Wednesday, November 13, 2013

Rob McEwen's Presentation At Cowen & Company's Global Metals, Mining and Materials Conference MUX, TNR.v, GDX

Great presentation from Rob McEwen on all aspects of the markets, McEwen Mining performance and its assets. One of the messages from Rob: "We are through the worst in Argentina".

We have noticed that the Cowen webcast presentation "has expired" below is

McEwen Mining Cowen presentation.

Brutal Past 24 Months For Precious Metals Investors, Nearing A Bottom – Rob McEwen MUX, TNR.v, GLD, GDX, SLV, CU

  "Rob McEwen can not control Gold, Silver or Copper prices, but he can control the management of his company. McEwen Mining has delivered solid results in the very tough environment and shows very entrepreneurial approach to advance its business plan. 
  We would like to see the more aggressive approach in the promoting and marketing of Los Azules copper deposit in Argentina now. This is truly the world class asset, according to McEwen Mining and this project deserves the spotlights on the scene where Chinese companies are scooping all available resources now.  After delivered PEA in September and recent elections in Argentina there is a window of opportunity to capitalise on the recovery - like Lumina Copper price action has demonstrated this year. Las Bambas copper project bidding war amongst Chinese conglomerates is just another reminder about the smart money actions in this market.
  Without the advance of Los Azules the dream about S&P 500 in 2015 will stay as a dream, but any development here will be the Catalyst for McEwen Mining and TNR Gold. McEwen Mining is very heavily shorted and it will provide the rocket fuel for the launch.
  Among other positive developments we would like to mention ongoing exploration on a number of projects and combination of the McEwen Mining and Hochschild Mining properties around San Jose Mine in Argentina; received environmental permit for El Galo 2 in Mexico and 10 million in tax return from Mexico in addition to the reported cash position. 
  Very strict cost control in mining and production and, particularly, in the new projects development demonstrates the solid potential of Rob's team. Higher Gold and Silver prices will help to ignite this story again, but Los Azules development is potentially the most explosive value driver with the right amount of effort on its marketing now. Today's perception of country Risk can be the main valuation driver tomorrow."

'Argentina presents incredible long-term growth opportunities,' Fintech chief tells WSJ

TNR Gold: McEwen Mining Q3 2013 Results And Los Azules Copper Project 43-101 Report TNR.v, MUX, GDX

"McEwen Mining has published 43-101 report on Los Azules copper project in Argentina and now industry insiders will be busy crunching the numbers. 

Copper M&A: Peru Officials Meeting Chinalco, Minmetals This Week on Las Bambas Bids MUX, TNR.v, LCC.v, CU, GDX

 "With Chinese economy in the recovery mode quest by Chinese companies for the best mining assets is ongoing worldwide. Lumina Copper is getting some bids today again and Los Azules copper will be getting on the investors' radar screens with the changing political landscape in Argentina again."

"Los Azules Copper ProjectArgentina (100%)
In September, McEwen Mining announced an updated PEA for the Los Azules Copper project. The results from the PEA demonstrate that Los Azules has the potential to become one of the largest, lowest cost copper mines in the world. In addition, there remains excellent exploration potential to further expand the size of the existing mineral resource. Highlights from the PEA are shown below:
  • Pre-tax Net Present Value of $3.0 billion (8% discount rate) and an Internal Rate of Return of 17.7%.
  • Annual copper production during years 1-5 to average 258,000 tonnes (568 million lbs), which would have placed it in the top 3%1 of copper mines in the world during 2012. Life of mine annual copper production to average 171,000 tonnes (377 million lbs) over 35 years.
  • Indicated resource of 5.4 billion pounds of copper (grading 0.63% Cu) and 0.8 million ounces of gold (389 million tonnes with a cut-off grade of 0.35% Cu) and Inferred resource of 14.3 billion pounds of copper (grading 0.46%) and 2.6 million ounces of gold (1,397 million tonnes with a cut-off grade of 0.35% Cu).
  • Initial capital costs to construct the mine and process plant have been estimated at $3.9 billionwith a payback on a pre-tax basis has been estimated at 3.8 years at $3.00/lb copper and$1,300/oz gold.
1 Based on internal market data.
The PEA is preliminary in nature and includes inferred mineral resources that are considered too speculative geologically to have the economic considerations applied to them that would enable them to be categorized as mineral reserves, and there is no certainty that the PEA will be realized.
The PEA has been filed under the Company's profile on SEDAR ( pursuant to the requirements of Canadian National Instrument 43-101 and is also available on the Company's website -"

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