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Thibaut Lepouttre

'Lean and Mean' Is the Secret to Junior Mining Equity Success: Thibaut Lepouttre
Source: Brian Sylvester of The Gold Report  (5/21/15)
Thibaut Lepouttre, editor of Belgium-based Caesars Report, says the gold price is range bound and if you want to be in gold equities you have to find "lean and mean" precious metals producers that are generating cash flow or have a clear path to cash flow at $1,200 per ounce gold. Lepouttre tells investors to look for projects with economic studies demonstrating high internal rates of return, as those projects are more likely to attract financing and command a market premium. In this interview with The Gold Report, Lepouttre talks at length about some of his favorites inside and outside the gold space. More >


Ricardo Carrión Alberto Arispe

Why Ricardo Carrión and Alberto Arispe Are Optimistic About Mining in Peru
Source: Kevin Michael Grace of The Gold Report  (5/18/15)
Despite headlines about deadly protests and the collapse of funding for juniors, Ricardo Carrión and Alberto Arispe of Kallpa Securities in Lima remain steadfastly optimistic about the future of mining in Peru. In this interview with The Gold Report, Arispe and Carrión highlight the mining-friendly government, the new production from many sources and point to several juicy projects that lack only the means to further unlock Peru's mineral riches. More >


John Kaiser

Survival Guide for the Mother of All Bear Markets from Veteran Bottomfisher John Kaiser
Source: JT Long of The Mining Report  (5/5/15)
When North Americans wake up to the dangers of relying on China and Russia for essential metals like zinc, rare earths, antimony, niobium and scandium, the juniors now suffering with anemic stock prices could turn into cash producing machines worth writing home to mom about. In this frank assessment of everything from gold and diamonds to potash and zinc, Kaiser Research Online author John Kaiser names for The Mining Report readers the companies that could be swept up in a rush to security of supply. More >


Ryan Castilloux

Why Everyone Is Talking About Scandium: Ryan Castilloux
Source: Brian Sylvester of The Gold Report  (5/4/15)
Ryan Castilloux, founding director and market research analyst with Adamas Intelligence, is getting a lot more inquiries about scandium. Investors are asking: What is scandium? How is it used? What are its growth prospects? And how can I make money in scandium? In this interview with The Gold Report, Castilloux provides an overview of the scandium market and its publicly listed players with advanced-stage projects. With one tonne of scandium fetching $5 million or more, Castilloux says those with a bullish outlook on scandium will never find a better buyer's market. More >


Duncan Hughes

Duncan Hughes: The Weak Aussie Dollar Means Strong Aussie Miners
Source: Kevin Michael Grace of The Gold Report  (4/29/15)
A weak national currency is bad news for importers and consumers but good news for exporters, such as miners. According to Australian analyst Duncan Hughes of GMP Securities, the 24% drop in the value of the Aussie dollar versus the U.S. dollar means that local gold producers can produce big margins even at US$1,200/ounce gold. In this interview with The Gold Report, Hughes names two Aussie gold miners with great cash flow, as well as several with projects in Africa, and he highlights nickel and copper companies that can expect to flourish when prices rise, as he expects they will. More >


Ryan Castilloux

Ryan Castilloux's State of the REE Market Address
Source: Brian Sylvester of The Mining Report  (4/28/15)
We are five years into this new market for rare earths: five years that dawned with higher rare earth elements prices, that unfolded with a new generation of publicly listed junior resources companies with REE properties and projects, and that saw a vicious bear market spread across the domestic and global mining sectors. But soon we will turn the page, says Ryan Castilloux, founding director and market research analyst with Adamas Intelligence, following a price rally for magnetic REEs that could regenerate investor interest and further buoy the sector. In this interview with The Mining Report, Castilloux discusses four REE projects that continue to advance, as well as companies making strides with REE extraction and separation technologies. More >


Rupert Merer

How to Make Money in Renewable Energy: NBF's Rupert Merer
Source: Peter Byrne of The Mining Report  (4/21/15)
As the political and financial pressures on fossil fuels mount, investors are starting to explore the renewable energy space with an eye toward reaping its potential. Rupert Merer analyzes that growing energy sector for National Bank Financial and tells The Mining Report why betting on the future of renewables is a prudent strategy for profit growth. More >


Simon Tonkin

The Message from the Australian Front Is Uranium Is Looking More Attractive: Patersons' Simon Tonkin
Source: Peter Byrne of The Energy Report  (4/16/15)
Australia has a lock on a significant portion of the world's uranium reserves. Patersons Securities' Simon Tonkin is the go-to man for analyzing the Australian energy markets. In this interview with The Energy Report, Tonkin tells us how the uranium investment space works—and which junior explorers in Australia, Africa and North America look attractive as the price of yellowcake continues to stabilize. More >


Joe Reagor

Joe Reagor: Four Uranium Companies Poised to Profit from the Growth of Nuclear Power
Source: Kevin Michael Grace of The Mining Report  (4/14/15)
Nuclear power is enjoying a renaissance, and the world will soon need more uranium. Up to 50% more within a decade, says Joe Reagor of ROTH Capital. In this interview with The Mining Report, he explains that the share prices of uranium juniors remain low because the uranium spot price has not yet risen to reflect the increased demand just around the corner. This provides a great opportunity for canny, long-term investors, and Reagor identifies four companies that have the means to profit from the inevitable need for their product. More >


Chris Berry

Disruptive Stock Watcher Chris Berry Cautions Investors About the Real Potential of Deflation
Source: JT Long of The Mining Report  (4/7/15)
Where can investors turn when global quantitative easing and the Energizer Bunny of dollars is crushing commodity prices to within an inch of the junior miners' lives? In this interview with The Mining Report, Disruptive Discoveries Journal writer Chris Berry suggests dedicating yourself to understanding the technologies and paradigm shifts that can lower costs, and participating in the growing electric car and energy storage battery markets. He names some of the innovative companies that are finding new ways to separate the most valuable resources and enter the supply chain before it is too late. More >


