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

Goldcorp Is Back and Spending: Could West Red Lake Gold Mines Be Next? (5/13/16)
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Goldcorp is fresh off an announced transaction of $520M for Kaminak Gold, which is a big win for the industry. The company has been quietly putting dollars in juniors, like $16M in Gold Standard Ventures, and there could be more to come. In this article, Resource Maven Gwen Preston discusses possible target West Red Lake Gold Mines and how this company is shaping up to take advantage of the initial turnaround in the market.

Sumitomo's Quest for Gold Starts with Viscount Mining (3/21/16)
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Japanese giant Sumitomo Corporation is on a quest for gold. Its only exploration-level joint venture is with Viscount Mining. Resource Maven Gwen Preston explores the Viscount proposition, including the historic potential of its Cherry Creek, Nevada, land package and its potential to produce Carlin-type gold.

How to Spot Buyout Clues in Today's Resource Market (11/2/15)
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What if you could tell before a press release comes out that a company is poised to be bought out, possibly at a nice premium? Sounds good, right? By watching historic patterns, that might just be possible. The Gold Report reached out to experts who have been around through enough cycles to know and asked for the clues they watch that an acquisition might be imminent. From location and early investment to derisking levels, you just have to know what to look for to position yourself for a liquidity event.

Recent Quotes

"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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"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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"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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"BAR gets the nod as the drill result of the week."

— Gwen Preston, Resource Maven (11/18/15)
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"The SGC arbitrage opportunity remains."

— Gwen Preston, Resource Maven (11/18/15)
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"ICG announced a new resource estimate for the Lamaque project's Triangle zone."

— Gwen Preston, Resource Maven (11/11/15)
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"GSV announced results from another solid drill hole in its Dark Star deposit."

— Gwen Preston, Resource Maven (11/11/15)
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"If you want to pick up 30%, buy SGC right now."

— Gwen Preston, Resource Maven (11/6/15)
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"SGC just got a takeout offer from a Chinese construction company."

— Gwen Preston, Resource Maven (11/6/15)
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"Investors seem to like the VML story."

— Gwen Preston, Resource Maven (11/4/15)
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"GSV announced drill results that suggest a new thicker, higher-grade zone."

— Gwen Preston, Resource Maven (11/4/15)
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"KDX is one of the better performing miners in the world right now."

The Gold Report Interview with Gwen Preston (11/2/15)
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"NXE put out yet another batch of stunner drill results."

— Gwen Preston, Resource Maven (10/28/15)
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"TXR has enough information to define a resource at Crestaurum."

— Gwen Preston, Resource Maven (10/26/15)
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"ICG is one of the busiest juniors in the market this year."

— Gwen Preston, Resource Maven (10/21/15)
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"PVG will go higher yet from here."

— Gwen Preston, Resource Maven (10/15/15)
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"TXR is one to keep an eye on."

— Gwen Preston, Resource Maven (10/13/15)
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"I would bet that we see an acquisition by NMI within six to eight months."

— Gwen Preston, Resource Maven (9/9/15)
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"FCU's PLS project is home to 105 Mlb U3O8."

— Gwen Preston, Resource Maven (8/12/15)
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"NXE's Rook project has real development potential."

— Gwen Preston, Resource Maven (8/12/15)
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"R's acquisition will create a company producing 540 Koz/year gold by 2017."

— Gwen Preston, Resource Maven (8/5/15)
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"I'm a PVG believer."

— Gwen Preston, Resource Maven (8/5/15)
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"KDX is drilling to grow the resource at Fire Creek."

— Gwen Preston, Resource Maven (8/5/15)
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"GUY's mine should be profitable even if gold falls below $1,000/oz."

— Gwen Preston, Resource Maven (8/5/15)
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"There may be high-grade mineralization underneath MAG's Juanicipio project."

— Gwen Preston, Resource Maven (6/26/15)
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"ICG has launched a challenge to outline new targets at Sigma-Lamaque."

— Gwen Preston, Resource Maven (6/26/15)
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"CNL released a new resource estimate that boosted both tonnage and grade."

— Gwen Preston, Resource Maven (6/26/15)
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"PLG is quite significantly undervalued."

The Gold Report Interview with Gwen Preston (6/11/15)
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"PLG is a company with too many good projects and people to ignore."

— Gwen Preston, Resource Maven (6/5/15)
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"BAR was the best-performing Vancouver-based mining and exploration company of 2014."

— Gwen Preston, Resource Maven (6/5/15)
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"There's a good ride ahead for FPC."

— Gwen Preston, Resource Maven (5/8/15)
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"MIN is busy advancing hydrology studies and infill drilling and metallurgical programs."

— Gwen Preston, Resource Maven (4/8/15)
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"PLG has been able to keep its treasury pretty full."

The Gold Report Interview with Gwen Preston (2/18/15)
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"PRG has experienced geologists and a driven management team."

The Gold Report Interview with Gwen Preston (2/18/15)
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"SLW provides exposure to rising gold and silver prices without the risks inherent in exploration and development."

The Gold Report Interview with Gwen Preston (2/18/15)
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"PLG's stock will garner much attention this year."

— Gwen Preston, Resource Maven (2/5/15)
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