Volume 97 Number 44 Dec 19 - 25, 2011

Geologist and project manager Guillermo Almandoz (left) and investor Ross Beaty at Lumina Copper's Taca Taca project in Argentina's Salta province. Photo by Trish Saywell

Taca Taca gets bigger and better

After a brief stop around midnight to refuel in Panama, Ross Beaty pulls out a sleeping bag from his carry-on and spreads it in the aisle of the luxurious Gulfstream III jet he has chartered to fly a group of mining analysts to Lumina Copper’s…

NovaGold, Barrick table feasibility on Donlin

A second feasibility study on the Donlin gold project in southwestern Alaska puts capital costs at US$6.7 billion – down from US$7 billion – and includes US$834 million for building a 500-km natural gas pipeline and US$984 million in…

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