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Timmins Urges Board of Capital Gold not to Postpone Capital Gold Special Meeting: Let the Shareholders Speak!

In an appearance on Canada's Business News Network this afternoon, the CEO of Gammon Gold Inc. stated: "We will announce tomorrow when the Capital Gold special meeting will be, but it will be this month." It seems that the CEO of Gammon intends to postpone the special meeting of the shareholders of Capital Gold Corporation. Timmins has repeatedly raised concerns regarding the process by which the Capital Gold Board of Directors selected Gammon's proposal, a process that Timmins believes favored Gammon over all other bidders.

Aurizon mines reports 37% drop in quarterly profit

Canada's Aurizon Mines reported a 37 percent drop in quarterly profit, hurt mainly by higher exploration expenses. The mid-tier gold miner reported net income of C$6.2 million($6.3 million), or 4 Canadian cents a share, compared with net income of C$9.9 million, or 6 Canadian cents a share, last year.

Kirkland Lake profits hurt by higher expenses, lower production

Gold miner Kirkland Lake posted a quarterly profit that trailed estimates, hurt by higher expenses and lower-than-expected production, and cut its full-year production view. The company lowered its fiscal 2011 production view to 80,000-85,000 ounces of gold from 90,000-100,000 ounces. Photo

Capstone returns to profitability

Capstone Mining made a dramatic move into the black last year, earning a US$72.6 million profit compared to a loss of $18.3 million in 2009. Revenues grew from $250 million in 2009 to $310 million last year. The Vancouver-based company had US$192.4 million in the bank at the end of the year, up from $118.4 million the year previously.

Teck settles strike at Elkview mine

The six-week strike at Teck's Elkview coal mine is coming to an end, Canadian Press reported Tuesday morning. The Vancouver company and Local 9346 of the United Steelworkers of America have reached a tentative five-year collective agreement covering about 700 workers at the mine, located in southeastern British Columbia. The union ratification vote is to be completed by Saturday. If the new labour deal is ratified, Teck expects full production at the mine to resume by next Tuesday.

Northern Tiger closes $4.7 million private placement for Yukon exploration

Northern Tiger Resources Inc. (TSX-V:NTR) has closed a brokered private placement of 8.622 million flow-through common share at a price of $0.55 per share for proceeds of $4.742 million. The private placement was initially announced on February 14, 2011 and contemplated raising gross proceeds up to $3 million.

Feds support mining education in northern B.C.

Mining in northern British Columbia received a shot in the arm on Monday. The College of New Caledonia will purchase heavy-haul truck and front-end loader simulators to provide virtual training for a total of 50 students each year, as part of the Mining Industry Certificate Program. The program will train students for employment as heavy equipment operators in surface mining operations located in northern B.C.

Altius makes big gain in Q3

Altius Minerals made a profit of $69.3 million, or $2.38 per share, in the three months ending January 31 — the Canadian iron ore producer's third quarter. That compares to a $102,000 loss in the same period last year. Quarterly revenues were 1.1 million versus $912,000 for the previous year's Q3. Altius also gained $84.6 million after transferring its 100% interest in the Kami iron ore property to Alderon Resources Corp. in exchange for 32.3 million shares of Alderon.