Volume 97 Number 25 Aug 8 - 14, 2011

Hard Creek Nickel executive vice-president Neil Froc (left), with CEO Mark Jarvis at the Turnagain nickel project in Northern B.C. Photo by Matthew Allan

Metallurgical breakthrough lifts Hard Creek’s Turnagain

“There’s a lot of moose pasture up here,” Mark Jarvis, president and CEO of Hard Creek Nickel (HNC-T), jokes while looking out at the gently rolling hills littered with pines aboard a short flight to the company’s Turnagain nickel project in…

Agnico-Eagle invests $70M in Rubicon

Agnico-Eagle Mines (AEM-T, AEM-N) is making a $70-million strategic investment in Rubicon Minerals (RMX-T, RBY-X) to secure 9.2% of the company’s outstanding shares.

Brigus ramps up Black Fox

Brigus Gold (BRD-T) says gold production will increase, as it ramps up the Black Fox mine and its exploration efforts in Timmins, Ont.

Editorial: US debt swells, gold soars

A pillar of the gold bug’s argument for continued strength in the decade-long bull run for gold is the world-weary prediction that most of the U.S. political class will keep showing abject cowardice or wilful ignorance in dealing with the…

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