Falconbridge Limited

Lonmin buys into Wallbridge (June 18, 2007)

Lonmin (LNMIF-O, LMI-L) has agreed to take a private placement that could give it an 18% shareholding in Wallbridge Mining (WM-T, WLBMF-O), and cements an existing alliance in the Sudbury camp.

Shining Tree drilling suggests extension

Ursa Major Minerals (UMJ-V) has completed a five-hole program on its Shining Tree nickel property in Fawcett Twp., about 100 km north of Sudbury, Ont. One hole suggests that mineralization persists do…

LionOre taking its share (September 18, 2006)

With the price of nickel surging in recent weeks and traditional titans Inco (N-T, N-N), and Falconbridge (FAL-T, FAL-N) fading away, LionOre Mining International (LIM-T, LMGGF-O, LOR-L) is establishi…

BY RYAN WALKERAlexis Minerals geologist Sophie Lafontaine discusses core from the Louvex VMS project, near the Louvicourt copper-zinc mine, not far from Val d'Or, Que.

Alexis goes two camp

As the old adage goes, the best place to find a mine is in the shadow of a headframe. The odds, then, seem stacked in favour of Alexis Minerals (AMC-V, AXSMF-O), which is poking around behind some 60…

Inco on the brink-o (September 11, 2006)

Just a week after officially shunning Companhia Vale do Rio Doce (CVRD) (rio-n) in favour of Phelps Dodge (PD-N), Inco (N-T, N-N) has terminated its combination agreement with the Arizona-based copper…

Teck bows out

Having failed to raise some $5.7 billion overnight, Teck Cominco (TCK.A-T, TCK-N) quietly let its offer for Inco (N-T, n-n) expire on Aug. 16….

Ryan Walker

Plot thickens in battle for Inco

Brazilian iron ore giant Companhia Vale do Rio Doce (CVRD) (RIO-N) has turned up the heat in the battle for control of Inco (N-T, N-N) with an all-cash bid of $86.00 per share….

Falco concedes

A year-long quest is finally coming to an end for Xstrata (XSRAF-O, XTA-L, with Falconbridge’s (FAL-T, FAL-N) board of directors effectively handing over the reins of the iconic Canadian mining compan…

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