Volume 97 Number 39 Nov 14 - 20, 2011


Workers cut core at Seabridge Gold's Courageous Lake gold project in the Northwest Territories. Photo by Seabridge Gold

Seabridge Gold advances Courageous Lake in NWT

Infill drilling this year at Seabridge Gold’s (SEA-T) Courageous Lake property in Canada’s Northwest Territories is helping upgrade inferred resources to higher categories and increasing the size and grade of the deposit, the company says,…



Workers unloading explosives at Canadian Zinc's Prairie Creek zinc project in the Northwest Territories. Photo by Canadian Zinc

Perseverance is the watchword at Canadian Zinc

Since Canadian Zinc (CZN-T) bought 100% of the Prairie Creek property in the 1990s, the company has invested more than $45 million and quadrupled the mineral resource. It has also advanced the zinc-silver-lead mine in the Northwest Territories…


Pretium’s Quartermain a gold bug all along

Many people often think of me as a silver-focused individual,” Pretium Resources (PVG-T) president and CEO Robert Quartermain told a crowd of around 150 in his opening remarks at a recent Association for Mineral Exploration British Columbia…




Xstrata funds Raglan expansion

Raglan at Quebec’s northern limit in Nunavik is one of the world’s highest grading nickel mines. In August, Xstrata Nickel, one of Xstrata’s (XTA-L) global business units, approved a US$530-million extension project at that will develop the…


Facilities at Atacama Minerals' Aguas Blancas iodine-sulphate-nitrate mine in northern Chile. Photo by Atacama Minerals

The Red Back team returns at Atacama

 The former Red Back Mining team led by Richard Clark has returned to advance Atacama Minerals (AAM-V), using the same strategies they used to build Red Back from a junior with a $50-million market cap into a West African gold producer…



Western Potash passes another milestone

Western Potash (WPX-T) has put a spotlight on its Milestone potash project in Saskatchewan with a positive prefeasibility study (PFS) estimating annual production at 2.8 million tonnes for at least 40 years. This has some analysts speculating…



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