Volume 97 Number 41 Nov 28 - Dec 4, 2011

Mark Smith, Molycorp's president and CEO. For more than 24 years, Smith has been involved in the operation and development of the Mountain Pass rare earth element mine in southeastern California, seen in the background. Photo by Trish Saywell

Molycorp’s Mountain Pass: A made-in-America solution

In late October Molycorp (MCP-N) bused journalists from Fortune, Wired, Mother Jones and The Northern Miner, among others, down Interstate Highway 15 from Las Vegas to meet president and chief executive Mark Smith and tour the company’s…


Lake Shore boasts 6.4M oz. resource

Timmins-focused junior Lake Shore Gold (LSG-T, LSG-X) had been aiming for a 6-million to 8-million-oz. gold resource by early next year. But the company has already achieved this goal by tabling initial resources for its Thunder Creek and…






Editorial: Closing time at Rick’s golden cafe

A big chapter in the corporate life of NovaGold Resources came to a close, with long-time president and CEO Rick Van Nieuwenhuyse bowing out of the company. The charismatic executive will stick around as a NovaGold director and as president of…







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