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Analysis
It is fundamental that explorers and operators regain investors’ confidence. To finance steeply capital-intensive projects, miners can trade publicly…
Armando Zúñiga
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Armando Zúñiga
CEO
Grupo Ips
Grupo IPS is a private security firm that provides services to the industrial sectors.
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Roundtable
Rick Rule
President and CEO
Sprott US Holdings

Private funding is very difficult to access for exploration, and the best source of private capital for exploration is probably from high-net-worth career mining explorers or from mining operators that are looking to outsource exploration. Mexico is fortunate in that it has five or six private individuals who are themselves eager participants in the Mexican exploration industry. This is something even the Mexican industry does not understand about itself. The fact that national investors are eager to fund these projects gives foreign investors like ourselves some confidence.

Mexico Mining Review asked industry leaders about the often-heard complaint that there is limited funding available and asked for their solutions.
David Wolfin
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David Wolfin
President and CEO
Avino Silver & Gold Mines
Avino Silver & Gold Mines operates two silver mines in Mexico with a gold project under development in British Columbia.
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Roundtable
Mitchell Krebs
Mitchell Krebs
President and CEO of Coeur Mining

I personally think that the industry is pretty well-positioned. I would say that in 2011, when metals prices were at their peak, the industry got rather lazy. But then as prices for silver and gold declined over the ensuing years, the industry was forced to address some of those areas where it was a little bloated. Costs were reduced, marginal mines were either shut down or sold and balance sheets were really improved. In 2011, companies were pursuing growth at all costs without financial discipline in terms of capital allocation and ROI. But now I think the industry has a much sharper focus on true profitability and returns to shareholders. I feel the industry now is in a much better position. Silver and gold prices have stabilized and strengthened. US$1,350/oz is a very attractive price for the industry and underpinning this is exchange rate volatility, debt levels, geopolitics and supply set to further decline.

Late 2016 brought a wave of geopolitical uncertainty with a series of shocks, first with the UK’s decision to leave the EU, then the election of…
Tony Rovira
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Tony Rovira
Managing Director
Azure Minerals
Azure Minerals holds 100 percent ownership of several high-quality, precious and base metals projects in northern Mexico
Peter Secker
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Peter Secker
CEO
Bacanora Lithium
Global lithium supply is about 250,000t/y and Bacanora’s goal is to produce 17,500t/y, which means it would cover 7 percent of world supply by 2020
We want mining companies to increase their vision beyond national growth and find areas of opportunity internationally. Many do not know that they…
Analysis
Mexico holds first place in silver production and is ninth in gold, giving the country much to boast about when it comes to national mining industry.
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José-Oriol Bosch
CEO
BMV Group
BMV Group is comprised of companies that operate a stock exchange, derivative products, an OTC securities and derivatives brokerage company, etc.
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