Volume 99 Number 2 Feb 25 - Mar 3, 2013

An adit at Sona Resources' Elizabeth gold project in British Columbia. Source: Sona Resources

Sona gets Chinese help for Blackdome-Elizabeth in BC

Executive chairman Nick Ferris of Sona Resources (SYS-V) had been trying to source financing for some time to advance the junior’s Blackdome-Elizabeth gold project in the Clinton and Lillooet mining districts of B.C., 220 km north of…

A driller loads a rod at Orko Silver's La Preciosa silver-gold project in Durango state, Mexico. Photo by Ben Whiting.

Coeur outbids First Majestic for Orko

Coeur d’Alene Mines (CDM-T, CDE-N) has trumped First Majestic Silver (FR-T, AG-N) in a contest to acquire Orko Silver (OK-V) for its coveted La Preciosa project, ranked as one of the world’s largest undeveloped silver deposits.

Editorial: Writedowns and the damage done

Another week, and we present yet another issue filled with talk of writedowns, dividend cuts and CEO exits among the majors. It’s been the theme of much of the producers’ side of the industry these past few months.

Market news: Toronto Stock Exchange

The S&P/TSX Composite Index was off 103 points to 12,686.63 for the period, as market activity unfolded in anticipation of a G20 meeting addressing the emerging theme of “currency wars” — where one country after another…

Market news: TSX Venture Exchange

The S&P/TSX Venture Composite Index lost 1.7%, or 20.16 points, en route to a 1,185.65-point close. Canadian stocks were weighed down by falling commodity prices, and further economic uncertainty in Europe.

Market news: U.S. Markets

The S&P 500 Index rose for the seventh straight week with a small gain of 0.12% to 1,519.79. The last time the index enjoyed a seven-week run was between December 2010 and January 2011. The other indexes didn’t fare as well, however,…

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