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.
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.
Junior Market Mayhem. What's Gone Wrong?
2019 started off not to bad for the junior mining sector. A lot of the smaller players were looking poised to rally on optimism of higher gold prices. Sure enough gold prices did rally this year hitting the $1,500 USD range. In other currencies like here in Canada the price of gold....continue.
Rhodium Hits New Highs
Most metal bulls will be able to tell you the price of gold or silver off the top of their heads on almost any given day. However if you asked them what the price of any of the base metals or the white metals were they would most likely be stumped for an answer. That's because most metal bulls don't seem to keep track of....continue.
Today, August 7, 2019, gold broke out past $1,500 USD per ounce. It's still got a ways to go to break past it's old 2011 high of $1900 but in other currencies this metal is really shining. In CAD the price hit a new all time high of $2011. In AUS the price hit $2224 and in New Zealand the price hit $2330 per ounce. Silver is also starting to makes some moves but still has....continue.
Golden Ridge In The Golden Triangle
One of the hottest areas of British Columbia in the past few years is an area known as the Golden Triangle. This area has produced more high grade mines than any other area in the province and with gold prices poised to start a new rally here in 2019, it's little wonder that there is so much excitement surrounding some....continue.
Five Years Of Nothing
I was reading a recent article the other day about how central banks are buying gold at a record pace. Infact the amount of gold purchased in 2018 by central banks over the most recent four quarters was higher than any calendar year since 1971. That was when Richard Nixon pulled the U.S. off the gold standard monetary system at a time when....continue.
Focused On Copper
Metal prices both precious amd base have been pretty dismal the past few years. Aside from palladium going to the moon price wise in the precious metal side, the only other metal that has had any shine is copper. This mainly due to the fact that there could very well be a massive shortage of copper in years to come. This shortage is mainly....continue.
The First Six Weeks Of 2019
So far the first six weeks into 2019 has been a pretty impressive go when it comes to the metals and a lot of the mining stocks in general. While gold is up over $1,300 US and holding around $1,310, palladium has surpassed the price of gold by a long shot with asks in the $1,410 US range. I was reading somewhere that some experts are calling for $2,000 US palladium this year. Quite a bit of....continue.
A Look Back At 2018
Well if there ever was year to be happy about seeing coming to an end in regards to junior mining stocks, 2018 would that year. In all the years I've been following the juniors I have never seen such a dismal year. It didn't even matter what the commodity was the companies were after, the investor interest just wasn't there and it showed. All you have to do is look at virtually any mining stock chart for the year and you could ....continue.
Watch Guyana In 2019
We've been following Guyana Goldstrike TSX-V:GYA for well over a year now and for a lot of good reasons. It's not only the company we tend to follow but also what happening in the country of Guyana itself and what's happening with some of the other juniors that are in the country. Reason being, what's happens to ....continue.
Sell In May??
There is an old saying in the gold and precious metal trading circl that say's "Sell in May and go away". If ever that saying range true it was this year as we saw gold and silver sell off to two year lows starting back in June. This in turn has made the entire ....continue.
BC Golden Triangle
One of the biggest plays this year in junior mining is going to be seen in the Golden Triangle area of northen British Columbia. Due to harsh winters and lots of snowfall, the only time you can actually do any kind of field work is from about June onward and work until the end of October when ....continue.
The Rise Of Nickel
Most of us gold and metal buffs tend to follow the precious metal scene and aside from taking a glance a copper once in a while we seem to ignore what's going on with the base metals. For the past year a lot of analysts have been following cobalt and lithium but at the same time nickel has almost doubled and ....continue.
Has The Stock Market Topped Out?
Quite a few market analysts and stock gurus state that the market has topped out and could be ready for a crash any day. Thursday the market fell over 700 points. Lots of others state that we got a few more good years of a rally. Both side have compelling reasons for a continuation and a crash so it is hard to know what's going happen. Actually to be truthful, no one really has a clue though. One thing I know ....continue.
Lost Cities Of Gold
It's hard to be a gold bug or grass roots mining stock buff and not have an interest in buried treasures or lost gold mines. I think that is what makes prospecting exciting. In a lot of cases it's not the treasure that you hope find but all the excitement that goes into the actual searching for the treasure. I tend to think that with the true prospector it's more the adventure than ....continue.
Is Now The Time For Juniors?
