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And it's wonderful. He's exactly right in his definition of rich, too.
Go out in the world and fuck it up beautifully. Thanks to reader B for the headsup on this one, fine weekend fare.
This is what they wrote:
June 12, 2015
Marlin Gold Mining Ltd. Provides Corporate Update
VANCOUVER, BRITISH COLUMBIA--(Marketwired - June 12, 2015) -
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Marlin Gold Mining Ltd. (TSX VENTURE:MLN) ("Marlin" or the "Company") has been integrating its Arizona properties acquired after the closing of the Commonwealth Silver and Gold Inc. ("Commonwealth") acquisition on May 21, 2015. After further review of the geological database, Management believes that Commonwealth represents a second district-scale land package in addition to our
On June 3, 2015 Marlin closed a $13 million private placement, with approximately $11.6 million of this being used for debt repayment, including $5 million to the Sprott Resource Lending Partnership. This has significantly improved the Company's balance sheet and provided the financial flexibility to bring the San Carlos satellite pit into our mine plan as early as September 2015 depending on the results of our accelerated development plan. We expect the total capital expenditures to develop the San Carlos satellite pit to be around $5 million (US$4 million).
Exploration drilling has begun at La Trinidad, which is the first time an exploration drill rig has been on site since 2011. This drilling program will concentrate on infill drilling at our primary Taunus pit, and resource delineation at our
La Trinidad Optimization is Progressing Well
Sonoran Resources LLC, led by Jesse Munoz, has been advancing the Company's Taunus pit optimization and
Management Changes Will Further Advance Marlin's Assets
As Marlin transitions to a multi-asset and multi-jurisdiction mining company, it is crucial that the Company develop a flexible and scalable operating team that is capable of advancing as many assets as we can bring into the portfolio. Sonoran Resources LLC has demonstrated that they are the ideal team to be advancing and optimizing Marlin's mines and projects. They have proven themselves at La Trinidad, and being headquartered in Arizona will significantly help the advancement of Commonwealth. To this end, Marlin is pleased to welcome Jesse Munoz as interim COO of the company replacing John Brownlie, the former CEO and COO of Marlin. Akiba Leisman will assume the role of interim CEO in addition to Executive Chairman.
About Marlin Gold
Marlin is a TSX-V publicly-listed company with properties located in Sinaloa and Zacatecas, Mexico and Arizona, U.S.A. Marlin's priority is to advance its properties toward commercial production and enhance shareholder value through financial optimization, namely through the growth of its wholly-owned subsidiary, Sailfish Royalty Corp. The La Trinidad property, which hosts the Taunus gold deposit, declared commercial production on November 1, 2014. An NI 43-101 mineral resource estimate and preliminary economic assessment for the Taunus gold deposit can be found at www.sedar.com or atwww.marlingold.com.
Neither the TSX Venture Exchange nor its Regulation Services Provider (as the term is defined in the policies of the TSX Venture Exchange) accepts responsibility for the adequacy or accuracy of this release.
Cautionary statement regarding forward-looking information
This news release contains 'forward-looking statements' within the meaning of applicable securities laws. Forward-looking statements are statements that are not historical facts and are generally, but not always, identified by words such as the following: expects, plans, anticipates, believes, intends, estimates, projects, assumes, potential and similar expressions. Forward-looking statements also include reference to events or conditions that will, would, may, could or should occur, including in relation to statements regarding the completion of any equity financing, use of proceeds from any equity financing, the expected results and timing for the development and exploitation of any mineral resources, the timing of reprocess of material and production from La Trinidad. These forward-looking statements are necessarily based upon a number of estimates and assumptions that, while based on management's expectations and considered reasonable at the time they are made, are inherently subject to a variety of risks and uncertainties which could cause actual events or results to differ materially from those reflected in the forward-looking statements, including, without limitation: uncertainties related to raising sufficient financing to fund planned work in a timely manner and on acceptable terms; changes in planned work resulting from logistical, technical or other factors; the possibility that results of work will not fulfill projections/expectations and realize the perceived potential of the Company's projects; uncertainties involved in the interpretation of drilling results and other tests and the estimation of gold resources; risk of accidents, equipment breakdowns and labour disputes or other unanticipated difficulties or interruptions; the possibility of environmental issues at the Company's projects; the possibility of cost overruns or unanticipated expenses in work programs; the need to obtain permits and comply with environmental laws and regulations and other government requirements; fluctuations in the price of gold and other risks and uncertainties, including those described in the Company's current Annual Information Form filed on SEDAR at www.sedar.com. As a result, readers are cautioned not to place undue reliance on these forward-looking statements. The forward-looking statements contained in this news release are made as of the date of this release. Unless required by law, Marlin has no intention to and assumes no obligation to update or revise any forward-looking statements, whether as a result of new information, future events or otherwise.
