Volume 97 Number 8 Apr 11 - 17, 2011

Amarillo Gold CEO Buddy Doyle (right) with geologists at the Mara Rosa gold project in Brazil's Goias state. Photo by Amarillo Gold

Buddy Doyle leads Amarillo Gold

Seven years in the malaria-infested rainforests of Papua New Guinea and six years in Canada’s Arctic led Buddy Doyle and his exploration teams at Rio Tinto (RIO-N, RIO-L) to the two biggest discoveries of his career: the 30-million-oz. Minifie…

Minmetals to bid for Equinox Minerals

Shares of Equinox Minerals (EQN-T, EQN-A) surged 31.5% or $1.80 per share to $7.51 on news that Minmetals Resources intends to launch a $6.3-billion bid for the company – one of the largest proposed mining deals in China’s history.

A drill crew changing a rod at Xstrata's Tampakan copper-gold project on the southern Philippines island of Mindanao. Photo by Xstrata

Charting the shoals in the Philippines

Eleven of the 81 provinces in the Philippines have either imposed moratoriums on open-pit mining projects or on the mining of specific minerals, and a twelfth is set to soon join the list, according to Allan & Associates, a security risk…

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