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Carnage in the junior exploration arena – risk vs reward

For all the years I’ve been following the junior sector, since my mid-teens, I’m hard-pressed to trot out a meaningful list of companies that succeeded in transitioning from ‘junior explorer‘ to ‘junior producer.’ Probing our planet’s subsurface layers to generate an economic mineral resource requires a very particular set of skills. Navigating the complex permitting […]

Posted inREEs

Defense Metals (DEFN.V) continues to methodically de-risk its Wicheeda Rare-Earth Project in mining-friendly BC

“There will come a time when Earth sheds us like dead skin, and it will be our own fault” – John Dutton, Yellowstone (one possible scenario) If we are to create a cleaner, greener, carbon-free world—to avoid the direst climate-related shocks gathering on the horizon—global greenhouse gas emissions need to drop 50% by 2030 and […]

Posted inGold

A Highballer Update – Goldseek (GSK.C), Banyan (BYN.V), Prime (PRYM.V) and Patriot (PMET.V)

Goldseek Resources (GSK.C) is an aggressive, tightly run exploreco with 37.68 million shares outstanding and a stock price of $0.06, which gives it a market cap of roughly $2.26M. The Company holds an extensive project pipeline in some of Canada’s most prolific gold camps: Hemlo, Urban Barry, Quevillon, Val D’Or North, and Detour. Its flagship […]

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Teuton Resources (TUO.V) – drilling is underway at Treaty Creek, Golden Triangle BC

Highballer client, Teuton Resources, received some welcome news last week from its JV partner, Tudor Gold: a fully funded 30k meter drill program is currently underway at Treaty Creek (TC) in the prolific Golden Triangle of northwestern British Columbia. This first 30k meters represents Phase-1. Tudor mobilized multiple rigs to get an early jump on the 2022 […]

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Optimum (OPV.V) and Teuton (TUO.V) tag high-grade at Harry Project, Golden Triangle BC – Forum updates progress at Wollaston, Athabasca Basin – some thoughts on market volatility

Volatility dominates the investment landscape as this inflationary spiral appears to have legs. There’s potential for tremendous shock value in the coming weeks as the Fed has taken on a decidedly hawkish stance leading up to its next meeting in May. The Bank of Canada may go even more rogue on rates with as much as […]

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A mid-April Highballer update featuring Banyan (BYN.V), Prime (PRYM.V), and a few new names worthy of your due diligence

We’re waiting for a rising sector-wide tide here in junior land, one that’ll lift all boats, especially those we’ve singled out with significant assets on their books. As we examined last week, we see accumulation in the Bigs – the senior producers. If history is our guide, it’s only a matter of time before the […]

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Inflation, Gold, and an early spring roundup featuring Goldseek (GSK.C), Teuton (TUO.V), Forum (FMC.V), and Cartier (ECR.V)

Inflation is every investor’s concern right now. It’s on everyone’s radar. Spiraling price pressure doesn’t just represent a loss in purchasing power; it’s a precursor to a lower standard of living (if wages don’t rise commensurate with the spiral). All eyes will be on the CPI numbers set for release this Tuesday (April 12). Analyst estimates […]