Mr. Cook is an independent mining and exploration analyst with over 25 years of experience in both property economics and geology evaluations. His recent focus is on gold fundamentals and exploration
As a seasoned geologist, Brent's knowledge spans all areas of the mining business from the conceptual stage through to detailed technical and financial modeling related to mine development and production.
He has worked in over 60 countries and is intimately familiar with players in the industry and, both the honorable and less than honorable within this highly speculative investment sector.
He is also familiar with geothermal energy, nuclear energy, geologic hazards and general geologic issues. During Brent's independent consulting service he provided advice and analysis to the following companies:
Global Resource Investments, Ltd
Rick Rule, General Partner Expo 1999, 2000 Funds
Mount Isa Mines
Rio Tinto Mining
Barrick Gold (Homestake)
Meridian Gold Corp/Yamana
Freeport McMoran (Cyprus-Amax)
Newmont Mining (Santa Fe)
In addition to writing Exploration Insights, Brent continues to advise funds and companies.
February 13, 2013 "321 Gold "Exploration Insights"
January 28, 2013 mining.com "One third of junior miners to disappear in 2013"
July 12, 2012 Resource Investor "Follow Majors to Investment Prospects: Brent Cook"
June 18, 2012 "Prepare for the Pivot Point in the Gold Exploration Cycle"
October 17, 2011 EFT Trends "Gold Miner ETF Hits Resistance; Volume Declines"
October 4, 2011 Financial Post "If commodities keep booming, can nationalization be far behind?"
September 21, 2011 Business Insider "Brien Lundin: Long-Term Resource Investing Tips"
August, 2 2011 "The Gold Mining Disconnect"
August 2, 2011 The Gold Report "Brent Cook: $1,600 Gold=Big Money for Mid-Caps"
Dec 16, 2010 Business Television "Mining Analyst with Exploration Insights"
Dec 3, 2010 MarketWatch "Gold's a veteran performer; other metals are rising stars"
Oct 21, 2010 Reuters "Analysis: Gold miners rush to Latin America as prices soar"
June 10, 2010 The Gold Report "Gold Miners & Explorers Face Serious Supply Problem"
Feb 2009 Mining Industry TV Interview