Volume 98 Number 36 Oct 22 - 28, 2012

AuRico Gold's remaining asset in Mexico: the El Chanate gold mine, 37 km northeast of Caborca in Sonora. Photo by AuRico Gold

AuRico sale reflects changing investment landscape

While many market watchers see depressed mining equities as an opportunity for more mergers and acquisitions, miners with hoards of cash are turning away from acquisitions, preferring to return capital to investors.

Argentum Silver CEO Warren McIntyre at the Coyote silver project in Jalisco state, Mexico. Photo by Trish Saywell

Argentum Silver: No regrets, Coyote

It took just over a year for the management team at Argentum Silver (ASL-V) to decide whether it would go all the way with the Coyote project — a land package here in Mexico’s Jalisco state it optioned from Soltoro (SOL-V) in early…

Mirasol makes the grade with Patagonian silver

Argentina-focused silver-gold explorer Mirasol Resources (MRZ-V) has a budding joint-venture with U.S.-based producer Coeur d’Alene Mines (CDM-T, CDE-N) at the Joaquin silver-gold property in Argentina’s Santa Cruz province, 80 km…

Drillers at Amarillo Gold's Mara Rosa gold project in Brazil. Photo by Amarillo Gold

Amarillo buys time for Mara Rosa in Brazil

VANCOUVER — President and CEO Buddy Doyle and his team at Amarillo Gold (AGC-V) have gained some breathing room in their fast-track development of the Mara Rosa gold project 320 km southeast of Brasilia, Brazil. The company filed a…

Renaissance looks to repeat AuEx glory

While the phrase “there you go again” has pejorative connotations in the U.S. political sphere, in the junior mining space it can mean very good things.

A drill rig at Capstone Mining's Minto open-pit copper mine in the Yukon. Photo by Capstone Mining

Capstone: Doing it the right way

Capstone Mining (CS-T) is one of those good stories in the mining world that often gets overlooked: the company went out and did what it said it would do, and now it’s reaping the benefits of two steadily producing copper mines that…

By John Kilburn

Editorial: Shuffling the deck

As many predicted in mid-year, mergers and acquisitions activity in the gold sector continues to be the name of the game as the global economy limps along to the end of the year.

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