The Virginia Energy investment may be near dead for now but it has an insignicant effect on the value of Sprott.  A few minutes ago Virginia Energy was selling at 56 cents per share.  Sprott's most recent acquisition of V.E. shares was at 42 cents per share; so Sprott currently has a profit on that investment.  Also, Sprott owns about 9.5 million shares for a total investment of a little over $5million making it a relatively small long term speculative holding.