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Thibaut Lepouttre

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Thibaut Lepouttre is the editor of the Caesars Report, a newsletter and mining portal based in Belgium that covers several junior mining companies with a special focus on precious metals and base metals. Lepouttre has a Bachelor of Law degree and two economics masters degrees that have forged his analytical approach to the mining sector. Considered a number cruncher, Lepouttre focuses on the valuations of companies and is consistently on the lookout for the next undervalued mining company.




Recent Interviews

Looking for Lithium Mega-Deals with Thibaut Lepouttre (9/17/14) Where will Tesla Motors get the tons of lithium it will need to make advanced batteries at its Nevada gigafactory? Is there an opportunity for profit in lithium mining as supply shrinks? For an answer, The Energy Report caught up with Thibaut Lepouttre at his home base in Belgium, where he edits Caesars Report, a newsletter that analyzes international mining projects. In addition to the lowdown on lithium, Lepouttre talks about several low-profile firms with phosphate and uranium mining projects.

Thibaut Lepouttre's Commodity Plays in a Sideways Market (4/28/14) Metals prices have been trading sideways for some time. How can you make gains in your portfolio when commodity prices are in a stalemate? In this interview with The Gold Report, Thibaut Lepouttre, editor of Caesars Report, talks about ways to play metals from gold to copper and tungsten in a market with weak price movement, and scans the globe to find 11 potential winners.

Thibaut Lepouttre: Juniors That Can Deliver the Goods (10/16/13) Now more than ever, investors simply can't afford to wish upon a star and hope the drill bits will deliver something; they need to focus on miners that have what it takes to get through the down times, says Thibaut Lepouttre, editor of Belgium-based Caesars Report mining newsletter. In this interview with The Gold Report, Lepouttre reveals the results of his search over five continents to find those juniors in gold, iron ore and tungsten that offer superior value.

Recent Quotes

"FCV's Bayovar 12 project is in a strong phosphate region; this is a dream situation for any mining company." (9/17/14) Focus Ventures Ltd. - The Energy Report Interview with Thibaut Lepouttre Moreá>

"ICG's acquisition of the Sigma-Lamaque mine and mill is a logical step." (9/4/14) Integra Gold Corp. - Thibaut Lepouttre, Caesars Report Moreá>

"AMM intecepted approximately 4.6 g/t Au eq just outside the limits of the resource estimate at Tuligtic." (9/3/14) Almaden Minerals Ltd. - Thibaut Lepouttre, Caesars Report Moreá>

"CGT was offered money at a premium in its private placement." (9/3/14) Columbus Gold Corp. - Thibaut Lepouttre, Caesars Report Moreá>

"EAG's new drill program at Windfall could extend the resource even further along strike and at depth." (8/29/14) Eagle Hill Exploration Corp. - Thibaut Lepouttre, Caesars Report Moreá>

"PG increased open-pit Indicated resources by 69% at Hardrock." (8/7/14) Premier Gold Mines Ltd. - Thibaut Lepouttre, Caesars Report Moreá>

"FCV's resource should confirm a target of 100ľ150 Mt at 12ľ18% P2O5." (8/6/14) Focus Ventures Ltd. - Thibaut Lepouttre, Caesars Report Moreá>

"NUG encountered an interesting mineralized zone at Iceberg; this validates the company's exploration target." (7/30/14) NuLegacy Gold Corporation - Thibaut Lepouttre, Caesars Report Moreá>

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"A seismic survey close to EXN's existing mine infrastructure could be a cost-effective way to generate new exploration targets." (7/27/14) Excellon Resources Inc. - Thibaut Lepouttre, Caesars Report Moreá>

"ICG should be in a position to fast-track the Lamaque project toward a production decision." (7/14/14) Integra Gold Corp. - Thibaut Lepouttre, Caesars Report Moreá>

"SVL's mill should reach nameplate capacity by the end of this month." (7/10/14) SilverCrest Mines Inc. - Thibaut Lepouttre, Caesars Report Moreá>

"ICG's Lamaque property in QuÚbec is advancing quite well." (7/8/14) Integra Gold Corp. - Thibaut Lepouttre, Caesars Report Moreá>

"A drilled hole at TV Tower hit exactly what PLG was looking for." (6/26/14) Pilot Gold Inc. - Thibaut Lepouttre, Caesars Report Moreá>

"ICG is raising new funds for further exploration activities at new drill targets." (6/24/14) Integra Gold Corp. - Thibaut Lepouttre, Caesars Report Moreá>

"MTO's May production is remarkable and better than anticipated." (6/12/14) Metanor Resources Inc. - Thibaut Lepouttre, Caesars Report Moreá>

"Drill results from CGT's Paul Isnard are very encouraging, hinting at very big mineralization." (6/11/14) Columbus Gold Corp. - Thibaut Lepouttre, Caesars Report Moreá>

"DAN has added an additional 78 Mmt grading 5.34% P2O5 to its resources." (6/6/14) Arianne Phosphate Inc. - Thibaut Lepouttre, Caesars Report Moreá>

"NUG has started drilling at its Iceberg project in Nevada." (6/2/14) NuLegacy Gold Corporation - Thibaut Lepouttre, Caesars Report Moreá>

