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  1. I own quite a few shares in GAL.v / GAL.L Most were acquired in a placement at C$0.10, and thru exercising warrants at C$0.15. But I ahve also sold shares at over C$0.30, and more recently bought more in the market at C$0.25. Once they announce they are in production, and it is running smoothly, I would expect to see the stock trade above C$0.35, and perhaps above C$0.40
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    The Coal Thread

    You might want to look at : Coal International (CLN.L) and its parent co., Cambrian Mining CLN looks cheap. I own some from a higher price. And also some shares in EnergyBuild, a pre-IPO company, which which they have partnered to develop a coal project in Wales i am still trying to figure out what to do with the domain name: www.CoalPrice.com : could be valuable in this rising energy market
  3. Daft questions are welcome, M. At times, I specialsie in daft answers. You might want to exchange some views with Frizzers about scriptwriting and comedy. He has some useful contacts in that area
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    The Oil and Energy Price Thread

    YES. Charts can be useful. This one, suggests to me that Crude has at least a little further to fall WTI Crude Oil (WTIC) ... update I might think alot lower, but the Oil shares are behaving as if a low is nearby
  5. The debentures will mature on October 31, 2010, and holders will be able to choose to be repaid in cash or in the cash equivalent of 120 ounces of silver bullion per C$1,000 of debenture. The amount receivable will be based on the daily silver price on the maturity date, so the debentures are represented by silver in the Skukum Creek deposit, of Taglish Gold. Issued in 2005 ... The net proceeds were going to be / will be used to fund work on the Skukum Creek deposit which includes extension of the underground workings on the 1300metre level to the Ridge Zone, followed by diamond drilling of the Rainbow Two, Ridge and Kuhn zones. From Taglish Gold (v.TLG) ... update At the end of April the company had just over C$1 million in the kitty and it raised another C$1.8 million by placements in July so can afford to maintain the pace of exploration. At the end of June Tagish Lake announced the results for the first three holes which represented around 200 metres of the 5,000 metre drilling programme aimed at outlining the Rainbow Two zone, and testing the Ridge, Zone 2 and Kuhn mineralized zones. Three holes do not give one a lot to go on, but Bob Rodger seemed confident that “the results confirm the high grade character of the Rainbow Two mineralized zone, and the extension of the zone to the west. The zone remains open to depth and toward the west.” He also pointed to evidence of multiple sub-parallel structures in this new area; marked by dyke swarms and associated quartz-sulphide veins. ...MORE: http://www.minesite.com/storyFull5.php?storySeq=3722
  6. Still not producing - SOON will be, we are told... (here's a summary and update from MS): Galantas Gold Moves Towards Production Of Certified Irish Gold Jewellery. By Jack Hammer. There’s plenty of activity to be seen on Galantas Gold’s Omagh property in County Tyrone at the moment as the company gears up towards the stated aim of commissioning the mine by late summer and first cash flow by early autumn. Mill superintendent Andrew Warburton said on a site visit on 18th August that the plant should be up and running within six weeks. The clock is ticking on that, but most of the equipment is already in place, including a third generation mill plundered from the old Welsh Gold operations. Indeed the old British virtue of “make do and mend” is very much in evidence here as the shaft sinking kibble from Welsh Gold’s operations is here too, re-incarnated, with appropriate additional holes, as a ball mill discharge sump. It’s all looking very spick and span, indeed the final licks of paint were being applied to the upper end of the gravity circuits even as Mr Warburton, and fellow directors Roland Phelps, Jack Gunter and Moe Levigne reminisced about the old Welsh Gold kit. ... At the moment the cost estimates are production at US$150 per ounce, and the plan is to put 150 tonnes of ore per day through the plant. If the free gold content isn’t high enough to feed the jewellery business the company will just reacquire gold from the concentrate once it’s been smelted at a smelter, the whereabouts of which has yet to be disclosed. It’s a simple enough business plan, if small scale, and if it’s successful it’ll make Galantas the UK’s one and only gold miner. ...MORE: http://www.minesite.com/storyFull5.php?storySeq=3756
  7. Could / should force the price higher, if it is working as advertised
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    Gold: the Bull's thread

