The Critical Investor

The Critical Investor

The Critical Investor is a newsletter and comprehensive junior mining platform, providing analysis, blog and newsfeed and all sorts of information about junior mining. The editor is an avid and critical junior mining stock investor from The Netherlands, with an MSc background in construction/project management. Number cruncher at project economics, looking for high quality companies, mostly growth/turnaround/catalyst-driven to avoid too much dependence/influence of long-term commodity pricing/market sentiments, and often looking for long-term deep value. Getting burned in the past himself at junior mining investments by following overly positive sources that more often than not avoided to mention (hidden) risks or critical flaws, The Critical Investor learned his lesson well, and goes a few steps further ever since, providing a fresh, more in-depth, and critical vision on things, hence the name.

Recent Articles

Argentina Lithium Active At Salar De Rincon 07/30/2022

The Critical Investor takes a look at one junior lithium play in Argentina that just had some success with the drill bit and is building its prospective land package — real estate that should only increase in value as lithium carbonate prices hover around US$75,000 per tonne.

Tectonic Metals Closes CA$2.3M Private Placement 07/19/2022

The Critical Investor explains why major shareholders like Crescat Capital "are stepping up once again ... but this time increasing their ownership in Tectonic even more" as everyone eagerly awaits the results from Seventymile.

Gold Terra Hits Campbell Shear at Depth for the First Time 07/06/2022

The Critical Investor discusses the first results of deep drilling aimed at the Campbell Shear with CEO Gerald Panneton.

Gold Mining Firm Is the 'Poster Child of Prospect Generators' 06/25/2022

The Critical Investor looks into the latest drill results of this junior miner at its Regnault target, which could be very close to 1 Moz gold now.

Gold Co. Shows Promising Drill Results Despite Economic Pressure, Says Expert 06/13/2022

Gold Terra Resource Corp. has some ambitious plans as they continue to drill their 30,000m program, and the most recently announced results 'continue to impress.'

Tectonic Metals Closes First Tranche of CA$3M Private Placement 06/06/2022

The Critical Investor marvels at the ongoing CA$3 million PP by Tectonic Metals, and explains why he believes in low downside risk, as does for example Tectonic's strategic partner Crescat Capital.

First Stepout Drill Results Promising for Gold Company 06/02/2022

As Omai Gold Mines is busy drilling their project in Guyana, the Critical Investor catches up with CEO Ellingham to discuss the latest results.

Alianza Minerals Closes CA$750K Private Placement 05/20/2022

The Critical Investor reviews the latest updates with Alianza Minerals Ltd., including their closing of a CA$750K private placement.

Strong Results Continue for Junior in Mexico 04/14/2022

This junior miner appears to be proving up 1 Moz heap leachable gold with ease, as further step-outs from the northern center part of its Cervantes project have returned a few excellent results.

Junior Fills Treasury, Looks to Drill 04/08/2022

The Critical Investor looks at a junior miner that has been raising cash and acquiring additional claims for its Ontario projects.

Junior On Sale: Experienced Team, 3 Great Projects 04/03/2022

The Critical Investor looks into a junior that is trading at all-time lows at the moment and could be an interesting opportunity.

Junior Continues to Hit Strong Oxide Gold Intercepts 03/27/2022

This junior miner, after repeatedly reporting strong drill results, could be well on its way to delineating an estimated 800-1,100koz Au oxide gold resource near surface at its project in Sonora, Mexico.

Junior Hits More Gold Near Surface At Yellowknife 03/25/2022

The Critical Investor checks in with a junior explorer after it intersects visible gold and completes a CA$5.6 million raise.

Omai Gold Mines Looking To Revive Large LatAm Gold Mine 03/17/2022

The Critical Investor looks into Omai Gold Mines, which is proving up as many left behind ounces of gold as they can at the historic Omai Gold Mine in Guyana.

Vior Awaits Phase 1 Drill Results At Highly Prospective Belleterre Gold Project, Phase 2 Drill Program Has Commenced 03/06/2022

The Critical Investor takes a deep dive into Quebec-focused gold explorer Vior Inc. and concludes that he likes "the odds for Vior, as Belleterre is an impressive brownfield project with lots of indications for mineralized potential."

