Rio Alto Mining Ltd. Tops this Week's Ubika Gold 50 Index Report with a 30% Share Price Surge

Toronto, Ontario--(Newsfile Corp. - January 20, 2014) - Ubika Research has released the weekly performance report for "The Ubika Gold 50," an index of 50 high potential junior gold exploration companies.

This week's top gainer is Rio Alto Mining Ltd. (TSX: RIO) (CSE: RIO), which powered more than 30% higher on recent news (Jan 6, 2014) that it has received environmental approval for the La Arena Project Gold Oxide Mine in Peru, allowing the company to apply for permits for a future Phase 2 open pit sulphide mine and construct an 18,000 tonne per day copper/gold flotation plant and concentrator.

Other top Ubika Gold 50 gainers for the week ending January 17, 2014, include: Paramount Gold and Silver Corp. (TSX: PZG) (CSE: PZG), Guyana Goldfields Inc. (TSX: GUY) (CSE: GUY), Timmins Gold Corp. (TSX: TMM) (CSE: TMM), and Lydian International Ltd (TSX: LYD) (CSE: LYD).

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Note: This week's Ubika Gold 50 Index includes only 48 companies. We removed Oromin Explorations Ltd. (TSX: OLE) since it was acquired by Teranga Gold Corporation (TSX: TGZ) (ASX: TGZ) and Rainy River Resources Ltd (TSX: RR) since it was acquired by New Gold Inc. (TSX: NGD).

About The Ubika Gold 50 Index: This index comprises our top fifty (50) promising junior gold exploration companies. We use various proprietary criteria in selecting these companies including market capitalization, trading volume, exploration location, type and size of deposits and their exploration stage.

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