    Interview: Mike Swanson on getting started and why he trades Gold shares: = = The Goldcorp bid for Glamis (+30% premium) could help Gold shares today GOLDCORP AND GLAMIS AGREE TO US$21.3 BILLION COMBINATION CREATING THE WORLD’S PREMIER GOLD MINING COMPANY TORONTO, August 31, 2006 – Goldcorp Inc. (TSX: G, NYSE: GG) and Glamis Gold Ltd. (TSX: GLG, NYSE: GLG) announced today that they have agreed to combine in a US$21.3 billion transaction to create one of the world’s largest gold mining companies. The new company will continue under the name Goldcorp Inc. Under the terms of the transaction, which is structured as a Plan of Arrangement, Glamis’ common shareholders will exchange each Glamis share for 1.69 common shares of Goldcorp, representing a value of US$51.49 per share based upon the closing price of Goldcorp on August 30, 2006. This represents a premium of 32.7% to the closing price of Glamis’ shares on the TSX on August 30, 2006 and 34.8% to the 20 day volume weighted average trading price of Glamis’ shares on the TSX. The new Goldcorp will have the following attributes: + Best production growth profile among major gold companies; + Proven and probable reserves of approximately 41.1 million gold ounces; + Resource base of approximately 14.0 million gold ounces of measured and indicated resources plus inferred resources of approximately 30.9 million gold ounces; + Lowest cost senior producer; + Focused operations and growth projects in the Americas with approximately 11,000 employees; + Strong balance sheet and robust cash flow to finance growth; and + All gold reserves and production unhedged.
  9. You could try emailing Sir Clive directly I will try to get an email... Here's Clive's address : Sinclair Research Ltd 1A Spring Gardens Trafalgar Square London SW1AA 2BB Maybe try: Clive@sinclair-research.co.uk (I am trying to recall the name of his female assistant??) The EMAIL may not work so well as a regular letter. According to a web link: "Where is Sinclair Research now? Is Clive on email? A recent interview in Wired revealed that not only does he not use the internet, he doesn't even have a computer. He keeps a collection of his old babies in his office (at Sinclair Research, which he is still chairman of), but even so he's not particularly interested in them; he could not remember what the machine that followed the Spectrum was called (it was the QL, Clive...). It's rather a shame for us lot I suppose, but Sir Clive was always more interested in inventing new bits and pieces than computers in particular. " SOME YEARS AGO, when I had soem regular contacts with Clive, I normally contacted him through his assistant
  10. I did, thank you No time to contact Sir Clive before my move to Hk, unfortunately. I hope to rejoin mensa here, so maybe i will have more luck while in HK
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    Gold: the Bull's thread

    Great chart, Fr. Seems to coincide with Crawford's end-August low Remember the Canadian promoters will start getting busy in about 8 dasy time
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    Oil Shale

    The US may have to chase these unconventional sources, while China and India bid up the price of Crude Oil in the world markets This will be especially likely if the Dollar collapses
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    Late August Watch-list

    USing some NEW MA's on a weekly chart : (18,70,185 wks): These charts look good: v.ABS : t.GGG : v.GTQ : t.NSU : v.SYR : v.VAN ...now it's time to look at fundamentals... (note: I have recently bought: v.MUM, v.UPC, v.VAN - since this thread was started )
  14. Ecopolis (city) // From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia An Ecopolis is a large city that follows ecological principles. The word ecopolis is a portmanteau created from ecology (interactions between living organisms and the environment) and polis (a city state). It was used in a 1991 article by architect Paul F. Downton, who later founded the company Ecopolis Architects. The term was used more recently in a 2006 article by New Scientist. An ecopolis can feed and power itself with minimal reliance on the surrounding countryside, and creates the smallest possible eco-footprint for its residents. This results in a city that is friendly to the surrounding environment, in terms of pollution, land use, and alleviation of global warming. It is estimated that by 2007, over half of the world’s population will live in urban areas and this provides both challenges and opportunities for environmentally-conscious developers. Ecological cities can be achieved though various means, such as: Small scale, private agriculture and agricultural plots in the city’s suburbs to reduce the distance food has to travel from field to fork. Renewable energy sources, such as wind turbines, solar cells, or bio-gas created from sewage. Cities provide economies of scale that make such energy sources viable. Various methods to reduce the need for air conditioning (a massive energy demand), such as low lying buildings that allow air to circulate, an increase in water features, and green spaces equaling at least 20% of the city's surface. This counters the environmental heating caused by factors such as an abundance of tarmac and asphalt, which can heat city areas by up to 6 degrees Celsius during the evening. Improved public transport and an increase in pedestrianisation to reduce car emissions. This requires a radically different approach to city planning, with integrated business, industrial, and residential zones. Roads may be designed to make driving difficult. Optimal building density to make public transport viable but avoid the creation of urban heat islands. Few real life examples of ecopoleis exist. On a small scale, green buildings such as the Melbourne city council building in Australia produce much of their own energy supplies. Many shanty towns in the underdeveloped world already practice the principles of an ecopolis: efficient power use, recycling, private agriculture, and pedestrianisation. The planned development of Sociópolis in Valencia, Spain will provide low-rise affordable housing integrated into traditional agricultural zones and irrigation systems. Perhaps the most ambitious project is a planned extension in the Chongming district of Shanghai, referred to as Dongtan. Dongtan is being designed with the specific aim of minimizing the eco-footprint of its residents, and includes plans to become self-sufficient in energy and water production. @: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ecopolis_(city)
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    Oil Shale

