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POSTED ON December 01, 2014 BY Tommy Humphreys

VANCOUVER, CANADA — In the commercial real estate world, when investors expect a piece of land to be an ultra safe investment, prices get bid up, and yields come down. This makes sense: the safer the bet, the lower the return. After a crazy week in the markets however, I’m left wondering: is any investment… Continue Reading

POSTED ON October 22, 2014 BY Jamie Keech

A standout among three of the best Alaska and Yukon gold juniors today. Also, a picnic. Last month I had the opportunity to attend an analyst’s tour in Alaska and the Yukon on behalf of / Resource Opportunities where we checked out three of the North’s most interesting projects, run by three different companies. Each… 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 25, 2014 BY Chris Parry

If you’ve been watching the medical marijuana market from afar these last few months, wondering when the rubber might hit the road (or if it might skid off into a wall), today is the day that many of your questions will be answered. In the movie business, the last thing you want is two huge… Continue Reading

POSTED ON July 31, 2014 BY Tommy Humphreys

Peter Koven of the Financial Post reminds us why he is one of the best mining reporters, distilling Cameco’s Cigar Lake uranium mine, one of the most complicated and significant mining operations on earth, down to a succinct 61 second video. Watch it over at FP’s site, or read the transcription below. “The cigar lake… 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 09, 2014 BY Travis McPherson

This morning, Dominion Diamond (DDC:TSX), the operator of the Ekati mine which was Canada’s first diamond mine, announced that it had come to an agreement with Chuck Fipke to buy his remaining 10% participating interest in the mine for $67 million. Charles E. (Chuck) Fipke’s Dia Met Minerals discovered what would become the Ekati Mine in the Northwest Territories in… Continue Reading

POSTED ON June 19, 2014 BY Travis McPherson

When it comes to the junior exploration sector, not much over the past 2 years has peaked investor interest.  One large (and high-grade) caveat to this is the Patterson Lake South (PLS) uranium discovery made by Alpha Minerals and Fission Uranium in the fall of 2012. With a ten metre step-out drill hole late in a fall… Continue Reading

POSTED ON May 26, 2014 BY Travis McPherson

The microcap junior, Aston Bay Holdings (BAY:TSXV) is up over 30% this morning on the back of the company’s announcement that it has entered into an exclusive due diligence period with an unnamed major.  All we know about the major mining company from the release is that it has a market capitalization in excess of $10 billion.  The… Continue Reading

POSTED ON March 17, 2014 BY Shaun Pollard

Gold has bounced off the $1180 level twice in the last year, most recently in late December. Since then, it’s had a fantastic run and, at the time of writing, was trading at $1380. That’s nearly a 17% gain in less than 3 months. Nickel’s up nearly 20% off its 52-week low of $5.97 with… Continue Reading

POSTED ON March 13, 2014 BY Jeff Desjardins

> Try Tickerscores free for 14 days The North is interesting from a mining exploration perspective in several ways. First, because it is vast and unexplored, the potential for finding a mega discovery is certainly a possibility. It is no secret that millions of ounces of placer gold have been mined in the Yukon since the… Continue Reading

POSTED ON February 27, 2014 BY Chris Parry

They just wouldn’t have it. The Conservative Canadian government wanted a new outside competitor to start driving prices down in the local communications market, and Verizon was making all the right noises, but the big Canadian telcos just wouldn’t let it happen. The jury is out on whether admitting a company like Verizon (VZ:NASDAQ) into… Continue Reading

POSTED ON February 24, 2014 BY Tommy Humphreys

This morning NexGen Energy Ltd. (TSXV:NXE) announced completion of the first hole at the Arrow prospect, RK-14-21, to 663 meters depth. This was the same hole that caught the market’s attention last week for intercepting what is believed to be uranium mineralization (assays pending) between 207.8 and 231 meters. Today’s news suggests an additional three… Continue Reading

POSTED ON February 20, 2014 BY Travis McPherson

Bob Quartermain’s Pretium Resources (PVG:TSX) had a less than stable year in 2013.  The shares went from a high of $13.18 on January 2, 2013 down to a low of $2.89 in November 2013 amid controversy surrounding the legitimacy of their extremely high-grade Valley of the Kings deposit in BC, part of their Brucejack project.  Since… Continue Reading

POSTED ON February 20, 2014 BY Tommy Humphreys

NexGen Energy (TSXV:NXE) announced a potential uranium discovery in the SW Athabasca Basin region of Northern Saskatchewan yesterday. Visible uranium was seen in the first hole drilled into the Arrow target at the Western side of NexGen’s Rook 1 project, which caused shares in the junior explorer to rise over 90% Wednesday. “There’s an element of luck,”… Continue Reading

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