Melissa Pistilli has been reporting on market-shaking news in the resource and mining investment sector for over five years and has been with the Investing News Network since 2008. She has written on a wide variety of topics, from managing political risk in the mining industry to manipulation in the silver market. Formerly the managing editor of the Investing News Network, Melissa now serves as a senior reporter writing for Lithium Investing News and Uranium Investing News. She is most interested in the impact of global economics, politics and sociocultural influences on the commodities markets, and this shows in her reporting. Melissa holds a bachelor’s degree in English education as well as a master’s degree in teaching of writing, both from Humboldt State University, California. She currently resides at the heart of Canada’s mining industry — Vancouver, British Columbia.
Barkerville Gold Mines Ltd. (TSX VENTURE:BGM)(FRANKFURT:IWUB) reported that the first phase for three of the Company’s diamond drill programs has commenced on Barkerville Mountain, Cow Mountain and Island Mountain.
Cadillac Ventures Inc. (TSX VENTURE:CDC) closed its previously announced non-brokered private placement with Trafigura Beheer, B.V. , an existing shareholder of the Company, for gross proceeds of $2.0 million.
Geodex Minerals Ltd. (TSX VENTURE:GXM)(FRANKFURT:G2W), procided a corporate update on progress during 2009 and announce its strategic direction for advancing its flagship Sisson Brook tungsten-molybdenum project in New Brunswick.
Adex Mining Inc. (TSX VENTURE:ADE) reported that the board of directors today granted an aggregate of 1,750,000 stock options of the Company to its directors and officers and to certain employees and consultants of the Company.