Imaginary Investing In A Market Collapse

Imaginary Investing In A Market Collapse

August 12, 2011 by · Leave a Comment 

COMMENTARY—ProspectingJournal.com—I’m a big fan of “imagine” conversations, mainly because they take me back to the glory days of high school class-skipping shenanigans. These spaced-out talks would focus on completely unrealistic projections, as participants started each scenario with a drawn-out “MAGIN” that quickly veered off into the realm of stupidity. Indeed, we were deliberately unrealistic in [...]

Gold for Cash for More Gold: Junior Gold Producers Rising to the Occasion

Gold for Cash for More Gold: Junior Gold Producers Rising to the Occasion

August 11, 2011 by · 1 Comment 

ANALYSIS – ProspectingJournal.com – With increasing volatility in the US dollar, the gold bugs are licking their lips at the possible gains on the horizon for their yellow wealth.  Despite the current run up of gold prices, there’s a mixed blessing in store for the gold miners as equity valuations have significantly lagged the performance of the underlying [...]

We’ve Only Just Begun: China’s Influence on African Mining Development

We’ve Only Just Begun: China’s Influence on African Mining Development

August 5, 2011 by · Leave a Comment 

ANALYSIS – ProspectingJournal.com – Chinese firm Sichuan Hanlong recently made a big statement with its $1.5 billion takeover bid for Australia’s Sundance Resources [SDL – AX]. However, this statement wasn’t directed towards mining in Australia, as the target was Sundance’s Mbalam project located in the new iron ore frontier of West Africa. With potential for [...]

This is not about gold cresting at $2,000 . . . Individual Prosperity remains the focus

This is not about gold cresting at $2,000 . . . Individual Prosperity remains the focus

August 3, 2011 by · Leave a Comment 

The Bad News: There is no place to hide! GUEST COMMENTARY–LarryMylesReports.com–Over the last three years has anyone noticed the (not too) subtle shift in the timbre of the national dialogue? During 2009, the entire western world had to suffer through a brash and overconfident Washington regime blathering on about how government would lead the way [...]

Silver Valley’s Grande Re-Opening: Sunshine Silver Mines Goes Public

Silver Valley’s Grande Re-Opening: Sunshine Silver Mines Goes Public

July 13, 2011 by · 2 Comments 

ANALYSIS—ProspectingJournal.com—These days, it doesn’t take much effort to convince the average investor to at least think about silver. The precious metal’s expanding use as a paste in solar cells has pushed its importance into the sustainable energy spotlight. Being one of the most conductive metals, its use in electronics is ever-growing. Silver nanoparticles are an [...]

Mining for Food: A Canadian Entry Into Brazil’s Exploding Agro Scene

Mining for Food: A Canadian Entry Into Brazil’s Exploding Agro Scene

July 12, 2011 by · Leave a Comment 

ANALYSIS – ProspectingJournal – Sensing an impending crisis back in 2008 when higher internationally imported fertilizer prices hit the scene, the Brazilian government sprung into action to aid its burgeoning agriculture industry. Along with the pledged investment of US$5 billion from 2011 through 2014 on Brazil’s fertilizer segment, the government enlisted the help of the [...]

Conspiracy Meets Fact: The Rising Acceptance of “Underground” Theories

Conspiracy Meets Fact: The Rising Acceptance of “Underground” Theories

July 11, 2011 by · Leave a Comment 

COMMENTARY—ProspectingJournal—It didn’t take long, upon my entry into the world of stock markets, mining and economic theories, to get wrapped up in the what ifs and whys. Industry leaders, influential commentators and established websites, while perhaps conservative in their thinking years ago, now have one thing in common: a rising tolerance, and even acceptance, of what used to [...]

What’s in a Name?: The Silver-Plating of Mining Company Monikers

What’s in a Name?: The Silver-Plating of Mining Company Monikers

July 5, 2011 by · Leave a Comment 

COMMENTARY – ProspectingJournal.com – What’s in a name? For some executives, the name and logo is merely a placeholder for their companies’ project portfolio, and an identifier on their business card. But for others, the name means everything, and in order to draw the right audience to their brand, they’re willing to go through the [...]

The Return to 1970’s Stagflation . . . a word very few understand

The Return to 1970’s Stagflation . . . a word very few understand

July 1, 2011 by · Leave a Comment 

GUEST COMMENTARY–LarryMylesReports.com–What happens when tough love does not take the first time around? Apparently, for America’s leadership, it means another humbling trek to the woodshed. As tempting as it may be to gain example and similarity between the Carter and Obama administrations, let us avoid the insipid and silly and opt for the high road. [...]

ProspectingFM – Ep2: Mickey Fulp (mercenarygeologist.com)

ProspectingFM – Ep2: Mickey Fulp (mercenarygeologist.com)

June 27, 2011 by · 2 Comments 

Episode 2: In this episode we tackle the topic of nuclear energy from the mining perspective. Uranium stocks have taken a massive slide in the days following Fukushima. In an interview recorded June 15, 2011, we speak to geologist extraordinaire, Mickey Fulp of MercenaryGeologist.com about all things nuclear, including uranium and the much talked about [...]

