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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.

Top TSX miners increase market capitalisation $142 billion in 2010: Ernst & Young

Market capitalisation for miners on the TSX and TSX Venture rose from Can$325 billion in 2009 to $467 billion in 2010, according to a study released by Ernst & Young on Wednesday. The study also found that the mining sector raised $17.7 billion through IPOs and private placements, eclipsing the oil and gas industry which only managed $11.3 billion. The study also found that there were 52 mining initial public offerings on the TSX and TSX Venture that raised more than $1.3 billion.

Miners should be Alberta Bound: Fraser Institute

Quebec's three-year run as the Fraser Institute's favourite mining jurisdiction ended after Alberta took the top spot. Releasing it's findings on Wednesday, the think tank lauded Alberta's tax policies and clear rules regarding mining. “Alberta’s resource-friendly government, competitive taxation regime, and superior infrastructure render the province a standout for mining investment, not only in Canada but also globally,” said Fred McMahon, coordinator of the survey and the Institute’s vice-president of international policy research.

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Canada Lithium shares halted for a mineral resource estimate do-over

Canada Lithium said today it will have to take another look at a resource estimate it used to fund a Can$202-million open pit mine in Quebec. The company said that it was unable to reconcile its own results with a previously announced 43-101-compliant report dated Oct. 28, 2010. In January the company raised Can$110 million via a bought-deal financing.