Junior Gold with a Major Mining Shareholder

I believe the best approach to identify high potential Junior Gold and Silver Explorers, Developers and Miners is to identify great people and great projects.
A separate page on this blog is focused on key people, their past performance and current projects.

Another approach is to rely on the due diligence and expertise of the larger mining companies and to look at where they are investing their money and efforts. Many of the majors have to some degree "outsourced" their exploration efforts and will increase reserves by acquisition rather than discovery.
Equally companies like Barrick and the companies they acquired like Placer Dome have historical ownership and knowledge of vast areas which may have been sold or optioned during the 1990's when gold prices and profits were low, but that knowledge base may lead them back to some of these properties.

Past examples of majors taking early stakes in successful exploration would be Kinross taking a significant stake in Underworld Resources (UW.v) which they subsequently acquired after key discoveries had been made.

Here is a list of Larger Mining companies and investments or joint ventures they have made in Junior Explorers and Developers. This was from trying to follow insider info Jan 2012, please alert if you believe this is out of date.
I shall add a spreadsheet for tracking and link to more detailed posts

Major - Barrick Gold

Major - Newmont

Major - Goldcorp
  • American Bonanza - 2004 now ?
  • Chesapeake - non insider 2008 - Board member connections
  • Evolving Gold - 2010 19m shares
  • Guyana Goldfields - sold out
  • Lexam - sold out
  • Madison Minerals - 
  • Manitou - MTU.v - 7m shares 2010 - non Insider 2011
  • Osisko (sold stake)
  • Planet Exploration 2003/4
  • Primero (floated)
  • Tahoe - (THO.TO) x40m 2010
  • Silver Wheaton - sale of silver by-product
  • American Gold Capital Corp
  • White Knight Resources 
  • Delta Gold Corp (DLT.v)
  • Corex Gold (CGE.v)  - JV in Mexico nr Penasquito
  • Azimut (AZM.v) - JV Wabamisk - Quebec Canada
  • Quaterra Resources (QTA.v) - stockholding
  • Probe Mines (acquired) - 9% holding below insider limits


Major - Anglo Gold Ashanti
  • Mariana Resources - Argentina
  • Silver Bull Resources (SVB.TO)
  • Evrim Resources (EVM.v)
  • Mungana Goldmines (MUX.AX)
  • Stratex (STI.L)

Major - Newcrest
  • Evolution 32%
  • Triple Plate Junction
  • JV Frontier Resources

Major - Freeport McMoran

  • Reservoir Minerals (RMC.v)
  • West Cirque ( Proposed merger Kaizen Discovery)
  • Quaterra
  • Kalimantan - withdrew from JV


Major - Kinross
  • Underworld (UW.v) - Acquired
  • Red Back Mining - Acquired
  • Bema Gold - Acquired
  • Aurelian - Acquired
  • Alacer Gold - non insider 2007
  • BC Gold - Non insider 2011 -holding
  • Laurentian Gold Fields - non-insider 2009
  • Revolution Resources x6m Sept 2011 (ex Underworld team)
  • Ryepatch Gold - non insider 2010
  • Victoria Gold - buying 2008/9/10/11
  • White Bear Resources - (WBR.v) - x2.3m 2011
  • Sarama Resources (SWA.v) - 9% pres Oct 12
  • Pinecrest Resources (PCR.v) - 19% ex Edgewater/Red Back properties May-14

Major - Agnico Eagle
  • Golden Goliath - near Fresnillo / other properties. Richard Hughes. 
  • Alexandria Minerals
  • Colibri Resource - 2011 x6m
  • Continuum - 2006
  • Cumberland - Acquired
  • Forum - 2008
  • Grayd - Acquired
  • Comaplex - Acquired
  • Queenston - Purchases stakes during 2010 - Acquisition proposed by Osisko
  • Stornoway
  • Western Troy (WRY.v)
  • Evolving Gold (EVG.TO) Joint venture on Rattlesnake Hills. Goldcorp insider at EVG also.
  • Rubicon - sold ?
  • Homestake Resource Corporation - option to project manage and earn in 65% for $25m ?
  • Pershimco - Agnico invests $9.3m for 9.9%  - Dec-13
  • Aura Silver (AUU.v) - Renew June 2014
  • Miranda Gold (MAD.v) - Colombia
  • Atac (ATC.v) - ~8.5% stake Canada Yukon
  • Sulliden (SUE.TO) - ~16% stake  Peru
  • Urastar Resources - acquired - Mexico
  • Kootenay Silver (KTN.v) 10% stake Mexico
  • Probe Mines (PRB.v) ~ 10% stake Canada

Major - Goldfields

Major Anglo American

  • Redhawk Resources - Copper Creek
  • Northern Dynasty - Pebble Project (still involved?)

