Transactions increasing but actors changing
Geology, history and mining culture keep Mexico out front
Good management: technical and funding ability
Higher gold price brings renewed investor interest
Growing interest in precious metals but big deals unlikely.
Consolidation of smaller producers on the cards, but mega-mergers have reset the landscape
Tighter drilling and structural modelling are keys to success.
Financings increase with Eric Sprott leading the charge
Advice from respected North American investor Brent Cook
Tough funding environment for juniors awaiting return of investor risk appetite
JV's to create shareholder value message getting through
Joe Mazumdar picks through Barrick's bid for Goldcorp