David H. Smith

David Smith: Love and Fear Trade Buying Will Drive Metals, and These Miners Higher. . .This Year!
Source: Brian Sylvester of The Gold Report  (4/1/15)
Despite their recent underperformance, David H. Smith, Senior Analyst with The Morgan Report, remains bullish on precious metals, especially silver and palladium, as the "love trade" heats up and the global economy adds more debt to the system. Smith believes that the secular bull run in precious metals will be reignited later this year and that investors should take advantage of the regular volatility native to silver prices. In this interview with The Gold Report, Smith provides some of the silver and platinum group metals equity names he owns and that could offer significant upside, even from current prices. More >


Tony Robson Jessica Fung

Why BMO's Tony Robson and Jessica Fung Say Buy, Hold Large Caps Until Commodity Cycle Rebounds
Source: Brian Sylvester of The Mining Report  (3/31/15)
The fundamental difference between mining companies and investors is that they have very different realities in which they make investment decisions, says BMO Capital Markets Commodities Analyst Jessica Fung. She joined BMO Managing Director and Co-Head of Global Mining Research Tony Robson in a candid discussion with The Mining Report about the near- and medium-term prognosis for mining markets, as well as the outlook for copper, nickel and iron. While both Fung and Robson recommend waiting for the inevitable upturn in the commodities cycle, Robson says that in the meantime investors would do well to park their cash with some of the large, dividend-paying diversified miners until commodity prices recover, and he discusses three large caps and a couple of smaller names. More >


Simon Moores

Where Will the Graphite, Lithium and Cobalt for the Battery Revolution Come From?: Simon Moores
Source: Kevin Michael Grace of The Mining Report  (3/24/15)
Following the lead of Tesla Motors, LG Chem, Foxconn and others are racing to build megafactories to build batteries for electric cars. Yet even now the world supply of graphite, lithium and cobalt needed to supply these factories is insufficient. In this interview with The Mining Report, Simon Moores, managing director of Benchmark Mineral Intelligence, explains that we can soon expect healthy prices for all three metals, but the juniors that will succeed in the market must first and foremost learn to meet the needs of the end users. More >


John Chu

How Healthier Food Boosts Margins for Ag Companies and Investors: AltaCorp's John Chu
Source: Kevin Michael Grace of The Energy Report  (3/19/15)
More people are eating better, and demanding food with no gluten, more fiber, less fat and more protein. According to John Chu of AltaCorp Capital Inc., this trend equals tremendous growth potential for companies specializing in high-margin foodstuffs. In this interview with The Energy Report, Chu highlights one such specialty food stock, examines the effects of low oil and natural gas prices on the fertilizer space, and explains why he prefers the prospects of nitrogen-based fertilizers over potash. More >


Eric Lemieux

Quebec Is Back, Ready for Renaissance: Eric Lemieux
Source: Brian Sylvester of The Gold Report  (3/18/15)
During the period when Parti Québécois controlled Québec, the province's attractiveness as a mining jurisdiction fell from #1 to #21 in the Frasier Institute's Annual Survey of Mining Companies. But when Philippe Couillard's Liberal government won a majority in April 2014, the market got the message. Eric Lemieux, consulting technical adviser to Toronto-based Peartree Securities, says that the Osisko Mining bidding war showed that companies were willing to pay a premium for Québec-based assets. Since then other takeovers have happened. In this interview with The Gold Report, Lemieux discusses some promising projects in Québec and other stable jurisdictions. More >


Philip Richards

Why Goldman Sachs Is Wrong About Commodity Prices: Philip Richards
Source: JT Long of The Mining Report  (3/17/15)
Goldman Sachs delivered a dire commodities outlook earlier this year, but RAB Capital Founder Philip Richards still sees compelling buying opportunities. In this interview with The Mining Report, Richards discusses his outlook for oil, gold, vanadium, zinc and nickel, and profiles companies with projects that will see the light of day even in harsh price environments. A few of these names have doubled in stock value in recent months, and still others look poised to deliver multiple returns on investment. More >


Christopher Ecclestone

Why Hallgarten's Chris Ecclestone Is Staying Long in the Mining Sector
Source: Brian Sylvester of The Gold Report  (3/16/15)
Chris Ecclestone, principal and mining strategist at London-based Hallgarten & Co., finds optimism in the most unlikely places. He says that the key reason to be cheerful in 2015 is that the mining sector remains largely ignored. Ecclestone posits that the eventual rotation of broad market money into the sector will float many boats and lead to further M&A, which could start this year. In this interview with The Gold Report, he recommends being long mining stocks and shares some long positions and possible M&A targets. More >


When Junior Markets Turn Most Negative in 35 Years, Guess Where Financier Carlo Civelli Puts His Money?
Source: JT Long of The Mining Report  (3/10/15)
After 30 years of investing in natural resources, financier and founder of Clarion Finanz Carlo Civelli has declared 2015 to be one of the worst natural resource investing markets he has ever seen. But he is still finding opportunities by funding some of his favorite management teams in neighborhoods where he sees an opportunity to prove resources and attract buyers. In this interview with The Mining Report, he shares his secret for finding companies that can create value despite challenging market conditions, and he reveals where he is putting his money today.

