Volume 99 Number 50 Jan 27 - Feb 2, 2014

The field camp at Trilogy Metals's Bornite copper project in northwestern Alaska. Credit: Trilogy Metals.

NovaCopper prepares for a big year

NovaCopper (TSX: NCQ; NYSE-MKT: NCQ) will be coming out with an updated resource estimate for its Bornite carbonate-hosted copper deposit in northwestern Alaska before the end of March, and expects to kick off a prefeasibility study of Arctic,…

Copper Mountain Mining's namesake copper mine, 20 km south of Princeton, British Columbia. Credit: Copper Mountain Mining

Copper Mountain starts 2014 on a high note

Copper Mountain Mining (TSX: CUM) has exited 2013 in high gear, with the December quarter marking the fifth consecutive quarter of production growth at its namesake copper–gold mine near Princeton, B.C.

Fortune poised to start construction at NICO

VANCOUVER — With one last permit to clear, Fortune Minerals (TSE: FT; US-OTC: FTMDF) is reaching the final pre-construction stages at its Nico gold–cobalt–bismuth project, 160 km northwest of Yellowknife. The next…

Toronto Stock Exchange, Jan. 13-17

Higher gold prices — up US$5.50 during the week to US$1,254.10 per oz. — helped lift the S&P/TSX Composite Index 1.02%, or 140.68 points, to 13,888.21. The S&P/TSX Global Gold Index climbed 6.67%, or 11.12 points, to 177.81;…

U.S. markets, Jan. 13-17

The story south of the border was a bit of a mixed bag as investors bought on positive earnings reports and rising industrial production, but sold on a decline in housing starts.

Osisko president and CEO Sean Roosen.

Osisko board slams Goldcorp offer

Osisko Mining’s (TSX: OSK; US-OTC: OSKFF) board has provided a long list of reasons why it believes its shareholders should reject the hostile $2.6-billion takeover bid tabled by Goldcorp (TSX: G; NYSE: GG) on Jan. 14. 

Drillers working at Bullman Minerals' Siguiri gold project in northeast Guinea. Credit:  Bullman Minerals

Bullman hits gold in first holes at Siguiri

VANCOUVER — Five months after acquiring the Siguiri project in its qualifying transaction, Bullman Minerals’ (TSXV: BUL) first holes into the West African project have returned good gold grades.

TSX Venture Exchange, Jan. 13-17

The S&P/TSX Venture Composite Index extended its rally during the trading sessions, with a 9.79-point gain leading to a 976.34-point weekly close, which marks the Venture’s highest close since April 2011. Market enthusiasm was fuelled…

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