Category: PDAC
24 Posts
POSTED ON March 17, 2015 BY Tommy Humphreys

Billionaire mine developer Robert Friedland has said that real wealth in the mining sector is created by finding something. Friedland would know this, having driven 5+ world-class mining discoveries in his career. He knows that to find a mine you have to spend a lot of money, and drill a lot of holes. Another secret… Continue Reading

POSTED ON March 10, 2015 BY Tommy Humphreys

The Prospectors and Developers Convention (PDAC), held last week in Toronto, is the largest annual mining conference, with over 23,000 attendees this year. The event is typically when small mining companies rush to put out news releases to try and get attention. This year, the fourth consecutive year of declining share prices and financing activity… Continue Reading

POSTED ON March 06, 2015 BY Tommy Humphreys

Could equity crowdfunding fix junior mining’s financial woes? The Globe and Mail asked this question of a number of PDAC participants, and heard a variety of responses. The least optimistic of which came from one of the sector’s most accomplished faces. “The trouble with mining and exploration is it requires large amounts of capital,” Mr.… Continue Reading

POSTED ON March 10, 2014 BY Tommy Humphreys

Alex Letourneau of Kitco News interviews Brent Cook of Exploration Insights, Alex Davidson of Yamana Gold, Catherine McLeod-Seltzer of Bear Creek Mining and Lowell Copper, and Miles Thompson of Reservoir Minerals and Lara Exploration, at last week’s PDAC convention in Toronto. This is an impressive gathering of credible exploration and mining industry figures. McLeod Seltzer,… Continue Reading

POSTED ON March 05, 2014 BY Tommy Humphreys

Silver miners have failed to replace reserves over the past three years. This from Tim Barry, President and CEO of Silver Bull Resources (TSX:SVB, NYSE:SVBL). Barry and I met at his Vancouver office Friday, before the New Zealand born geologist, 37, flew to Toronto to present at this week’s PDAC, where 25,000+ are set to… Continue Reading

POSTED ON January 09, 2014 BY Travis McPherson

Fission’s President, COO and Chief Geologist, Ross McElroy, has won the highest accolade for Canadian exploration success this year handed out by the Prospectors and Developers Association of Canada (PDAC).  The award known as the Bill Dennis Award traces its roots back to 1977 and is handed out to a person(s) who either make an important mineral… Continue Reading

POSTED ON November 05, 2013 BY Tommy Humphreys

D. Grenville Thomas’s North Arrow Minerals Inc. (TSXV-NAR) has made Canada’s newest diamond discovery at the Pikoo project in central eastern Saskatchewan. North Arrow tested a 209.7 kg sample of drill core from the PK150 kimberlite, which has returned 745 diamonds larger than the 0.106 mm sieve size, including 23 diamonds larger than the 0.85 mm sieve size, according… Continue Reading

POSTED ON September 26, 2013 BY Thom Calandra

“Most great discoveries have to climb a wall of worry and disbelief,” says a geologist who has worked with the Ivanhoe group in Mongolia, R. Edward Flood. “Especially when it comes to Robert Friedland — because all the seasoned investors who follow this sector cannot allow themselves to believe he has done it again.”

POSTED ON September 23, 2013 BY Tommy Humphreys

This morning Keith Hill’s Africa Oil (TSXV:AOI), which is developing oil discoveries in the East African Rift Basin System, said that the company suffered no injury during the weekend’s mall attack in Nairobi. We join Africa Oil in extending our prayers to those who remain affected by the tragedy. Read: Africa Oil Reports on Security Situation in Kenya… Continue Reading

POSTED ON September 20, 2013 BY Tommy Humphreys

Of the 2000 junior resource companies we track, very few have the strength of Continental Gold Corp. It has over $130 million in the bank, analysts believe its 5.5 million ounce Buriticá high-grade gold deposit in Colombia will become a cash cow, its technical and management teams are well-experienced, and when the deposit gets permitted… Continue Reading

POSTED ON September 18, 2013 BY Tommy Humphreys

Today marks the beginning of Colorado Gold Week, where companies in the precious metals space, at exploration, development and production stages, join institutional investors in Vail and then Denver Colorado for high quality conference sessions. The 2013 Precious Metals Summit in Vail, Colorado, runs today through Saturday, and features the more early stage precious metals… Continue Reading

POSTED ON August 27, 2013 BY Tommy Humphreys

It has been quite a year for Fission Uranium CEO Dev Rhandahwa. A year ago his stock wasn’t performing and he was getting beat up on the internet. Then, in classic mineral exploration fashion, Rhandawa’s fate changed. Lukas Lundin’s Denison Mines paid approx. $70m for Fission’s Eastern Athabasca Basin assets, leaving the spinout company to… Continue Reading

POSTED ON July 30, 2013 BY Tommy Humphreys

Cream Minerals Ltd. (TSXV:CMA) has entered into a LOI for the sale of its Nueveo Milenio Silver-Gold project in Mexico for $600,000. The acquisition is being led by a group which includes current Cream shareholders. In November 2010, Vancouver-based Endeavour Silver made a 14 cent offer for all of Cream’s 88 million shares, implying Nuevo Milenio… Continue Reading

POSTED ON April 29, 2013 BY James Kwantes

A World of Mining special – Part 2 of 2 Part 1: Chasing the carat: Canada’s Queen of Diamonds comes full-circle Stornoway Diamonds’ hostile takeover of Ashton Mining and Quebec’s Renard diamond project in January 2007 was followed by an exodus of Ashton executives and managers. Several departed for Peregrine Diamonds, which is advancing its flagship… Continue Reading

POSTED ON April 18, 2013 BY Tommy Humphreys

Upcoming feasibility study and bulk sample test could prove mining legend Bob Quartermain has struck gold again with Pretivm’s Valley of the Kings discovery. Pretivm Resources’ (TSX:PVG) Valley of the Kings discovery on the Brucejack property in Northern B.C. is just about the best Canadian gold project in the hands of a development company right… Continue Reading

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