Category: Clive Johnson
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POSTED ON June 13, 2014 BY Travis McPherson

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 January 22, 2014 BY Travis McPherson

This morning, Clive Johnson’s B2Gold (BTO:TSX) released an inferred resource estimate for the Wolfshag zone near the company’s Otjikoto gold project in Namibia.  The Wolfshag zone sits adjacent to the east and northeast portion of the pit for the Otjikoto deposit.  This initial resource estimate was comprised of 703,000 ounces of gold at an average… Continue Reading

POSTED ON January 16, 2014 BY Tommy Humphreys

Today is the one year anniversary of making this video with my brother. I thought it would be a great opportunity to share some of my favourite mining and energy quotes, starting with one from Mr. Lowell, of course: “If there’s anything my career says about me, it’s that I’m very good at being wrong.”… Continue Reading

POSTED ON November 25, 2013 BY Travis McPherson

Although maybe not surprising given the share price performance, the market doesn’t like the fact that Gerald Panneton has resigned as President and CEO of Detour Gold (DGC:TSX) with shares down over 30% at the time of writing.  Given the year-to-date share price performance (down over 80%) and the fact the stock has dramatically underperformed both the… Continue Reading

POSTED ON November 08, 2013 BY Travis McPherson

According to Strateco Resource’s (RSC:TSX) CEO, Guy Hébert, a group of the company’s US shareholders intend to challenge Quebec’s recent resistance to uranium exploration and mining.  In March, Quebec environment minister, Yves-Francois Blanchet announced a moratorium on all uranium exploration and mining until the government had the opportunity to review and submit an environmental report… Continue Reading

POSTED ON November 05, 2013 BY Travis McPherson

Clive Johnson’s B2Gold (BTO:TSX) has released additional results from their 134 hole, 23,500m 2013 drill campaign at the company’s near-term Otjikoto project in Namibia.  The latest results were from the Wolfshag zone which sits immediately east and northeast of the planned open pit for the project.   Results from the Wolfshag zone highlight the potential to… Continue Reading

POSTED ON October 31, 2013 BY Tommy Humphreys

Doug Forster’s Newmarket Gold Inc. (TSXV:NGN) may be a breath of fresh air to Canada’s mining sector. The company has experienced executives touting optimism and looking for acquisitions in a gold mining market where few buyers exist. Then again, it could end up another failed TSX-venture shell, waiting on the shelf for the next dream… Continue Reading

POSTED ON October 28, 2013 BY Travis McPherson

After much speculation surrounding B2Gold’s (BTO:TSX) current M&A mandate, Clive Johnson has pulled the trigger on a relatively small acquisition; agreeing to buy Volta Resources (VTR:TSX) and their Kiaka gold deposit in Burkina Faso for shares with a total deal value of $63 million.  BTO has agreed to purchase VTR using their shares in an… Continue Reading

POSTED ON October 15, 2013 BY Tommy Humphreys

Bloomberg is out with a great article this morning on the junior mining sector (Hat tip to Jon Jones @ Haywood for forwarding). According to the article, mining acquisitions under $1 billion have slumped to an 8 year low. Additionally, there are 972 mining companies in Canada with no revenue over the past 12 months,… Continue Reading

POSTED ON October 03, 2013 BY Travis McPherson

After reviewing most of the corporate presentations from last week’s Denver Gold Forum, some repetitive themes arose: 1.)    Focus on returns: Almost unanimously, the producers claim to be focusing on high-quality operations only and have already, or will look to, dramatically reduce capital spending as well as divest assets that do not meet the margin… Continue Reading

POSTED ON September 27, 2013 BY Tommy Humphreys

Stockwatch is reporting on a shell company, Raystar Capital, with some prominent shareholders including Lukas Lundin, Randall Oliphant, Doug Forster, and Blayne Johnson, which is about to become Newmarket Gold. Sources tell us Newmarket will be going after producing gold assets, and that Doug Forster will become the company’s CEO. Mr. Forster is an accomplished… Continue Reading

POSTED ON September 20, 2013 BY Tommy Humphreys

B2Gold CEO Clive Johnson sold 500,000 shares of his B2Gold this week according to INK Research. I sent Mr. Johnson an email this morning asking for comment, to which he responded: “Share sale were restricted bonus shares issued to me at $3.07. Sold to cover partly taxes already paid. I’ve had this order out there… Continue Reading

POSTED ON September 16, 2013 BY Tommy Humphreys

Clive Johnson is a big, fast-talking ex-rugby player and one of Canada’s best gold mining executives. The 56-year-old has built back-to-back multi-billion-dollar gold companies. His latest, B2Gold Corp. (TSX:BTO), is one of the few gold producers to have delivered for investors over the past five years. Johnson’s contrarian instincts have served him well in a… Continue Reading

POSTED ON August 19, 2013 BY Travis McPherson

After successfully acquiring the Masbate Mine as part of their buyout of CGA Mining, it appears Clive Johnson and his team may be looking for more assets to buy.  This morning B2Gold (BTO:TSX) announced a US$225 million offering of senior subordinated convertible notes due in 2018.  The company currently has $95 million cash with an additional $100… Continue Reading

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