When Bankers Start Using Terms Like “Megatrend” It’s Time For Investors To Pay Close Attention
- There have only been four copper supercycles in the past 100 years.
- But warm up the skyrockets, because massive demand and a new focus on clean energy has started copper stocks soaring.
- In a wounded global economy, copper has jumped past its nine-year high.1
- With supply shortages forecast, and new mines hard to come by, one junior explorer could be set to claim center stage now that its all-star mining team just delivered in a big way!
Legendary mining financier Robert Friedland says the price of copper will soar so high that “you’ll need a telescope to see it.” 2
That’s why there’s a copper mining company that natural resource investors need to immediately move onto their radars.
The crazy thing is this: the fact that the company just learned it could be sitting on historic amounts of copper… or that it’s run by men who’ve done at least $1 billion in mining deals… well, those aren’t the biggest factors for investing in it.
For while it’s generally true that you can’t time the markets… you can time a sector. And, since early January, world-class copper investing analysts and expert copper mining executives have been bellowing that global mega trends have combined to create a huge – “new bull market
It’s Time To Focus On Copper
The experts’ voices, however, have been drowned out by other big trends such as bitcoin, pandemic fears, vaccine pleas, and record-setting fiscal stimulus in the US.
Ridgestone could be set to go on a multi-decade run because Goldman Sachs’ world- famous copper analytics team is forecasting that sky-high enthusiasm for copper will form a decades-long copper bull.
Nicholas Snowden, Jeffrey Currie, Daniel Sharp and Mikhail Sprogis, wrote in a December note headlined “Copper Charting A Course To $10,000/ton,” that the current price strength of copper was not an irrational aberration. “Rather,” they wrote,
“we view it as the first leg of a structural bull market in copper.”
Daniel Major, an analyst at Swiss bank UBS, said the roll-out of electric cars and shift to cleaner energy will be “the key megatrend” driver for copper in the years ahead.
Mark Lewis, the chief sustainability strategist at BNP Paribas Asset Management told The Guardian, “It feels like any market you look at, investors want to buy.” Lewis went on to say that the next 30 years should be copper’s “supercycle” decades thanks to a worldwide acceptances of clean and green energy.
The Increased Demand Will Be “Mind Boggling”
- The property has multiple established, past producing, underground mines.
- There’s a section where the copper mineralization starts at the surface and could extend hundreds of feet down…
- And Ridgestone has a potential new discovery. It’s a copper-gold anomaly which could be a porphyry, a huge find that potentially runs a mile long by a half a mile wide and a depth that’s immeasurable right now…
While this could be one of the world’s most important new discoveries... the company would be smart to focus first on the established underground mine.
WHY? Because it knows the copper is in there and because, with the advance work done, it’ll be the easiest copper to mine.
High Grade Copper Should Excite Interest In Ridgestone Mining
Also, indications are that the mine could hold much-in-demand high- grade copper.
That’s because the waste material sampled from the old mine, known as the El Cobre, which is about 130 meters deep, has a copper concentration up to 2.4% copper per tonne.3
Now, generally speaking, anything around 1% copper or better is considered to be high-grade.4 That’s because most modern-day mines, with their 200-ton capacity trucks, find copper at a rate of about 0.2% per tonne.
So the 2.4% copper, or 12 times greater than the modern-day mine, has huge implications for Ridgestone Mining (OTC:RIGMF | TSX.V:RMI)(OTC:RIGMF | TSX.V:RMI). It could have a huge implication for its share price, too.
Because, for example, back in 2017, Serengeti Resources announced 119.6 meters of 0.9% copper equivalent (copper plus gold values added together) at depths from 180 to 300 meters. After those drilling results were reported, its stock then jumped from $0.30 to $1.50.5
The Truth About Mining Is Not What You Think
Now, please read this carefully.
It’s the reason why investors could gain a serious advantage by moving into Ridgestone today.
Ridgestone has a gold property it’s been focusing on, so it hasn’t yet fully explored its Rebeico copper property.
BUT, the price of copper has spurred it into action.
This is the way mining works. Companies acquire properties and then wait to pounce.
Copper was selling for around $5,500 a tonne, and falling, when Ridgestone acquired Rebeico.
