GoldMinerPulse: TSX/TSXv Gold Mining and Silver Mining Companies

Last Updated With Closing Market Prices and Document Filings from: 29 January 2015 (as available at TSX closing time).

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Visual Correlations

Use the form below to visually inspect the correlation between the closing market prices of TSX/TSXv gold/silver equities and spot market prices for gold and/or silver and/or copper.

TSX/TSXv Gold/Silver Stocks Correlation With Spot Market Metal Prices
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Index: NYSE Arca Gold Bugs Index (HUI)

Producers in ETFs:  GDX   GDXJ   SGDM   SILJ   ZJG  

Developers/Explorers in ETFs:  GDXJ   SGDM   SILJ   ZJG  

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To quote the cop in Superbad, that metric is ''superbadass!''. And fun.

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Gold and Silver Production Statistics

Production Based on Last/Latest Four Quarters

Using the most recently available quarterly production reports, the gold and silver stocks listed on the TSX/TSXv are reporting production totals on a rolling 4 quarters of:

  • Gold: 30.04M ounces (1,029.94 tons or 934.35 tonnes), a 1.5% change over the 4 quarters ending at the prior quarter.

  • Silver: 176.21M ounces (6,041.49 tons or 5,480.74 tonnes), a 3.4% change over the previous 4 quarters ending at the prior quarter.

The running totals for quarterly production numbers for companies with a quarter ending in the months of October, November and December 2014, along with the changes on a Quarter on Quarter (QoQ) basis, for TSX/TSXv Gold and Silver producers are:

# Producers
Gold Produced
Latest Q Report
Gold Δ
Silver Produced
Latest Q Report
Silver Δ
55 of 88 3,307,997 oz
113.4 tons
102.9 tonne
26% 28,895,127 oz
991 tons
899 tonne

TSX/TSXv Gold Reserves and Resources

Gold reserves and resources for TSX/TSXv listed companies with at least 12.5% of their in situ metal values from gold:


Type of Equity

Gold Reserves


Gold Resources
(tons, inclusive of reserves)


Gold Producers

17927 41366

Gold Developers

3978 14566

Gold Explorers
>5M Oz AuEq

2025 7875

Gold Explorers
<5M Oz AuEq

68 6003

All Gold Equities

23998 69811

Based on gold production rates reports over the last 4Q, TSX/TSXv gold producers have 21.5 years of gold reserves.

TSX/TSXv Silver Reserves and Resources

Silver reserves and resources for TSX/TSXv listed companies with at least 12.5% of their in situ metal values from silver:


Type of Equity

Silver Reserves


Silver Resources
(tons, inclusive of reserves)


Silver Producers

178657 381569

Silver Developers

48987 131691

Silver Explorers
>5M Oz AuEq

6562 60474

Silver Explorers
<5M Oz AuEq

174 47876

All Silver Equities

234380 621611

Based on silver production rates reports over the last 4Q, TSX/TSXv silver producers have 33.6 years of reserves.


TSX/TSXv Gold and Silver Equities Statistics

The following table includes TSX/TSXv listed companies with at least 12.5 of their in situ metal values from gold or silver (in US$).

Type of Equity






>5M Oz AuEq


<5M Oz AuEq


Enterprise Value
Per Oz AuEq

$76 $10 $3 $11

Estimated Discovery Cost
Per Oz AuEq

  $12 $3 $21

Net Working Capital

$23,337M $1,007M $425M $633M

TSX/TSXv Company Counts by Category

TSX/TSXv company may appear at most one time in the following table. Companies without a gold/silver resource (generators, historic and grass roots) are included on the basis of qualitative assessment of descriptions published in quarterly financial statements.

Category # of Companies in Category

Gold/Silver Streaming and Royalty Companies


Gold/Silver Producers


Gold/Silver Developers


Gold/Silver Explorers


Gold/Silver Generator Model Companies
(No Gold or Silver Resource)


Gold/Silver Explorers with Historic Resource
(No Gold or Silver Resource)


Gold/Silver Grass Roots Explorers
(No Gold or Silver Resource)


Total Companies Listed in
(Current, historic, TSX/TSXv, CNDX, and others. See Note 1)


Note 1: All TSX/TSXv listed companies are required to file in However, companies include current companies, companies that no longer file (i.e. as a result of take over, merger, re-organization, bankruptcy, etc.), CNDX companies (Canadian over the counter market listings), and companies listed on foreign exchanges (e.g. US OTC, London, etc.) that have some connection with Canadian investors.

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Gold and Silver Miner Market Capitalization Estimates

TSX/TSXv Grouping TSX/TSXv Total Market Capitalization
(Millions of US$)
Gold & Silver Producers $99,295
Gold & Silver Streamers $21,798
Gold & Silver Developers $7,774
Gold & Silver Explorers $4,247
Total TSX/TSXv Gold & Silver Miners $133,114
Market Cap Estimate For the World's
Gold & Silver miners (Millions of US$)

Note: All TSX/TSXv companies with at least 12.5% of their total in situ metal value coming from either gold or silver and which match the category definitions, are included in the above table.

