James Kwantes
James Kwantes is an editor and mining reporter from Vancouver, Canada. He spent the last decade with Vancouver Sun, covering investing, mining and other business topics. James is the founder of the World of Mining blog and is the editor of Resource Opportunities, a subscriber supported investment newsletter covering compelling early stage mining companies.
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POSTED ON November 26, 2015 BY James Kwantes

The junior mining industry and those who invest in it have a friend in Ralph Sultan, the MLA for West Vancouver-Capilano. The British Columbia Liberal politician recently sounded the alarm in the provincial Legislative Assembly about the state of the junior exploration industry and the impediments to mine financing. Citing recent examples (Pretium’s Brucejack, Oyu… Continue Reading

POSTED ON November 24, 2015 BY James Kwantes

Good morning, Some news of note on a day when Syria is heating up, with Turkish fighter jets shooting down a Russian warplane the NATO member says ventured into its air space. The international incident comes after reports that much of the oil being produced on ISIS-controlled territory – both Russia and the U.S. have been… Continue Reading

POSTED ON November 23, 2015 BY James Kwantes

Good morning investors, We’ve seen this movie before, but the sequels seem to be popular: Commodities are getting clobbered to start the week as the U.S. dollar surges higher in anticipation of an interest rate hike. Copper – down 1.4% to $2.06/lb (down more than 20% YTD) Nickel – down 4.8% to $3.76/lb (down more… Continue Reading

POSTED ON November 20, 2015 BY James Kwantes

Shares of gold miners B2Gold, Endeavour Mining and Randgold slid in Friday trading in the aftermath of a terrorist attack and hostage-taking at a Western hotel in the Mali capital of Bamako that killed at least 27 people. The producers are among mining companies with operations in the west African country. B2Gold had two employees staying… Continue Reading

POSTED ON November 19, 2015 BY James Kwantes

Christmas came early for Lucara CEO William Lamb, and it took the shape of a near-tennis-ball-sized diamond that captured the world’s imagination and the market’s attention. Lucara shares surged 49 cents, or 30.43%, to a close of $2.10 on heavy trading Thursday on the Toronto Stock Exchange, adding about $200 million to the company’s market… Continue Reading

POSTED ON November 19, 2015 BY James Kwantes

Newsletter writer Keith Schaefer of the acclaimed Oil and Gas Investments Bulletin stopped by this morning at CEO Chat, the investment conference in your pocket. And the questions – and Keith’s answers – came fast and furious: upstream, downstream and everything in between. Keith is offering CEO.CA subscribers a one-month test drive of his solid newsletter… Continue Reading

POSTED ON November 18, 2015 BY James Kwantes

I caught up with royalty specialist John Budreski recently for an update on Morien Resources, a small resource royalty play with two long-life assets in Nova Scotia. The shares had recently slumped below 20 cents from a 52-week high of 28 cents, and I took a position. Budreski, Morien’s president and CEO, didn’t seem too… Continue Reading

POSTED ON November 18, 2015 BY James Kwantes

Tintina Resources (TAU-V) Australian miner Sandfire Resources is buying out George Soros’s Quantum Partners to consolidate control of Tintina Resources’ Black Butte Copper project in Montana. The deal will see Sandfire purchase an additional 47,244,095 shares at a price of $.0831 per share, a 38.5% premium to Tintina’s Tuesday closing price. Sandfire now owns 57.19%… Continue Reading

POSTED ON November 17, 2015 BY James Kwantes

Peregrine Diamonds (PGD-V) The peregrine falcon is known for its high-speed dive, which can reach speeds of more than 300 km-h (186 miles-h) as it descends on an unwitting target. Peregrine Diamonds’ stock has undergone more of a low-speed dive since April highs of the high-.30s – it’s been trading near 52-week lows of 14… Continue Reading

POSTED ON November 16, 2015 BY James Kwantes

Newsletter writer and CEO Chat regular Allan Barry Laboucan interviewed Sabina Gold & Silver CEO Bruce McLeod today on his show, Allan Barry Reports. McLeod took the helm on Feb. 15 and it’s been a busy year. Sabina has advanced the Back River gold deposit in Nunavut through two Feasibility Studies, progressed on the permitting… Continue Reading

POSTED ON November 16, 2015 BY James Kwantes

Fission Uranium has sent a letter to shareholders, along with the management information circular, ahead of the company’s Dec. 15 AGM in Kelowna. Included in the letter is the dissident slate for the board of directors of Fission, the Athabasca Basin-focused company that is advancing the Triple R deposit at Patterson Lake South. A friendly merger… Continue Reading

POSTED ON November 13, 2015 BY James Kwantes

CEO Chat lived up to its slogan – “the investment conference in your pocket” – last night as newsletter writers Brent Cook, Eric Coffin and Gwen Preston shared their thoughts on junior mining projects and companies that are in the news. Geologist Rob McLeod and engineer Tim Oliver also weighed in. Junior resource plays that… Continue Reading

POSTED ON November 11, 2015 BY James Kwantes

“Doch dyn plicht en lit de lju mar rabje.” (Do your duty, and just let people talk) Late 1943 was a dangerous time to be a German Jew in occupied Europe, but Flora Heinrich was one of the lucky ones. Surviving up until that point meant she had already beaten long odds. November 11, 1938:… Continue Reading

POSTED ON November 11, 2015 BY James Kwantes

Good morning, investors, a few news releases of note on a quiet-ish day in the markets. Shares of Nevada explorer Nexus Gold are halted pending company news, but they won’t be releasing it until tomorrow, chairman Alex Klenman confirmed in an email. The delay prompted some chatter in CEO Chat, but we’ll see tomorrow. GoldQuest… Continue Reading

POSTED ON November 10, 2015 BY James Kwantes

Mining cycles are Doug Eaton’s stock in trade, which helps explain why the Strategic Metals CEO is remarkably zen given the state of junior mining markets – and his company’s share price. The veteran Yukon geologist has made a career out of using cycle bottoms to sow the seeds of success before harvesting closer to the… Continue Reading