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Ron Struthers: The Juniors Are Forging the Path Forward
Source: Kevin Michael Grace of The Gold Report (3/5/14)
Is the bear market in mining equities finally over? It looks that way, says Ron Struthers, publisher and editor of Struthers' Resource Stock Report. In this interview with The Gold Report, Struthers explains what distinguishes this recovery from past ones: TSX Venture Exchange stocks, not the majors, are leading the way. But which juniors should investors favor? Struthers names several with proven management, ample funding and good share structures. More >
Kiril Mugerman: Graphite Investors Should Look for Large Flakes, Small Resources
Source: Kevin Michael Grace of The Mining Report (3/4/14)
Companies that boast 80,000 ton-per-year production or high purity levels don't always impress Kiril Mugerman, mining analyst with Industrial Alliance Securities. Why? Because finding buyers for all those tons is a huge challenge, and thrifty end-users like to purify lower-grade graphite in-house. In this interview with The Mining Report, Mugerman explains why he looks for smaller projects that can hit revenue targets, and indicates which of the 176 graphite projects out there are worth your attention. More >
Paul Renken: For 2014 Gains, Look to Uranium, PGMs and Gems
Source: Brian Sylvester of The Mining Report (2/25/14)
Paul Renken, senior geologist and analyst with VSA Capital, calls 2014 a soft year for gold and silver prices, but foresees stronger prices—and demand—for nickel, copper and tech metals as the year progresses. In this Mining Report interview, he lists the three commodities investors should feel good about and digs into the details of the Indonesian ban on exports of raw ore. More >
Supply and Demand Key to Base Metals Success: Adam Low
Source: Kevin Michael Grace of The Gold Report (2/19/14)
Adam Low of Raymond James believes that the outlook is excellent for zinc, good for copper and neutral for iron ore. In this interview with The Gold Report, he argues that it comes down to supply and demand. Copper supply may soon lag demand, and zinc demand, which is increasing steadily, will soon face a 10% decline in supply. Low suggests eight miners that should benefit from providing the metals the global economy will need to support future growth. More >
How to Vet Graphite Investments: Stephen Riddle
Source: Brian Sylvester of The Mining Report (2/18/14)
Stephen Riddle, CEO of Asbury Graphite Mills Inc., has been in the business long enough to have seen companies come and go, sometimes more than once. He brings a realist's perspective to this Mining Report interview, and explains the questions he asks himself, as an investor, at each stage of mine development. He also comments on the supply-and-demand picture, and names the characteristics of his ideal graphite mine. More >
The Most Important Question Top Stock Pickers Keith Schaefer, Eric Coffin and Lawrence Roulston Ask Company Presidents
Source: JT Long of The Mining Report (2/18/14)
Payback time? Fallback plan? Money in the bank? What would you ask the CEO of a company you were considering investing in? In advance of the Prospectors and Developers Association of Canada convention in March, newsletter writers Keith Schaefer, Eric Coffin and Lawrence Roulston are bringing 15 energy and mining companies together for a "meet the management" Subscriber Investment Summit in Toronto. In this interview with The Mining Report, the experts share their sometimes surprising responses to the state of the industry. More >
Ryan Castilloux: Sorting Reality from Hype in the Crowded Rare Earth Industry
Source: Kevin Michael Grace of The Mining Report (2/11/14)
Evaluating rare earth projects is a tricky business, and the ambiguous reporting methods some companies use don't make it any easier. In this interview with The Mining Report, Ryan Castilloux of Adamas Intelligence examines misleading metrics that hide the devil in the details. He also explains the complex, objective methodology he uses to rank the world's 52 most advanced rare earth projects, and names five development-stage projects and three exploration-stage projects with lucrative upside potential. A must-read for anyone interested in rare earth elements. More >
Joe Mazumdar: Seven Gold and Uranium Juniors with Near-Term Growth You Can't Ignore
Source: Peter Byrne of The Mining Report (2/4/14)
Many junior miners have an ace up the sleeve, and that is commodity price leverage. Joe Mazumdar, senior mining analyst with Canaccord Genuity, sat down with us to share what he looks for in junior companies with a lot of commodity price leverage. In this interview with The Mining Report, find out why bigger isn't necessarily better when it comes to gold mining projects, and why the market is favoring uranium explorers over producers—for now. Mazumdar also shares names of gold companies with "bite-sized" capital needs from Burkina Faso to California, as well as the apples of his eye in the Athabasca Basin, where management teams with significant track records are heading up promising exploration programs. More >
Adrian Day: Ditch the Risk and Embrace the Upside
Source: Kevin Michael Grace of The Gold Report (1/31/14)
Adrian Day likes to think long term, and historical trends persuade him that the bull market in gold should continue for years to come. In this interview with The Gold Report, the founder of Adrian Day Asset Management explains why he expects a significant gold price recovery in the near future. In the short term, he counsels investors to choose companies that minimize risk through royalty agreements, joint ventures and robust balance sheets. In other words, companies with the means to seize profit-making opportunities, and Day shares the names of a handful that fit the bill. More >
Gold Crybabies Are Born to Lose, Says Lawrence Roulston
Source: Peter Byrne of The Gold Report (1/29/14)
Geologist, engineer, Midas-touch investor and financial newsletter publisher Lawrence Roulston has little patience for investors without the nerves to hold onto a good thing during tough times. Gold has been the main embodiment of value for thousands of years, Roulston points out, so why should tomorrow be different? In this interview with The Gold Report, Roulston has some tips on how to double down on gold investments and wipe away the tears. More >
The Numbers Don't Lie: Why the Industrial Minerals Sector Is Here to Stay
Source: Brian Sylvester of The Mining Report (1/28/14)
There are two ways to visualize the critical metals and industrial minerals sector. Some see a hostile climate, where junior mining companies compete for scarce financing dollars. But there's a sunnier side to this story: more than ever, companies, government and academia are forming partnerships to solve a global problem—the ongoing need for scarce critical materials. In this Mining Report interview, Luisa Moreno, industrial minerals analyst with Euro Pacific Capital, discusses the challenges and the prospects for players in a sector she insists is here to stay. More >
Eric Lemieux: What Does 2014 Hold for Metals?
