Wednesday, July 13, 2011

snippets and snappets

Why is Malaga Inc ( failing to rally into the new highs for tungsten prices? Probably because production numbers at Pasto Bueno suck. Here's the updated monthly production chart that uses the numbers filed to Peru's Ministry of Energy and Mines (MEM) yesterday, and April/May output at totally but totally sucks. Whatever happened to all that talk about upgrades and higher thruput, dudes?

Bear Creek Mining (BCM.v) files suit against Peru over Santa Ana. Logical enough move from the corporate perspective, don't hold your breath on this one, though.

An excellent interview with the head of Colombia's Large Scale Mining government department. Lots of insight on the state of play in the country. Spanish language and I can't be bothered to translate it today.

Hugo Ch├ívez talks about his cancer. It's not colon cancer, it's not stomach cancer and these two quotes as well. 
"I'm in the second stage of the (treatment for the) illness, an evaluation organ by organ and other factors. I mustn't give any more details." 

"I have an optimum level of recovery at nearly a month after the first operation."

So now you know.

UPDATE: Did you see the Ron Paul Ben Bernanke show too? There were a couple of moments back there that made me laugh out loud. Great entertainment, even funnier that people think it's serious.

UPDATE 2: Market Commentary found it, so let's add to the fun by sticking it here too.

As Market Commentary says, "Not enough comedy posted today."