Volume 99 Number 8 Apr 8 - 14, 2013

At Rapier Gold's Pen gold project, 75 km southwest of Timmins, Ontario, from left: project manager Mary Stalker, president Roger Walsh and consulting geologists Pat Pope, David Gliddon (crouching) and Gary Wong. Source: Rapier Gold

One man’s talc is another man’s treasure

With large companies shedding assets to trim costs and juniors struggling to pay the bills — not to mention raise money — it’s probably safe to say that listing a new exploration company these days is not for the faint of…

Toronto Stock Exchange, March 25 – 29

Toronto stocks edged down during the holiday-shortened trading week, with the S&P/TSX Composite Index slipping 7 points to 12,749.90. Both gold and base metal miners tumbled, with the S&P/TSX Global Gold Index dropping 3 points to…

U.S. Markets, March 25 – 29

Stocks continued their upward trajectory during the holiday-shortened trading week despite lacklustre U.S. economic data, with both the Dow Jones Industrial Average and the S&P 500 Index hitting record highs, as tensions over Cyprus waned…

Century Iron Mines and Augyva Mining Resources' Duncan Lake iron ore project in Quebec's James Bay region. Source: Augyva Mining Resources

Century Iron Mines lays out two mine plans

VANCOUVER — Century Iron Mines (FER-T) has a portfolio full of projects, a fair pile of cash, backing from not one but two Chinese partners and a plan to become a mid-sized iron ore producer within the next few years.

An aerial view of the exploration camp at Foran Mining's McIlvenna Bay zinc-copper-gold-silver project in Saskatchewan. Source: Foran Mining

McIlvenna Bay keeps growing for Foran

Foran Mining (FOM-V) has bulked up resources at the Mc­Ilvenna Bay zinc-copper-gold-silver volcanogenic massive sulphide (VMS) deposit in east-central Saskatchewan, with increases of 15% and 18% in indicated and inferred tonnage.

REE-mineralized rock at Great Western Minerals' Steenkampskraal rare earths project, 350 km north of Cape Town, South Africa. Source: Great Western Minerals

Great Western reveals PEA for South African REE mine

VANCOUVER — It has been a busy start to the year for Saskatoon-based rare earth outfit Great Western Minerals (GWG-V) and its past-producing Steenkampskraal project, 350 km north of Cape Town, South Africa. The company kicked off 2013…

Luna’s gold is Sandstorm’s gain

Luna Gold’s (LGC-T) Aurizona gold mine in northeastern Brazil’s Maranhao state looks more robust each day, and that’s good news for two sets of shareholders.

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