* this Mining Platform aims to bring mining companies and international investors together *
* a useful tool for companies to reach a larger audience and for investors to find the companies of their choice *
As to format of this site, we have elected to come and meet the preference of most investors in that they like to read about choices that are made by professionals,
rather than have to go through the process of determining their own choices. Therefore, we have decided to make a selection of companies, that we personally find worthy of presenting to the followers of this site. Companies with active resource projects in Mexico, ranging from advanced exploration to producing primarily gold and silver.
Criteria such as management quality and expertise, their choice of projects and their achievements in advancing them, their approach to business and investors, their communications and marketing skills, etc. etc., have been the basis of our selection.
In the section
you can find the company logo’s of our choice of companies.
One click takes you to their company website where you can find all relevant information that you need and want to make your own choices for your investment portfolio.
This site aims to give investors all kinds of support in providing information on the mining industry of Mexico,
both from our own sources, from valued colleagues and from independent third parties.
ENJOY YOUR VISIT TO THIS SITE AND LET THE CONTENT WORK TO YOUR BENEFIT:
!!! SEARCH AND FIND THE MEXICO GOLD AND SILVER COMPANIES OF YOUR LIKING !!!
(you can scroll all the way down to see all pages or you can use the quick-links below)
WELCOME TO A NEW ADDITION TO THIS SITE
Mexico: mining and exploration almost all over the country and an integral part of daily life for many
* mining and exploration developments in Mexico in perspective to world resource markets *
in top 5 destinations for mining investors with Canada, Australia, United States and Chile
OVER 10 BILLIONS OUNCES
of silver have been produced in its over 500 years of mining history
THE MEXICAN CONSTITUTION
gives mining preference over any other use for the land
ADAM HAMILTON – ZEAL INTELLIGENCE
Mexico’s massive precious metals belts are some of the world’s finest
SECURITY AND SAFETY ISSUES
are no worse than other countries in Latin America
MINING AND EXPLORATION COMPANIES
can find good suppliers and reliable partners wherever they operate
STILL UNTAPPED POTENTIAL
supports resource industry and companies to successful future
The funniest and possibly scariest President in today’s world, President Trump may be making a fool of himself by insisting on building his crazy wall between the United States and Mexico, but it did not change the steady and sizeable flow of information about the mining activities in Mexico. This reflects that there is hardly any other country where the resource industry is so abundantly present and where mining and exploration are so closely intertwined with the daily life of the Mexicans. The flow of information is coming from the company levels, originating from the now estimated over 300 mining and exploration companies in Mexico. This number looks larger than it really is because this figure includes many companies that are not really very active with their properties, mainly due to the lacking ability to raise the necessary funds to keep their projects going.
For me, the list is a lot shorter but still extensive. The reason for that is that I have decided to restrict my attention only companies with advanced resource activities, ranging from advanced exploration to production, and then only where the focus primarily is on the precious metals, in this case being gold and silver, in many cases with substantial lead and silver as by-products. This restriction reflects my intention to only focus on companies that have enough substance and potential to eventually become a successful developer or producer, in other words, the companies that are worthwhile to deserve the attention from the worldwide investors’ audiences all over the world and their advisors such as banks, brokers, investment companies, portfolio managers and others.
It just does not make sense to follow and present companies on this website that have a future ahead of one drilling program after the other, taking many years to learn whether their properties really contain the quantity and quality resources that they are looking for and need to warrant a feasible and successful continuation of their working programs. Quite often these companies end up being idle and being put up for sale. In several cases they are picked up by an other operator seeking his luck or with a different interpretation of the geological information or by larger companies that want to acquire companies with a reasonable exploration history for a fraction of the cost that would be necessary to achieve the same results on their own properties. This is what I call the bottom of the MERGER & ACQUISITION SECTOR which I do not choose to follow closely.
Different is the higher echelon of the MERGER & ACQUISITION SECTOR that has been increasingly active lately. Encouraged by the somewhat better markets of metal prices, expectations for even further rising process, the larger availability of funds for mining companies, and the successes that many of the mature gold and silver companies have been achieving, there is a vivid interest in companies that have been successful in their developments. So on one side, there are the companies that see opportunities in acquiring companies that are a welcome addition to their own mix of companies and at an attractive discount of the value that they acquire and on the other side, there are companies that welcome to be integrated into a larger company because they see that they can accomplish their plans faster than they would have to do it themselves and because such a merger or acquisition brings a quite attractive surplus of money to the principals and shareholders. As the expression goes, it is often a situation of EATING OR BEING EATEN.
The development of the Mexican mining industry is not only illustrated by the changes in the working wear of the miners above. Much more, the figures are speaking. A study that recently came out from BMI Research stated that Mexico’s mining industry value (MIV) is forecast to increase from $15.7 billion in 2016 to $17.8 billion by 2020, averaging 3.3% annual growth. Most of the local industry’s expansion in the next five years will be led by gold, a sector that accounts for roughly 17% of the country’s mining industry value, followed by silver and zinc. BMI further stated that “Investors see Mexico as a solid market with low production costs, which will continue to help Latin America’s number two economy attract foreign investment into its mining sector”. I do fully agree with them and I do not think that President Trump’s escapades will change any of that.
