Volume 98 Number 17 Jun 11 -17, 2012

At Southern Silver Exploration's Cerro Las Minitas silver project in Durango, Mexico (from left): senior exploration manager Adrian Robles; general manager of exploration Robert MacDonald; vice-president of exploration Roger Scammell; director Jean-Pierre Colin; and Scotia Capital associate director and geologist Bob Jankovic. Photo by Ian Bickis

Southern Silver eyes next Blind zone

After waiting more than 30 years, Southern Silver Exploration’s (SSV-V) man in Durango is finally getting a crack at the Cerro Las Minitas silver property.Adrian Robles, Southern Silver’s senior exploration manager in Mexico, first…


Extorre to stagger Cerro Moro’s buildup

Extorre Gold Mines (XG-T, XG-X) is looking to build its Cerro Moro gold-silver project in Argentina’s Santa Cruz province in two stages and halve its start-up costs, but it could see less metal production during the…


Thompson Creek Metals' Mount Milligan copper-gold project northeast of Smithers, British Columbia. Photo by Ernest Von Rosen

Thompson Creek CEO gives lowdown on Mt. Milligan

Denver-based molybdenum miner Thompson Creek Metals (TCM-T, TC-N) is bulling through a major expansion despite falling moly prices, temperamental equity markets and rising costs in a bid to diversify its commodity basket and provide long-term…


Photo by Gail Ross

A lifetime achievement

The Northern Miner’s senior sales representative Brian Warriner was honoured with a Life Member appointment from the Canadian Diamond Drilling Association at its annual general meeting in Quebec City in May. It was presented to Warriner…




Drillers at a drill pad at the Ashram zone at Commerce Resources' Eldor REE project in northern Quebec in 2012. Credit: Commerce Resources.

Commerce Resources’ Ashram REE project boasts $2.3B NPV

Commerce Resources (CCE-V) has outlined the financial case for its remote Ashram rare earth element (REE) project in a preliminary economic assessment (PEA).The company plans to extract 4,000 tonnes per day from an open pit at its northern…



Corvus hits more high grade at new Bullfrog target

The latest drill hole from the Yellow Jacket target at Corvus Gold’s (KOR-T) North Bullfrog gold-silver project in southern Nevada has returned more evidence of a high-grade feeder zone.The standout interval in hole 12-138 was 5 metres…


Exchange rates

EXCHANGE RATES CANADIAN/U.S. EXCHANGE (Bank of Canada noon rate) Date June 4 June 1 May 31 May 30 May 29   US$ in C 1.0418…


Editorial: When the fec hits the mining fans

To every enviro protest, there is a Four Seasons. Anti-mining street activism took a noxious turn in downtown Vancouver on May 24, as a luncheon — held at the Four Seasons hotel by the Canadian Institute of Mining, Metallurgy and…


Letter to the editor: Bismuth’s not so bad

An article in The Northern Miner (“Tin and silver: The new electric metals,” April 30–May 6/12) discussed the European Union’s ban on the use of lead in products sold in Europe and the resulting use of tin, silver and…


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