Going For Gold In Alaska
Alaska. It's a vast state with few people and lots of wild remote wilderness. It's known as the last frontier. A land rich in resources of both oil and minerals both precious and base. Its an explorers and prospectors paradise where dreams are made and many even come true. And when it comes to gold, Alaska really is that pot at the end of the rainbow. Absolute fortunes have been made in the goldfields of Alaska and....continue.
The Silent Rise Of Palladium
When it comes to precious metals, most of us think gold and silver. After all those two metals are the most common and almost everyone on the planet has heard of or seen both metals mostly because of jewelry and maybe old coins etc. But there is two other metals that are part of the precious metal family and those are palladium and platinum and....continue.
Hunting For Gold In Burkino Faso
As a continent, Africa, known as the dark continent, has been blessed with resources beyond belief. Whether it's oil in Lybia or Nigeria, South Africa rich with gold and diamonds along with other minerals, Africa is a country to be explored. In fact the city of Johanseburg is known as being a city built on gold. One of the....continue.
Brexit And Gold. How Disruption From Normal Creates Wealth
In my last article I wrote about how gold this summer could see either the usual summer doldrums or it could see a summer time rally all depending on what happens with Britian and if decides to leave the EU. Well yesterday the votes came in and the message for the leaders is that the majority of Britian wishes to split from the EU and go it alone. Of course stuff like this makes for....continue.
Summer Doldrums Or Summer Rally
Historically the summer months have been known as the summer doldrums when it comes to gold, silver and the markets in general. Traders and other Wall street types are off on vacation and trading volumes seem to fall into a slump. However this year there could be some issues that just might allow gold and and mining shares rally a bit.. ..continue.
Junior Miners Is Now 9 Years Online
It was nine years ago on May 9, 2007 that this website Junior Miners went online. Over that time there has been a few changes in colors, styles, content and articles. What started out as a site that got about 2-300 visitors a months now averages 700 visitors everyday. Being the webmaster of the site has been interesting also as I have gotten . ..continue.
Is Lithium The Next Big Thing?
We are going to look at lithium but first a bit of info about the Ritchie Bros. auction this week. The results are in for the two parcels of mining claims that we had advertised here that were to be sold by Ritchie Bros. Auctions. The two groupings of claims sold on April 27. The first grouping of claims which was 51 claims on 13 Mile Creek sold for $127,500 CAD. The second grouping of claims on the 60 Mile consisted of. ..continue.
It Might Be On CBC News, BUT You Heard It Here First!
CBC News North ran an article about Marcel Dulac of Dulac Mining selling off a bunch of his mining claims in the Klondike region. This is a unique situation where as most mining and mineral claims are sold between parties or through online venues like juniorminers.com website, these mining claims are going up for auction at the end of the month via Ritchie Bros. auctioneers in Edmonton. ..continue.
Getting A Modern Day Grub Stake For Funding
Back about 100 years ago when a man wanted to head out and prospect and look for gold, if he didn't have the capital or cash on hand he would need to look around for someone who had money that they could loan out for a portion of the gold they found. This was called "Grub Staking." Back in the early days a grub stake consisted of enough cash to purchase the things the prospector would need. The terms and conditions of a grubstake varied from ..continue.
Is Silver Getting Set Up To Soar?
There has been a lot of talk and chatter on the net the last few weeks in the silver camp about the price of silver being primed to take off. There has been some pretty interesting articles in the last little while that tell you the reasons why silver is heading higher. Of course there is also a bear camp that has all the stats that can show all the reasons why silver won't go up any ..continue.
Sign Up & Get A Chance To Win Some Silver
Are you signed up to the juniorminers monthly newsletter? If not here is a good reason why! You see I used to belong to a monthly silver program and over time I accumulated quite a bit of silver. The silver I got mostly came in 1 ounce rounds but we could also request silver in 1/2 ounce, 1/4 ounce and even down to 1 gram rounds and bars. I wanted ..continue.
John Schnabel A Gold Mining Legend, Passes On
It maybe spring time in Alaska but is also a very sad time. News that John Schnabel passed away brings a sadness over the placer mining community, the Town of Haines and most everyone in Alaska and the rest of the north. Many Yukoneers will feel the sadness also as it is Johns grandson Parker, who mines in the Dawson area and is one of the stars on Gold Rush, the TV series.
What's With All The Negative Gold & Mining Headlines
About 4-5 years ago I started to notice that most of the gold news headlines seemed to be more and more anti-gold. It doesn't seem to matter which news site you go to, there is always a negative / sarcatic / skewed type of headline regarding gold or silver. Some of the authors of the articles seem to be very anti-gold also and there always seems to be a negative twist to the sotry. Today I noticed an article on the net that seems really skewed. The headline reads...continue.
Don't Think Gold Prices Are Going Up? Part 2
This is a continuation of a short segment written back about a week ago on how gold stacks up in currencies outside of the US dollar. Being as we always get a US dollar price on gold and that price seems to be stuck in the $1,200 -$1,300 range for the past 3-4 years we seem to get the feeling that the gold price hasn't done anything but moved sideways at...continue.
Ever Wonder What Donald Trumps View On Mining Is?
Elections are always a strange time. People running for office are out on a campaign trail and telling everyone what they want to hear. On the other side of the spectrum are those who are the critics telling everyone why they should or should not vote for someone. Everyone has a reason to vote for someone. For the ones who are lazy and on welfare, if they can get off the couch they will vote for any socialist type of leader who will see to it that the checks or cheques keeps...continue.
Don't Think Gold Prices Are Going Up? Look At This!
