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Teck announces coal shipment with Westshore

Teck Resources Limited ("Teck", TCK.A and TCK.B, NYSE: TCK) announced today that it has reached agreement with Westshore Terminals Limited Partnership ("Westshore") on terms for the shipment of steelmaking coal from Teck's mines in British Columbia and Alberta for a four year term from April 1, 2012 to March 31, 2016. The new agreement envisions Teck shipping 16 million tonnes of coal in the initial contract year, and larger amounts in subsequent years when Teck's production is scheduled to increase, all at fixed rates through Westshore.

Vaaldiam Agrees to Acquire 51% of Brauna Property

Vaaldiam must pay US$6.5 million to the existing joint venture partners. The property area is 5,000 hectares, located in Bahia State, Brazil, contains 22 known kimberlite occurrences, including the Brauna 3 ('B3') kimberlite pipe.

Bralorne moves forward to start milling

Start-up of the mill is now planned following completion of service repairs that were initiated in last fall. Underground development material has been stockpiled at the surface for mill feed. By the end of February, a total of 11,866 tonnes (13,080 tons) of material was stockpiled at an estimated average grade of 12.5 grams per tonne (0.365 oz/ton) gold. The total to date of the stockpile plus the underground broken inventory currently stands at 20,500 tonnes (22,678 tons) at an estimated average grade of 12.4 grams per tonne (0.363 oz/ton) gold.

Mapping project by British Columbia Geological Survey identifies “unprecedented opportunities” in new zones and offers insights in Romios’ Dirk/Newmont Lake area Geology

Romios Gold Resources announced that a 2010 mapping project from the British Columbia Geological Survey confirmed Romios' previous claims that the Dirk property mineralization is analogous to and may be as large as the Galore Creek project. Samples collected by Romios from the Dirk property produced numerous anomalous values including a 3.0 metre chip sample of 6.21% Cu, 0.57 g/t Au, and 44.1 g/t Ag. The BCGS also reports values up to 21 ppb platinum and 64 ppb palladium from samples that they collected from the Dirk property.

Stillwater Mining reports highest earnings in a decade

Stillwater Mining Company today reported 2010 net income of $50.4 million, or $0.51 per diluted share, on revenues of $555.9 million. Contributing to the net income in 2010 were higher PGM prices and a recovery in recycling volumes, along with continued focus on productivity and controlling costs.