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POSTED ON January 19, 2016 BY Tommy Humphreys

“The whole problem with the world is that fools and fanatics are always so certain of themselves, and wiser people so full of doubts.” – Bertrand Russell I’ll never forget my first bull-market mining investment conference. An “analyst” hosting a standing-room only workshop was banging the table about a 20-cent exploration stock, shouting, “They are… Continue Reading

POSTED ON January 13, 2016 BY Kip Keen

It sounds like there’s a strong fit in McEwen Mining’s new hire, Colin Sutherland. Recently the miner with operating gold-silver assets in Mexico and Argentina announced hiring a new president and CEO after a protracted search. This was after the departure of Ian Ball to Abitibi Resources almost two years ago now. I wanted to… Continue Reading

POSTED ON January 07, 2016 BY Kip Keen

The media has run with a recent note by Bank of America mining analysts arguing now is the time to raise billions – as much as $30 billion – through new equity to take over other distressed assets. The note garnered headlines like “BHP, Rio Tinto tipped to sell $30b of shares to fund asset buys.”… Continue Reading

POSTED ON November 30, 2015 BY Benjamin Cox

Is the financial world coming to an end? I don’t think so, but if you looked at the major metals & mining and steelmaking industries, you would think it was. I remember in 2002 when high-tech was dead and in 2009 when the U.S. real estate market was “never” coming back. 2015 could be that… 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 May 21, 2015 BY Jamie Keech

In the late 1990s a small Canadian junior mining company bought an exploration property in southern Peru with a plan to capitalize on the newly opened market after two decades of internal conflict and civil war. Just 100 km north of the Atacama Desert, the driest place on earth, the property consisted of hard earthen… Continue Reading

POSTED ON March 22, 2015 BY Turdis

Over the weekend a number of African media outlets including Tigrai Online (an Ethiopian news source) have claimed that the Bisha mine operated by Nevsun Resources (NSU.TSX) was the target of an attack by the Ethiopian air force during two bombing raids.  According to the reports, the air force also targeted an Eritrean military depot.… Continue Reading

POSTED ON November 18, 2014 BY Turdis

After the Toronto Stock Exchange rang the closing bell today, Ivanhoe Mines (IVN.TSX) announced they were resuming development work on Platreef, their 75.7 million ounce (Indicated + Inferred) platinum-gold-nickel-copper project in South Africa. The company says it has sent out formal notifications to provincial authorities and landowners to return to work.   They have begun moving the required plant and… Continue Reading

POSTED ON August 01, 2014 BY Turdis

After being halted in the morning, Belo Sun (BSX:TSX) which is developing the 7.2 million ounce Volta Grande gold  project in Brazil announced that the Federal Court of Appeal in Brasilia ruled that the company’s preliminary licence is fully valid and in force. Shares are up 14% on 905,000 shares traded since resuming after the news this morning.… Continue Reading

POSTED ON July 24, 2014 BY CEO Technician

Economic bellwether Caterpillar (CAT) reported disappointing revenue numbers this morning and the stock is under pressure: Click to enlarge  Breaking the large rising wedge to the downside – support exists near $105 and then at the May lows in the $100-$101 area In its earnings press release Caterpillar attributed much of the top line weakness… Continue Reading

POSTED ON July 08, 2014 BY Turdis

Joe Mazumdar is the Director of Research and a Senior Mining Analyst at Canaccord Genuity Inc. here in Vancouver. He has a particularly interesting perspective on the mining sector, having spent the majority of his early years at large companies including: Mount Isa Mines (Australia), Rio Tinto (Argentina), Phelps Dodge (Phoenix, USA) and Newmont (Denver,… Continue Reading

POSTED ON June 26, 2014 BY Turdis

Torex Gold (TXG:TSX), the owner and developer of one of the richest undeveloped open-pit gold mines in the world, has provided an update on how well the development of their Morelos project in Mexico is going (start-up scheduled for late 2015) as well as the latest results from their infill drilling program. The company has begun mining… Continue Reading

POSTED ON June 26, 2014 BY Turdis

This morning, African gold developer Roxgold (ROG:TSXV) announced they have mandated Credit Suisse and Societe Generale to find them $75 million in a senior project debt facility by year end.  The money will be used to bring the high-grade Yaramoko project in Burkina Faso into production by early 2016. The project is expected to cost around… Continue Reading

POSTED ON June 13, 2014 BY Turdis

While B2Gold’s evaluations team has been busy with their purchase of Papillon Resources for $570 million worth of stock, the team at the company’s newest gold mine, Otjikoto, continues to bring the project closer to first gold by year-end. This morning, B2Gold provided investors with the latest drilling results from the high-grade Wolfshag zone which continues to… Continue Reading

POSTED ON May 27, 2014 BY Turdis

Yesterday, Australian-listed Papillon Resources (PIR:ASX) was halted at the company’s request pending a “potential corporate transaction”.  If Papillon is part of a larger producers’ M&A mandate, then it would represent the 3rd such gold transaction in the past 2 weeks. Last week saw Rio Alto make a friendly, $300 million, bid for nearby Sulliden Gold and… Continue Reading

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