Volume 97 Number 11 May 2 - 8, 2011

An aerial view of Lago Dourado Minerals' flagship Juruena gold project in Brazil. Photo by Lago Dourado Minerals

Lago Dourado lured by Brazilian gold

Forbes Gemmell, 34, is likely one of the younger chief executives of a publicly listed mining company. Six months ago he abandoned his career as…


Barrick bids for Equinox (May 02, 2011)

The board of Equinox Minerals (EQN-T, EQN-A) is withdrawing its bid for Lundin Mining (LUN-T) and endorsing instead an all-cash takeover bid of $8.15 per share from Barrick Gold (ABX-T, ABX-N), which values the company at about $7.3 billon. The…


Wildcat Silver's Hermosa silver project in Arizona, 13 km north of the U.S.-Mexico border. Photo by Wildcat Silver

Wildcat finds more silver in Arizona (May 02, 2011)

Highlights from step-out and infill drilling at Wildcat Silver’s (WS-V) Hermosa silver project in Arizona include 26 metres of 346.52 grams silver per tonne, 12.24% manganese, 3.16% zinc, 4.22% lead and 0.30% copper in hole 117. 





An entrance to the underground workings at Lion One Metals' Tuvatu gold project in Fiji. Photo by Lion One Metals

Fiji-bound: Lion One hunts for elephants

After 14 unsuccessful years trying to build Cuba’s grandest chain of tourist resorts, North Vancouver stock promoter Walter Berukoff has moved on to a new tropical destination: Fiji. There, he plans to explore and develop a gold project named…




GFMS: Gold to pass US$1600 in 2011

The following was released by GFMS and outlines the highlights of its Gold Survey 2011. The summary draws from a briefing given by GFMS chairman Philip Klapwijk in London. For more information and to buy the full report visit www.gfms.co.uk.



Core stacked at Rockgate Capital's exploration camp at the Falea uranium-silver-copper project in southwestern Mali. Photo by Rockgate Capital

French Green Party opposes Rockgate’s Malian uranium plans

Along with many other uranium explorers and producers these days, Mali-focused explorer Rockgate Capital (RGT-T) remains valued at roughly half the level it traded at before the March 11 earthquake in Japan and the resulting crisis at the…


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