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Gareth Hatch

Gareth Hatch: New REE Export Rules Inside China Level the International Playing Field
Source: Brian Sylvester of The Mining Report  (3/3/15)
The era of rare earth elements export quotas and tariffs in China will soon be over and that could ultimately mean a new era of higher prices for REEs inside China, says Gareth Hatch, founding principal of Technology Metals Research and president of Innovation Metals Corp. Chinese REE producers are now subject to much higher environmental standards, which could further level the playing field for non-Chinese REE producers. In this interview with The Mining Report, Hatch discusses some of the latest REE processing technologies, companies with promising REE projects and other companies looking to produce battery-grade graphite.
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Lawrence Roulston

Where is the Smart Money Going in Mining? Lawrence Roulston's Answer May Surprise You
Source: Kevin Michael Grace of The Mining Report  (2/24/15)
Forget all the doom and gloom you hear about junior miners, says Lawrence Roulston, president of Quintana Resources Capital ULC. Canny investors should pay close attention to the flood of new money entering the sector and note carefully where it is going. In this interview with The Mining Report, Roulston presents a host of undervalued gold and silver miners with management that is not only advancing projects but, more important, enhancing shareholder value. As a bonus, many of these companies will likely be taken out at handsome premiums. More >


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Companies

Alkane Resources Ltd. (ALK:ASX; ANLKY:OTCQX;) Alkane Resources Ltd. is a multicommodity mining and exploration company with a focus on gold, copper, zirconium, niobium and rare earths. Its projects and operations are located in the central west o ...

Alpha Exploration Inc. (AEX:TSX.V) Alpha Exploration Inc. is a junior mineral exploration and development company with strategically located uranium and gold properties in North America. Alpha Exploration was incorporated in October 20 ...

AMG Advanced Metallurgical Group N.V. (AMVMF:OTC) ...

Anfield Resources Inc. (ARY:TSX.V; ANLDF:OTCQB; 0AD:FSE) Anfield Resources Inc. is a mineral development company that aims to identify and acquire a balanced portfolio of assets, including both strategic resource projects that have the potential to ge ...

Arianne Phosphate Inc. (DAN:TSX.V; DRRSF:OTCBB; JE9N:FSE) Founded in 1997 under the name Arianne Resources Inc. and listed on the Toronto Stock Exchange in 2003, Arianne Phosphate Inc. is a Canadian mineral exploration company now focused on developing its L ...

Azincourt Uranium Inc. (AAZ:TSX.V) Azincourt Uranium Inc. is an exploration company focused on Canada's Athabasca Basin, the world's leading source of high-grade uranium. The company's management team has a strong track record of succe ...

Balmoral Resources Ltd. (BAR:TSX; BAMLF:OTCQX) Balmoral Resources Ltd. is a Vancouver-based precious metal exploration and development company focused on the delineation of both high-grade gold and nickel-copper-PGE discoveries on its wholly owned ...

Callinex Mines Inc. (CNX:TSX.V; CLLXF:OTCQX) Callinex Mines Inc. is a Canadian exploration company focused on discovering the next polymetallic volcanogenic massive sulfide (VMS) mine within Manitoba's prolific Flin Flon mining district. The com ...

Cancana Resources Corp. (CNY:TSX.V) Cancana Resources Corp. is focused on exploring and developing the BMC manganese project in Brazil with its joint venture partner Ferrometals, a special purpose investment vehicle for The Sentient Gro ...

Carbine Tungsten Ltd. (CNQ:ASX) Carbine Tungsten Ltd. has become a tungsten concentrate producer from its flagship project, the Mt. Carbine tungsten mine, in Far North Queensland. Historically, Mt. Carbine produced 40% of Australia' ...

Century Aluminum Co. (CENX:NASDAQ) ...

Commerce Resources Corp. (CCE:TSX.V; D7H:FSE; CMRZF:OTCQX) Commerce Resources Corp. is an exploration and development company with a particular focus on developing its Blue River tantalum and niobium deposit (British Columbia) and its Ashram rare earth elemen ...

CopperBank Resources Corp. (CBK:CSE) CopperBank Resources Corp. is a public company that has been created to consolidate prospective copper assets in low-risk jurisdictions. The company holds both the Contact project in Nevada and the P ...

DNI Metals Inc. (DNI:TSX.V; DG7:FSE) "DNI Metals Inc. holds six contiguous mineral properties in northeast Alberta, comprising a 2,720 sq-km land position over black shales locally enriched in base metals, uranium, lithium, specialty met ...

Don't USE: Anatolia Energy Ltd. (AEK:ASX) ...

DuSolo Fertilizers Inc. (DSF:TSX.V) DuSolo Fertilizers Inc. is a vertically integrated producer of phosphate-based fertilizers in Brazil. The company owns three agromineral projects—Bomfim, Ruth and Samba—all of which are believed to co ...

Energizer Resources Inc. (EGZ:TSX.V; ENZR:OTCQX) Energizer Resources Inc. is a mineral exploration and mine development company based in Toronto, Canada, that is developing its 100%-owned, flagship Molo graphite project in southern Madagascar. Molo ...

Energy Fuels Inc. (EFR:TSX; UUUU:NYSE.MKT; EFRFF:OTCQX) Energy Fuels Inc. is the largest conventional producer of uranium in the United States. The company owns the only conventional uranium mill in the U.S., the White Mesa mill in Utah. Energy Fuels als ...

Excellon Resources Inc. (EXN:TSX; EXLLF:OTCPK) Excellon Resources Inc.'s 100%-owned La Platosa mine in Durango is Mexico's highest-grade silver mine, with lead and zinc byproducts making it one of the lowest cash cost mines in the country. The com ...

Excelsior Mining Corp. (MIN:TSX.V) Excelsior Mining Corp. is developing the world’s largest low-cost in-situ copper project within the copper porphyry belt of Arizona. Based on an initial production rate of 110Mlb/year and a US$2.75/lb ...

