Earlier this month, the Mining Court of Salta granted Millennial Lithium’s (TSX-V: ML) / (OTCQX: MLNLF) Argentine subsidiary four mining licenses on its 100%-owned Pastos Grandes project in Salta province. Readers may recall that Millennial recently delivered a Bank Feasibility Study (“BFS“) and expects to reach initial production in 2022 (subject to funding & permits), ramping up to nameplate capacity of 24,000 tonnes LCE/yr. by mid-decade.
Euro Sun’s gold is valued at $2.30 an ounce. I assumed Euro Sun’s gold was in the “inferred resource” category, which according to 43-101 standards, is “too speculative geologically to have economic considerations applied to it.” My assumption was false.
Defense Metals (DEFN.V), our go-to REE explorer and developer, is advancing its 1,708-hectare Wicheeda Rare Earth Element (REE) Project at a pace that should begin attracting a much wider audience.
I’ve been to about a decade of Vancouver Resource Investment Conferences, the big Cambridge House BC mining convention that runs every year around this time and, for much of that decade, the mood has been fairly dour.
A $6.4 trillion price tag, means that adventures-in-the-middle east cost each U.S. tax-payer USD $42,000. The median U.S household has only $11,700 in savings. 29% of U.S. households have less than $1,000 in savings.
Gold is ending the year with a better than 17% gain, a move that has more than a few traders, fundamental and technical alike, glued to their screens, waiting for the (inevitable) assault on the $1560.00 – $15070 level.
Since our last dose of bullish commentary a few sessions back, the precious metal is still consolidating its dramatic gains registered earlier in the summer, but is in the process of testing higher ground, trading near the top of its range.
No resource, no multi-million dollar raise, no problem. Ceylon Graphite (CYL.V), which has taken the unusual (in mining circles) decision to just freaking start digging, rather than go through eight years of behind-protection, triangulation, and capital raising first, is up 20% today as the first containers fill with graphite and execs chase down end user agreements. With stock selling for just $0.06 a few days ago, volume has increased and buyers are being found, leading the stock to $0.095 at the time of writing.
Close-ology is a mining term used to describe companies that are close to another company that is running red hot, and may justifiably make the case that they can be hot too. For some, like serial ring-staker Ryan Kalt, close-ology is a business model. The moment someone announces they've found something interesting in Dildo, Newfoundland or Punkydoodle Corners, Ontario, Kalt's crew hops on their laptops, busts out the credit card, and register claims all around it, sometimes without ever having walked the land.
One of the things that pisses a lot of investors off about the resource sector is, the confluence of events most investors are looking for - revenues in and a smaller amount of expenses out - you know, 'actually doing business' - rarely occurs, because so few resource deals ever move into actual production.