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Interviews & Presentations

    PDAC 2018: Brent Cook talks rocks with Morgan Poliquin of Almadex Minerals (TSX-V: AMZ)

    Brent and Morgan Poliquin discuss the El Cobre Au-Cu deposit in Mexico, including geology, the recent deal with Newcrest and upcoming drilling plans.

    PDAC 2018: Brent Cook talks rocks with Kevin Heather of Regulus Resources (TSX-V: REG)

    Brent walks the floor of PDAC 2018 and stops by the core shack of Regulus Resources (TSX-V: REG). He talks with Kevin Heather, Chief Geologist, about the Antakori project in Peru.

    The Abstract Art of Mining Exploration

    During PDAC 2018, Minaurum Gold interviewed Brent and Joe and they talk specifically about junior mining explorers and the exploration cycle, resource/reserve/grade reports for year end 2017 by the majors,what this means for the sector going forward, active vs. passive exploration arrangements, Trump and much more.

    Making Sense of the Financing Discrepancy Seen This Year So Far

    Weekend Show for Saturday, March 17, 2018 — In Segment 3, Joe takes a look at the metals sector and the financing discrepancy we have seen this year.

    PDAC 2018: Oreninc Interview with Brent Cook & Joe Mazumdar

    Brent and Joe stop by for a chat with Oreninc about the current market sentiment, investments by the majors, battery metals and trends at PDAC.

    MIF March 2018, Toronto - "Jewels of the Crown", Joe in Conversation with Graham Carman, CEO of Tinka Resources

    Joe interviews Graham Carman, President, CEO and Director of Tinka Resources Ltd., at the March 3, 2018, Metals Investor Forum in Toronto

    Gold Deals, Stock Pick, and What to Avoid in 2018

    Speaking with the Investing News Network at this year’s Prospectors & Developers Association of Canada (PDAC) conference, Brent and Joe shared their top stock pick and thoughts on the exploration sector. Brent, who believes there will be more activity from majors in 2018 and 2019, spoke about what majors look for when closing a deal with a junior. For his part, Joe explained the different approaches from majors when investing in juniors. Brent also discussed what factors on which investors should keep an eye when checking for flaws in a project. Meanwhile, Joe shared his thoughts on Pretium Resources (TSX:PVG,NYSE:PVG) and the problems with grade reconciliation at its project.


    Facts Trump Fiction in Exploration Analysis

    Brent's presentation at the Vancouver Resource Investment Conference 2018.

    The Benefits and Downfalls of Resource Estimates

    Joe explains his view on resource estimates in Segment 4 of the Weekend Show.


    Segment 4: Joe Mazumdar shares his thoughts on a number of resource markets during the first month of the year and comments on PMs, Copper, Zinc, and Lithium.

    The Northern Miner podcast – episode 89: The AME Roundup uber special ft. Exploration Insights

    (Minutes 8:00 to 31:00). Matthew Kevil sits down with Brent and Joe to chat about their impressions of the conference and some predictions on what might be coming up for the industry in the year ahead. They talk about metal fundamentals, major miners investing in exploration-stage companies, and lithium chemistry. (20:50). Furthermore, Brent digs into the "prospect generator" model and why he remains optimistic on its potential for value generation (23:30), as well as the state of U.S. capital markets. (14:51)

    Top Stocks and What to Look for in Juniors

    Speaking with the Investing News Network at this year’s Vancouver Resource Investment Conference, Brent and Joe shared their thoughts on the exploration sector, what to look for in juniors and their top stock picks.

    Metals Investor Forum Special — YouTube Playlist

    We compiled a number of videos from the January 2018 session of the Metals Investor Forum, including the following presentations and interviews:

    • Joe's presentation titled "A Year of Living Dangerously"
    • Short interviews conducted by Joe with CEO's of six companies currently in our portfolio: Mirasol, Evrim, Advantage Lithium, Fireweed, EMX Royalty, and Riverside
    • Presentations by companies' CEOs
    To Pick Miners, Look For Potential Buyouts

    Straight from the Vancouver Resource Investment Conference 2018, Brent is interviewed by Daniela Cambone and lays down his ideas for the new year: “What we’re really looking for is high-margin, early-stage discoveries, in any metal that a company can make money on, that a major company will buy. So I don’t care if it’s lithium, zinc, copper, gold, it’s more about the upside potential.” But there are a few things to avoid, including cobalt, uranium, and cryptocurrencies.“I get the value there,” he added, referring to blockchain technologies, “but we’re not going to get into that bubble."

    2018 Outlook from Exploration Insights' Brent Cook and Joe Mazumdar

    Neils Christensen ask Bent and Joe how they would invest $100k into the mining sector and also gets their take on what 2018 has in store for invsrtors.

    These Are The 3 Companies Brent Cook & Joe Mazumdar Like In 2018

     The Kitco News' Expert Series brings together well-known investors and Kitco regulars to find out where they will be putting their money in the future. This year, in a new twist to the feature, Kitco News has asked some of the most influential mining sector newsletter writers how they would invest $100K in the mining sector in 2018. While the mining sector has struggled to maintain momentum, 2017 has been anything but boring with new assets like cryptocurrencies making waves in financial markets. What does 2018 have in store? Check out what Joe and Brent have to say.

    BNN Advisor—Commodities for Wednesday, December 27, 2017

    Starting on minute 15:30, Brent is interviewed by Paul Bagnell about the commodity trends for the coming months; they discuss gold and base and battery metals.


    Joe and Cory Fleck look at a wide range of metals including, base metals, battery metals, uranium, and the precious metals. They also touch on a couple stocks that Joe likes in each and he and Brent are looking for in terms of quality stocks.

    Majors Spending More this Year Following 6-year Decline

    In this interview with SmallCapPower at the New Orleans 2017 Investment Conference, Exploration Insights newsletter Publisher Brent Cook says major mining companies have increased exploration activity this year following five straight years of decline. He also mentions a few ‘tough’ questions he likes to ask companies, and offers up some resource stock picks.

    Minimizing Risk when Investing in the Junior Resource Market

    Gerardo Del Real with Resource Stock Digest interviews Joe after they met in Argentina during a site visit to a couple of lithium projects.

    Exploration Trends

    Joe discusses gold supply and major producers and summarizes the primary exploration trends of 2017 at the November Metals Investor Forum in Vancouver.