Exeter Resource Corp. (XRA:NYSE.MKT; XRC:TSX; EXB:FSE) Exeter Resource Corp.'s flagship Caspiche project is well located in Chile's Maricunga district, which has good infrastructure and is in close proximity to other large scale mining operations and proj ...

Fission 3.0 Corp. (FUU:TSX.V; FSIOF:OTC) ...

Fission Uranium Corp. (FCU:TSX) Fission Uranium Corp. is a Canada-based uranium exploration company with a major discovery in the Athabasca Basin, home to the world's richest uranium deposits. Headed up by CEO Dev Randhawa, the comp ...

Focus Graphite Inc. (FMS:TSX.V; FCSMF:OTCQX; FKC:FSE) Focus Graphite Inc. is a midtier junior mining development company, a technology solutions supplier and a business innovator. The company aims to become one of the lowest-cost producers of technology ...

Focus Ventures Ltd. (FCV:TSX.V) Focus Ventures Ltd. acquires and develops quality phosphate projects in Latin America, where the discovery and development of new deposits is becoming increasingly important given the growing demand a ...

Forum Uranium Corp. (FDC:TSX.V) Forum Uranium Corp. is a Canada-based energy company with a focus on the acquisition, exploration and development of Canadian uranium projects in the Athabasca Basin, Saskatchewan, and the Thelon Basi ...

Franco-Nevada Corp. (FNV:TSX; FNV:NYSE) Franco-Nevada Corporation is a resource royalty and investment company owning a diversified portfolio of precious and base metal royalties, oil and natural gas royalties and other interests. The portf ...

Grafoid Inc. () Grafoid Inc. is a privately held graphene research, development and investment company partnered with Focus Graphite Inc., owner of the high-grade Lac Knife technology graphite deposit in Quebec. Graf ...

Great Quest Metals Ltd. (GQ:TSX.V) Great Quest Metals Ltd. is a Canadian mineral exploration company focused on advancing the Tilemsi phosphate project in Mali, West Africa. Encompassing 1,206 sq km, this deposit boasts a large tonnage ...

Highpower International Inc. (HPJ:NASDAQ) ...

IC Potash Corp. (ICP:TSX; ICPTF:OTCQX) IC Potash Corp. has demonstrated a low-cost method for producing potassium sulfate, also known as sulphate of potash or SOP, from its 100%-owned Ochoa polyhalite deposit in southeastern New Mexico. SO ...

Largo Resources Ltd. (LGO:TSX.V) Largo Resources Ltd. is a mid-tier mining development company primarily focused on ramping-up production of vanadium at its Maracás Menchen Mine in Brazil. ...

MAG Silver Corp. (MAG:TSX; MVG:NYSE) MAG Silver Corp. is focused on advancing two significant projects located within the Mexican Silver Belt. Our mission is to become one of the premier companies in the silver mining industry. Currently ...

Mamba Minerals Ltd. (MAB:ASX) ...

Mandalay Resources Corp. (MND:TSX) Mandalay Resources Corp. is a Canadian-based natural resource company with producing assets in Australia and producing and exploration projects in Chile. The company is focused on executing a roll-up ...

Mason Graphite Inc. (LLG:TSX.V; MGPHF:OTCQX) Mason Graphite Inc. is a Canadian mining company focused on the exploration and development of its 100%-owned Lac Guéret graphite project, located in northeastern Québec. The graphite grade on this pr ...

Medallion Resources Ltd. (MDL:TSX.V; MRD:FSE; MLLOF:OTCQX) Medallion Resources Ltd. is rethinking rare earths. Headed by Dr. Bill Bird and supported by an experienced technical team, the company is well positioned to identify and exploit the world's most prom ...

Midland Exploration Inc. (MD:TSX.V) Midland Exploration is a dynamic and aggressive mineral exploration company focused on gold, base metals and REE mine discoveries in one of Canada's richest mining provinces, Quebec. The company is le ...

Mkango Resources Ltd. (MKA:TSX.V) Mkango Resources Ltd. is a mineral exploration and development company with a mission to maximize shareholder value while spearheading the development of mining in Malawi and implementing meaningful a ...

Namibia Rare Earths Inc. (NRE:TSX; NMREF:OTCQX) Namibia Rare Earths Inc. is a Canadian public company focused on the accelerated development of its 100%-held Lofdal rare earth project in Namibia. Lofdal is an early-stage, district-scale exploration ...

Nemaska Lithium Inc. (NMX:TSX.V; NMKEF:OTCQX) Nemaska Lithium Inc. is a development company with a high-grade lithium asset and patent-pending processes to produce high purity lithium hydroxide and lithium carbonate using electrolysis technology. ...

North American Nickel Inc. (NAN:TSX.V) North American Nickel Inc. is a mineral exploration company with 100%-owned properties in Maniitsoq, Greenland; Sudbury, Ontario; and the Thompson Nickel Belt in Manitoba. The Maniitsoq property in Gr ...

Northern Minerals Ltd. (NTU:ASX) Northern Minerals Ltd. is poised to become the world's next producer of dysprosium at its Browns Range HREE project in northern Australia. Following a milestone year, the company is significantly adva ...

Orvana Minerals Corp. (ORV:TSX) Orvana Minerals is a proven gold producer with significant growth opportunities and a strong balance sheet. The company owns and operates the Don Mario Mine in eastern Bolivia and is developing two ot ...

Pasinex Resources Ltd. (PSE:CNX) Pasinex Resources Ltd. is a base and precious metals company with a particular focus on exploration in Turkey. Pasinex has a joint venture with Turkish mining company Akmetal AS to explore for zinc an ...

Pilot Gold Inc. (PLG:TSX) Pilot Gold Inc. is a gold exploration company led by a proven technical team that continues to discover and define high-quality projects featuring strong grades and meaningful size in mining-friendly ...

