There is speculation that China Gold International will eventually make an offer for Rubicon.
Using the current share price as a baseline, China Gold's offer would be approximately $5 per share ???
Perhaps an updated PEA will be a valuable tool to positively affect the share price before a hostile or friendly offer.
I would expect Goldcorp to counter any offer.
I have no issue with a FAIR buyout of Rubicon - $5 per share is certainly NOT fair.
Rubicon may never receive a single offer but the company has qualities of a desired target.