Mid Tier - Eldorado
  • Glory Resources (GLY.AX) - 19.9% - Acquire in full Oct 2013
  • Brazauro - Brazil - Acquired
  • Sino Gold - Acquired
  •  Kenai Resources - ceased insider Jul-13
  • Serabi Gold - Ceased Insider Jan-13

Mid Tier - Iamgold
  • Avnel Gold - buy 2011
  • Carlaw Capital (CLW.P.v) x22m Aug 2011. shares 22>5c ?
  • Euro Ressources SA (chg nature ownership?)
  • Galane Gold
  • Merrex Gold (MXI.v) - (Buy 2011) - Ed Bugos promo Jul-13
  • Mexican Silver Mines (? stock?)
  • Orezone - non insider 2010 - acquired original orezone
  • Oromin - (OLE.TO) x16m 2009
  • Columbia Crest (ex Eaglecrest)  (Columbia)
  • Bellhaven (BHV.v) 2011 (Columbia)
  • Tolima Gold (TOM.v) (Columbia)
  • Solvista (SVV.v) (Colombia)
  • Trelawny TRR.v - Acquired
  • Tomagold (LOT.v) - Nov-13 earn up to 50% for $17.6m
  • Quinto Real Capital (QIT.v) hold % of the Tomagold Monster Lake project


Mid Tier - Osisko (OR.TO) (Now Osisko Gold Royalties post Malarctic Mine Buyout by Yamana/Agnico) 
  • Bowmore (BOW.v)
  • Brett Resources - Acquired
  • Threegold
  • Mexico Project option from Tarsis (TCC.v)
  • JV in Nevada
  • Queenston QMI - Acquired
  • Niogold (NOX.v) - investment July-14 
  • Falco Resources (FPC.v) - investment Aug-14 - own 15%


Mid Tier - AuRico Gold
  • Aurion Resources (Au.v) JV - Presentation Dec-2011 - The presentation shows that this was a Jim Dines Pick Jan 2011. This was also a Rick Rule investment, though no longer an insider through the Rule family trust since moving to Sprott.
  • Northgate - Acquired
  • Capital Gold - Acquired
  • Carlisle Gold Proposal

Mid Tier - Alamos Gold
  • Global Minerals

Mid Tier - Acacia Mining (Formerly African Barrick)

Major - Couer D'Alene - SILVER
See appendix of presentation for details
  • Silver Bull (SVB.TO) 12.7%
  • Huldra Silver (HDA.v) 9.5%
  • Commonwealth Silver - yet to IPO 6.8%
  • Cara Cara Silver (CSV.v) 3.4%
  • Apogee Silver (APE.v) - 9.7%
  • Pershing Gold (PGLC.OB) 4.3%
  • Soltoro (SOL.v) 7.6%
  • Bought out Mirasol's JV stake in Argentina

Major/Mid Tier - Hecla - SILVER

Major - Fresnillo - SILVER
  • MAG Silver (MAG.TO)
  • OrexMinerals (REX.v) - JV with Fresnillo

Major - Hochschild - SILVER
  • GORO - divested?
  • Lakeshore - divested?
  • International Minerals - JV / Acquired
  • Andina - Acquired
  • Lupaka - agreement
  • Solitario - agreement
Major - Silver Standard - SILVER
  • Pretium

Major - Teck
  • Midas Gold (MAX.TO) $10m investment (see Vista holding?)
  • Pilot Gold (Mark O'Dea Co) PLG.TO - Joint Venture TV Tower Turkey
  • Copper Fox (CUU.v) - Schaft Creek
  • Altan Nevada (ANE.v) - Nevada - JV 
  • Erdene (ERD.TO) - Altan Nar Mongolia placement
  • Aegean Metals -Turkey option - Bid by Mariana Resources Sept-14
  • Explor Resources - Options Dec-14
Major - Antofagasta
  • Duluth Metals (DM.TO)
  • Lara Exploration (LRA.v)
  • Avrupa Minerals (AVU.v)
  • Eurasian Minerals (EMX.v) JV
  • Stratex (STX.L)
  • Global Geoscience JV (GSC.AX)
Major - Commodity Trader - Trafigura (holdings via Urion Mining )

  • Salazar Resources
  • Revett Mining
  • EMED
  • Tiger Resources
  • Andean American Gold
  • Anvil Mining
  • Iberian Minerals

Major - Commodity Trader - Glencore (Xstrata)
  • Polymet
  • Katanga
  • Viterra
  • Donner Metals
Junior/Mid - B2 Gold
  • Calibre Mining
  • St Augustine copper & Gold (acq with CGA)
  • Ratel Group ( "   ")

Junior/Mid - Capstone (CS.TO)
  • Westminster Resources (WMR.v) - Mexico 
Junior/Mid - First Quantum (FM.TO)
  • Columbus Copper (CCU.v)
  • Anvil Mining (AVM.TO)
  • Zincore Metals (ZNC.TO)
  • Mirasol (MRZ.v) - Earn in Chile project
Junior/Mid - Centerra Gold (CG.TO)

Junior/Mid - Centamin Gold (CEE.TO)
  • Alecto Minerals (ALO.v) - JV Sept-13 Ethiopia
  • Stratex ?


