This breakdown of the mining life cycle will solve your holding period question mark (for investors) [Twitter thread unrolled]

Mining is a multi-year endeavour. At times, decades can go by. Understanding the process may help define your holding timeframe. Here is the mining life cycle in a thread: Think of phases as links in a chain. You need all working in harmony: • Exploration • Consultations, permitting and finance • Construction • Mining • … Continue reading This breakdown of the mining life cycle will solve your holding period question mark (for investors) [Twitter thread unrolled]

Follow the thread with ‘Intrepid Explorer: The Autobiography of the World’s Best Mine Finder’ by J. David Lowell

David Lowell is one of the most successful explorers globally. He has found multiple world-class deposits, including Escondida, in northern Chile, which has been producing copper since the 80s. This is a priceless window into his story. PS: My dad and his brother, Nelson, were part of David’s discovery team at Escondida. About the author: … Continue reading Follow the thread with ‘Intrepid Explorer: The Autobiography of the World’s Best Mine Finder’ by J. David Lowell

Become a better mining investor with ‘Mineral Exploration and Mining Essentials Short Course’

Given I am not a geologist who works with and invests in mining companies I've always been interested to learn more about it. My dad was a copper porphyry expert who managed Argentina for BHP so have been around them my whole life (and was lucky enough to learn a lot from him! for instance … Continue reading Become a better mining investor with ‘Mineral Exploration and Mining Essentials Short Course’

Mining Exploration and Mining Essentials by Rob Stevens

Investing in mining & metals? Then this book is a must. Mining Exploration and Mining Essentials by Rob Stevens An overview of the industry, common jargon and how to interpret crucial concepts. Sections on basic geology concepts, typical business practices, and how to interpret news releases make its focus solid yet practical. You'll find it … Continue reading Mining Exploration and Mining Essentials by Rob Stevens

This ‘Resources vs Reserves 101’ help you interpret news releases and reports (for mining investors) [Twitter thread unrolled]

Understanding the difference between mineral resources & reserves is key to investing in mining and metals. Here's your 'Resources vs Reserves 101' to help you interpret news releases and reports: Let's get some definitions in first. Both are basically estimates of the grade and tonnage of economically interesting mineralisation existing in a deposit. While tonnage … Continue reading This ‘Resources vs Reserves 101’ help you interpret news releases and reports (for mining investors) [Twitter thread unrolled]