Volume 98 Number 29 Sep 3 - 9, 2012

Rockwood wants Talison

Rockwood Holdings (ROC-N) is bidding $6.50 per share — a 53% premium — for Talison Lithium (TLH-T) in a deal valuing the company at $724 million on a fully diluted basis.The pure-play lithium producer’s board of directors has…


Letters to the editor: Barkerville article ‘disturbing’

We have been very long-time subscribers of your newspaper as a source of factually correct information in the mining industry. We want to draw your attention to some serious errors found in your article, “Barkerville in the doghouse with…


Agnico joining Miranda in Colombia

Prospect-generating company Miranda Gold (MAD-V) has enticed mid-tier gold miner Agnico-Eagle Mines  (AEM-T, AEM-N) to help out in its efforts to explore for gold in Colombia.The junior says the new alliance, outlined in a letter…



Toronto Stock Exchange

The S&P/TSX Composite Index slipped 7.66 points during the trading week to close at 12,082.23.


TSX Venture Exchange

The S&P/TSX Venture Composite Index climbed for a second week, up 18.46 points in the period to end at 1,251.88 points after four days of gains. Volume was fairly consistent and reached an average of 68 million shares traded daily.


US markets

The Dow Jones Industrial Average and the S&P 500 Index ended a five-week winning streak despite glimmers of hope that the U.S. Federal Reserve may provide more stimulus, and news that the European Central Bank could set targets in a new…



Short position reports

TSX Short Positions                                   Short positions outstanding at Aug…


Anglo American's Los Bronces copper mine in Chile, whose ownership is being split four ways under a newly struck settlement with Codelco. Photo by Anglo American

Anglo American, Codelco settle copper clash in Chile

Following 10 months of mediation and a looming courtroom showdown, Anglo American (AAL-L) and Chile’s state-owned copper miner Codelco have reportedly reached an agreement over the ownership rights of Anglo’s South American…


Rocky times for Great Basin Gold

Technical and infrastructure issues at Great Basin Gold’s (GBG-T, GBG-X) two principal gold projects hammered its revenues and put it deeply into the red in the second quarter, and the company now says it faces a “near-term…


Examining cathode at BHP Billiton's Olympic Dam copper-uranium-gold mine and mill in South Australia. Photo by BHP Billiton

BHP delays Olympic Dam expansion

BHP Billiton’s (BHP-N, BLT-L) decision to delay a US$30-billion dollar expansion of its Olympic Dam copper-uranium-gold mine in South Australia due to escalating capital costs will put a forecasted uranium supply deficit under even…


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