Who says gold prices haven't done much in the past few years. Living in North America a person can get a sometimes skewed perception of what is really happening in the world. We are constantly being bombarded by what seems to be American news and American everything else. So when it comes to things like the price of gold, we are always accustom to a US dollar amount. And when commentators say that...continue.
How Hi Technology Is Going Underground
New technologies have changed the world and the way we do things in lot of ways during the last decade or two. Think about a world without the internet or the smart phone. It's how some of these devices can transform a persons life and enable us as people do things that just a few short years ago would be almost unheard of. Take for instance prospecting and ...continue.
Did You Know, There's A Gold Rush Going On Right Now !!
Lot's of folks have been tuning into "Gold Rush" the series lately. Whether it's the Gold Rush show or the Yukon Gold show or the Bering Sea Gold show, everyone is loving it and these TV shows are becoming real hits. This goes to prove that history does repeat it's self. You see back about 80 years ago Wall Street collapsed in 1929. Kind of like today. Broken banks equaled broken ...continue.
High Tech Prospecting. Even For The Little Guy
Gold prospecting. When ever we think about the gold prospector we envision the old bearded man with the mule loaded with supplies. A life of living in the mountains spending their days searching for small traces of gold that one day might become a discovery. Well in a lot of ways nothing has really changed except maybe the mule has been traded in for an ATV and the ...continue.
They Get The Gold Mine, You Get The Shaft
When it comes to investing in junior mining companies, there is no shortage of companies to choose from. Just in Canadian listed companies alone there are over 2000 that are all itching for investor dollars. When it comes time to invest though there is always the big question of which company has the best upside or ROI for your investment. As I have mentioned in other articles on this website that in 2016 the most ...continue.
What's Happening At The Place Called "Ring Of Fire"
For those who have followed the mining plays for any length of time, they can tell you there is always a play going on somewhere. These plays are kind of gold rushes that just seem to happen. Back in the early 1990's there was the big diamond play in the Lac de gras region of the NWT. That was the big Chuck Fipke Dia Met minerals diamond find. Shortly after that there was the Voisy's Bay thing happening where everyone ran over there to get in on a play. Then diamonds in ...continue.
Can't Pick A Gold Stock? Check Out The GDXJ
With over 2000 junior mining companies with stock that are at rock bottom prices, it can be a real tough decision on what stock or stocks to invest in. There are a lot of technical as well as economic indicators that are pointing to another bull run in gold and silver very shortly. Some say we are already in a secondary bull market of metals and lots of investors are looking at getting in while the getting is good. So that begs the big question, which ...continue.
Six Hot Junior Mining Stocks For 2016 - John Kaiser
Picking those bottom feeders are what small cap mining stock plays are all about. Trying to catch the next 8-10 bagger stock is what everyone wants. However just because a stock is 1 cent or cheaply priced does not mean that it will be or has the potential to be a good bottom pick. What needs to be looked at ....continue.
Tanzanian Royalty - Three News Releases In Three Days
Tanzanian Royalty Exploration is a gold explorer in Tanzania Africa. The company has been working there for close to 10 years now, maybe even a bit longer. They are developing a gold project called Buckreef. The company hasn't issued many news releases over the past while and over the past year the trading of stock sank to lows in the 40 cent range for most of 2015. Prior to that the stock was well into the $2 range. Back in 2006 the stock topped $10 and after falling into the ....continue.
New Stock Picks For 2016
Every year at this time stock analysts come out with recomendations on which stocks or sectors of a certain industry will be the better performer. Of course with gold and other metals being down so much over the last few years it's hard to find any who are upbeat and have anything positive to say. Last year a couple of analysts I remember said Kaminak and Sabina would be the better performers. Turns out they were pretty much bang on as Kaminak ended the year close to a high as did Sabina. Both of these plays are well into advance stages. Kaminak with it's....continue.
Reasons To Buy A Turnkey Mining Operation
With gold prices in the tank it makes it hard for a lot of the smaller operations to turn a profit. A lot of juniors are on the verge of going under and many others are merging with others to stay afloat. The markets in general are not on the side of the junior at all these days. No one is really interested in putting out any money for any kind of placement or share issues. I expect to see a lot fewer junior mining companies in a year from now. However in the placer side of gold mining, things haven't slowed down very much at all. This summer saw good volumes of crews working creeks throughout BC and the Yukon. With gold prices in the mid $1,400 Cdn range for most the summer it was ...continue.
Is The Price Of Gold Manipulated?
Anyone who follows the gold market these days is probably questioning why the price of gold is still so low. No sooner does it start a bit of climb and "whack" down it goes. There are always lots of conspiracy theories out there about manipulation by bullion banks and big money people but trying to find out the real truth on why gold is acting the way it is, one needs to get a bit of an inside perspective.
As someone who gold mines and runs this website, I have to be some sort of a gold bug. If I was a farmer I would love to .... continue.
How The Rest Of The World Views Gold & Silver
There is them... and then there is us. Us being gold and silver bugs. For all us gold and silver and silver bugs out there, we always seem to have our finger on the pulse of the gold and silver prices. It's almost a natural thing and we tend to think that everyne else thinks the same way. However that is not the same. I starting to think that us metal bugs are the 1% that you read about and the everyone else is the 99%. Ask anyone what the price of gold is and almost all will not have a clue. In fact some are so dense on reality that they you could not continue.
The Animas River Screw Up - Your Tax Dollars At Work
On August 5, 2015, EPA personnel along with workers for Environmental Restoration LLC caused the release of toxic wastewater when attempting to add a tap to the tailing pond for the mine.
Before the incident, the local jurisdictions refused Superfund money to cleanup the regions' derelict mines due to a fear of lost tourism. Following the spill, the local government of Silverton decided to accept Superfund money to fully ...continue.