Volume 97 Number 32 Sep 26 - Oct 2, 2011

Drillers working at CuOro Resources' Santa Elena copper-gold project in Colombia. Photo by CuOro Resources

CuOro gets good results from Santa Elena

CuOro Resources (CUA-V) has released positive initial drill results from its Santa Elena copper-gold near-surface volcanogenic massive sulphide project in Colombia.

Gold miners keep the faith at Denver Gold Forum

Ten years ago, when gold’s bull run was just beginning, the sessions at the Denver Gold Forum were “a lot like going to church,” Franco-Nevada (FNV-T) president and CEO David Harquail said at a presentation at this year’s show.

Takeover bid for Hathor becomes heated

Cameco’s (CCO-T, CCJ-N) hostile takeover bid for Hathor Exploration (HAT-T) turned uglier when the uranium producer slammed the credibility of the junior’s preliminary economic assessment (PEA) for its Roughrider deposit in northern…

The head frame and hoist room at Iamgold's Niobec niobium mine in Quebec, 200 km north of Quebec City. Photo by Iamgold

Niobec stake could be cash cow for Iamgold

Iamgold (IMG-T, IAG-N) made it clear back in June that it was looking to monetize 10% to 20% of its Niobec niobium mine in the near term, but the recent sale of a 15% stake in a Brazilian niobium producer to a Chinese consortium has set tongues…

Editorial: Buffett vs. the golden bulls

Renowned columnist George Will was there and heavyweight investors such as John Hathaway and Thomas Kaplan were there, but a certain sage from Omaha was missing from the inaugural Precious Metals Summit in Vail, Colo. 

Rescued Chilean miners Omar Reygadas (left) and Franklin Lobos at a press conference in Toronto. Photo by Salma Tarikh

From hard hats to fundraising

Two of the 33 Chilean miners have put on their fundraising hats to promote the upcoming National Folkloric Ballet of Chile (BAFONA) tour across Canada. 

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