2005

Falco ponies up for Koniambo

With a yearend deadline looming ever larger, Falconbridge (FAL.LV-T, FAL-N) has agreed to solely finance developmen…



Canada’s carbon exchanges find little to trade

Despite the continuing uncertainties surrounding the implementation of the Kyoto Protocol, the Montreal Exchange is the latest Canadian stock exchange to announce its intention to travel down the path…


Lookout Mountain and previous workings on Staccato Gold Resources' South Eureka property in Nevada.

Staccato cuts South Eureka high-grade

Vancouver — Drilling by Staccato Gold Resources (CAT-V, STCGF-O) on the Lookout area of its South Eureka property, located on the southern end of Nevada’s Battle Mountain-Cortez tr…


Mongolia compromises on mining law changes

The government of Mongolia will not seek state participation in mineral deposits discovered by foreign companies without state help or funding, but is supporting proposed changes to the Minerals Law t…


Into the deep

A group of nurses from Red Lake, Ont., including myself, once participated in an underground tour of the gold mines there. We signed in at the gatehouse, donned coveralls, boots (big, honking, HEAVY b…




The base camp at the Corani silver-zinc project in Peru. Bear Creek Mining's geological team lays out drill core for evaluation.

Bear Creek discovery continues to grow

Chacaconiza, Peru — There is no disputing the fact that Bear Creek Mining‘s (BCM-V, BCEKF-O) Corani project represents a major new bulk-tonnage find of silver-lead mineralization,…



Andr Gaumond, president and CEO of Virginia Gold Mines, shows a gold analyst around the lonore gold property in Quebec's James Bay region during the summer of 2005.

Andr Gaumond, our Mining Person of the Year

Intense. Passionate. Tenacious. Shrewd. Visionary. These are the words that come to mind when describing The Northern Miner’s Mining Person of the Year: Andr Gaumond, president and CEO of junior expl…


Lending Rates (December 26, 2005)

as of 4 pm ET, Dec. 19, 2005 (%)
Bank of Canada 3.50
Target overnight rate 3.25
Canadian Prime 5.00

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