Gold & Silver Producers category includes those companies that report quarterly production counts and revenues for gold and/or silver production.

Gold & Silver Streamers category includes companies focused on creating gold/silver streams or royalty income flows.

Gold & Silver Developers category includes companies with an explicit plan to start production in the near term or which have a spending profile and work plans to imply potential future production.

Gold & Silver Explorers category includes companies that are primarily focused on expanding resource counts at one or more existing gold and silver projects without indicating plans for future production.

Generator and grass roots companies are not covered.

Market capitalization is always computed using closing market price (expressed in US$ using exchange rates in effact at market closing time) and the issued share of each company. Updates are made daily after the TSX market close.

TSX/TSXv Market Share Assumptions: the TSX/TSXv gold producers are estimated to represent approximately 33% of the world's gold producers since the TSX/TSXv gold producers report approximately 1/3 of the world's yearly gold production. The streamers, explorers and developers are estimated to represent very roughly 50% of the world total for companies in those groupings.

The Market Cap Estimate For the World's Gold & Silver miners is computed based on the actual TSX/TSXv market capitalizations, computed on a daily basis here using closing market prices and material filings as available at the TSX market closing time, and applying the market share assumptions detailed above.

Detailed fundamental metrics on the TSX/TSXv gold and silver miners, including per company details such as:

  • gold and silver reserves / resources breakdowns

  • enterprise value per ounce of gold reserve (or resource)

  • average ore value per tonne

  • breakdown of percentage of gold equivalent ounces by country (2 letter ISO codes)

  • options to fully customize report to your specific needs

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The 29 January 2015 1 month GOFO rate rose to 0.0900 (up from 0.0850) and the 12 month rate dropped to 0.15750 (from 0.1600). The 2, 3 and 6 month rates rose.

23 January: Rising GOFO rates coupled with an $1,049M inflow into TSX gold stocks in the GDX ETF (Jan22/15), a strong up move in the US Dollar Index (DXY), and the recent move in price of platinum to a negative premium to gold suggests an above average probability of a pull back in price of gold going into next week -- I expect to see the price of gold lower by 30 January.

Per the LBMA website, all GOFO data will discontinued as of 30 January 2015. The LBMA website now references and provides contacts into this organization on the Discontinuation of GOFO transition information page. Thanks in advance to anyone who can provide a good overview blog on the LBMA to trioptima transition.

Starting February 2015, the LBMA will reveal almost nothing of its internal market fundamentals, a policy in sharp contrast to the almost fully transparent SGE, which even provided a listing for weekly physical deliveries from the vault, something the LBMA has never dared publish.

See Negative GOFO Rates on the LBMA for a summary of negative rate days from 1989 to the end of 2014.


Gold ETF News

The daily changes in TSX/TSXv gold/silver equity holdings in the Market Vectors Gold Miners (GDX), Market Vectors Gold Junior Miners (GDXJ), BMO Junior Gold Index ETF (ZJG) and Sprott Gold Miners ETF (SGDM) are noted below.

  • 26 January - GDX increased TSX holdings by $25.0M. GDXJ and ZJG.TO holdings were unchanged. SGDM outstanding units increased by 150,000.

  • 23 January - GDX increased TSX holdings by $85.9M. GDXJ and ZJG.TO holdings were unchanged. SGDM outstanding units increased by 100,000.

  • 22 January - GDX increased TSX holdings by $1049.1M. GDXJ and ZJG.TO holdings were unchanged. SGDM outstanding units increased by 400,000.

  • 21 January - GDX increased TSX holdings by $22.6M. GDXJ and ZJG.TO holdings were unchanged. SGDM outstanding units increased by 1,300,000.

  • 20 January - GDX increased TSX holdings by $69.7M. GDXJ increased TSX holdings by $6.9M. SGDM outstanding units increased by 300,000. ZJG.TO outstanding units were unchanged.

  • Seabridge Gold (SEA CN, SA), a dynamic, well-funded company active in Northern British Columbia, is the only gold explorer/developer included in both the Market Vectors Gold Miners ETF (GDXJ) and the newly-launched Sprott Gold Miners ETF (SGDM). The Seabridge KSM project has received final approval of its Environmental Assessment Application and is only the second large-scale mining project in Canada to receive federal approval in the past five years - see Why KSM Makes Sense. Also see Seabridge Gold Inc. Project Summary and Seabridge Gold home page for more.


