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AUGUSTA INDUSTRIES $ Normal Course Issuer Bid (NCIB) A Winning Move After Lock-Up Agreement $ $ $

Posted by Er at 12:57 PM on Wednesday, November 22nd, 2017

Following the November 9th announcement of a Lock-Up Agreement for 32% of the company’s shares, Augusta has surprised the market announcing a NCIB whereas up to 17,340,061 common shares representing up to 10% of the Company’s public float will be purchased through an Agent and subsequently cancelled. Once again AAO is demonstrating its commitment to create shareholder value through the process of reducing the available shares on the open market.

Allen Lone, President and CEO of Augusta stated:

The Company believes that the purchase of the Shares will increase the proportionate interest of, and be advantageous to, all remaining security holders.”

Not only is this excellent news for existing shareholders, it could potentially lead a surge in price if recent examples of NCIB’s in the market are any indicator; especially considering the following are peers of AAO.v:

Spartan Energy (TSX SPE)

Announced NCIB buy back August 22nd when price was $5.11. It went as high as $7.37.                                         Spartan’s NCIB buy back was based on 5% of 175m outstanding or 8.7 million shares



Genworth MI Canada Inc  (TSX MIC)

Announced their NCIB buy back May 2nd when price was $34.45. Genworth went as high
as $44.81. Their NCIB buy back was based on 5% of 90.9m outstanding, equivalent to 4.59 million shares



Augusta Announces Normal Course Issuer Bid

Augusta Industries November 14th NCIB announcement for up to 17,340,061 common shares separates itself from its peers.  Not only is Augusta consuming for closure another 10% of the Company’s public float, it is sending a clear message to its current and prospective shareholders; the company is preparing itself for the market to take notice.  Augusta is removing more shares on a percentage basis at 10% than the 5% & 5% that  Spartan & Genworth each removed through their respective NCIB.

The AGM is December 29th

For more information about Augusta and the proposed Spin-Off, watch this interview with Allen Lone on AGORACOM.

Pilley’s Island Trench Samples Return up to 27.5% Zinc, 20.0% Lead, 8.36% Copper and 63.4 g/t Silver, Newfoundland $ $ $

Posted by Er at 10:09 AM on Thursday, November 16th, 2017

  • Pilley’s Island Base Metal – Precious Metal Property- Located in North-Central Newfoundland
  • Grab samples collected from trenches returned up to 27.5% Zn, 20.0% Pb, 8.36% Cu and 63.4 g/t Ag
  • Diamond drill program is to commence in late November.


Vancouver, British Columbia (FSCwire)GREAT ATLANTIC RESOURCES CORP. (TSXV.GR) (the “Company” or “Great Atlantic”) is pleased to announce it has received initial analytical results for rock samples collected during a recent trenching program at its Pilley’s Island Base Metal – Precious Metal Property, located in north-central Newfoundland. The exploration program was jointly operated with option partner Unity Resources. Rock grab samples collected from the trenches returned up to 27.5% Zn, 20.0% Pb, 8.36% Cu and 63.4 g/t Ag. Great Atlantic and Unity Resources are planning a diamond drilling program on the property to commence in late November. The property hosts an historic copper mine along with several zinc, lead, copper (+ / – gold, silver) occurrences.



One area of recent trenching was the Bull Road showing. Previous historic work included trenching and drilling with 7 holes sunk on the showing. Reported historic trench samples at Bull Road include 12.42% Zn, 3.87% Cu, 0.95% Pb and 0.71 oz./ton Ag over 4.6m. One historic drill hole at this showing was reported to intersect 22.2% Zn, 4.4% Pb, 0.1% Cu and 0.96 oz./ton Ag over 0.65m core length within an intersection of 7.85m grading 0.66% Cu, 0.51% Pb, 3.41% Zn and 0.34 oz./ton Ag. The recent trenching program included re-opening and re-evaluating the historic Bull Road Showing.


Trenching along the trace of the Bull Road Showing exposed mineralization over a length of 130m with a width varying between 1-7m. The Bull Road Showing is a polylithic slump breccia of volcanogenic massive sulphide mineralization containing massive sulphide clasts up to greater than a metre in length.


