Andrew Nelson

Andrew Nelson is pursuing the CPA designation as an auditor at Davidson & Co., the leading service provider for junior mining clients globally. Mr. Nelson has experience working with TSX venture listed explorers in Kazakhstan, Paraguay, Peru, Namibia, Madagascar, West Africa, United States, and Canada reporting under IFRS framework. He is an Executive Officer with Young Mining Professionals a not-for-profit which holds networking events for young professionals in Vancouver’s resource sector. His interests are reporting on Canadian precious metal explorers and holding informative interviews with accomplished mining professionals. If involved in junior mining he would love to hear from you at Andrew.GM.Nelson@Gmail.com.

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POSTED ON January 15, 2016 BY Andrew Nelson

The Young Mining Professionals Toronto (YMPT) is back, and excited to announce we will be hosting Pierre Lassonde as our distinguished speaker on Thursday, February 18, 2016 at Hy’s Steakhouse in Toronto. Pierre Lassonde is the Founder and Chairman of the world’s leading gold-focused royalty and streaming company, Franco-Nevada. Mr. Lassonde is an authority on… Continue Reading

POSTED ON November 18, 2015 BY Andrew Nelson

In the midst of a gruelling bear market, companies that provide services to publicly traded resource ventures have been hit almost as hard as those operating in the space. However, advising and consulting to junior miners also provides an intimate view into the company, a perspective many individuals are not granted. This, in turn, offers… Continue Reading

POSTED ON November 12, 2015 BY Andrew Nelson

People-projects-capital are the three pillars of the mining business, according to Teck Resources founder Norman Bell Keevil. The formula is a simple but effective high-level filter to identify promising early-stage mining opportunities. I was reminded of the formula with the emergence of Brian Paes-Braga as the CEO of Royce Resources, a new lithium exploration play.… Continue Reading

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 14, 2015 BY Andrew Nelson

Ivan Bebek’s path to junior mining success began in the late 1990s in a business class at Western University in London, Ontario. His professor encouraged the ambitious young student to take a securities course and become a stockbroker. Bebek began to learn more about capital markets, value creation and what it meant to be a… Continue Reading

POSTED ON September 09, 2015 BY Andrew Nelson

Young Mining Professionals is expanding its reach across Canada with the founding of a Toronto chapter, and the Vancouver-based group has lined up a mining legend for the occasion. YMP Toronto will kick off with a Distinguished Speaker Event on Oct. 7, 2015 featuring Peter Munk, the founder and former chairman of Barrick Gold, the… Continue Reading

POSTED ON September 01, 2015 BY Andrew Nelson

Our final site visit in this whirlwind tour of the Yukon was to the most advanced and fully permitted development stage project in the Territory, Victoria Gold’s (TSX.V : VIT) Eagle Project, which is well supported by both Government and First Nations. The Eagle project has completed a Feasibility Study and finalized an Environmental Assessment.… Continue Reading

POSTED ON August 31, 2015 BY Andrew Nelson

We are nearing the end of the Yukon site visits, but still have two more interesting projects to discuss. To catch up on last week’s site visits see here: ATC, AXR, WG, KAM, RK. The Yukon Media Tour has been all about mining, but the real focus has been on the de-risked development stage projects… 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 27, 2015 BY Andrew Nelson

My head is starting to spin a little as we reach the 4th site visit on the 2015 Yukon Media Tour; there’s an excessive amount of information to take in. To get up to speed see Part 1, Part 2, Part 3, and Part 4. The media members had just boarded another mini-airplane from Burwash Landing… Continue Reading

POSTED ON August 26, 2015 BY Andrew Nelson

Over the past 2 days in the Yukon we’ve learned about the Klondike’s history, flown into a highly prospective gold exploration project, and seen one of Canada’s richest silver districts. On Day 3 of our trip we visited Wellgreen Platinum (TSX:WG), which hopes to become one of the largest and lowest cost, open pit PGM-Nickel mines in… Continue Reading

POSTED ON August 25, 2015 BY Andrew Nelson

After flying into Mayo, central Yukon, from ATAC Resources (Part 2) we packed into a shuttle van to head toward the Keno Hill Silver District. Keno Hill is an extraordinary part of the Yukon; it is the largest and richest silver district in Canada. From 1913 to 1989 there were 35 producing mines which yielded 217… Continue Reading

POSTED ON August 24, 2015 BY Andrew Nelson

The official Yukon Mining Tour kicked off (read part 1 from Friday here) with a 6:30 AM checkout in Whitehorse. We made our way to the Alkan Air Hangar which services northern Canada and Alaska, based out of Whitehorse. The group boarded a 15 person fixed wing airplane to make the 1.5 hour journey to ATAC… Continue Reading

POSTED ON August 21, 2015 BY Andrew Nelson

Yukon, the land of the midnight sun, is best known for the Klondike gold rush of 1896 to 1899. 100,000 prospectors migrated up north in search of gold, 30,000 arrived, and it was rumoured only 4,000 found any. This was all done through placer mining, panning for gold on the Yukon River. The origins of that mineralization is… 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 (westhavenventures.com). Westhaven (TSX.V – WHN) is the vehicle legendary prospector Grenville Thomas and his team are using to define… Continue Reading

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