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2010 Mining Explorers: Romios Gold Resources Inc. 10/31/2010
RG: TSX V/RMIOF:NASDAQ OTC/D4R: FE
President and Director: Anastasios (Tom) Drivas
Chief Financial Officer: Errol Farr, CMA
Vice President, Exploration and Geologist: Thomas Skimming, P. Eng.
Mining News: Big brains and why mining needs them 11/22/2009
With six major mines poised to come on line, British Columbia's industry is ready to challenge the best and the brightest thinkers
The first thing that makes mining a complex business is the science of finding a mine. We have over 12,000 mineral occurrences in BC and less than 20 major mines. It takes years just to locate, evalua...
Canadian oil and gas giants tread warily 11/22/2009
New-look Suncor and EnCana roll out disciplined 2010 spending plans, leaving flexibility to boost budgets if commodity prices rise
While trading places as Canada's dominant oil and natural company, Suncor Energy and EnCana are both delivering a similar refrain for 2010 - steady as it goes.
Suncor is the new king of the hill after...
Mining Explorers 2009: Romios Gold Resources Inc. 11/01/2009
President and Director:
Anastasios (Tom) Drivas
Chief Financial Officer: Errol Farr
Vice President, Exploration, Geologist and Director: Thomas Skimming
Mining Explorers 2009: Majors discover value in Millrock 11/01/2009
Investments help project-generating junior seek new gold projects in tough financial times
When Greg Beischer and Phil St. George teamed up to formáMillrockáResources Inc. early in 2007, they set out to make big discoveries that would attract the interest of the world's mining giants. The M...
Mining News: Majors discover value in Millrock 09/27/2009
Junior uses investments to expand portfolio of Alaska gold properties; restricts exploration focus to prospect for giant deposits
Built on a project generator model, Millrock Resources Inc. has teamed up with Kinross Gold Corp., Altius Resources Inc. and Vale Exploration Canada to seek out and explore new large gold and copper p...
Mining News: Teck expects Aqqaluk permits by 2010 07/26/2009
Red Dog expansion will extend mine's life 20 years; Native Elder says gaining permission for adjacent deposit should be simpler
RED DOG MINE ľ Teck Resources Ltd. and NANA Regional Native Corp. are waiting, with cautious optimism, for the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency to provide final approval for development of a huge...
Mining News: Mantra seeks next gold find like Donlin 05/31/2009
Junior assembles top-notch geologists, builds strategic alliances and raises C$5 million to explore claims with many similarities
Since Mantra Mining Inc. emerged in September as the vehicle in which NovaGold Resources Inc. would spinoff its non-core assets, the Vancouver B.C.-based junior has positioned itself to become a major...
UTS Energy victorious - for now 05/03/2009
Oil sands junior persuades shareholders to rebuff Total bid, but now must show it has a better plan; draws hope from reduced costs
Having successfully played the role of David in beating back Total, the French energy Goliath, Canadian-based UTS Energy has an even more daunting task ahead.
It now has to prove to its shareholders,...
Mining News: Rough days may be ahead for mining 04/26/2009
Experts: Raising venture capital will be industry's biggest challenge in 2009, while juniors lacking cash on hand will fade away
Last month we talked about economic impacts of the Alaska mining industry. This month, the world mineral exploration industry is in our crosshairs.
Halifax-based Metals Economics Group reported that...
Mining News: Red Dog tops EPA toxic release inventory 04/26/2009
Federal regulator's annual report reflects scale of the world's largest lead-zinc mine, not its outstanding environmental record
In its largely misunderstood and frequently misrepresented Toxic Release Inventory report, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency ranked the Red Dog zinc mine in Northwest Alaska as the largest enti...
All is not quiet on the oil sands front 04/26/2009
Total's hostile bid for UTS seizes attention; unclear whether it is 'final and best' offer; host of other proponents gear up
The slowdown in Canadian oil sands activity shouldn't be mistaken for nothing taking place.
While some companies take a breather to reconsider future moves, there's also a persistent buzz as the secto...
Mining News: Teck sets goal of maximizing Pogo output 03/29/2009
Operator targets boosting underground production capacity to reach 2,500 tons per day at high-grade gold mine in Interior Alaska
Teck Pogo recently briefed state and federal government agencies on its 2008 activities and provided an update of the company's plans for 2009 at the Pogo underground gold mine which it operates in In...
Mining News: Mining pay ranks No. 2 after oil and gas 03/29/2009
New industry statistics reflect importance of sector's contribution to Alaska, local governments and Native corporations in 2008
There are some new stats out from the State of Alaska that I thought you might like to see. For 2008, the Alaska mining industry accounted for 3,500 direct jobs and 5,500 indirect jobs. The industry d...
Mining News: Red Dog aims to rebound from dismal 2008 02/22/2009
After reporting a fourth-quarter loss due to weak metals prices, Teck calls for a ramp-up of production at the zinc-lead mine in 2009
The Red Dog Mine, the largest zinc producer in North America, posted a loss of US$71 million (after depreciation and pricing adjustment) for the fourth quarter, down dramatically from the US$174 milli...
Mining News: Mineral Roundup in northern B.C. 02/22/2009
Thompson Creek Metals Co. operates the Endako Mine, a molybdenum producer for more than 40 years. Located near Fraser Lake in northern British Columbia, Endako includes three open pit...
Mining News: Base metal price slump stings industry 02/22/2009
Drop in industrial metal values hammers Alaska, Northwest Canada producers, explorers; analysts hope stimulus will hasten recovery
The plummet in base metal prices in 2008 will be felt across Alaska and Northwest Canada's mining sectors. Miners of the far north reaches of North America enjoyed a bounty when base metal prices reac...
Mining News; Teck seeks buyer for its share of Pogo 02/22/2009
In an effort to raise money to pay debt, Teck offers to sell gold assets; acknowledges current discussions with potential buyers
Burdens of plummeting base metal prices, a restrictive credit market and the need to repay a multi-billion-dollar bridge loan have prompted Teck Cominco Ltd. to move ahead with sales of its gold asset...
Imperial looking regal 02/08/2009
Cash-rich, virtually debt-free, Canada's leading integrated company bucks trend, pushing ahead in sands; faces approval verdict
A quick look at 2009 capital spending plans by Canada's largest oil and gas producers shows Petro-Canada is down 36 percent from 2008, EnCana and Talisman Energy are both off 18 percent and Nexen has...
French giant Total makes oil sands grab 02/01/2009
UTS Energy, junior partner in Petro-Canada's Fort Hills project, target of $617 million bid; Fort Hills UTS' main asset
Total has launched a surprise hostile bid to take out a junior partner in Petro-Canada's Fort Hills oil sands project just a month after speculation had the French super major planning a cash takeover...
Mining News: New York investor grabs stake in NovaGold 01/25/2009
Explorer will use investment capital to pay off bridge loan, move Donlin Creek to permitting and resolve Rock Creek water issues
NovaGold Resources Inc. is beginning 2009 with an infusion of cash. In two separate deals, the Vancouver B.C.-based miner sold enough of its equity to raise $75 million, funds it will use to pay debt...