BUZZ-Rubicon Minerals Corp: Suspends Phoenix operations
** Gold miner's shares plunge 54.3 pct to 26 Canadian cents
** Stock hits 18.5 Canadian cents, its lowest since 2001; record 17.7 mln shares traded
** Company suspends operations at Phoenix gold mine in Ontario
** Temporarily lays off about 200 employees and 110 contractors, representing 87 pct of company employment
** Says to work with SRK Consulting (Canada) Inc and produce a Phoenix project implementation plan
** Up to Monday's close, stock had fallen nearly 39 pct this year
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