2011

African Metals held up by violence and rain

National elections in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) have held up African Metals (AFR-V) in the development of its Luisha South copper and cobalt project.


Silvercorp to update resources and reserves

Even after a KPMG forensic report in October cleared Silvercorp Metals (SVM-T, SVM-N) of anonymous allegations of accounting fraud, China’s largest primary silver producer has announced that it has retained two independent consulting firms (AMC…


CaNickel cuts back operations

CaNickel Mining (CML-T) is scaling back operations at its Bucko Lake mine near Wabowden in Manitoba due to “unfavourable” nickel prices, the company has announced.


New royalties scare Gabriel investors

Investors in Gabriel Resources (GBU-T) were hit by post-Christmas sticker shock after the government of Romania announced that it would be doubling royalties on gold production in the country.


Canada Zinc Metals drills Cardiac Creek

Since this year’s drill program began in May at  Canada Zinc Metals’ (CZX-V) Cardiac Creek SEDEX zinc-lead-silver deposit on its Akie property, 260 km northwest of the town of Mackenzie in northeastern British Columbia,  the company…


Playfair’s tungsten resource grows at Grey River

Playfair Mining (PLY-V) has increased its inferred resource at Grey River in Newfoundland by 16% to 1.2 million tonnes grading 0.73% tungsten trioxide for 18.8 million pounds of tungsten trioxide or 853,000 metric tonne units (MTUs), the…




China sets first tranche of 2012 REE export quotas

China has determined that its first tranche of export quotas for rare earth elements in 2012 will be 10,546 tonnes, down 27% from its first tranche of export quotas in 2011, but the China Daily reported that officials at the Ministry of…




Accusations fly in Mosquito Consolidated boardroom scuffle

Weeks of mounting tension between opposing factions of the board of Mosquito Consolidated Gold Mines (MSQ-V) came to the fore at the company’s annual general meeting on Dec. 16, as shareholders finally had their say in the matter.