    If it works, great. But I prefer the Canadian Oil Sands Don Coxe thinks this will be THE STORY of the year... Canadian Oil sands have great long term potential, but there may be a sudden bidding war if the SEC allows Major Oil companies to value Oil Sands reserves in a preferred way. Shell Canada vs. Imperial Oil ... Ratio: about 3x SHC.t = IMO.t ... update : t.SHC : t.IMO Oil sands are one of the few cheap long-lifed reserves left How much oil is in Alberta's oil sands deposits? Alberta's three oil sand deposits ?Athabasca, Cold Lake, and Peace River ?contain resources that could supply Canada's energy needs for more than 475 years, or total world needs for up to 15 years. The production potential of all the oil sand deposits could be as high as 2.5 trillion barrels of bitumen (five times more than the conventional oil reserves in Saudi Arabia). The Athabasca deposit is twice the size of Lake Ontario. - - Tar sands are impregnated sands that yield mixtures of liquid hydrocarbon and require further processing other than mechanical blending before becoming finished petroleum products. Until recently Alberta's bitumen deposits were known as tar sands but are now called oil sands. ... By 2005, oil sands production is expected to represent 50% of Canada's total crude oil output and 10% of North American production. Although tar sands occur in more than 70 countries, the two largest are Canada and Venezuela, with the bulk being found in four different regions of Alberta, Canada: areas of Athabasca, Wabasha, Cold Lake and Peace River. The sum of these covers an area of nearly 77,000 km2. In fact, the reserve that is deemed to be technologically retrievable today is estimated at 280-300Gb (billion barrels). This is larger than the Saudi Arabia oil reserves, which are estimated at 240Gb. The total reserves for Alberta, including oil not recoverable using current technology, are estimated at 1,700- 2,500Gb. @: http://ffden-2.phys.uaf.edu/102spring2002_...jects/M.Sexton/ = = = COMPANIES: + Teck Cominco ventures into Alberta oil sands. Deal with Petro-Canada and UTS Energy worth $850 million + partly Petro-Canada-owned Syncrude bitumen mining, extraction and upgrading operation in the Canadian oil sands + Canadian Oil Sands Trust is an open-ended investment trust that generates income from its 35.49% working interest in the Syncrude Joint Venture. + The two largest oil sands mining operations are Syncrude Canada Limited and Suncor Energy. Albian_Sands is another smaller project owned by Shell Oil. t.COS.UN Canadian Oil Sands Trust : 739732 t.SU- Suncor Energy : 103545 t.TECKMVA Tech Cominco: 46912 t.UTS UTS Energy : 115747 t.BMD Birch Mountain Resources [TSXv:BMD; AMEX:BMD] : Weekly : D-12mos t.WTO Western Oil Sands (WTO) : 419564 The Syncrude Project ....is a Joint Venture undertaking among Canadian Oil Sands Limited Partnership, Canadian Oil Sands Limited, Conoco Phillips Oilsands Partnership II, Imperial Oil Resources, Mocal Energy Limited, Murphy Oil Company Ltd., Nexen Oil Sands Partnership, and Petro-Canada Oil and Gas, as the project owners, and Syncrude as the project operator. Syncrude's Mildred Lake facility is located 40 kilometres north of Fort McMurray. Imperial Oil Resources, t.IMO Imperial Energy : 103409 MUR Murphy Oil Company Ltd.: 3249 t.NXY Nexen / Nexen Oil Sands : 373438 Mocal Energy Limited, = = = t.SHC Shell Canada : 46856 t.CNQ Canadian Natural Resources [TSX:CNQ; NYSE:CNQ] : 205500 t.ECA EnCana Corp. [TSX:ECA; NYSE:ECA] : 1104214 BIG SPENDERS: Shell Canada [TSX:SHC] announced it expects to pay upwards of C$17 billion over the next five years in capital spending, primarily to support major expansions at its Athabasca oil sands project. Canadian Natural Resources [TSX:CNQ; NYSE:CNQ] said it plans to spend a further C$20 billion to double the size of its Horizon project already under construction. And EnCana Corp. [TSX:ECA; NYSE:ECA] announced it intends to spend C$5 billion within the next decade to increase its oil sands production
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    Oil Shale

