Volume 99 Number 46 Dec 30 - Jan 5, 2014

At Eurasian Minerals' Alankoy gold-copper project in Turkey, from left: geologist Halil Aydincak, geologist Alper Ozbek, director of investor relations Scott Close and general manager of exploration Eric Jensen. Photo by Salma Tarikh.

Eurasian pushes ahead in Turkey

ISTANBUL, TURKEY — Eurasian Minerals (TSXV: EMX; NYSE-MKT: EMXX) started exploring Turkey’s Western Anatolia and Eastern Pontides mineral belts for gold and silver, as well as porphyry copper targets, more than a decade ago,…

Sirocco Mining's Aguas Blancas iodine mine in northern Chile. Credit: Sirocco Mining

Canada Lithium and Sirocco to merge

A merger between Canada Lithium (TSX: CLQ; US-OTC: CLQMF) and Sirocco Mining (TSXV: SIM; US-OTC: ATAAF) would make the combined entity one of just two public companies that produce iodine and lithium, the companies say.

Operating facilities at Semafo's Mana mine in Burkina Faso. Credit: Semafo

Semafo huntsfor second Siou

Soil sampling at Semafo’s (TSX: SMF; US-OTC: SEMFF) Mana property in Burkina Faso has pinpointed a north-trending corridor measuring more than 14 km long and up to 4 km wide, 8 km north of the Siou deposit.

A drill rig at Wildcat Silver's flagship Hermosa polymetallic project southeast of Tuscon, Arizona. Credit: Wildcat Silver

Wildcat touts manganeseupside at Hermosa in Arizona

VANCOUVER — The full picture is coming into focus for Wildcat Silver (TSXV: WS; US-OTC: WLDVF) at its flagship Hermosa polymetallic project, 80 km southeast of Tucson, Ariz. Though the company has released two preliminary economic…

Western Pacific Resources executives and staff at the entrance to the historic Deer Trail gold mine in Utah.  Photo by Adrian Pocobelli.

Western Pacific partners with Quintana at Deer Trail

VANCOUVER — In November Western Pacific Resources (TSXV: WRP) was forced to extend its purchase agreement at the historic Deer Lake polymetallic mine, located 266 km southwest of Salt Lake City, Utah. But with a new strategic partner…

A drill rig at PMI Gold's Obotan gold project in Ghana. Credit:  PMI Gold

Asanko takes a second go at PMI

In a friendly all-share deal valued at $183 million, Asanko Gold (TSX: AKG; NYSE-MKT: AKG) plans to take over PMI Gold (TSX: PMV; ASX: PVM; US-OTC: PMVGF) to create an emerging mid-tier gold producer.

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