Source: Brian Sylvester of The Gold Report (1/22/14)
Eric Lemieux, a mining analyst with Laurentian Bank Securities in Québec, is a realist, which makes his optimistic outlook for miners in 2014 that much more compelling. Lemieux believes that with the wheat separated from the chaff over the past tumultuous year, the truly strong companies have emerged. But you may be surprised by the jurisdictions he predicts will come to life in 2014. Lemieux makes some startling, but happy forecasts in this interview with The Gold Report. More >
Amanda Van Dyke: A Dozen Gold, Copper, Phosphate and Uranium Standouts
Source: Kevin Michael Grace of The Mining Report (1/21/14)
Amanda Van Dyke of Palisade Capital is confident that China's reforms will ensure that the commodity supercycle will continue for some time to come. In this interview with The Mining Report, Van Dyke argues that investors should worry less about the right balance of specific commodities and more about the right mix of early-stage, development-stage and producing companies. She expands on a dozen she believes have the right stuff to succeed. More >
2014 Graphite Outlook: Price Rebound, Supply Shift and New End Uses
Source: Brian Sylvester of The Mining Report (1/14/14)
China's recent halting of flake graphite production in Pingdu, Shandong, made headlines, and has many investors wondering how supply may shift. Simon Moores, manager of Industrial Minerals Data, tells The Mining Report that he sees an interesting dynamic unfolding in the graphite space over the next five years. As buyers for steel and battery markets compete for limited graphite supplies, the winners will be companies that can deliver the best, tailor-made products. In the meantime, offtake agreements are signaling a new confidence in the sector. More >
Zinc or Swim: Do Base Metals Have a Future?
Source: Peter Byrne of The Mining Report (1/7/14)
Joseph Gallucci of Dundee Capital Markets sees a rosy future for zinc investors. As the large zinc mines shut down, the juniors are stepping forward to meet growing demand for the industrial staple. In this interview with The Mining Report, Gallucci delivers smart tips for base metals investors on where to find opportunity when zinc prices start to climb. More >
New Royalty Scheme a Leveler in the Mexican Silver Space
Source: Brian Sylvester of The Mining Report (12/31/13)
We may be headed into a new year, but Chris Thompson, mining analyst with Raymond James, expects more of the same in the precious metals prices: volatility. In this Mining Report interview, he advises investors to play that volatility. He details why—despite its higher royalty tax—Mexico remains a silver powerhouse, and which companies will feel the royalty pinch most. More >
Miners Should Launch a Gold Cartel or Risk Losing Everything, Advises Stephan Bogner
Source: Brian Sylvester of The Gold Report (12/28/13)
It's no surprise that Stephan Bogner, analyst with Rockstone Research Ltd. and CEO of Elementum International—a precious metals trading and storage firm—advises investors to hold physical metals outside the banking system, but he also advocates mining companies keeping gold on their balance sheets and forming a cartel. In this interview with The Gold Report, Bogner discusses which exploration and development companies will be ready to produce when metals prices rise and shares his interest in the diamond, potash and uranium space. More >
Shane Nagle: Making Your Portfolio Pricing-Pressure Proof
Source: Brian Sylvester of The Metals Report (12/24/13)
Forget about the gold price. Forget about the copper, zinc and nickel price. Start searching out companies that can weather another few years of recovery, because it's unlikely mining companies will get any price relief soon. Shane Nagle, a metals and mining analyst with National Bank Financial, talks with The Mining Report about some names he's found that have strong balance sheets that can carry them through another few years of pricing pressures to smooth sailing on the other side. More >
Levi Spry Highlights Quality Australian Projects that Will Find Funding
Source: Kevin Michael Grace of The Gold Report (12/23/13)
Quality will win out, says Levi Spry, senior resources analyst at GMP Securities Australia. In this interview with The Gold Report, Spry contends that funding project capital expenditures is a problem only when the underlying economics are marginal. In other words, high grades plus low costs ensure victory, and he suggests a handful of Australian companies, in gold, lithium, copper and nickel, that boast the quality needed to earn high margins. More >
Jeb Handwerger: Follow the Fundamentals in Mining Markets
Source: JT Long of The Mining Report (12/10/13)
It may seem like a confusing time to be a mining investor, but Jeb Handwerger, of Gold Stock Trades, insists it doesn't take a rocket scientist. "Stick to the fundamentals," he says. "The technicals will eventually reflect the fundamentals." In this interview with The Mining Report, Handwerger talks about what companies have the right foundation to shine after the market dusts itself off and starts to climb. More >
Richard Karn: Three Australian Miners Positioned for Success
Source: Special to The Energy Report (11/19/13)
Sometimes the worst of times brings out the best in people. Such is the case in Australia's mining sector, according to Richard Karn, managing editor of The Emerging Trends Report. While some companies are floundering or failing altogether, Karn has noticed a few shining exceptions. These are companies with innovative management teams that have approached project funding in this challenging environment as though it were a high-stakes chess game—and their maneuvers are astonishing. In this interview with The Mining Report, Karn takes a look at three mining companies that are defying the odds and may emerge victorious. More >
Eric Muschinski: Investor Psychology Can Trump Market Fundamentals
Source: Special to The Gold Report (11/13/13)
With gold and silver equities markets as volatile as ever and assets of many miners valued at pennies on the dollar, Eric Muschinski, editor of the Gold Investment Letter, believes it is critical to be on the right side of the emotional curve when investing. He pays as much attention to investor psychology as he does to market fundamentals. In this interview with The Gold Report, Muschinski explains how investors can use knowledge of market cycles to their advantage and profiles undervalued companies flying under the radar. More >
Steve Palmer: Change Up Your Portfolio's Sector Weightings to Capture Profits
Source: Peter Byrne of The Mining Report (11/12/13)
Steve Palmer's AlphaNorth Partners Fund didn't make a 130% return by adhering to a strict natural resource weighting. In this interview with The Mining Report, Steve Palmer describes how his fund uses "bottom-up analysis" to find profit opportunities in metals, energy, life sciences and tech stocks. Small-cap equities may not be leading the pack now, but they are still the best-performing asset class in the long term, says Palmer, and he names some companies that are already outperforming. More >
Play the Market Bottom and Focus on Energy Commodities: Chris Berry
Source: J. Alec Gimurtu of The Mining Report (11/5/13)
Commodities are and always will be a cyclical market, asserts Chris Berry of House Mountain Partners. That's why he's not sweating disappointing stock performance and flat pricing environments. But the self-described long-term bull on energy materials has big plans on how to play growth in the developing world, and he insists that now is the time for investors to position themselves ahead of an upswing. Find out about companies that have the cash, the assets and the strategy to create long-term shareholder value in this interview with The Mining Report. More >
10 Strategies for Success in a Flat Commodity Price Market: John Kaiser
Source: JT Long of The Mining Report (10/22/13)
It could be 2017 before the commodity supercycle is evident again, but stormy weather in the mining space has a silver lining: It is encouraging miners to develop new, innovative approaches to their business. In this interview for the first edition of The Mining Report, John Kaiser of Kaiser Research Online outlines 10 strategies that are setting certain companies apart. Discover the companies that are redefining their business, as well as miners with the goods in the ground to continue come rain or shine. More >
Maximizing Returns in an Uncertain Mining Market: Tom Szabo
Source: Brian Sylvester of The Metals Report (10/15/13)
Tom Szabo, an investment strategist and principal of MetalAugmentor.com, invests in miners with base metal, specialty metal and rare earth element projects because the market isn't quick to notice them—meaning it's easy to get in early on a great project. His Peerless system helps to identify opportunities based on unique attributes. So, which metals and rare earth companies are set to strike in this volatile market? Szabo doles out tips in this Metals Report interview and explains why he likes companies that have yet to achieve market favor. More >
