0000869178-13-000016.txt : 20130213 0000869178-13-000016.hdr.sgml : 20130213 20130213155548 ACCESSION NUMBER: 0000869178-13-000016 CONFORMED SUBMISSION TYPE: SC 13G/A PUBLIC DOCUMENT COUNT: 1 FILED AS OF DATE: 20130213 DATE AS OF CHANGE: 20130213 SUBJECT COMPANY: COMPANY DATA: COMPANY CONFORMED NAME: ELDORADO GOLD CORP /FI CENTRAL INDEX KEY: 0000918608 STANDARD INDUSTRIAL CLASSIFICATION: GOLD & SILVER ORES [1040] IRS NUMBER: 000000000 STATE OF INCORPORATION: A1 FISCAL YEAR END: 1231 FILING VALUES: FORM TYPE: SC 13G/A SEC ACT: 1934 Act SEC FILE NUMBER: 005-79121 FILM NUMBER: 13602953 BUSINESS ADDRESS: STREET 1: SUITE 1188 - BENTALL 5 STREET 2: 550 BURRARD STREET CITY: VANCOUVER STATE: A1 ZIP: V6C 2B5 BUSINESS PHONE: (604) 687-4018 MAIL ADDRESS: STREET 1: SUITE 1188 - BENTALL 5 STREET 2: 550 BURRARD STREET CITY: VANCOUVER STATE: A1 ZIP: V6C 2B5 FORMER COMPANY: FORMER CONFORMED NAME: ELDORADO CORP LTD /FI DATE OF NAME CHANGE: 19960701 FORMER COMPANY: FORMER CONFORMED NAME: ELDORADO GOLD CORP /FI DATE OF NAME CHANGE: 19940203 FILED BY: COMPANY DATA: COMPANY CONFORMED NAME: VAN ECK ASSOCIATES CORP CENTRAL INDEX KEY: 0000869178 IRS NUMBER: 133210061 STATE OF INCORPORATION: DE FISCAL YEAR END: 1231 FILING VALUES: FORM TYPE: SC 13G/A BUSINESS ADDRESS: STREET 1: 335 MADISON AVENUE STREET 2: 19TH FLOOR CITY: NEW YORK STATE: NY ZIP: 10017 BUSINESS PHONE: 2122932000 MAIL ADDRESS: STREET 1: 335 MADISON AVENUE STREET 2: 19TH FLOOR CITY: NEW YORK STATE: NY ZIP: 10017 SC 13G/A 1 schedule13g.htm EL DORADO 13G 12.31.12 schedule13g.htm


 
 
UNITED STATES
SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION
Washington, D.C. 20549
 
SCHEDULE 13G
 
Under the Securities Exchange Act of 1934
(Amendment No.1 )*
 
 ELDORADO GOLD CORP

(Name of Issuer) 

COMMON SHARES 

 
(Title of Class of Securities)

284902103 
 

 (CUSIP Number)

December 31, 2012 - Year End Filing 
 

 (Date of Event Which Requires Filing of this Statement)
 
Check the appropriate box to designate the rule pursuant to which this Schedule is filed:
 
[X] Rule 13d-1(b)
[   ] Rule 13d-1(c)
[   ] Rule 13d-1(d)
 
*The remainder of this cover page shall be filled out for a reporting person's initial filing on this form with respect to the subject class of securities, and for any subsequent amendment containing information which would alter the disclosures provided in a prior cover page.
 
 
The information required in the remainder of this cover page shall not be deemed to be "filed" for the purpose of Section 18 of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 ("Act") or otherwise subject to the liabilities of that section of the Act but shall be subject to all other provisions of the Act (however, see the Notes). 
 
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CUSIP No.           284902103
 
1.
Names of Reporting Persons 
I.R.S. Identification Nos. of above persons (entities only) 
Van Eck Associates Corporation  
335 Madison Ave. - 19th Floor, New York, New York 10017 

2.
Check the Appropriate Box if a Member of a Group (See Instructions) 
(a)
               N/A 
(b) 
 

 
3
SEC Use Only 

 
4.
Citizenship or Place of Organization:       Delaware

 
Number of
Shares
Beneficially
Owned by
Each
Reporting
Person With 
5.
Sole Voting Power 
44,220,345 common shares 
 
 
 
6.
Shared Voting Power 
None 
 
 
 
7.
Sole Dispositive Power 
44,220,345 common shares 
 
 
 
8.
Shared Dispositive Power 
 None

 
9.
Aggregate Amount Beneficially Owned by Each Reporting Person  44,220,345 Common Shares are held within mutual funds and other client accounts managed by Van Eck Associates Corporation, none of which individually own more than 5% of the outstanding shares. 