PolyMet Mining Corp. (POM:TSX; PLM:NYSE.MKT) PolyMet Mining Corp. is a publicly traded company exclusively focused on developing the NorthMet copper-nickel-precious metals project, through its wholly owned subsidiary, PolyMet Mining Inc. The Nor ...

Polypore International Inc. (PPO:NYSE) ...

Prima Diamond Corp. (PMD:TSX.V) Prima Diamond is focused on diamond exploration in the Slave Craton, Northwest Territories, Canada, which is host to the Daivik, Ekati, and Snap Lake diamond mines. The Prima diamond properties are si ...

Roughrider Exploration Ltd. (REL:TSX.V) Roughrider Exploration Ltd. is a Vancouver-based company engaged in uranium exploration in Saskatchewan. The company currently has an option agreement with Kivalliq Energy Corp. for its Genesis projec ...

Sierra Metals Inc. (SMT:TSX) Sierra Metals Inc. is a Canadian mining company focused on precious and base metals from its Yauricocha mine in Peru, and its Bolivar mine and Cusi mine in Mexico. In addition, Sierra Metals is explor ...

Soltoro Ltd. (SOL:TSX.V) Soltoro Ltd. is defining further resources on its El Rayo and Tecolote properties in Mexico. These projects make up the eastern portion of the Guachinango district and Cayden Resources Inc.'s El Barqu ...

Syrah Resources Ltd. (SYR:ASX) Syrah Resources Ltd. is an Australian resource company that is rapidly progressing its flagship Balama graphite and vanadium project in northern Mozambique, which hosts one of the world's largest reso ...

Thor Mining Plc (THR:LSE; THR:ASX) ...

Trevali Mining Corp. (TV:TSX; TV:BVL; TREVF:OTCQX) Trevali Mining Corp. is a zinc-focused base metals development company. In Canada, it owns the Halfmile zinc-lead-silver mine, the Caribou mine and mill, and the Stratmat polymetallic deposit, all loc ...

Ucore Rare Metals Inc. (UCU:TSX.V; UURAF:OTCQX) Ucore Rare Metals Inc. is a development-phase mining company focused on establishing rare metal resources with near-term production potential. With multiple projects across North America, Ucore's prim ...

UEX Corp. (UEX:TSX) UEX Corporation has one of the largest known resources of uranium held by any junior exploration company operating in the Athabasca Basin, a politically stable, mining-friendly jurisdiction that conta ...

Ur-Energy Inc. (URG:NYSE.MKT; URE:TSX) Ur-Energy Inc. is a junior mining company engaged in the identification, acquisition, exploration, development and operation of uranium projects in the United States and Canada. The company operates ...

Uranerz Energy Corp. (URZ:TSX; URZ:NYSE.MKT) Uranerz Energy Corporation is a U.S.-based uranium company focusing on near-term, commercial in-situ recovery (ISR) production in Wyoming—the country's largest uranium-producing state. Its management ...

Virginia Mines Inc. (VGQ:TSX) Virginia Mines Inc. is a mining exploration company with a royalty of 2.2% on the world-class Eleonore gold deposit, which is in a new district that is now considered a new mining camp. Virginia works ...

Wellgreen Platinum Ltd. (WG:TSX; WGPLF:OTCPK) Wellgreen Platinum Ltd. is a Canadian mining exploration and development company focused on the active advancement of its 100%-owned Wellgreen PGM-nickel-copper project toward production. Located in C ...

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News

Base Metal Miners Climb Back "The climb back of both the metal and the miners validates a theme mining analysts have struck this year: to choose base over bulk mining equities, at least as performing better relatively speaking." - Kip Keen, Mineweb (5/5/15) More >

Hold the Nickel Price Elation "For even the moderately bullish scenario to come to bear, it will be critical to see steel demand show signs of life this year—at least not drop off more than expected—in China and beyond." - Kip Keen, Mineweb (4/28/15) More >

The Common Man: The Case for Copper and Zinc "The only bright spots, according to recent forecasts, appear to be in base metals such as copper and zinc." - Robert Simpson, Resource Investing News (4/20/15) More >

A Commodities Market Rebound Investors Don't Want to Miss After four challenging years in the uranium space, there are finally signs suggesting this part of the commodities market is due for a recovery. . . - Peter Krauth, Money Morning (4/3/15) More >

Everything You Need to Know About Copper Porphyries This infographic covers everything you should know about copper porphyries, a deposit type responsible for about 60% of copper, 95% of molybdenum, and 20% of gold produced today. - Jeff Desjardins, Visual Capitalist (3/11/15) More >

Juniors Do It Better than Seniors "Research suggests juniors hold their own in discovery." - Kip Keen, Mineweb (3/4/15) More >

A Fickle Exploration Ranking "If we're getting a perspective on exploration potential in a more perfect world without major obstacles to prospecting (like war and drug runners), it's one polluted by erratic confidences." - Kip Keen, Mineweb (3/2/15) More >

PDAC Kicks off with Bold Predictions The annual conference of the Prospectors and Developers Association of Canada (PDAC) is under way in Toronto and the mood on the floor and in the Investors Exchange is, as one might expect, cautiously hopeful, even if about a dozen booth spaces are unoccupied. - Brian Sylvester of The Gold Report (3/2/15) More >

What's in a Global Mining ETF? "The group's fortunes are tightly tied to the balance between metal supply and demand." - Kip Keen, Mineweb (2/26/15) More >

What Mining Insiders Had to Say at Indaba this Month "There's a new supply-demand dynamic as China decelerates, with no other large market in position to fill the void." - Byron King, The Daily Reckoning (2/24/15) More >

Potential Rebound Ahead for Global Copper: Credit Suisse "Credit Suisse anticipates that copper prices will be capped at around $6,600 per tonne and $3 per pound." - Dorothy Kosich, Mineweb (1/26/15) More >

