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Mark Bristow, chief executive officer of Randgold Resources, during a motorcycle charity tour that raised US$1.6 million for orphanages and other charities in Africa. Credit: Randgold Resources

Randgold’s Mark Bristow dreams big

Mark Bristow was a 24-year-old university student when he attended a party on the eve of the Midmar Triathalon — a gruelling canoe-cycle-run event held at the Midmar Dam north of Pietermaritzburg in South Africa.

TSX Venture Exchange, Jan. 6-10

The S&P/TSX Venture Composite Index closed in the green for a second straight week to start the year, as it jumped 2.3% — or 21.83 points during trading — en route to a 966.55-point close. Commodity futures were relatively…

Lawrence Roulston’s top stock picks

“There is a huge amount of uncertainty in the financial markets right now,” says Lawrence Roulston, a geologist and the editor of the newsletter Resource Opportunities, at the recent Cambridge show in Toronto. “There is so much negativity with…

Midlands gets the cash for Sian

With its latest round of financing complete, Midlands Minerals (MEX-V) is set to get aggressive on its drill program in Ghana.

Midlands Minerals president and CEO, Kim Harris, examines core samples at one of the company's properties in Ghana.

Midlands Minerals grows in Ghana

Kim Harris is used to hunting in elephant country. As the former director for Africa of the Ontario International Corp., she spent more than a decade crisscrossing the continent looking for business o…

Midlands picks targets

A soil geochemistry survey by Midlands Minerals (MEX-V) at the Itilima property in the Lake Victoria gold belt of Tanzania has pointed to a gold anomaly surrounding known mining wor…

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