Category: Mineral Exploration
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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

POSTED ON August 12, 2014 BY CEO Technician

The wild excitement and crazy price fluctuations of 2011 seem to be a distant memory. Meanwhile, the mainstream financial media barely talks about gold and most portfolio managers are underweight precious metals and mining shares. While the casual observer might interpret this relative lack of interest in gold as a sign that the yellow metal has… Continue Reading

POSTED ON August 12, 2014 BY Tommy Humphreys

After some thousand blog posts on this site and others, I have just hit send on my first premium post for subscribers of Resource Opportunities, the investment newsletter we recently teamed up with. The Interim Update discusses an emerging Canadian mining discovery which your author is a shareholder of, and is on the cusp of receiving significant attention. For a… Continue Reading

POSTED ON August 11, 2014 BY Jamie Keech

Recently CEO analyst Travis McPherson and I had the opportunity to attend the Sprott Natural Resource Symposium at the historic Fairmont Hotel Vancouver. The conference gave us the opportunity to hear from and rub shoulders with some of the best names in mining. From Robert Friedland’s keynote address, to Ross Beaty’s keen insights and Rick… Continue Reading

POSTED ON August 04, 2014 BY Tommy Humphreys

The last word at Brent Cook’s exploration panel at the Sprott conference last week belonged to geologist Miles Thompson, currently chairman of Resevoir Minerals, developing one of the world’s richest undeveloped copper deposits in Serbia, and is CEO of Lara Exploration, which explores for minerals in Brazil and Peru. Mr. Thompson is someone highly respected by Mr. Cook,… Continue Reading

POSTED ON July 11, 2014 BY Tommy Humphreys

A new uranium exploration junior is about to start trading, and the CEO has a lot of experience with exploration promotions. The company is Westham Resources Corp, about to be renamed Roughrider Exploration Limited, which has an option to earn up to an 85% interest in in Kivalliq’s “Genesis” uranium project in Saskatchewan’s Athacasca Basin, not far… Continue Reading

POSTED ON July 03, 2014 BY Tommy Humphreys

Veteran Canadian venture stock cynic, analyst and promoter John Kaiser of Kaiser Research has published a free report with his take on the current junior resource sector bear market. Kaiser begins with the dire financial straits of many Canadian juniors, 700 of which have negative working capital. Kaiser believes these companies will end up converting… Continue Reading

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