Volume 98 Number 7 Apr 2 - 8, 2012

Australia imposes 30% mining tax

The Australian Parliament has passed a bill for a 30% mining tax on iron ore and coal mine profits in the country, leaving some miners and state governments threatening to fight back. 

Drillers by a rig at African Gold Group's Kobada gold project in Mali's Kangaba region. Photo by African Gold Group

Mali unrest puts gold miners on edge

Businesses operating in Mali should expect a hike in mining taxes and an increase in terrorism risk in the wake of a coup attempt in the West African nation, warns Exclusive Analysis, a London-based specialist intelligence company that…

Geologist Tanushree Bose inspects core at Victory Gold Mines' Gold Pike gold project near Timmins, Ontario. Photo by Victory Gold Mines

Victory Gold hits the spot at Gold Pike

In the gold mining game some juniors search for the next big elephant in far-flung places that have seen nary a drill collar, while others take a more conservative approach.

Aurizon dips on financials, seeks growth

Last year was a good year for Aurizon Mines (ARZ-T, AZK-N), says George Paspalas, the president and chief executive of  the company, which has been mining the Casa Berardi gold project in Quebec since 2006.

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