Gold, Silver, Copper, and Hard Assets…Fall 2017

By hendrixnuzzles, September 21, 2017

This is a continuation of the predecessor thread titled:

“Gold, Silver, and Hard Assets…Summer 2017”.

After my lengthy introduction, guidelines, disclosures, position summary,and warning notices, I will re-submit some meaty posts on Ivanhoe Mines which I think deserve attention and provide a timely change of emphasis; and I will also summarize the findings from the Hendrixnuzzles Crystal Ball, which has been churning out ideas that may or may not come to pass in the near future.

PURPOSE The purpose of this thread is find and discuss good investment ideas in gold, silver, and other selected metals, with a long-term or intermediate timeframe. We are not a short-term trading thread, although occasionally we may perceive short-term trading opportunities based on anticipated news, drilling, or transactions.

FOCUS Gold, silver, copper, nickel, platinum group metals, zinc, uranium.

NOT A FOCUS: Scandium, cobalt, aluminum, manganese, lithium, and aluminum; metals other than copper and nickel that are primary targets in battery technology, and developments in extraction and technology These are better discussed on the thread “Scandium, Cobalt, and Water Purification: Cleanteq Holdings”. Some overlap is unavoidable but this should be kept to the minimum amount possible.

AUTHOR BIAS AND BAGGAGE I have major two themes: long-term capital preservation based on metals, especially precious and demand industrials;
and big capital gain speculations based on them.

This second theme can lead to very speculative investments in exploration and development. This can be in conflict with the theme of capital preservation.
I cannot fully reconcile this paradox. So I can understand if a reader does not feel inclined to put money into these speculations. .

I favor royalty companies, developers, small cap miners, developers, and explorers. I have significant positions in physical metals but it is boring to talk about them and our focus here is elsewhere.
I believe in the concept of optionality as propounded by Rick Rule. Because of this I am of the opinion that , in general, MINERS SUCK. I am wary of big-cap miners, ETFs, and indexes. I am strongly influenced by leadership and management. Most of my metal investments are not miners unless the mine is run by Robert Friedland.
I will consider big caps when a bull market is established. I like low-priced speculations with good discovery odds and clear chances of being taken over or JV’d.

My favorite jurisdictions are Canada and Australia, but I will look at sketchy neighborhoods if I think the story is compelling.
I have become a big fan of Robert Friedland. His companies have evolved into a major component of my portfolio and interest.
I believe gold and silver prices have been manipulated and suppressed by powerful groups, including and especially governments and central banks.
I think these efforts will eventually fail, but they can visit havoc on prices and values in the meantime ,and keep prices artificially low for long periods.
Accordingly, I have shifted a fair allocation of my holdings away from gold and silver, and into copper and other metals that I believe will benefit from the trend towards electrification.
My percentage of gold and silver assets is still probably much higher than that of most people. .

POSITIONS My largest positions are Cleanteq Holdings, Sandstorm Gold, Ivanhoe Mines, and Pretium Resources.
If I want to reduce exposure to gold, the gold sector, I would reduce Pretium before Sandstorm.

My positions, in order of size within category::
Miners, even though they suck:
$IVPAF Ivanhoe Mines (copper, zinc, PGMs)
$PVG Pretium Resources (gold)
$MAG Mag Silver (silver)##
$MUX Mcewen Mining (gold, copper)##

$SAND Sandstorm Gold
$WPM Wheaton Precious Metals

$CTEQF Cleanteq (scandium/nickel/cobalt- discuss on other thread) ##
$SA Seabridge Gold (gold)
$BCEKF Bear Creek Mining (silver)
$ERDCF Erdene Resource Development (gold)
$PTNUF Platina Resources (cobalt/scandium, discussed on other thread)
$UEC Uranium Energy Corp (uranium)

Exploration speculations:
$CDBMF Cordoba Minerals (copper)
$CMDRF Commander Resources (nickel-discuss on other thread)
$CLASF Colorado Resources (gold)
$KNTNF K92 Mining (gold)##
$CNRIF Condor Resources (silver)
$CCNCF Kaizen Exploration (copper)
$KVLQF Kivalliq Energy (uranium, multi-metal)

Physical and redeemables:
$PSLV (silver bullion redeemable physical trust)
Physical gold and silver

## notes:
CTEQF is a technology and water play besides a being a mine developer
MUX is a gold miner but I have it for their copper prospect.
K92 is a producing but needs discoveries so I class it as an explorer.
MAG is considered a miner but they are more similar to a royalty company
DISCLOSURES. I am a retired executive and an amateur investor. I like both fundamental and technical analysis.
I also surrender to flights of intuition and paranormal insights when they come to me.

I am a medium-term to long-term position player and prefer to discuss stock investment in that context. As more of my capital moves into conviction stocks, my transactions have become smaller and less frequent, and my standards for taking new positions have become higher.

I am not an expert in any of the commodities discussed, nor am I qualified to give advice. And by no means do I have any expertise in geology or metallurgy.

I express opinions and positions. These are not advice or recommendations, which I remind you I am unqualified to make. I change my mind frequently and my opinions are subject to change at any moment. I intend to keep the thread current but I cannot guarantee that I will tell anyone when I have changed my mind on a particular stock .

