James Sykes | Successful Geologist Explains the Discovery Process

Understanding the discovery process is critical for the natural resource investor speculating in pre-revenue exploration companies. In this interview, James Sykes explains the discovery process in a way that retail mining stock investors can understand.

James is the Vice President of Exploration and Development for Appia Energy Corporation, a uranium explorer in the Athabasca Basin in northern Saskatchewan. Over the past decade, James has been directly and indirectly involved with the discovery of over 350 M lbs. of U3O8 in the Athabasca Basin. Most notably, James was the chief geologist leading the exploration program which resulted in NexGen’s Arrow discovery.

0:05 Introducing James Sykes
1:55 James’ past experience with numerous uranium explorers
3:25 James’ was chief geologist for NexGen’s Arrow discovery
4:15 Overview of exploration process
7:44 What if early geophysical results don’t align with original exploration thesis?
8:51 How should an investor interpret preliminary results not aligned with original exploration thesis?
10:16 How James approaches Athabasca uranium exploration
13:54 Geophysics serve to identify drill targets
14:36 Appia’s current Loranger exploration program
19:01 Concluding advice for investors

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