Industrial/Specialty Minerals

Baja completes infill drilling program at Boleo

Vancouver — Baja Mining (BAJ-V, BAJFF-O) has completed the first 20,000 metres of an ongoing infill drill program at its Boleo copper-cobalt-manganese-zinc project despite delays caused by Hurricane…


Rusal to eclipse Alcoa

Russian aluminum giant Rusal is poised to become the world’s largest aluminum producer, having coordinated a deal t…




Blue Pearl aims for moly’s top drawer

Vancouver — A US$575-million takeover of a privately held molybdenum producer is expected to transform Blue Pearl Mining (BLE-T, BLEFF-O) from a single-project development company into the world’s la…



Potash Corp grows Q2 earnings

Vancouver — Potash Corp. of Saskatchewan (POT-T, POT-N) delivered record second-quarter earnings of US$175.1 million (US$1.65 per diluted share) on continued strong sales of nitrogen and phosphate, i…


McVicar goes shopping

Armed with around $2.8 million from a recent private placement, McVicar Resources (MCV-V, MCVRF-O) has picked up a group of Chinese gold and molybdenum properties….



A drill tests where Tiberon Minerals' Nui Phao tungsten-fluorspar mine is being built.

Vietnam rising

It has been 20 years since Vietnam decided to loosen its totalitarian grip on the economy and open its arms to foreign investment. The policy change was dubbed “Doi Moi,” or “Renovation” in 1986, and…


Alcan to invest US$1.8B in Kitimat

A proposal by Alcan (AL-T, AL-N) to invest US$1.8 billion on a modernization program at its aluminum smelter in Kitimat, B.C., is getting a cool reception from community leaders who believe the compan…


Tiomin lines up funding for Kwale (August 14, 2006)

Tiomin Resources (TIO-T, TMIRF-O) has reached final agreements with a lending syndicate for US$155 million in debt financing for the Kwale titanium-sands project in Kenya, fulfilling conditions on an…


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