announces New Color Addition To Connected G-STEEL Timepieces

Tuesday, October 17, 2017

Latest Color Variation of G-STEEL Models with Bluetooth Connectivity DOVER, N.J., Oct. 17, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- Today, Casio G-SHOCK announces the latest addition to its popular G-STEEL line of watches. The new GSTB100D-1A9 extends the look of the BLE ...

Spain's Catalonia crisis requires nerves of steel for brave equity traders

Tuesday, October 17, 2017

It takes a focused mind and steady nerves to trade in and out of Spanish banking stocks these days, with the continued tit-for-tat political broadsides firing back and forth between Barcelona and Madrid on almost a daily basis. Just two weeks since roughly ...

U.S. Steel demolishes Fairfield blast furnace in Alabama

Monday, October 16, 2017

A major piece of Birmingham, Ala.'s industrial history went away on Friday as U.S. Steel Corp. demolished its Fairfield Works blast furnace. The demolition, conducted in two phases for safety purposes, stemmed from its 2015 decision to permanently close ...

Justice Department Gets Involved in Kobe Steel Metal Scandal

Monday, October 16, 2017

TOKYO—The U.S. Justice Department is wading into Kobe Steel Ltd.’s spiraling data-falsification scandal. Kobe Steel said Tuesday that it received a request from the department to hand over information related to substandard products sold to customers ...

Habitual cheat: Kobe Steel faked product data for more than 10 years - source

Monday, October 16, 2017

TOKYO (Reuters) - When cheating becomes habitual, the consequences could be costly. Embattled Kobe Steel Ltd said on Tuesday the U.S. Justice Department is asking the steelmaker to provide documents related to its data falsification scandal. That came ...

Japan’s Kobe Steel May Have Faked Data for Over a Decade

Monday, October 16, 2017

Kobe Steel Ltd.’s investigations into faked product data will probably reveal that the practice began more than ten years ago, according to a company executive. As the company works to contain the fallout from the scandal, it has briefed analysts that ...

The Kobe Steel scandal: What we know so far

Sunday, October 15, 2017

It's the latest big scandal to rock corporate Japan. Kobe Steel (KBSTY), a century-old industrial giant, has admitted to falsifying data on products sold to top customers like Boeing (BA) and Toyota (TM). It says as many as 500 companies could be affected ...

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BHP may accelerate nickel sulphate expansion to meet battery demand

Tuesday, October 17, 2017

BHP says battery-driven demand for nickel is accelerating so fast it is considering bringing forward the second stage of a major nickel sulphate plant in Western Australia. Just two months ago BHP revealed it would spend $US43 million ($54.8 million ...

Global nickel market deficit widens to 6,700 tonnes in August - INSG

Tuesday, October 17, 2017

MELBOURNE, Oct 18 (Reuters) - The global market for nickel swung into a wider deficit of 6,700 tonnes in August from the month before, data from the International Nickel Study Institute showed on Wednesday. Global refined nickel production was unchanged ...

Vale searches for partner to invest in world’s largest nickel mine

Tuesday, October 17, 2017

Vale is searching for a partner to invest in one of the world’s biggest nickel mines as part of a push by its new chief executive Fabio Schvartsman to reduce debt and get to grips with underperforming assets. The Brazilian miner is working with ...

FT: Vale in talks to sell stake in New Caledonia nickel operations

Tuesday, October 17, 2017

Vale (VALE-1.9%) is working with Scotiabank to find a partner to invest in one of the world’s biggest nickel mines on the south Pacific island of New Caledonia, Financial Times reports. The Brazilian miner has held talks with a number of Chinese groups ...

Portrait grows beard, gains hat on this 1929 Indian Head 5-cent ‘hobo nickel’

Tuesday, October 17, 2017

Work by Washington “Bo” Hughes is the most coveted among the classic hobo nickels and this piece that he carved sold for $4,465 on Sept. 15. Original images courtesy of Kagin's Auctions. Washington “Bo” Hughes engraved only the obverse side of this ...