Busting the Myths That Could Wipe Out Your Investments: Louis James, Marin Katusa and Rick Rule
Source: JT Long of The Gold Report (10/11/13)
The Gold Report sat down with three of the mythbusters-in-chief at the recent Casey Research 2013 Summit. Louis James, Marin Katusa and Rick Rule debunk myths that range from quantitative easing to crowdfunding, and touch on an array of resource sectors, including gold, platinum, palladium and oil. Get insights about the work investors need to do to succeed and learn why age matters. More >
Wave of the Future Investment from the Ground Up: Byron King
Source: JT Long of The Metals Report (10/8/13)
An increasingly high-tech world is on the horizon, but technological revolution can't take place without the right materials, especially graphite and platinum group metals. This is where mining, one of the oldest industries in human history, comes in. In this interview with The Metals Report, Byron King, editor of the Energy & Scarcity Investor and Outstanding Investments newsletters, profiles companies poised to deliver graphite and platinum group metals to tech companies working to change the way we communicate, travel and harness energy. More >
Rick Mills: Greenland Is the Final Frontier for Lower-Cost Mining
Source: Kevin Michael Grace of The Metals Report (10/1/13)
Industrial minerals like copper and nickel are essential to global economic expansion. But everywhere you look, grades are getting lower, and costs are getting much, much higher. Is there a way out? Rick Mills says mining companies need to look to Greenland. In this interview with The Metals Report, the owner and host of Ahead of the Herd.com lauds the world's largest island for its vast resources, its one-stop regulatory system and its year-round access to ocean transportation. More >
An Investing Opportunity of a Lifetime: Lessons from the Sprott Precious Metals Roundtable
Source: Moderated by John Budden of Sprott Resources (9/25/13)
What happens when you bring together four of the top minds in the precious metals investing space to share insights from the front lines of gold, silver platinum and palladium investing? These excerpts from a Sprott Resources Roundtable featuring Gloom, Boom and Doom Report Publisher Marc Faber, Sprott Asset Management Chief Investment Strategist John Embry, Sprott Global Resource Investments Founder Rick Rule and Sprott Asset Management Founder Eric Sprott prove that great minds think big.
Look Beyond Gold for Compelling Risk/Reward Ratios: Michael Curran
Source: Kevin Michael Grace of The Metals Report (9/24/13)
Diversify, diversify, diversify—that's Michael Curran's advice for metals investors. So if you've been obsessively eyeing gold and silver prices, you might want to focus your attention elsewhere in the mining sector, says the Beacon Securities mining research analyst. Nothing wows the market like discoveries, and exploration success in the copper, zinc and uranium spaces are making some shareholders very happy indeed. In this interview with The Metals Report, Curran shares his top speculative picks for a diversified mining portfolio. More >
Paul Renken: It's Time for Retail Investors to Capture Metals Upside
Source: Brian Sylvester of The Metals Report (9/17/13)
When gold and silver took a plunge, institutional investors went bargain shopping right away, says Paul Renken, mining analyst with VSA Capital. Now it's time for retail investors to ride upside momentum in copper, zinc, tungsten and phosphate. In this interview with The Metals Report, Renken shares his outlook for base and minor metals, as well as the companies that could outperform on the back of climbing commodity prices. (Hint: It's not usually the majors.) More >
Is the Peruvian Government Becoming More Mining Friendly?
Source: Brian Sylvester of The Gold Report (9/16/13)
With a credit rating higher than Mexico and Brazil, Peru should be high on the list of mining investors, but confidence has been shaken over the last few years when the government revoked some high-profile mining licenses. According to Lima-based Kallpa Securities Managing Director Ricardo Carrión and President Alberto Arispe, recent government actions might signal a reset, with the government even acting as a mediator between mining companies and the local communities. In this interview with The Gold Report, Carrión and Arispe detail the state of mining exploration in Peru and discuss companies actively exploring, including one that just received its long-awaited environmental approval.
David Franklin: Is Platinum the New Gold?
Source: Peter Byrne of The Metals Report (9/10/13)
The Goldrums of June are giving way to a new dawn for platinum group metals, says David Franklin, a market strategist at Sprott Asset Management. While white metal miners face a variety of challenges, there is an increasing demand for platinum and palladium from vehicle manufacturers in the U.S. and China. And supplies of the hard-to-find metal are vanishing day by day. Now is the time to buy into existing stockpiles of the precious metal, Franklin tells The Metals Report. More >
Dave Forest: How to Play the Looming Platinum Supply Crisis
Source: Kevin Michael Grace of The Metals Report (9/3/13)
South Africa, platinum mining giant, is about to fall off the investment map, says Dave Forest of Pierce Points. Until the country sorts out its labor politics, there is a real need to establish alternative sources of platinum group metals, vanadium and manganese. In other words, while it's a bad time to be a miner in South Africa, it's a good time to hold in-ground reserves. In this interview with The Metals Report, Forest names deposits in the Americas and elsewhere in Africa with the potential to meet global platinum needs. But he's choosing carefully, because even in times of scarcity, Forest argues, it just won't do to develop anything other than the best, most economic mining projects. More >
Anthony Mariano: Calling Next-Generation REE Investors
Source: Brian Sylvester of The Metals Report (8/27/13)
If you thought you had rare earth element mining all figured out, think again. Dr. Anthony Mariano and his son, Anthony Jr., work as geological consultants to many rare earth companies, and say even they have more to learn. But if you're looking for a sector that will nurture your inner nerd, rare earth elements may be the play for you. In this interview with The Metals Report, geek out with the Marianos as they talk rare earths and igneous, metamorphic and sedimentary rocks. More >
Mark Seddon: Why You Should Look Twice at an Ugly Duckling Metal
Source: Alec Gimurtu of The Metals Report (8/20/13)
Tungsten just doesn't have the sex appeal that made investors fall for the rare earth story. But maybe that's its trump card, considering the boom/bust cycle that swept rare earths didn't touch tungsten's slow, steady price increases. Analyst Mark Seddon of Tungsten Market Research has long been watching the often ignored metal, and asserts that tungsten is a harder sell, but a better buy for investors. In this The Metals Report interview, Seddon outlines tungsten's finer points and suggests miners are poised to reap rewards. More >
Electric Transportation Could Jump-Start Rare Earth Markets: Patrick Wong
Source: JT Long of The Metals Report (8/13/13)
Remember when CD players cost hundreds of dollars? The same volume-based price slide is starting to take place with electric vehicles, according to Patrick Wong, CEO and director of Innovation Metals Corp. Wong believes that hybrid and electrical cars are on the cusp of overtaking standard automobiles as the vehicles of choice. And when they do, the rare earth markets that supply the materials needed in every electric car battery and drive motor will take off. In this interview with The Metals Report, Wong encourages investors to get into the market before they get left behind. More >
Dan Hrushewsky: Low-Cost, High-Margin Mining in West Africa
Source: Brian Sylvester of The Gold Report (8/7/13)
There are two things investors pay too much attention to, according to Jennings Capital Analyst Dan Hrushewsky: metals prices and grade. Why? Extremes of low and high prices never last, and high grades don't always make for economic deposits. In this interview with The Gold Report, Hrushewsky explains the metrics behind his all-in cash cost estimates and profiles West African projects that are connecting the dots. More >
Eight Catalysts That Can Move Your Mining Stocks: Jocelyn August
Source: Brian Sylvester of The Metals Report (8/6/13)
Catalysts can move mining equities substantially up or down, so being aware of upcoming news and events is key to portfolio management. Sagient Research's Jocelyn August advises investors to look for miners with good management teams that are transparent in their announcements and consistently meet their deadlines. In this interview with The Metals Report, August outlines the eight biggest catalysts in the mining space and discusses companies with anticipated near-term catalysts. More >
Chris Berry: Rare Earth Stocks Show Signs of Life, but Will the Uptrend Stick?
