Volume 100 Number 19 Jun 23 - 29, 2014

‘Peak diamonds’ on the horizon?

The fracking boom in North America may have made “peak oil” somewhat of a dated phrase, but could “peak diamonds” take its place as the catchphrase for resource investors?


At the West Raglan nickel sulphide exploration project in northern Quebec's Cape Smith belt, from left: True North Nickel's Phil Smerchanski, vice-president of exploration; Donald McInnes, co-chair and CEO; Sean Tetzlaff, chief financial officer; and Alex Holmes, vice-president of business development. Credit: True North Nickel

Royal Nickel strikes again with True North

Less than two months after Royal Nickel (TSX: RNX; US-OTC: RNKLF) acquired a strategic 25% stake in Sudbury Platinum, which is advancing the Aer-Kidd nickel–cobalt–platinum group metals project in the Sudbury basin, the junior has…


A drilling crew at Papillon Resources' Fekola gold project in Mali. Credit: Papillon Resources

B2Gold to acquire Papillon Resources

Over the last six years, B2Gold (TSX: BTO; NYSE-MKT: BTG) has looked at scores of properties that it considered adding to its portfolio of assets, which includes two mines in Nicaragua, one mine in the Philippines, another under construction in…




The view from Kinsley Mountain showing Long Canyon 90 km away. Credit: Pilot Gold

Pilot hits oxide gold at Kinsley, pursues Cadillac

VANCOUVER — With just a few holes Pilot Gold (TSX: PLG; US-OTC: PLGTF) has defined another gold zone at its Kinsley Mountain gold project in Nevada, just a kilometre away from the high-grade Western Flank zone it discovered less than a…


Champion Iron's team discuss plans at the Fire Lake North project in northeastern Qubec.  Credit: Champion Iron

Quebec government relaunches Plan Nord

VANCOUVER — The newly elected Liberal government in Quebec is returning to the resource roots of the last Liberal government with a budget that restores Plan Nord, the strategy to encourage mineral and energy development in the…



Pilot Gold geologist April Barrios examines a zone of phyllic alteration and quartz veining cross-cutting potassic-altered granodiorite in the central part of the Valley porphyry soil anomaly, at the TV Tower project in Turkey. Credit: Pilot Gold

Another Turkish porphyry for Pilot and Teck

VANCOUVER — With its first hole into a new target, Pilot Gold (TSX: PLG; US-OTC: PLGTF) has found a copper–gold porphyry at its TV Tower project in Turkey, reinforcing the district-scale potential of the large land package.



TSX soars, June 9-13

The Toronto Stock Exchange climbed near the record high it reached six years ago, with the S&P/TSX Composite Index adding 163 points to end at 15,001.61, slightly below the record close of 15,073 set in June 2008 before the recession.



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