    " if it only costs $25 a barrel to produce..." Where does the $25 come from? Another way to look at it, After the capital costs of development have been spent, it may take 1/2 or 3/4 of a barrel of oil to heat up the shale oil to get 1 barrel of crude. The point is, the higher the oil price, the more it will cost to heat the raw mineral to extract shale oil
  17. A better balance will come eventually- bringing prices back down And new solar cell technologies using less or no silicon are being developed TOUR TO CHINA ==== PV Business Tour China 2006 Date: 26 November - 1 December 2006 Summary: The purpose of this second international trade mission to China is to give private-sector delegates the chance to assess and explore business opportunities and to promote their company and products in China. Participants will be able to establish relationships and facilitate closer commercial ties in the booming Chinese solar industry. More specific objectives of the Trade Mission include: To enhance knowledge of Chinese market conditions and business opportunities To enable business delegates to become familiar with production opportunities and to make individual contacts To develop and expand relationships between the participating companies and the business, government and multiplier organisations in China @: http://www.solarplaza.com/content/pagina/T...CFTpREAodNRkAHw
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    Oil Shale

    LIKE the man says: What is oil shale? "At first glance, oil shale looks like an ordinary black rock. It feels grainy to the touch and... greasy. You see, what’s inside oil shale has huge governments, Big Oil, venture capitalists, and even everyday investors scrambling to stake a claim. Oil shale — when heated — oozes bubbling crude." - - BUT, it takes alot of energy, and the bubbling ooze leaves a pollution problem
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    The Oil and Energy Price Thread

    Chart test: http://quotes.ino.com/chart/intraday.gif?s...amp;a=2&v=w Intraday-Brent
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    Late August Watch-list

    I am not familiar with HER.L - will have a look. And will be reviewing the charts on these also: v.LRR Linear Gold: update : D-6mos : at $4.00 or less v.SYR Sidney Resources : update : D-6mos : at $0.30 or less .. v.UPC Uranium Power : update : D-6mos : at $0.62 or less .. v.VAN Vangold Expl. update : D-6mos : at $0.62 or less .. v.YZC- Yukon Zinc.. update : D-6mos : at $0.62 or less
  21. Welcome, Renewable I think you will fgind that the Gold & Miningh section here may grow rather quickly in the weeks to come
  22. CGT is finding more of an audience for its news... 0.94 Change:+0.03 / Volume: 70,000 If we get more good news, and a decent rally in Gold in September, I can certainly see Columbus up testing the high at $1.25 within a few weeks
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    Late August Watch-list

    Hectorp, (from Advfn, right?) Why not register, and add a few stocks to the list?
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    Interview with Chris Cook

    GOOD FIND... Cook's involvement in the Iranian Oil Bourse project stemmed from work he did in the late nineties on manipulation of the oil market by the intermediaries. As a result of the realisation of how the intermediaries were making the market more volatile than it needed to be, making money at both the producer and consumers expense, Cook wrote to the governor of the central bank of Iran proposing the creation of a Middle Eastern Exchange with its own benchmark price. The Iranians liked the idea, the Saudis however couldn't support it due to US connections. After 9/11 the Saudi's withdrew their objections and in May 2004 Cook was invited to Iran's central bank to give a presentation setting out how an oil exchange might operate
  25. SOME OPINIONS on Brokers, as reported on RUG One man's opinion: Worst brokers for issuing bought deal/overpromoted crap: BMO Nesbitt RBC Dominion Canaccord Williams de broe Paterson ord Minnett Bolder Capital Worst brokers for sheer promotion and bad analysis: Canaccord ABN Amro Research Capital Paterson Ord Minnett Best brokers for analysis and research Southern Cross Equities Euroz Hartley Poynton Seymour Pierce Hargrave hale (excluding Petra!) Haywood jennings Mirabaud Best brokers for market access and stock picking of early stage situations Canaccord (specific guys) Haywood Mirabaud Southern Cross Hartley Poynton Intersuisse Jennings Dundee PI Securities @: http://www.advfn.com/cmn/fbb/thread.php3?i...&from=18820
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