Junior/Mid - Nordgold (NORD.L) - Projects
  • Sacre Couer Minerals (SCM.v)
  • JV Columbus Gold (CGT.v)
  • Goldrush Resources (GOD.v)
  • Carlisle Goldfields - proposal
  • Auplata - $12m JV
  • Northquest - Stake
Junior - Rambler Metals 
  • Marathon Gold (MOZ.TO)
Junior - Developer - Seabridge
3 investments in companies invested in former Seabridge properties
  • Calico / Takeover Bid Rockstar Mining
  • Wolfpack
  • Banks Island Gold (BOZ.v)

Junior - Developer - Rubicon
  • Constantine (CEM.v)
  • Carlin Gold (CGD.v)
  • Toquima Minerals ?
Junior Developer - Chesapeake
  • Gunpoint Exploration
  • American Gold Capital Corporation ?

ROYALTY COMPANY INVESTMENTS

Exploration Assets

2014 financings

  • Klondex (KDX.TO)
  • Teranga (TGZ.TO)
  • Truegold (TGM.v)


Silver Wheaton
http://www.silverwheaton.com/SilverStreams/default.aspx

Silver and  Owner Location  Attributable Attributable  Term  Date of 
Gold Interests of Mine Silver  Gold  of Agreement Contract
Production to be  Production to be 
Purchased Purchased
San Dimas Primero Mining Corp. 1 Mexico 100% 1 - Life of Mine 15/10/2004
                              
Zinkgruvan Lundin Mining Corporation Sweden 100% - Life of Mine 08/12/2004
Yauliyacu Glencore International AG Peru 100% 2 - 20 years 23/03/2006
Peñasquito Goldcorp Inc. Mexico 25% - Life of Mine 24/07/2007
Minto Capstone Mining Corp. Canada 100% 100% 3 Life of Mine 01/12/2008
Cozamin Capstone Mining Corp. Mexico 100% - 10 years 04/04/2007
777 Hudbay Minerals Inc. Canada  100%  100% / 50% 4 Life of Mine 07/08/2012
Salobo  Vale  Brazil  25%  Life of Mine n/a 5 
Sudbury Vale  Canada  70%  20 years  n/a 5 
Barrick
Pascua-Lama Barrick Gold Corporation Chile/Argentina 25% - Life of Mine 08/09/2009
Lagunas Norte Barrick Gold Corporation Peru 100% - 4 years 6 08/09/2009
Pierina Barrick Gold Corporation Peru 100% - 4 years 6 08/09/2009
Veladero Barrick Gold Corporation Argentina 100% 7 - 4 years 6 08/09/2009
Other
Los Filos Goldcorp Inc. Mexico 100% - 25 years 15/10/2004
Stratoni Eldorado Gold Corp.8  Greece 100% - Life of Mine 23/04/2007
Neves-Corvo Lundin Mining Corporation Portugal 100% - 50 years 05/06/2007
Aljustrel I'M SGPS Portugal 100% - 50 years 05/06/2007
 Mineral Park Mercator Minerals Ltd. United States 100% - Life of Mine 17/03/2008
Campo Morado Nyrstar NV Mexico 75% - Life of Mine 2008-05-13 
Keno Hill Alexco Resource Corp. Canada 25% - Life of Mine 02/10/2008
Rosemont Augusta Resource Corp. United States 100% 100% Life of Mine 11/02/2010
Loma de La Plata Pan American Silver Corp. Argentina 12.50% - Life of Mine n/a 5
Constancia Hudbay Minerals Inc.