Source: Alec Gimurtu of The Metals Report (7/30/13)
Prices for rare earths and some rare earth mining stocks are showing positive price action following China's crackdown on illegal mines. But is this the beginning of a sustained recovery, or just a temporary blip on the screen? House Mountain Partners founder Chris Berry explores these questions in this interview with The Metals Report and shares his macroeconomic outlook. As Berry reminds us, V-shaped recoveries are preferred, but rare. That means investors must cultivate patience and courage. More >
Could Small Modular Reactors Goose Uranium Prices?
Source: Tom Armistead of The Energy Report (7/23/13)
Nuclear power is the best option for clean base-load power generation, according to Gold Stock Trades Editor Jeb Handwerger. As proof, he points to signs that even environmentalists are beginning to favor it. Meanwhile, uranium stocks are rising and large nuclear construction programs overseas should keep upward pressure on them. But as Handwerger explains in this interview with The Energy Report, the future of nuclear power generation may lie with small modular reactors, and the U.S. is leading their development. More >
Ron Struthers: Have Flake Graphite Prices Bottomed?
Source: Brian Sylvester of The Metals Report (7/23/13)
After a spike in flake graphite in 2011, have prices finally reached bottom? Ron Struthers, the publisher and editor of Struthers' Resource Stock Report, believes so. In this interview with The Metals Report, Struthers talks about how market psychology and fundamentals may play out in the graphite and rare earths spaces as new mines inch toward production. More >
The Results Are (Almost) In for Rare Earth Competitors: Alex Knox
Source: Brian Sylvester of The Metals Report (7/16/13)
Western rare earth companies are in a conditioning period, optimizing on every front to get the leanest capital costs possible. In the next six months, Geologist Alex Knox expects a big shakeout across the rare earth space as companies release amended PEAs and feasibility studies. "That," says Knox in this interview with The Metals Report, "is when smart investors will be able to look at the numbers and pick out the winners." Knox helps us jump the gun by identifying companies with lean, mean stats. More >
Why Stephan Bogner Believes You Should Be 100% Invested in Precious Metals
Source: Brian Sylvester of The Gold Report (7/15/13)
Now is the time to be brave, to buy when everyone else is selling, advises Stephan Bogner, analyst with Rockstone Research and CEO of bullion dealer Elementum International. Content to go against the grain, Bogner believes investors should be 100% invested in precious metals, both in physical metals and equities. He is interested not only in companies that are profitable now but also in ones that will someday be in the black again. In this interview with The Gold Report, he describes his ideal portfolio, which includes companies operating in far-flung places. More >
A Radical Solution for the Rare Earth Supply Crunch: Jack Lifton
Source: Alec Gimurtu of The Metals Report (7/9/13)
Iron miners don't make cars, so why should rare earth miners make magnets? According to longtime rare earth expert/consultant Jack Lifton, "mine to magnet" vertical integration strategies are little more than pie in the sky schemes. But Lifton just might have the perfect solution for the world's rare earth element supply problems. In this interview with The Metals Report, Lifton tells us how a non-Chinese international rare earth toll refinery would get separated rare earths downstream more efficiently, while simplifying miners' business plans. Find out which companies could be part of the solution. More >
John Kaiser's Strategies for Success in a Bloody Market
Source: JT Long of The Gold Report (7/8/13)
With so many junior mining companies going into hibernation, John Kaiser of Kaiser Research Online fears that the entire mining sector could fall dormant. In this interview with The Gold Report, he outlines approaches to discovery and development that smart, nimble companies are deploying to stay alive. Whether precious, base or critical metals, or in jurisdictions as exotic as Morocco and as familiar as Nevada, these are the basics required for survival in today's brutal market.
Chris Ecclestone: What M&A Deals Reveal About Management—and if They're Worth Your Investment Dollars
Source: Alec Gimurtu of The Metals Report (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. More >
China, Base Metal Tiger, Sets the Trend for Metals: Stefan Ioannou
Source: Brian Sylvester of The Gold Report (7/1/13)
Industrial metal prices have struggled to find firm footing. Stefan Ioannou of Haywood Securities tees up near-, medium- and long-term scenarios for three industrial metals—copper, zinc and nickel—and explains why he is most enthusiastic about zinc. In this interview with The Gold Report, Ioannou discusses companies that stand to benefit from the coming supply squeezes and China's role as both supplier and consumer of all three metals. More >
After Labor Strikes, What's Next for Platinum?
