March 25, 2021

Max’s success at CESAR points to rich copper-silver district in Colombia

Max Resource Corp (TSXV:MXR, OTC:MXROF, Frankfurt: M1D2) continues to make good progress at its CESAR copper-silver project in Colombia, this week announcing high-grade results from the CONEJO discovery at CESAR North

Highlight assays greater than 9% copper and 50 grams per tonne (g/t) silver included 12.5% copper + 83.5 g/t silver over 5X5 meters; 10.4% copper + 95 g/t silver over 5 meters by 5 meters; 10.5% copper + 50.1 g/t silver over 3X2 meters; and 9.5% copper + 120 g/t silver over 1 meter by 1 meter.
March 25, 2021

Wage slaves vs gold owners

According to Pew Research the real average wage, which Pew defines as “the wage after accounting for inflation” has roughly the same purchasing power as it did 43 years ago.

In real terms average hourly earnings peaked more than 45 years ago: The $4.03-an-hour rate recorded in January 1973 had the same purchasing power that $23.68 would today
March 21, 2021

Arctic mines face thawing permafrost disaster

The thawing of permafrost is yet another manifestation of climate change, that populations living near it will have to deal with in the coming decades as global warming accelerates, particularly in the polar regions

Mining is often deemed complicit in the rise of greenhouse gas emissions, given its use of heavy machinery and ground disturbance, but in this case, in areas where the ground is permanently frozen but starting to thaw, operations can be negatively impacted, and big miners are having to shell out millions. We have seen the implications of thawing permafrost at Teck’s Red Dog Mine in Alaska, and at Norilsk Nickel’s Oktyabrsky and Taimyrsky mines in Siberia.

The problem is not going away; in fact, there is every indication it will get worse.
March 20, 2021

Getchell Gold prepares for Phase 1 drill program at Fondaway Canyon

It is not very often that every hole of an exploration drill program returns gold intersections as good as or better than expected, but that is exactly what junior miner Getchell Gold Corp. (CSE:GTCH, OTCQB:GGLDF) has done so far from drilling at its Fondaway Canyon project in the world-famous mining state of Nevada.

Last year’s drilling has already shown that the gold mineralization at Fondaway Canyon is thick and broad, with high-grade intervals that were not accounted for in the company’s geological model. The mineralization remains open, and every indication shows that it could continue.

The significant potential for extensions is likely to be investigated further in this year’s exploration program, as Getchell continues its path towards building ounces at what it believes could be another Carlin-style gold system.
March 19, 2021

Tinka adds Nexa Resources to share register; Ayawilca showing high-grade zinc promise

Peru-focused Tinka Resources (TSXV:TK, OTCP:TKRFF) has the backing of a major player in the Peruvian zinc and silver market, adding significant heft to its flagship Ayawilca zinc-silver play.

Nexa Resources (TSX:NEXA), one of the world’s largest zinc producers, and owner of the only zinc smelter in Peru, purchased 28.895 million common shares from an arms-length shareholder, giving the Luxembourg-based firm an 8.8% stake in Tinka.

The transaction means Tinka Resources now has two major miners as shareholders — the other being Buenaventura SA (NYSE:BVN) — along with JP Morgan UK.
March 10, 2021

Global growth spurt, pent-up demand support higher inflation

The sell-off in bonds that has been tripping up gold prices may be over, with some investors anticipating the bond market will calm down, as appetite for US government debt revives following the sharp rise in yields.

“We think a big part of the bond-yield move has played out,” Wall Street Journal quoted a portfolio manager at PineBridge Investments. “At this level of yields, we do expect additional buyers to come in. That tends to stabilize the yield level.”

Gold bugs are closely watching what happens with Treasuries
March 9, 2021

Cashed-up Victory Resources ready to go to work at Loner, Mal-Wen properties

Flush from a recent financing, and with a drill permit in hand, Victory Resources Corp. (CSE:VR, FWB: VR61, OTC:VRCFF) is preparing to drill its two flagship properties, Loner in Nevada and Mal-Wen in south-central British Columbia.

Consistently ranked among the best regions in the world for gold exploration, the western state of Nevada offers a low-risk, high-reward opportunity for gold juniors.

March 9, 2021

Book review ‘What Became of the Crow’

Every gold rush needs a good story. Bob Moriarty’s ‘What Happened to the Crow’ just might be one of the best. In his latest book, the acclaimed mining investment newsletter writer chronicles the making of Novo Resources’ Beaton Creek conglomerate gold project in Western Australia.
March 5, 2021

Max Resource’s district-scale CESAR project offers significant exposure to critical metals

The exploration success accumulated by Max Resource Corp. (TSX.V: MXR; OTC: MXROF; Frankfurt: M1D2) over the past year has not gone unrecognized.

