Richard Mills - Ahead of the Herd

Richard Mills invests in the junior resource/biotech sector and is owner and host of

Nixon, gold and oil

In July 1944, delegates from 44 nations met at Bretton Woods, New Hampshire - the United Nations Monetary and Financial Conference - and agreed to “peg” their currencies to the U.S. dollar, the only currency strong enough to meet the rising demands for international currency transactions.

Of debt, gold and Okun’s Law

Is gold’s run over? Let’s look at some facts.

A case study for a Greenfield investment

Fact - our reality is we’re living on a relatively small planet with a finite amount of reserves and a growing human population that wants an increase in their standard of living.

Into the green – lithium

Rare and critical metals are playing a crucial role in recent scientific advancements, especially in the environmental technologies and energy sectors.

Stormtroopin’ USA

No term generates more confusion or misunderstanding than fascism; too many people believe that fascism exists solely in images on the History Channel - storm troopers pounding thundering jackboots down cobblestone streets of occupied countries while throwing up the Roman salute.

Good intentions bad directions

“Beneath the Pacific Ocean's floor deep in the Japanese trench, tectonic plate boundaries slipped repeatedly, triggering one of the most severe earthquakes in recent history.

A nation's metallurgical Achilles' heel

The following have all combined to limit control of foreign minerals by US companies:

Critical raw materials revisited

A critical or strategic material is a commodity whose lack of availability during a national emergency would seriously affect the economic, industrial, and defensive capability of a country.

Silver eagles soar

In World War I severe material shortages played havoc with production schedules and caused lengthy delays in implementing programs.

Graphite: Pencil It In

Sometime between 1500 and 1565 a large graphite deposit was discovered in Cumbria, England.

Hudson’s Neodymium magnet mine

The Sarfartoq Carbonatite Complex, in west Greenland, is 100% controlled by Hudson Resources TSX.V – HUD and is one of the worlds largest carbonatite complexes having approximate dimensions of 13km X 8 km.

Nuclear power, it’s no contest

The electricity needed for any country to successfully replace fossil fuels, both for transportation and everyday use, will have to come from nuclear generation.

A Coming Great Global Angst

Our agriculture system is concentrated on producing a very few staple crops - there is a very serious lack of crop diversity.

Derisking gold juniors, step by step

If you're among the many who consider investing in the junior resource sector nothing more than a crapshoot, look into Ahead of the Herd Publisher Rick Mills' steps to derisk the inherently risky business of investing in junior resource companies.

The gilded age of bankers

Between 1865 and 1898 the US economy grew at the fastest rate in its history with real wages, wealth, GDP, and capital formation all increasing rapidly:

Ahead of the Herd with Western Potash

Today I’m speaking with Patricio Varas, P.Geo., Chief Executive Officer and Director of Western Potash Corp

World’s largest miners like potash

Miners are looking to enter the potash business, or expand existing operations, as they look for increased demand from developing nations such as China, India and Brazil.

Today I’m speaking with Robert Archer, President, CEO and Director of Cangold Limited TSX.V - CLD

The ready bullion boys

It’s been said Alaska has been discovered four times; first for furs, then fish, gold and finally, oil. Alaska’s history has therefore been one of boom to bust to boom.

Ahead of the Herd With Great Panther Silver

Today I’m speaking with Robert Archer, President and CEO of Great Panther Silver TSX-GPR. Mr. Archer has more than 30 years experience working for mining companies throughout North America, including Newmont Exploration of Canada Ltd., Rio Algom Exploration Inc., Placer Dome Canada Ltd. and Noranda Exploration Inc.

Ahead of the Herd with NioGold Mining

Today I’m talking with Rock Lefrancois, P.Geo., President and Chief Operating Officer for NioGold Mining Corp TSX.V-NOX.

Swords to plowshares program over

Swords (military weapons) to plowshares (tools that benefit mankind) is a concept in which military weapons/technologies are converted to peaceful civilian applications.

Ocean Park

The World Gold Council’s latest report “Gold Demand Trends Second Quarter 2011” reported second quarter global gold demand was 919.8 tonnes

On the path to production

There are three stages in a junior company’s development.The most upside (and by far the greatest risk) comes from buying a junior resource company when they are exploring and make an initial discovery.

Junior exploration companies raise money to acquire and explore a property while praying/hoping the first drill hole, or the next one, or maybe the one after, is the big discovery everyone’s looking for.