    Is Chile a High Priority Destination for Exploration? by Joe Mazumdar, Chile Explore Presentation

    Joe discusses the strengths, weaknesses, opportunities, and threats of exploring for metals in Chile concluding that there is work to do within the country to make it easier for juniors to operate within it.

    Resources: New Concepts in New Settings Driving the Market

    Shelly Kraft interviewed Brent at the recent New Orleans Investment Conference. They discussed the resurgence of story (discovery)-driven mining projects at the hands of juniors as majors struggle to find ore to replenish their pipelines, and also talked about some of the key indicators of a quality mining project, base metals in the spotlight, and the mining industry outlook for next year.

    Why Prospect Generators?

    Brent sits down with Maurice Jackson of Proven and Probable at the 2017 New Orleans Investment Conference to discuss the merits of owning Prospect/Project Generators. Listeners will gain the fundamental building blocks of what is defined as a Prospect/Project Generator, which in many regards are overlooked by speculators in the natural resource space. As a bonus, discussions on EMX Royalty Corp., Millrock Resources, and Riverside Resources.

    Brent Cook: Majors are Looking at This Type of Junior

    Major miners have cut back on exploration dramatically in the last few years, but according to Brent, this year they’ve started moving back into that arena once again. And more importantly, they’re starting to fund juniors. He believes majors will have to start looking at a different type of junior moving forward. “It’s getting tougher. The easy ones were acquired last year,” he explained. “I think what we’re going to see is [majors] starting to pick up projects that are not to the feasibility stage, are not in production.”

    Greenfield exploration could become a bigger factor in Latin American mineral discovery rates over the next decade

    Speaking to Mining Journal Latin America editor Paul Harris on a Mining Agenda podcast on the sidelines of the 2017 Mining & Investment Latin America Summit, Joe said majors had “outsourced” a lot of their brownfield and greenfield exploration out to juniors over the past decade or more. Small companies had led the surge in new exploration spending over the past 12-18 months in Ecuador, Colombia and other parts of the continent with a ‘use-it-or-lose’ approach to turning over ground tenure. For more of his views on exploration trends in Latin America, listen to the podcast.

    Novo Resources: The Greatest Gold Discovery since 1886?

    Brent Cook, John Kaiser and Michael Oliver return. Novo Resources, a sponsor to this show, has seen its shares rise from C$0.83 on July 10 to C$8.51 on Oct. 3. Visual reports and early sampling have revealed a rich field of near surface gold nuggets in northwestern Australia that reportedly appears over an 8 km distance and may extend many kilometers down dip. In quest of the next Witwatersrand gold deposit from which over 35% of the world’s gold has been mined, Novo’s Dr. Hennigh’s geological theories led him to this discovery. But has Hennigh actually discovered Witwatersrand 2.0? If so, is a current market cap of around $750 million justified? Both Cook, an astute geologist, and Kaiser, an experienced analyst with a focus on out-of-the-box geological theories, visited this exciting new discovery. They will provide independent views on those questions and more. As usual, Oliver will provide his latest data-driven thoughts on the gold and other markets of major concern. Brent starts at the 14:06 mark and Kaiser at 37:15.

    A Conversation with Brent Cook of Exploration Insights

    In this conversation with Brian Leni, Brent highlighted one key to success for junior exploration companies is to turn through as many prospects as possible with minimum dilution to early shareholders. Case in point, prospect generators. They also talk about outlook on gold, rising zinc price and its effect on junior zinc companies, electrification of the world and its effect on the resource sector, and major mining companies—why and how they invest in junior companies.

    If Gold Prices Stay At These Levels, There Will Be a Problem

    With gold price trading below $1,300 an ounce, one geologist says we may be running out of gold. “If the gold price stays at these levels, there’s not enough quality ounces,” Exploration Insights’ Joe Mazumdar told Kitco News at the Mines & Money conference in Toronto. The problem? There is not enough exploration, he said. “Grassroots exploration as a proportion of exploration expenditures for gold has been declining since 2003, the majors are just not doing it,” he explained. “Right now, it’s difficult to find grassroots explorers that are well valued in terms of risk-reward ratio.”

    Joe Mazumdar's Market Outlook

    Joe Mazumdar, co-editor and analyst at Exploration Insights, takes viewer questions on junior mining stocks.

    The Northern Miner podcast – episode 75: Live from the 2017 Precious Metals Summit ft. Brent Cook

    Lesley Stokes reports on location from the event and sits down with Brent to talk about one of the hottest exploration stories in the industry right now: Novo Resources (TSXV: NVO; USOTC: NSRPF) and its Purdy’s Reward paleoplacer gold prospect in Western Australia. Brent recently returned from a visit to the site, and discusses potential geology and investment prospects for the company.

    Without This, Major Gold Producers Won’t Survive - Brent Cook

    Major gold producers are paying more attention to the junior mining sector, geologist and popular newsletter publisher Brent Cook told Kitco News at the Precious Metals Summit in Beaver Creek, Colorado. Find out why.

    Risk & Reward Part II, ft. Joe Mazumdar

    Matt Keevil sits down with Joe to talk development risk and investor strategy. The discussion includes a round-up of recent development projects that have experienced some growing pains including Red Eagle Mining's (TSX: R; US-OTC: RDEMF) San Ramon operation in Colombia; New Gold's (TSX: NGD; NYSE-MKT: NGD) Rainy River mine in Ontario; and TMAC Resources' (TSX: TMR; US-OTC: TMMFF) Hope Bay project in Nunavut. We also dig into Alamos Gold's (TSX: AGI; NYSE: AGI) recent acquisition of Richmont Mines (TSX: RIC; NYSE: RIC) and what to expect from Canada's gold majors moving into the fourth quarter of 2017. Joe also outlines his investment thoughts following the recent rally in precious and base metal prices, and offers investors some advice on strategies when it comes to mine development.

    Exclusive Insights on the Gold Market

    Brent Cook joins Cory Fleck to share his thoughts on the gold sector. He is optimistic on a slow rise in the gold price over next year and discusses the actions of the major companies in the sector as well as the massive number of drill results that are expected through year end.