Source: Brian Sylvester of The Metals Report (6/25/13)
Violent South African mining labor strikes shocked the globe in 2012, but the resulting negotiations underway could create more stable supply flows in the long term—that's how CPM Commodity Analyst Erica Rannestad sees it. In this interview with The Metals Report, Rannestad discusses the key developments that could signal a price rise and which producers could clean up big on high-priced PGMs. More >
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Mason Graphite Inc. (LLG:TSX.V; MGPHF:OTCQX) Mason Graphite Inc. is a Canadian mining company focused on the exploration and development of its 100%-owned Lac Guéret graphite project, located in northeastern Québec. The graphite grade on this pr ...
Medallion Resources Ltd. (MDL:TSX.V; MLLOF:OTCQX; MRD:FSE) Medallion Resources Ltd. is rethinking rare earths. Headed by Dr. Bill Bird and supported by an experienced technical team, the company is well positioned to identify and exploit the world's most prom ...
Midland Exploration Inc. (MD:TSX.V) Midland Exploration is a dynamic and aggressive mineral exploration company focused on gold, base metals and REE mine discoveries in one of Canada's richest mining provinces, Quebec. The company is le ...
Namibia Rare Earths Inc. (NRE:TSX, NMREF:OTCQX) Namibia Rare Earths Inc. is a Canadian public company focused on the accelerated development of its 100%-held Lofdal rare earth project in Namibia. Lofdal is an early-stage, district-scale exploration ...
Northern Graphite Corporation (NGC:TSX.V; NGPHF:OTCQX) Northern Graphite Corp. is a graphite company that holds a 100% interest in the Bissett Creek graphite project, located close to infrastructure in Ontario, Canada. Bissett Creek is a unique large-flak ...
Northern Minerals Ltd. (NTU:ASX) Northern Minerals Ltd. is poised to become the world's next producer of dysprosium at its Browns Range HREE project in northern Australia. Following a milestone year, the company is significantly adva ...
NovX21 Inc. (formerly Pro-Or Inc.) (NOV:TSX.V) NovX21 (formerly Pro-Or Inc.) operates an industrial prototype plant located near Quebec City for the recovery of platinum group elements (platinum, palladium and rhodium or PGMs). The patented proces ...
Orvana Minerals Corp. (ORV:TSX) Orvana Minerals is a proven gold producer with significant growth opportunities and a strong balance sheet. The company owns and operates the Don Mario Mine in eastern Bolivia and is developing two ot ...
Pasinex Resources Ltd. (PSE:CNX) Pasinex Resources Ltd. is a base and precious metals company with a particular focus on exploration in Turkey. Pasinex has a joint venture with Turkish mining company Akmetal AS to explore for zinc an ...
Prima Fluorspar Corp. (PF:TSX.V) Prima Fluorspar Corp. is exploring and developing a historic fluorspar project in the Liard region of northern British Columbia. The project is located along the Alaska highway and consists of 22,000 ...
Royal Nickel Corp. (RNX:TSX) Royal Nickel Corp. is focused on creating value by advancing development of the Dumont nickel project, one of the world's largest undeveloped nickel sulphide projects. Dumont contains the world's thir ...
Southern Arc Minerals Inc. (SA:TSX.V; SOACF:OTCQX) Southern Arc Minerals Inc. is a Canadian mineral exploration company focused on gold and copper-gold exploration. The company's key exploration property is its West Lombok project, with several gold-r ...
Tasman Metals Ltd. (TSM:TSX.V; TAS:NYSE.MKT; TASXF:OTCPK; T61:FSE) Tasman Metals Ltd. is a Canadian mineral exploration and development company focused on rare earth elements (REE) in Europe. Tasman's flagship project is Norra Karr, located in infrastructure-rich, mi ...
Tinka Resources Ltd. (TK:TSX.V; TLD:FSE; TKRFF:OTCPK) Tinka Resources Ltd. is a junior exploration company based in Vancouver, Canada, that is developing its 100%-owned Colquipucro and Ayawilca projects. The projects are located 40km northwest of Cerro d ...
Trevali Mining Corp. (TV:TSX; TREVF:OTCQX; TV:BVL) Trevali Mining Corp. is a zinc-focused base metals development company. In Canada, it owns the Halfmile zinc-lead-silver mine, the Caribou mine and mill, and the Stratmat polymetallic deposit, all loc ...
Virginia Mines Inc. (VGQ:TSX) Virginia Mines Inc. is a mining exploration company with a royalty of 2.2% on the world-class Eleonore gold deposit, which is in a new district that is now considered a new mining camp. Virginia works ...
Size Does Matter in Rare Earth Mining: Christopher Ecclestone "It looks like market watchers have started to get a handle on what makes a good rare earth company." - Vivien Diniz, Resource Investing News (2/24/14) More >
This "Workhorse" Metal Is Ready for a Breakout "Demand's rising. Supply's down. Zinc prices, and profits, are about to take off." - Peter Krauth, Money Morning (2/18/14) More >
Royal Nickel Corp: Indonesian Ore Export Ban Opens Door to the Next Generation of Nickel Mines Nickel prices have been weak, but the recent Indonesian government announcement banning ore shipments outside the country may be the shock that reverses the trend. In this interview with The Mining Report, Mark Selby, Interim CEO of Royal Nickel Corp., walks through his analysis that indicates nickel price increases and inventory reductions are imminent, while demand continues to grow and over a quarter of global mine supply is shut in. He considers nickel in 2014 one of the best commodity trades in a generation. To capitalize on this unique set of circumstances, Royal Nickel's Dumont Nickel Project follows the path of other large-reserve, large-scale mines in the copper and gold sectors that have changed the mining industry and made early investors fortunes. - J. Alec Gimurtu of The Mining Report (2/11/14) More >
Glencore Xstrata to Shed Copper Project; Juniors Pick Up Copper Assets "The newly formed Glencore Xstrata is looking to shed its $5.9 billion stake in the Tampakan copper project in the Philippines, proving that the company prefers investing in mines that are in operation or close to production." - Vivien Diniz, Copper Investing News (1/30/14) More >
The Rare Earth Commodities that Just Won't Go Away "The Chinese still hold the trump card when to comes to rare earth production—they still produce over 95% of the world's supply." - Byron King, The Daily Reckoning (1/23/14) More >
Rules of Thumb for Junior Mining Speculators: A Light at the End of the Tunnel "Fundamental trends have been set in motion over the past few years that follow upon the previous decade-long bull market and that point to an improving investment climate for the junior miners." - Brent Cook, Exploration Insights (1/13/14) More >
