Volume 96 Number 51 Feb 7 - 13, 2011

Marco Navarro, safety and ecology superintendent, on the suspension bridge at Primero Mining's San Dimas gold-silver mine in Mexico. Photo by Primero Mining.

Joe Conway’s Primero has big plans for San Dimas

Before he stepped down a year ago as president and chief executive of Iamgold (IMG-T, IAG-N), Joseph Conway successfully transformed the company from a $50-million joint-venture player to a $6-billion leading intermediate gold producer. Now the…

Roundup: We need more discoveries

This year’s Mineral Exploration Roundup attracted 7,000 delegates from around the world, a new record for the annual conference hosted by the Association for Mineral Exploration British Columbia (AME BC). But in keeping with the theme,…

Staff in the core shed at Ivanhoe Nickel & Platinum's Kamoa copper project in the Democratic Republic of the Congo. Photo by Ivanhoe Nickel & Platinum

African Copperbelt: still risky after all these years

The African Copperbelt running through Zambia and the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) hosts some of the world’s richest copper and copper-cobalt deposits, and has attracted dozens of junior companies over the years. But like moths to a…

Alpha, Massey to hook up

The proposed merger of Alpha Natural Resources (ANR-N) and Massey Energy (MEE-N) announced Jan. 29 will create a top-three global metallurgical coal producer in a transaction that will be cash flow accretive in the first full year of operation…

Roundup: Commodities outlook

The final technical session at the Mineral Exploration Roundup hosted by the Association for Mineral Exploration British Columbia (AME BC) looked at the potential of thermal coal, uranium, vanadium, molybdenum, copper and, of course, gold.

Drillers take a break at the Ashram rare-earth zone at Commerce Resources' Eldor project in northern Quebec. Photo by Commerce Resources

Commerce gets more rare-earth assays

Assays for the final five holes from Commerce Resources’ (cce-v, cmrzf-o) 2010 drill program at its Ashram rare-earth zone on its Eldor project in northern Quebec bring the junior one step closer to completing a National Instrument 43-101…

Worldwide nonferrous exploration budgets by region, 2010 (more than 2,200 companies' budgets, totaling US$11.5 billion). (Note: The annual budget totals for Canada, Australia, and the United States are typically much larger than those of most other countries; as a result, MEG treats these countries as individual regions in its CES studies.) Photo by Metals Economics Group

Canada keeps no. 2 spot for 2010 exploration

The following was released by the Metals Economics Group (MEG), based on its Corporate Exploration Strategies study which examines global exploration budgets. For more information visit: www.metalseconomics.com.

Editorial: Coal gets respect

As if anyone needed more confirmation that coal has come back in a big way, the fourth week of January served up the biggest merger in U.S. coal mining history.

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