Recently, the company was named one of the top 10 performing mining stocks in the 2021 TSX Venture 50, having seen its value increase more than three-fold over the past year. The TSX Venture 50 ranks the top 50 stocks from over 1,600 companies listed on the TSX Venture Exchange.

Last year’s winners included well-recognized names such as K92 Mining Inc., Great Bear Resources Ltd. and Discovery Metals Corp. Some of these have gone on to become billion-dollar market cap companies.
March 5, 2021

Real interest rates and gold

Several factors influence gold prices (mainly the US dollar, gold ETF inflows/ outflows, inflation rate, bond yields, safe haven demand, physical gold demand, gold supply) but none is more reliable than real interest rates.

The demand for gold moves inversely to interest rates — the higher the rate of interest, the lower the demand for gold, the lower the rate of interest the higher the demand for gold.
March 3, 2021

Could Norden Crown Metals have discovered a Broken Hill-type deposit?

The presence of BHT mineralization hosted in banded iron formations could be an important characteristic at Fredriksson to trace and find deposits with the potential for scale — something a junior like Norden Crown Metals must be able to demonstrate to a prospective major (or mid-tier) acquirer.
March 2, 2021

Dolly Varden advancing one of the world’s few “pure play” silver projects

“Native silver” found in the Earth’s crust on its own, is relatively rare. More commonly, it is mined alongside gold, or as a by-product of zinc-lead ore. There are currently only 75 “pure play” silver companies, most of whom have projects in Chile, Argentina, Mexico and Peru.

The rarity of silver and gold becomes apparent when we consider how little of both have been mined throughout history – just 190,000 tonnes of gold and 1.6 million tonnes of silver. Or in ounce terms, 6.1 billion oz of gold and 51.3 billion oz of silver. All the gold ever mined in the world could fit into a cube 21.6 meters on each side, and all the above-ground silver could fit into a 55m cube.
February 27, 2021

Tinka Resources’ Ayawilca project stands to benefit from commodity boom, historic supply squeeze

21.02.27 Industrial metals are on an absolute tear with no signs of slowing […]
February 26, 2021

Brigadier Expands Gold Vein System

2021.02.26 Bob MoriartyArchivesFeb 26, 2021 The resource shares have been in a massive […]
February 25, 2021

Why now might be a good time to buy gold and gold juniors

2021.02.25 Gold has been taking a beating in recent weeks, the sell-off prompted […]
February 23, 2021

Commodities and soon Juniors in vogue

2021.02.23 Gold and copper are up, the dollar is down, and bond yields […]
February 18, 2021

Exploits well placed for gold discovery with new sampling results, drill targets

2021.02.17 As the dominant landholder in Central Newfoundland exploring over 200 km of […]
February 13, 2021

Exploits employs AI to generate drill targets in Central Newfoundland

2021.02.13 Typically, mineral exploration begins in the mind of a geologist, who uses […]
February 12, 2021

Drilling at Palladium One’s Tyko Returns High-Grade Ni-Cu-PGE Assays

2021.02.12 Palladium One’s (TSXV:PDM, FRA:7N11, OTC:NKORF) Tyko is an early-stage project with high […]
February 8, 2021

Sentinel completes extensive data review on Australian projects, multiple targets identified

2021.02.08 Australia has long been known as a mining country, home to world-class […]
February 5, 2021

Norden Crown has Broken Hills mineralization at Fredriksson Gruvan

2021.02.05 Norden Crown has started drilling at its Fredriksson Gruvan, a past-producing mine […]
February 5, 2021

Mountain Boy poised for 2021 exploration; expects American Creek assays within a fortnight

2021.02.05 The long wait for drill results from Mountain Boy Minerals’ (TSXV:MTB, Frankfurt:M9UA) […]
February 3, 2021

2020 Bitcoin Mania

2021.02.03 Will Bitcoin be a replacement for gold and fiat currency? The resurgence […]
February 3, 2021

Getchell Gold: Drilling at Fondaway Canyon identifies new high-grade zone

2021.02.03 Getchell Gold’s (CSE:GTCH, OTCQB:GGLDF) shareholders were rewarded with an 8.7% bump in […]
January 28, 2021

Max Increases the CESAR Copper-Silver Landholdings to Over 2,000 Sq. Km.

