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Eric Coffin

Hard Rock Analyst

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Eric Coffin is the editor of the HRA (Hard Rock Analyst) family of publications. Responsible for the "financial analysis" side of HRA, Coffin has a degree in corporate and investment finance. He has extensive experience in merger and acquisitions and small-company financing and promotion. For many years, he tracked the financial performance and funding of all exchange-listed Canadian mining companies and has helped with the formation of several successful exploration ventures. Coffin was one of the first analysts to point out the disastrous effects of gold hedging and gold loan-capital financing in 1997. He also predicted the start of the current secular bull market in commodities based on the movement of the U.S. dollar in 2001 and the acceleration of growth in Asia and India. Coffin can be reached at hra@publishers-mgmt.com or the website www.hraadvisory.com.




Recent Interviews

Eric Coffin: Can Investors Still Find Tenbaggers? (9/17/14) The continuing strength of the U.S. dollar is bad news for the price of gold, and Eric Coffin believes that in the short term a price of $1,200/oz is possible, though there is room now for an oversold bounce. This, of course, is bad news for gold miners and explorers. But in this interview with The Gold Report, the publisher of Hard Rock Analyst counsels that even in a bull market, investors are advised to seek out potential tenbaggers, and presents several companies in gold, base metals and uranium with the potential to flourish even in hard times.

More than 25,000 Investors and Mining Types Walked into PDAC. The Result Was. . .Realistic (3/10/14) PDACPDAC curse or blessing? Fresh from the Letter Writer Presentations track at the Prospectors and Developers Association of Canada (PDAC) conference, The Gold Report asked thought leaders to share their impressions from the annual minefest. Adrian Day Asset Management Founder Adrian Day, Exploration Insights Publisher Brent Cook, House Mountain Partners Founder Chris Berry and The Daily Gold Premium Publisher Jordan Roy-Byrne used terms such as "realistic" and "muted." Eric Coffin, editor of Hard Rock Analyst, posited that the lack of excitement might actually benefit the few companies that rose on good conference-timed news because it removed the chance of a "PDAC curse" dropping stock prices after the event. Let's see if all the voices agree.

The Most Important Question Top Stock Pickers Keith Schaefer, Eric Coffin and Lawrence Roulston Ask Company Presidents (2/18/14) Payback time? Fallback plan? Money in the bank? What would you ask the CEO of a company you were considering investing in? In advance of the Prospectors and Developers Association of Canada convention in March, newsletter writers Keith Schaefer, Eric Coffin and Lawrence Roulston are bringing 15 energy and mining companies together for a "meet the management" Subscriber Investment Summit in Toronto. In this interview with The Mining Report, the experts share their sometimes surprising responses to the state of the industry.

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Recent Quotes

"TGM does not have to raise funds and is reporting no problems on-site." (11/2/14) True Gold Mining Inc. - Eric Coffin, HRA Journal More >

"MIN is as safe a preproduction copper stock as you can find." (11/2/14) Excelsior Mining Corp. - Eric Coffin, HRA Journal More >

"CGT is most of the way through permitting a huge drill program for Eastside." (11/2/14) Columbus Gold Corp. - Eric Coffin, HRA Advisory More >

"PRG is designing a follow-up IP program in the Ginger Ridge zone." (11/2/14) Precipitate Gold Corp. - Eric Coffin, Hard Rock Analyst More >

"Phase one field work has been completed at REL's Genesis project." (10/3/14) Roughrider Exploration Ltd. - Eric Coffin, Hard Rock Analyst More >

"MIN is the only choice for traders looking for an in-situ leaching copper play." (10/3/14) Excelsior Mining Corp. - Eric Coffin, HRA Journal More >

"SVL is an obvious early candidate when precious metals prices recover." (10/3/14) SilverCrest Mines Inc. - Eric Coffin, HRA Journal More >

"CGT should have enough to fund the very aggressive drill program planned for the Eastside project." (10/3/14) Columbus Gold Corp. - Eric Coffin, HRA Advisory More >

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"PRG now has a strong and obvious target it can expand on." (10/3/14) Precipitate Gold Corp. - Eric Coffin, Hard Rock Analyst More >

"PRG has made a bona fide new discovery at Ginger Ridge." (9/23/14) Precipitate Gold Corp. - Eric Coffin, Hard Rock Analyst More >

"We need more stories like CYD's because they bring money into the market." (9/17/14) Cayden Resources Inc. - The Gold Report Interview with Eric Coffin More >

"MIN's prefeasibility is quite impressive." (9/17/14) Excelsior Mining Corp. - The Gold Report Interview with Eric Coffin More >

"I'm a huge fan of Ross McElroy, FCU's president and chief geologist." (9/17/14) Fission Uranium Corp. - The Gold Report Interview with Eric Coffin More >