Rock grab samples taken from selected styles of mineralization during the current program are presented in the table below.


Massive sulfide mineralization at Bull Road Trench.

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Massive sulfide mineralization at Bull Road Trench

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Massive sulfide mineralization at Bull Road Trench

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Bull Road Trench

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The Bull Road showing will be targeted during the upcoming diamond drill program.


The Pilley’s Island Property hosts an historic mine with reported historic estimated reserves of 1.159 million tonnes grading 1.23% Cu or 627,373 tons at 2.34% Cu and 0.01 oz./ton Au. This volcanogenic massive sulphide deposit is analogous to Kuroko/Buchans style mineralization. The Property also hosts other base metal – precious metals occurrences including the Bull Road showing and Fragmental Zone.


The Pilley’s Island Property consists of 7 adjoining licences covering a total are of 875 hectares. Access to and infrastructure at the property is excellent. The property is serviced with power mains and government maintained roads and is within 2 km of tide water. The property is located within a mining friendly district. Northern Sphere Drills an Impressive 13.3 Grams Gold over 10.5 Metres $ $

Posted by Er at 2:24 PM on Tuesday, November 14th, 2017


  • Northern Sphere received 1st set of assays for its initial drill program at Scadding in Sudbury
  • Hole 17-03 Intercepted 13.3 Grams Gold over 10.5 Metres in a Chlorite Breccia with visible gold
  • Hole 17-06 encountered approximately 100 metres of mineralized chlorite breccia, intersecting a significant fault structure at 158m, mineralized quartz veining along with apparent mineralized felsics.
  • Eric Sprott holds an Insider Position in the Company
  • Helmed by Legendary Financier Sheldon Inwentash, CPA, CA., LL.D. (Hon)



Link to Nov 8th Press Release



Posted by Er at 9:20 PM on Thursday, November 9th, 2017


On September 29, 2016, Major Shareholders and Directors of dynaCERT announced a Lock-Up of more than 55,000,000 shares for 180 days, representing ~ 23% of the Company’s shares.  The purpose of the Lock-Up was stated as follows:

“Given the significant progress that has been achieved in recent months, we felt a Voluntary Lock-Up Agreement would demonstrate to shareholders and potential investors the commitment and confidence that management, directors and certain major shareholders have in the future of dynaCERT.”

The Company proceeded to make significant progress and its stock achieved the following performance over the next 12 months.



Augusta Industries Announces Lock-Up Agreement

On November 9th, Augusta Industries announced a Lock-Up Agreement for Directors and Officers holding 83.4 Million shares, representing 32% of the Company’s outstanding share amount.  One major term of the Agreement is the agreement to vote the shares in support of the Augusta Spin-Off of Fox-Tek Canada Inc.

Allen Lone, President and CEO of Augusta stated:

“The company continues to work with its advisers to ensure the success of the proposed spinoff of Fox-Tek and to ensure that it is done it a manner that is beneficial to its shareholders”

In both scenarios, management and major shareholders agreed to act in unison for the long-term benefit of each respective company and its shareholders.  Though a Lock-Up on it’s own does not create the kind of share price appreciation experienced by dynaCERT, both the underlying fundamental strengths and the shareholder unison can’t be denied as harbingers of a bright future.


  • Augusta revenues for 2016 / $4.6M
  • Augusta market cap is ~ $10,000,000 as of November 9, 2017
  • The proposed Spin-Off of FOX-TEK is expected to return up to $25,000,000 of stock to existing shareholders of Augusta.
  • Though terms of the Spin-Off are yet to be finalized, the proposed $2.5:$1 benefit to shareholders is now one step closer with the announcement of the Lock-Up Agreement.

For more information about Augusta and the proposed Spin-Off, watch this interview with Allen Lone on AGORACOM.


