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Michael Fowler

Loewen, Ondaatje & McCutcheon

Michael Fowler, senior mining analyst with Loewen, Ondaatje, McCutcheon Ltd., has worked in the investment industry since 1987 as a base and precious metals mining analyst for numerous high-profile firms. His coverage list included the major North American gold mining companies, but is now focused on small- to mid-sized companies. Previously, Fowler worked as a geophysicist involved in mineral exploration for 10 years. He was involved in the discovery of the high-grade Cigar Lake uranium mine in Northern Saskatchewan in the early 1980s. Fowler holds a Master of Business Administration from Cranfield University, UK; a Master of Science in mineral exploration from Leicester University, UK; and a Bachelor of Science in geology with geophysics from Liverpool University, UK. He is a member of the Institution of Materials in the UK and a member of the Canadian Institute of Mining and Metallurgy.




Recent Interviews

Michael Fowler Says Forget the Majors, Buy the Midtiers (1/21/15) According to Michael Fowler, senior mining analyst with Loewen, Ondaatje & McCutcheon, the major gold producers have gorged on debt and sold off their seed corn. In other words, they pursued exactly the wrong strategy in the past and are now paying the piper. The intermediates, on the other hand, have better balance sheets, positive cash flow and prospects for growth. In this interview with The Gold Report, Fowler highlights five producers prospering against the odds, and three companies with near-term projects likely to be taken out.

Keep the Faith, Says Michael Fowler: Juniors and Midtiers Poised for M&A-Fueled Breakout Once Gold Recovers (8/25/14) Compass and goldMichael Fowler, senior mining analyst with Toronto-based Loewen, Ondaatje & McCutcheon, predicts when gold breaks out, mining M&A will take off. He expects the major producers to lead the next rush of M&A. The majors want development-stage companies with high-grade, near-term production assets, and Fowler suggests some targets in this interview with The Gold Report.

Michael Fowler: How to Find Wildflowers in the Weeds (2/26/14) WildflowersMichael Fowler, senior mining analyst with Loewen Ondaatje McCutcheon Ltd. in Toronto, doesn't typically focus on midtier gold companies, but the opportunities are just too good to pass up. In this interview with The Gold Report, Fowler tells us that even private equity is getting into the game and discusses a handful of companies that are good growth plays.

Recent Quotes

"GUY is the type of company that is likely to be taken out in 2015." (1/21/15) Guyana Goldfields Inc. - The Gold Report Interview with Michael Fowler More >

"What's exciting about SAS is the Taylor deposit, its next development play." (1/21/15) St Andrew Goldfields Ltd. - The Gold Report Interview with Michael Fowler More >

"PVG has a very high-grade deposit, which suggests the ability to be financed." (1/21/15) Pretium Resources Inc. - The Gold Report Interview with Michael Fowler More >

"GUY should make very good returns from its Aurora project." (8/25/14) Guyana Goldfields Inc. - The Gold Report Interview with Michael Fowler More >

"PVG will be looked at strongly by some larger companies." (8/25/14) Pretium Resources Inc. - The Gold Report Interview with Michael Fowler More >

"I'm recommending SAS because it's very inexpensive and I see it as part of the M&A potential of the area." (8/25/14) St Andrew Goldfields Ltd. - The Gold Report Interview with Michael Fowler More >

"SAS has a very good team." (2/26/14) St Andrew Goldfields Ltd. - The Gold Report Interview with Michael Fowler More >

"The results from CFO's Duparquet project are pretty encouraging." (2/26/14) Clifton Star Resources Inc. - The Gold Report Interview with Michael Fowler More >

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"CFO could potentially draw 39–84 g/t gold at Duparquet." (8/22/13) Clifton Star Resources Inc. - Michael Fowler, LOM More >

"SAS' balance sheet is one of the best among the junior producers." (8/15/13) St Andrew Goldfields Ltd. - Michael Fowler, Loewen, Ondaatje & McCutcheon More >

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