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Grounded: Crystallex executives didn't know it at the time but this photo of company executives pushing a plane stuck on a runway in Venezuela -- taken by The Northern Miner during a recent site visit -- would serve as a metaphor for the company's troubles in the Latin American nation. The Crystallex saga in Venezuela took a strange turn recently when President Hugo Chavez made statements in support of nationalizing the country's mineral assets.

Crystallex rides out hurricane Hugo

Shares in Crystallex International (KRY-T, KRY-X) continued their roller-coaster ride on Sept. 27, falling 32, or nearly 17% to $1.58 in afternoon trading in Toronto….

Permit delay costs Las Cristinas

An updated feasibility study of the large, low-grade Las Cristinas gold-copper project Venezuela has boosted capital costs by 10% for developer Crystallex International (KRY-T)….

Vannessa continues permitting at Crucitas

Vancouver — In response to a request by Costa Rica’s Ministry of the Environment, Vannessa Ventures (VVV-V) has filed information to supplement its environmental impact statement f…

Artisanal miners on the Las Cristinas property in Venezuela.

Las Cristinas nears construction stage

El Callao, Venezuela — Crystallex International (KRY-T) is preparing to start construction of the 40-sq.-km Las Cristinas project. Once commercial production is achieved in late 20…

Vannessa seeks relief through World Bank

Vancouver — Vannessa Ventures (VVV-V) has registered a Request for Arbitration against the government of Venezuela through the International Centre for Settlement of Investment Disputes (ICSID), part of the World Bank Group. Th…

Gold glistens as oil boils

Surging oil prices and anemic job growth south of the border sent gold US$7.05 higher to US$399 per oz. during the Aug. 4-9 report period. Still, the Toronto Stock Exchange’s gold index only managed to edge 0.58 of a point higher to 185.28. The di…

Crystallex confirms permit at Las Cristinas

The Venezuelan government has confirmed Crystallex International‘s (KRY-T) land occupation permit for the Las Cristinas gold properties in the Kilometre 88 gold district. The permit authorizes mining on the properties and is a p…

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