Belo Sun’s Volta Grande on M&A radar

Belo Sun Mining’s (BSX-T) Volta Grande could become a potential acquisition target as the Toronto-based firm continues to expand and de-risk the large gold project in Brazil, analysts say.

Drillers at Brixton Metals' Thorn gold project in British Columbia. Source: Brixton Metals

Brixton finds high-grade silver at Thorn in BC

Vancouver-based explorer Brixton Metals (BBB-V) can barely contain its excitement over the silver-equivalent grades it has been cutting at its Thorn pollymetallic project, 130 km southwest of Atlin in northwestern B.C. The company followed up…

A Colombian soldier shows examples of land mines and trip wires left behind by FARC guerillas at the Angostura gold project in northeast Colombia, shortly after the army had retaken the deposit and surrounding territory in 2003. Materials such as plastic and wood are used to thwart de-mining crews' metal detectors. Photo by John Cumming

Colombian rebels like gold

Income from gold mining has overtaken drug trafficking in some provinces for the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia (FARC), according to a new report from political risk firm Exclusive Analysis.

Market news: TSX Venture Exchange

The second week of December was a sideways one for the S&P/TSX Venture Composite Index, as it alternated between small gains and small losses to end the session up just 0.66 point at 1,183.62. Trading volumes were average, ranging between…

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