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Sprott Inc. – ‘SC 13G/A’ on 2/1/12 re: Vista Gold Corp

On:  Wednesday, 2/1/12, at 9:40am ET   ·   Accession #:  1512920-12-22   ·   File #:  5-47163

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  As Of                Filer                Filing    For·On·As Docs:Size              Issuer

 2/01/12  Sprott Inc.                       SC 13G/A               1:10K  Vista Gold Corp

Amendment to Statement of Beneficial Ownership   —   Schedule 13G
Filing Table of Contents

Document/Exhibit                   Description                      Pages   Size 

 1: SC 13G/A    Amendment to Statement of Beneficial Ownership         6±    21K 


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11st Page   -   Filing Submission
"Item 3. If this statement is filed pursuant to Rule 13d-1(b), or 13d-2(b), check whether the person filing is a:
"Item 4. Ownership
"Item 5. Ownership of Five Percent or Less of a Class:
"Item 6. Ownership of More than Five Percent on Behalf of Another Person:
"Item 7. Identification and Classification of the Subsidiary Which Acquired the Security Being Reported on By the Parent Holding Company:
"Item 8. Identification and Classification of Members of the Group:
"Item 9. Notice of Dissolution of Group:
"Item 10. Certification:


UNITED STATES SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION WASHINGTON, D.C. 20549 SCHEDULE 13G/A Under the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 (Amendment No. 2) Vista Gold Corp. (Name of Issuer) Common Shares (Title of Class of Securities) 927926303 (CUSIP Number) December 31, 2011 (Date of Event Which Requires Filing of this Statement) Check the appropriate box to designate the rule pursuant to which this Schedule is filed: [ ]Rule 13d-1(b) [ X ]Rule 13d-1(c) [ ]Rule 13d-1(d) CUSIP No. 927926303 ........................................ 1. NAME OF REPORTING PERSON I.R.S. IDENTIFICATION NO. OF ABOVE PERSONS (ENTITIES ONLY) Sprott Inc. ________________________________________________________________________________ 2. CHECK THE APPROPRIATE BOX IF A MEMBER OF A GROUP* (a) [ ] (b) [x] ________________________________________________________________________________ 3. SEC USE ONLY ________________________________________________________________________________ 4. CITIZENSHIP OR PLACE OF ORGANIZATION Ontario, Canada ________________________________________________________________________________ NUMBER OF 5. SOLE VOTING POWER SHARES 4,900,914 _________________________________________________________________ BENEFICIALLY 6. SHARED VOTING POWER OWNED BY 5,000,000 _________________________________________________________________ EACH 7. SOLE DISPOSITIVE POWER REPORTING 4,900,914 _________________________________________________________________ PERSON 8. SHARED DISPOSITIVE POWER WITH 5,000,000 ________________________________________________________________________________ 9. AGGREGATE AMOUNT BENEFICIALLY OWNED BY EACH REPORTING PERSON 9,900,914 ________________________________________________________________________________ 10. CHECK BOX IF THE AGGREGATE AMOUNT IN ROW (9) EXCLUDES CERTAIN SHARES* [_] ________________________________________________________________________________ 11. PERCENT OF CLASS REPRESENTED BY AMOUNT IN ROW 9 13.0% ________________________________________________________________________________ 12. TYPE OF REPORTING PERSON* CO ________________________________________________________________________________ CUSIP No. 927926303 ........................................ 