2004

Canadian Stock Exchange Indices (December 27, 2004)


There’s something about Mary

In 1933, at Upper Canada College in Toronto, I was the drum major of the school’s Cadet Corps Band, not on account of any musical ability, but because I could wield the baton.


Quadra’s copper con heads to Asia

Vancouver — Quadra Mining (QUA-T) has shipped the first load of copper concentrate from its recently restarted Robinson mine in Ely, Nev. However, the good news was overshadowed an accident that killed two contract miners at th…


Correction (December 27, 2004)

The advertising department of The Northern Miner apologizes to the British Columbia and Yukon Chamber of Mines and all this paper’s readers for using the wrong artwork for Mineral Exploration Roundup 2005 on the cover of the Dec. 17-23 issue.


Thistle wilts under heat

Thistle Mining (THT-T) has announced a restructuring plan that entails the cancellation of existing shares.



Victims’ families get $10.7m in Giant settlement

For the eight wives and 20 children left behind after a bomb killed nine miners during a combative labour dispute at the Giant gold mine in Yellowknife, N.W.T., in September 1992, it’s finally over.


The first train-load of metallurgical coal from Western Canadian Coal's Dillon mine. On top, from left: Rail operators Bruce Zimmers and Dale Groves with fellow operators Ren Rochon (bottom left), Robert Vandale, Dillon Mine Superintendent Michael LaCarte, and operator Jerry Tobin.

Western Canadian Coal revs up Dillon

Tumbler Ridge, B.C. — Western Canadian Coal (WTN-V) has started up the Dillon mine, part of the Burnt River project, near Tumbler Ridge in northeastern British Columbia.




Queenstake strikes gold in Starvation Canyon

Queenstake Resources (QRL-T) has cut high gold grades combined with impressive widths at its Starvation Canyon project, 12 miles southwest of its Jerritt Canyon mill in Nevada.


Bema makes surprise offer for Arizona Star

Vancouver — On the heels of Albert Friedberg’s apparent victory at wresting control of Arizona Star (AZS-T) from affiliate Bema Gold (BGO-T) comes the latest twist in the raging battle for control of the juni…


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