2021.01.28 Max Resource Corp (TSX.V:MXR; OTC:MXROF; Frankfurt:M1D2) has procured a major section of […]
January 27, 2021
Stony Lake

K9 Gold identifies more high-priority targets at Stony Lake

2021.01.27 Since the new year, there have been plenty of movements in the […]
January 27, 2021

Renforth finds gold in sediments at Parbec

2021.01.27 Renforth Resources (CSE:RFR) has begun the new year in fine form, by […]
January 25, 2021

Dolly Varden Silver: Hot on the trail of past and future silver mines in BC’s Golden Triangle

2021.01.25 “Finding gold in the shadow of headframes” is an old mining adage, […]
January 21, 2021

Brigadier continues to expand vein system at Picachos

2021.01.21 Brigadier Gold (TSXV:BRG, FSE:B7LM, USA:BGAD) has identified a greater than 7-kilometer strike […]
January 21, 2021

Victory Resources plans for drilling at Loner property in Nevada

2021.01.21 Precious metals are coming off a victorious year that saw gold and […]
January 20, 2021

Captain Biden now piloting MMT Adventure

2021.01.20 Gold may have come off the boil after rising above $1,900 an […]
January 15, 2021

More Than Precious: Silver’s Role in the New Energy Era (Part 3 of 3)

January 15, 2021 Silver is one of the first metals that humans discovered […]
January 2, 2021

What’s in store for gold & silver in 2021?

2021.01.02 While 2020 marked the year of a global pandemic and economic turbulence, […]
December 23, 2020

Renforth reports additional assay results from Parbec drilling

2020.12.23 Renforth Resources Inc. (CSE: RFR) (OTC US: RFHRF) (WKN: A2H9TN) has received […]
December 22, 2020

Max Resource: Historical drill core from RT Gold project highlights Tablon 1.5-km x 1.0 km high-grade gold zone

2020.12.22 In mineral exploration, often-times a company new to a project can achieve […]
December 19, 2020

International Montoro advancing two properties in Northwestern Ontario

2020.12.19 International Montoro Resources (TSXV:IMT, FSE:O4T1), announced it has received an extension to […]
December 14, 2020

Brigadier Gold hits at Picachos

2020.12.14 Brigadier Gold (TSXV:BRG, USA:BGADF, FSE:B7LM) has released results from the first three […]
December 12, 2020

Max Resource commences drill core and seismic analysis for CESAR project

2020.12.12 To assist with the ongoing exploration at its wholly owned CESAR copper-silver […]
December 11, 2020

Exploits consolidates Jonathan’s Pond with 11.25 km² addition from New Found Gold, featuring high-grade gold samples

2020.12.11 The Exploits Subzone of Central Newfoundland is considered a prime environment for […]
December 11, 2020

Norden Crown starts drilling at Gumsberg, Sweden; exploration permit granted at highly prospective Frederiksson target

2020.12.11 Diamond drills have started turning at Norden Crown Metals Corp’s (TSXV:NOCR, OTC:BORMF, […]
December 8, 2020

Silver Dollar completes prospecting & soil sampling at Longlegged Lake; readies Ontario property for IP survey

2020.12.08 Silver Dollar Resources (CSE:SLV, OTC:SIDRF) continues to advance its Longlegged Lake project […]
December 8, 2020

Great Thunder Gold identifies targets for maiden drill campaign at Southern Star property, in Quebec’s Fenelon Gold Camp

2020.12.08 Less than two weeks after reporting the results of airborne geophysical surveys […]
December 3, 2020
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Falcon reports visible gold at Central Canada Gold & Polymetallic Project

2020.12.03 Just over a month into a Stage Two drill program, Falcon Gold (TSXV:FG) is making good progress at its flagship Central Canada Gold & Polymetallic Project, located 21 km east of Atitokan, and 160 km west of Thunder Bay, Ontario.
December 1, 2020
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K9 Gold completes first phase of sampling, mapping at Stony Lake

2020.12.01 With the winter months right around the corner, K9 Gold Corp. (TSXV: […]
November 21, 2020
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Rock samples assay up to 7,470 g/t Ag, at Sentinel’s Waterloo project, BC

2020.11.21 An exploration program in BC’s southern Interior, conducted in the vicinity of […]
November 15, 2020
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Freegold Ventures: Holes 3 to 5 solid results and a bit of controversy

2020.11.15 Brad Aelicks: Follow up Coverage 2020.11.13 Introduction: Freegold Ventures Ltd (TSX:FVL) released […]
November 14, 2020
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Free-spending Biden and/or continued Fed stimulus will hike gold prices

