Sector Expert: Gwen Preston

Resource Maven

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With almost a decade of junior resource-focused journalism under her belt, Gwen Preston launched Resource Maven. Preston watches the wires, talks to her network and analyzes economics to identify resource news that matters and figure out how to profit. She focuses on early-stage exploration and development stories. Preston has been interviewed on CBC and in Financial Post.



Recent Interviews

Three Precious Metals Candidates for the Next Round of M&A (11/1/16)
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Few things can move a stock as quickly as merger and acquisition talk. Resource Maven's Gwen Preston outlines three companies that majors may be eyeing.

Four Companies for the Metals Market Turnaround (10/13/16)
Integra Gold's Lamaque Project

The bear market was tough. Lots of companies went into complete hibernation; lots of people left the sector. It takes time for companies to get going again, but they have begun to get back on their feet, says Gwen Preston, founder of Resource Maven. She discusses some of the major trends she sees in the mining industry, and profiles several companies that survived the lean years and could lead the pack going forward.

Three Companies Defining Great Targets for Fall Exploration (8/16/16)
Adamera projects

Summer is a busy time for explorers; the right preparation now can help define targets for the fall. Resource Maven's Gwen Preston highlights three companies whose work now could set the stage for a very productive autumn.

Recent Quotes

"If you want to bet on Colombia, a good way is to bet on the R team; they have some of the best know-how and credibility in the country."

— Gwen Preston, Resource Maven (12/7/16)
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"TXR hardly needs another target, given that there are so many areas of interest at the Yellowknife City Gold project."

— Gwen Preston, Resource Maven (12/7/16)
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"TXR hardly needs another target, given that there are so many areas of interest at the Yellowknife City Gold project."

— Gwen Preston, Resource Maven (12/7/16)
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"PLG continues to advance its Goldstrike project in Utah, adding up to a nice zone of mineralization."

— Gwen Preston, Resource Maven (12/7/16)
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"ICG's share price has softened but news flow should pick up as we move into gold’s strong winter months-Buy."

— Gwen Preston, Resource Maven (12/7/16)
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"ADZ has all the best ground in northeast Washington State."

— Gwen Preston, Resource Maven (11/16/16)
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"ICG announced a new resource estimate for Lamaque."

— Gwen Preston, Resource Maven (11/16/16)
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"The consistency of gold in TXR's Mispickel holes is promising."

— Gwen Preston, Resource Maven (11/16/16)
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"NXE released results from 14 new holes at Arrow and, once again, the results are stellar."

— Gwen Preston, Resource Maven (11/9/16)
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"ICG's drill results keep demonstrating good continuity and, if anything, are improving with more drilling."

— Gwen Preston, Resource Maven (11/9/16)
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"NXE's Arrow is perhaps the best mineral discovery of the decade."

— Gwen Preston, Resource Maven (10/29/16)
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"With this raise GSV has almost $60 million in the bank."

— Gwen Preston, Resource Maven (10/29/16)
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"The headline result from ICG's Triangle zone was 19.8 g/t gold over 19 meters. Yes, that deserves a Wow."

— Gwen Preston, Resource Maven (10/17/16)
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"Dark Star has been delivering the most exciting results for GSV and the latest three holes fit that bill."

— Gwen Preston, Resource Maven (10/17/16)
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"ICG is one of few Canadian gold projects that could be taken to production this cycle, for a reasonable cost and with lots of exploration upside."

— Gwen Preston for The Gold Report (10/13/16)
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"TXR's Mispickel is showing good consistency of mineralization and structure."

— Gwen Preston for The Gold Report (10/13/16)
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"NXE's Arrow is big, it is high grade, it is mineable, and it is in a good jurisdiction; it will become a mine one day."

— Gwen Preston for The Gold Report (10/13/16)
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"ICG is one of few Canadian gold projects that could be taken to production this cycle."

— Gwen Preston, Resource Maven (9/28/16)
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"TXR's Mispickel is showing good consistency of mineralization and structure."

— Gwen Preston, Resource Maven (9/28/16)
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"NXE’s Arrow deposit is one of the best mineral discoveries of the decade, regardless of commodity."

