Volume 96 Number 27 - Aug 23 - 29, 2010

BHP takes offer to Potash Corp. shareholders

BHP Billiton’s (BHP-N) unsolicited buyout offer for Potash Corp. of Saskatchewan (POT-T, POT-N) for US$130 per share in cash or about US$39 billion “so grossly undervalues the company” that it “was no…


Workers inspect the mill facilitiy at Osisko Mining's Canadian Malartic gold project in Malartic, Quebec.

Osisko keeps up the pace

SITE VISIT Malartic, Que. — Heading west out of Val d’Or, Que., on the way to Osisko Mining’s (OSK-T) Canadian Malartic gold project, a headframe…


Lithium guru Keith Evans says there are enough reserves to meet potential demand from the rise of electric vehicles.

Lithium expert Keith Evans’ take on lithium

Geologist and renowned lithium expert Keith Evans started his lithium adventure in the early 1970s when he took a job with Selection Trust, which was the dominant producer of lithium ore for the glass…


TORONTO STOCK EXCHANGE -AUGUST 9-13

A major decline in mining stocks helped push the TSX composite index down 2.3% over the Aug. 9-13 trading period, as indexes worldwide fell on news of a shaky recovery in the United States. The TSX dr…


TSX VENTURE EXCHANGE -AUGUST 9-13

The S&P/TSX Venture composite index fell slightly over the Aug. 9-13 trading week, ending down 8.44 points to close at 1,457.05, after two days of losses outweighed three days of gains. The daily …


Will Osisko ever be taken over?

While it’s been going on for years, the speculation surrounding potential takeover target Osisko Mining has ratcheted up in recent weeks, as Kinross Gold has been paying top dollar for gold juniors la…


U.S. MARKETS -AUGUST 9-13

Nearly two-thirds of Americans think the U.S. economy is going to get worse before it gets better, up from 53% in January, according to an NBC News/Wall Street Journal poll released Aug. 11. Some of t…


Nemaska Exploration's Whabouchi project in Quebec shows potentional, with above average grades of lithium.

The key players in Quebec’s lithium scene

SITE VISIT Nemiscau, Que. — Quebec has earned a reputation for being one of the world’s best mining jurisdictions. So it seems only fitting that lithium — widely touted as the metal of the future — would be found in great abundance in the…


An Ireland mining primer

While Ireland has a long tradition of mining dating back to the Bronze Age, today the Emerald Isle is internationally renowned as a major zinc-lead mining province.


Drilling in the Banana zone of the Hana Mining's Ghanzi project in Botswana has shown higher grades of copper and silver mineralization.

Hana boasts hits at Banana zone

Highlights from recent drill results from Hana Mining’s (HMG-V, 4LHT-F) Banana zone at its Ghanzi copper-silver project in northwestern Botswana, include an intersect of 3.4% copper and 48 grams silve…



HudBay supports NMMA

HudBay Minerals (HBM-T, HBMFF-O) has announced it is donating $200,000 and about half an acre of land to the Northern Manitoba Mining Academy (NMMA) for training purposes.


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