Volume 97 Number 52 Feb 13 - 19, 2012

At the 2012 Canadian Mining Hall of Fame dinner, from left: Hunter Dickinson CEO Ron Thiessen; inductee Robert Dickinson; sons of inductee Robert Hunter, Scott and David. Photo by Canadian Mining Hall of Fame

Canadian Mining Hall of Fame welcomes five inductees

The Canadian Mining Hall of Fame, of which The Northern Miner is a sponsor, welcomed five new inductees at its twenty-fourth annual induction dinner in mid-January at the Fairmont Royal York Hotel in Toronto.

Glencore, Xstrata to create megaminer

Commodities trader Glencore International  (GLEN-L) is looking to combine with Xstrata (XTA-L) in an all-share merger of equals, which will see the combined entity dominate the global markets for thermal coal, zinc, lead and ferrochrome,…

First Point Minerals president and CEO Peter Bradshaw examines awaruite core at the Decar nickel-iron ore project in central British Columbia. Photo by Matthew Allan

First Point shares up 105% so far in 2012

The junior mining sector is off to a good start in 2012, though few companies have seen their share price rise as much as First Point Minerals (FPX-V). The company’s shares are up 105% since Dec. 30, climbing from a near-52-week low of 41¢…

Machinery at North Country Gold's Three Bluffs gold project in Nunavut's Committee Bay greenstone belt. Photo by North Country Gold

Canaccord brokers pile back into North Country

At least 14 Canaccord Genuity brokers have picked up shares in Nunavut-focused gold explorer North Country Gold (NCG-V) in a recent private placement. North Country raised $12 million in late December by issuing 10.2 million flow-through shares…

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