— Gwen Preston, Resource Maven (9/28/16)
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"Drill results from the ICG's Triangle deposit includes one of the best intercepts ever pulled at the project."

— Gwen Preston, Resource Maven (9/21/16)
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"GSV announced a strong hole from North Bullion, which is the northern-most target area at the Railroad-Pinion project."

— Gwen Preston, Resource Maven (9/8/16)
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"When the major let its licenses lapse ADZ jumped to acquire the old Key mines."

— Gwen Preston, Resource Maven (8/31/16)
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"All NXE needs is for the uranium price to come to life and it will be the belle of the ball."

— Gwen Preston, Resource Maven (8/24/16)
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"GSV's North Dark Star is shaping up as a promising gold oxide zone."

— Gwen Preston, Resource Maven (8/24/16)
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"Continue to accumulate NXE stock for its best-in-class Arrow deposit, the prospectivity of its Rook property, and the leverage NexGen will provide when uranium prices start to strengthen.”

— Gwen Preston, Resource Maven (8/17/16)
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"ADZ wants to ensure it has all the ground it wants and state and private mineral leases it needs, before it really hits the ground.”

— Gwen Preston, Resource Maven (8/17/16)
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"ADZ's current field program is designed to refine its targets through additional soil sampling and mapping work."

The Gold Report Article by Gwen Preston (8/16/16)
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"GSV's North Dark Star hole put out the news everyone was awaiting – and then some: 126 metres grading 3.95 g/t gold."

— Gwen Preston, Resource Maven (8/10/16)
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"I think the combination of new results, active investor promotion, and a property that offers everything the market wants will propel TXR up from here."

— Gwen Preston, Resource Maven (8/10/16)
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"ADZ is out in the field to refine its targets through additional soil sampling and mapping work."

— Gwen Preston, Resource Maven (8/8/16)
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"I think a major will buy ICG within 12 months."

— Gwen Preston, Resource Maven (8/4/16)
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"Drill results are now suggesting NXE's A1 might host a high-grade zone."

— Gwen Preston, Resource Maven (7/27/16)
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"ICG's No. 4 Plug is a potential source of additional mill feed at Lamaque."

— Gwen Preston, Resource Maven (7/20/16)
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"NXE's results continue to be phenomenal."

— Gwen Preston, Resource Maven (7/20/16)
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"TV is the only primary zinc producer on the TSX, which makes it a clear go-to stock for those seeking zinc exposure."

— Gwen Preston, Resource Maven (7/20/16)
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"NMI's drilling returned the best mineralization from the Harrier Base structure."

— Gwen Preston, Resource Maven (7/12/16)
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"ICG's team is working hard and generating results."

— Gwen Preston, Resource Maven (7/12/16)
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"NXE kicks-off its summer drill program, which will total 35,000 meters."

— Gwen Preston, Resource Maven (7/12/16)
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ADZ closed a small $600,000 financing, taking advantage of its stock strength to raise a bit of cash."

— Gwen Preston, Resource Maven (6/23/16)
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"NXE has been a wunderkind of a stock and there is still a lot of upside left."

— Gwen Preston, Resource Maven (6/15/16)
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"NMI continues to make new discoveries at its operating mines that can quickly be added to the mine plan."

— Gwen Preston, Resource Maven (6/12/16)
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"Underground infill drilling continues as PVG probes the initial stope areas closely to develop accurate resource models."

— Gwen Preston, Resource Maven (6/12/16)
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"NXE has been a wunderkund of a stock; interest will build as we approach the next resource estimate for Arrow."

— Gwen Preston, Resource Maven (6/12/16)
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"Li Kashing, Hong Kong’s richest and most famous investor, is buying US$60 million worth of convertible debentures from NXE"

— Gwen Preston, Resource Maven (6/8/16)
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"There are a good number of forces lined up to push ADZ's price up."

— Gwen Preston, Resource Maven (6/8/16)
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"ICG closed its $28M financing to completely fund underground development and exploration at Triangle."