Bullish or Bearish: Mining Sector Prospects for 2014 "The mining sector is not dead. . .not by a long shot. Sure, many metals are relying on an inflationary rally, which may or may not happen in 2014, but others are simply poised to move higher in value based on a supply crunch that has been building for several years. You can't ignore fundamentals." - PinnacleDigest (1/5/14) More >
The Fight for this Obscure Copper Mine in Peru Is Your First Major Buy Signal "Blackstone's interest in Las Bambas likely means the firm smells an opportunity in both mining and copper, simultaneously." - Peter Krauth, Money Morning (12/24/13) More >
Metals Shortages, Lack of Substitutes May Harm Innovation: Yale Report "Society will need to pay more attention to the acquisition and maintenance of metals than has been the case in the past, a new study by Yale University suggests." - Dorothy Kosich, Mineweb (12/9/13) More >
Platinum and Copper Are the Metals of the Future: Robert Friedland Robert Friedland's presentation at MineAfrica in London avows that the supercycle is not dead, and he sees huge value ahead for his Ivanhoe company's new platinum, copper and zinc projects in South Africa and the Democratic Republic of Congo. - Lawrence Williams, Mineweb (12/2/13) More >
Understanding High-Grade Lump Graphite Four graphite ore samples are placed on a conference room table. Straight from the earth, which one can be used to write on a piece of paper? Answer: the lump graphite sample. In this interview with The Gold Report, Paul Ogilvie, CEO of the newly formed Saint Jean Carbon, explains the distinctive advantages of lump graphite from a mining and marketing perspective and describes his plan to create a profitable company from an uncommon form of high-grade graphite deposit. Read how the company is educating investors on this highest-grade form of graphite while restarting world-class mines using modern technology and an experienced business team. - J. Alec Gimurtu of The Gold Report (11/18/13) More >
Investing in Platinum: Demand to Hit Record High in 2013 "In its Platinum 2013 Interim Review, Johnson Matthey said the platinum market this year is moving toward a supply and demand deficit of 605,000 ounces—the largest deficit since 1999. That's up from a 340,000-ounce shortfall in 2012." - Tony Daltorio, Money Morning (11/18/13) More >
What Global Copper Reserve Estimates Don't Reveal "World copper reserves are currently placed at around 630 million tons. When considered as just a single consolidated global num¬ber, copper reserves seem large and adequate for several decades of production at 2012 levels. Unfortunately most people do not take into consideration that these reserves are made up of many separate deposits, each of which has to be considered as a standalone and on its own merits." - Richard Mills, Ahead of the Herd (11/11/13) More >
Carbon Is the Problem: Is Graphene the Solution? "The search is on to find a better material than silicon—one that is much more energy-efficient and less likely to produce waste heat." - Christine Hertzog, The Energy Collective (10/31/13) More >
The Other Precious Metal Can Double Your Money Now "Even when the government isn't on the brink of financial suicide, palladium is in heavy—and growing—demand." - Peter Krauth, Money Morning (10/17/13) More >
Diversified Miners Pin Hopes to Iron Ore and China "Record export figures from Western Australia's Port Hedland suggest iron ore miners BHP Billiton, Fortescue Metals and Atlas Iron are set to report strong quarterly earnings in the coming two weeks." - Alex Williams, Mineweb (10/7/13) More >
McKinsey Report: Commodities Supercycle Dead? Hardly. "Over the past 13 years, the average annual volatility of resources prices has been three times what it was in the 1990s, resulting in a new era of resource price supercycles." - Dorothy Kosich, Mineweb (9/30/13) More >
Pro-Or Seizes Market Opportunity with Platinum Recycling Technology The largest end-use application for platinum group metals, automotive catalytic converters, is also North America's largest potential source. Every year, nearly 15 million North American cars expire—and recycling the platinum group metals within them is far cheaper than building a three-mile mine shaft in a faraway country. In this interview with The Metals Report, Sylvain Boulanger, CEO of Pro-Or Inc., describes how his company's technology improves recoveries, simplifies the supply chain and reduces costs. - J. Alec Gimurtu of The Metals Report (9/18/13) More >
The Platinum Series: Part II "The entire world supply of platinum is far less than gold or silver." - Visual Capitalist (9/16/13) More >
Zinc Faces Structural Deficit as Demand Outstrips Supply: Glencore "According to Glencore's presentation, a 5% increase in demand equates to around 600,000 mt of new zinc mine capacity needed every year; by 2016 nearly 2 million mt of new annual production will required." - Andy Blamey, Platts (9/10/13) More >
The Impending Shakeout in the Rare Earth Sector: Who Will Survive? "Though there are exceptions, in general the supply chain doesn't care which REE projects will successfully come to fruition, only that enough come to fruition such that their ability to secure REE metals, oxides and other compounds from sources outside of China, at a reasonable price, is realized." - Gareth Hatch, Technology Metals Research (9/5/13) More >
Peruvian Precious Metals Repeating a Winning Formula The management team that took Prodigy Gold from a $25 million market cap junior to a $340 million buyout in less than three years is back with a new company that it believes is tailor made for applying its formula for success. In this interview with The Gold Report, CEO Brian Maher and VP of Corporate Development Kimberly Ann discuss their latest project, how they are "managing through change" and what differentiates them in an industry of over-promoting and under-delivering juniors. Clear communication is part of the formula, but there is more than talk when it comes to advancing a great project in South America's largest gold producing region. - Alec Gimurtu of The Gold Report (9/4/13) More >
Standard Bank: Platinum Unlikely to Sustain Rallies Above $1,500 Despite continued labor tensions within the South African platinum sector, platinum is unlikely to rally significantly above $1,500 per ounce for any sustained length of time, says Standard Bank. - Geoff Candy, Mineweb (8/26/13) More >
Will Copper Prices Drop Further? Just Look at Oil Investments "While the media reports copper's price falls as a loss of faith by investors, the reality is they are being influenced by the same supply and demand judgments used by buyers." - Stuart Burns, Resource Investor (8/15/13) More >
China to Begin Trial Run of Rare Earth Products Exchange "Rare earth trading systems are currently undergoing testing and are expected to become operational in China in October." - Dorothy Kosich, Mineweb (8/12/13) More >
