Many clients are, quite rightly, keen to learn more about the sector that they are investing in, rather than simply taking a Sprott Global broker's word on a stock or property. To assist these clients we offer a series of self-guided educational courses free of charge. These are generally modular and new modules will be added regularly. So please return to this page from time to time to see what is new.
Ore Deposits 101
This eleven-part Sprott Global Resource Investments course gives an introduction to different ore deposit types in simple layman's terms. Modules of the course will be added from time to time. Please check back from time to time to see what's been added.
Mining Investment College
The Mining Investment College is a series of four video lectures, featuring lecturers from the Colorado School of Mines, other mining industry experts and Rick Rule of Sprott Global Resource Investments. The lecture series covers three main areas:
- Introduction to geology
- The exploration process, and
- Pre-production and production phases of ore deposits
The lectures form the core of an 8 week course.
- Mining Investment College Video 1
- Mining Investment College Video 2
- Mining Investment College Video 3
- Mining Investment College Video 4
- Mining Investment College Video 5
- Mining Investment College Video 6
Brent Cook, author of Exploration Insights, has produced three short videos explaining how analysts evaluate an exploration property during a site visit. These are well worth watching and can be viewed on YouTube. Click here to link.
The Exploration Process
John Mark Staude, President of Riverside Resources, has put together a series of short videos explaining the exploration process in layman's terms. The first of these, an Introduction to Exploration Techniques is posted on Youtube and can be viewed by clicking on the link above.
Endeavour Silver has compiled an excellent video on diamond drilling - how holes are sited, how the drill machine works and how the core that the drill provides is prepared for assay. The drilling phase of exploration is when all the geological theories really get tested for accuracy ansd it is a part of the exploration process that investors in natural resources should have a basic understanding of. Click here to view this video.