Volume 97 Number 35 Oct 17 - 23, 2011

Kaminak Gold VP of exploration Tim Smith (far right) and colleagues explore a trench at the Coffee gold project in the Yukon. Photo by Ian Bickis

Kaminak Gold goes big in the Yukon

Ever since the company  started out in 2005, Kaminak Gold (KAM-V) has been about scale. When it first launched, the junior boasted 60,000 sq. km of land around Nunavut and B.C., a size that well-suited the company’s…

Editorial: What’s next for REEs?

Over the past few years we’ve seen booms and busts for niche-market metals like uranium and molybdenum. Now it’s time for the rare earth elements (REE) subsector to endure a similar correction.

Workers pumping lithium and potash brine from the Sal de Vida lithium project in Argentina. Photo by Lithium One

Strong economics for Lithium One’s Sal de Vida

Lithium One (LI-V) is fast-tracking its Sal de Vida lithium and potash project at Salar del Hombre Muerto in Argentina based on encouraging economics that sketch out the project’s huge potential. 

The Cirnic pit at Gabriel Resources' Rosia Montana gold-silver project in Romania. Gabriel Resources

Gabriel gathers new momentum at Rosia Montana

The trials and tribulations of Gabriel Resources (GBU-T) and its Rosia Montana gold project in Romania’s Transylvania region have been well-documented in these pages since the late 1990s. 

Commentary: HR challenges in exploration

The federal government-funded Mining Industry Human Resources Council (MiHR) and the Prospectors and Developers Association of Canada (PDAC) have released a report that analyzes the labour market for mineral exploration in Canada and the human…

Facilities at Excellon Resources' Platosa polymetallic mine in Durango state, Mexico. Photo by Excellon Resources

Union troubles for Excellon in Mexico

Feuding unions at Excellon Resources’ (EXN-T) Platosa polymetallic mine in Mexico’s Durango state have staged two demonstrations in recent months and caused a total of seven days of lost production in August and September. 

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