"PRG has a big chunk of the Tireo Belt, a very high-potential belt." (9/17/14) Precipitate Gold Corp. - The Gold Report Interview with Eric Coffin More >

"REL just finished the phase 1 program." (9/17/14) Roughrider Exploration Ltd. - The Gold Report Interview with Eric Coffin More >

"For VIT's Eagle project, the strip ratio is very low, and it's leachable." (9/17/14) Victoria Gold Corp. - The Gold Report Interview with Eric Coffin More >

"REL got a quick start at Genesis and we should see initial results next month." (8/24/14) Roughrider Exploration Ltd. - Eric Coffin, HRA Journal More >

"PRG has enough cash to expand its new drill program or cruise past the end of this year." (8/24/14) Precipitate Gold Corp. - Eric Coffin, HRA Journal More >

"MIN has advanced Gunnison with very impressive results and the stock has big value potential." (8/24/14) Excelsior Mining Corp. - Eric Coffin, HRA Advisory More >

"With 30% revenue increases at SVL, what is not to like?" (3/10/14) SilverCrest Mines Inc. - The Gold Report Interview with Eric Coffin More >

"CGT has one of the better looking charts." (3/10/14) Columbus Gold Corp. - The Gold Report Interview with Eric Coffin More >

"CGT's deal with Nord frees up some $8M to work on the Nevada projects." (2/18/14) Columbus Gold Corp. - The Mining Report Interview with Eric Coffin More >

"SVL is a company I am extremely comfortable with." (2/18/14) SilverCrest Mines Inc. - The Mining Report Interview with Eric Coffin More >

"TGM has made huge progress on several fronts." (1/29/14) True Gold Mining Inc. - Eric Coffin, HRA Journal More >

"TGM's feasibility study indicates Karma should be both profitable and robust." (12/17/13) True Gold Mining Inc. - Eric Coffin, HRA Advisory More >

"CHM announced a 'takeover' by Mamba Minerals." (12/17/13) Champion Iron Mines Limited - Eric Coffin, Hard Rock Analyst More >

"MUN has great potential targets, lots of cash and is priced cheaper than peers." (12/17/13) Mundoro Capital Inc. - Eric Coffin, HRA Journal More >

"CXO's North ROK could still contain 100–300 Mt, the size of Imperial Metals' Red Chris mine, which is down the road." (11/27/13) Colorado Resources Ltd. - The Gold Report Interview with Eric Coffin More >

"MUN's Savinac property has had some pretty interesting trench assays." (11/27/13) Mundoro Capital Inc. - The Gold Report Interview with Eric Coffin More >

"ROG's Yaramoko project will be a small but very high-margin operation." (11/27/13) Roxgold Inc. - The Gold Report Interview with Eric Coffin More >

"SVL announced a silver resource of 199 Moz at La Joya and followed up with a pretty good PEA." (11/27/13) SilverCrest Mines Inc. - The Gold Report Interview with Eric Coffin More >

"TGM has quite good logistics and very strong management." (11/27/13) True Gold Mining Inc. - The Gold Report Interview with Eric Coffin More >

"CXO completed an airborne geophysical survey of the entire North ROK project." (10/19/13) Colorado Resources Ltd. - Eric Coffin, Hard Rock Analyst More >

"MUN is trading at a significant discount to cash." (10/19/13) Mundoro Capital Inc. - Eric Coffin, HRA Journal More >

"SVL is a company that can continue to outperform many in its peer group." (10/16/13) SilverCrest Mines Inc. - Eric Coffin, HRA Journal More >

"MUN's Savinac license has shown good initial drill results." (10/3/13) Mundoro Capital Inc. - Eric Coffin, HRA Journal More >

"TGM's Karma project may have new holes with good potential." (9/30/13) True Gold Mining Inc. - Eric Coffin, HRA Journal More >

"CXO drilled 0.55% Cu eq including 68m grading 0.79% Cu eq at North ROK." (9/30/13) Colorado Resources Ltd. - Eric Coffin, HRA Journal More >

"I have always believed ATX's Penguino was a project with good potential." (9/30/13) Argentex Mining Corporation - Eric Coffin, HRA Journal More >

"CXO has a lot of good targets and a very strong technical group." (9/17/13) Colorado Resources Ltd. - The Northern Miner Interview with Eric Coffin More >

"MUN's best trench results from Savinac were 12m grading 30.4 g/t gold and 171 g/t silver." (9/10/13) Mundoro Capital Inc. - Eric Coffin, Hard Rock Analyst More >

"CXO has a real discovery, excellent logistics and is continuing to grow." (9/10/13) Colorado Resources Ltd. - Eric Coffin, Hard Rock Analyst More >

