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Catching up with Harte Gold (

It's been two weeks or so since we applied the IKN First Law of Mining News Releases to the news out of Harte Gold ( about its refi. Let's see how things are getting on at the company:

Don't say you weren't warned.


B2Gold (BTG) ( The pretty production breakdown chart...

...reproduced on request (reader RD, I doff my cap):

An in-line quarter, with the suckiness of Libertad and Otjikoto being countered successfully by the excellent numbers from Masbate and the good ones from Fekola. BTO trading up a point this morning, which is the correct market response imo.

All part of the service

This from IKN516, out last Sunday April 14th:

Sprott Resource Holdings ( A possible pump coming
I would like to thank A. Reader (no initials, but I will state he is a shareholder of for the heads-up on this, a mail he received from Sprott Global Resource Investments Ltd. on Thursday April 11th. Here’s the whole thing:

Dear Sprott Resource Holdings Shareholders,

Rick Rule, our executive team along with some prominent newsletter writers just concluded a site visit to SRHI’s primary asset, MTV.  Rick returned highly encouraged.  I will be able to provide more material information soon. But in short, the production from MTV will be producing meaningful revenue within the next 12 months.  We are also focusing on promotion to spread the word to the market and to share the story with more investors and institutions. 

SRHI continues to look at the best way to manage their portfolio of assets and there are few key considerations under way that will entail a positive outcome for existing shareholders. 

Stay tuned for further details.

Thank you very much for your continued support.

As this two year chart shows, SRHI has first been thoroughly beaten up and second failed to rally much with other copper names, but that may be about to change if the contents of that mail work as the people around Rick Rule would like. The asset they visited, Minera Tres Valles, has good theoretical economics and whether it flies or not, there’s enough for “prominent newsletter writers” (aka pumpers) to get their teeth into. Consider this a heads-up on a possible pump coming your way soon, with no reco one way or the other from me.

And here's the 10 day chart of SRHI;

The IKN Weekly is not a publication for people who need to be told what to do. It's a publication for people who can take the information supplied and use it in their own manner.


The IKN Weekly, out now

IKN516 has just been sent to subscribers. Meanwhile, post on this blog will continue to be light for a few more days. For secret reasons. Back to normal Thursday.

Understanding Julian Assange

Due to the events of the last few days, a friend pointed in the direction of this essay, "Ghosting" by Andrew O´Hagan, which, if you care enough, is the most insightful thing you'll read about the man and this whole subject. Published in 2014, it tells of the period in 2011 and 2012 when O'Hagan was contracted to ghost write Assange's autobiography and the trials and tribulations the author went through during the process. This essay could not be more insightful on its subject and if, like me, you take the time you get a whole new and far better perspective on what has just happened to Assange. 

It's a long piece but it's well worth the effort, both the writing and the reading. Link here.