Volume 98 Number 11 Apr 30 - May 6, 2012

Lumina Copper's Taca Taca copper project in Argentina's Salta province. Photo by Trish Saywell

Argentina seizure rattles investors

Argentina’s renationaliztion of 51% of oil company YPF (YPF-N) from the Spanish firm Repsol has spooked some mining investors in the country, though analysts say there is little chance of further nationalization.


The article “Augusta moves Rosemont forward” (TNM, April 23–29/12) incorrectly stated that Goldman Sachs owns 9.28% of Augusta. In fact, Goodman and Company owns 9% of the company.

European hazardous materials regulations have removed lead from solder, which is now typically 96% tin, 3.5% silver and 0.5% copper by weight. Photo by David Mellis

Tin and silver: The new electric metals

Historic high prices for tin and silver are in the cards between now and 2018 as demand for the two metals in solder used in the electronics industry continues to climb and supply fails to keep pace, Jon Hykawy, head of global research at Byron…

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