I get emails once in a while asking what stocks I recommend and while I don't recommend any stocks or equities, I will tell people what I am buying and why I am buying them if I'm asked. I've gotten some good insight from some readers ....continue.
Silver Miners To Watch
Some analysts are saying that this year is the year for gold. But there are a few other market watchers who are saying forget gold and watch silver, or better yet, buy silver. Be it physical bullion, silver ETF's or silver mining stocks. There are guys out ther who are touting we will see $400+ silver price ....continue.
A Look At Lithium Stocks
Lithium is one of the lightest of all the metal elements known to man and it's being explored for the world over. Sith new lithium Ion battery technology some people say lithium will power the world and when it comes to things like laptops, tablets and other digital gadgets it definately is powering the world. Lithium compounds, also known as lithium salts, are primarily used as ....continue.
Real News About Fake Gold
Seems we live in a totally fake world now. Ever since Trump's tag line, "fake news," everything is turning up fake. I have always known about fake statistics, fake information, fake people and yes even fake bullion, but when a story about fake gold came out about a one ounce ingot that supposedly came from the Royal Canadian Mint as being fake, that was enough to raise an eyebrow. ....continue.
Gitennes Drilling At Snowbird
There are some junior mining companies that seem to never tire of exploring. While a lot of companies over the years have delisted or reinvented themselves into tech or pot, there are a few that stick to their roots and keep hunting for that next deposit that could become the next big find. I first became aware of Gitennes Exploration about 25 years ago when ....continue.
Here's Why Mexico Is The "Go To" Place
When it comes to investing in a junior mining company the one you thing can almost always be certain of is "uncertainty." Mining and especially exploration is and always has been a high risk business full of uncertainties. Those uncertainties and risks can range from everything from government politics to commodity prices and everything in between. From raising money to how that money is going to ....continue.
Only 20 Million Shares. Ready To Drill
There are thousands of junior mining companies listed on all the various markets today and each and everyone of these juniors is out there, somewhere on the planet trying to dig up the next big find. However if truth be told, most of these juniors will fail to find anything of any great value. Many of these small companies will end up broke and eventually will ..continue.
How To Profit With Cobalt
I've been reading bits of articles lately about a coming shortage of cobalt. Now I don't really know a whole lot about cobalt other than it's mined so I decided to to do a bit of investigating. There are a few things that I found out about doing some quick research and one is that cobalt mining ..continue.
Lots of eyes are watching what's happening inside the Golden Triangle this summer. For any of those who are not aware of what's going on, all I can say is ... "man you are missing out on all the action." This summer has been hot not only in temperatures and forest fires in BC but some of the juniors..continue.
Is the World Running Out of Gold?
How much gold would you have if you had all the gold that's ever been mined? Not much. With all the gold ever mined you'd be able to make a cube of solid gold with 60-foot sides. There just isn't that much gold in the world, and it's getting harder and harder to find it. In fact, our love of electronic / digital devices maybe part of the...continue.
What's Happening In Northern BC
I get emails once in awhile from readers of the site asking what's happening in northern BC. Now of course since we had a sort of failed election where the government will be a minority type of government run by the NDP and helped along by the greens, there is even more questions asked as to how things will...continue.
Exploring For Gold In Guyana
Whenever someone thinks about mining in South America they usually start of by thinking about copper in Chile, gold in Peru, silver in Bolivia and lithium in Argentina. Looking deeper in the subject we start to see that there is gold in Ecuador and Columbia and industial metals of all types in Brazil. However very few ....continue.
Where To Go When The Banker Says No
Today we live in a world of easy credit. In fact the entire whole monetary system runs on credit. Easy money. Zero percent borrowing, (almost). You can get money for almost anything and you don't even need good credit either it seems. Borrow money for a million dollar shack, maybe a big fancy boat or how about ....continue.
The Land Of Eldorado
Back in the 1990's I was a shareholder in a small junior company and through this shareholder involvement I got to know the president, vice president and secretary treasure on a personal basis. One day I got a call from the president of this company and was asked if I would be interested in going to Guyana and ....continue.
Here's What's Happening In The Yukon
Gold mining in the Yukon has been on going for over 100 years. Ever since the Klondike Gold Rush, the territory has seen some kind of mining or exploration project. Even in years where when gold prices were down, placer operations would still be active during the short summer mining season. However, when it comes to large commerical mining operations there is ....continue.
