Sector Experts

Killian Charles

Laurentian Bank Securities

Killian Charles, formerly of Industrial Alliance Securities, joined Laurentian Bank in 2015. He covers small- and mid-cap exploration and producing companies. He graduated from McGill University with a Bachelor of Science degree in earth and planetary sciences. His technical training is an asset in the evaluation of companies in a sector that is changing rapidly. He previously worked with FNX Mining and QuadraFNX.




Recent Interviews

Gold Idol: Killian Charles' Search for the Next Mining Superstar (2/10/14) Miner gearKillian Charles, a mining analyst with Industrial Alliance Securities in Montreal, was tired of hearing how gold companies were doomed to failure because of the listless gold price. So he started "auditioning" companies for Gold Idol. In this interview with The Gold Report, Charles talks about what attributes got companies through to the next round and what got them sent home.

How Low Can They Go?—Gold Breaking Points: Killian Charles (4/22/13) Gold and GraphKillian Charles, an analyst with Industrial Alliance in Montreal, isn't too concerned if the gold price hits $1,300 an ounce or even $1,000. He's more concerned with the gold breaking point. How low can the gold price go without breaking a project? Investors will be surprised to know that a wealth of junior miners are lean and mean enough to survive a pint-sized gold price. Charles talks with The Gold Report about which companies have resized and redesigned their projects to make it in this unforgiving market.

Recent Quotes

"ICG has outlined potential for new exploration targets at Lamaque." (6/18/15) Integra Gold Corp. - Killian Charles, Laurentian Bank Securities More >

"ICG is upping its drill program at Triangle, providing more catalysts throughout the year." (5/7/15) Integra Gold Corp. - Killian Charles, Laurentian Bank Securities More >

"ICG's drilling at the Triangle zone shows potential for improvement from the PEA." (3/24/15) Integra Gold Corp. - Killian Charles, Laurentian Bank Securities More >

"We view Jacques Simoneau's hire as a key endorsement for ICG." (3/20/15) Integra Gold Corp. - Killian Charles, Laurentian Bank Securities More >

"ICG's updated resource estimate boosts confidence." (2/11/15) Integra Gold Corp. - Killian Charles, Laurentian Bank Securities More >

"We are initiating coverage on ICG with a Speculative Buy rating." (1/28/15) Integra Gold Corp. - Killian Charles, Laurentian Bank Securities More >

"The new mill allows ICG to decrease capex and opex from its PEA." (10/10/14) Integra Gold Corp. - Killian Charles, Industrial Alliance Securities More >

"Triangle zone drill results are signs that ICG can expand the resource." (9/11/14) Integra Gold Corp. - Killian Charles, Industrial Alliance Securities More >

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"The real value of ICG's Sigma mill acquisition lies in the permits." (9/5/14) Integra Gold Corp. - Killian Charles, Industrial Alliance Securities More >

"The NPV of CFO's Duparquet project could increase by about $75–100M." (4/11/14) Clifton Star Resources Inc. - Killian Charles, Industrial Alliance Securities More >

"ICG's PEA outlines the potential for an impressive mine in the Val d'Or region." (3/17/14) Integra Gold Corp. - Killian Charles, Industrial Alliance Securities More >

"GUY stands out. It has almost all it needs to enter into construction." (2/10/14) Guyana Goldfields Inc. - The Gold Report Interview with Killian Charles More >

"SUE has a positive NPV at $1,000/oz gold." (2/10/14) Sulliden Gold Corp. - The Gold Report Interview with Killian Charles More >

"CFO's management team does a top-notch job and doesn't overpromise." (2/10/14) Clifton Star Resources Inc. - The Gold Report with Killian Charles More >

"ICG has lots of potential." (2/10/14) Integra Gold Corp. - The Gold Report Interview with Killian Charles More >

"ICG has an exciting opportunity to rapidly add tonnage and ounces in the Triangle zone." (11/19/13) Integra Gold Corp. - Killian Charles, Industrial Alliance Securities More >

"CFO's new drilling increases the footprint of the ore body at Duparquet." (9/5/13) Clifton Star Resources Inc. - Killian Charles, Industrial Alliance Securities More >

"We are pleasantly surprised that the resource size of CFO's Duparquet project grew." (7/9/13) Clifton Star Resources Inc. - Killian Charles, Industrial Alliance Securities More >

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