Counterpoint: Supply and Demand in the Rare-Earths Market 2015–2020 "In the rare-earth total supply chain, China is most of the global ball game." - Jack Lifton, Technology Metals Research (8/1/13) More >
Now Is the Time to Build New Mines, But It Ain't That Easy "Financial analysis suggest now is the ideal to start work on mega mining projects before price cycles turn up again, but this is easier said than done." - Lawrence Williams, Mineweb (7/29/13) More >
Profit from Palladium's Bullish Trend "I call palladium the Rodney Dangerfield of metals because it 'gets no respect, I tell ya, no respect at all.'" - Sean Brodrick, ETF Daily News (7/29/13) More >
Survey: Companies 'Utterly Unprepared' for SEC Conflict Minerals Compliance "The PwC survey determined that the single biggest challenge for companies is getting accurate information from their suppliers." - Dorothy Kosich, Mineweb (7/15/13) More >
China Releases Second Round of 2013 REE Export Quotas "Last week, the Chinese Ministry of Commerce (MOFCOM) announced the second round of allocations of rare-earth export quotas for 2013." - Gareth Hatch, Technology Metals Research (7/8/13) More >
Rare Earth Price Jump: Just the Beginning? "Prices for the 17 elements have jumped 10% over the past two weeks." - Shivom Seth, Mineweb (7/1/13) More >
What China's Crackdown on 'Midnight Mining' Means for REE Projects "The rare earth mining industry will be saddled with permanent increased operation costs." - Jack Lifton, Technology Metals Research (6/20/13) More >
China Planning New Rare Earth Crackdowns "China accounted for more than 85% of global rare earth production last year, also accounting for 70% of global consumption." - Dorothy Kosich, Mineweb (6/7/13) More >
The Copper–S&P 500 Disconnect "No longer just a boring industrial metal, copper is a flamboyant asset that has made fortunes for investors and speculators." - Scott Wright, Zeal Intelligence (5/31/13) More >
Platinum and Palladium: A Fundamental Shift "While we wait for our gold positions to rebound, an investment in platinum and palladium could be very profitable." - Jeff Clark, Casey Research (5/22/13) More >
Salmon Sperm May Provide Cheap Option for Rare Earths Recovery "Dried salmon milt or sperm is a low-cost and environment-friendly method to extract rare earth metals." - Dorothy Kosich, Mineweb (5/20/13) More >
Best Investments 2013: How the Mining Mess Will Send Platinum Soaring "While platinum's long-term outlook is bright, a short-term price catalyst is about to take place, as early as this week." - Tony Daltorio, Money Morning (5/10/13) More >
Are Palladium Stockpiles Running Out? "The market is absorbing a supply-side shock from two fronts." - Sholom Sanik, Resource Investor (5/6/13) More >
How One Slip Can Create a Copper Supply Emergency "The landslide in Utah is just one example of how quickly and unexpectedly the supply and demand factors facing the red metal can shift." - Frank Holmes, Frank Talk (4/18/13) More >
Resource Sector Paradigm Shift "I still think discoveries are the best path to salvation for individual companies and perhaps the broader sector. Maybe gold gets a big bounce in the next few weeks but with the drubbing everyone has taken I don't see traders heavily on the bid unless higher gold prices are already in the rear view mirror." - Eric Coffin, HRA Journal (4/15/13) More >
How to Double Your Money by Investing in Copper "With copper, peak inventory levels are usually hit before a price rebound¬—sometimes with prices doubling in less than six months." - Money Morning Staff Reports (4/3/13) More >
The Basics of Investing in Junior Mining Companies "A junior gold producer is a publicly traded company that mines gold at an annual rate of up to about 150 Koz." - Scott Wright, Zeal Intelligence (4/1/13) More >
The DoD's 'About Face' on REEs "In a 189-page report, the DoD recommends investing $130M to establish near-term strategic stockpiles of seven rare earth elements." - Shane Lasley, Mining News (4/1/13) More >
Postcards from the Rare Earth Front "Scientists in Tokyo last week announced they have identified new deposits of so-called rare-earth metals some six kilometers below the ocean surface. " - Joseph Sternberg, Wall Street Journal (3/27/13) More >
Strategic Mineral Advisory Council Calls for US REE Supply Chain "The Strategic Mineral Advisory Council is encouraging the U.S. Department of Defense to nurture a U.S.-based REE supply chain." - Dorothy Kosich, Mineweb (3/25/13) More >
Mining Bill Brings Iron Ore Back to Wisconsin "Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker said Thursday he will sign Senate Bill One, which sets the wheels in motion to bring back iron ore mining to the Badger State." - Dorothy Kosich, Mineweb (3/11/13) More >
Why Copper Prices Will Rebound in 2013 "If you're considering investing in copper, you need to know what's happening in China right now." - Tony Daltorio, Money Morning (3/4/13) More >
Iron Ore Prices May See Short-Time Gains as 'Rusty' Halts Australian Exports "Global iron ore trade faces major disruptions as cyclone Rusty bears down on Australia's Pilbara region and its shipping ports." - Dorothy Kosich, Mineweb (2/25/13) More >
Why You Can Bet on Platinum Prices Going Higher "Platinum prices, which have been below gold prices since mid-2011, are once again higher than the yellow metal, and the spread's widening." - Jeff Uscher, Money Morning (2/15/13) More >
Big Gains Ahead with Platinum's Neglected Cousin "Let's cut to the chase. We've got a metal play here." - Byron King, Daily Reckoning (2/11/13) More >
MND's Costerfield Boasts Good Grades The Gold Report Interview with Ron Struthers -"MND is very profitable, reporting net income of $29M for 2013." (3/5/14)
TSM: The Path to Mineral Diversification The Mining Report Interview with Kiril Mugerman -"Should TSM and Flinders merge, they might be able to achieve cash flow and mineral diversification." (3/4/14)
NGC: Top of the Junior Graphite Food Chain The Mining Report Interview with Kiril Mugerman -"NGC only needs to sell a relatively small amount of graphite to reach its revenue targets." (3/4/14)
LLG: The Full Spectrum of Graphite The Mining Report Interview with Kiril Mugerman -"LLG will be able to supply the full spectrum of graphite, from minus-150 mesh to plus-50 mesh." (3/4/14)
FMS: Improved Metallurgy + Offtake Partner The Mining Report Interview with Kiril Mugerman -"FMS produced improved metallurgical results last year and has an offtake agreement with a Chinese company." (3/4/14)
EGZ: Narrowing Focus on Graphite The Mining Report Interview with Kiril Mugerman -"EGZ plans to produce over 80K tons of graphite annually." (3/4/14)
ATY: Underground Development Yields Results Erik Bermel, M Partners -"ATY has a proven management team, high grades and expansion potential." (3/3/14)
TV Looks at Potential Mill for Halfmile and Stratmat Deposits Barry Allan, Mackie Research Capital -"Results from TV's Stratmat program have been largely positive." (2/27/14)
