Category Archives: Stories

A (re-)visit with Pretium CEO Bob Quartermain

by James Kwantes, WorldofMining.com I first interviewed Bob Quartermain for the Vancouver Sun in December 2011 when his Pretium Resources IPOed on the Toronto Stock Exchange. At $265 million, it was one of the larger IPOs that year, and allowed … Continue reading

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Fight Club, Canadian-style (Sherritt vs. shareholders)

by James Kwantes, WorldofMining.com Sherritt and Clarke resumed their very public boardroom battle this week with fresh accusations and countercharges. Sherritt chairman Hap Stephen opened fire Monday morning with a 7-page broadside attacking dissident shareholder George Armoyan. Stephen spent about … Continue reading

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Dissident group sends out an SOS

by James Kwantes, World of Mining That would be “Save Our Sherritt,” the name of a new website launched by the Concerned Shareholders of Sherritt. The dissident group is led by Clarke CEO George Armoyan, who wants a seat on … Continue reading

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Sherritt and Clarke: Nickel for your thoughts

by James Kwantes, World of Mining Resources and resource allocation are at the centre of a boardroom battle between Sherritt International ($S.TO), which mines nickel in Cuba and Madagascar, and George Armoyan, a Halifax-based activist value investor who runs Clarke … Continue reading

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PDAC 2014: Lumina Copper’s staying power

Peter Koven of the Financial Post interviewed Lumina Copper CEO David Strang at PDAC and wrote a short piece here. Strang notes in the article that he’s said at the last two AGMs that he didn’t expect the company – … Continue reading

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Guest post: Probe Mines signals surge in market confidence

The folks over at London-based Global Mining Observer featured Probe Mines in their latest newsletter, and were kind enough to allow World of Mining to re-publish the piece. If you haven’t heard of Global Mining Observer, head on over to … Continue reading

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Insider buying at NexGen Energy

NexGen Energy shares soared 91% during Wednesday’s trading session, settling at 43 cents on volume of 6+ million shares, after the company issued a news release heralding uranium mineralization in its first drill hole at Rook 1, adjacent to Fission … Continue reading

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An African dog and pony show

My friend Tommy Humphreys recently returned from a site visit to Robert Friedland’s Ivanhoe Mines platinum and copper projects in Africa. The “dog and pony show” was a tour de force, and so is the blog post Humphreys wrote about … Continue reading

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Ross Beaty a big winner in Hudbay/Augusta offer

There are many interesting things about Hudbay’s takeover offer for the 84% of Augusta Resource that it doesn’t already own – an offer that has breathed a bit more life into a moribund mining M&A scene that is slowly reviving. … Continue reading

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A nuclear signal from Tokyo

Another glimmer of hope for long-suffering uranium bulls: Pro-nuclear candidate Yoichi Masuzoe won the race to be Tokyo’s governor on the weekend. Masuzoe is an ally of Japanese prime minister Shinzo Abe, and both men believe nuclear power will be … Continue reading

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