Despite Lifting Rare Earths Export Quotas, China Could Still Manipulate Market "The rare earths industry was in a state of consolidation after a Chinese export clampdown prompted a rapid spike in prices in 2010/11." - Henry Lazenby, Mining Weekly (1/9/15) More >

Lithium in 2015: Positioning for the Inflection Point "With an overall growth rate of demand of 8% for lithium, even if demand falters somewhat and averages 6%, this is still double global GDP growth rate estimates, offering a buffer against economic headwinds." - Chris Berry, Disruptive Discoveries Journal (1/5/15) More >

Can Coal Endure Competition, Anti-Carbon Lobby? "The switch in the U.S. Senate recently following the mid-term elections is beneficial for the industry, as the incoming majority remains opposed to the EPA's tough regulatory regime. But it's hard to know to what extent they can help the industry given the existing rules/statues in place already." - Zacks Equity Research (11/17/14) More >

To Buy or to Break Up? Dueling Themes Emerge in Mining Sector Downturn "Analysts recommend different tonics to ailing miners amid the mining sector downturn." - Kip Keen, Mineweb (10/30/14) More >

Why One Firm Would Buy Over Half the LME's Copper Stocks "LME stocks are used as an emergency source of supply, and having a monopoly over them could allow one to charge higher prices." - Teresa Matich, Resource Investing News (10/27/14) More >

A Year of Hard-Wrought Lessons for Platinum "Mechanization is becoming more viable; we're going to see a more skilled workforce..." - Duduzile Ramela, Moneyweb (10/20/14) More >

Will Russia and South Africa Become the OPEC of Platinum? "Bloomberg reported last Wednesday that Russia and South Africa will meet next month to discuss their mutual interest in the white metals, and the possibility of bolstering prices." - Teresa Matich, Resource Investing News (10/12/14) More >

The History of Metals "The development of civilization has relied heavily on the discovery of metals." - Visual Capitalist (10/8/14) More >

Deutsche Bank Favors Base Metals over Precious Metals "Base metals are preferred over bulks and precious metals, said Deutsche Bank analysts in a recently published third-quarter preview." - Dorothy Kosich, Mineweb (10/6/14) More >

Nickel Pulls Back, But Still Looks Strong Although LME nickel prices retreated to US$7.80/lb in late September, Scotiabank Economist Patricia Mohr forecasts "The supply and demand balance for nickel in China is still expected to tighten noticeably by early 2015. - Dorothy Kosich, Mineweb (9/30/14) More >

Rick Rule: Seeing a Bullish Transition in Junior Gold Miners "The market itself is very healthy. You are seeing a transition. . .a transition that doesn't suggest, but rather screams that [junior resource issues are] under accumulation—which is a very, very bullish sign." - Tekoa Da Silva, SprottGlobal Resource Investments (9/26/14) More >

Commodities Capitulation—A Blip or the Start of Something More? "By most accounts, commodity prices are at five year lows. Almost everything, from gold to silver to iron ore to wheat to corn, is falling—hard. ." - Chris Berry, Disruptive Discoveries Journal (9/22/14) More >

Today's U.S. 'Baby' Will Consume 3 Mlbs Metals and Minerals In Lifetime "The projected lifetime consumption of metals and minerals by today's U.S. baby extrapolated across the world presents an enormous challenge for the global resource sector." - Lawrence Williams, Mineweb (9/1/14) More >

CEOs in Mining The CEOs of the top 25 gold, silver, copper, coal and base metals mining companies in the world are profiled in this infographic. - Visual Capitalist (8/20/14) More >

Minerals Versus Marijuana "Rule, Casey, Cook, and James say now is the time to invest in natural resource plays, not run for high-tech or a product to get high with." - Douglas French, The Daily Reckoning (8/19/14) More >

Like Gold, Base Metal Stocks Offer Huge Investment Opportunities "Base metals stocks have been some of the best performers so far this year as they have risen off their nadirs." - Lawrence Williams, Mineweb (8/1/14) More >

What Do Droughts Mean for Potash Investors? "Droughts, while not so good for farmers, are good for fertilizer prices." - Vivien Diniz, Resource Investing News (7/24/14) More >

Multibillion-Dollar Takeover Reflects Lithium Market Potential "The market for lithium, which is also used in batteries for laptop computers, may double in a decade, with demand growing at 7–10% annually." - Bloomberg (7/15/14) More >

2014 Commodities Halftime Report "After a disappointing 2013, the commodities market came roaring back full throttle, outperforming the S&P 500 Index by more than four percentage points and 10-year Treasury bonds by more than six." - Frank Holmes, U.S. Global Investors (7/14/14) More >

Palladium Price Soars to 13-Year High "Palladium's performance sets it apart from platinum. While platinum prices have been strong lately, reflecting the aftermath of the platinum sector strike in South Africa, that movement pales in comparison to palladium." - Kip Keen, Mineweb (7/7/14) More >

Canada Could Become REE Powerhouse. . .with Some Help The Canadian government could be doing more to fund REE academic and industry research and development, says a Canada House of Commons report. - Dorothy Kosich, Mineweb (6/30/14) More >

Bigger than Gold: It's Time to Buy the Precious Metal That's Primed to Double "For perspective, there were 5.4B cell phones on the planet in 2009. By the end of this year, estimates are that there will be 8B. It's going to take a lot of palladium for the world to keep talking, texting and tweeting." - Peter Krauth, Money Morning (6/23/14) More >

This Metal Problem Could Ignite China's Smoldering Crisis "Despite some limited potential weakness in the very near term, the global picture for base metals looks to be heating up from both a supply and demand perspective." - Peter Krauth, Money Morning (6/16/14) More >

