Volume 99 Number 5 Mar 18 - 24, 2013

Selwyn turns the page after eight years at Howard’s Pass

VANCOUVER — It has been quite a ride for Vancouver-based junior Selwyn Resources (SWN-V) since it acquired a 100% stake in the Howard’s Pass zinc-lead project in the eastern Yukon from a Placer Dome joint venture in 2005. The story…

TSX Venture Exchange, March 4-8

The S&P/TSX Venture Composite Index closed out another week with relatively little movement, falling just 0.2%, or 2.24 points, before settling at 1,117.85. Despite strong job reports from Canada and the U.S., the Venture is grappling with…

Friedland works his magic at the PDAC

Legendary mining promoter Robert Friedland is looking to strike it big again — this time with Ivanplats’ (IVP-T) high-grade precious and base metals projects in Africa.

The headframe and mill at Wesdome Gold Mines' Kiena gold mine in Val-d'Or, Quebec, during the official mine reopening in 2006. Photo by John Cumming

Wesdome to put Kiena on care and maintenance

VANCOUVER — Shares of Toronto-based Wesdome Gold Mines (WDO-T) took a tumble following news that the company is suspend­ing activities at its Kiena underground gold mine in Val-d’Or, Que. The company announced on March 8 that it…

Firestone eyes quick start-up in Guatemala

VANCOUVER — There’s only five years of defined resources at Torlon Hill, but a preliminary economic assessment (PEA) of the zinc-lead-silver project in Guatemala suggests that owner Firestone Ventures (FV-V) could build a mine at…

The PDAC-saw

The first week of March was dominated by the Prospectors and Developers Association of Canada’s mega-convention in Toronto, with 30,147 investors, analysts, mining executives, geologists, government officials, students and international…

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