Category Archives: Ideas

What makes Telfer tick

Ian Telfer is a Canadian mining legend who, in little more than a dozen years, has steered Goldcorp to its current position as the world’s top gold miner by market capitalization. Integral to Goldcorp’s rapid growth has been the company’s … Continue reading

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Ace of diamonds: Prospector Gren Thomas on his next big score

My interest in Canadian diamond exploration and search for value led me to Gren Thomas and North Arrow Minerals, the subject of this post. It’s a collaboration with my friend Tommy Humphreys, founder of CEO.ca, whose video interview with the … Continue reading

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Armoyan’s Clarke books $17.5-million gain on Sherritt foray

by James Kwantes When I last wrote about Canadian value investor George Armoyan, he was licking his wounds after losing a bid to install three directors on the board of nickel miner Sherritt International (S.TO). Sherritt produces nickel as well … Continue reading

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NexGen Energy, next moves

NexGen Energy (NXE.V) energized the junior mining world Tuesday (after being halted all day Monday) with a drill hole described variously as “landmark” (by the company) to a “barnburner” (Dundee). NexGen’s AR-14-30 at its Rook 1 project, part of the … Continue reading

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Pattison backs Canterra, Randy Turner’s diamond explorer

by James Kwantes Billionaire Jim Pattison’s business empire in automotive, food, forestry, packaging, media and coal terminals has made him Canada’s richest or third richest person, depending on who’s doing the counting. Turns out part of Pattison’s fortune is also … Continue reading

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Kaminak Gold: What you have, who you know

After a family holiday in the Netherlands (great!) and a period of inactivity at WorldofMining.com, I’ll pick up where I left off: with Eira Thomas, CEO of Kaminak Gold and Canadian diamond pioneer. When I interviewed Thomas in June for … Continue reading

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Busy week in Canadian diamond world

by James Kwantes As regular World of Mining readers know, I have written about Eira Thomas and followed her career since I was an Ashton Mining shareholder. I interviewed Eira recently about her diamond pursuits and other endeavours for the … Continue reading

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Cashed-up IDM Mining takes gold hunt to Red Mountain

Rob McLeod’s IDM Mining has closed its financing, raising about $3.3 million to drill for high-grade gold at its Red Mountain project, near Stewart in northwestern B.C. The area has been home to some of Canada’s highest-grade gold mines, including … Continue reading

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Lumina Copper: A final sweetener

Lumina Copper and its Taca Taca copper porphyry in northern Argentina was purchased by First Quantum Minerals on June 17 for about $470 million, or $10 a share. Lumina shareholders have three options to tender their shares – $10 cash, … Continue reading

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Lumina Copper lures in a suitor, belatedly

It’s been a wild ride, but Lumina Copper got taken out recently for $10 a share by First Quantum Minerals, which will develop Lumina’s monster Taca Taca copper-gold deposit in northern Argentina. The deal values Lumina at $470 million. I … Continue reading

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