Small Cap Investor Mobile Visits To AGORACOM Jump 67% To 1,360,000 In 2016

Posted by AGORACOM at 2:00 AM on Monday, May 15th, 2017

Good morning to you all.  From the “I love traffic data” department, I’m happy to provide you with mobile data traffic to AGORACOM for the full year 2016  Here is a snapshot of the overall data, followed by my comments:



  • Mobile is skyrocketing. In 2015, we saw an 8.5% increase vs. 2014.  In 2016, we saw a 67% increase over 2015.
  • In 2015, mobile devices accounted for just under 21% of all visits to AGORACOM;  In 2016, that number jumped to 42%
  • 7.38 pages per visit – is a decrease of 11.72% compared to 2015. We are certain this drop can be pinned on the fact we delayed our mobile update, which made the experience less desirable.
  • 7min 29sec average duration per visit is extremely powerful by any measure … but compared to ourselves, that too is down 12.83% but we attribute that to our delayed mobile launch as well.


Apple is still dominating, with 58.2% of all traffic, while Android comes in at 34.2%.  Second, despite the explosion in tablet devices, access from the actual phones themselves still dominates the mobile device of choice for accessing AGORACOM.

For the “traditional” investors out there, Blackberry accounted for 4.2%, while Windows accounted for 2.7%.


We are looking for bigger numbers in 2017 thanks to trashing our iPhone app and the launch of our mobile friendly site that provides awesome access to all devices and operating systems.

AGORACOM Launches Leading Small Cap Mobile Site For All Devices and Operating Sytems

Posted by AGORACOM at 12:56 AM on Monday, May 15th, 2017

We are extremely happy to announce the launch of our kick-ass mobile site that now makes AGORACOM easily accessible from any mobile device.

In addition to this industry leading small cap mobile site, we’ve also incorporated incredible features that allow investors to customize the front page to get to their preferred news, posts and members as fast as possible.  Suffice it to say, no other small cap site on the planet can match AGORACOM Mobile.

More than just lip service, watch this screencast recorded directly from my mobile device.

AGORACOM Hits 50 Million Visits And 7 Million Users – 500 Million Page Views Imminent

Posted by AGORACOM at 11:49 AM on Saturday, March 4th, 2017

We are very proud to announce AGORACOM achieved two very big milestones on January 22, 2017, when we surpassed 50 Million Visits from 7 Million investors on AGORACOM.  We also expect to surpass 500 Million page views later this year.


These milestones are significant because they continue to demonstrate that AGORACOM is the primary home for serious small cap investors that want to discover their next great small cap investment. We don’t talk about large-caps, general economic news, indexes or Trump. Investors come to AGORACOM for just one thingsmall cap stocks.


AGORACOM small cap investors don’t just flip through pages, they invest a significant amount of time reading, studying and researching.  Here are the stats to support the amount of time investors spend on our site.

85.9% Of Traffic Is From Returning Investors
Investors Stay For An Average of 8mins 43secs Per Visit
Investors Read An Average of 9.6 Pages Per Visit

We attribute this research time to our philosophy of Quality over Quantity. We don’t allow profanity, bickering and nonsense found on other sites. We believe that driving away the crazies attracts smarter investors – and the numbers tell us we’re right.


Despite the fact small cap stock prices have recovered as predicted (in March 2016 we predicted 700 TSX Venture within 12 months), your cash is still invaluable and needed for operations, so how do you start raising awareness without breaking the bank?

The AGORACOM Cashless, Shares For Services Program is fully compliant under TSX Venture Policy 4.3 and has already been pre-approved by the CSE.  Highlights include:

• Shares are issued pro-rata over your 12 month contract;
 The number of shares issued is determined by your share price at each issuance. As your share price increases, the number of shares issued decreases;
Each issuance comes with customary 4-month hold periods. As such, AGORACOM is a shareholder for at least 16 months;
 $0 in cash gets you the full firepower of AGORACOM


Our massive audience + cashless and compliant program is a win-win. Just ask any of the 20 companies that are using the program today

Best Regards,
George Tsiolis, LL.B
Founder & President

416-496-0496 / 866-234-9934

AGORACOM 3.0 Launches Today!

Posted by AGORACOM at 11:54 AM on Thursday, November 17th, 2016


Dear Members, please be advised that we are switching over to the new site over the next 3-4 hours.  Different people will see the new AGORACOM at different intervals during this period.

We do not anticipate any disruption to your activity during this period except for the precise moment the switch is made for you. As such, if you are planning to post any long messages, please consider composing them in Word to eliminate any risk of losing your work.

