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James Rodriguez's goal

The second for Real Madrid this afternoon, a total peach:

Pick'n'go, double one-two, then blooter it into the top corner. Colombian world class.

PS: Look at what CR7 did to the Malaga defender Angeleri earlier in the match. Outrageous nutmeg.

JGMS does Sprott Junior Gold Miners ETF (SGDJ)

The smart blog Junior Gold Miner Seeker turns its attention to the brand new Sprott Junior Gold Miners ETF (SGDJ) this weekend in this post, chews it over, considers relative performance of similar Sprott vehicles and comes to a few initial conclusions. A decent DD hack on the ticker and worth your time, metalhead.

The most visited IKN post this week is...

...this one, "The problem with Rob McEwen's NR today: He's making shit up", all about the ongoing PR snafu Robbie Mac dug himself into about the El Gallo I robbery. Though it only won out by a squeak, the second placed post was less than 50 hits behind.


The Friday OT: Richard Burton reads Under Milk Wood by Dylan Thomas

Part one here. The rest follows on, thanks to the magic of Google.

Time passes. Listen, time passes.

Shooting geologists in Peru

IKN learns that Richard Osmond and Manuel Montoya of GlobeTrotters Resource Group, a privately held exploration company, were both shot by an unknown assailant yesterday Thursday while visiting the company's "Pullo" property in the South of Peru. Osmond took four bullets. Both men were taken to hospital and happily, according to latest info though obviously injured they are not in mortal danger.

We wish them a speedy recovery.

NioCorp (

It's a good thing that NioCorp ( is holding a conference call next Monday to talk more about its PEA. After all, the more information the better.

It's a pity that the very recently resigned CFO of won't be on the call with the other executives. Setty explains why right here.

UPDATE: On-subject (so read Setty's first) JGMS landed well with "Tommy's Mommy recommends disclaimers"

Foran (FOM.v): Absolutely nothing for the BCSC to investigate here

Check out the volume and price moves in Foran Mining Corp (FOM.v) on Wednesday and yesterday Thursday:

Put them together and we can safely state that if the BCSC is serious about its intentions to clean up its sordid patch instead of paying lip-service to reform and slapping easy targets on the wrist, it has some work to do this morning. Hey guys, what about starting with a trading halt? Y'know, like real securities commissions do in the grown-up stock markets?

Though I must say, I've always liked the name 'Flin Flon'. Cute.

Chart of the day is...

...the gold/silver ratio:

Hey, remember that bit when the GSR dropped back to 70X in mid-late March, the "chart resistance was broken!!!" (three exclamations de rigueur) and the precious metals mouth-froth brigade started talking about how silver was about to do so much better than gold at last, it's time had come, get on for the ride, train leaving station etc etc. Strange how all these silver-lovers tend to STFU and forget to come back to you with the "Ah yeah I was wrong about that" article further down the line, innit guv? 

Happens all the time, too. Probably just a coincidence.