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Christopher Ecclestone

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: What M&A Deals Reveal About Management—and if They're Worth Your Investment Dollars (7/2/13) "Obvious" or "huh/what?"—these 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.

Chris Ecclestone Picks Latin American Gold Plays (11/2/12) Who better to guide investors through the often tumultuous and politically charged jurisdiction of Latin America than Chris Ecclestone? A mining strategist with Hallgarten & Co. in London, Ecclestone founded the Argentina-based equity research firm Buenos Aires Trust Company, which he ran for nearly 10 years. In this interview with The Gold Report, Ecclestone details the potential and pitfalls of different provinces for gold miners.

Recent Quotes

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

"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. More >

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

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

"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 More >

"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 More >

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

"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 More >

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

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

"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 More >

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

"The attraction for us with QRE is the niobium content." (5/1/12) NioCorp Developments Ltd. - Christopher Ecclestone, Multitrade/Hallgarten More >

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