Electroless nickel plating market by manufactures, regions, type and application, forecast to 2022 insights shared in detailed report

Monday, October 16, 2017

Electroless Nickel Plating The segmentation of the 2017 market research report on global Electroless Nickel Plating industry is dealt with great care and in high quality detail, as each segment is analyzed at a microscopic level to present a top to bottom ...

Nickel: An Entry Into Breakout Zone Seems To Attract More Bulls

Saturday, October 14, 2017

Nickel Futures price seems ready to take off for higher zones as I have already noted in my last analysis No doubt, Nickel futures price has already entered into the breakout zone and ready to consolidate before moving towards higher swing zone which ...

Nickel Ore Liquefaction Eyed in Bulker Sinking Off Philippines; 11 Crew Members Missing

Friday, October 13, 2017

Eleven crew members of a Hong Kong-flagged bulk carrier are missing after their ship sank Friday off the coast of Philippines in what appears to be a possible case of nickel ore liquefaction. The Japanese Coast Guard reported Friday it had received a ...

Kaduna Nickel: Boost for Nigeria’s Economic Expansion

Wednesday, October 11, 2017

In 2016, when Australia’s Comet Minerals first disclosed its discovery of a vast, unique deposit comprising an abundance of balls of almost pure nickel in Dagoma, Kaduna – northeast of Nigeria, its chairman, Mr. Hugh Morgan, was not too sure on the ...

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Macroeconomic and Microeconomic Lead Market 2014-2020

Tuesday, October 17, 2017

It is the heaviest non-radioactive element which occurs naturally on earth in the form of four isotopes: lead-208, 207, 206, and 204. It is generally found in ores with copper, silver and zinc and is extracted together with these metals. Lead compounds ...

Canadian Zinc: A Cheap Way To Get Exposure To The Zinc Market

Tuesday, October 17, 2017

The Prairie Creek Mine is projected to produce 95 million lb zinc, 105 million lb lead, and 2.1 million toz silver per year on average. At the current metal prices, the after-tax NPV (8%) is around $350 million, and the IRR is slightly below 30%.

Research finds that Zinc-binding is vital for regulating pH levels in the brain

Tuesday, October 17, 2017

A low pH value is correlated with a low oxygen supply during birth, which can lead to severe brain damage. This Zinc-binding therefore plays an important role in the sensing and regulation of cellular pH, in particular in the transporters found in neurons ...

TABLE-Kazakhstan's Jan-Sept copper, steel, zinc output rises

Monday, October 16, 2017

ALMATY, Oct 17 (Reuters) - Kazakhstan's January-September refined copper output rose 2.9 percent year-on-year and crude steel output jumped 8.7 percent, while refined zinc production inched ... yr/yr pct change 1.3 6.5 8.7 LEAD CONCENTRATE (T) 10.9 11.9 ...

Sphinx and SOQUEM extend known zinc and lead soil anomalies, stripping program commences on the Calumet-Sud project, Quebec

Tuesday, October 10, 2017

MONTRÉAL, QUÉBEC--(Marketwired - Oct. 11, 2017) - Sphinx Resources Ltd. ("Sphinx" or the "Corporation") (TSX VENTURE:SFX) and its partner SOQUEM are pleased to report additional positive results for zinc and lead from a soil sampling program on the ...

Fireweed Drills Wide Sections of Zinc Mineralization at Macmillan Pass Project including 12.16% Zinc and 3.13% Lead over 7.0 meters (True Width)

Tuesday, October 10, 2017

Maps of the drill hole locations are attached to this news release or available on the Fireweed website at www.FireweedZinc.com. True Width is estimated from the company's current understanding of the orientation of the mineralized body in the area of the ...