    Exploration Insights Co-Editor talks prospect generators and says he sees some encouraging signs for junior resource stocks

    In this interview with SmallCapPower at the Sprott Natural Resource Symposium in Vancouver, Exploration Insights Co Editor Joe Mazumdar discusses why supply issues with some commodities could be good for exploration stocks, especially gold, and why he favours prospect generators. Find out which other encouraging signs he sees that should benefit junior resource stocks going forward by watching our short video interview.

    Junior Exploration Stocks Have Seen More Interest Recently: Brent Cook

    In this interview with SmallCapPower at the Sprott Natural Resource Symposium in Vancouver, Exploration Insights newsletter publisher Brent Cook discusses what he sees as increased investor interest in junior exploration stocks in the past two months. He also mentions specific commodities that he likes at this time and what he’s “really keen on.”

    Turd Ferguson's A2A with Brent Cook

    With mining shares already up 10% YTD and seemingly poised for a breakout, what a great time to pick the brain of the always-insightful Brent Cook of Exploration Insights: We are set for a nice market going forward in the next few years.

    From the International Metal Writers Conference, Al KorelinTalks with Brent Cook, Rick Rule, and Frank Holmes

    Brent attended the International Metal Writers Conference in Vancouver, B.C. this past Sunday and Monday. The following is a recorded live panel discussion moderated by Al Korelin and with the participation of Brent, Rick Rule, and Frank Holmes. Enjoy listening as it was a good one.

    Top Stock Picks With Guest Joe Mazumdar

    Joe was interviewed by Jay Taylor to discuss some of our stock picks in zinc (Segment 1) and gold (Segment 2).

    "It's a Very Exciting Time for Us" - Joe Mazumdar and Tinka's CEO Graham Carman

    Joe Mazumdar, Co-Editor of Exploration Insights, interviews Tinka Resources CEO Graham Carman at the May 5-6 Metals Investor Forum.

    Joe outlines EI's play of finding cash flowing mining companies over the summer

    Segment 8 of the Korelin Economics Report.

    GDXJ Rebalancing has Significant Implications for Gold Equities

    A “victim of its own success” is how the overgrown VanEck Vectors Junior Gold Miners ETF (GDXJ) has been described. The coming mid-June “GDXJ Rebalancing” follows from VanEck’s recently announced MVGDXJ index inclusion changes – bigger companies in (up to US$3 billion market cap), smaller ones out. Inflation of the fund size in the past two years means the change has significant implications for a large number of gold equities, as Sprott’s Rick Rule and Exploration Insights’ Joe Mazumdar observe in this podcast.

    Episode 59: The mega M&A show ft. Joe Mazumdar

    Matthew Keevil sits down with Joe to talk about the recent surge in investment activity, namely major and/or intermediate miners participating in joint ventures, equity placements, and partnerships with explorers and junior companies.

    Something to do while we are waiting for the next big one

    In segment 7, Brent shares his outlook on the GDXJ rebalancing as well as a few zinc companies they are following in his newsletter.

    Metals Investor Forum May 2017: Too Big to Fail? A Review of Major Gold Producers

    In his presentation at the MIF held in Vancouver May 5 and 6, 2017, Joe discusses gold supply, major producers, and their impact on junior miners.

    Joe Mazumdar’s Update on Junior Mining at Metals Investor Forum

    Jordan Roy-Byrne interviews Joe after his presentation at the Metals Investor Forum.

    Inflection Points and Junior Mining Sector in 2017

    In this Wall Street View, Shelly Kraft caught up with Brent Cook, Editor/Geologist of Exploration Insights at the Planet MicroCap Showcase, April 26-28, 2017 in Las Vegas, NV.

    Brucejack mine sprints into operation

    In an article featuring Exploration Insights, Joe contends that the fundamental matter at Brucejack "has been, and potentially will continue to be, the issue about the underlying resource."

    Cut the Wheat from the Chaff of Mining

    Investment in precious-metals mining is extremely speculative; the strong downside and upside potential drives the approach of Exploration Insights. The content of this episode is more technical for non-specialist listeners. Hang in there until the end, because both Brien Lundin and Joe Mazumdar give their wisdom on how one can get better acquainted with the industry.

    Exploration Insights Investigates Callinex Mines (TSXV:CNX)

    Exploration Insights editor Joe Mazumdar travels to Flin Flon, Manitoba to tour the Pine Bay property of Callinex Mines (TSXV:CNX), a junior zinc exploration company traded on the TSXV.

    Brent Cook Names Two Top Picks

    In this audio conversation with Jay Taylor, Brent talks of a shortfall of new gold discoveries and how major discoveries by junior exploration companies can lead to massive profits for shareholders of those companies. Brent names two companies he believes have a good chance of making major gold discoveries.

    NI-4301 Technical Reports: What are they good for?

    As part of the lead up to PDAC 2017, the Canadian Securities Exchange, along with Clark Wilson LLP, co-hosted PreDAC Vancouver. Joe Mazumdar provided a great overview of the NI 43-101technical reports and how these reports are used to help understand a natural resource company's prospects.

    Brent Cook on the changing landscape for exploration companies

    In the first two segments of the show Al Korelin and Brent discuss the overall resource market for exploration companies, then get into some zinc and gold explorers that Brent likes.

    Exploration-stage Gold Plays are the Place to Be

    Charlotte McLeod talked with Joe about the reasons major miners’ gold reserves are declining, and they also discuss a commodity that is not in Exploration Insights radar.

    Finding That Lottery Ticket Discovery

    Sunny Pannu interviews Joe and they discuss moving upstream in the precious and base metal mining sector.

    Mining Investors, Watch Out For 'Alternative Facts'

    Money is flowing back into the mining industry, but investors need to do their due diligence when picking mining companies, warns Brent Cook. Speaking with Kitco News at the PDAC convention, he said it’s hard to separate fact from fiction, or as he put it, “facts from alternative facts.”

    Production is declining and miners aren’t replacing reserves

    These were two issues discussed between Kitco News’ Daniela Cambone and Exploration Insights’ Joe Mazumdar during the PDAC convention in Toronto.

    Brent Cook and Joe Mazumdar take viewer questions on the Junior Mining Sector

    The annual BNN Market Call Tonight Q&A during PDAC with Ctaherine Murray, including a review of last year’s top picks and presenting this year’s.