Blue Sky Uranium Announces First Ivana Main Drill Results 02/08/2022

The Critical Investor discusses the first assays being reported by Blue Sky Uranium regarding the Ivana Main target, part of their district scale Amarillo Grande uranium/vanadium project in Argentina.

Explorer Sees Big Drill Results in Portugal 02/01/2022

It seems Avrupa Minerals has finally hit at its Sesmarias North target. The Critical Investor discusses the results with CEO Paul Kuhn.

This Junior Miner Is Looking for Big Gold 01/27/2022

The Critical Investor is looking into Aztec Minerals, which is aiming to delineate two oxide deposits in Mexico and Arizona, both with large scale porphyry/CRD potential at depth.

Platinex Acquires W2 Copper-Nickel-PGE Project Near Ring of Fire 01/20/2022

After acquiring the W2 Copper-Nickel-PGE project in Ontario, Platinex adopted a new dual strategy by going back to its roots, which involved platinum group elements (PGE), but is also in the process of revitalizing its large and prospective Shining Tree gold exploration project in the Abitibi Greenstone Belt, also in Ontario, writes The Critical Investor.

Uranium Explorer Expecting Drill Results Soon 01/16/2022

The Critical Investor discusses the latest developments for Blue Sky Uranium with CEO Niko Cacos, as a new drill program at Ivana has commenced, and the company has won a lawsuit.

Lithium Mining Co. Expands Asset Portfolio in New Deal 01/14/2022

The Critical Investor provides a quick update about Argentina Lithium, after they announced the acquisition of more lithium projects, on the back of a C$6M raise. All this when lithium product prices are breaking record after record.

A Critical Q & A With Kenorland Minerals CEO Zach Flood 01/13/2022

After Kenorland Minerals announced its latest batch of drill results, the Critical Investor took the opportunity to do an extensive interview with CEO Zach Flood to discuss results, programs, strategy, and projects for 2022.

The Critical Investor Shares His Top 7 Picks for 2022 01/09/2022

The Critical Investor was asked again by Streetwise Reports to provide his top 7 picks for the new year — at a point where the COVID-19 pandemic is playing out the Omicron variant, inflation is reaching levels not seen in decades, the Fed surprising the markets with a more hawkish stance than anticipated, with metal prices at very high levels although gold and silver seem to be consolidating and setting up for a breakout.

New CEO for Gold Terra: Gerald Panneton 12/28/2021

Although Gerald Panneton was already guiding Gold Terra as an Executive Chairman, it seems likely after this restructuring he will have full control being a Chairman and CEO effective January 1st, 2022. As he was used to be thinking big at Detour, the Critical Investor expects more of the same here.

Canadian Co. to Explore New Finnish Properties 12/28/2021

After a year of slow progress for Avrupa Minerals, management decided to create more opportunities by acquiring four exploration properties in Finland.

Dolly Varden Silver: Consolidating a High-Grade Gold-Silver District In British Columbia 12/19/2021

After Dolly Varden Silver announced the transaction with Fury Gold Mines regarding the Homestake Ridge Project, the Critical Investor looked into future potential coming from combining Homestake with the Dolly Varden Project, and exploration potential.

Alianza Minerals, Cloudbreak Discovery Acquire and Option Out Projects 12/16/2021

The Critical Investor catches up with CEO Jason Weber of Alianza Minerals about the company's latest endeavors with Cloudbreak Discovery and the status of their other projects.

A Critical Q & A With Golden Independence CEO Christos Doulis 12/16/2021

With the recently earned-in ownership of 51% in the Independence Gold project, the PEA coming up and potentially a much more important catalyst in Q1 2022, the Critical Investor felt it was time to conduct an interview with CEO Christos Doulis.

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"ICG is severely undervalued considering its high profitability potential and takeout appeal."

— The Critical Investor, Seeking Alpha (2/5/14)
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