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March 14, 2010

Didipio


We owned shares in Oceana Gold, (OGC: Canada). They had stable yet depleted mining assets in New Zealand that were clearly worth more than the whole company. They also had acquired a gold property in the Philippines named Didipio. Didipio, once built, was going to take the company to the next level. We were enamored with it, but it was going to cost AUD$154 ... Read More
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March 12, 2010

The CEO Who Said Too Much


By now, you know that I like get to know management. When investing in smaller companies, you are really just investing in people. When you are risking your own money, you can never know enough. There’s nothing like alcohol to ferret out the truth. I was at an industry conference to learn more about a company that I owned a small position in. The ... Read More
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February 16, 2010

Mining Services Part II


In Part I, I made the case for mining services companies and in particular for those that are focused on greenfield projects. Now, I want to talk about two companies I own, Aeroquest (AQL: Canada) and Energold (EGD: Canada). To summarize what I wrote in Part I, the mining industry is not spending enough to replace annual depletion, much less grow production. The majority ... Read More
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