"PLG has resumed drilling at Mt. Kinley; previous drill intercepts were quite exciting." (5/27/14) Pilot Gold Inc. - Thibaut Lepouttre, Caesars Report Moreá>

"New ICG drill results show a lot more potential at depth at Lamaque." (5/21/14) Integra Gold Corp. - Thibaut Lepouttre, Caesars Report Moreá>

"MTO is now producing gold at an annualized rate of 50 Koz." (5/14/14) Metanor Resources Inc. - Thibaut Lepouttre, Caesars Report Moreá>

"I see CFM's drill results as extremely encouraging." (4/28/14) Confederation Minerals Ltd. - The Gold Report Interview with Thibaut Lepouttre Moreá>

"CNQ's offtake agreement with Mitsubishi Corp. validates the merits of the project." (4/28/14) Carbine Tungsten Ltd. - The Gold Report Interview with Thibaut Lepouttre Moreá>

"ICG made tremendous progress in Q1/14, as it released another resource estimate and a PEA." (4/28/14) Integra Gold Corp. - The Gold Report Interview with Thibaut Lepouttre Moreá>

"Further exploration work at MTO's Bachelor Lake mine has indicated its main vein is continuing at depth." (4/28/14) Metanor Resources Inc. - The Gold Report Interview with Thibaut Lepouttre Moreá>

"ICG pulled some of its best intercepts ever out of the Triangle zone." (4/22/14) Integra Gold Corp. - Thibaut Lepouttre, Caesars Report Moreá>

"RPM's royalty payments will allow it to fund its exploration expenditures and top up its treasury again." (4/21/14) Rye Patch Gold Corp. - Thibaut Lepouttre, Caesars Report Moreá>

"ALK's drill results indicate a new copper-gold porphyry zone has been discovered at Bodangora." (4/21/14) Alkane Resources Ltd. - Thibaut Lepouttre, Caesars Report Moreá>

"ICG has received CA$440K in a tax rebate from the QuÚbec government." (4/17/14) Integra Gold Corp. - Thibaut Lepouttre, Caesars Report Moreá>

"MTO confirmed the A vein at Bachelor Lake extends between levels five and six." (4/10/14) Metanor Resources Inc. - Thibaut Lepouttre, Caesars Report Moreá>

"Reports from FCV's Bayovar 12 drill program are encouraging, signaling continuous phosphate intersection." (4/4/14) Focus Ventures Ltd. - Thibaut Lepouttre, Caesars Report Moreá>

"AAZ closed a financing, raising a total of CA$1.65M." (4/3/14) Azincourt Uranium Inc. - Thibaut Lepouttre, Caesars Report Moreá>

"CGT intercepted 6 g/t gold at its Paul Isnard project." (3/26/14) Columbus Gold Corp. - Thibaut Lepouttre, Caesars Report Moreá>

"ICG keeps on spoiling the market with good news." (3/25/14) Integra Gold Corp. - Thibaut Lepouttre, Caesars Report Moreá>

"MTO's market cap is CA$45M, low for a +50 Koz/year gold producer." (3/25/14) Metanor Resources Inc. - Thibaut Lepouttre, Caesars Report Moreá>

"Intercepts of interest at TK's Ayawilca include 22.8m of 5.8% zinc." (3/18/14) Tinka Resources Ltd. - Thibaut Lepouttre, Caesars Report Moreá>

"MTO has reached a very steady production level." (3/14/14) Metanor Resources Inc. - Thibaut Lepouttre, Caesars Report Moreá>

"AAZ has engaged SRK Consulting to review the 35.5 Mlb Macusani uranium project." (3/12/14) Azincourt Uranium Inc. - Thibaut Lepouttre, Caesars Report Moreá>

"ICG has one of the very few projects in a safe region with excellent economics." (3/11/14) Integra Gold Corp. - Thibaut Lepouttre, Caesars Report Moreá>

"ICG's Lamaque has all the qualities to become Val d'Or's next gold mine." (2/25/14) Integra Gold Corp. - Thibaut Lepouttre, Caesars Report Moreá>

"We're looking forward to the 2014 drill program at BAR's high-grade gold zones on the MartiniŔre property." (2/20/14) Balmoral Resources Ltd. - Thibaut Lepouttre, Caesars Report Moreá>

"ICG's drill results are extremely important; they confirm high-grade mineralization throughout the Parallel Zone." (2/19/14) Integra Gold Corp. - Thibaut Lepouttre, Caesars Report Moreá>

"The PEA for ICG's Lamaque should confirm the project's low capex and high rate of return." (2/11/14) Integra Gold Corp. - Thibaut Lepouttre, Caesars Report Moreá>

"ICG has added a fourth drill rig to its Lamaque project." (2/5/14) Integra Gold Corp. - Thibaut Lepouttre, Caesars Report Moreá>

"ICG's PEA on Lamaque should show a low-capex, low-opex operation." (2/4/14) Integra Gold Corp. - Thibaut Lepouttre, Caesars Report Moreá>

"TGM has announced more excellent drill results at Karma." (2/3/14) True Gold Mining Inc. - Thibaut Lepouttre, Caesars Report Moreá>

