I had the pleasure of speaking to Christian Kargl-Simard on May 11, 2022.
who is Christian Kargl-Simard?
Mr. Kargl-Simard is a professional engineer with over 18 years of experience in the mining industry. Having worked both in technical and finance roles, and currently being the President and CEO of Adventus Mining Corp, I thought he’d be a great person to ask for help. Help on how to stop losing money with junior shitcos. Which is what I do; lose money with junior shitcos.
Prior to starting Adventus, Christian worked for 10 years in investment banking roles at Raymond James Ltd. and Haywood Securities Inc. During his tenure in investment banking, Christian was involved in financings raising more than $7 billion, and he assisted in completing over 35 M&A transactions. Mr. Kargl-Simard is a professional engineer (Canada) and holds a B.A.Sc. degree in Metallurgical Engineering from the University of British Columbia.
This interview was not sponsored by anybody. I do want you to know that I have recently (prior to recording this interview) purchased shares of Surge Copper, of which Christian is a board member. However, I have a very high-risk appetite and the minimum risk is losing 100% of my invested capital.
When I’m looking into junior mining speculations, I’m looking at 7 main things. I call those “The 7 P’s”. Yes, indeed, I am very creative. Everybody knows that. My 7 P’s are:
- Primary metrics
– Market Cap
– Cash & Debt
– Enterprice value
– Options & Warrants
– Insider ownership
– Share price performance
– Management background & trackrecord
– Jurisdiction mineral potenial + legal structure
– Existence of other mining projects
– a lot of geological things but start with grade + size
– volume x grade x desity x discount factor
- Plans for the future
– drill program
– straight forward plan
– what can go wrong?
– what happens if that happens?
– how much is the company spending on marketing?
– who are they partering with?
There is a lot more to it, of course, but this is the basis of this conversation. Christian and I went over those 7 P’s and talked about red flags and what to be on the lookout for.
Antonio Atanasov is not an investment advisor. The information provided in this publication – and all other publications by Resource Talks – is impersonal in nature and meant for general information purposes only. Before taking any action on any investment, it is imperative that you consult with multiple licensed, experienced, and qualified investment advisors. Get numerous opinions before taking your own decision in the end. The minimum risk on any investment mentioned in this publication is 100% loss of capital.
Shortly: you will lose all of your money and possibly most of your braincells if you listen to talking heads on the internet. Especially if they have orange hair and no experience (me).
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00:00 Important warning
01:00 Who is this?
03:00 Red flags in juniors
06:00 The first things to look for in juniors
13:50 Does the background of the management matter?
18:30 What kind of management to look for in juniors?
24:30 What kind of jurisdiction to look for in juniors?
35:00 Latin American jurisdictions
38:50 Does the Fraser Institute of Mining hold any water?
39:40 First nations & other community problems to look out for
44:00 What’s more important, management or jurisdiction?
47:30 Basic geology & geology red flags
54:30 Geology shenanigans to look out for
58:50 The company’s plans for the future
01:04:00 Marketing & promotion
01:13:30 Talking to management; how, what, why?
01:16:00 Closing thoughts