Volume 96 Number 29 - Sep 6 - Sep 12, 2010

Riverstone president and CEO Mike McInnis (third from right) and colleagues at the Karma project in Burkina Faso.

A glance at Riverstone’s Karma project

OUAGADOUGOU, Burkina Faso — You don’t want to lean over too far when peering down one of the dark narrow man-dug mine shafts at Riverstone Resources’ (RVS-V) Karma gold project. If you were to fall, …


While the market was digesting mixed signals from the broader economy the TSX composite index managed to scratch out a 161 point gain to finish the Aug. 23-27 period at 11,879.72.


Two days in the red were curbed by three days in the black for the S&P/TSX Venture composite index over the Aug 23-27 trading week, leaving the board up 9.23 points at 1,488.85. The overall gain k…

U.S. MARKETS -August 23-27

The U.S. Commerce Department revised its second-quarter gross domestic product growth figure from 2.4% to 1.6% just hours before U.S. Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke said that the economic recov…

The lush hilltop at Mindoro Resources' Agata nickel laterite project in the Phillipines' southern Mindanao region.

Mindoro transitioning to producer at Agata

SITE VISIT SURIGAO, MINDANAO, PHILIPPINES — A steep climb up a slippery hillside, sweating in the tropical heat and humidity, awaits those who want to properly appreciate Mindoro Resources’ (MIO-V) Agata nickel laterite project in the…

Facilities at the Frontier project site.

First Quantum closes Frontier

VANCOUVER — The saga of First Quantum Minerals’ (FM-T, FQM-L) wranglings in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) has taken another turn with the company suspending operations at its Frontier co…

A sign outside Great Basin Gold's Burnstone project in South Africa.

Great Basin rises as Burnstone advances

VANCOUVER — Great Basin Gold (GBG-T) has added some 3.5 million oz. to the gold count at its Burnstone project in South Africa, where a year of construction has brought the new mine within sight of c…

Are stock options still ideal for mining execs?

In the smoking ruins of the global financial crisis, renewed attention has been focused on executive incentives and whether efforts to earn higher compensation promoted executive behaviour that create…

Technical Analysis Report: Examining macro trends

With fears of a double-dip recession growing, and volatility being the rule of the day, The Northern Miner thought it would be a good time to take a macro view of where markets may be trending.

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