Rebeico Copper... 12X More Concentrated Than Average
Moreover, Ridgestone has a reason to be excited about its Rebeico copper property.
Rock-chip samples made back in 2005 by geologists from Servicio Geológico Mexicano6 and Mexican government documents, report that the property hosts high- grade gold and copper mineralization.7
Now that the pandemic is easing, borders are reopening, the rainy season has come to an end, and Ridgestone’s crews can begin sinking drilling onto the ground for better samplings.
Remember, Serengeti Resources’ shares jumped 400% on great drill sample results. Today, Ridgestone is reporting a copper concentration 3 times greater than what sent Serengeti’s shares soaring.
That means getting into Ridgestone Mining (OTC: RIGMF, TSX.V: RMI) now could allow its investors to leverage the enthusiasm of late arriving investors when they take action on future drill-result news.
And, interest in Ridgestone is picking up today. Though it has yet to announce Rebeico copper drill results, Ridgestone Mining’s shares are up 53.8% since the start of 2021.8
That could bode well for Ridgestone investors because look what’s being going on with junior copper explorers that have been making news during the past year.
Oroco Resources (OTC:ORRCF, TSX.V:OCO)
- UP 1,040% in the year since April 1, 2020.9
Consolidated Woodjam (OTC:CWMCF, TSX.V:WCC)
- UP 233% in the year since April 1, 2020.10
Condor Resources (OTC:CNRIF, TSX.V:CN)
- UP 338% over the same time frame.11
Altiplano Metals (OTC:ALTPF, TSX.V:APN)
- UP 418% over the same time frame.12
Surge Copper (OTC:GRJVF, TSX.V:SURG)
- UP 1,050% in the year since April 1, 2020.13
This is why there is so much excitement about a copper supercycle… there’s the potential to make a lot of money. Even via a conservative ETF. After all, Global X Copper Miners ETF (NYSE:COPX) is up 231% since last April 1.14
Going Green Means Digging Huge Holes In The Ground
Soaring share prices are the result of unprecedented demand for copper.
It’s so crazy that the world’s biggest copper trader, the Trafigura Group, expects copper to hit $15,000 a ton in the coming decade… all on the demand from global decarbonization that produces a deep market deficit.15
The head of copper trading at the commodities giant, Kostas Bintas, sees the metal soaring time and time again to history-making highs as western economies pull out of the pandemic and the green revolution takes hold.16
One of mining’s best CEOs agrees.
Glencore’s Ivan Glasberg said the coming demand surge will be mind-boggling. “We will have to produce an extra 1 million tons of copper per annum going forward from 2021 to 2050.”17
Glasberg, too, cites the global green revolution as copper’s biggest benefactor.
Stimulus Economics Means Soaring Copper
Going green means tons and tons of copper demand spurred by China’s five-year plan… Europe’s Green Deal… President Joe Biden’s economic stimulus plan. And, while deficit hawks might cringe, the truth is that Biden’s big infrastructure projects are a tried and tested way to stimulate growth and spur employment.
If these projects are green, such as windfarms or electric vehicle charging networks, they can help to tackle the climate crisis too. Both strategies require large amounts of metals including iron ore, copper, cobalt and lithium.
THEN THERE ARE ELECTRIC VEHICLES.
Lots of investors have made enormous amounts of money in lithium stocks thanks to the batteries that power EVs.
Now it’s time for them to go for the Daily Double. That’s because the average electric car contains triple the copper of an internal combustion car.
And in a recent report, investment bank Jefferies stated that renewable power systems were at least five times more copper-intensive than conventional power systems.18
Going... Going... Found At Rebeico!
Now remember, samples from Ridgestone Mining’s (OTC: RIGMF, TSX.V: RMI) El Cobre indicates 2.4% copper per tonne, or 12 times greater than the modern-day mine.
So, high-grade copper, like Ridgestone could have, is a rarity.
And, as the great commodities analyst Marin Katusa noted, on top of low grade mines, “the copper industry simply isn’t finding as many large new deposits as it used to.”
Katusa wrote that humans have been digging into the earth in search of copper for thousands of years… and…
“We’ve found most of the really good stuff.”