Dispelling the Myth of Over-Diversification: Canadian Miners Branch Out

Dispelling the Myth of Over-Diversification: Canadian Miners Branch Out

June 27, 2011 by · Leave a Comment 

ANALYSIS—ProspectingJournal.com—It can seem that only in the Canadian exploration sector can you have a company that carries a vast portfolio of projects that cover potash and gold, oil and copper, silver and ore, and so on. This project diversity, once thought of as a warning sign for potential investors, is emerging as a successful (and [...]

Miners, Bankers and Investors Eye Silver–the Versatile PM

Miners, Bankers and Investors Eye Silver–the Versatile PM

June 21, 2011 by · Leave a Comment 

COMMENTARY—ProspectingJournal.com—2011 has been a rollercoaster for silver, the once “Poor Man’s Gold.” Indeed, silver fans are beaming with optimism these days (though slightly shaken), as the precious metal still has a ways to go if it wants to sit at its historical price ratio with gold . . . If manipulation doesn’t keep bashing it down. [...]

Chinese Drawn to New Iron Ore Frontier in West Africa

Chinese Drawn to New Iron Ore Frontier in West Africa

June 20, 2011 by · Leave a Comment 

ANALYSIS – ProspectingJournal.com – Last week, Andrew Forrest – the billionaire CEO of Fortescue Metals [FMG - ASX] threatened to sue the Australian Government after they slapped a 30% tax on the profits of local iron ore companies. BHP Billiton [BHP - NYSE], Rio Tinto [RIO - NYSE] and Xstrata [XTA - L] also fought [...]

GOLD BREAKS $1500: THE PSYCHOLOGY OF SUCH BULLISHNESS

April 20, 2011 by · Leave a Comment 

COMMENTARY – ProspectingJournal.com – While the bears are out there circling and declaring the precious metals market to be yet another bubble waiting to be burst like the infamous tulip-bulb market, the price of gold broke through a major psychological barrier today. Intraday prices flirted with and finally broke the $1500/oz price point yesterday, while [...]

Location, Location, Location: Troymet Exploration’s Active Neighbourhoods

Location, Location, Location: Troymet Exploration’s Active Neighbourhoods

April 6, 2011 by · Leave a Comment 

ANALYSIS – ProspectingJournal.com – April 6, 2011 – In the world of mining, many times the confidence in your properties can be better exemplified by the activities of your neighbours than by those of your own. This is the case for Troymet Exploration Corp. [TYE – TSX.V], on at least two of its three precious [...]

Canada’s Golden Swing-Riding: PJ’s Weekly Picks – Red Lake District Edition

Canada’s Golden Swing-Riding: PJ’s Weekly Picks – Red Lake District Edition

March 25, 2011 by · Leave a Comment 

COMMENTARY – ProspectingJournal.com – A big week for precious metals saw gold hang in around the $1440 mark and silver break through the $37/oz point. While this is all going on, we get to end the week with a non-confidence vote here in Canada, thus forcing the electorate back to the polls for the first [...]

United Mining Group Extends Contract at Galena Mine

United Mining Group Extends Contract at Galena Mine

March 17, 2011 by · Leave a Comment 

Press Release – February 24, 2011 – VANCOUVER, BRITISH COLUMBIA – United Mining Group, Inc. (the “Company”) [UMG - TSX] announces that the Company’s Mine Services Division has extended its agreement with U.S. Silver Corporation [USA - TSX.V], to provide contract underground mining services at the Galena Mine located in Silver Valley Idaho, in the [...]

Blazing Trails in Brazil: Eagle Star Minerals’ Quest for a Billion Tonnes of Iron

Blazing Trails in Brazil: Eagle Star Minerals’ Quest for a Billion Tonnes of Iron

February 2, 2011 by · Leave a Comment 

ANALYSIS – ProspectingJournal.com – February 2, 2011 – Already, the year has opened with a bang for Vancouver-based Eagle Star Minerals [EGE – TSX.V], as it successfully concluded its first stage of exploration on its Angico Iron project in North Eastern Brazil. An announcement dated back to January 18th not only relayed the information that [...]

BC Miners Poised to Find Lucrative Dance Partners: Yellowhead Mining’s Copper Project

BC Miners Poised to Find Lucrative Dance Partners: Yellowhead Mining’s Copper Project

January 24, 2011 by · Leave a Comment 

ANALYSIS – ProspectingJournal.com – January 24, 2011 – VANCOUVER, BC – What could feasibly have be seen as an opportunity lost nearly 40 years ago, copper’s resurgence in British Columbia is not only a welcome trend for the mining sector, but the province as a whole. Mistakes of former governments that led to the exodus [...]

China’s Rare Earth Embargo Hits North America

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Commentary – ProspectingJournal.com – Since this content is displayed online, I can confidently say that the future of devices like the one that you are currently reading on is in jeopardy. Not a lot of us are familiar with what goes into our laptops, smart phones or LCD televisions, besides the brow-sweat of labour from [...]

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