Volume 97 Number 29 Sep 5 - 11, 2011

A worker drives down a ramp at Northgate Minerals' Young-Davidson gold project in Matachewan, Ontario. Photo by Northgate Minerals

Ocampo, meet Young-Davidson

AuRico Gold (AUQ-T, AUQ-N) wants to become an intermediate gold producer, and it has tabled a rich, all-share offer for Northgate Minerals (NGX-T, NXG-X) to help it get there.

Cameco bids for Hathor

Hathor Exploration’s (HAT-T) shares have vaulted in response to  Cameco’s (CCO-T, CCJ-N) launching of a hostile,  $520-million cash bid for the junior, and initiating what may become a bidding war for its world-class, high-grade…

Silver Standard advances projects across the Americas

With one of the largest silver resources around, Silver Standard (SSO-T, SSRI-Q) has positioned itself well to benefit from rising silver prices, but it still faces the challenge of getting those resources out of the ground.

Ocean Park Ventures' Trapper gold project near Atlin, B.C. Photo by Ocean Park Ventures

Potash One dealmaker Matysek turns to BC gold

Fresh from the $434-million sale of his potash explorer Potash One to German fertilizer giant K+S Aktiengesellschaft, Vancouver’s Paul Matysek is turning his attention to a small, Americas-focused gold explorer named Ocean Park Ventures…

Capstone Mining's Santo Domingo polymetallic property in Atacama, Chile, with the town of Diego de Almagro in the foreground. Photo by Capstone Mining

Santo Domingo a feather in Capstone’s cap

Capstone Mining (CS-T) has released a prefeasibility study for its 70%-owned polymetallic Santo Domingo project in Chile that shows relatively low capital costs for a project of its scale, just as costs are on the rise for its two producing…

Red Cross lauds Canadian miners for Haiti help

The Canadian Red Cross has commemorated members of the mining industry for raising $900,000 following the devastating earthquake that rattled Haiti in January 2010, leaving 230,000 dead, 1.3 million homeless and 3 million affected.  

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