Volume 100 Number 52 Feb 9 - 15, 2015

Baja Mining's Boleo copper-cobalt-zinc project in Mexico's Baja California Sur state. Credit:  Baja Mining

Baja Mining’s Boleo produces first copper

When Tom Ogryzlo replaced John Greenslade as head of Baja Mining (TSXV: BAJ) in May 2012, the company and its then 70%-owned copper-cobalt-zinc Boleo project in Mexico were in freefall — reeling from hundreds of millions of dollars in…

U.S. markets feel the chill, Jan. 26-30

The final week of January was a mixed bag. On the bright side for resource investors, gold and oil prices climbed to US$1,283.10 per oz. and US$52.99 a barrel, respectively, while U.S. consumer spending also improved, rising 4.3% in the fourth…

A drill targeting the Jay diamond deposit, near Dominion Diamond's majority-owned Ekati diamond mine in the Northwest Territories. Credit: Dominion Diamond

Jay pipe could add 11 years to Ekati mine life

Dominion Diamond’s (TSX: DDC; NYSE: DDC) prefeasibility study for the Jay kimberlite pipe deposit shows it could add 11 years to the life of its Ekati diamond mine in the Northwest Territories’ Lac de Gras region.

The Schulich School of Business team receiving their award for wining this year's "Battle on Bay" competition in Toronto, from left: Allen Goss, chair of finance, Ryerson University; Ophelia Chang, IT audit manager, Sunlife Financial; Schulich students Ron Burshtein, Jawad Shujaatali and Jonathan Kim; Ian Ball, president of Abitibi Royalties; and Ernie Lalonde, senior VP of DBRS. Credit: Ryerson University Finance Society

Schulich students win ‘Battle on Bay’

In January the Ryerson University Finance Society held its annual “Battle on Bay” conference and case competition at the Ted Rogers School of Management in Toronto. This year’s theme was mining.

TSX dips on poor GDP growth, Jan. 26-30

The Toronto stock market slipped in the wake of poor economic data and a weakening Canadian dollar. The benchmark S&P/TSX Composite Index declined 105.87 points to 14,673.48 as Statistics Canada said real gross domestic product in November…

The headframe for shaft #3 at the Dome gold mine in Timmins, Ontario in 1980.  Illustration by Denis Newman

Letter to the editor: Thanks for the support

I have produced to date over 2,500 sketches of mines that have been located across Canada from the 1880s to the present. These mines extracted a broad range of product: diamonds, gold, silver, nickel, uranium, etc.

TSX Venture trades flat, Jan. 26-30

The S&P TSX Venture Composite Index rallied late in the week to close relatively flat during the Jan. 26-30 trading sessions, as it lost around 0.2% before finishing at 676.81 points. Mining and energy stocks trended upward despite…

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