1. NAME OF REPORTING PERSON I.R.S. IDENTIFICATION NO. OF ABOVE PERSONS (ENTITIES ONLY) Exploration Capital Partners 2008 Limited Partnership ________________________________________________________________________________ 2. CHECK THE APPROPRIATE BOX IF A MEMBER OF A GROUP* (a) [ ] (b) [X] ________________________________________________________________________________ 3. SEC USE ONLY ________________________________________________________________________________ 4. CITIZENSHIP OR PLACE OF ORGANIZATION California ________________________________________________________________________________ NUMBER OF 5. SOLE VOTING POWER SHARES 0 _________________________________________________________________ BENEFICIALLY 6. SHARED VOTING POWER OWNED BY 5,000,000 _________________________________________________________________ EACH 7. SOLE DISPOSITIVE POWER REPORTING 0 _________________________________________________________________ PERSON 8. SHARED DISPOSITIVE POWER WITH 5,000,000 ________________________________________________________________________________ 9. AGGREGATE AMOUNT BENEFICIALLY OWNED BY EACH REPORTING PERSON 5,000,000 ________________________________________________________________________________ 10. CHECK BOX IF THE AGGREGATE AMOUNT IN ROW (9) EXCLUDES CERTAIN SHARES* [_] ________________________________________________________________________________ 11. PERCENT OF CLASS REPRESENTED BY AMOUNT IN ROW 9 6.8% ________________________________________________________________________________ 12. TYPE OF REPORTING PERSON* PN ________________________________________________________________________________ Item 1. (a) Name of Issuer: Vista Gold Corp. (b) Address of Issuer's Principal Executive Offices: 7961 Shaffer Parkway, suite 5, Littleton, CO 80127 Item 2. (a) Name of Person Filing: Sprott Inc. Exploration Capital Partners 2008 Limited Partnership (b) Address of Principal Business Office: Sprott Inc. Suite 2700, South Tower, Royal Bank Plaza, Toronto, ON M5J 2J1 Exploration Capital Partners 2008 Limited Partnership 7770 El Camino real, Carlsbed, CA 92009 (c) Citizenship: Sprott Inc: Canada Exploration Capital Partners 2008 Limited Partnership:California (d) Title of Class of Securities: Common Shares (e) CUSIP Number: 927926303 Item 3. If this statement is filed pursuant to Rule 13d-1(b), or 13d-2(b), 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) [ ] An investment adviser in accordance with ss. 240.13d-1(b)(ii)(E). (f) [ ] An employee benefit plan or endowment fund in accordance with ss. 240.13d-1(b)(1)(ii)(F). (g) [ ] A parent holding company or control person in accordance with ss. 240.13d-1(b)(1)(ii)(G). (h) [ ] A savings association 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 ss. 240.13d-1(b)(1)(ii)(J). Item 4. Ownership (a) Amount Beneficially Owned: Sprott Inc.: 9,900,914 Exploration Capital Partners 2008 Limited Partnership: 5,000,000 (b) Percent of Class: Sprott Inc.: 13.0% Exploration Capital Partners 2008 Limited Partnership: 6.8% (c) Number of shares as to which Sprott Inc. has: (i) Sole power to vote or to direct the vote: 4,900,914 (ii) Shared power to vote or to direct the vote: 5,000,000 (iii) Sole power to dispose or to direct the disposition of: 4,900,914 (iv) Shared power to dispose or to direct the disposition of: 5,000,000 Number of shares as to which Exploration Capital Partners 2008 Limited Partnership has: (i) Sole power to vote or to direct the vote: 0 (ii) Shared power to vote or to direct the vote: 5,000,000 (iii) Sole power to dispose or to direct the disposition of: 0 (iv) Shared power to dispose or to direct the disposition of: 5,000,000 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: These shares are held in accounts managed by subsidiaries of Sprott Inc., none of which, with the exception of Exploration Capital Partners 2008 Limited Partnership, beneficially own more than five percent of the class. Item 7. Identification and Classification of the Subsidiary Which Acquired the Security Being Reported on By the Parent Holding Company: N/A Item 8. Identification and Classification of Members of the Group: N/A Item 9. Notice of Dissolution of Group: N/A 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. 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. January 31, 2012 _____________________ Date SPROTT Inc. By: /s/Kirstin McTaggart _____________________ Kirstin McTaggart Authorized Person Exploration Capital Partners 2008 Limited Partnership By: /s/Kirstin McTaggart _____________________ Kirstin McTaggart Authorized Person

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