And this is what it means:
I'm going to try a bit of commentary on this, but in truth words are inadequate.
NEW YORK, Jun 11, 2015 (BUSINESS WIRE) -- Electrum Special Acquisition Corporation (the "Company") today announced the pricing of its initial public offering of 17,500,000 units at $10.00 per unit. Each unit consists of one ordinary share and one warrant to purchase one-half of one ordinary share for $5.75 per half share, subject to adjustment.The units are expected to begin trading Thursday, June 11, 2015 on the NASDAQ Capital Market under the symbol "ELECU." Once the securities comprising the units begin separate trading, the ordinary shares and warrants are expected to be listed on the NASDAQ Capital Market under the symbols “ELEC” and “ELECW,” respectively.The Company is a blank check company formed for the purpose of acquiring, engaging in a share exchange, share reconstruction and amalgamation with, purchasing all or substantially all of the assets of, entering into contractual arrangements with, or engaging in any other similar business combination with, target businesses. Although the Company’s search for a target business is not limited to a particular industry or geographic region, it intends to focus its search on target businesses that operate in the metals and mining industry, with an emphasis on gold and other precious metals. An affiliate of The Electrum Group LLC, a privately held global natural resources investment management company that manages the assets of Thomas S. Kaplan and other institutional investors, is acting as the Company’s sponsor.
PS: The difference between this new mine-funder company and others that have sprung up recently? Unlike the vast majority of the people who populate the sector, Kaplan is worthy of respect.
A big long late night NR from BTO which ends this way...
In ConclusionWith the successful transition from construction to commercial production at the Otjikoto Mine, the Company is projecting another record year of gold production in 2015. Company-wide production in 2015 from the newly constructed Otjikoto Mine, and the Masbate, La Libertad and Limon Mines is expected to be in the range of 500,000 to 540,000 ounces of gold, an increase of approximately 35% over 2014 production. Consolidated cash operating costs are expected to be in the range of $630 to $660 per ounce. The substantial increase in the Company's consolidated gold production and the reduction in consolidated cash operating costs per ounce reflect the positive impact of new production from the Company's low-cost Otjikoto Mine which reached commercial production on February 28, 2015.With the commencement of production at Otjikoto and the robust Fekola Project on the horizon, the Company continues to pursue its strong growth profile and low-cost gold production base. Based on current assumptions, B2Gold expects consolidated gold production to grow from 380,000 ounces in 2014 to well over 900,000 ounces in 2018.
*let's not even mention the joke streamers like sandstorm
Scioli wins in round two, not round one.
, /CNW/ - GOLDCORP INC. (TSX: G, NYSE: GG) announced today that it has increased its credit facility from to and extended the term to , under existing terms and conditions.The unsecured, floating-rate facility bears interest at LIBOR plus 120 points when drawn, based on Goldcorp's current BBB+ rating, and is intended to be used for liquidity and general corporate purposes.
First published a couple of years ago, re-posted today due to an ongoing mail debate.
And also cos it's way fun.
This of course only ever happens to silver. And is only happening now. It has never happened to any other metal or traded commodity in the history of futures markets.
A team of OjoPúblico toured camps of illegal mining production in Huepetuhe and La Pampa, the largest area of deforestation in Peru; it also sailed the Madre de Dios, Beni and Madeira rivers in search of Bolivian and Brazilian dredges; the team reached the mines in the mountains of the Cordillera del Condor, near the border between Peru and Ecuador, and traveled to the depths of Caqueta and Amazonas regions dominated by the FARC and drug trafficking in the jungle of Colombia. This excursion to the centers of the gold rush in five countries allowed us to identify companies from US, Switzerland and the United Arab Emirates that financed the removal of tons of illegally obtained gold in South America.
I own this because I think Goldcorp (GG) is going to buy it.
Bet you can't wait for the summer doldrums to start.
Here's the NR to this New Oban deal.
It's one way to cut down on the number of zombie juniors out there, I suppose.
PS: Not joking.
Data from the World Gold Council (and this report).
Update Wednesday AM: Reader DB writes in with...
I think you've mistaken Kazakhstan with Kyrgyzstan in your chart. Source: http://www.gold.org/gold-mining/economic-contribution/value-distribution
...and he's correct. Thanks DB.