Volume 98 Number 37 Oct 29 - Nov 4, 2012

A drill rig at Ivanplats' Platreef platinum group elements project in South Africa's Bushveld igneous complex. By Ivanplats.

Inside Friedland’s massive Ivanplats prospectus

Mining magnate Robert Friedland looks poised to take the market by storm yet again, with an aggressive portfolio of advanced-stage base and precious metal properties in Africa underpinning an initial public offering (IPO) for Ivanplats (IVP-T),…



Batista chases gold in Colombia’s California

Brazilian metals and energy tycoon Eike Batista has had his sights set on Colombia’s red-hot California gold district for well over a year. In February 2011, Batista’s EBX Group — through Canadian subsidiaries AUX — paid…


Highland Park boosts Keegan’s credibility

A group of the original founders and former executives of LionOre Mining are throwing their weight behind Keegan Resources (KGN-T, KGN-X), with a strategic alliance and private placement that further de-risks the junior’s Esaase gold…



By John Kilburn.

Editorial: Think globally, exploit locally

Canadians are widely known as some of the best miners in the world, and the Chinese as some of the worst. Just how bad? Since the turn of the millennium, more than 50,000 miners have been killed in China’s coal mines — easily the…




The mill building under construction at Canada Lithium's Quebec lithium project. By Canada Lithium.

Canada Lithium to kick off production in 2013

Canada Lithium (CLQ-T) has raised its game with an updated feasibility study for its Quebec Lithium mine, showing the project is on track to start producing in 2013 and rake in better returns, triggering analysts to lift their price…


Drillers at American Vanadium's Gibellini vanadium project in Nevada. By American Vanadium.

American Vanadium’s evolution fuelled by technology gains

Just under two years ago, Vancouver-based American Vanadium (AVC-V) envisioned itself as a specialty-metals miner. The company had planned to put its 100%-owned Gibellini vanadium deposit situated 400 km east of Reno in central Nevada into…


Consul-Teck Exploration president Jean-Raymond Lavalle exploring at Critical Elements' Rose tantalum-lithium project in Quebec. By Critical Elements.

Critical Elements banks on Rose’s tantalum and lithium

“You know, when you find a mine in your life, you are lucky,” says Jean-Sébastien Lavallée, president and CEO of Critical Elements (CRE-V), which is advancing a bankable feasibility study on the Rose tantalum-lithium…


Equipment at Argex Titanium's titanium pilot plant in Mississauga, Ont., where the company is testing its proprietary solvent-extraction system. By Argex Titanium.

Argex aims to produce titanium near Baie-Comeau

Montreal-based Argex Titanium (RGX-V) is ­having a great year. The company’s shares have surged 142% over the past 10 months as the company has moved its proprietary solvent-extraction system towards commercial viability.


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