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Osisko Mining president CEO Sean Roosen (centre) hoists the company's first gold bar, with members of the executive team at the company's general meeting in May. Photo by Osisko Mining

Osisko’s Malartic tale of guts and glory (June 13, 2011)

When pressed about some of the many challenges he faced developing the Malartic gold deposit in Quebec into a commercial mine during one of the toughest economic times this century, Sean Roosen admits sleep deprivation was one of them.


Osisko’s Malartic tale of guts and glory (June 07, 2011)

When pressed about some of the many challenges he faced developing the Malartic gold deposit in Quebec into a commercial mine during one of the toughest economic times this century, Sean Roosen admits sleep deprivation was one of them.




Prospector Alex McMillan stands next to his discovery vein on what is now the Main zone at Northern Tiger Resources' 3Ace gold project in the Yukon. Photo by Ian Bickis

Northern Tiger on the prowl

It’s the stuff of prospectors’ dreams: Climb up a hillside in a little-explored area and stumble upon enough visible gold to justify all those years of trudging around alone in the bush.




Ventana Gold's La Bodega project in the California-Vetas gold mining districtof northeastern Colombia. Photo by Ventana Gold

Colombia’s gold rush kicks into high gear

Colombia continues to excite mining investors and exploration geologists alike. With over 41 million oz. of gold identified so far, 2011 promises to be a landmark year for this country’s reemergence as a serious gold destination, as various…


Exploring at Cluff Gold's Baomahun gold project in Sierra Leone's Bo district, 180 km east of the capital Freetown. Photo by Cluff Gold

Mining risks and rewards in Africa

A record number of delegates descended on Cape Town in early February to hear about new African investment opportunities as countries continue to stabilize and open up, though risks remain. 


A paramo, a unique Alpine meadow ecosystem, mostly found in Colombia. Photo by Paul Harris

Colombia’s gold growing pains

The administration of former President Alvaro Uribe (2002-2010) opened the door to modern mining in Colombia. It was political foresightedness that is bearing fruit as various mineral projects advance to resource estimates and prefeasibility…


A view of the Santander mine site, which operated from 1958 to 1992. Photo by Vivian Danielson

Trevali revives Santander mine in Peru

The Santander mine project located 215 km from this coastal city has historic assets and strategic advantages that should help Trevali Resources (TV-T) achieve its goal of becoming Latin America’s newest silver-lead-zinc producer.


Chile a copper cornucopia

Chile is already the world’s largest producer of copper and home to around a third of global reserves of the red metal. That has led some to suggest that the country’s exploration potential may have peaked. But that’s not what the latest…


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