Just throwing this out there. With the confirmation from the Fed that they will continue to print $85 billion monthly in QE and the Cyprus fiasco heating up; are the shorts maybe getting just a little nervous? Gold is holding above $1600 and I expect it to close the week strong. With AUQ's high short interest and the miners being oversold in general I would think it would be prudent for them to cover now and take profits. Just a thought.
As is typical with mining stocks (and at the time I didn't know this either), they announced quarterly totals. Check their web site for the numbers. Keep in mind, those numbers are already priced in. The fluctuations you see daily now are the tug of war between shorts selling shares they don't own, and longs who are not willing to sell nor lend their shares for shorting.