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Deaths at Argonaut Gold (

The NR just out, top paragraph reproduced with no further comment:

TORONTO, Oct. 12, 2019 /CNW/ - Argonaut Gold Inc. (TSX: AR) (the "Company", "Argonaut Gold" or "Argonaut") regrets to advise that two individuals who work for its mining contractor at its La Colorada mine were fatality injured as a result of a high voltage accident while performing maintenance on a haul truck on Friday, October 11, 2019.

Full NR here.


The Friday OT: Brian Transeau; 1.618

The music is of course sublime, the video is every as good. Mathematics as art. For Kai Hoffmann.

This is the full version, so don't get worried about the two minute intro. Youtube here.

Cobalt 27 (KBLT.v): The Pala rip-off is rammed through

Here's the link and here's an extract...

"The Arrangement Resolution required and received approval by (i) 66⅔% of the votes cast by shareholders present in person or represented by proxy at the Meeting and (ii) a simple majority of the votes cast by shareholders present in person or represented by proxy at the Meeting, excluding the votes cast by such shareholders as are required to be excluded pursuant to Multilateral Instrument 61-101 – Protection of Minority Security Holders in Special Transactions"

...and here's the screenshot...

...of the paydirt. It is done.

Production at MMG's Las Bambas copper mine in Peru is effectively paralyzed

Las Bambas made headlines earlier this year when locals around the mine and on its transport route blockaded the operation and stopped production due to their ongoing complaints about the amount of heavy truck traffic, lack of compensation and general malaise. Since then the bad blood between parties has slipped off the radar, however the lack of advances in negotiations between the three parties (company, locals, government) meant that around 20 days ago the blockades were re-started as a protest measure. The fact the move didn't make headlines at the time doesn't make it any less severe, as the company is now virtually out of fuel for its fleet of trucks, 90% of vehicles are parked up, copper production is down to a trickle and management says it only has another day or two before it sends its 8,000 strong workforce home. 

Adventus Zinc (ADZN.v)

Impressive the way this stock ignores all buy or sell market forces and even political news flow. It's almost as if....nah, surely not!


In The IKN Weekly this weekend

The main event of IKN542 out this Sunday evening is the site visit report and financial/economic analysis of Minera Alamos (MAI.v), a company whose main Santana asset was visited by your humble scribe this fine week. We also humbly stress that we ain't shareholders of this company right now.

Belo Sun ( So apart from this minor technical detail, nothing to worry about good right okay yes mmm

Here is your link to the stuff that sold-out peddler of bullshit and lies Doody isn't going to mention to you. My holy stars, what a dirty scam this company is.

Duncan Middlemiss or Rob McEwen? You be the judge!

Maybe you prefer 2019 year-to-date?

Or perhaps the classic 12 month chart?

Or is it possible your bias is toward August 2016-to-date, from the time WDO CEO Middlemiss joined his gig?

 Please, tell me your preference...

Victory Metals (VMX.v): Tracking Collin Kettell's legalized crimes

The only reason that what these people do is not a felony-level crime, is that justice has yet to catch up to the legislature. Consider these IKN posts on Victory Metals ( during 2019:

Please check those links for the names of all involved in this obvious scam, from the slimy twat BPB, the new Jabba the Hutt Matysek, not forgetting Marin "Bela Lugosi" Katusa. And now consider the share price action in this stock:

This is merely the start. With the white collar criminals around this utter scam blowing out paper for cents from now on in, the last thing retail saps are going to feel about their decision to buy into this pump bullshit is "victory".

LADB does Ecuador

Right here. Excellent summary of the news flow from the ongoing protests, with links galore.


This blog has been quiet for the last few days

For secret reasons.


The IKN Weekly, out now


IKN541 has just been sent to subscribers. a crappy edition that should get a few more people to unsubscribe from this waste of time service.