"I still think TGM's Karma will be a project that makes it to production." (7/28/13) True Gold Mining Inc. - Eric Coffin, Hard Rock Analyst More >

"ATX's $4.97M deal with Austral Gold is a good one in this market." (7/28/13) Argentex Mining Corporation - Eric Coffin, Hard Rock Analyst More >

"SVL continues to outperform operationally and produce efficiently." (7/28/13) SilverCrest Mines Inc. - Eric Coffin, Hard Rock Analyst More >

"PG has an extremely strong management group and about $100M." (7/28/13) Premier Gold Mines Ltd. - Eric Coffin, Hard Rock Analyst More >

"MUN offers a low-risk bet on a potentially high-impact drill program." (7/28/13) Mundoro Capital Inc. - Eric Coffin, Hard Rock Analyst More >

"Drilling at CSL's QV project has yet to cut off in any direction." (7/28/13) Comstock Metals Ltd. - Eric Coffin, Hard Rock Analyst More >

"CXO has really good technical management, strong projects and cash." (7/22/13) Colorado Resources Ltd. - The Gold Report Interview with Eric Coffin More >

"If CSL can find 1–1.5 Moz, that would be enough to push the combined economics of QV and Golden Saddle over the finish line." (7/22/13) Comstock Metals Ltd. - The Gold Report Interview with Eric Coffin More >

"LIO's Tuvatu is a nice old-fashioned, good-grade underground gold deposit with quite a bit of room to grow." (7/22/13) Lion One Metals Ltd. - The Gold Report Interview with Eric Coffin More >

"In this market, MUN is kind of the perfect speculation." (7/22/13) Mundoro Capital Inc. - The Gold Report Interview with Eric Coffin More >

"SVL did a great job of building a very successful gold-silver mine, Santa Elena, very cheaply." (7/22/13) SilverCrest Mines Inc. - The Gold Report Interview with Eric Coffin More >

"UGD has found a lot of ounces at Candelones." (7/22/13) Unigold Inc. - The Gold Report Interview with Eric Coffin More >

"MUN's drilling in Serbia has high potential." (6/16/13) Mundoro Capital Inc. - Eric Coffin, Hard Rock Journal More >

"MUN is a Buy in its current range." (5/31/13) Mundoro Capital Inc. - Eric Coffin, Hard Rock Analyst More >

(5/10/13) Comstock Metals Ltd. - Eric Coffin, HRA Journal More >

"MUN will be an obvious beneficiary of Timok's outstanding results." (4/11/13) Mundoro Capital Inc. - Eric Coffin, Hard Rock Analyst More >

"PRG should have results out from Ginger Ridge in a couple of weeks." (3/27/13) Precipitate Gold Corp. - Eric Coffin, Hard Rock Analyst More >

"SVL continues to be worth accumulating." (3/16/13) SilverCrest Mines Inc. - Eric Coffin, HRA Advisory More >

"MUN remains a Buy." (3/15/13) Mundoro Capital Inc. - Eric Coffin, Hard Rock Analyst More >

"Location and some impressive past results make PRG's Cecilia project one that could hold traders' attention." (3/15/13) Precipitate Gold Corp. - Eric Coffin, HRA Advisory More >

"MUN has lots of cash and is in no rush to find new financing." (2/25/13) Mundoro Capital Inc. - The Gold Report Interview with Eric Coffin More >

"INM has reported plenty of broad 50–60m drill intercepts of 40, 50, 60 g/t silver." (2/25/13) International Northair Mines Ltd. - The Gold Report Interview with Eric Coffin More >

"UGD has a discovery next door to GoldQuest and reported impressive drill results." (2/25/13) Unigold Inc. - The Gold Report Interview with Eric Coffin More >

"SVL did a great job getting Santa Elena up to full production and it uncovered a lot of new ounces at its La Joya property." (2/25/13) SilverCrest Mines Inc. - The Gold Report Interview with Eric Coffin More >

"PRG has picked up two concessions bordering GoldQuest in the Tireo volcanic belt." (2/25/13) Precipitate Gold Corp. - The Gold Report Interview with Eric Coffin More >

"LIO's deal with Avocet Resources would bring $4M, good-looking gold and iron ore projects and a strong technical team." (2/25/13) Lion One Metals Ltd. - The Gold Report Interview with Eric Coffin More >

"AMM is really good at executing the JV model." (2/25/13) Almaden Minerals Ltd. - The Gold Report Interview with Eric Coffin More >

"With MUN you're buying a cheap lottery ticket backed by cash on hand." (2/14/13) Mundoro Capital Inc. - Eric Coffin, Hard Rock Analyst More >

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