Category: Mineral Exploration
208 Posts
POSTED ON October 08, 2015 BY Andrew Nelson

Students often study one subject at university, but end up shifting gears and graduating in a different field. It’s how Copper North president and CEO Harlan Meade accidentally discovered mineral exploration while studying chemistry. In Meade’s case, the twist of fate involved a summer job accident that left the young man with a fractured wrist,… Continue Reading

POSTED ON September 18, 2015 BY Tim Oliver

Analysis of 34 Technical Studies Exploration Insights by Brent Cook Issue No. 342 September 13, 2015 This week our go-to mining engineer, Tim Oliver, discusses the results of his investigation into 34 recently published National Instrument 43-101 technical reports. These reports are mining disclosure standards implemented by the Ontario Securities Commission for Canadian-listed companies.… Continue Reading

POSTED ON August 28, 2015 BY Andrew Nelson

Half way through our Yukon tour, the media group was greeted by another blue-bird day in Dawson City. Things had been progressing smoothly to this point, but Mother Nature stepped in with some foggy weather and we couldn’t fly in to visit Rockhaven Resources’ (TSX-V: RK) 100% owned Klaza Project. Even the best organizers, which… Continue Reading

POSTED ON August 20, 2015 BY Andrew Nelson

Few majors and juniors are willing to deploy exploration capital in this market but even less are prepared to prospect on virgin ground. One junior Company with a mandate to pursue grassroots exploration is Westhaven Ventures ( Westhaven (TSX.V – WHN) is the vehicle legendary prospector Grenville Thomas and his team are using to define… Continue Reading

POSTED ON August 06, 2015 BY Andrew Nelson

Junior miners, especially in bear markets, are all about the people… Wealth Minerals (TSX.V – WML) ( is working to ensure future success by attracting top tier talent with significant experience in Latin America. Yesterday, the company announced that Mr. Xiaohuan (Juan) Tang, B.Eng, M.Eng, M.Sc, M.Phil, is joining the leadership team as a Director… Continue Reading

POSTED ON July 13, 2015 BY Brent Cook

Exploration Insights by Brent Cook Today we begin where our last rant left off. (link) The Rant But then metal prices began to decline, economies slow, and profits slip away. What went wrong this time Dad? Will mining boom again? Don’t hold your breath kid. It’s bleak out there and we have a 10-year… Continue Reading

POSTED ON June 15, 2015 BY Rob McLeod

I recently heard a great story about the safety culture that has permeated the mining industry over the past decade, with probably a bit of overkill within the major miners. At an alleged meeting between 50+ mining execs from each side of Newmont and Barrick in New York City, discussing a possible business combo, the… Continue Reading

POSTED ON May 12, 2015 BY CEO Technician

Via Energy and We have been all over Continental Gold (CNL.TO) during 2015 and our persistence has rewarded readers who paid attention. Despite a relatively lackluster junior gold sector shares of CNL have performed superbly with a 35%+ gain year-to-date:   CNL carved out a head & shoulders bottom pattern between February and April of… Continue Reading

POSTED ON February 19, 2015 BY Tommy Humphreys

In the good old days of Howe Street, venture stock-brokers would act as an intermediary between junior mining companies and investors. This is a somewhat murky ethical practice of the brokers having two masters, both the companies they were helping to get off the ground, and the clients with which they were to serve. Investors… Continue Reading

POSTED ON January 29, 2015 BY CEO Technician

Via Energy and We have hand picked the 5 most promising charts in the junior resource space – presented in reverse order: 5. Red Eagle Mining (RD.V)  After a blistering 60%+ rally during the past several weeks, shares of RD.V have cooled off a bit in the last several days. However, this “2 steps forward,… Continue Reading

POSTED ON December 10, 2014 BY Tommy Humphreys

To a packed crowd in Vancouver yesterday, veteran junior resource analyst John Kaiser gave a presentation hosted by AME BC entitled, Confronting the Potential Extinction of a Canadian Institution. Here is a link to the 59 slide PDF presentation, courtesy John Kaiser. Mr. Kaiser has been closely involved with Canada’s venture capital markets for over thirty… Continue Reading

POSTED ON October 21, 2014 BY Tommy Humphreys

Pioneering Yukon mineral and mushroom prospector Shawn Ryan hosted Bob Simon of 60 Minutes recently. The media love Mr. Ryan. He made the cover of New York Times in 2012, and now he’s been immortalized on the most successful TV newsmagazine in history. “The norm is to fail,” Ryan told Simon on prospecting. “If you play one… Continue Reading

POSTED ON August 26, 2014 BY Rob McLeod

I still own all of the shares from my first ever private placement. It was 1994, and I was working for Lac Minerals at the Red Mountain project, which I now manage for IDM Mining Ltd. (IDM.v). A few kilometers to the east of us, my Uncle Don McLeod had the Willoughby gold project in… Continue Reading

POSTED ON August 15, 2014 BY Sprott's Thoughts

Our friend Brent Cook recently published this fantastic primer on his process for identifying the few junior exploration companies who stand to generate real returns for investors. It appeared in his Exploration Insights on August 10th, and we believe it is worth the read if you are interested in analyzing resource stocks (edited from the… Continue Reading

POSTED ON August 15, 2014 BY Tommy Humphreys

Science has a new piece out on Afghanistan’s mining potential. Read: Mother of all lodes (behind paywall) According to the article, the US Department of Defence has the country’s mineral wealth tapped at $908 billion. The Afghans prefer the figure of $3 trillion. That bounty is a product of a tortured tectonic history: Afghanistan is an amalgam… Continue Reading

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