Mexico will continue to be one of the mostly favoured jurisdictions for investors to participate in good quality and prospective mining and exploration companies. The companies that I have included in my selection of FAVOURED COMPANIES are all fitting into this category. In addition, I will undertake a small program to stimulate these companies to take a step further and have the headlines of their news releases published on this site. Furthermore, I have decided to make some space at this site for an investment opportunity for international investors to participate indirectly in mining companies through one of the few investments funds focussing on Mexico and Latin America. On the HOME PAGE of this site, you find a banner of the
Sierra Madre Gold and Silver Venture Capital Fund
which refers to a short description on the COMPANIES PAGE. As you may have noticed, I do not allow any advertising on my sites, this to avoid any doubt about my independence. In this case of sponsorship, I think paying attention to this still relatively small investment fund, legally domiciled in Malta and managed by my long-time valued friend Peter Zihlmann of Zurich, Switzerland, could serve a purpose for many of my readers/followers. You are invited to let me know how you like this idea.
WORLD’S LARGEST SILVER PRODUCER
leading The Silver Institute rankings as the world’s largest silver producer
2014 SILVER PRODUCTION
192.9 million ounces of silver produced
WORLD TOP 10 SILVER PRODUCERS
1. Mexico, 2. Peru, 3. China, 4. Australia, 5. Chile, 6. Bolivia, 7. Russia, 8. Poland, 9. United States, 10. Argentina
MEXICO AND GOLD
world’s 8th largest gold producer
MEXICO AND COPPER
world’s 15th largest copper producer
MEXICO AND ZINC
world’s 9th largest zinc producer
MEXICO AND LEAD
world’s 5th largest lead producer
MEXICO AND IRON ORE
world’s 14th largest iron ore producer
* international mining and exploration companies with active projects in Mexico *
* with qualified management, projects, vision, expertise and prospects *
* with substance and potential for a prospective participation in Mexican mining *
companies marked with
have their news headlines covered on the NEWS page of this site and in the Social Media
PRODUCTION IN MEXICO
successfully operating gold and/or silver producing mines in Mexico
ADVANCING TO PRODUCTION IN MEXICO
advancing/developing gold and/or silver project that could come to production in the next few years
ADVANCED EXPLORATION IN MEXICO
completing or having a resource, a Preliminary Economic Assessment or Feasibility Study
EXPLORATION IN PROGRESS IN MEXICO
exploring to prove up the resource potential of their project(s)
PROJECT/ROYALTY GENERATORS IN MEXICO
finding/advancing gold and/or silver projects for joint-venture purposes
Mexican resource industry news and news from the companies that want to communicate with you
* the progress of resource companies with projects in Mexico has been striking and will continue to do so *
MEXICAN RESOURCE INDUSTRY NEWS
* these companies may also have resource activities in other jurisdictions than Mexico *
* this page will primarily signal news headlines referring to their Mexican projects and significant corporate news *
* for news on their non-Mexico activities, see the company websites *
latest update: 02 APR 17
the news items mentioned below are the headlines of the latest news release.
for the original full news release, clicking the company logos below will take you to
company news release page on their website.
COMPANIES WITH PRODUCTION IN MEXICO
successfully operating gold and/or silver producing mines in Mexico
Argonaut Gold (TSX:AR)
20 MAR 17: Q4 & FULL 2016 FINANCIAL AND OPERATING RESULTS
Avino Silver & Gold Mines (NYSE MKT,TMX:ASM)
01 MAR 17: FINANCIAL RESULTS FOR Q4 AND YEAR END 2016
Timmins Gold (NYSE MKT:TGD,TSX:TMM)
08 MAR 17: Q4 & FULL 2016 FINANCIAL RESULTS
ADVANCING TO PRODUCTION
gold and/or silver project(s) in development that could come to production in the next few years
advanced exploration, completing or having completed their Preliminary Economic Assessment c.q. Feasibility Study
Defiance Silver (TSXV:DEF)
10 JAN 17: RECEIVES LONG TERM DRILL PERMIT AT SAN ACACIO
Minaurum Gold (TSXV:DEF)
16 MAR 17: IDENTIFIES TWO NEW VEIN SYSTEMS,
SAMPLES UP TO 3,120G/T SILVER AND 14.7G/T GOLD AT LA QUINTERA
companies finding and advancing gold and/or silver projects to joint-venture them with other resources companies
Canasil Resources (TSXV:CLZ)
23 MAR 17: INCREASES PLANNED DRILL PROGRAM TO 2,200M IN 7 DRILL HOLES AT LA ESPERANZA
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