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Market Outlook He has an investment clock that suggests it is a good time to invest in gold equities. Now that gold producers have cut debt, dividends and costs we should now start to see a recapitalization of the junior mining sector as gold prices have edged back to $1500 per ounce. Smaller transactions are getting done suggesting it is starting to begin. The issue is when will the institutional investors come back in. The divesting of large assets by the large players could suck up some of the capital that could have been directed towards the junior miners -- this could slow the progress of the junior space somewhat.
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They have been around for over a decade. The idea was to mine on the ocean floor, where there could be silver, copper and some precious metals. Environmentally, there is a lot of resistance to this. It is low tonnage, but high grade. They eventually ran out of capital and went bankrupt.
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It has a great management team and the Yukon is a friendly place to develop. Infrastructure is the issue. Smaller mining operations can deal with this, but lack of power and transportation are challenging. Where copper prices are, this is still too levered -- you need copper prices to go higher.
Mining
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Mining for gold in Ecuador. Production expected this year. BHP and Newcrest have taken a stake in the area as well. It is a highly prospective area. There is still plenty of geopolitical risk. Taxes and royalty structures could change negatively.
Mining
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He used to own this. He was interested in the West Africa play, but he was looking for a higher grade play instead. Right now West Africa is not a safe play geopolitically speaking. This is probably impacting the share price. Infrastructure constraints make it more expensive in their area as well -- power comes strictly from diesel.
Mining
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They have a geological issue that resulted in a lot of ounces being lost. They are now struggling with the next develop plan. They will not likely ever return to the peak values in 2016. Guyana carries a 5% royalty. He is looking elsewhere.
precious metals
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An excellently managed royalty with diversified metals -- mostly base metals, coal and potash along with gold. It is down about 16% since August as it was impacted by lower copper prices and some reductions in production. They carry about $95 million in debt, costing about $2 million per quarter. There may be some short term financing risk.
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