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  • Agnico Eagle Mines Ltd.
  • Cayden Resources Inc.
  • Claude Resources Inc.
  • Colorado Resources Ltd.
  • Columbus Gold Corp.
  • Constantine Metal Resources Ltd.
  • Curis Resources Ltd.
  • Eurasian Minerals Inc.
  • Excelsior Mining Corp.
  • Fission Uranium Corp.
  • GoldQuest Mining Corp.
  • InZinc Mining Ltd.
  • Kaminak Gold Corp.
  • Kivalliq Energy Corp.
  • Lion One Metals Ltd.
  • Nevsun Resources Ltd.
  • Precipitate Gold Corp.
  • Rockhaven Resources Ltd.
  • Romarco Minerals Inc.
  • Roughrider Exploration Ltd.
  • Sabina Gold & Silver Corp.
  • SilverCrest Mines Inc.
  • Strategic Metals Ltd.
  • True Gold Mining Inc.
  • Victoria Gold Corp.

Eric Coffin

HRA Advisory

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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

Hard-Core Investors Found Real Resource Projects in a Vancouver Conference Center (6/8/15) When the market bears are growling, contemplating a trip to a showcase of the companies currently in the grip of that punishment can seem daunting, but resource experts say now is exactly the time hard-core investors need to be out talking to management, hearing their stories and figuring out which companies will be on top when the good times come. The Gold Report spoke to some of the experts at the recent Metals Forum and Cambridge House Vancouver Resource Investment conferences, who shared some of the nuggets they gleaned from the podium and exhibit hall.

Eric Coffin Pinpoints the Mining Companies with Resources that Are Right for Today's Market (5/14/15) Eric Coffin, long-time editor of the Hard Rock Analyst group of publications, has seen the all-time highs in the junior mining space, and the current three-year bear market has taught him to adjust his expectations. He says the companies that he follows that have performed recently all had a specific eventŚa bigger resource number, a new economic study or even a discoveryŚthat prompted the market to rerate the stock. Coffin says that, as always, it is about solid management and good projects, but it's no longer about who has the biggest copper or gold resource, it's about which company has a resource that makes sense. In this interview with The Gold Report, he suggests some companies with resources that not only make sense but could make even more sense to larger companies.

Eric Coffin: Is Market Sentiment Shifting to Gold? (1/19/15) Equities past their peak? Bond market dead? So where do investors go looking for returns? Eric Coffin suggests gold, both bullion and stocks. In this interview with The Gold Report, the publisher of Hard Rock Analyst explains how changes in the currency and energy markets have reignited interest in the sector, and suggests five gold explorers, plus one each in copper and uranium, poised to profit from the new economic realities.

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Recent Quotes

"CGT's Eastside is one of the larger drill programs planned anywhere this year." (6/9/15) Columbus Gold Corp. - Eric Coffin, Hard Rock Analyst Moreá>

"CGT closed a financing intended for this year's Eastside program." (5/25/15) Columbus Gold Corp. - Eric Coffin, Hard Rock Analyst Moreá>

"CGT put out a new resource estimate on its flagship Paul Isnard gold project." (5/14/15) Columbus Gold Corp. - The Gold Report Interview with Eric Coffin Moreá>

"R's stock looks undervalued to me at current levels." (5/8/15) Romarco Minerals Inc. - Eric Coffin, Hard Rock Analyst Moreá>

"CGT substantially increased the average grade of the Paul Isnard resource." (5/6/15) Columbus Gold Corp. - Eric Coffin, Hard Rock Analyst Moreá>

"MIN has a very salable story." (4/15/15) Excelsior Mining Corp. - Eric Coffin, Hard Rock Analyst Moreá>

"CGT has little trouble raising funds." (4/15/15) Columbus Gold Corp. - Eric Coffin, Hard Rock Analyst Moreá>

"MIN still is one of the more obvious buys in the junior space." (3/31/15) Excelsior Mining Corp. - Eric Coffin, Hard Rock Analyst Moreá>

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"We could see the PEA on CGT's Paul Isnard before the end of April." (3/31/15) Columbus Gold Corp. - Eric Coffin, Hard Rock Analyst Moreá>

"Accumulate CGT on gold price weakness." (3/9/15) Columbus Gold Corp. - Eric Coffin, Hard Rock Analyst Moreá>

"PRG is exactly the sort of high-potential speculative resource stock traders look for." (3/2/15) Precipitate Gold Corp. - Eric Coffin, Golden Opportunities Moreá>

"MIN is extremely undervalued relative to the NPV of Gunnison." (2/12/15) Excelsior Mining Corp. - Eric Coffin, Hard Rock Analyst Moreá>

"CGT has already signed a drill contract for Eastside." (2/12/15) Columbus Gold Corp. - Eric Coffin, Hard Rock Analyst Moreá>

"PRG's anomaly is now much larger and stronger, and the best portions are still to be drilled." (1/19/15) Precipitate Gold Corp. - The Gold Report Interview with Eric Coffin Moreá>

"MIN's Gunnison project has extremely good logistics." (1/19/15) Excelsior Mining Corp. - The Gold Report Interview with Eric Coffin Moreá>

"VIT is focused on discovering new near-surface zones that would have the biggest impact on project economics." (1/19/15) Victoria Gold Corp. - The Gold Report Interview with Eric Coffin Moreá>

"MIN has potential to be a bottom-of-the-cost-curve producer." (1/15/15) Excelsior Mining Corp. - Eric Coffin, HRA Advisory Moreá>

"CGT's test work was generally good, with 97%+ gold recovery." (1/15/15) Columbus Gold Corp. - Eric Coffin, HRA Advisory Moreá>

"I still like MIN as a value development-level play." (1/4/15) Excelsior Mining Corp. - Eric Coffin, Hard Rock Analyst Moreá>

"Accumulate shares of CGT on gold price weakness." (1/4/15) Columbus Gold Corp. - Eric Coffin, Hard Rock Analyst Moreá>

"REL highlighted six target areas at Genesis as being worthy of detailed follow-up." (12/2/14) Roughrider Exploration Ltd. - Eric Coffin, Hard Rock Analyst Moreá>

"PRG showed prudence in its latest financing." (12/2/14) Precipitate Gold Corp. - Eric Coffin, Hard Rock Analyst Moreá>

"CGT is quite a bit stronger than most of its peers in both price and steady liquidity." (12/2/14) Columbus Gold Corp. - Eric Coffin, Hard Rock Analyst Moreá>

"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 Moreá>

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

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

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

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

"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 Moreá>

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

"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 Moreá>

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

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

"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 Moreá>

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

"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 Moreá>

"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 Moreá>

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

"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 Moreá>

"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 Moreá>

"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 Moreá>

"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 Moreá>

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

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

"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 Moreá>

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

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

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

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

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

"CXO's North ROK could still contain 100ľ300 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 Moreá>

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

"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 Moreá>

"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 Moreá>

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

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

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

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

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

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

"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 Moreá>

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

"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 Moreá>

"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 Moreá>

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

"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 Moreá>

"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 Moreá>

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

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

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

"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 Moreá>

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

"If CSL can find 1ľ1.5 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 Moreá>

"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 Moreá>

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

"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 Moreá>

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

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