Hannan discovers large drill ready soil anomaly up-dip from Kilbricken zinc deposit, Ireland

Tuesday, October 10, 2017

is pleased to announce new soil geochemical sampling results that has identified a large and coherent anomaly up-dip from the mineral resource area at the 100%-owned Kilbricken zinc-lead-silver deposit in County Clare, Ireland. The geological context of ...

Vedanta reports 'strong' second quarter in zinc, copper and aluminium

Monday, October 09, 2017

The FTSE 250 company said that at Zinc India, refined zinc-lead metal production stood at 230 kt, up 27% year-on-year, while a record refined silver production came in at 4.5mn ounces, up 31% year-on-year. Its Zinc International business had the highest ...

METALS-Nickel, zinc lead base metals higher amid China supply fears

Wednesday, October 04, 2017

SYDNEY, Oct 4 (Reuters) - Nickel and zinc led most base metals higher on Wednesday, building on overnight gains amid mounting supply concerns in China. Commodities traders said the market was still digesting the impact of China's environmental crackdown on ...

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Precious Metals Update: Gold 1,287.80 (+0.12%), Silver 17.06 (+0.11%), Copper 320.05 (+0.16%), Platinum 933.86 (-0.09%) [Delayed]

Tuesday, October 17, 2017

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Gold, silver down

Tuesday, October 17, 2017

NEW YORK (AP) — The October gold contract on the New York Mercantile Exchange closed today at $1283.00 an ounce -- down $16.90. The current silver contract on the "NYMEX" closed at $16.99 an ounce -- down 33 cents.

Why Is Silver Really Lagging Behind Gold?

Tuesday, October 17, 2017

Silver has failed to keep pace with gold and remains weak. A range of causes are being blamed ranging from market manipulation to the rise of cryptocurrencies, but these are inconclusive. Silver's role as an industrial metal and waning industrial demand is ...

Clive Maund’s New Price Targets For Gold & Silver Are A Bummer

Tuesday, October 17, 2017

Clive lays out the case that short term prospects for gold & silver are lower. Way lower. Here’s what he is looking at along with his price targets…By Clive Maund via Streetwise Reports Like gold, silver gapped out of its downtrend last week, but ...

Gold & Silver- Desperately need this to hold!

Tuesday, October 17, 2017

Below looks at the Silver/Gold ratio over the past 30-years. Metals bulls (both Gold & Silver) want to see the ratio moving higher, to send a quality bullish message to both. The ratio has spent the majority of the past 30-years inside of rising channel (1).

Gold Seeker Closing Report: Gold and Silver Fall Roughly 1% But Miners Barely Budge

Monday, October 16, 2017

Note: No change in Total Tonnes from yesterday’s data. COMEX Gold Trust (IAU) Total Tonnes in Trust: 228.87: +0.18 change from yesterday’s data. Silver Trust (SLV) Total Tonnes in Trust: 10,023.77: -108.67 change from yesterday’s data. McEwen’s ...

Astronomers just proved the incredible origin of nearly all gold, platinum, and silver in the universe

Monday, October 16, 2017

For the first time, astronomers have detected a neutron-star collision. Gravitational waves heard by two detectors pinpointed the source to a galaxy 130 million light-years away. The collision produced a radioactive "kilonova" that forged hundreds of ...

Falling Productivity: Debt, Gold And Silver

Monday, October 16, 2017

Last week, we discussed the ongoing fall of dividend, and especially earnings, yields. This Report is not a stock letter, and we make no stock-market predictions. We talk about this phenomenon to make a different point. The discount rate has fallen to a ...

Fortuna reports production of 2.0 million ounces of silver and 13,412 ounces of gold for third quarter of 2017

Sunday, October 15, 2017

VANCOUVER, BRITISH COLUMBIA, Oct 16, 2017 (Marketwired via COMTEX) -- VANCOUVER, BRITISH COLUMBIA--(Marketwired - Oct. 16, 2017) - Fortuna Silver Mines, Inc. FSM, +0.00% (FVI) is pleased to announce third quarter 2017 production results from its two ...