That could make Ridgestone Mining’s Rebeico property one of the world’s most valuable. That’s because over the past 10 years, while $26.5 billion was invested globally in the search for new copper deposits only a handful of new deposits have been discovered.
Copper Shortages Could Be As Staggering As Share Price Highs
That small handful includes Ridgestone Mining (OTC:RIGMF | TSX.V:RMI)(OTC:RIGMF | TSX.V:RMI). The massive demand for EV’s combined with infrastructure spending also will continue to drive copper’s bullish long-term outlook.
In fact, 2021’s copper market could face the tightest conditions in a decade with a deficit of 327,000 tons, according to the Goldman Sachs copper analysts. They said that 2022 market will be short 153,000 tons.
And as the list of countries striving to achieve carbon neutrality grows, global copper demand would likely increase from around 23 million tons this year to more than 30 million tons by 2030.
That means without a huge new mine or two, the world could be seven million tons short of demand by 2030. Or as Trafigura’s Kostis Bintas put it,
“I’m not sure about the commodities supercycle, but I’m 100% sure about the copper supercycle.”
And few, if any, junior copper explorers feature a management team and board such as Ridgestone does that can take advantage of a long- term supercycle.
Its CEO, Jonathan George is a geologist and mining entrepreneur with more than 35-years’ experience in mineral exploration, development and financing of projects globally.
He co-founded Creston Moly where he spearheaded over $40 million in equity financing to acquire and advance its El Creston project in Mexico. Under his leadership, the El Creston project, in less than two years, became Mexico’s largest molybdenum deposit. It was acquired by Mercator Minerals for $195 million.
Mr. George also served as President and CEO of ESO Uranium, which subsequently became Alpha Minerals. It was with Alpha that Mr. George was instrumental in both assembling and exploring one of the largest land packages in the Athabasca Basin, Saskatchewan.
This land package was where Alpha Minerals and its partner, Fission Energy, made one of the Basin’s most significant uranium discoveries – the Patterson Lake South project.
Mr. George also founded Dynasty Gold Corp, serving as President and CEO, where he and his team secured the largest land package of exploration rights held by a foreign company in China, conducting gold and base metals exploration in Xinjiang, Gansu and Qinghai provinces.
He Found 3.5 Million Ounces Of Gold
Alfonso Daco has had a long and illustrious career in mineral exploration. After working for Nippon Mining and Metals exploring for copper and gold in the Philippines, Mr. Daco immigrated to Canada and was hired by Ned Goodman’s Campbell Resources and sent to Chibougamou, Quebec.
When offered the opportunity to be Campbell’s country manager for Mexico, he exchanged -40 degrees Celsius for + 40 degrees Celsius and established Campbell’s first office in Hermosillo, Sonora.
While with the Goodman Group of companies, Mr. Daco was instrumental in the discovery of the El Castillo Gold Mine (more than
1 million ounces gold), the La Colorado gold Mine (more than 2 million ounces gold and 18 million ounces silver) and the Lluvia de Oro/ Jojoba Gold mine (more than 500,000 ounces of gold).
He also served as the President of numerous subsidiaries of Canadian exploration companies, including Creston Moly Corp, Morgain Minerals Inc., Valdez Gold, and Columbia Metals Corp. Alfonso resides in Hermosillo Mexico.
There may be only one man who knows Sonora mining better than Mr. Daco.
He Found More Than 400,000 Tonnes Of Copper
That man would be Francisco Navarro. Born and raised in Hermosillo, Sonora, Mr. Novarro received his BSc. Degree in Geology from the University of Sonora in 1986.
He has held senior management positions with numerous subsidiaries of Canadian junior resource companies, including Creston Moly Corp., Morgain Minerals Inc, Valdez Gold and Columbia Metals.
Moreover Mr. Navarro’s exploration expertise resulted in the discovery and expansion of a number of precious and base metals deposits including the El Castillo Gold Mine (more than 1 million ounces gold), the Lluvia de Oro/Jojoba Gold Mine (more than 500,000 ounces of gold) and the Cuatro Hermanos Copper deposit (More than 800 million pounds of copper and 95 million pounds of molybdenum).
