2000



Copper industry all shook up

Denver — It has been an eventful year for copper — one in which many changes occurred that will affect the industry for decades to come.Nineteen ninety-nine started where the previous year left off:…


American miners plot steady course

Despite a host of closings and failures, American miners managed to chalk up several exploration discoveries and mine openings in 1999.Battle Mountain Gold (BMG-N) persevered through low gold prices, …


Teck banks on diversification Investment Commentary

Turbulent metal markets made for a difficult year, but better times are predicted for Teck (TEK-T), one of Canada’s largest diversified mining companies.Mining analyst Tanya Jakusconek of National Ban…


Asarco execs cash in after takeover

Denver — Following Grupo Mexico’s takeover of Asarco, outgoing executives of the latter exercised options worth millions.Augustus Kinsolving, officer, exercised 70,300 options at US$14.44-27.88 per s…


Mining stocks slumber through Christmas period

While the world’s stock markets were generally red hot in the last few weeks of 1999, most mining stocks on the Toronto and Montreal exchanges showed little movement over the holiday-shortened period …


Winspear, Inca Pacific among gainers on CDNX

During the holiday-shortened report period ended Dec. 28, the Canadian Venture Exchange added 57.38 points to close up 2.6% at 2,226.09.Winspear Resources was up 9 at $2.24. The company has been gran…


Looking back

The past year was not one of the better ones for the North American industry, one reason being this continent’s love affair with technology ventures, which have sucked up billions of speculative dolla…


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