2020-11-14 Gold may have come off the boil a bit after rising beyond […]
November 14, 2020
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Norden Crown advances former Fredriksson mine to drill testing

2020.11.14 Fresh off its recent name change to reflect the company’s mining focus […]
November 3, 2020
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Results from these 4 AOTH drill plays highly anticipated

2020.11.03 In mineral exploration, assay results are where the rubber hits the road. […]
October 31, 2020
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Exploits Gold Belt Area Play delivering on high-grade promise

2020.10.31 Area plays, where one company makes a discovery then other companies rush […]
October 24, 2020
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Exploits Discovery consolidates land position along Appleton Fault

2020.10.24 Oftentimes in mining — especially for a celebrated commodity like gold — […]
October 24, 2020
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VMS

2020.10.24 Between the Archean and the Holocene – the current geological period – […]
October 22, 2020
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Brigadier strikes gold vein under old mine

2020.10.22 I do love it when a plan starts coming together as well […]
October 17, 2020
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Silver market

2020.10.17 Despite recent headwinds, it looks to be clear sailing going forward for […]
October 14, 2020

Boreal Metals advancing Scandinavian Projects

2020.10.14 Before the famous Broken Hill ore deposit was first discovered in Australia […]
October 7, 2020
Gold-vials

Mexico-focused Brigadier Gold discovers new vein system

2020.10.07 Brigadier Gold (TSX-V:BRG) has moved one step closer to proving that Picachos […]
October 6, 2020
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Silver to follow gold higher, on continued strong investment and industrial demand

2020.10.06 Gold and silver appear to be bouncing back from the drubbing they […]
September 29, 2020
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Drills start spinning at Brigadier Gold’s Picachos

2020.09.29 Despite recent pullbacks, the bull markets for silver and gold are fully […]
September 22, 2020
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Throwing the golden baby out with the covid bath water

2020.09.22 The dollar is the most important unit of account for international trade, […]
September 19, 2020
Aben drills targeting hi grade gold in Golden Triangle and Yukon

NFLD Exploits Gold Belt Area Play

2020.09.19 Anyone invested in the junior exploration sector knows that deep and long, […]
September 19, 2020

K9 Gold to explore Stony Lake, NL project

2020.09.19 Cashed up from a recent financing, the company formerly known as Global […]
September 18, 2020

Mountain Boy drilling three high-grade silver and gold targets at American Creek

2020.09.18 Mountain Boy Minerals (TSX.V: MTB; Frankfurt: M9UA) has completed the first phase […]
September 10, 2020

IPO to drill bit in 60 days? Brigadier Gold shows how it’s done

2020-09-10 Brigadier Gold (TSX-V:BRG) is an example of how quickly a company can […]
September 10, 2020
Renforth reports additional assay results from Parbec drilling

Renforth poised to drill Parbec, in Quebec’s Cadillac Break

2020-09-10 Cashed up from a recent property sale, Renforth Resources (CSE:RFR) is ready […]
September 9, 2020

Gold reacting to global flash points

2020.01.09  Gold’s safe haven status was tested this week, as Iran countered the assassination of […]
September 9, 2020
Getchell Gold kicks off 2020 drilling at Fondaway Canyon

Getchell Gold kicks off 2020 drilling at Fondaway Canyon

2020.09.09 Getchell Gold’s (CSE:GTCH, US OTC:GGLDF) Fondaway Canyon project is the subject of […]
August 27, 2020
Brigadier Gold planning inaugural drill campaign at Picachos

Brigadier Gold planning inaugural drill campaign at Picachos

2020.08.27 Shareholders in Brigadier Gold (TSX-V:BRG) are expecting big things from a September […]
August 27, 2020
Stony Lake

Global Vanadium’s Stony Lake is already cashing in on prime Newfoundland location

2020.08.27 In November 2019, New Found Gold Corp (TSX:NFG) announced one of the […]
August 26, 2020
Silver Dollar completes prospecting & soil sampling at Longlegged Lake; readies Ontario property for IP survey

Silver Dollar reports historical 1,778 g/t silver-equivalent at La Joya

2020.08.26 In 2012, SilverCrest Minerals was doing well.  The Mexico-focused company was achieving […]
August 26, 2020
Palladium One discovers massive sulphides during initial drilling at Tyko

Palladium One hunting PGEs, copper and nickel in mining-friendly Finland

2020.08.26 In 2017 Finland claimed the number one spot on the Fraser Institute’s […]
August 25, 2020
Max's CESAR copper silver project in Colombia shown to be analogous to Poland's immense Kupferschiefer

