Volume 96 Number 44 - Dec 20 - 26, 2010

An aerial view of Monument Mining's mill at the Selinsing gold mine in Pahang state, Malaysia.

Monument makes it happen in Malaysia

SITE VISIT KUALA LIPIS, MALAYSIA — True believers will persevere in the face of adversity. When the believers are mine builders, the recession of 2008-09 was the picture of adversity…

Rival royalty firms to merge (December 20, 2010)

Franco-Nevada (FNV-T), the world’s largest resource royalty company with interests in gold, oil and gas, is beefing up its precious metals portfolio through a friendly takeover of Gold Wheaton Gold Co…


The TSX composite index was up 60.52 points to finish the Dec. 6-10 period at 13,239.47, marking the second consecutive weekly gain as both Canada and the U.S. posted better-than-expected trade data.


The Dec. 6-10 period saw the S&P TSX Venture composite index end up 14.37 points at 2124.30. Volume was in line with recent weeks, averaging 175 million shares traded daily. The bears-to-bulls rat…

U.S. MARKETS -December 6-10

The Dow Jones industrial average inched up 28.23 points to close the week at 11,410.32, while the S&P 500 rose 15.6 points to 1,240.40. The Nasdaq advanced 46.08 points to finish at 2,637.54. The …

Building CGA Mining's Masbate gold project in 2008 in the Philippines, about 350 km south of the capital city, Manila.

Ratel Gold to be King-king maker

VANCOUVER — For the second time this year, CGA Mining (CGA-T, CGX-A) is spinning off its African assets to focus on the Philippines.

Roughrider East delivers for Hathor

Now that all assay results have been received from its summer drill program on the Midwest Northeast uranium property in Saskatchewan’s Athabasca basin, Hathor Exploration (HAT-V) believes the Roughri…

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