Goldcorp: Argentina Issues Easing, Cerro Negro On Track For Mid-2014 Production GG MUX TNR.v ILC.v LCC.v
"Argentina is slowly coming to its senses with its relationship with the mining industry. The most important is not what we can read in the government proclamations, but the real progress on the ground. Goldcorp reports about its progress with Cerro Negro Gold-Silver mine in Argentina and that operating in the country is getting easier. FT reports that "Repsoil poised to sign $5bn compensation deal with Argentina." "...the settlement is also likely to provide a boost to Argentina, which is trying to rebuild its credibility with international investors ..."
Companies on our watch list should enjoy the better valuations with the improved investment climate in Argentina. McEwen Mining has exploration properties in the area of Goldcorp's Cerro Negro Gold-Silver mine, operating J/V on the San Jose mine with Hochschild Mining in Santa Cruz and world class Los Azules Copper project in San Juan. TNR Gold is involved with McEwen mining in Los Azules copper project with its back-in right and holds shares of McEwen mining.International Lithium is working on Mariana Lithium brine project in Salta with Ganfeng Lithium strategic partner from China. Lumina Copper is looking for a buyer on its Taca Taca copper project in Salta as well."
"Copper M&A is heating up and now Australia's largest unmined copper deposit is in play. Rob McEwen should be using this momentum now in the market place and put Los Azules copper deposit on the industry radar screens. TNR Gold and McEwen Mining will be very well positioned for this upturn in the market place. CRB index is breaking out and increasing M&A activity is signalling that the bottom is in place for the resource sector. Meanwhile McEwen Mining has breaking out to the upside above CAD3.0 with Gold in a breakout mode."