The Northern Miner

The Northern Miner podcast – episode 82: Forward-looking statements & Wits 2.(no)

This week’s Northern Miner podcast sets the stage for our month-long focus on forecasts heading into 2018 (5:00). Matt tackles Scotiabank’s “Top Themes for 2018” (8:02), courtesy of portfolio strategist Vincent Delisle, which lays out the case for gold and oil heading into the new year. Scotia discusses the state of the U.S. dollar, Canadian small-cap equities, and an “equity-over-bond preference” strategy for 2018.

Meanwhile, Lesley’s back with a brand-new edition of the Geology Corner (12:05). This episode deals with the Novo Resources (TSXV: NVO; US-OTC: NSRPF) recent woes at its high-profile 7,600-sq.-km Karratha gold project, in Western Australia. Lesley examines the company’s “revised geological model,” and what it means for the project moving forward.

Novo stated in a Nov. 24 press release that after “careful review of sample consistency, integrity and recovery” the company intends to review other options for collecting bulk samples from drilling.

Our Sponsor Spotlight (27:09) for the week features PwC partner Marelize Konig, who discusses the firms annual Art of Mining and Vision to Reality competitions. She also talks about the impact of innovation on PwC’s business.

Bonus: Matt rants about company disclosure and securities regulators (20:40).

(PwC was a sponsor of The Northern Miner’s Progressive Mine Forum in October.)

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Articles referenced:

Novo shares drop on sampling woes, revised geological model

Garibaldi’s Golden Triangle discovery disappoints

Facts ‘n’ figures: ICSG says copper production declining

Video: Progressive Mine Forum 2017

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