    Gold Fundamentals Strong As PDAC Looms

    Shrinking exploration budgets, production, and reserves will drive metal prices up as demand strengthens.

    At the Bar with Brent Cook and Mickey Fulp, VRIC 2017

    Hosted by Leslie Stokes and with guest appearance by Jeff Reeder from Duran Ventures Inc. What to look for in the future: three geologists' big-picture perspective on three district-scale plays.

    Insights on the Resource Market with Brent Cook and Joe Mazumdar

    Brian Leni interviews Brent: "I recently had the opportunity to ask Cook some questions about the current gold market, and how he thinks the average investor can tilt the odds in their favour when buying companies in the junior resource sector." Clear, concise, informative.

    Mariana Resources is just too good to sell

    Joe talks to Mariana Resources Ltd.'s COO Eric Ross about the Hot Maden deposit in Turkey.

    Why Nighthawk Gold holds one of Canada's most promising gold projects

    Joe talks to Michael Byron, CEO and President of Nighthawk Gold Corp., about the company's projects in the Northwest Territories of Canada.

    The best thing about your letter is that you are not afraid to say SELL

    Segment 8: Recorded live from the Vancouver Resource Investment Conference, Brent and Joe discuss with Cory Fleck the opportunities they see for investors in the resource sector.

    Ace Analyst Joe Mazumdar Kicks Tires on Cordoba Minerals at Roundup 2017

    Cordoba Minerals is a Colombian copper and gold explorer backed by Robert Friedland and led by CEO Mario Stifano. VP Exploration Chris Grainger tells Joe Mazumdar all about about it.

    Brent Investigates a Promising Find in Ecuador

    Brent investigates SolGold, a company focused on the riches of the North Andean Copper Belt in Ecuador. The Company has announced several world class intersections of continuous copper and gold mineralisation from their flagship project Cascabel.

    Nevsun's Copper Grades in Serbia Are 'Ridiculous'

    Joe talks to representatives from Nevsun Resources about their copper project in Serbia at the 2017 Roundup Convention in Vancouver, Jan 24, 2016.

    Roundup 2017: The Northern Miner interviews Brent and Joe at the AME Roundup

    Matthew Keevil sits down with Brent and Joe at AME BC's Roundup 2017 Conference to chat about the state of resource markets, and what investment opportunities might be emerging this year. Brent digs into the "fake news" phenomenon and how it manifests itself in terms of mining companies news releases, drill reporting, and marketing. Meanwhile, Joe discusses cut versus uncut drill results, and how he analyzes results from companies depending on the stage of the project. We also talk the emerging zinc narrative, and how we seem to hear that the metal is ready for a bounce back every year. Brent and Joe drill down into what they'll be looking for in terms of exploration investments in 2017, and the patterns they've seen emerging in terms of major miners and district-scale opportunities.

    Exploration Insights: Bullish On Precious & Base Metals In 2017

    Jochen Steiger catches up with Brent and Joe at the 2017 Vancouver Resource Investment Conference.

    Joe Recaps his Presentation at Metals Investor Forum

    Review of Exploration Insights 2016 performance, market current state and 2017 forecast, and investment strategies moving forward.

    Identify Your Bias at Least so You Know Where You are Coming From

    Brent names two top picks and talks of fatal flaws to look for in junior mining stocks.

    Invest Like Brent Cook... Which 5 Companies is This Geo Liking?

    While looking at potential sector drivers in 2017, Brent and Joe provide five companies they see as top picks at the start of the new year.

    Precious preferred over base metals in 2017

    Joe tells BNN why he prefers gold over base metals this year and discusses some of his company picks.

    Brent Cook and his outlook for 2017
    Insights Into The Business of Exploration

    At the New Orleans Investment Conference October 26-29, Brent chaired a panel discussion titled "Insights Into The Business of Exploration”. It is a one hour video featuring David Cole (President Eurasian Minerals), Adrian Day (Famed economist and money manager), and Dan James (President MedGold). We think this is an exceptional session that covered a number of very germane topics related to investing in junior mining companies.  To view the discussion requires your first name and email address. Signing in gets you Brien Lundin’s free Golden Opportunities e-letter. It is easy to unsubscribe if you so desire.

    Arizona Mining and majors' 2017 strategies, featuring Joe Mazumdar

    Start at mark 11:12: Mathew Keevil and Joe talk about Arizona Mining's (TSX: AZ; US-OTC: WLDVF) ongoing battle with the Global Mining Observer over manganese concerns, and they also dig into investing strategies for the new year in terms of downside protection and gold leverage. Bonus: Joe gives his thoughts on the strategies gold majors, like Agnico Eagle Mines (TSX: AEM; NYSE: AEM) and Newmont Mining (NYSE: NEM), might take heading into 2017.

    Want to Invest in Mining in 2017? Look Out For This - Brent Cook | OUTLOOK 2017

    It is no secret that 2016 proved to be a positive year for the mining sector, with some gold and silver stocks rallying over 100%. Could this happen again in 2017? Giving his outlook on the sector, Exploration Insights’ Brent Cook joins Kitco News on a special Outlook 2017 edition of the Gold Report, where he shares some insights as to what he thinks is in store for miners next year. ‘My expectation is that we’re going to see the precious metals back off into early next year as the markets continue its [...] unjustified rise, and the dollar as well,’ he said. ‘But reality is going to set in next year and once it does, I expect investors move back into precious metals.’ Cook also shares his top mining picks and what effects, if any, President-elect Donald Trump can have on the sector in 2017.

    A2A with Brent Cook: Brent's wisdom and experience can actually help you make (and save) some fiat

    The conversation with Turd Ferguson began with a general discussion of the year in review as well as Brent's take on whether mining CEOs will now have a different view of the Bullion Banks in light of the recent discoveries of coercion and price manipulation. From there, Brent shares his opinion on more than twenty individual companies and their prospects, the names of which were submitted by Vault subscribers at the TFMR.

    Colombia's Mining Future and 2017 Outlook

    Segment 4: Joe was interviewed by Cory Fleck. Overview of Colombia's current mining environment and a general look at resources stocks and his outlook for 2017.

    Don’t Get Fooled Again: Tips for Investing in the Junior Mining Sector

    Joe's presentation focuses on Fatal Flaws: Risks associated with any junior mining project are part of the package and can’t be avoided. The onus is on the management team to develop a viable strategy for its asset and execute upon it while mitigating such risks. An investor's ability to find fatal flaws ahead of the crowd is the critical element to profiting from imagined and real discoveries in the junior mining sector.

