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The reports and comments on this site are currently written by Keith Goode.

ERA’s reports mainly cover precious and base metals companies where anyone can see what the price of the product is, with the majority being gold companies, followed by nickel companies.

The reports are paid for by the company concerned and email distributed free. However, we only do them if we like the management (70%), project (20%) and country (10%) for which you need about 90% in each category.

Sites are visited in order to write a report, and typically a week is spent with a company and then it is written up in the following 2 to 3 weeks, with excel modeling where required slowing the report's timing. Report sizes are typically 6 to 12 pages.

Jul 2018 - Typical SA Gold Mine

A Typical South African Gold Mine

To some degree this description is due to some of the spectacular statements still being made in conferences by various companies (initially Artemis/Novo, followed by a number of others) about the mega-moz potential of their Pilbara gold-bearing conglomerates on the basis that they are similar to South Africa’s Witwatersrand basin gold conglomerates and were formed at about the same time, being ~2.4bn to 2.8bn years ago.

Jun 2018 - Sampling Sandstone

Soil Sampling Works at Sandstone

On 13 & 14 June 2018, Alto (AME) reported the progress of its soil sampling program at its mostly wholly owned Sandstone goldfield and discovery of a ~1.3km x 1.3km anomaly south of the Bull Oak open-pit, of which ~30% of the assays have values >30ppb. The actual distribution reported includes 42 assay samples between 31 & 100ppbAu, 17 from 101 to 300ppbAu and 3 >300ppbAu. The significance of >300ppb and the cluster in the >200ppb area shown in the figure is that from what I recall, an ~300ppb gold-in-soil anomaly usually inferred that it could/should result in a gold mine, as illustrated by the Plutonic gold mine having been based on a ~300ppb gold anomaly.

Nov 2017 - High Grade Thrusts

Some Orebodies may have two High Grade Plunge Directions

The following comments are based purely on observation, but to some degree what started this was my observation that an old black & white section by Dominion through Meekatharra closely resembled that of its section through the Westralia pit of Mt Morgans.

Jul 2017 - Drones are Coming

Drones Transforming Exploration Mapping

Many of us have seen the videos taken by drones of mine and exploration properties presented at conferences in about the past two years by companies such as Carbine (CRB) etc, however in mid-June I saw the next stage, namely that of mapping being used by Alto Metals (AME) at their almost wholly owned Sandstone goldfield in WA.

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