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

"Hole 295 at CGT's Montagne d'Or returned 41m grading 0.92 g/t gold."

— Gwen Preston, Resource Maven (8/16/17)
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"The completed feasibility study on Juanicipio will revalue MAG."

— Gwen Preston, Resource Maven (8/9/17)
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"CGT is spinning its U.S. projects out into a new company."

— Gwen Preston, Resource Maven (7/26/17)
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"TXR's Yellowknife City has many good targets and interesting results."

— Gwen Preston, Resource Maven (7/26/17)
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"R is a Buy at current levels."

— Gwen Preston, Resource Maven (7/26/17)
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"The Juanicipio technical study is a likely positive catalyst for MAG."

— Gwen Preston, Resource Maven (7/26/17)
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"LGD is getting a third project, Black Pine, ready for prime time."

— Gwen Preston, Resource Maven (7/26/17)
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"Two zones at TXR's Yellowknife are exciting: Angel and Duck Lake."

— Gwen Preston, Resource Maven (7/19/17)
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"MAG provides strong leverage to silver, something a subset of metals investors seek because silver often outperforms gold in a bull market."

— Gwen Preston, Resource Maven (6/21/17)
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"The slide in R's share price this month is a buying opportunity."

— Gwen Preston, Resource Maven (6/21/17)
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"I have spent a fair bit of time looking at MAG and believe it's a Buy."

— Gwen Preston, Resource Maven (6/18/17)
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"TXR has more than $4M, enough to fund a summer exploration program."

— Gwen Preston, Resource Maven (6/18/17)
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"Even if all-in costs creep up, the baseline was so low at US$671 per oz. that R's Santa Rosa mine should make very good money regardless."

— Gwen Preston, Resource Maven (5/30/17)
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"Eldorado's acquisition gives ICG an EV of $103/resource ounce."

— Gwen Preston, Resource Maven (5/17/17)
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"TXR announced results from 22 Yellowknife drill holes; all hit gold."

— Gwen Preston, Resource Maven (5/3/17)
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"R's San Ramon mine has reached commercial production!"

— Gwen Preston, Resource Maven (4/12/17)
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"A first pass of NXE's Harpoon already identified a zone striking 340m."

— Gwen Preston, Resource Maven (3/29/17)
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"CGT's Montagne d'Or FS outlines a large and economic gold mine."

— Gwen Preston, Resource Maven (3/22/17)
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"The Indicated count at ICG's Triangle increased 100% to 1.47 Moz."

— Gwen Preston, Resource Maven (3/22/17)
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"The feasibility study puts CGT's Montagne d'Or project in play."

— Gwen Preston, Resource Maven (3/15/17)
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"A2 at NXE's Arrow contains 165 Mlb U3O8 at an 18.84% average grade."

— Gwen Preston, Resource Maven (3/8/17)
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"ICG's Lamaque PEA improvements matter, but there is much yet to come."

— Gwen Preston, Resource Maven (3/4/17)
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"NXE offers good odds of a 50% gain in the next 12 months."

— Gwen Preston, Resource Maven (3/4/17)
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"An R holder sells 23M shares, and the share price doesn't notice."

— Gwen Preston, Resource Maven (3/4/17)
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"ICG reported the best intercept at Triangle: 71.6 g/t gold over 15m."

— Gwen Preston, Resource Maven (2/22/17)
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"R now has the chance to explore some of its other opportunities."

— Gwen Preston, Resource Maven (2/22/17)
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"More results from ICG's Triangle contain more of the same good stuff."

— Gwen Preston, Resource Maven (2/15/17)
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"TXR just tripled its land position; it staked another 253 sq km."

— Gwen Preston, Resource Maven (2/15/17)
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"NXE has the best uranium discovery in the world in many many years."

— Gwen Preston, Resource Maven (1/25/17)
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"I like that CGT is racing to get exploration drill work done at Montagne d'Or even as M&A potential ramps up."

— Gwen Preston, Resource Maven (1/25/17)
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"R released results from 107 holes; the full batch included many examples of longer intercepts and higher grades than modeled."

— Gwen Preston, Resource Maven (1/18/17)
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"ICG released results from another 17 drill holes at the Triangle deposit; the work demonstrated good continuity of mineralization."

— Gwen Preston, Resource Maven (1/18/17)
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"I think a deal on CGT's Montagne d'Or is pretty likely in the near term."

— Gwen Preston, Resource Maven (1/18/17)
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"TXR's Sam Otto results are starting to suggest an area with sufficient disseminated mineralization."

— Gwen Preston, Resource Maven (1/18/17)
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"ICG is a takeout target."

— Gwen Preston, Resource Maven (12/21/16)
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"R's story offers rerating potential as it gets recognized as a producer."

— Gwen Preston, Resource Maven (12/21/16)
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"TXR made good progress this summer, defining three trends at Sam Otto and expanding Mispickel significantly."

— Gwen Preston, Resource Maven (12/21/16)
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"ICG is raising $7M by selling super flow-through shares at $1 apiece; the funds will all go toward surface drilling."

— Gwen Preston, Resource Maven (12/14/16)
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"If uranium continues to strengthen I would expect NXE shares to offer strong leverage, given that Arrow is the best uranium discovery in the world."

— Gwen Preston, Resource Maven (12/14/16)
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"The Sam Otto program is making TXR believe the area is one large mineralized system."

— Gwen Preston, Resource Maven (12/14/16)
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"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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"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 development work is advancing well."

— 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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