Category: Mining Finance
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POSTED ON May 09, 2014 BY Travis McPherson

By Henry Bonner (hbonner@sprottglobal.com) Read online > Investing is a hard financial world. No matter if you’re investing in stocks, businesses, or gold it’s always going to be hard. You can make it easier by going to a company like Dr Wealth who provides financial education in investing. Finding out about them can really help… Continue Reading

POSTED ON May 01, 2014 BY Travis McPherson

There has been a lot of talk about private equity ‘circling’ the mining space, however little has come to fruition. Today we meet a dynamic young financier who has already begun to deploy $375 million in the sector. Michael Scherb is the 32-year-old founder of Appian Capital Advisory LLP, a mining-focused private equity investment firm established in… Continue Reading

POSTED ON April 16, 2014 BY Travis McPherson

The New York-based alternative asset manager, The Lind Partners, have announced a unique strategic partnership with John Hancock (the eldest son of Gina Rinehart of Hancock Prospecting, the largest private company in Australia) in which Mr. Hancock will become a consultant to Lind and advise them on investing in the Australian resource sector.  The team at The Lind… Continue Reading

POSTED ON April 08, 2014 BY Tommy Humphreys

Depending on how you look at it, the copper business will either be a great place – or a scary place to be in the coming years. This from octogenarian Dave Lowell, arguably the most successful mineral explorationist in history, with the discovery of eighteen ore bodies credited to him, including Escondida, the world’s largest… Continue Reading

POSTED ON December 12, 2013 BY Travis McPherson

Running out of financial flexibility, Bruce McLeod’s Mercator Minerals (ML:TSX) has agreed to a merger/takeover by Intergeo which is a subsidiary of ONEXIM Group(controlled by Russian oligarch, Mikhail Prokhorov worth an estimated $13 billion).  The deal will see Mercator’s assets get a much needed injection of capital.  Intergeo’s controlling shareholder Daselina (part of ONEXIM) will provide a… Continue Reading

POSTED ON November 14, 2013 BY Thom Calandra

THE CALANDRA REPORT: Subscribe $91 yearly Thursday November 14, 2013 Mines are made, not found. That is Barkerville Gold Mines‘ tagline for investor brochures. James Francis Gerard Callaghan spent upwards of $120 million making Barkerville mines and properties along central British Columbia’s Cariboo trend in Canada. Do you know the restaurant Max’s in northern California? “This… Continue Reading

POSTED ON October 30, 2013 BY Travis McPherson

Bob Quartermain’s beat up, Pretium Resources (PVG:TSX) has released assay results from ten underground holes and provided a more positive update on the ongoing 10,000-tonne bulk sample work.  Highlight assay results include 12.22m of 201.21g/t gold uncut including 0.5m of 4,830g/t gold uncut.  The drilling continues to intersect super high-grade and narrow veins of roughly… Continue Reading

POSTED ON October 28, 2013 BY CEOEditor

According to our CEO Technician, Ivanhoe Mines has a $3 short term technical target if shares in the African mine developer close above $2.50 today. Related: What is a Cup and Handle pattern? Last week, Ivanhoe was upgraded by CIBC World Markets analyst Leon Esterhuizen from “sector perform” to “sector outperform” with a $4.50 price… Continue Reading

POSTED ON October 25, 2013 BY Tommy Humphreys

The Globe and Mail, Canada’s national newspaper, has published a story I wrote about Canaccord Genuity’s Global Resources Conference and why four veteran investors (Frank Giustra, Frank Holmes, Randall Oliphant and Paul Reynolds) are optimistic for gold and resources shares. The article is behind the Globe Unlimited paywall, which is worth the $30 per month for… Continue Reading

POSTED ON October 21, 2013 BY Tommy Humphreys

Niocorp Developments Ltd. (TSXV:NB), a junior mining company developing the Elk Creek Niobium project in Nebraska, has closed a 6,186,612 share private placement at 15 cents, raising $927,991 US for the company. CEO Mark Smith, who was formerly CEO at Molycorp (NYSE:MCP), subscribed for 3.4 million shares or $510,000 US. Proceeds will be used to conduct further… Continue Reading

POSTED ON October 18, 2013 BY CEO Technician

We had the wonderful opportunity of attending the Canaccord Genuity Global Resources Conference during the past couple of days in Miami, Florida. Canaccord put on a first class event with many of mining and energy sector’s best CIOs and CEOs on hand. Below are some of the key takeaways from the conference: Most miners are… Continue Reading

POSTED ON October 17, 2013 BY Travis McPherson

A light news day.  A good read with some interesting facts on private equity’s growing importance in the mining industry from the Financial Post. In 2012, private equity was involved in eight mining deals worth $8.5 billion and that is expected to grow to $10-$15 billion over 2013.  Contrastingly, miners in Canada are expected to… Continue Reading

POSTED ON October 16, 2013 BY Travis McPherson

This morning, Robert Friedland’s Ivanhoe Mines (IVN:TSX) announced a monster hole at their Flatreef platinum project in South Africa.  In hole TMT006, IVN intersected 90.64m of 4.51g/t 4PGE (platinum, palladium, rhodium and gold) 0.37% nickel and 0.20% copper.  Within the 90.64m interval included 40.79m of 6.88g/t 4PGE. “This is an extraordinary drill hole,” said Robert… Continue Reading

POSTED ON October 08, 2013 BY Travis McPherson

“There was no firm like it.  And there probably won’t be another one like it.  It was  tough to get into and tough to get out. Hotel California.” I’ve heard the name, Gordon Capital, a few times in my career.  I find when talking about Gordon Capital, it is often complimented with a fond smirk… Continue Reading

POSTED ON October 03, 2013 BY Thom Calandra

THE CALANDRA REPORT: Subscribe Concordia Resource Corp. – one of Canada’s most puzzling metals equities – is gaining a DRC Congo nickel, copper and cobalt property and another, copper and gold, in Australia. Concordia (CCN in Canada) explains that pending shareholder approval it also shall distribute shares of a new Argentina-focused explorer to shareholders. That’s… Continue Reading

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