Thom Calandra
NEVER MISS AN EDITION OF THE CALANDRA REPORT - SUBSCRIBE BY PAYPAL... Thom Calandra is the editor of The Calandra Report, an investment newsletter. He previously co-founded and was founding editor of CBS Marketwatch, one of the world's largest financial Web sites. He also co-founded Ticker Trax for Stockhouse. Thom has a wife and two children, and is based in Tiburon, California. TCR, the newsletter, is a paid report: The Calandra Report for Paypal information.
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POSTED ON November 10, 2015 BY Thom Calandra

RENO, Nevada — ​Mac Jackson is Gold Standard Venture’s exploration chief. Like the Nevada prospector’s CEO, he and his co-workers are youngish — late 30s, early 40s. I imagine most of them were not born when the Carlin Trend “became” a gold trend in Nevada sometime in the 1960s. Gold Standard Ventures’ ​latest reverse-circulation drill… Continue Reading

POSTED ON October 18, 2015 BY Thom Calandra

Do you feel it in your feet? That is and was Ed Flood: geologist, family guy, bicyclist, superb skier, reader of finely tuned thrillers, connector, economist, lover, lithium booster, investor. R. Edward Flood died this week, on Thursday, at the family home in Sun Valley, Idaho. He had been battling ALS, a neuro-motor degenerative disease,… Continue Reading

POSTED ON January 12, 2015 BY Thom Calandra

​Yes I failed. The worst idea I ever had — one rooted in the belief that a company could make a difference in the lives ofColombia villagers and their investors — is off another 40 percent in stock price Monday. But then, as a money manager familiar with the Gran Colombia Gold failure just told… Continue Reading

POSTED ON September 26, 2014 BY Thom Calandra

TORONTO — “IT’S A DARK TIME IN OUR BUSINESS.” Pat DiCapo, Toronto financier: “A major discovery will bring greed back into the markets.” Mr. DiCapo, a 40-something lifelong banker and markets person, was into Aurelian in Ecuador when three miners alone were kicking around down there. By July 2008, when Kinross used stock to purchase… Continue Reading

POSTED ON September 18, 2014 BY Thom Calandra

On this date in 1976, Ronald Wayne sold his 10% stake in Apple Computer for $800. Today it is worth $58,065,210,000. That’s billion. I don’t need my notes to write this one: Colt Resources is broken; its board requires truly independent directors. Colt’s portfolio in Portugal thus far is proven mediocre — tungsten and gold — and… Continue Reading

POSTED ON September 12, 2014 BY Thom Calandra

​ BEAVER CREEK, Colorado — The stream from Colorado​’s metals summit is flowing​.​ Oh, and the snow just starting to sprinkle the peaks here at 8,000 feet to 11,000 feet.​ There are many asset managers in the crowd, some with hedge funds and others like Robert Cohen of Dynamic Funds in charge of hundreds of… Continue Reading

POSTED ON July 30, 2014 BY Thom Calandra

THE CALANDRA REPORT: Sample & Subscribe Today is our daughter’s birthday, 15 years, and here I thought I’d have a Michigan portfolio parcel at her door. I just spoke with Mike Carr at Bitterroot Resources. Deviation is a bad thing in exploration drilling. It ends with no birthday present from Michigan. The meta-sediments at Bitteroot… Continue Reading

POSTED ON July 06, 2014 BY Thom Calandra

THE CALANDRA REPORT: Subscribe $91 yearly This is my first personalized basket, or Motif. I conceived it this past week. I will buy it Monday. It’s a collection of roughed-up resource prospectors and producers. I like the Motif concept. See below. This first one is called Ruffled Resources and has 18 gold, silver, coal, uranium,… Continue Reading

POSTED ON June 23, 2014 BY Thom Calandra

LISBON — Tungsten and the properties of mineralized calcium tungstate might reflect the promise of a growing deposit in Portugal. Calcium tungstate, or CaWO4, also goes by the name scheelite. It is luminous and used in paints, fluorescent lamps and as root filling for teeth. I am just learning about scheelite’s properties. The mineral’s fluoresence might move… Continue Reading

POSTED ON June 09, 2014 BY Thom Calandra

Colombia’s New President | Gold Standard’s Pinon By Thom Calandra BOGOTA — Why does the wind in Panama blow from north to south? Because Colombia apparently sucks. For gold prospectors anyway. Let’s hope the Latin America paradise sucks for leftist rebels in coming months as well. Colombia is one of my two favorite places in… Continue Reading

POSTED ON April 22, 2014 BY Thom Calandra

GRAND PRAIRIE, Alberta – Mike Weeks and Delayne Weeks of Canada had a dream five years ago: create a gold mine. Do it in a nation that has never produced gold commercially. Use the process to educate and enrich an impoverished population. The country is Cambodia. The mine is in northeast Cambodia, close to Vietnam. Phum Syarung,… Continue Reading

POSTED ON April 10, 2014 BY Thom Calandra

THE CALANDRA REPORT: Subscribe [PCY | KOL | ANK | DSR | GSV] Coal, thermal coal for our purposes, is fired up. Does not look it, when you scan financial media on this arcane commodity. But it is. Or will be. We’ve been talking thermal coal since TCR’s visit to northern Mongolia — and briefly,… Continue Reading

POSTED ON April 07, 2014 BY Thom Calandra

THE CALANDRA REPORT: Subscribe To plagiarize a former USA president, well, that depends on what the meaning of is be. PLAN BE is now running. TCR Family: I will be spending all of my networking | writing | researching time here at The Calandra Report. This includes site and company visits for natural resources and for… Continue Reading

POSTED ON April 06, 2014 BY Thom Calandra

THE CALANDRA REPORT: Subscribe* $110 yearly   SUPERIOR, Arizona —  A helicopter tour above the Arizona copper belt, where the Resolution Copper Mine is being built, is our call to action.    Grounded now, I find myself searching for more shares of Desert Star Resources Ltd. ( TSXV: DSR). Canadian banker Vince Sorace’s Desert Star optioned properties from two companies I own: Eurasian Minerals (TSXV:… Continue Reading

POSTED ON March 31, 2014 BY Thom Calandra

THE CALANDRA REPORT: Subscribe NexGen | Desert Star | Prophecy Coal** | Powertech | Kaizen | Stellar Bio Editor: Adds Peter Epstein’s interview with Powertech/Azarga uranium principal; a fresh look at Stellar Biotech; note on Prophecy Coal at close of report When a uranium prospector comes in with the final hole of a winter drilling program up north, No. 8 in… Continue Reading