10.
Check if the Aggregate Amount in Row (9) Excludes Certain Shares (See Instructions)      N/A 

 
11.
Percent of Class Represented by Amount in Row (9)      6.19% 

 
12.
Type of Reporting Person (See Instructions)       IA
 
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Item 1. (a)
Name of Issuer
El Dorado Gold Corp.
 
 
Item 1. (b)
Address of Issuer's Principal Executive Offices
Suite 1188 - Bentall 5 550 Burrard Street Vancouver A1 V6C 2B5
 
 
Item 2. (a)
Name of Person Filing
Van Eck Associates Corporation
 
 
Item 2. (b)
Address of Principal Business Office or, if none, Residence
335 Madison Ave. - 19th Floor, New York, New York 10017 
 
 
Item 2. (c)
Citizenship or Place of Organization:
Delaware 
 
 
Item 2. (d)
Title of Class of Securities
Common Shares 
 
 
Item 2. (e)
CUSIP Number
Not Applicable 
 
 
Item 3.
If this statement is filed pursuant to Rule 13d-1(b) or 13d-2(b) or (c), check whether the person filing is a:
 
 
(a)
 [   ] 
Broker or dealer registered under section 15 of the Act (15 U.S.C. 78o). 
 
 
 
(b)
 [   ] 
Bank as defined in section 3(a)(6) of the Act (15 U.S.C. 78c). 
 
 
 
(c)
 [   ] 
Insurance company as defined in section 3(a)(19) of the Act (15 U.S.C. 78c). 
 
 
 
(d)
 [   ] 
Investment company registered under section 8 of the Investment Company Act of 1940 (15 U.S.C 80a-8). 
 
 
 
(e)
 [X] 
An investment adviser in accordance with Rule 13d-1(b)(1)(ii)(E); 
 
 
 
(f)
 [   ] 
An employee benefit plan or endowment fund in accordance with Rule 13d-1(b)(1)(ii)(F);
 
 
 
(g)
 [   ] 
A parent holding company or control person in accordance with Rule 13d-1(b)(1)(ii)(G); 
 
 
 
(h)
 [   ] 
A savings associations as defined in Section 3(b) of the Federal Deposit Insurance Act (12 U.S.C. 1813); 
 
 
 
(i)
 [   ] 
A church plan that is excluded from the definition of an investment company under section 3(c)(14) of the Investment Company Act of 1940 (15 U.S.C. 80a-3);
 
 
 
(j) 
 [   ] 
Group, in accordance with Rule 13d-1(b)(1)(ii)(J).
 
 
 
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Item 4.
Ownership.
 
 
 
 
(a)     
Amount beneficially owned: 44,220,345 Common Shares 
 
 
(b)     
Percent of class: 6.19% 
 
 
(c)     
Number of shares as to which the person has: 
 
 
 
 
(i)     
Sole power to vote or to direct the vote 44,220,345 Common Shares 
 
 
 
 
(ii)     
Shared power to vote or to direct the vote      None 
 
 
 
 
(iii)     
Sole power to dispose or to direct the disposition of     44,220,345 Common Shares 
 
 
 
 
(iv)     
Shared power to dispose or to direct the disposition of      None 
 
Item 5.
Ownership of Five Percent or Less of a Class
If this statement is being filed to report the fact that as of the date hereof the reporting person has ceased to be the beneficial owner of more than five percent of the class of securities, check the following
[ ]
 
 
Item 6.
Ownership of More than Five Percent on Behalf of Another Person.
Not applicable 
 
 
Item 7.
Identification and Classification of the Subsidiary Which Acquired the Security Being Reported on By the Parent Holding Company
Not applicable. 
 
 
Item 8.
Identification and Classification of Members of the Group
Not applicable 
 
 
Item 9.
Notice of Dissolution of Group
Not applicable. 
 
 
Item 10.
Certification
 
 
 
By signing below I certify that, to the best of my knowledge and belief, the securities referred to above were not acquired and are not held for the purpose of or with the effect of changing or influencing the control of the issuer of the securities and were not acquired and are not held in connection with or as a participant in any transaction having that purpose or effect. 
 
 
 
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SIGNATURE  
 
After reasonable inquiry and to the best of my knowledge and belief, I certify that the information set forth in this statement is true, complete and correct.
 
 
February 13, 2013
 
 
 
Date 
 
 
 
/S/ John J. Crimmins
 

 
Signature 
 
John J. Crimmins, Vice President
 

 
 
Name/Title 

 
The original statement shall be signed by each person on whose behalf the statement is filed or his authorized representative. If the statement is signed on behalf of a person by his authorized representative other than an executive officer or general partner of the filing person, evidence of the representative's authority to sign on behalf of such person shall be filed with the statement, provided, however, that a power of attorney for this purpose which is already on file with the Commission may be incorporated by reference. The name and any title of each person who signs the statement shall be typed or printed beneath this signature. 
 
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