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Investing in African Minerals on the London Stock Exchange

African Minerals as a source of wealth is nothing new. From the Romans to the British Empire, there have been major fortunes made from investing in African resources. Although the chances of making an Empire’s worth of money are slim, there is certainly the possibility for some smart investments into African minerals today. A number of different African minerals companies are currently trading on the London Stock Exchange, and for the savvy investor, this sector represents a major opportunity. African Mining Mining is one of the biggest industries throughout Africa, and the continent is rich in a number of minerals that are increasingly...

Berkeley Mineral Resources

Anyone looking at the three month chart below (courtesy of SharePrice.co.uk) could be forgiven for assuming that June contained a profit warning or the like for Berkeley Mineral Resources. But not so! Just another month in the life of an AIM-listed minerals share.     In fact, since June of this year, in this amateur's humble opinion, there's been pretty much nothing but good news coming out of Berkeley Mineral Resources. Let's take a closer look. Below is the nuts and bolts of the past couple of months worth of BMR's news releases in a timeline. For the full releases that these (italicised) snippets are...

Alecto Energy Gains Following Final Results

Following the announcement of their 2010 results, Alecto Energy added a healthy glow to our portfolio on Tuesday, finishing 24% up on the day. We bought into Alecto back in November last year at 3.75 pence a share on the back of their three gold and copper mining and two uranium mining licenses in the Mauritanide mobile belt of Mauritania and the possibility of more licences to come. I like a company that has its irons scattered in a few fires. In yesterday's results Malcolm James - in his Chairman's report - had this to say: This has been an important year for...

Purchase – Herencia Resources

Our last purchase for 2010 was Herencia Resources - a mineral exploration and development company with a primary focus on developing its Paguanta zinc-silver-lead-gold Project in northern Chile. Herencia's Paguanta Project is made up of 14 licenses covering a 39 square kilometre area located in the northern section of the main Chilean porphyry copper belt. The area is home to a number of the world's largest open-cut copper mines. Herencia's Paguanta Project comprises: The JORC-compliant 'Patricia' zinc-silver-lead-gold Mineral Resource The 'Doris' high grade copper-silver Prospect The 'La Rosa' porphyry-copper Prospect For a good overview of the history and potential of the Paguanta Project check out the...