Volume 98 Number 3 Mar 5 - 11, 2012

Energizer Resources' senior VP of operations Craig Scherba walks on a giant graphite ridge on the Seta graphite zone at the Green Giant vanadium-graphite project in Madagascar. Photo by Energizer Resources

Graphite: Hot commodity or hyped commodity?

Lithium and rare earth metals became the “it” commodities in the mining industry over the last few years, and now there is a growing consensus among industry watchers that graphite is set to take the stage in their wake.  

Drilling at Midas Gold's Golden Meadows gold project in Idaho. Photo by Midas Gold

‘Rediscoveries’ among featured projects at Roundup 2012

Modern technologies combined with robust metal prices helped generate many of the domestic and international exploration successes featured at Mineral Exploration Roundup hosted by the Association for Mineral Exploration British Columbia (AME…

The lithium processing plant under construction at Canada Lithium's Quebec Lithium project near Val-d'Or, Quebec. Photo by Canada Lithium

Canada Lithium secures $92M vote of confidence

While investor confidence hasn’t necessarily returned to Canada Lithium (CLQ-T), the company has been given stamps of approval by Scotiabank and Caterpillar Financial Services in separate financing deals.

Red Eagle Mining's chief project geologist Tim Neall at the colonial sluice mine at the Santa Rosa gold project, near Medellin in Colombia. Photo by Ian Bickis

Red Eagle spreads its wings

In recent years as drugs and violence fade from the headlines, Colombia has seen a deluge of juniors pouring in and looking to take part in the gold-rich country’s seemingly endless untapped potential.

A dill rig at Seafield Resources' Miraflores gold project in Central Colombia. Photo by Seafield Resources

Colombia surging ahead

The past year has been a pivotal one for the Colombian gold sector, as explorers demonstrated much more of the geological promise the country holds.

Drillers probe Kilo Goldmines' Adumbi gold deposit in the Democratic Republic of the Congo's Orientale Province. Photo by Kilo Goldmines

Kilo juggles projects in the DRC, Afghanistan

In late January Kilo Goldmines (KGL-V) announced that its iron ore joint-venture project with Rio Tinto (RIO-N) in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) has the potential to host direct shipping ore. In the same announcement the junior…

Senior geologist Al Workman and trainee geologist Waluyo Hadi on an epithermal gold project in Central Java, Indonesia in 1997. Photo by Watts, Griffis and McOuat

WGM: Around the world in 50 years

To survive half a century as an independent firm, Watts, Griffis and McOuat (WGM) has had to be the James Bond of the consulting world, willing to embrace extremes and extricate itself from some dicey situations: bush planes sinking under the…

Drillers at Seafield Resources' Quinchia gold project in Colombia's Risaralda Department. Photo by Seafield Resources

Sea change at Seafield

Sometimes a little change can do a company a lot of good. In the case of Seafield Resources (SFF-V) change comes in the form of a new management team, and the good it hopes to do is revive investor interest in what was briefly one of the…

Darryl Sittler scored 1,121 points in 1,096 career NHL games over 16 seasons in the NHL.

From jocks to rocks

Paul Reinhart was drafted twelfth overall by the Atlanta Flames in the 1979 NHL entry draft and went on to play 648 games in his professional hockey career, notching 133 goals and adding 426 assists for 559 points, making him one of the…

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