Volume 96 Number 38 - Nov 8 - 14, 2010

At Malaga's Pasto Bueno tungsten project in Peru, from left: Alonso Sanchez, chief geologist; Pierre Monet, vice president and CFO; Jean Martineau, president and CEO; Martin Wong, board member.

Malaga breaks Chinese grip on tungsten

SITE VISIT PASTO BUENO, PERU — It’s a story that is starting to sound all too familiar: China holds a lock on the supply of a strategic metal and is…

Sonora, Canaco clash in Tanzania

Sonora Gold & Silver (SOC-V) and Canaco Resources (CAN-V) are butting heads over a small land area on the Magambazi gold trend in Tanzania.


In an up and down week, the TSX composite index managed to rebound to end the Oct. 25-29 trading period up at 12,676.24 on a modest gain of 75 points, or 0.6%.


The S&P-TSX Venture composite index continued its steady climb over the Oct. 25-29 week, up 72.13 points to 1,950.31. Volume continued to be high with an average of 168 million shares traded daily…

U.S. MARKETS -October 25-29

It was a ho-hum week for U.S. equities. The Dow Jones industrial average fell 14.07 points or 0.13% to close at 11,118.49, while the S&P 500 index fell 0.18 point or 0.02% to 1,183.26. The Nasdaq …

Short Courses (November 08, 2010)

Each year Roundup presents an assortment of short courses, offered on schedules before the conference and conducted by highly regarded instructors and industry leaders. Each course covers a diverse se…

Prospectors’ Tent (November 08, 2010)

Located in the Core Tent, the Prospectors’ Tent will provide an opportunity for B.C.-and Yukon-based prospectors to present their diverse mineral properties to the delegates attending Mineral Explorat…

Northcliff eyes N.B. tungsten play

Mindful of a rising tungsten price, the Hunter Dickinson Group has picked up an option on Geodex Minerals’ (GXM-V, G2W-F) advanced exploration-stage Sisson Brook tungsten-molybdenum project in central…

Drillers at work on the East deposit of Antares' Haquira project in Peru.

First Quantum offers $460M for Antares

VANCOUVER — In a big step towards diversifying its copper operations away from Africa, First Quantum Minerals (FM-T, FQM-L) is buying Antares Minerals (ANM-V) in a cash-and-share deal worth $460 mill…

Bill C-300’s defeat

The last week of October was a satisfying one for Canadian miners, with Canada’s parliament voting to defeat the anti-mining Bill C-300 by an unsettlingly close 140-to-134 margin.

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