Right Location, Right Timing, Right Commodities
There is an old saying in prospecting and mining circles that says, "the best place to find a new mine is beside and old mine" and there are lots of examples in different locations throughout the world that prove this theory. One place in particluar is the Abitibi gold belt that runs through Ontario and Quebec in Canada. This world famous gold belt is ....continue.
What's Happening With The GDXJ ?
Anyone who keeps an eye on the GDXJ will tell you that there has been a lot of selling going on lately in some of the etf's holdings. If you own shares in the etf itself it hasn't been really bad but for investors who own some of the particular stocks of the etf it's been a bit of down hill ride. With some stocks have dropping by as much as ....continue.
Still Lots Of Gold Here
There is an area of Canada known for gold. Lots of gold! In fact this area is one of the richest areas for gold on the planet and it's where some of the biggest names in mining got their start. This area is known as the Abitibi and even though mining has ....
Is The Zinc Run Over With?
It seems that most people who are interested and follow the metals tend to follow gold and silver the most. So when we are following these two commodities we tend to loose track or maybe even ignore the other metals. When it comes to keeping an eye on base metals however most tend to focus or track the price of copper. The reasoning for copper being tracked and followed so close is that copper is like a barometer for the global economy. However...
Mining Companies Seen as Winners After Trump Victory
A few months back I did a short article on whether Donald Trump would be good for the mining industry. My reasoning at the time was that so many politicians seem to side for the more liberal thinking and so called greenies and being as mining in general is sort of frowned on or hated to be exact, I concluded that Donald would...continue.
A Look At Gold Prices During Election Years
I read an article not long ago where it was mentioned that the reasoning for the price of gold to be in the $1200 range as it is right now was because we are in an election year.The author mentioned that gold always had a tendancy to suffer during election years. Being a bit curious I decided to check out a few elections to see if this was true. ....continue.
Getting The Gold In Quebec
I've been online writing about junior mining companies since 2007 and one of the things I've learned is that when doing due diligence on a junior mining stock, it always pays to dig deep into all the information that is available. Just like placer mining, you need to dig deep to reach bedrock in order to get the gold. Too many people when doing their due diligence will just ....continue.
Recycling The World's Mine Tailings
I was reading in an article not long ago that said there was almost two million tons of mine tailings produced everyday in Canada alone. If that is the case one has to to wonder just how many tons of tailings are produced everyday on a world wide basis? When you really start to think about this issue on a grand scale you could start by taking just one mine that runs through a thousand tons or raw material per day and then add that number to the amount of ....continue.
All Cashed Up & Ready To Drill In Mexico
Silver Spruce Resources is a very interesting company and is well worth anyones time to really go over some of the information they have on their website along with the presentations. If you are looking to get some investing dollars involved in a silver play that could have some tremendous upside, this could very well be the junior ....continue.
There Could Be 800K OZ Of Gold Here
For anyone who comes to the junior miners website here often knows very well that I not only write and research about small junior companies, but I also placer gold mine in British Columbia myself. So whenever I come across a junior mining company that is in the process of starting a placer mining operation my ....continue.
Will This Junior Become The Next Roxgold?
I don't have to tell you how much I like writing about juniors that are working in Nevada. All you need to do is head over to my blog on the Mining Stock Talk page, scroll down the list of articles and you will see that I've done quite a few write ups on Nevada players. One of the reasons for following these Nevada juniors of course is ....continue.
Central Banks Print Money To Buy Gold Mining Shares
Quite a bit of chatter on a lot of different news and gold sites about how two Central banks, the Norwegian Central bank and the Swiss Central bank just printed billions of dollars and then turned around and bought gold mining shares right away. In a world where zero percent interest rates are becoming the norm, there is....continue.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Must See Charts. 2016 Golden Week
For any of you gold bugs out there, last week was a dreadful week to say the least. Gold lost well over $80 an ounce and for those who are traders the big concern was that gold fell below some real important technical chart levels. For the rest of us goldbugs who are not into....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.
Here's A Junior With A Producing Mine
Most of the juniors that we feature or talk about on this site are usually the grass roots or so called green fields juniors. Those are juniors that are doing some exploration such as geochem work, sampling and maybe some drilling. The junior we are going to be looking at today is not only an explorer but has just recently ....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.