Top Mining Minds

Experience is often a sign of success.

Top Mining Minds is an ongoing editorial and interview series from, the internet’s #1 investment website focused exclusively on mining. We connect with some of the world’s most successful and influential mining industry magnates.

From company builders to company financiers, we feature the mining industry’s most experienced professionals and ask three key questions that most investors want to know:

1.      What factors will drive the mining markets over the next 12 months?

2.      What should investors be doing right now?

3.      What are your top picks (can be a commodity sector, stock or both) and why?

Webster’s defines experience as: knowledge or practical wisdom gained from what one has observed, encountered, or undergone. And yes, there is no replacing experience but as Aldous Huxley notes, “Experience teaches only the teachable.”

Here are a few more relevant quotes as we embark upon our Top Mining Minds series.

  • “You cannot create experience. You must undergo it.”  Albert Camus
  • “Experience is a good school. But the fees are high.”  Heinrich Heine
  • “Learning is experience. Everything else is just information.”  Albert Einstein



Stan Bharti, President & CEO – Forbes & Manhattan

In 2002, Stan Bharti founded Forbes & Manhattan, a private merchant banking organization with a focus on the natural resources sector. Forbes & Manhattan has sold a number of mining companies and maintains an investment interests in a large diversified portfolio of mining companies with operations around the world.

For Stan Bharti – CLICK HERE.



Doug Casey, Founder – Casey Research

The “Rational Speculator”, Doug Casey classifies himself as a contrarian investor and has been a mainstay in the Canadian junior resource markets for decades.

For Doug Casey – CLICK HERE.

Peter Grandich, Founder – Grandich Publications

Peter Grandich is a well respected commentator on the metals and mining sector. Peter has published The Grandich Letter since 1984.

For Peter Grandich – CLICK HERE.



Peter Brown, Chairman – Canaccord Financial

Mr. Brown serves as Chairman of Canaccord Financial and is a director of the Investment Industries Association of Canada.

For Peter Brown – CLICK HERE.

Rick Rule, Chairman – Sprott US Holdings

Mr. Rule serves as Chairman of Sprott US Holdings an investment management firm active across the entire spectrum of the natural resource industry.

For Rick Rule – CLICK HERE.

David Morgan, Founder – The Morgan Report

The “Silver Guru”, David Morgan holds degrees in finance and economics as well as engineering. He is the author of the investment newsletter The Morgan Report.

For David Morgan – CLICK HERE.

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