Friday , February 26 2021

Keith Barron

Dr. Barron is an exploration geologist with over 36 years experience in the mining sector in commodities as diverse as uranium, platinum, rare earths, diamonds, base metals, industrial minerals and now sapphires, but his first love has always been gold. To date he has lived and worked in 18 countries and prospected all the continents except for Antarctica. In 2001, he privately founded Ecuador gold explorer Aurelian Resources Inc., which he listed on the TSX-V in 2003 and went on to make the colossal Fruta del Norte gold discovery in 2006 (13.7 M oz Au). He is the founder, Director, and major shareholder of uranium explorer U3O8 Corp. (UWE:TSX), and Director of Firestone Ventures Inc. (FV:TSX-V). Dr. Barron is presently President and CEO of Aurania Resources Ltd. (ARU:TSX-V). At the PDAC convention in March 2008 he was awarded the Thayer Lindsley International Discovery Award for his role in the discovery of the Fruta del Norte gold deposit and he was also jointly named the Northern Miner’s Mining Man of the Year 2008. He holds a Ph.D. in Geology from the University of Western Ontario and a BSc. (Hons) in Geology from the University of Toronto.

Four Gold Snapshots

Thai Gold

As divined by The Economist on September 15th, the overwhelming majority of companies have chosen to include the phrase “due to the events of September 11th” in their quarterly reports to explain away their corporate shrinking profits or growing losses. There is no doubt that the attacks enormously affected sectors …

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Investing in Diamond Stocks

Diamonds

Market comment: What do you say about this last week?? With gold back below $280US, is it headed back to $260US?? With a war going on in Afghanistan? With a potential war brewing next door between Pakistan and India? With religious rioting in Nigeria and Indonesia? With the anthrax scare? …

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Applying the paddles to the US economy.

US Dollars

Many of us have seen television medical dramas where the patient’s heart has stopped. The doctor grabs two paddles connected up to a machine, applies them to the chest, yells “clear” so everyone backs away, and shoots a jolt of electricity into the patient. Invariably, this is repeated a couple …

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The silver market is taking off!

Raw Silver

Market overview The silver market is taking off! Two reasons: the New York tragedy and all that it entails, and the placing in “voluntary administration” (September 19th) of Australian company Pasminco Ltd., which is the world’s largest integrated lead and zinc producer, and, according to their website, the world’s third …

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In the beginning…

Gold Bar

Hello out there in cyber land. This is the first in a series of educational essays concerning geology, mining, exploration, and the mining investment scene. I am pleased to see how many people out there want to become more savvy investors. The response to my Gold- Eagle.com and LeMetropolecafe.com articles …

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