Volume 97 Number 46 Jan 2 - 8, 2012

A miner working underground at European Goldfields' Olympias polymetallic project in Greece. Photo by European Goldfields

Eldorado’s big fat offer for European Goldfields

Eldorado Gold’s (ELD-T, EGO-N) proposed acquisition of European Goldfields (EGU-T, EGU-L) will enable increased gold production from 650,000 oz. in 2011 to over 1.4 million oz. by 2014 – or a rate of 30% on an annualized basis – the company’s…

Patagonia Gold debuts on TSX

With the backing of one of Argentina’s biggest industrialists and plans to generate free cash flow in the South American country by 2013, Patagonia Gold (PAT-T, PGD-L) and its recent listing on the Toronto Stock Exchange could generate interest…

Xstrata works to expand Canadian footprint

After a decade of expansion through mergers and acquisitions, diversified Swiss miner Xstrata (XTA-L) is turning to organic growth to provide its next generation of mines and to increase production through the expansion of others.

Thompson Creek raises $270M with gold stream sale

Thompson Creek Metals (TCM-T, TC-N) has pre-sold another chunk of future gold production from its Mt. Milligan copper-gold project in B.C. to Royal Gold (RGL-T, RGLD-Q) in the face of a softened molybdenum market and two mines under…

Brigus grows Black Fox

Brigus Gold (BRD-T, BRD-X) has added to its gold resource at the Black Fox complex in Timmins, Ont., and reported an initial resource estimate exceeding half a million oz. gold for its 147 and Contact zones. 

The road to the exploration camp at First Point Minerals' Decar nickel-iron alloy project in central British Columbia. Photo by Matthew Allan

First Point’s Decar takes shape

First Point Minerals (FPX-V) has released encouraging assays from the first nine of 36 holes from the 2011 drill program at its flagship Decar nickel-iron alloy project in central B.C.

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