TV Looks at Potential Mill for Halfmile and Stratmat Deposits Barry Allan, Mackie Research Capital -"Results from TV's Stratmat program have been largely positive." (2/27/14)
MND Keeps Its Shareholders Happy Andrew Kaip, BMO Capital Markets -"MND continues to beat production expectations and bring cash to shareholders despite weak prices." (2/26/14)
TV Releases Drill Results from Stratmat Deposit Derek Macpherson, M Partners -"Stratmat provides TV with long-term growth potential in the Bathurst mining camp." (2/26/14)
TV Releases Enticing Drill Results from Stratmat Adam Low, Raymond James -"The assays for a number of TV's Stratmat drill holes are impressive." (2/26/14)
RNX: Large Deposit in Québec Offers Secure Supply for Decades The Mining Report Interview with Paul Renken -"RNX's deposit is very, very big. It offers a secure supply, not for just a few years but for a few decades." (2/25/14)
MDL: Intact Long-Term Story Eric Muschinski, Gold Investment Letter -"MDL is working hard behind the scenes; some good news is close." (2/23/14)
TV Announces Commercial Production Matthew O'Keefe, Mackie Research Capital -"Performance at TV's Santander has been consistently good." (2/21/14)
TV Remains Buy, Top Pick Joseph Gallucci, Dundee Capital Markets -"TV did well to get Santander to commercial production in six months." (2/20/14)
TV: Outperform Reiterated Adam Low, Raymond James -"TV is transitioning from a mine developer to a metals producer." (2/20/14)
TV Issues Production Guidance Aleem Ladak, PI Financial -"During January, TV's Santander produced 4.9 Mlb zinc." (2/20/14)
TV: Repositioning Itself Erik Bermel, M Partners -"TV's commercial production at Santander should be a derisking step." (2/20/14)
TV Begins Commercial Production Chris Chang, Laurentian Bank Securities -"Shares of TV should expect a rerating over time." (2/20/14)
TV Achieves Commercial Production Charlotte McLeod, Resource Investing News -"Expect to see TV give New Brunswick more attention moving forward." (2/20/14)
CHM Is Market Perform Rating The Gold Report Interview with Adam Low -"Mamba Minerals will bring credibility and know-how to CHM in its transition from developer to producer." (2/19/14)
TV Pure-Play Producer The Gold Report Interview with Adam Low -"TV is in a stronger position now than I've ever seen it; its balance sheet is robust." (2/19/14)
MD Signs Option Agreement for Pallas Eric Lemieux, Laurentian Bank Securities -"MD's quality partnership will ensure continued proactive development of the Pallas project." (2/19/14)
MND: Chalking up Another year of Growth and Cash Generation Chris Thompson, Raymond James -"MND has a solid growth profile, a proven operating team and a strong balance sheet." (2/19/14)
FMS Obtains Offtake Agreement The Mining Report Interview with Stephen Riddle -"I'd like to congratulate the management of FMS for obtaining an offtake agreement." (2/18/14)
EGZ: Molo Project Development Opportunity Enhanced The Mining Report Interview with Stephen Riddle -"EGZ is determining its expected footprint; when that is determined, the company can calculate realistic selling prices." (2/18/14)
FRA: Charging Ahead in Mexico James West, Midas Letter -"FRA is on the fast track to copper production." (2/18/14)
HCH: Hot Story out of Chile Bob Moriarty, 321 Gold -"HCH is a good copper story with excellent management." (2/17/14)
FRA Pursues Two Financings Deborah Bacal, Proactive Investors -"FRA is looking to advance to initial production from the get-go." (2/14/14)
HCH Has Best Production Plan The Gold Report Interview with Bob Moriarty -"HCH has really good management and a really good story." (2/12/14)
RZ Has Exciting Prospect The Gold Report Interview with Bob Moriarty -"RZ has an exciting prospect in northern British Columbia." (2/12/14)
NRE: Small Yet HREO-Rich Resource The Mining Report Interview with Ryan Castilloux -"NRE's Lofdal project is very interesting; REOs are 80% HREOs and 70% CREOs." (2/11/14)
TSM: Compelling Byproduct Credits Help Cover Costs The Mining Report Interview with Ryan Castilloux -"TSM's Norra Kärr project can cover a major portion of operating costs and payback capital using revenue from byproducts." (2/11/14)
NTU: Interesting Project at Brown's Range The Mining Report Interview with Ryan Castilloux -"NTU's Browns Range project in Australia is interesting." (2/11/14)
BRI Announces Resource Estimates Jay Taylor, Gold, Energy & Tech Stocks -"From its acquisition, BRI gains 1.4 Moz based on a 0.5 g/t cutoff." (2/7/14)
AMM: Positive Estimate for Ixtaca Zone, Tuligtic Charlotte McLeod, Resource Investing News -"AMM has a robust portfolio, with an estimated 1,351,000 oz Au eq in the Ixtaca zone at Tuligtic alone." (2/5/14)
TV Remains Buy Rated Matthew O'Keefe, Mackie Research Capital -"TV's mill at Santander operated at nameplate capacity in January." (2/5/14)
TV: Junior Miner Top Pick Joseph Gallucci, Dundee Capital Markets -"TV is undervalued compared to its base metals-producing peers." (2/5/14)
MDL Signs MOUs Christopher Ecclestone, Hallgarten & Co. -"MDL's partnerships in Oman and Jordan could provide access to substantial monazite deposits." (2/5/14)
TSM: Merger Makes Practical Sense Christopher Ecclestone, Hallgarten & Co. -"TSM's cash flow from its graphite start-up will get its REE project onto its feet." (2/5/14)
TV's Strong Santander Ramp-Up Continues Stefan Ioannou, Haywood Securities -"TV is poised to become a marquee midtier zinc producer." (2/4/14)
TV: A Good Start to the Year at Santander Adam Low, Raymond James -"TV is transitioning from a mine developer to a metals producer." (2/4/14)
TV: Buy Rating Maintained Erik Bermel, M Partners -"TV again achieved nameplate capacity in January at Santander." (2/4/14)
TV a Top Pick Joseph Gallucci, Dundee Capital Markets -"TV is our top pick in the junior mining space based on its unique zinc leverage and relationship with Glenstrata." (2/3/14)
Prospect Generator MD in Strong Position The Gold Report Interview with Adrian Day -"MD's JV partners have already re-upped, which demonstrates confidence in the projects." (1/31/14)
BRI Closes CA$6.4M Financing Brien Lundin, Gold Newsletter (Jefferson Financial) -"Acquisitions have provided BRI nearly 4 Moz total gold resources." (1/31/14)
DAN: Substantially Derisked Chris Berry, Morning Notes -"DAN has a sound balance sheet, strong insider and institutional holders and a deposit in a favorable jurisdiction; it is substantially derisked." (1/31/14)
RNX: Year-End Construction Start Jeb Handwerger, Gold Stock Trades -"RNX's Dumont is one of the largest nickel deposits in the world." (1/30/14)
TV: Noteworthy Progress at Santander Chris Chang, Laurentian Bank Securities -"Improving zinc prices, production growth and takeover potential all support our Buy rating for TV." (1/30/14)