Otherwise, we look forward to the launch.  Please review some of the highlights below and please visit throughout the day until the new site propagates for you.

AGORACOM 3.0 Launches TODAY!

We’re happy to announce the launch of AGORACOM 3.0 today. We’ve added fantastic new features to make your experience better than ever!

  • Mobile – Any smartphone, No Downloads, Just Surf!
  • Custom Home Page – A Finance First! You Decide Most Of The News and Information That Works Best For You!
  • Home Page Video – Playlist Of Our Most Recent Videos
  • Private Messaging + Ignore – They’re Back!
  • Speed – We Were Fast, We’re Going Faster!
  • Fresh New Design – Same Functionality, Fresh Look
  • More Coming – Look For New Stuff Early and Often!

“AGORACOM 3.0 Is The Best Ever.  It Will Further Increase Our Leadership As The Smartest and Cleanest Small Cap Community By Several Magnitudes Because We Listened To Our Members and Delivered.

We Thank Our Awesome Members For Contributing To and Beta Testing The New Site. No Other Finance Site Has This Kind Of Member Collaboration and That Gives Me More Pride Than Anything Else.”

– George Tsiolis, AGORACOM Founder 

Please read the full announcement here, look for the launch this week and please spread the word via your e-mail, forum and social networks.

AGORACOM 3.0 Launches This Week! Learn All About It.

Posted by AGORACOM at 9:27 AM on Sunday, November 13th, 2016


AGORACOM 3.0 Launches Next Week! Learn All About It.

 You Asked For It, You Got It!  AGORACOM Upgrades Site Based On Member Feedback 

“AGORACOM 3.0 Is The Best Ever.  It Will Further Increase Our Leadership As The Smartest and Cleanest Small Cap Community By Several Magnitudes Because We Listened To Our Members and Delivered.

We Thank Our Awesome Members For Contributing To and Beta Testing The New Site. No Other Finance Site Has This Kind Of Member Collaboration and That Gives Me More Pride Than Anything Else.”

– George Tsiolis, AGORACOM Founder 

I am very happy to announce that AGORACOM has undergone a significant upgrade and we are now preparing to launch AGORACOM 3.0 next week with some incredible features.

In keeping with our model of collaborating with, listening to and building the site for members, you will be happy to know that most of the upgrades are coming as a result of feedback and input from valuable members like you.

I want to thank you and all members for the time you take to provide suggestions, report bugs and tell us how to make your experience even better than it already it is.  Unlike other sites that build for the benefit of advertisers, AGORACOM has become “The Small-Cap Epicentre” by delivering tools that you need and request.

To this end, here is the list of upgrades you can expect to see rolling out next week:


The #1 thing we heard from members is the need to be able to access AGORACOM from their mobile phones. Our first attempt at an app was a good one but it had limitations and wasn’t accessible on every mobile device or platform (there are just too many!).

As such, you’ll be happy to know that AGORACOM is now mobile friendly and simply beautiful.  No apps, no downloads.  Just go to AGORACOM on your phone and you’re in.  Give it a try as soon as the new site is live next week.


The AGORACOM Home Page has always been a great source of information … but it was always populated with information that WE picked for you.  As good as we think we are, members told us it would be very valuable if the front page also contained daily information that was important specifically to them.  How could we say no?

Now, only one of the front page news tabs (“Latest News”) belongs to us, the rest belong to you as follows:

Upgrade - Front Tabs


You’re engaged in multiple important threads on multiple HUBS on AGORACOM but you don’t always have time to keep up with replies to each of them.  Now, you simply   any message(s) and all replies to them will be conveniently listed right on your front page.

This is especially helpful when you only have a few spare minutes and checking in from your mobile device.


AGORACOM Members have their favourite HUBS … but they also have favourite members that post great information on multiple HUBS. Until now, there was no easy way to keep track of those posts, especially if that member started posting on a new HUB.  Now, you simply  any member and their posts show up in your stream.


You have your favourite HUBS and love the discussion between members … but sometimes you just want to know if the companies themselves had something important to say via press release, interview, CEO post (YES, that is coming), etc.

Now, you simply   add them as a favourite HUB and their posts show up in your stream.


