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POSTED ON February 24, 2016 BY Kip Keen

Continental Gold outlined the Buritica gold project in a feasibility study for the first time, delivering strong-looking economics on one of the largest high-grade gold deposits in the hands of a junior. Hurdles remain for Continental, permitting chief among them. But the feasibility study nonetheless crystallizes what the market should expect from Buritica if Continental… Continue Reading

POSTED ON February 22, 2016 BY James Kwantes

It was bottom’s up at a market bottom — hopefully — for the latest version of “At The Bar” featuring lively conversation and commentary on mining as it relates to investing. The popular feature saw mining personalities belly up after the Vancouver Resource Investment Conference in January. Brent Cook and Mickey Fulp brought the grizzled… Continue Reading

POSTED ON February 22, 2016 BY Kip Keen

In this still oh-so-harsh and selective market for junior financing, it’s hard to argue Atlantic Gold’s (AGB-TSX) debt deals – commitments for $135 million – are a bad deal for shareholders, though they do involve a sizeable forward sale of gold. That is, the $35-million marketcap junior looks to avoid a massive, or imminent, equity… Continue Reading

POSTED ON February 19, 2016 BY James Kwantes

A low-profile junior company called Mines Management (MGT-T) recently announced approval for its Montana silver-copper mine project from the U.S. Forest Service and Montana environmental dept. How they released the news hints at why they remain low-profile: it’s major material news, green-lighting a deposit that contains an estimated 230 million ounces of silver and more… Continue Reading

POSTED ON February 19, 2016 BY Kip Keen

Aircraft-maker Bombardier (BBD-B), as other manufacturers in the past, has gone to Ottawa hat in hand to ask for some $1 billion, reportedly, to match funding of that scale already doled out by Quebec. Now, generally, there are lots of good reasons to oppose government bailouts of corporations, this one included. Mostly because the government is less… Continue Reading

POSTED ON February 18, 2016 BY Kip Keen

To an extent I can see it Taseko’s way. The Vancouver based copper miner lashed out at Raging River today, outlining a plot that casts the dissident shareholder as working against the best interests of stock holders, amassing a stake in the company’s debt in “secret”, as Taseko Mines (TKO-T) put it. So it warns… Continue Reading

POSTED ON February 17, 2016 BY James Kwantes

There were a few insider transactions of note from the overnight SEDI filings. And while it’s usually insider buys that catch my eye, today it was an insider sell. Renaissance Oil (ROE-V) Doug Casey and Marin Katusa‘s Casey Capital Strategies sold off a large portion of their stake in Ian Telfer’s Renaissance Oil in December… Continue Reading

POSTED ON February 16, 2016 BY Kip Keen

In light of the mini-gold rally we’ve had, I’ve been curious what some of the big names in junior investing are doing with it. Buying? Selling? Think it’s going to last? My first inquiry went to Rick Rule, Chairman of Sprott US Holdings. He was quick to get back. And he was forthright as usual.… Continue Reading

POSTED ON February 16, 2016 BY Kip Keen

Fission Uranium (FCU-T) found another high-grade uranium zone on its PLS property in the Athabasca Basin, Saskatchewan. Earlier this morning Fission noted a significant hit about 300 metres east of its main resources in the R780E zone with up to eight metres counting over 10,000 cps radioactivity in a broader 56-metre intercept starting 66 metres… Continue Reading

POSTED ON February 16, 2016 BY James Kwantes

As the prices for nickel and oil plunged in 2015, so did Sherritt International’s prospects of emerging on the other side of the commodity oversupply abyss. Sherritt’s main businesses are nickel and oil production in Cuba; nickel accounts for 72% of revenue. In 2015, nickel was down 40% and the price for a barrel of… Continue Reading

POSTED ON February 11, 2016 BY James Kwantes

Agnico Eagle CEO Sean Boyd sounded relaxed on the company’s Thursday conference call announcing Q4 results. But if the mining boss was jumping for joy on the inside, it would be hard to blame him. The stars seem to be aligning for Agnico Eagle (AEM-T), which produces two-thirds of its gold from mines in northern… Continue Reading

POSTED ON February 10, 2016 BY James Kwantes

It was mushrooms that brought Shawn Ryan to the Yukon, but gold that secured his fortune and reputation. Specifically, soil sampling leading to the discovery of gold, millions of ounces of it. His Yukon exploits also brought him a measure of fame — the prospector appeared on the cover of the New York Times Magazine… Continue Reading

POSTED ON February 09, 2016 BY James Kwantes

Redemption. Along with diamonds, it’s what North Arrow Minerals will be looking for in two active exploration programs to kick off 2016. The diamond explorer just kicked off a 2,500-metre, $1.69-million drill program at Pikoo, its Saskatchewan diamond discovery, that will further delineate diamond-bearing kimberlites and test new targets. Joint-venture partner Stornoway Diamond (20%) has… Continue Reading

POSTED ON February 08, 2016 BY Frank Giustra

It took a while, but gold is finally starting to move. I must admit I’m surprised it’s taken this long for the market to realize something I have been expecting all along. The Fed’s hands are tied, something I touched on in my interview three years ago. They are backed into a corner and can’t… Continue Reading

POSTED ON February 08, 2016 BY Kip Keen

Mariana Resources outlined a few tantalizing drill hits on its 30%-owned Hot Maden gold-copper project in Turkey this morning highlighting, yet again, why the story remains one of the most interesting discoveries in recent years. The recent hits add near-surface extension of uber-grade gold and copper, including 71 metres @ 32.7 g/t Au and 1.99%… Continue Reading

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