Stake a claim: It’s your right!

The West was built on the backs of prospectors and mules. These brave men, and even a few women, risked everything to scour the hills and streams of the Western U.S. in search of fortune. At the time, gold, silver, and copper rushes were the best opportunity to really make it big. A lucky handful…

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Mineral Exploration and GIS

Anomalous Gold

The two components of a binary explosive are generally very safe when they stand alone, but when they are combined, they create a powerful explosive that can be used to move mountains. The world is full of powerful combinations like this. One of these, is the combination of GIS when applied to the field of…

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Mining Project Development Flowchart

Mining Project Development Flowchart

The process of mining project development can be complex. It can be confusing when viewed through the eyes of an outsider or ¬†beginner to the industry. We created this flowchart with the goal of helping those who would like to get a better understanding of the mining process. It covers the major steps from taking…

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Money On Monday: The State of Mineral Exploration Financing

Mineral Exploration

Lets talk about one of my favorite subjects, mineral exploration financing! The other day I was speaking with a colleague of ours, a consulting geologist, over dinner. We were both in Nevada wrapping up an underground sampling program and having a candid conversation about the current state of financing for mineral exploration and mining projects.…

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Dangerous Data: The Value of Abandoned Mines

Gold

Abandoned mines are often demonized, sometimes¬†rightly so, for their numerous dangers. From false floors and falling rock to rattlesnakes and unused blasting caps underfoot, there are a lot of reasons to stay out of them unless you have experience and proper equipment at your side. So with all of these dangers, why would you choose…

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Mining Due Diligence: Reducing Risk as an Investor

mine investor due diligence services provided by Burgex Inc.

Mineral exploration is an investment, and like any investment, due diligence is the key to reducing risk. With so much hype and focus on potential returns in the millions or even billions of dollars it is easy for investors and potential investors to lose their grip on reality and the basic economics that are a…

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