Canadian mine

As the mining industry continues to recover, how are today’s decisions helping build the Canadian mine of the future?

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What is Canadian mine?

Canadian mine offers a view of the entire mining industry from the junior mining sector to the top producers on the Toronto Stock Exchange (TSX). Throughout our four-part series, we'll share perspectives from leading mining executives as well as data analysis on the industry's performance, all looking to answer the question: How are today's decisions helping shape the mine of the future?

 

Experts in the spotlight

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Anthony Milewski, Chairman & CEO, Cobalt 27 Capital Corp.  

An innovative model opens the cobalt market to more investors

With a focus on generalist investors, Cobalt 27's hybrid approach marries physical cobalt holdings with the liquidity of a streaming model.

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Andres Tinajero, CFO, Barkerville Gold Mines Ltd. 

Jump-start: Barkerville Gold gets out in front of the recovery
Last year, when much of the junior mining industry was still struggling, Barkerville Gold began an aggressive exploration program in British Columbia. Where did it get the confidence to charge ahead?

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Trent Mell, President & CEO, First Cobalt Corp.

Moving cautiously in a hot market
With the cobalt market forecast to expand significantly over the next five years thanks to the demand for electric vehicles, First Cobalt Corp. has big ambitions to be the largest pure-play cobalt exploration development company in the world.

Highlights from Junior mine 2017

Renewed confidence

Valuations within the junior mining sector rose for a second straight year in 2017.

The 100 top mining companies on the TSX Venture Exchange (TSX-V) showed more willingness to keep ahead of change, and the rising number of exploration projects, financings and mergers and acquisitions shows renewed confidence.

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TSX-V market capitalization, top 5 and top 100 (CA$ billion)

Source: S&P Global Market Intelligence, TMX website and PwC analysis

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Cash balances skyrocket

Cash poured into the sector as investors embraced greater risk and some of the major mining companies turned to junior players to help replenish their reserves.

Equity financings soared to CA$2.04 billion (CA$746 million a year ago), and debt raises had an increase of 20% year over year.

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Total cash, top 100 (CA$ billion)

Source: S&P Global Market Intelligence and PwC analysis

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Unique deals highlight top five positioning

The top five junior miners in 2017 all made significant deals during the year to advance their position in the gold sector. But as a group, this year’s leaders had a substantially smaller market valuation than the top five in 2016.

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TSX-V market capitalization—2017 top five5 companies (CA$ million)

* Listed on the NEX board of the TSX-V as of June 30, 2016

Source: S&P Global Market Intelligence, TMX website and PwC analysis

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