The United States Congress continues to flounder with the debt ceiling, but at least the Ontario Supreme Court has decided that Molson Coors is the rightful North American beer sponsor for the NHL. Like Monday, Tuesday was particularly slow.

Today saw three deal openings with expected proceeds of $5.3 million, six deal closings with gross proceeds of $67.7 million, and two private placement updates.

Openings

Soltoro Ltd. (TSX-V:SOL) opened a $4.5 million private placement on a bought deal basis.

Closings

Atacama Pacific Gold Corporation (TSX-V:ATM) closed a $30.45 million private placement underwritten by RBC Capital on a bought deal basis.

Extorre Gold Mines Limited (TSX:XG) closed a $25 million private placement underwritten by TD Securities on a bought deal basis.

Argosy Energy Inc. (TSX:GSY) closed a $6.7 million private placement underwritten by GMP Securities on a bought deal basis.

Global Minerals Ltd. (TSX-V:CTG) closed a $5 million private placement on a best efforts basis.

Updates

Auriga Gold Corp. (TSX-V:AIA) updated a $3 million private placement on a best efforts basis. Each unit includes a 1/2 warrant that expires in 18 months.

Logan Copper Inc. (TSX-V:LC) updated a $825,000 private placement underwritten by EMD Financial on a best efforts basis. Each unit includes a 1/2 warrant that expires in 12 months, and the deal is expected to close on or about July 11, 2011.