Tony Lofthouse, the chief executive of Thundelarra (ASX:THX), says the Australia-based miner has the funds it needs to carry out its plans. Lofthouse talks about what’s on the agenda next year for the company and the market for junior miners.
Peter Reeve, executive chairman of Aura Energy (ASX:AEE), reckons the uranium price has emerged from its downturn. Reeve talks about the margins the company makes at the current price and what separates it from its peers.
Don Baxter, the chief executive of Focus Graphite (CVE:FMS), talks about the increasing demand for graphite from the likes of electric car maker Tesla. Baxter explains the company’s unique method of producing graphite and outlines the timeline to production.
Mikhail Damrin, the chief executive of Swedish-listed Kopy Goldfields, explains the benefits of having Russian gold producer GV Gold as a partner. Damrin also talks about the company’s projects and upcoming share issues.
Mark Learmonth, the chief financial officer of Caledonia Mining Corporation (LON:CMCL, TSE:CAL), tells Proactive Investors about the highlights from the preliminary economic assessment, which reveals an internal rate of return at the Blanket gold mine in Zimbabwe of 267%. ‘Where else are you going to get returns at that level,’ asks Learmonth.
Simon Ingram, the chief executive of gold and copper explorer Reservoir Minerals (CVE:RMC), explains the benefits of partnering with other mining groups. Reservoir has joint venture deals in place with the likes of Freeport-McMoran in Serbia.
Julien Davy, the chief operating officer of Stria Lithium (CVE:SRA), talks about the growing demand for lithium and how it plans to exploit this. Davy explains how Stria’s process is different and sets out the plans for the year ahead.
Michael Hopley, the chief executive of Sunridge Gold (CVE:SGC), says he is confident about the Eritrea-focused miner’s prospects, with a mining licence just round the corner. He says Sunridge has the ability to bring its Asmara project into production next year ‘with no further dilution to shareholders’.
Ed Slowey, the CEO of Orogen Gold (LON:ORE), talks investors through the progress the company has made in spite of the tough environment for junior miners.
Brad Mills, the chief executive of Mandalay Resources (TSE:MND), explains what the mining group looks for in an acquisition. Mills talks about a potential for gold and silver prices to rise and why ‘it is a good time to buy assets’.
Fortune Mojapelo and Anthony Viljoen, the chief executives of Bushveld Minerals (LON:BMN) and Lemur Resources (ASX:LMR) respectively, talk about the synergies since the two companies joined forces.
Tim Coughlin, the chief executive of Tigris Resources, discusses the company’s upcoming flotation on the Toronto Stock Exchange. Coughlin says Tigris has developed a strategy that will help it thrive in an industry which he believes is ‘in reform’.
Harry Adams, the executive chairman of Kefi Minerals (LON:KEFI), discusses the development of the Tulu Kapi gold project in Ethiopia, which he says has been ‘quicker than expected’. Adams also talks about the progress in Saudi Arabia and the prospect of paying a dividend
Nick Mather, executive director at SolGold (LON:SOLG), says the latest data from Cascabel in Ecuador shows the copper-gold project is not a ‘one shot wonder’. Mather says he envisages the work programme for the next year being ‘quicker, more accurate and it will cost us less money’.
Mark Jones, partner at Whittle Consulting, explains how the business can help to boost the net present value (NPV) of mining projects.
John Meyer, mining analyst at SP Angel, discusses the current market for miners and the quality of companies at Mines & Money London 2014, which he believes is higher than in previous years. ‘These aren’t the get-rich-quick guys. These are the guys that are determined to make it work,’ says Meyer.
Russell Clark, the managing director of Wolf Minerals (LON:WLFE, ASX:WLF), says that if the tungsten price drops ‘we’ll be the last ones to be affected’. Wolf Minerals is developing the Hemerdon mine in Devon, which will be the mine to be opened in the UK for 45 years.
Ken Mekani, the chief executive officer designate of privately-owned gold mining and exploration company Metallon Corporation, talks about the company’s huge resource in Zimbabwe. Mekani discusses his ‘ambitious expansion plans’ for when he takes charge and the price of gold.
Nick Clarke, the chief executive of Central Asia Metals (LON:CAML), explains how the company has been able to return more than $40mln to shareholders in the last two years despite the tough environment for miners. Clarke discusses the company’s low margins and potential acquisition opportunities.
Nick Mather, the managing director of DGR Global, talks to Proactive Investors at Mines and Money London 2014 about the prospects of its investment in IronRidge Resources. Mather is confident about the company following the near-£7mln investment by South Africa’s Assore and thinks iron ore prices are likely to rebound.