2000

Correction (December 25, 2000)

In an article about the first gold pour at the Morila mine in Mali (T.N.M., Nov. 27-Dec. 3/00), the name of the operation was incorrectly spelled in the headline. Also, the operator, Randgold Resource…


Hope Bay raises funds

Hope Bay Gold (HGC-T) has raised $5 million in a private placement with Dundee Precious Metals (DPM-T).Dundee, a closed-end investment company focused on precious metals, purchased 10 million units at…


Western markets beset by winter blahs

Vancouver — The Canadian Venture Exchange followed the major markets lower, led by a 13.2% drop in its technology sector, during the report period ended Dec. 19. The composite index dropped 138.72 po…


Raymor, McGill team up for lithium project

Quebec City-based Raymor Industries (RAR-V) is collaborating with researchers from McGill University on a project designed to achieve commercial production of lithium metal from the mineral spodumene….


PEOPLE (December 25, 2000)

Alcan — John Evans appointed non-executive chairman and director; Jacques Bougie, W.R.C. Blundell, Martin Ebner, Travis Engen, Rupert Gasser, Willi Kerth, J.E. Newall, Peter Pearse, Guy Saint-Pierre,…


Keith Minty named ‘Mining Man of the Year’

Few mines have endured a rockier road to production than Lac des les, Canada’s only primary platinum group metals (PGMs) mine. It is no understatement to say that many viewed its construction as the …


NAME CHANGES (December 25, 2000)

Duran Gold Corp. (DRN-V) has changed its name to Duran Ventures Inc. (DRV-V) on a 1-new-for-2-old-share basis.Nickelodeon Minerals Inc. (NKM-V) has changed its name to Strongbow Res…


MES forum tackles trends

Recent trends in the mining industry will be discussed at the 12th symposium of the Mineral Economic Society of the Canadian Institute of Mining Metallurgy and Petroleum.The Jan. 22 event, to be held …


Caribgold picks up land near Perseverance

CaribGold Resources (CG-T) has acquired a 100% interest in 118 contiguous mineral claims about 6 km west of Noranda’s (NOR-T) Perseverance zinc-copper project in the Matagami camp of northern Quebec.C…


Majors finance base metal revival in Newfoundland

Vancouver — As Inco (N-T) patiently awaits a resolution to the frustrating development dispute that has stalled its Voisey’s Bay nickel-copper-cobalt project in Labrador, other companies are stepping…


Ducks in iron suits

When I was a green geological sprout I got fouled up by some dastardly person who had salted a gold property.I will always remember the feeling of great disappointment — followed by rage — when I le…


The d(2) aftermath

It has been 20 years since the passage of Jimmy Carter’s Alaska National Interest Lands Conservation Act (ANILCA), which placed more than 104 million acres into various protected designations against …