— Gwen Preston, Resource Maven (6/8/16)
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"GSV recently kicked off a 43,000m drill program in Nevada; the CSAMT survey found what the company was seeking."

The Gold Report Article by Gwen Preston (6/3/16)
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"VIT's Dublin Gulch has got to be one of the only fully permitted, development-ready gold projects in the world in a stable, supportive jurisdiction."

The Gold Report Article by Gwen Preston (6/3/16)
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"RD has a good asset with great numbers that is largely de-risked."

— Gwen Preston, Resource Maven (6/1/16)
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"I remain excited about what GSV might discover."

— Gwen Preston, Resource Maven (6/1/16)
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"ICG is a market darling, but one with an advanced asset"

— Gwen Preston, Resource Maven (6/1/16)
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"GSV's new survey results showed that the known normal fault in the Dark Star Corridor extends 700m farther along strike than known to the north."

— Gwen Preston, Resource Maven (5/25/16)
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"NMI's mine is expected to generate an 80% internal rate of return."

— Gwen Preston, Resource Maven (5/20/16)
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"ICG needs to drill the Triangle zone from underground and will soon have all the funds to do so."

— Gwen Preston, Resource Maven (5/20/16)
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"PVG has completed the infill drill program at its under-construction Brucejack project in British Columbia."

— Gwen Preston, Resource Maven (5/20/16)
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"Results will continue to flow fast and furious from Lamaque, where ICG has completed 65K meters of drilling already this year."

— Gwen Preston, Resource Maven (5/11/16)
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"NXE's hole 76c1 represents the second-best hole ever drilled at Arrow."

— Gwen Preston, Resource Maven (5/11/16)
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"NMI's Fosterville delivered a gross margin of $135.70/tonne in the quarter, almost double its margin two years ago."

— Gwen Preston, Resource Maven (5/4/16)
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"ICG's sustained share price climb continues; Eldorado Gold or someone else could make a bid at any time."

— Gwen Preston, Resource Maven (4/27/16)
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"PVG's drill results included five intersections grading greater than 1,000 g/t gold."

— Gwen Preston, Resource Maven (4/27/16)
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— Gwen Preston, Resource Maven (4/20/16)
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"Uranium prices continue to struggle, but NXE continues to rise, a hallmark of a truly phenomenal discovery."

— Gwen Preston, Resource Maven (4/20/16)
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"The veins at ICG's No. 4 plug deposit might be amenable to bulk mining."

— Gwen Preston, Resource Maven (4/20/16)
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"GSV is investing CA$3.6M in Battle Mountain Gold."

— Gwen Preston, Resource Maven (4/20/16)
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"ICG is putting $6M into Eastmain to take a 9.9% stake."

— Gwen Preston, Resource Maven (4/13/16)
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"PVG popped this week due to Stansberry's big promotional push."

— Gwen Preston, Resource Maven (4/13/16)
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"NXE will drill uninterrupted through the shoulder season; it should take full advantage of its momentum."

— Gwen Preston, Resource Maven (4/6/16)
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"ICG's Lamaque headline drill result was a whooping 93 g/t gold over 3.7m from the C2 structure."

— Gwen Preston, Resource Maven (4/6/16)
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"GSV's large and underexplored property offers the possibility of a large-scale gold discovery."

— Gwen Preston, Resource Maven (4/6/16)
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"NMX's updated feasibility study shows a 30.3% after-tax IRR for its Whabouchi project."

— Gwen Preston, Resource Maven (4/6/16)
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"If you are not positioned in NXE's stock, you should be."

— Gwen Preston, Resource Maven (3/30/16)
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"ICG's Lamaque project is clearly gaining traction."

— Gwen Preston, Resource Maven (3/30/16)
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"NMI is getting the recognition it deserves."

— Gwen Preston, Resource Maven (3/30/16)
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"NMI increased its reserve and resource estimates at Fosterville and Stawell."

— Gwen Preston, Resource Maven (3/23/16)
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"The really enticing aspect of VML's Cherry Creek is the possibility of Carlin-type gold."

