Volume 96 Number 3 - Mar 8 - 14, 2010



Anglo American's Los Bronces copper mine, in Chile, briefly halted production after the earthquake, due to cuts in energy supply.

Chilean Mines Mostly Unscathed

A massive earthquake that struck central Chile, 115 km northeast of Concepcion and about 325 km southwest of Santiago, on Feb. 27 has claimed the lives of at least 700 people and destroyed more than h…


Toronto Stock Exchange -Feb. 23-March 1

Positive economic indicators out of both the U.S. and Canada helped to keep the TSX composite index at respectable levels for the Feb. 23 -March 1 period. Canada reported that gross domestic product g…


TSX Venture Exchange -Feb. 23-March 1

After a shaky start the S&P/TSX Venture composite index ended the Feb. 23 -March 1 period on the up-and-up, leaving the board 9.14 points higher at 1,537.61. It seems Canadians were too distracted…


U.S. Markets -Feb. 23-March 1

Data showing that the economy grew better than expected in the fourth quarter, combined with a weaker greenback, which boosts the shares of exporters and makes dollar-priced metals less expensive for …



Finland’s Many Virtues Lure Canadian Miners

In late December 2001, Inmet Mining (IMN-T) announced that it would acquire 100% of the Pyhäsalmi underground copper and zinc mine in central Finland for about 60 million euros (US$83 million).The transaction was completed in early 2002…


Antares’ Haquira Grows To 11B Lbs. Copper

VANCOUVER — A new resource estimate for Antares Minerals’ (ANM-V) Haquira copper-molybdenum- gold project in southern Peru has lifted the project’s contained copper count above 11 billion lbs., and p…



Defining Mining In Eritrea

SITE VISIT ASMARA, ERITREA — Despite brimming with geologic promise because of its location within the prolific Arabian-Nubian Shield, Eritrea has remained underexplored for years.Continued violence and turmoil in the young nation left the…


Magma Adds The Ounces At Thunder Bay North

The Thunder Bay North nickel-copper- platinum group metals (PGM) project in northwestern Ontario is a greenfields success story, and one of a series of higher-grade, base metal-PGM discoveries in the mid-continental rift region that wraps…


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