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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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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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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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WEQ revisited

Small-cap dividend play WesternOne Inc ($WEQ.CA) named its new CEO this week and the market applauded. On Sept. 1, current Ritchie Bros CEO Peter Blake will succeed interim CEO Robert King at the helm, the company announced May 26. Blake … Continue reading

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A proxy loss, but Sherritt shaken

by James Kwantes, World of Mining When the votes were counted Tuesday, activist investor George Armoyan had lost his bid to shake up Sherritt’s board. But Armoyan, whose Clarke owns 5% plus of Sherritt’s outstanding shares, got a round of … Continue reading

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Getting things done the Imperial way

by James Kwantes, World of Mining I recently had the pleasure of interviewing Imperial Metals (III) chairman Pierre Lebel for the Vancouver Sun and my feature on Lebel and Imperial’s Red Chris mine is in today’s Sun business section and … Continue reading

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