Tesla's Gigafactory: The Critical Minerals Impact "At a time when supply chain security, transparency and responsibility are becoming central concerns for both manufacturers and consumers, IM Data discusses Tesla Motors' plans to build the world's biggest lithium-ion battery plant and the impact it could have on demand for critical minerals: graphite, lithium and cobalt." - Simon Moores, Industrial Metals (6/6/14) More >

The Lower the Uranium Price, the Higher the Rebound "Uranium prices still are irrationally low. This basing period is the best time to accumulate if you are a long-term investor who believes uranium will rebound." - Jeb Handwerger, GoldStockTrades (5/27/14) More >

North American REE Exploration & Development "Globally, the greatest proportion of demand for REEs is for application in magnets; though in the U.S. the majority of demand is in catalysts for petroleum refining, chemical processing and catalytic converters." - Derek Hamill, Zimtu Capital Corp. (5/19/14) More >

New, More Transparent, Contracts to End Africa's Resource Curse? "African nations are now much more 'up to speed' with what they should be demanding by way of a fair share of the resources being mined in their countries. New contracts are much tougher and some are being drafted with the idea of transparency and even online publication in mind." - Anthony Harrington (QFinance), EconomyWatch (4/28/14) More >

These Alternative Energy Stocks Will Soar on China's Rare Metal War "In 2012, production and consumption of the rare earth metals used in production of clean tech reached more than 100,000 metric tons, according to IHS Chemical. Today, the vast bulk of materials needed to build these technologies come primarily from China." - Money Morning (4/25/14) More >

Sanctions for Russia? Here Are the Real Winners "Russia is more than a major producer and exporter of energy and materials; Russia is also an important player within Western supply and product chains." - Byron King, Daily Resource Hunter (4/16/14) More >

Manganese Miners and Indonesia's Export Ban "Japan has sent a letter to Indonesia's foreign trade minister and will likely complain to the World Trade Organization about the ban and tariff structure, while copper industry heavyweight Freeport-McMoRan Copper & Gold has already signaled it may fail again to have a smelter ready by the extended deadline." - Teresa Matich, Resource Investing News (4/10/14) More >

What to Buy for Putin's New War: Nickel Could Surge "If Putin were to cut nickel exports to Europe and the U.S., nickel prices would jump. Prices have already gone up from $6.50/lb to $7.40/lb over the last 30 days." - Christian DeHaemer, Energy & Capital (3/20/14) More >

Making Green from Gold, Palladium and Pollution Concerns "It seems that fear surrounding the international political landscape is helping to push the precious metals prices higher and higher." - Frank Holmes, U.S. Global Investors (3/10/14) More >

Uranium Hot Spots: Mauritania, Gabon and Zambia "These countries have potential that has attracted many companies, from juniors to established multinationals." - Uranium Investing News (3/4/14) More >

Size Does Matter in Rare Earth Mining: Christopher Ecclestone "It looks like market watchers have started to get a handle on what makes a good rare earth company." - Vivien Diniz, Resource Investing News (2/24/14) More >

This "Workhorse" Metal Is Ready for a Breakout "Demand's rising. Supply's down. Zinc prices, and profits, are about to take off." - Peter Krauth, Money Morning (2/18/14) More >

Glencore Xstrata to Shed Copper Project; Juniors Pick Up Copper Assets "The newly formed Glencore Xstrata is looking to shed its $5.9 billion stake in the Tampakan copper project in the Philippines, proving that the company prefers investing in mines that are in operation or close to production." - Vivien Diniz, Copper Investing News (1/30/14) More >

The Rare Earth Commodities that Just Won't Go Away "The Chinese still hold the trump card when to comes to rare earth production—they still produce over 95% of the world's supply." - Byron King, The Daily Reckoning (1/23/14) More >

Rules of Thumb for Junior Mining Speculators: A Light at the End of the Tunnel "Fundamental trends have been set in motion over the past few years that follow upon the previous decade-long bull market and that point to an improving investment climate for the junior miners." - Brent Cook, Exploration Insights (1/13/14) More >

Uranium Bull Market to Gather Steam over Next 18 Months: Scotiabank "Scotiabank analysts make noise on the uranium drum, drawing a what-if supply/price picture if Japan restarts reactors." - Kip Keen, Mineweb (1/13/14) More >

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Expert Quotes

WG's Feasibility Shows Fivefold Increase in Resources The Gold Report with Darrell Pasloski -"WG's project has the potential to become one of the world's largest, low-cost producers of PGMs and nickel from an open pit." (5/26/15)

CNY Producing High-Grade Manganese The Gold Report Interview with Thibaut Lepouttre -"CNY has the highest-grade manganese ore in the world." (5/21/15)

Ben Kramer-Miller, Seeking Alpha -"LLG plans to negotiate short-term sales contracts with many end users." (5/21/15)

Raymond Goldie, Salman Partners -"TV announced that mill commissioning at Caribou has commenced." (5/20/15)

Derek Macpherson, M Partners -"We view positively TV's update on initial mining at Caribou." (5/20/15)

Alex Terentiew, Raymond James -"Caribou's startup sets the stage for transformation of TV in H2/15." (5/20/15)

Peter Campbell, Mackie Research Capital -"We expect TV's Caribou to reach full production by the end of 2015." (5/19/15)

Kristen Moran, Resource Investing News -"TV expects to have enough Caribou operational data by July or August." (5/19/15)

Peter Campbell, Mackie Research Capital -"TV's revenue of $25.9M was slightly above our estimate for Q1/15." (5/19/15)

TV Only Publicly Traded Zinc Junior The Gold Report with Ricardo Carrion -"TV is one of our favorite zinc producers in Peru." (5/18/15)

