I looked at the paper work for the buy back on AuRico web site. It doesn't say anything about the stockholder date of ownership to participate in the auction. That would seem to imply that you could purchase and submit shares at anytime up to the closing of the auction. Is that what you see?
Seems like buyers may move over to gold for protection. We just need a little more to create a riot. The shorts will back soon, they are in the bathroom having their mouth washed out by their mother for saying bad things about other people.