Volume 98 Number 52 Feb 11 - 17, 2013

This year's inductees to the Canadian Mining Hall of Fame, from left: Pierre Lassonde, Gerald Grandey, Chuck Fipke and James O'Rourke. Source: Canadian Mining Hall of Fame

Canadian Mining Hall of Fame welcomes four more

Four new inductees boasting outstanding achievements in the diverse fields of diamonds, gold, uranium and copper joined the Canadian Mining Hall of Fame in the twenty-fifth annual ceremony in Toronto on Jan. 10, 2013.

Market news: TSX Venture Exchange

The S&P/TSX Venture Composite Index closed the period up slightly at 1,228.66 points for a 0.12% — or 1.42-point — gain. Markets rallied on stronger-than-expected U.S. job numbers and signs of improvement in the European Union.

Market news: U.S. Markets

U.S. equities posted a strong week, with the Dow Jones Industrial Average closing above the 14,000 mark for the first time since October 2007, up 0.82% to 1,4009.79, and the S&P 500 Index finishing above 15,000 points for the second time in…

Inside the mill at Capstone Mining's Minto copper mine, 240 km north of Whitehorse, Yukon. Source: Capstone Mining

Yukon exploration slow but steady in 2012

VANCOUVER — Depressed equity markets, a cool spring that kept snow on the ground and floods in June that washed out major roads meant 2012 was much quieter in the Yukon than it was in 2011.

The camp at Trilogy Metals' Bornite copper project in Alaska. Source: Trilogy Metals.

Gold, copper remain Alaska’s best undeveloped assets

VANCOUVER — Alaska did not see new mines commissioned or built in 2012, but an overview of the state’s year in mining and exploration from Avalon Development president Curt Freeman at Roundup 2013 in Vancouver showed that mining and…

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