"AuRico Gold (AUQ), much of whose asset base has been in Mexico, is the list’s gold play. And like HL, it has a link to my youth. At the same time I covered HL for Value Line, I also covered a Canadian gold miner called Northgate Minerals, an outfit which I encountered again in the recent past when its solid fundamentals caused it to occasionally appear in the model I use for my low-priced stocks newsletter. On 10/26/11, AUQ acquired Northgate, a move that ought to make it a much more substantial part of the micro-cap gold universe than it has been to date. Committed gold bugs may be disappointed that there’s only one such stock on today’s run of the screen, but as small gold-mining plays go, AUQ looks to be a good one."