The Gold Report Article by Gwen Preston (3/22/16)
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"NXE's Arrow zone is going to get a lot bigger."

— Gwen Preston, Resource Maven (3/16/16)
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"NMI really took control of the bear market."

— Gwen Preston, Resource Maven (3/13/16)
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"ICG's Gold Rush Challenge revealed a host of targets."

— Gwen Preston, Resource Maven (3/13/16)
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"NXE's Arrow resource is 201.9 Mlb U3O8, in 3.45 Mt grading 2.63% U3O8."

— Gwen Preston, Resource Maven (3/13/16)
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"NMI is now likely to be debt free by the end of Q1/16."

— Gwen Preston, Resource Maven (3/3/16)
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"CNL published a feasibility study for its Buriticá gold project."

— Gwen Preston, Resource Maven (2/24/16)
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"The odds are good that PVG will overshoot its 52-week average."

— Gwen Preston, Resource Maven (2/24/16)
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"NXE's five new holes at Arrow returned off-scale radioactivity."

— Gwen Preston, Resource Maven (2/24/16)
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"TXR reported some high-grade hits from two initial holes into a new target at the Yellowknife City gold project."

— Gwen Preston, Resource Maven (2/24/16)
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"ICG's latest drill results support all of its goals at Lamaque."

— Gwen Preston, Resource Maven (2/17/16)
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"GRG's agreement with Silver Standard Resources is a unique and impressive deal."

— Gwen Preston, Resource Maven (2/10/16)
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"THO's takeover of Lake Shore Gold will boost its jurisdictional appeal."

— Gwen Preston, Resource Maven (2/10/16)
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"The latest scintillometer result from NXE's Arrow was the best yet."

— Gwen Preston, Resource Maven (2/10/16)
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"2015 was a very successful year for GSV, and apparently Goldcorp agreed."

— Gwen Preston, Resource Maven (2/3/16)
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"ICG announced a $15M flow-through financing."

— Gwen Preston, Resource Maven (1/29/16)
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"High grades at NMI's Fosterville are impacting the mine's economics."

— Gwen Preston, Resource Maven (1/29/16)
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"NMI remains undervalued compared to its midsized gold mining peers."

— Gwen Preston, Resource Maven (1/20/16)
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"It's likely we'll see a steady stream of drill results from ICG."

— Gwen Preston, Resource Maven (1/20/16)
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"NXE's final hole of its summer program is stunning."

— Gwen Preston, Resource Maven (1/13/16)
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"NMI is finding some of the best ever mineralization at Fosterville."

— Gwen Preston, Resource Maven (1/13/16)
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"ICG's recent Lamaque drill results hit into another C-type structure."

— Gwen Preston, Resource Maven (1/13/16)
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"NXE announced significant intercepts from another seven holes at Arrow."

— Gwen Preston, Resource Maven (1/6/16)
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"ICG's Gold Rush Challenge will bring attention and generate exploration targets."

— Gwen Preston, Resource Maven (1/6/16)
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"NXE is my top pick for 2016."

— Gwen Preston, Resource Maven (12/23/15)
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"The exploration upside at MAG's Juanicipio project is substantial."

— Gwen Preston, Resource Maven (12/23/15)
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"ICG's Lamaque project hosts a sizeable and growing resource of high-grade, mineable gold."

— Gwen Preston, Resource Maven (12/23/15)
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"THO pays a good dividend and produces at the lowest quartile costs."

— Gwen Preston, Resource Maven (12/9/15)
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"I see THO as a good tax loss buying opportunity."

— Gwen Preston, Resource Maven (12/2/15)
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"It only makes sense to go long the best uranium exploration story, NXE."

— Gwen Preston, Resource Maven (12/2/15)
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"NMI announced a drill program at Esmeralda; Maud's PEA is due in Q1/16."

— Gwen Preston, Resource Maven (12/2/15)
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"THO has a proven history."

— Gwen Preston, Resource Maven (11/18/15)
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"Kirkland Lake Gold struck a deal to take over SAS."

— Gwen Preston, Resource Maven (11/18/15)
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