Volume 96 Number 46 - Jan 3 - 9, 2011

Aurora Energy Resources' Michelin uranium project camp in Labrador, as seen in 2006.

Paladin buying Aurora’s assets

The current moratorium on uranium mining in Newfoundland and Labrador isn’t deterring Australia’s Paladin Energy (PDN-T, PDN-A) from buying the uranium assets of Aurora Energy Resources in the Canadia…


The TSX composite index came off a bit as the holiday season approached. The index fell roughly 160 points to finish at 13,201 for the Dec. 13-17 week.


The S&P-TSX Venture composite index endured a rocky ride over Dec. 13-17, with gains cancelling out losses to leave the board up 10.03 points, at 2,134.33. Daily trading volumes remained strong, a…


U.S. markets felt the chill in the air during the week before Christmas. The Dow Jones industrial average edged up 81.59 points to finish at 11,491.91, while the S&P 500 rose 3.51 points to 1,243….

Perseus nears production in Ghana (January 03, 2011)

VANCOUVER — With less than a year to go before it joins the ranks as a gold producer, Perseus Mining (PRU-T, PRU-A) is pulling promising infill and exploration results from both of its key projects: …

Boka fraudster Paterson arrested

VANCOUVER — After a three-and- a-half year investigation involving police in Vancouver, Hong Kong and mainland China, John Paterson, founder and former CEO of Southwestern Resources, has been arreste…

A drilling rig at Keegan Resources' Esaase gold project in southwest Ghana.

Keegan beefs up Esaase

VANCOUVER — Keegan Resources (KGN-T, KGN-X) has added almost 1 million oz. gold to its Esaase project in southwest Ghana after incorporating another 90,000 metres of drilling over 320 holes.

Belo Sun Mining's Volta Grande gold project in Brazil.

Belo Sun shines in Brazil (January 03, 2011)

VANCOUVER — A long gold hit at Belo Sun Mining’s (BSX-V) Volta Grande gold project in Brazil has helped boost the project’s potential and the company’s stock price.

Environment a top issue facing miners: ICMM

The following was released by the International Council on Mining and Metals (ICMM) regarding the results of its 2010 Stakeholders’ Views of Mining and Sustainable Development survey, available at www…

Baffinland in play

The week before the Christmas break was a busy one in the capital markets, with plenty of mergers and acquisitions and a plethora of financings in the junior mining sector.

Conference Board: bright future for northern mining

The following is excerpted from the third chapter of the Conference Board of Canada’s report: Mapping the economic potential of Canada’s north. To view the full report visit www.conferenceboard.ca .

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