Royal Gold

OPERATOR, PROPERTY AND ROYALTY 3
Gold 2
United States
Bald Mountain
Barrick
1.75 - 2.5% NSR 12
Cortez (Pipeline)
Barrick
GSR1 
0.40 - 5.0% GSR 13
GSR2 
0.40 - 5.0% GSR 13
GSR3
0.71% GSR
NVR1
0.39% NVR
Gold Hill 15
Kinross/Barrick 
1.0 - 2.0% NSR 16,17
0.6 to 0.9% NSR (M-ACE) 16,17
Goldstrike (SJ Claims)
Barrick 
0.9% NSR
Leeville
Newmont
1.8% NSR
Marigold
Goldcorp/Barrick
2.0% NSR
Pinson (DEV)
Atna Resources
3.0% NSR - Cordilleran 19,20 
2.94% NSR - Rayrock 19,21
Robinson 22
KGHM 
3.0% NSR
Ruby Hill
Barrick
3.0% NSR
Soledad Mountain (DEV)
Golden Queen
3.0% NSR 23
Twin Creeks
Newmont
2.0% GV
Wharf
Goldcorp
0.0 - 2.0% NSR 24
Canada
Bousquet-Cadillac-Joannes (DEV)
Agnico-Eagle
2.0% NSR
Canadian Malartic
Osisko
1.0 - 1.5% NSR 25
Holt
St Andrew Goldfields
0.00013 x gold price
Kutcho Creek (DEV)
Capstone Mining
1.6% NSR
Mt. Milligan (DEV)
Thompson Creek
52.25% of payable gold 28
Pine Cove (DEV)
Anaconda Mining
7.5% NPI
Schaft Creek (DEV)
Copper Fox
3.5% NPI
Tulsequah Chief (DEV)
Chieftain Metals
12.5% of payable gold 29,30
Williams
Barrick 
0.97% NSR
Wolverine
Yukon Zinc
0.0 - 9.445% NSR 31
Mexico
Dolores
Pan American Silver 
3.25% NSR
El Chanate
AuRico Gold 
2.0 - 4.0% NSR 32
Mulatos
Alamos
1.0 - 5.0% NSR 34
Peñasquito 30
Goldcorp
2.0% NSR
(Oxide)
2.0% NSR
(Sulfide)
Central and South America
Andacollo
Teck
75% of payable gold (NSR) 37
Don Mario
Orvana
3.0% NSR
Don Nicolas (DEV)
Minera IRL
2.0% NSR
El Limon
B2Gold
3.0% NSR
El Morro (DEV)
Goldcorp/New Gold
1.4% NSR 59
El Toqui
Nyrstar 
0.0 - 3.0% NSR 39
Mara Rosa (DEV)
Amarillo Gold
1.0% NSR
Pascua-Lama (DEV) 40
Barrick 
0.78 - 5.23% NSR 41
Australia
Balcooma (DEV)
Kagara
1.5% NSR
Gwalia Deeps
St Barbara
1.5% NSR
King of the Hills
St Barbara
1.5% NSR
Kundip (DEV)
Silver Lake Resources
1.0 to 1.5% GSR 43
Meekatharra (Nannine) (DEV)
Reed Resources
1.5% NSR
Meekatharra (Paddy's Flat) (DEV)
Reed Resources
1.5% NSR
A$10 per gold ounce produced 44
Meekatharra (Reedys) (DEV)
Reed Resources
1.5% NSR
1.5 to 2.5% NSR 45
1.0% NSR 45
Meekatharra (Yaloginda) (DEV)
Reed Resources
0.45% NSR
South Laverton
Saracen 
1.5% NSR
Southern Cross (DEV)
China Hanking Holding
1.5% NSR
West Africa
Inata
Avocet
2.5% GSR
Taparko
Nord Gold
2.0% GSR 46




Sandstorm
http://www.sandstormgold.com/projects/


Aurizona Gold Mine | Luna Gold Corp.Aurizona Gold Mine | Luna Gold Corp.

Serra Pelada Mine | Colossus Minerals Inc.Serra Pelada Mine | Colossus Minerals Inc.

Black Fox Mine | Brigus Gold Corp.Black Fox Mine | Brigus Gold Corp.

Santa Elena Mine | Silvercrest Mines Inc.

Bachelor Lake Mine | Metanor Resources Inc.Bachelor Lake Mine | Metanor Resources Inc.

Ming Mine | Rambler Metals & Mining PLCMing Mine | Rambler Metals & Mining PLC

Hugo North Extension and Heruga | Entrée Gold Inc.Hugo North Extension and Heruga | Entrée Gold Inc.

Bracemac-McLeod Royalty | Donner Metals Ltd.

Deflector Mine | Mutiny Gold Ltd.Deflector Mine | Mutiny Gold Ltd.

Summit Mine | Santa Fe Gold Corp.Summit Mine | Santa Fe Gold Corp.

Premier Royalty | 14 Royalties with 7 producing assetsPremier Royalty | 14 Royalties with 7 producing assets



Coringa Royalty | Magellan Minerals Ltd.Coringa Royalty | Magellan Minerals Ltd.

Ann Mason Royalty | Entrée Gold Ltd.Ann Mason Royalty | Entrée Gold Ltd.

Prairie Creek Royalty | Canadian Zinc Corp.Prairie Creek Royalty | Canadian Zinc Corp.



















































































2014 Financings




Gold Royalties Corp (GRO.v)

5 comments:

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  2. Nice list and an impressive blog, many thanks for putting the time in to highlight these stocks. One British junior gold producer which fits into this 'bracket' is Amara (AMA) having just announced the recent share swap agreement with Amlib. RDV, the US investment firm are now a major shareholder.

    http://shareminator.blogspot.co.uk/2013/11/amara-mining-speculative-deal-increases.html

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