    Growth: Margin versus Volume. Adjusting for Changing Themes in the Gold Industry

    Joe's presentation at the Metals Investor Forum in Vancouver, November 12, 2016. You can access the Power Point Presentation here:

    Year-End Update on Junior Mining Sector

    In this Wall Street View, Shelly Kraft caught up with Brent Cook, Editor/Geologist of Exploration Insights at the New Orleans Investment Conference 2016.

    Dishing Out The Dirt

    Although being a geologist may have its perks, it can sometimes be a pretty unpredictable profession. Take it from Brent Cook and his geologist friends, who shared some of their craziest stories with Daniela Cambone from Kitco News at the New Orleans Investment Conference. Everything from getting stuck in a military dungeon and encountering drug lords and Chinese police to fighting off grizzly bears.

    New Orleans Investment Conference Exclusive Coverage – What it Takes to be a Buy-Out Company

    In this interview Cory sat down with Brent and chatted about the types of companies Brent thinks will be buy out targets for the larger miners in the sector. They also touch on the impressive drill results from Mariana Resources that were released last week.

    Exploration Insights Current Investment Strategy

    Segment 7: Joe was interviewed by Cory Fleck and Al Korelin about the investment strategy him and Brent are using for their portfolio. Correction from Joe –“Mis-spoke on the tail end of the interview, I meant to say low cost for the Kibali project in the DRC but I said low grade.”

    Wall Street View with Joe Mazumdar - Do's and Don'ts in Resource Investing

    In this Wall Street View, Shelley Kraft spoke with Joe at the Precious Metals Summit in Beaver Creek, CO and they discuss investing in exploration companies, do’s and don’ts in resource investing, how to get started, what to look for right now, how to assess management, Mergers and Acquisitions, capital expenditures in junior mining, expectations moving forward, and what global districts he looks at.

    From the Precious Metals Summit in Beaver Creek, Joe Shares his Current Thoughts on the Junior Sector.

    Jordan Roy-Byrne interviews Joe

    Editor Matthew Keevil sits down with Joe for a wide-ranging discussion on the resource sector

    Topics include the recent resource estimation troubles for Orezone Gold at the Bomboré gold project in Burkina Faso, and the murky world of resource estimates and 43-101 reports. Also covered are Pretium Resources‘ Brucejack gold project in northwestern B.C. and Nevsun Resources‘ Bisha operation in Eritrea. What is the deal with zinc markets? Bonus topics: managing investment risk, where’s the upside, and more!

    Colorado Resources, OreZone Gold Corp., and Fatal Flaws

    On segment 5, Brent shares his insights on Colorado Resources, OreZone Gold Corp., and fatal flaws to watch for when investing.

    What to Look for in Management Teams Before Investing

    Brent joined Al Korelin and Cory Fleck for a general talk on investing in resource companies. The focus was on what Brent looks for in a management team. The wrap-up is a quick comment on the number of shares that will be free trading very shortly.

    At the Bar Summer 2016 session from the Sprott Conference

    Christina McCarthy from McEwen Mining interviews Brent, Mickey, and guest Jeff Phillips from Global Market Developments.

    Exploration Leaders On Precious Metals Stocks: Remember That Quality Is Important

    Tekoa Da Silva interviews Brent Cook, Joe Mazumdar, John-Mark Staude and Morgan Poliquin following the Sprott Natural Resource Symposium in Vancouver. The panel participants share their thoughts on the current state of the resource market with Sprott’s Thoughts readers. They explain where the resource industry has been, where it is now, and where it is headed.

    Economic Deposits with Buyout Potential

    In this Wall Street View, the Stock News Now host catches up with Brent Cook at the Sprott Natural Resource Symposium 2016 in Vancouver.

    The Secret to Where the Real Bull Market is

    Brent talks about the current state of the market and where he thinks the real bull market is—in new discoveries. He also mentions why gold “makes sense” as an investment at this point in time, and what changed his views on the yellow metal from negative to positive. Finally, he shares a few new discoveries he’s been looking at lately.

    Investor interest is growing in the resource sector and, it would appear, for all the right reasons

    Brent talks about his preference for project generator type companies and expresses optimism on the resource sector.

    Brent, from the floor at the 2016 Sprott Natural Resource Symposium

    Brent outlines a couple companies he likes.

    Joe, from the floor at the 2016 Sprott Natural Resource Symposium

    Joe shares the qualities he is looking for in companies to invest in at this moment.

    Focus on Mid-tiers...Time to Focus on Juniors?

    Sunny Pannu interviews Brent at the Sprott Natural Resource Symposium in Vancouver, and they talk about developments in the mining sector since PDAC March 2016: where to focus, which countries to invest in, what has changed with the mid-tiers, and is it time to now look at the junior space?

    Junior Companies with High Valuations

    At the Sprott Conference in Vancouver, Brent says that he has noticed a strong run-up in the valuations of many junior companies, without a corresponding increase in the value of the properties they own. He joins BNN to explain how this might be resolved. Comments on Colorado Resources and Mariana Resources.

    Geopolitical Situation in Turkey and Outlook on Mining in the Yukon

    Joe joins BNN to share what he noticed while scoping out mining assets in Turkey and the Yukon.

    At the Bar--from Dawson City, Yukon Mining Alliance Condference

    Joe, Mickey Fulp and Gwen Preston discuss whether the Yukon is back in the investors radar; M&A acquisitions; the role of major and mid-tier companies in the potentially upcoming bull market.

    On the Floor of the Yukon Investment Conferencce Organized by the Yukon Mining Alliance

    Matthew Keevil is joined by Joe Mazumdar to discuss Newmont Mining's (NYSE:NEM) recent US$1.3-billion sale of its stake in the Batu Hijau copper-gold mine in Indonesia, the rebound in junior markets, investment strategy and downside protection, geopolitical risk, and investing in the Yukon.

    Following stories on Colorado Resources, Mariana Resources, and Nevsun Resources

    Brent shares his views on a couple of junior resource companies in Segment 3.

    Ask the Expert: Where are we Going from Here?

