Since 1975, Canadian Mining Journal has regularly canvassed Canadian mining companies about their spending plans, and published the results. We are in the midst of this process again, for an article that will appear in the October issue of the magazine.
For the first time this year, we have approached companies using e-mail addresses, and asked the recipients to respond to an electronic survey.
We find that e-mail is not as reliable as mailing addresses: we have had a number of responses, but many companies have not yet filled in our form. Therefore, we am appealing to you to let us know the capital spending plans for your company at the following address: http://www.surveymonkey.com/s.asp?u=7061465000. It will take you five to ten minutes to fill in the form and submit it. There is even a question in the survey about whether you would like to receive the results in electronic format.
Please note that we want to hear only once from each company. THE FOLLOWING COMPANIES HAVE ALREADY RESPONDED: Agnico-Eagle, bcMetals Corp., Barrick Gold, Better Resources, Campbell Resources, Canarc Resource Corp., Cumberland Resources, DRC Resources Corp., Geolantic Resources, Iron Ore Co. of Canada, Luscar, Namex Explorations, Noranda, North Atlantic Nickel, Northgate Minerals, Placer Dome, Potash Corp. of Saskatchewan, Sable Resources, Tagish Lake Gold Corp., Timminco Metals, Wabi Iron & Steel, and Wabush Mines.