Shanghai Gold Exchange Gold Closing Price Versus Kitco Closing Price

The Shanghai Gold Exchange Yuan Renminbi price of gold and premium/discount in US dollars relative to the Kitco spot price at TSX close follows (yearly average and 1 year rolling time period comparisons):

Yearly Average Shanghai Gold Exchange Premium:

  • 2015 (YTD average): $0.59

  • 2014 (Full year average): $4.11

  • 2013 (Full year average): $16.09

Rolling Week on Week Comparisons of Shanghai Gold Exchange (SGE) Premiums (Δ) vs Kitco Spot Gold Price:

Date Shanghai Gold Exchange Close - Au(T+D) Kitco Spot Price at TSX Close SGE Δ
Yuan Renminbi/gram US$/oz
29 January 2015 257.28 $1282 $1257 $25
28 January 2015 258.98 $1289 $1286 $3
27 January 2015 257.91 $1284 $1294 -$10
26 January 2015 260.16 $1294 $1279 $14
23 January 2015 259.52 $1296 $1294 $2
22 January 2015 260.05 $1303 $1302 $1
31 July 2014 257.51 $1297 $1282 $15
30 July 2014 258.39 $1302 $1296 $7
29 July 2014 259.84 $1308 $1300 $8
28 July 2014 259.77 $1306 $1305 $1
25 July 2014 257.60 $1294 $1308 -$14
24 July 2014 258.58 $1298 $1292 $6
30 January 2014 246.23 $1264 $1243 $21
29 January 2014 245.80 $1262 $1270 -$7
28 January 2014 245.80 $1265 $1254 $10
27 January 2014 247.76 $1274 $1255 $19
24 January 2014 246.74 $1269 $1268 $0
23 January 2014 243.15 $1250 $1263 -$13

Currency conversions made using spot rates available on the date. The SGE Δ is computed as the SGE closing price in US$ minus Kitco Spot Price (bid) at TSX Close.

See the SGE page for daily updates on the Shanghai Gold Exchange, including a comparison of SGE gold delivery from vault in 2014 versus 2013.

See schedule of holidays in China in 2015 for dates the SGE will be closed. 2 January was the New Year's weekend holiday. The next holiday will be Spring Festival Eve and Chinese New Year holidays started 18 February and ending 24 February.


Thursday's News Highlights

Select Thursday's news headlines from the 1,331 mining stocks (producers, developers, explorers, base metal producers plus a few of the capital pool companies) GoldMinerPulse tracks:

  • Aura Silver Resources Inc. (AUU CV) Visit
    • 08:30am EST Aura Silver Identifies Potential Major Extensions of its Existing Silver/Gold Resource at East Taviche, Mexico [Marketwired more]
  • Continental Gold Limited (CGOOF, CNL CN) Visit
    • 06:30am EST Continental Gold Drills Broad and High-Grade Intervals in the Veta Sur Vein System at Buritica, Colombia [Marketwired more]
  • Endeavour Silver Corp. (EXK, EDR CN) Visit
    • 07:30am EST Endeavour Silver Updates Reserve and Resource Estimates, Provides Production and Cost Guidance for 2015; Conference Call at 10:00am PST Today [Marketwired more]
  • Helio Resource Corp. (HRC CV) Visit
    • 10:15am EST Helio (TSX-V:HRC) Reports Multiple High Grade Intercepts from the Gap Target, SMP Gold Project, Tanzania [CNW Group more]
  • Klondex Mines Ltd. (KLNDF, KDX CN) Visit
    • 06:00am EST Klondex Increases Mineral Resource Estimate at Fire Creek [Marketwired more]
  • Pilot Gold Inc. (PLG CN) Visit
    • 06:30am EST Pilot Gold Announces Revised Preliminary Economic Assessment for Halilaga Copper-Gold Porphyry Project [Marketwired more]
  • Torex Gold Resources Inc. (TXG CN) Visit
    • 06:00am EST Torex Announces Updated Capex for El Limon-Guajes Project and Receives Second Drawdown on Loan Facility [Marketwired more]
  • Wesdome Gold Mines Ltd. (WDO CN) Visit
    • 07:00am EST Wesdome Increases Reserves 57% at Eagle River Mine [CNW Group more]

View more of Thursday's news headlines here. Our news headlines update each TSX/TSXv trading day, typically mid morning and then several times during the trading day.

Gold No Longer Slumbers

Russia boosts purchases, as Switzerland gets ready to vote on underpinning the franc with the metal.

What do Vladimir Putin, the Islamic State, and a fair number of Swiss citizens share? And on which single issue do economists of virtually every stripe agree?


Russia's president, the Islamic State, and many Swiss all harbor a deep suspicion about government-issued paper currencies. Mainstream economists, who rarely can reach a conclusion on anything, are united in their disdain for the metal. John Maynard Keynes famously called it a "barbarous relic," and Milton Friedman dismissed its use as money, declaring "you might as well use pork bellies" as the basis of a monetary system.

Mr. Market, for his part, is duly agnostic. But after pummeling gold steadily lower from its peak around $1,900 an ounce in September 2011, he is showing signs that he could be done dumping on the metal, which hit a low of $1,131.85 an ounce this month. Gold-mining stocks, which often point to the future direction of bullion, have moved up sharply in the past couple of weeks.

...'s technical guru, Michael Kahn, last week wrote that signs of a return to a bull market in the metal are visible on the charts. He sees gold testing resistance around $1,250 an ounce in coming weeks. If successful, a test of $1,500 would seem plausible "if the bulls remain in control," which would still be well short of the historic $1,922 peak of September 2011, marked by a frenzy of television and radio advertising for bullion.

Read the complete article at Barron's Up and Down Wall Street, Nov 21, 2014

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