"The supergene copper blanket discovery could add lots of value to PLG's TV Tower project." (1/31/14) Pilot Gold Inc. - Thibaut Lepouttre, Caesars Report Moreá>

"ICG has in excess of the magic threshold of 1 Moz on the Lamaque property." (1/29/14) Integra Gold Corp. - Thibaut Lepouttre, Caesars Report Moreá>

"FVI should definitely be free cash flow-positive based on the current gold and silver price." (1/24/14) Fortuna Silver Mines Inc. - Thibaut Lepouttre, Caesars Report Moreá>

"RD sold another 1% NSR on the Santa Rosa project in Colombia; this is excellent news." (1/13/14) Red Eagle Mining Corp. - Thibaut Lepouttre, Caesars Report Moreá>

"TGM's Karma project is extremely robust." (12/31/13) True Gold Mining Inc. - Thibaut Lepouttre, Caesars Report Moreá>

"PG reported low cyanide consumption and strong gold recovery ranges and head-grades at Hardrock." (12/13/13) Premier Gold Mines Ltd. - Thibaut Lepouttre, Caesars Report Moreá>

"It's becoming clear PLG's Kinsley Mountain might be a district play." (11/28/13) Pilot Gold Inc. - Thibaut Lepouttre, Caesars Report Moreá>

"ICG's discovery bodes very well for a future expansion of its resource estimate." (11/25/13) Integra Gold Corp. - Thibaut Lepouttre, Caesars Report Moreá>

"EXN is still very profitable despite the low silver price." (11/4/13) Excellon Resources Inc. - Thibaut Lepouttre, Caesars Report Moreá>

"With drilling, TGM extended the strike length of its Karma project." (11/4/13) True Gold Mining Inc. - Thibaut Lepouttre, Caesars Report Moreá>

"DAN has increased the LOM at Lac Ó Paul from 17 years to almost 26 years." (10/28/13) Arianne Phosphate Inc. - Thibaut Lepouttre, Caesars Report Moreá>

"I believe CGT's JV at Paul Isnard could ultimately contain in excess of 10 Moz gold." (10/16/13) Columbus Gold Corp. - The Gold Report Interview with Thibaut Lepouttre Moreá>

"The NPV for San Ramon is a 5.6 multiple of RD's current market cap." (10/16/13) Red Eagle Mining Corp. - The Gold Report Interview with Thibaut Lepouttre Moreá>

"SWA's South HoundÚ project has a lot of potential, in excess of 3 Moz within 2ľ3 years, in my opinion." (10/16/13) Sarama Resources Ltd. - The Gold Report Interview with Thibaut Lepouttre Moreá>

"SVB's PEA outlined a production scenario of ~5.5 Moz/year at a C1 cash cost of $6.58/oz." (10/16/13) Silver Bull Resources Inc. - The Gold Report Interview with Thibaut Lepouttre Moreá>

"TGM's Karma project is amazing; it could produce ~70ľ90 Koz/year gold at a cash cost of $525/oz." (10/16/13) True Gold Mining Inc. - The Gold Report Interview with Thibaut Lepouttre Moreá>

"ICG is in an excellent position to continue its exploration efforts at Lamaque to break to the important 1 Moz mark." (10/4/13) Integra Gold Corp. - Thibaut Lepouttre, Caesars Report Moreá>

"SWA is headed by a seasoned management team." (9/23/13) Sarama Resources Ltd. - Thibaut Lepouttre, Caesars Report Moreá>

"Six of TGM's nine recent drill holes at Karma have encountered significant gold mineralization." (9/3/13) True Gold Mining Inc. - Thibaut Lepouttre, Caesars Report Moreá>

"GRG's larger-than-expected resource estimate at Chinchillas bodes very well for an upcoming PEA." (6/6/13) Golden Arrow Resources Corp. - Thibaut Lepouttre, Caesars Report Moreá>

"GRG has an exciting high-grade silver discovery and just released an NI-43-101-compliant resource estimate with 105 Moz Ag eq." (5/17/13) Golden Arrow Resources Corp. - The Gold Report Interview with Thibaut Lepouttre Moreá>

"We are happy with GRG's maiden resource estimate at Chinchillas." (5/10/13) Golden Arrow Resources Corp. - Thibaut Lepouttre, Caesars Report Moreá>

"Silver recoveries are averaging an excellent 98.7% at GRG's Chinchillas project." (5/6/13) Golden Arrow Resources Corp. - Thibaut Lepouttre, Caesars Report Moreá>

"We are confident CTG will be able to make Striebornß the next producing silver mine on the European continent." (4/23/13) Global Minerals Ltd. - Thibaut Lepouttre, Caesars Report Moreá>

"GRG's Chinchillas project is one of the most exciting high-grade silver discoveries of the past year." (4/11/13) Golden Arrow Resources Corp. - Thibaut Lepouttre, Caesars Report Moreá>

"GRG reported 26m at 274 g/t silver at its Chincillas project." (3/14/13) Golden Arrow Resources Corp. - Thibaut Lepouttre, Caesars Report Moreá>

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