BCM Project Well Advanced The Gold Report with Ricardo Carrion -"We expect an updated feasibility study BCM's Corani to be released real soon; it should show a lower capex." (5/18/15)

Heiko Ihle, H.C. Wainwright & Co. -"MAG exited Q1/15 with sufficient cash to fund the Juanicipio development." (5/18/15)

Brent Cook, Exploration Insights -"PLG's shares are worth accumulating." (5/17/15)

Joseph Gallucci, Dundee Capital Markets -"TV is the best vehicle for zinc leverage on the TSX." (5/15/15)

Derek Macpherson, M Partners -"TV's Q1/15 results demonstrate continued execution at Santander." (5/15/15)

Peter Chilton, Edison Investment Research -"For Mt. Cattlin, GXY will receive lease fee and royalty income." (5/15/15)

Ian Parkinson, GMP Securities -"TV's Caribou mine remains on track for commissioning in Q2/15." (5/15/15)

Stefan Ioannou, Haywood Securities -"TV is poised to become the marquee midtier pure-play zinc producer." (5/15/15)

Mark Turner, Scotia Capital -"We view TV's Q1/15 financial results as in-line with estimates." (5/14/15)

Thibaut Lepouttre, Caesars Report -"You can buy RD for half of the fair value and get upside for free." (5/13/15)

David Talbot, Dundee Capital Markets -"We retain a Buy recommendation for EFR's stock." (5/12/15)

Joe Reagor, ROTH Capital Partners -"EFR has significant growth potential if uranium prices recover significantly." (5/12/15)

Ryan Walker, Euro Pacific Canada -"SOP's assay results at Las Minas support the thesis of a larger combined target." (5/7/15)

Eric Lemieux, PearTree Securities Inc. -"MD just completed a $14.2M private placement." (5/7/15)

Tom Hayes, Edison Investment Research -"ALK's Tomingley Gold remains on track for annual gold production." (5/6/15)

NRE's Lofdal Produces 95% HREEs The Mining Report Interview with John Kaiser -"NRE's Lofdal project could emerge as a long-term supply of HREEs." (5/5/15)

Mick Carew, Haywood Securities -"DSF successfully extended high-grade phosphate mineralization at Santiago." (5/5/15)

Mark Lackey, CHF Capital Markets -"FDC recently announced successful drill results at Fir Island." (5/5/15)

David Talbot, Dundee Capital Markets -"FCU's R600W intercepted 28.32% U3O8 over 12m, a top 5 hole at PLS." (5/4/15)

Rob Chang, Cantor Fitzgerald -"FCU's PLS15-352 significantly adds to R600W's resource potential." (5/4/15)

Wayne Hewgill, Mackie Research Capital -"CNX's next phase of drilling at Pine Bay will total 2,500m." (5/4/15)

James Kwantes, Resource Opportunities -"BAR announced some nice high-grade hits at Martiniere." (5/1/15)

Brien Lundin, Gold Newsletter (Jefferson Financial) -"BAR is one of the most attractive exploration plays on our list." (5/1/15)

Brien Lundin, Gold Newsletter (Jefferson Financial) -"MD's recent private placement will raise CA$10–15M by issuing units." (5/1/15)

Brien Lundin, Gold Newsletter (Jefferson Financial) -"With a world-class uranium deposit to its credit, FCU is still very much a takeout target." (5/1/15)

Kristen Moran, Resource Investing News -"LGO has been steadily making progress at Maracas Menchen in Brazil." (4/30/15)

Ryan Walker, Euro Pacific Canada -"SOP has announced assay results from two drill holes at Las Minas." (4/29/15)

NRE Lofdal Has High Proportion of HREEs The Mining Report Interview with Ryan Castilloux -"NRE's Lofdal has relatively low preproduction capital requirements." (4/28/15)

Paste Backfill May Benefit TV's Caribou Derek Macpherson, M Partners -"Paste backfill would extend mine life and reduce costs per tonne at TV's Caribou." (4/24/15)

TV's Paste Backfill Test Work at Caribou Shows Upside Stefan Ioannou, Haywood Securities -"Paste backfill would meaningfully extend mine life at TV's Caribou project." (4/24/15)

TV Is Adding Incremental Value at Caribou Alex Terentiew, Raymond James -"TV is on the cusp of generating free cash flow." (4/23/15)

CNY is a Great Story Peter Clausi, Maplegrow Capital Inc. -"CNY can charge a premium over other suppliers for its high-grade manganese." (4/22/15)

LLG Features Low Capital and Operating Costs The Mining Report Interview with Rupert Merer -"Mason Graphite's Lac Guéret graphite deposit is the best in the world." (4/21/15)

BAR: Robust Grades in Upper Steep Eric Lemieux, PearTree Securities Inc. -"BAR's drilling at Bug Lake showed fertile gold zones that remain open." (4/21/15)

TV Reports Stepout Hole Results Wayne Hewgill, Mackie Research Capital -"TV discovered massive sulphides down-plunge of the Caribou resource." (4/20/15)

TV Warrants Buy Rating Peter Campbell, Mackie Research Capital -"Results from one hole at TV's Caribou appear to be very positive news." (4/16/15)

FCU Concludes Winter Drill Program Rob Chang, Cantor Fitzgerald -"FCU's successful winter 2015 drill program has come to an end." (4/16/15)

TV: Better-Than-Expected Recoveries Derek Macpherson, M Partners -"TV's Q1/15 production suggests operations have reached steady state." (4/15/15)

URZ Merger Transformational The Mining Report Interview with Joe Reagor -"URZ makes the new company better by providing a lower-cost production footprint." (4/14/15)

EFR Merger Transformational The Mining Report Interview with Joe Reagor -"Having flexibility in its production schedule and investment decisions is a significant differentiator for EFR." (4/14/15)

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