Keith Neumeyer
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Keith Neumeyer
President and CEO
First Majestic Silver
First Majestic Silver focuses on silver production in Mexico and is aggressively pursuing the development of its existing mineral property assets.
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Insight
Mariano Calderón
Partner
Santamarina + Steta
With the plethora of potential complications that could threaten mining projects, ranging from land disputes to community issues and even taxes, it…
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Randy Smallwood
President and CEO
Wheaton Precious Metals
Wheaton Precious Metals, formerly Silver Wheaton, is the world’s largest pure silver and gold streaming company.
Having another source of high-grade cobalt is important, so we are really excited about the advantages of mining cobalt in Mexico.
Analysis
As world-class deposits become harder to find and end users increasingly demand ethically-sourced products, both governments and the private sector…
San Julián mine, Chihuahua
Roundtable
Brendan Cahill
Brendan Cahill
President and CEO of Excellon Resources

At Platosa, we have the benefit of high grade silver, lead and zinc production with 50 percent of our revenues from base metals. As a result, we have some protection against weaker silver prices and volatile fluctuations. We still strongly believe in silver’s potential, as a vitally important metal and as one of the most reflective and conductive materials with multiple uses that permeate every new technology. We are living in the future and as we make more advancement, we must go back to the source to build our dreams. Our main objective is to continue to unlock exploration potential, and secure future supply.

After a brief shining moment in 2011 when silver reached almost US$50/oz, prices have been largely flat, hovering around the US$16-17 mark since 2014…
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Roundtable
Rob Mcewen
Chief Founder
McEwen Mining

Our approach is opportunistic. We like to buy assets that are unloved by the market. While a distress asset purchase will guarantee more work, the low purchase price limits the downside price and offer good upside potential. For example, our recently acquired Black Fox complex was originally purchased by Primero Mining in 2014 for US$300 million along with the assumption of US$140 million in liabilities. Then they invested US$120 million bringing their total investment to US$560 million. We bought it for US$35 million, which was equivalent to paying 6 cents for every dollar they invested. It came with over 1 million ounces in resources, annual production of 40-50,000 ounces of gold however with a short mine life, an operating mill with excess capacity, numerous exploration targets and a US$190 million-dollar tax pool, which means we can shelter US$190 million of future profits.

Mexico Mining Review asked those that came out swinging after the downturn what they look for in their ideal mining project.
Randy Smallwood
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Randy Smallwood
President and CEO
Wheaton Precious Metals (formerly Silver Wheaton)
Wheaton Precious Metals is the world’s largest precious metals streaming company. With a strong growth profile,
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