Volume 97 Number 45 Dec 26 - Jan 1, 2011

First Mexican Gold CEO Jim Voisin (far right) and geologist Toms Tapia Figueroa observing a driller at work at the Guadalupe gold project in Mexico. Photo by Salma Tarikh

First Mexican has high hopes for Guadalupe

Ongoing exploration for a cash-strapped junior is hard to do in a turbulent market, but it can reap handsome rewards. The possibility of a huge payoff has First Mexican Gold’s (FMG-V) president and CEO Jim Voisin pushing forward the company’s…

Accusations fly in Mosquito Consolidated boardroom scuffle

Weeks of mounting tension between opposing factions of the board of Mosquito Consolidated Gold Mines (MSQ-V) came to the fore at the company’s annual general meeting on Dec. 16, as shareholders finally had their say in the matter. 

An ore truck leaving Rambler Metals and Mining's Ming copper-gold mine. Photo by Rambler Metals and Mining

Rambler delivers on Ming

Nearly seven years after Rambler Metals and Mining (RAB-V, RMM-L) took control of the past-producing Ming copper-gold mine on Newfoundland Baie Verte peninsula, the company has poured its first gold doré bar and shipped it for further…

Afghanistan gov’t pushes for mineral development

As Western powers prepare to fully withdraw their troops from Afghanistan by the end of 2014, Wahidullah Shahrani, Afganistan’s minister of mines, is preparing for a very different kind of deployment. 

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