Volume 96 Number 36 - Oct 25 - 31, 2010

A geologist stands above Gold-Ore's Bjorkdal open-pit gold mine near Skelleftea in northern Sweden.

Gold-Ore taking control of Bjorkdal

SITE VISIT SKELLEFTEA, SWEDEN — Robert Wasylyshyn is on a safari. As president and COO of Gold-Ore (GOZ-T), he is on the hunt for major…



Alto jumps on drill results at Coldstream

Drill results released on Oct. 5 from the Coldstream gold project in Ontario buoyed Vancouver-based junior Alto Ventures (ATV-V). Shares of the penny stock ended the day 20% higher at 6¢ on 2.4 m…


Marmato drilling shows promise for Medoro

With the objective of expanding and upgrading the multi-million-ounce gold resource at the Marmato project in Colombia, Medoro Resources (MRS-T) continues to deliver some noteworthy intersections in a…


The 2010 Ernst & Young business risk report: "Business risks facing mining and metals".

Capital allocation is No. 1 risk: Ernst & Young

Cost management, consolidation and access to capital dominated Ernst & Young’s annual risk list for mining companies last year but this year it is capital allocation that is creating the most comp…


TORONTO STOCK EXCHANGE -October 11-15

The TSX composite index continued to show strength on the back of strong commodity prices as the index rose 28 points for the holiday-shortened Oct. 12-15 period to finish at 12,609.07 points.


TSX VENTURE EXCHANGE -October 11-15

For the S&P-TSX Venture composite index, the four-day week following Thanksgiving was marked by record trading volumes that continued the board on its 12-week-long ascent. Over Oct. 12-15 the boar…


U.S. MARKETS (October 25, 2010)

U.S. equity markets were largely unruffled during the Oct. 11-15 trading week with the Dow Jones industrial average advancing 56.3 points or 0.5% to finish at 11,062.78 and the S&P 500 index edgin…


A view of the adit leading into Alexco's newly operational Bellekeno mine, 330 km north of Whitehorse, Yukon.

Keno Hill’s deposits set to shine again

SITE VISIT KENO, YUKON — The term “world class” gets used and abused in the exploration industry, but without doubt the Keno Hill silver district in the Yukon is world class. And that is a statement based on fact. In 1995 the United States…


An aerial view of Fire River Gold's Nixon Fork gold project in the Tintina gold belt in central Alaska.

Fire River breathes new life into Nixon Fork

SITE VISIT NIXON FORK, ALASKA — There is nothing easy about developing a narrow-veined gold mine in tricky geology, let alone one at a fly-in-only camp in remote Alaska.But bonanza grades, a remarkable amount of existing infrastructure,…


Keegan rising on Esaase results

VANCOUVER — With the price of gold continuing to climb and a 50,000-metre program steadily expanding the gold deposit at its Esaase project in Ghana, Keegan Resources (KGN-T, KGN-X) has seen its shar…



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