    Brent answers questions: new technologies; warning signs from unviable projects; the spike in precious metals prices and stocks; industrial and base metals; supply and demand; Klondex Mines, First Mining Finance, and Callinex Mines.

    Interest in the Resource Market in Terms of Financing, Quality vs. Leverage

    Joe Mazumdar discusses the difference between quality versus leverage for resource stock in Segment 4.

    Pretium Resources Analyst Opinion

    Joe Mazumdar took some time to answer a few general questions about his take on Pretium, and he also shared a few other names that the newsletter is looking at right now.

    Stories Investors are Paying Attention To

    Brent Cook, founder of Exploration Insights, shares his views on a couple of junior resource companies in Segment 3.

    Analyst Joe Mazumdar Talks Quality vs. Leverage Strategy

    Joe Mazumdar, coeditor of Brent Cook’s Exploration Insights, talks about quality and leverage strategies and why he focuses on quality assets.

    BNN Commodities - Quality assets getting harder to find

    Brent Cook joins BNN for a look at where the mining industry is going and how he is focused on quality assets over quantity. He also shares with us some up and coming projects he is watching.

    At the Bar, Metals Investor Forum, May 2016

    Brent Cook interviews Eira Thomas of Kaminak, Scott Trebilcock of Nevsun, and Peter Tallman of Klondike Gold. They discuss a number of topics including what to look for in a potential project, and what drew them to their current companies.

    Discussing Junior Picks in Anticipation of the 2016 Metals Investor Forum

    Jay Taylor interviews Brent Cook and Gwen Preston about some of their favorite gold and silver mining companies among those invited to the 2016 Metals Investor Forum in Vancouver, May 14th and 15th.

    There are still potentially profitable plays in the mining space, but investors need to be cautious.

    Brent Cook and Daniela Cambone discuss the surge in metal stocks, a bit of recent history, and optionality plays on The Street.

    Investing in 'optionality' gold plays. How financing a project affects share holder value.

    Brent (segment 3) with his outlook for the PM stock sector. Joe (Segment 4) recaps his PDAC talk regarding the importance of capital structure for development companies.

    Joe Mazumdar: This is Why Mining Companies Fail

    Money is the lifeblood of any business, but how much is too much debt? Joe reveals his research findings to SmallCapPower at PDAC 2016 in this video interview.

    Doing it again in the Dominican Republic

    Exchange between Joe Mazumdar and GoldQuest Executive Chairman Bill Fisher on the Romero gold-copper project.

    Interview with Joe Mazumdar at PDAC 2016
    Interview with Brent Cook at PDAC 2016
    At the Bar, PDAC 2016

    Brent Cook, Joe Mazumdar, Mickey Fulp, Nikki Adshead-Bell, and Christina McCarthy discussing metals and the mining industry during the PDAC convention in Toronto.

    Cook & Mazumdar's Mining Outlook 2016

    Sunny Pannu interviews Brent and Joe during PDAC 2016.

    Brent and Joe fielding questions on stocks and commodities.

    Brent Cook and Joe Mazumdar were the guests of Catherine Murray on the one-hour Market Call Tonight show on BNN. They fielded call-in and emailed questions on junior exploration and mining stocks and commodities.

    Brent Cook on high level god market and stocks he likes; Joe Mazumdar on all in sustaining costs.

    Brent and Joe talk with Cory Fleck in segments 1, 2 and 7.

    Brent on How to Analyze the Junior Mining Sector.

    Episode 17 - An educational conversation between Brent and Robert Kraft of Stocks News Now

    Why Brent Cook and Joe Mazumdar Are Doubling Down on the Exploration and the Insights

    Brent and Joe share observations from their recent travels and a short list of companies they are compiling to take advantage of a possible upswing in gold in all currencies.

    At the Bar, VRIC 2016

    "At the Bar" with Brent, Mickey Fulp, Joe, Lesley Stokes and Nikki Adshead-Bell talking rocks and stocks.

    Kicking Tires on Mariana Resources

    Brent speaks with Mariana at the AME BC show.

    Mining Analyst Joe Mazumdar Gets An Update On Newmarket Gold

    Joe speaks with Newmarket at the AME BC Roundup, Vancouver.

    Mining Analyst Joe Mazumdar Investigates Kaizen's Coppermine Project

    Joe speaks with Kaizen at the AME BC Convention, Vancouver.

    Joe Mazumdar talks about joining Exploration Insights and the Rubicon debacle

    Joe on joining Exploration Insights; recent troubles faced by Rubicon Minerals; and more.

    Brent Cook: Revisiting Barkerville Gold, Now BGM

    Brent checks in at the AME BC Roundup Core shack.

    Brent Cook: Erdene's Bayan Khundii gold discovery

    Brent speaks with CEO Peter Akerley.

    Joe Mazumdar discusses his outlook on midcap miners.

    The Korelin Economics Report at Cambridge House, Vancouver, Segment 8.

    The 'Legend Series' continues.

    Brent speaks with Corey Fleck Segment 7.

    I´ve been Negative for the Past 4-5 Years, but I Started Buying Stocks Recently

    Brent talks to Jochen Staiger at the Vancouver Resource Investment Conference 2016.

    Joe Mazumdar's Vision for Ethical Research

    Joe speaks with Tommy Humphreys.

    Brent Cook discusses mining companies.

    Brent speaks with Al Korelin on the Weekend Show.

    Better Exploration Scene for Mining to Come in 2016

    Outlook 2016. Brent speaks with Daniela Cambone.

    Brent presents his outlook for the junior mining sector in 2016 on BNN.

    You might be surprised.

    Searching for 'Legitimate' explorers Read Q & A

    Brent speaks with Daniel Gleeson.

    Brent Cook discusses Mine and Miners

    A2A with Brent Cook

    Brent Cook panel at the New Orleans Investment Conference

    Insights into the Business of Exploration

    From the San Francisco Silver Summit.

    Segment 1: Brent speaks with Cory Fleck.

    The Silent Rise of the Prospect Generator Model
    Could it get any better, or worse than this

    Brent presents at the Sprott Resource Conference.

    Brent speaks with Al Korelin from the Sprott/Stansberry Conference.

    Market bottoms, 90s and now. Segment 5.

    Brent speaks with Shelley Kraft of Stock News Now.

    How to invest in a down junior market.