Max reports CESAR’s silver mineralogy is similar to “Kupfershiefer”

2020.08.25 Mineralogy is the branch of geology that studies the chemistry, crystal structure […]
August 18, 2020

Buffett’s Indicator tells him to buy GOLD

2020.08.18 Warren Buffett did what he said he’d never do, and that is […]
August 14, 2020

Brigadier Gold chasing high-grade silver-gold veins in Mexico

2020.08.14 Mexico’s mining history goes back almost 500 years.  According to the US […]
August 7, 2020

A tale of two precious metal bulls

2020.08.07 This week gold prices have smashed one record after another, well surpassing […]
August 6, 2020

Silver notches best month since 1979

2020.08.06 Silver prices continue to gain this week, rising off the biggest monthly […]
August 5, 2020

Gold miners junior buying spree

2020.08.05 Canadians, at least those fortunate enough to enjoy a long weekend, returned […]
July 27, 2020

3 silver plays that leverage rising prices

2020.07.27 Gold prices leapt to fresh highs on Monday, leaving the previous $1,920.70 […]
July 25, 2020
Palladium One discovers massive sulphides during initial drilling at Tyko

Palladium One hits high-grade PGEs at LK

2020.07.25 Palladium One (TSX-V:PDM) has found initial success at the drill bit, indicated […]
July 17, 2020

Gold goes mainstream; silver bucks summer doldrums

2020.07.17 As comedian Rodney Dangerfield used to say, “I don’t get no respect”. […]
July 17, 2020

As palladium market sizzles, PDM ready to drill LK project

2020.07.17 Palladium prices have slipped back a bit since the pre-pandemic record high […]
July 9, 2020

Asset investing in Freegold and Cypress

2020.07.09 Are you a speculator or an investor?  A lot of people new […]
July 8, 2020

Gold + silver gaining on dollar weakness

2020.07.08 The US economy is nowhere near recovering from the lockdown measures imposed […]
July 5, 2020

Silver continues to climb on investment demand, need for 5G and solar

2020.07.05 Precious metals are among the best places to park your money in […]
June 23, 2020

Gold, copper and silver are must-own metals

2020.06.23 Gold surged on Monday after a spike in coronavirus cases worldwide dashed […]
June 20, 2020

Gold industry must find 8Moz to avoid supply deficit: Woodmac

2020.06.20 Commodities consultant Wood Mackenzie has just reported what we at Ahead of […]
June 16, 2020

Gold’s outlook brightens on dark covid news

2020.06.16 US stock markets are once again gripped by fear and volatility, following […]
June 11, 2020

Sedimentary copper + silver explorers attracting major interest

2020.06.11 The world’s biggest sedimentary copper deposits are only found in three basins: […]
June 6, 2020

Miners snapping up gold properties left and right

2020.06.06 The sharp drop in equity markets owing to the coronavirus has triggered […]
May 30, 2020

South American sedimentary copper belt has a silver buckle

2020.05.30 One of the most interesting places to look for new copper deposits […]
May 24, 2020

Resurgent dollar paving route to higher gold

2020.05.24 In the 1960s, French politician Valéry d’Estaing complained that the United States […]
April 30, 2020

Gold versus fiat

2020.04.30   What exactly does it mean when pundits say that gold is […]
April 25, 2020

The Fed can’t print silver

2020.04.25 Silver prices will test $19 an ounce later this year on the […]
April 17, 2020

A massive bull market is building for gold

2020.04.17 Imagine, if you will, there was no coronavirus. No haz-mat suits, medical […]
April 7, 2020

Gold closely tracks debt-to-GDP ratio

2020.04.07 The debt-to-GDP ratio is an important metric economists use for comparing a […]
March 25, 2020

Negative real rates puts shine on Getchell’s gold

2020.03.25 A number of factors influence gold prices (mainly the US dollar, gold […]
March 3, 2020

Gold has immunity, silver has ratio

2020.03.03 On Monday Wall Street pared back losses from last week’s sell-off, the […]
March 2, 2020

Gold & Silver

2020.03.02 Precious metals are among the best places to park your money in […]
February 22, 2020

Gold and bonds soar on ‘fight to quality’

2020.02.22 Gold and silver prices went parabolic this week during a raging storm […]
February 20, 2020

A Minsky Moment is coming for gold

2020.02.20 “Minsky Moment” refers to the idea that periods of bullish speculation will […]
February 6, 2020

Could silver break-out like it did in 2011?

2020.02.06 Silver is expected to begin the 2020s newly burnished, through a combination […]