CAVEAT EMPTOR. You are responsible for your decisions, and I am responsible for mine. Do your own due diligence.

Everyone makes mistakes and I make more than my share.

Political developments and topics should be introduced only when they have a clear relevance to the commodities or companies under discussion.
Given the national and world situations, an occasional outburst of outrage, disgust or indignation is tolerated and understandable. .

I would like to operate in a friendly, honest, and constructive atmosphere.
So try to be nice. Try to have reasons for your opinions. Facts and speculations are both welcome, but be sure to distinguish between them.

Spelling, punctuation, and grammar matter. Everybody makes typographical errors and I am as guilty as the next person. But If you make a lot mistakes or are careless about these things, you are sure to be making errors in other more important things. So it detracts from your credibility even if your idea is good. Besides, it’s annoying.

As thread moderator I reserve to myself the role of referee, censor, arbiter, and Grand Poobah, subject to the over-arching authority of Travis, who owns the site and who has on occasion exercised his right to ruthlessly censor and suppress my radical blatherings.

This is a discussion topic or guest posting submitted by a Stock Gumshoe reader. The content has not been edited or reviewed by Stock Gumshoe, and any opinions expressed are those of the author alone.

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Anyone have an opinion on EVXXF, the Canadian company mining huge cobalt deposits in Albania. Is there enough metals for the car battery industry?


$FRYI – A New Western Australian Gold Rush Has Begun
by Matt Bohlsen – Includes: ARTTF, GFI, MPJFF, NSRPF, PACXF, RNKLF

If you have an interest in taking a position in gold this is an excellent article to read on what is available in western Australia where the big gold nuggets have recently been found.

Long ERDCF … Complete report: Erdene Reports Q3 2018 Financial and Operating Results HALIFAX, Nova Scotia, Nov. 15, 2018 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Erdene Resource Development Corp. (TSX:ERD) (“Erdene” or “Company”), is pleased to announce financial and operating results for the three and nine months ended September 30, 2018. This release should be read in conjunction with the Company’s Q3 2018 Financial Statements and MD&A, available on the Company’s website or SEDAR at “The third quarter was a very active period for our Company. Following the announcement of the maiden resource estimate for the Khundii Gold Project in September,… Read more »

$MUX – Gold Bar Construction Update

“The balance of the year will be focused on completing the Gold Bar process plant installation as-well as critical commissioning activities to commence leach pad loading by year-end. ”

MUX long


$FYI – Copper stocks may actually be better off than we think

“The International Copper Study Group released figures last week that highlighted copper supply was short about 260,000 tonnes in the first eight months of this year.

By comparison, the deficit in the first eight months of 2017 was 98,000 tonnes.”

$mux LONG


$BGL.asx @BellevueGold The men at @Macquarie saying it’s worth 70c. This is shaping up to be an incredible deposit. They are a lot smarter than me! More visible #gold thanks @SteveParsons345 TY Tolga poster: Best


BGl Asx well worth doing research on, could eventually be a t/over target.
Well done Ben.


$ASX:ARL – Lewis Ponds metallurgical test work produces high-grade concentrates

Some notes on the concentrates produced:•
The Znconcentrate contains around 66% zinc(in zinc sulphide), indicating a pure product. The Cu-Pb-Ag-Au concentrate contains :o1,619 g/t silver(or ~52 oz/t silver)o17.6 g/t gold (over 0.5 oz/t gold) o30.3 % leado4.78 % copper.

ARL long


Sweeeet $TAW $AMAL merger to create #A40 has passed the vote. This company will be a #lithium major in the #ASX in good time!!
$TAW merger passed with approx 98% of votes. Best


BHP announces World Class Copper find near Olympic Dam.

Long BHP.


This thread will close on or about Friday December 1st.
New “Gold…Hard Assets 2019” continuation thread is up, thanks Lynn.


HN, I still can’t find the new link. I’m not sure what changed at SG, but I used to get the links as part of the emails. Now I have to copy the URL onto a browser page and I can get to SG that way. However, when you attempt to sign up for the New “Gold……2019”, I can’t find it in the list of subscriptions. What am I missing or putting it another way, where did I go wrong?


HN, please ignore the last comment. I was able to get to the new thread by using the URL Ben had posted. Thanks.


Exactly, just get grey link, but no click on, very off putting.
Not like before. Glitch ?
Needs sorting out really, over to Travis or?


Maybe not a glitch……a GRINCH!

Lynn Clark, Stock Gumshoe

This thread has been closed to additional comments. The discussion has moved here:

Long The complete details of the report below and the contents of their scheduled conference call are at their website Erdene Announces Positive Preliminary Economic Assessment for the Khundii Gold Project HALIFAX, Nova Scotia, Dec. 18, 2018 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Erdene Resource Development Corp. (TSX:ERD; MSE:ERDN) (“Erdene” or “Company”), is pleased to announce the results of an independent Preliminary Economic Assessment (“PEA”) study for its 100%-owned Khundii Gold Project (the “Project”) in southwest Mongolia. The PEA was prepared in accordance with National Instrument 43-101 Standards of Disclosure for Mineral Projects (“NI 43-101”) by RPMGlobal Asia Limited (“RPM”). The Company will… Read more »
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