    Brent Cook, Editor of Brent Cook's Exploration Insights, Interviewed on Market One Minute

    Brent speaks with Brien Lundin.

    The Turn of the Gold Market.

    Brent speaks with Al Korelin, Segment 5. Listen also to Segments 1 and 2, Grant Williams.

    Brent Cook, Exploration Analyst and Geologist. . . gives his market outlook.

    Brent speaks with Mark Bunting on Market Call.

    It's time to start accumulating resource stocks that have real value.

    Brent speaks with Vanessa Collette.

    Mining Picks: What Miner does Brent Cook Like?

    Alex Letourneau interviews Brent.

    Mining and Tequila

    At the Bar at PDAC with Brent Cook, Keith Neumeyer, Tommy Humphreys, and Alex Letourneau.

    Strategies and Guidelines for Investing in Junior Exploration Companies

    Jay Taylor interviews Brent on his internet radio show, "Turning Hard Times into Good Times."

    You Want To Identify The People And Properties That Can Last Through This Bottoming Period

    Brent discusses his philosophy of exploration and where we are in the current downturn with Tekoa Da Silva, SprottGlobal.

    Video: Why Brent Cook is happy to hold prospect generator Lara Exploration

    Walking the Floor with Brent Cook

    Leo Hathaway and Brent Cook on Finding Odin Mining’s Fatal Flaw

    Walking the Floor with Brent Cook

    Video: What’s next for mining’s most promising new discovery

    Walking the Floor with Brent Cook

    Junior Mining, Exploration Stocks, and Commodities

    Brent answers calls and talks with Mark Bunting on Market Call Tonight.

    Why Brent Cook is Smiling

    Daneila Cambone interviews Brent at PDAC for Kitco News.

    Know the difference between a legitimate discovery and one that's 'just not going to work.

    Resource Investing News speaks with Brent in Vancouver.

    Don't buy crap.

    Brent talks with Carter Smith at the Cambridge show.

    Gold demand stays where it is

    Brent speaks with Vanessa Collette at the Cambridge House conference

    The Athabasca sweet spots.

    Brent speaks with Andrew Bell, BNN.

    Investing During the Era of Peak Gold Discoveries.

    The Gold Report's JT Long interviews Brent.

    Is 2015 The Year Miners Get Out Of The Rough?

    Brent is interviewed by Alex Letourneau.

    Peak Gold: Problem or Opportunity?

    Brent speaks with Shelley Kraft at the New Orleans Investment Conference

    In Segment 2 Brent talks about the junior resource market.

    Brent speaks with Al Korelin

    Mining Sector Felt Better 5 Years Ago, Reality Hit Hard

    Kitco's 5 Year Special: Brent speaks with Alex Letourneau.

    Precious Metals Summit Keynote Presentation

    Brent Cook and Rick Rule in conversation at the 2014 Precious Metals event.

    Exploration and the Junior Markets

    Brent is interviewed by the TF Metals Report

    Grim times a-coming...

    Brent talks companies.

    Naomi Oreskes and Brent Cook discuss Global Warming science.

    Jay Taylor's "Turning Hard Times into Good Times".

    Gold Exploration Panel with Brent Cook, Eira Thomas, Miles Thompson, Tim Coughlin

    Brent's distinguised panel at the Sprott Natural Resource Symposium.

    Tips for Finding Juniors that Can Survive the Dust Bowl

    Brent is interviewed by JT Long

    The Upturn in the Junior Market

    In Segment 5, Brent talks with Al Korelin and Cory Fleck

    What's happening in the Junior Market?

    Brent speaks with Shelly Kraft at the Vancouver Canadian Investment Conference

    It Will Get Worse

    Vanessa Collette interviews Brent at the June Vancouver Cambridge House conference.

    Why gold miners must acquire new projects in 2015, 2016

    Tommy Humphreys interviews Brent.

    Jay Taylor speaks with Brent

    Turning Hard Times into Good Times

    Have We Reached Peak Discoveries?

    PDAC Expert Panel

    The outlook for 2014.

    Brent speaks with Alisha Hiyate at PDAC.

    Recorded live at PDAC.

    Mark Bunting interviews Brent.

    Why Juniors Stand to Beat Major Miners

    Henry Bonner of Sprott Global interviews Brent.

    Pat Beechinor of TheNewswire interviews Brent
    Brent joins a panel that includes John Kaiser and Dan Oliver.

    Segments 6-8.

    Brent Cook Shares His Rules for Weeding Out Flaky Companies.

    Brent speaks with JT Long.

    Andrew Duncan speaks with Brent Cook

    A look at the junior resource sector.

    2014 will be tough; 2015 much better

    Brent speaks with Bridgette Anderson

    The junior market, plus mining's future.

    Al Korelin talks with Brent

    Brent talks junior mining markets today and for the year.

    Mining Minutes with Alex Letourneau.

    Commodities update: Gold, Platinum

    Brent speaks with Shelly Kraft (Stock NewsNow) at the New Orleans Investment Conference.

    Juniors to hit a Fiscal...Wall?

    Brent and Daniela Cambone discuss the fiscal wall the junior explorers face going into next year.

    Mining Panel, including Brent Cook, Brien Lundin, Rick Rule, et al.

    New Orleans Investment Conference

    Do NI 43-101s Provide a False Sense of Security?

    Karen Roche interviews Brent Cook.

    Second Quarter Writedowns Worse Than We Thought

    Mining Minutes with Alex Letourneau.

    Brent speaks with Jay Taylor about mining stocks.
    A Major Miner will go Broke Soon

    Cambridge House with Bridgette Anderson

    Brent Cook emphasizes the future importance of project generators.

    Brent speaks with Al Korelin

    Much more consolidation is coming.
    Brent Cook and Mickey Fulp are interviewed.
    600 Juniors to Disappear from Scene by June 2013

    At the Bar: Daniela Cambone speaks with Brent, Simon Ridgway, Doug Kirwin, Graham Brown et al. at PDAC

    Brent on Market Call Tonight
    Segment 4-- Al speaks with Brent Cook and Simon Ridgway

    Kereport-- Weekend Edition

    Junior Golds: Clean Out Your Portfolio And Hunker Down In 2013

    In association with the Financial Post

    Risk, Honesty, And A Cutthroat Vancouver Junior Mining Scene.

