Volume 97 Number 2 Feb 28 - Mar 6, 2011

Surface mineralization at the northeastern extension of Apella Resources' Lac Dore vanadium project in Quebec.

Spotlight on vanadium

Lithium has grabbed much of the headlines over the last few years when the subject of key metals of the future comes up. But more and more investors are paying attention to vanadium for the metal’s unique attribute of fitting in with two future…

Entre Gold is ‘sitting pretty’

Entrée Gold (etg-t, egi-x) is “strongly undervalued” given the potential that exists for it to sell its Mongolian assets to Ivanhoe Mines (ivn-t, ivn-n) or Rio Tinto (rio-n, rio-l), Christopher Ecclestone of Hallgarten & Co. argues…

VisMedia Anglo American CEO Cynthia Carroll.

South African miners fall behind

Cape Town, South Africa – The mood at the 2011 Mining Indaba conference in South Africa was markedly upbeat as the industry experiences booming growth, but the host nation was left wondering how it had missed out.

Photo by Salma Tarikh Trelawney Mining and Exploration's Chester gold project about 100 km southwest of Timmins, Ont.

RBC Capital initiates coverage of Trelawney

Analysts Stephen Walker and Richard Bishop of RBC Capital Markets estimate that when Trelawney Mining and Exploration (trr-v) releases its initial resource estimate in the first or second quarter of this year, the junior gold explorer will have…


The S&P-TSX Venture composite index made respectable gains in the Feb. 14-18 week, up 66.12 points to close at 2,423.68. Volume averaged 202 million shares traded daily, while 143 companies hit 52-week highs and 37 reached new lows.

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