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Christopher Ecclestone

Geodex Minerals Ltd. , Hallgarten & Co. , MEDITERRANEAN RESOURCES LTD.

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Christopher Ecclestone is a principal and mining strategist at Hallgarten & Company in New York. He is also a director of Mediterranean Resources, a gold mining company listed on the Toronto Stock Exchange, with properties in Turkey. Prior to founding Hallgarten & Company in 2003, he was the head of research at an economic think tank in New Jersey, which he had joined in 2001. Before moving to the U.S., he was the founder and head of research at the esteemed Argentine equity research firm, Buenos Aires Trust Company, from 1991 until 2001. Prior to his arrival in Argentina, he worked in London beginning in 1985 as a corporate finance and equities analyst and as a freelance consultant on the restructuring of the securities industry. He graduated in 1981 from the Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology.




Recent Interviews

Chris Ecclestone: Right Size, Right Metals Signal Success for REE Projects (5/5/14) The rare earth elements sector is smaller than it was a few years ago, and Chris Ecclestone, mining strategist with Hallgarten & Co., thinks it needs to get smaller still. The only way to succeed, he tells The Gold Report, is by finding the right-sized project with the right REEs. He also shares his theories on China's manipulation of REE prices and touts the mineral wealth of Spain and Portugal.

Chris Ecclestone: What M&A Deals Reveal About ManagementŚand if They're Worth Your Investment Dollars (7/2/13) "Obvious" or "huh/what?"Śthese are the two types of merger and acquisition deals, according to Hallgarten & Co. Principal Analyst Chris Ecclestone. In this wide-ranging interview with The Metals Report, Ecclestone discusses the anatomy of a mining deal, a few strategic metals stories flying under the radar and Soros Fund's latest maneuver in the metals market. Along the way, he skewers management teams that cut costs everywhere except the corner office while spending billions on mega-mines with no future.

Chris Ecclestone: Gold Will Fall, Time to Switch to Specialty Metals? (2/12/13) The U.S. and Europe may have been skirting the edge of financial peril for years, but Christopher Ecclestone, who is the principal and mining strategist of London-based Hallgarten & Co., told The Metals Report that the gold price should drop this year as investors realize that there's no more cause for panic. However, the frank and expressive Ecclestone has plenty of other suggestions for what's "sexy" this year (zinc, copper and specialty metals), even as he rips into "business as usual" gold majors and chastises any management team with the nerve to offer a 0.5% dividend.

Recent Quotes

"ALK is up there among the sector leaders." (8/14/14) Alkane Resources Ltd. - Christopher Ecclestone, Investor Intel Moreá>

"We are initiating coverage on MKA; it has been a stealth performer." (6/18/14) Mkango Resources Ltd. - Christopher Ecclestone, Hallgarten & Co. Moreá>

"MDL's concept is to get REEs as a byproduct of ilmenite and rutile mining." (5/5/14) Medallion Resources Ltd. - The Gold Report Interview with Chris Ecclestone Moreá>

"MKA has some hefty institutional players behind it." (5/5/14) Mkango Resources Ltd. - The Gold Report Interview with Chris Ecclestone Moreá>

"UCU's Bokan Mountain is just the right size." (5/5/14) Ucore Rare Metals Inc. - The Gold Report Interview with Chris Ecclestone Moreá>

"UCU has one of the most interesting rare earth properties in the space." (3/24/14) Ucore Rare Metals Inc. - Christopher Ecclestone, Hallgarten & Co. Moreá>

"TSM's cash flow from its graphite start-up will get its REE project onto its feet." (2/5/14) Tasman Metals Ltd. - Christopher Ecclestone, Hallgarten & Co. Moreá>

"MDL's partnerships in Oman and Jordan could provide access to substantial monazite deposits." (2/5/14) Medallion Resources Ltd. - Christopher Ecclestone, Hallgarten & Co. Moreá>

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"The TGZ-Oromin deal represents one of the most logical consolidations around." (8/1/13) Teranga Gold Corp. - Christopher Ecclestone, Hallgarten & Co. Moreá>

"CFI has an offtake agreement, which is a big step in the right direction." (7/2/13) Canada Fluorspar Inc. - The Metals Report Interview with Chris Ecclestone Moreá>

"An option for antimony exposure is MND, which has a gold-antimony mine in Australia." (7/2/13) Mandalay Resources Corp. - The Metals Report Interview with Chris Ecclestone Moreá>

"The phenomenal recent uplift in antimony has been driving MND." (2/12/13) Mandalay Resources Corp. - The Metals Report Interview with Chris Ecclestone Moreá>

"CFI is brilliantly positioned right on the banks of the St. Lawrence." (2/12/13) Canada Fluorspar Inc. - The Metals Report Interview with Chris Ecclestone Moreá>

"RVM is one of the quiet performers of the mining space." (12/13/12) Revett Mining Co. Inc. - Christopher Ecclestone, Hallgarten & Co. Moreá>

"Morocco is going to be MYA's personal playground." (11/2/12) Maya Gold & Silver Inc. - The Gold Report Interview with Chris Ecclestone Moreá>

"CFI already has an offtake agreement and its St. Lawrence mine is a good development." (10/31/12) Canada Fluorspar Inc. - The Critical Metals Report Interview with Chris Ecclestone Moreá>

"FRO is likely to get into production." (10/30/12) Frontier Rare Earths Ltd. - The Critical Metals Report Interview with Chris Ecclestone Moreá>

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