It seems I missed a couple important projects in my list.
From Rambler president and CEO George Ogilvie came this: “I enjoyed your article on ‘Hotbeds of exploration, Part two’ which was encouraging considering the tough commodity markets we are experiencing of late. I did not see any representation from Newfoundland and Labrador, and therefore put forward my own company, Rambler Metals and Mining. Of course I’m biased, but I think as an exploration/near-term producer that it should be on your radar.”
Rambler’s property contains the former Ming and Ming West copper-gold mines. The company filed a 43-101-compliant resource estimate in April 2008, and is in the midst of metallurgical testing.
Brian Grant, president and COO of Goldbrook Ventures wrote: “I just read with interest your article of Feb 8th re: exploration in Canada. Again, I am a bit disappointed in the Canadian mining media where Goldbrook doesn’t even garner a brief note even though we’ve made a major nickel-copper-cobalt-platinum group discovery in 2008 (Mystery), which is at least as important as that reported recently by Canadian Royalties. In addition, we are one of the few Canadian exploration companies who will be doing a major exploration program this coming summer while our neighbours, Xstrata and Canadian Royalties, are all busy laying people off and shutting down their operations.”
Assays of drill core from the Mystery prospect last fall included 20.0 metres of 0.55% Ni, 0.87% Cu and 2.36 g/t PGE+Au and 50.0 metres of 0.69% Ni, 0.94% Cu, 0.04% Co and 2.12 g/t PGE+Au.
Thanks for alerting us to what may be important producers in the future.