GoldMinerPulse: TSX/TSXv Gold Mining and Silver Mining Companies

Last Updated With Closing Market Prices and Document Filings from: 26 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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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: 30.05M ounces (1,030.29 tons or 934.66 tonnes), a 1.5% change over the 4 quarters ending at the prior quarter.

  • Silver: 175.54M ounces (6,018.51 tons or 5,459.90 tonnes), a 3.5% 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
52 of 88 3,281,652 oz
112.5 tons
102.1 tonne
26% 27,656,544 oz
948 tons
860 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

17931 41426

Gold Developers

3971 14499

Gold Explorers
>5M Oz AuEq

2025 7875

Gold Explorers
<5M Oz AuEq

68 6026

All Gold Equities

23995 69826

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

179506 381995

Silver Developers

48125 130787

Silver Explorers
>5M Oz AuEq

6562 60474

Silver Explorers
<5M Oz AuEq

174 47876

All Silver Equities

234366 621133

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

$77 $10 $3 $12

Estimated Discovery Cost
Per Oz AuEq

  $12 $3 $21

Net Working Capital

$23,042M $1,015M $422M $647M

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 $101,988
Gold & Silver Streamers $22,772
Gold & Silver Developers $8,133
Gold & Silver Explorers $4,324
Total TSX/TSXv Gold & Silver Miners $137,218
Market Cap Estimate For the World's
Gold & Silver miners (Millions of US$)

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)

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The 26 January 2015 1 month GOFO rate rose to 0.0800 (from 0.0750) and the 12 month rate rose to 0.1550 (from 0.14750). The 2, 3 and 6 month rates also 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.

  • 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.

  • 19 January - ZJG.TO outstanding units increased by 300,000. GDX, GDXJ and SGDM did not trade (U.S. market was closed).

  • 16 January - GDX increased TSX holdings by $6.3M. GDXJ increased TSX holdings by $34.1M. SGDM and 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): -1.57

  • 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
26 January 2015 260.16 $1294 $1279 $14
23 January 2015 259.52 $1296 $1294 $2
22 January 2015 260.05 $1303 $1302 $1
21 January 2015 260.14 $1303 $1294 $10
20 January 2015 255.83 $1281 $1294 -$13
19 January 2015 255.66 $1279 Spot Market Closed (MLK)
28 July 2014 259.77 $1306 $1305 $1
25 July 2014 257.60 $1294 $1308 -$14
24 July 2014 258.58 $1298 $1292 $6
23 July 2014 260.88 $1309 $1304 $5
22 July 2014 260.82 $1308 $1306 $2
21 July 2014 266.84 $1303 $1313 -$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
22 January 2014 243.60 $1252 $1237 $15
21 January 2014 245.72 $1263 $1242 $22
20 January 2014 246.49 $1267 $1255 $12

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.


Monday's News Highlights

Select Monday'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:

  • American Creek Resources Ltd. (AMK CV) Visit
    • 09:00am EST American Creek Commences Judgement Enforcement Against Teuton Resources Corp.-Litigation Update [Marketwired more]
  • Constantine Metal Resources Ltd. (CEM CV) Visit
    • 08:50am EST Constantine Reports Final Drill Results and Provides 2014 Exploration Summary at the Palmer VMS Project, Alaska [Marketwired more]
  • Crocodile Gold Corp. (CROCF, CRK CN) Visit
    • 07:00am EST Crocodile Gold Achieves Record Operating Cash Flow For The Year Ended December 31, 2014 [Marketwired more]
  • Global Minerals Ltd. (CTG CV) Visit
    • 09:00am EST Global Minerals Files Complete Preliminary Economic Assessment of Its Strieborna Silver-Copper Project on SEDAR [Marketwired more]
  • Kirkland Lake Gold Inc. (KGI CN) Visit
    • 02:00am EST Kirkland Lake Gold Appoints Eric Sprott as Chairman of the Board [Marketwired more]
  • Northern Gold Mining Inc. (NGM CV) Visit
    • 07:00am EST Northern Gold Announces Updated Bulk Sample Results - Recovers 1,292 Oz Gold at 94.7% Recovery [Marketwired more]
  • Rockhaven Resources Ltd. (RK CV) Visit
    • 10:08am EST IIROC Trading Resumption - RK; DVI [PR Newswire more]
    • 10:00am EST Rockhaven Announces Initial Inferred Resource Estimate of 948,000 oz of Gold and 21,780,000 oz of Silver (1,310,000 oz Gold EQ) at Klaza Property, Yukon [Marketwired more]
  • Seabridge Gold Inc. (SA, SEA CN) Visit
    • 08:00am EST Independent Geotechnical Review Board Established for KSM Project [CNW Group more]
  • Timmins Gold Corp. (TGD , TMM CN) Visit
    • 09:07am EST Timmins Gold Reports Record Production of 121,573 AuEq Ozs in 2014 and 25,304 AuEq Ozs For the Fourth Quarter of 2014 [Marketwired more]

View more of Monday'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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