    Brent talks with Tommy Humphreys

    Identifying the Right Properties

    SNNLive Wall Street View with Shelly Kraft

    One third of junior miners are going to go away

    Brent speaks with Bridgette Anderson at the Vancouver Resource Investment Conference

    How to Turn Rock(s) into Money

    Brian Sylvester interviews Brent.

    Tips for picking companies with potential

    Brent discusses investment strategies at the New Orleans Investment Conference with Scott Gibson

    Brent and Al meet at the San Francisco Hard Assets show

    What's ahead?

    Brent speaks with Jay Taylor
    Is Too Much Money Wasted in Mining?

    Brent Cook "At the Bar" with Mickey Fulp, Daniela Cambone, and Tommy Humphreys.

    I Don't Go in and Out of Stocks: Brent Cook

    Brent talks with Tommy Humphreys at the Cambridge Toronto show.

    Few Good Junior Projects

    Quinton talks with Daniela Cambone at the Denver Gold Forum

    Not Enough High-Quality Deposits

    Brent speaks with Daniela Cambone at the Denver Gold Forum

    Winning!. . . in 2012

    Ellis Martin with Brent Cook

    Brent Cook on Takeovers in the Market

    with Scott Gibson

    Market Predictions for the Summer

    with Scott Gibson at the June Cambridge House Conference

    Brent and Al discuss the resource market.

    Kereport Weekend Show: segment 5

    How to pick a Junior Miner

    Joshua Brown, The Reformed Broker, interviews Brent

    Brent speaks with Jonathon Roth about the junior mining space.

    Cambridge House World Resource Investment Conference, Vancouver

    Brent's Presentation from the Subscriber Investment Summit, Toronto

    Turning Rocks into Money

    Junior Mining Stocks and Commodities- Part 1

    Brent speaks with Mark Bunting and takes caller queries.

    What I Look For in a Junior Mining Company

    Brent speaks with Jim Puplava

    Effects Producing Major Mining Companies Have on Junior Resource Sector

    Brent talks with Shelly Kraft at the Cambridge House 2012 Palm Springs

    How to play the gold mining sector.

    Brent speaks with Dominic Frisby of the GoldMoney Foundation.

    Fatal Flaws and Opportunities in Gold Investing

    Brian Sylvester interviews Brent.

    At the bar-- PDAC

    Brent speaks with Daniela Cambone and Mickey Fulp in Toronto

    Junior Mining Stocks and Commodities- Part 1

    Brent speaks with Mark Bunting.

    Brent discusses his recent trip to the Middle East

    Segment 7- Al Korelin speaks with Brent

    At the California Resource Investment Conference

    Brent talks with Al Korelin

    Two geologists and a reporter walk into a bar... Indian Wells, California

    At the California Investment Conference-- "Calling a spade a spade."

    Why Junior Mining Stocks Represent the Best Value in the Gold Mining Space

    Brent speaks with Jim Puplava

    Two geologists and a reporter walk into a bar... Vancouver

    Vancouver, January 2012

    Brent Cook sees opportunity in junior mining rout.

    Brent speaks with Alisha Hiyate

    Exploration Insights

    Brent talks with Bridgette Anderson at Cambridge House, Vancouver

    Brent looks towards 2012-- segment 6.

    The Korelin Economics Report Weekend edition

    The dichotomy of metal prices and the stock market.

    At the New Orleans Investment Conference

    How to Improve your Odds

    Karen Roche talks with Brent at the New Orleans Investment Conference.

    Brent speaks with Al Korelin about hard assets, stocks, and precious metals.

    Korelin Economics Report Weekend Show

    Two geologists and a reporter walk into a bar...New Orleans

    with Daniela Cambone and MIckey Fulp

    Brent and Al Korelin discuss politics and permitting issues in Latin America.

    The Korelin Economics Report-- Weekend Show

    Two geologists and a reporter walk into a bar...Toronto

    with Daniela Cambone and Mickey Fulp

    Exploration Insights
    Brent Cook-The Discovery Life Cycle of Junior Mining Companies

    Kitco Gibson Capital

    Brent Cook: $1,600 Gold=Big Money for Mid-Caps

    A Streetwise Report

    Colombia and the Yukon

    Brent discusses Colombia and the Yukon with Al Korelin

    Rick Rule & Brent Cook: Gold Correction to Bring Pawnbroker Paradise

    A Streetwise Report with Karen Roche

    Rick Rule & Brent Cook: Clean Energy Smart Investments

    A Streetwise Report

    Brent Cook: Industrial Revolution Redux

    with Mike Norman,

    Easy Money and Hard Choices
    High margin deposits the key to future junior acquisitions

    What Brent Cook looks for in juniors

    PDAC 2011

    Dominic Frisby talks to Brent in Toronto

    Junior Takeovers and What Acquiring Companies are Looking For

    (starts at 24:30 in) Financial Sense with Jim Puplava

    Segment 5: Investing in companies exploring in Mexico

    The Korelin Economics Report

    FSN Metals Update

    Financial Sense with Jim Puplava

    Jim Puplava, Interviewer
    Confusion will be this market's Epitaph
    ...the Rocky Road to Riches
    Where have all the gold mines gone?

    Given the declining global gold production, mining companies’ demand for reserve replacement and the acute dearth of new gold discoveries, there is no doubt that real economic discoveries will be exceptionally valuable...the opportunity for stellar profits is the best it has probably ever been. Identifying the few successes, however, will require vigilant and constant technical assessment of geology and drill results, always with an eye to mine economics.

    Turning rocks into Money

    Geologist Brent Cook, editor of Exploration Insights newsletter, has earned a reputation for recognizing which juniors have the best chance of beating the odds and where rocks have the greatest potential for producing profit. In this exclusive interview with The Gold Report, Brent shares some of his insights about which juniors have upside potential in this volatile market. Brent has examined properties in more than 60 countries and learned the investment side of the business from master Rick Rule.

    Rocks and Stocks

    With feet planted on the ground and eyes trained on balance sheets, professional geologist Brent Cook has earned a reputation for recognizing which juniors have the best chance of beating the odds and where rocks have the greatest potential for producing profit. Cook is Editor of Exploration Insights, and in this exclusive interview, shares some of his insights with The Gold Report readers.

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