His extensive network within the Mexican mining community, particularly Sonora, is invaluable to all aspects of the Ridgestone Mining’s endeavors in Mexico.
Ridgestone’s board is packed with mining talent, too.
He’s Advised on Over $1.4 Billion
Andrew J. Ramcharan, Ph.D., has an extensive background in exploration, project evaluation, investment banking and corporate development spanning over twenty years.
Dr. Ramcharan most recently was Executive Vice President, Corporate Development for Roscan Gold where he had been instrumental in raising over $18 million and a four-fold increase in market valuation to $100 million during his tenure.
In a similar role with IAMGOLD Corp, Dr. Ramcharan helped raise more than $600 million in equity and oversaw more than $800 million in project acquisitions.
Dr. Ramcharan has also held senior investment banking roles, including at the world famous Sprott Resources, which was founded by billionaire junior mining stock investor, Eric Sprott. Dr. Ramcharan holds a Ph.D. and M.Sc. in Mining Engineering and Mineral Economics, and attended the Colorado School of Mines. Such illustrious management is, however, but one of the…
- There is now no doubt that copper is just now entering what could be as long as a 30-year supercycle.
- The supercycle is driven by a fundamental change… the carbon-based climate crisis.
- In spite of COVID-19 disruption total EV sales were still expected to reach 2.5 million worldwide in 2020. Based on a compound annual growth rate of 29%, Deloitte’s research estimates this to top 11.2 million in 2025 and 31.1 million by 2030. At this milestone, fully electric vehicles will account for 81% of all new EVs sold according to the research, outperforming their plug-in hybrid peers.19
- Copper’s price per ton is forecast to rise more than 50% from its current level at just below $10,000.
- Samples from Ridgestone Mining (OTC:RIGMF | TSX.V:RMI)(OTC:RIGMF | TSX.V:RMI) El Cobre mine indicate a concentration of 2.4% copper per tonne, or 12 times greater than the modern-day mine.
- Junior miners with less spectacular potential discoveries have seen their shares prices soar to mid- and high-triple-digit gains in the past year.
- A geophysical study of Ridgestone’s Rebeico copper property suggests that it could be home to one of the world’s next great huge copper mines… time will tell.
- Ridgestone has been permitting for drill programs on all properties which should drive high-impact newsflow for investors.
- As investors can see by Ridgestone management’s track record, it discovers mines, explorers them for potential, then sells them to big mining companies for big money.
- Being in early means investors can leverage the coming interest in Ridgestone Mining… and super leverage any buyout.
This Is The Stage When Experienced Mining Investors Get On Board
Mining financier/investor and Canadian Mining Hall of Fame inductee Pierre Lassonde built his fortune by having a keen sense for when to invest in a mining project.
He illustrates this in the “Lassonde Curve,” which illustrates the life of a mining company from exploration to production, as well as the relative market value of each stage.
Lassonde shows that the biggest potential for investors and speculators is at pre- discovery. This is the stage when drill samples are showing mineral content and grade. At this stage, a mining company’s valuation is low. Its stock is cheap. And it’s when experienced mining stock investors get in.
The risk is much higher than investing in companies that already know their proven reserves. But this is where there is the potential for truly explosive profits if and when discovery returns proof of big reserves.
Early investors then take their rewards when exploration reveals big potential for development.
As the rainy season has come to an end, and Ridgestone Mining’s geologists start drilling exploration holes, chances are strong that Ridgestone could start generating tons of encouraging news.
Aggressive natural resource investors will be there… shares already in hand, awaiting that news.
That’s why it’s time to take a closer look at Ridgestone Mining today. You can visit its website and see more details on their projects here.
3 Servicio Geológico Mexicano report via Ridgestone
15 https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2021-03-23/trafigura-sees-green-copper-supercycle-driving-prices-to-15- 000?sref=VcSM8PCz
16 https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2021-03-23/trafigura-sees-green-copper-supercycle-driving-prices-to-15- 000?sref=VcSM8PCz
19 https://www.automotiveworld.com/news-releases/deloitte-worldwide-roads-on-course-for-31-1-million-electric-vehicle-milestone- by-2030/
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