It was a brilliant sunny day. Dad and I drove from Mendoza to San Juan super early. Troy (ASX listed) had organised buses to take us up to the project so we parked at the designated meeting point and got on one of the buses. After a short ride we arrived at the mine's camp … Continue reading TBT: Inauguration of the Casposo gold mine ⛰⛏ in San Juan, Argentina in 2011
Salud amigos! It’s been almost 20 months since I’ve been to Argentina, and visited my family. I normally go 1-3 times a year but with the pandemic that has well, changed... I hope I get to go soon. Life as a self appointment expat, huh 🤔 Having a bit of home here in Sydney feels … Continue reading Malbec and a little taste of home is all it takes to warm the heart of an expat
Investing in natural resources can be rewarding but it does have its challenges. There are lots of technical terms to understand, resources are sometimes located in risky & distant jurisdictions and from 100 exploration projects, less than 1 will become a mine. Yes, tough odds, but if you happen to buy into a company when … Continue reading 5 things you absolutely need to know before investing in gold companies
I went to an event a couple of weeks ago - yeah, another one, I go to many!- and had a strange experience. I was talking to an acquaintance who was asking lots of questions about Argentina. I am always happy to respond, and I share as much as I can. But the way this … Continue reading Yes, I am bullish on Argentina… and not afraid to say it!
I attended the Latin America Down Under (LADU) conference last month, held in Perth (did you know it was my first time there? Find out!). Although still a small conference, it was a good opportunity to catch up with those interested in strengthening the relationship between Australia and Latin America. I consider myself a passionate fan … Continue reading Lithium, advice from an Australian ambassador and the Venezuelan situation at LADU 2017
Can you believe I never had a chance to see this? I found it by googling myself (yeah I do that sometimes) just a few days ago. In September 2012 I was a guest at a live broadcast of a local TV Show in Salta, northern Argentina. I had been interviewed before but never on a political … Continue reading Being interviewed at “Interpelados*”, a regional TV show – and looking super serious
A little over a year ago, I wrote about why I thought it was time for investors to return to Argentina; I shared what was happening after Mauricio Macri took office and what was to be expected, in my opinion. Shortly after, I was also one of the experts interviewed by The Northern Miner, a … Continue reading Argentinean conundrum. Part 2: Yes, it is time to go back!
It’s been only 70 days since Mauricio Macri took office, Argentina’s 53rd president, and already the mining industry can celebrate pro-business policies being put forward boldly and without hesitation, as promised during his campaign. The currency controls were lifted swiftly –as I always said they would, but frankly I never thought it would take so … Continue reading The Argentinean conundrum: Is it time to go back?
Hello again! Second post out today, and I'm quite happy to see lots of views and clicks from my last one. It is that wonderful time of the year again, when aside from spending time with family & friends -and eat and/or drink lots- we do a quick check to ponder whether we did well … Continue reading Holiday thoughts and New Year’s resolutions
Sometimes, inspiration comes in successive stages, or waves. Other times, it is just a quantum moment of clarity. I've had plenty of both but the reason I decided to start this blog is the latter. After so many years working in the resources sector -since 2000- I've realised there were many thoughts and ideas about … Continue reading So it begins…