The very purpose of AGORACOM is to discover great new small cap companies and great members. Discovering companies was always easy thanks to our front page news, newsflash, banners, etc.  However, discovering great members usually only came from your favourite HUBS.

The “Top Members” tab will be populated by members that have achieved a points threshold and we believe posts great new content that members will benefit from.


AGORACOM CEO Interviews are renowned for being hard-hitting and informative because we don’t softball our guests.  To this end, you’ll be happy to know that our front page video player has been vastly improved with the addition of a playlist of our most recent interviews so that you can easily discover new companies that go Beyond The Press Release as we dive deep into their latest news.


These great features are back. Ignore was gone for too long and private messaging had to be taken offline earlier this year but they are both back and not going anywhere.


We’d love for you to spend every minute of your web time on AGORACOM but, hey, that’s just wishful thinking.  We know that both our members and non-members are developing networks on other sites as well, so we’ve made it easy to share your own posts and posts of other members.

In fact, we encourage it.  AGORACOM is regarded as the cleanest finance community on the planet, so sharing smart posts on other networks will only serve to help attract more great minds.  Look for these buttons  at the bottom of any post  and start sharing!!


AGORACOM always ranked amongst the fastest finance sites in the world … we just got waaaaay faster thanks to upgraded software and servers.


AGORACOM 2.0 received numerous awards and recognition for its design … but just like your spouse wants to renovate the house every few years, we needed a fresher look as well.  Don’t worry, we haven’t change the usability of the site, we just freshened it up.


There are a couple of cool items we couldn’t get ready for the launch but will be ready within a couple of weeks, so look out for these:


AGORACOM already provides higher ranking members with the ability to post charts and images.  Soon, they will also be able to embed YouTube videos.


The HUB Leader list on each HUB is an important feature that allows members to reach out to HUB Leaders for various important reasons.  One weakness in the feature was the list did not eliminate inactive HUB Leaders.  Problem solved.  Soon, the HUB Leaders list will hide inactives and only list active HUB Leaders.


We want to thank you again for helping make AGORACOM “The Small-Cap Epicentre.”  You can expect to see more subtle changes to the site in the months to keep providing you the cleanest, smartest, most valuable small-cap community on the planet.

As always, we welcome your feedback with respect to this update and look forward to further suggestions you have about making AGORACOM even better.

AGORACOM now serves as a great example to the entire financial industry of what can be achieved when an entire community works together in a cooperative and mutually beneficial manner.

Thanks and have a great day.


George, Jeff et al.

Mobile Devices Drive 816,000 Small-Cap Visits To AGORACOM In 2015

Posted by AGORACOM at 8:10 AM on Friday, May 13th, 2016

Good morning to you all.  From the “I love traffic data” department, I’m happy to provide you with mobile data traffic to AGORACOM for the full year 2015  Here is a snapshot of the overall data, followed by my comments:



  • All comparisons above are to 2014 – and man is mobile skyrocketing. That is a 8.5% increase vs. 2014.
  • Mobile devices accounted for just under 21% of all visits to AGORACOM in 2015.
  • 8.22 pages per visit – an increase of 22.92%tells me that investors have moved beyond basic skimming from their mobile devices and are relying on them as much as their PC’s and laptops.  The entire site average for 2014 was 6.69 pages per visit.
  • Average duration per visit, however, is far below non-mobile access to the site.  We’re going to fix that, see below.


Apple is dominating Android devices.  by 2.5:1 … that’s surprising.  Second, despite the explosion in tablet devices, access from the actual phones themselves still dominates the device of choice for accessing AGORACOM.  Third, I’m not surprised at the Blackberry numbers – but very surprised at the Windows numbers.

Here are the numbers:

  • 1st – Apple accounted for 63% of all mobile visits to AGORACOM in 2015, broken down as follows:
    • iPhone 508,165;
    • iPod 2,487;
  • 2nd – Android 25.32%
  • 3rd – Blackberry 7.26%
  • 4th – Windows 6.32%


As a result of what we’re seeing above, we’ve concluded that the best course of action in our mobile strategy is to go away from updating our App and focus on a mobile friendly version of AGORACOM.  Clearly, we have to give mobile users a better experience to extend their visit duration.  Look for this change to be implemented by end of Q3 of this year.