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Gold is poured at Agnico-Eagle's Meadowbank Mine.
Gold is poured at Agnico-Eagle's Meadowbank Mine.
(CHRIS WATTIE/REUTERS)

SEAN SILCOFF

In hunt for gold miners, fortune favours the brave

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Gold is a scary sector for investors these days, what with the wobbly metal price and high-profile majors who have been scaling back mine projects, taking writedowns or facing hostile governments. If the majors are sick, the junior miners are in intensive care, starved for financing and devoid of investor appetite to fund their projects.