You’ve probably seen it dozens of times in movies, old photos, and most recently, the Discovery Channel’s reality show, Gold Rush Alaska…
An old man with a big white beard sitting on a riverbank with a ridged tin pan in his hands, diligently sifting through sediment from the riverbed to produce a few precious flakes of gold.
Called panning, it’s what most of us think of when we think of gold prospecting — a slow, arduous process requiring patience and mental stability, the likes of which just doesn’t come around very often anymore.
To specialists in the field, however, it’s called placer mining.
Derived from the Spanish word meaning “to please,” this method was named for the relative ease with which one can actually produce gold.
The preferred and often only method early North American prospectors had available to them, it’s this ease that made the gold rushes of the 19th century accessible to individual dreamers as well as organized mining operations.
But things have changed since the 1800s.
By the end of the 20th century, easy-to-reach gold had largely been harvested from the places where it’s most common…
Which means the image of a single prospector holding a pan of grainy river water is largely a thing of the past.
But that’s not where the story of placer gold ends.
Just recently, the study of placer gold made a comeback unlike any the gold industry has seen before.
You see, according to modern geological analysis of North America’s great gold deposits, it has been determined that placer gold — those little flakes of eroded gold which can actually be carried by the current over riverbed sediment — represent, at the most, 10% of the gold located within any gold-bearing chunk of land.
To many, this didn’t mean a whole lot.
But to one man by the name of Shawn Ryan, it wasn’t the actual gold flakes that were valuable so much as the information these flakes could reveal about that other 90%…
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Shawn is no ordinary gold bug. A twenty-year veteran of Yukon mining, he spent half of that time analyzing soil samples from tens of thousands of individual points around the Yukon.
His goal: To find the source of the placer gold based on patterns he found in the soil concentrations.
The results of this unprecedented body of work have been spectacular.
Not only was Mr. Ryan named Prospector of the Year by the British Columbia Mineral Exploration Industry, but his studies have almost single-handedly kicked off the second Yukon Gold rush.
In fact, the very first piece of land he determined as containing bits and pieces of this source deposit was purchased by Kinross Gold for $138 million. And it was the first of many to be vended to major mining outfits.
Today, any Shawn Ryan property that comes on the market immediately causes bidding wars between potential buyers.
Two of the richest properties, however, are already off the market…
Located next door to the block recently bought-out by Kinross (which already yielded investors 970% gains, making many of them first-time millionaires) one of these properties has recently returned what I can legitimately claim to be unprecedented results from a 72-hole drill test.
When I say unprecedented, I mean that every one of the holes contained gold — literally 100% of them.
Here are images of just two, with visible gold mineralization present:
Translating this into numbers that will mean something to you, the company which now owns this property — with a market cap of just over $200 million — is sitting on upwards of $160 billion in gold.
It doesn’t take a mathematician to see the disparity between the value of the resource and the current market capitalization of the company which owns it…
Even more exciting, though, is the second of these two properties.
Also next door to the Kinross operation, this Shawn Ryan property was acquired by an even smaller company.
Based on the results of the surrounding land parcels — and on Shawn’s own analysis — Yukon gold fever has put this undeveloped piece of real estate into the crosshairs of a major buyout.
But this is still only the beginning…
With winter upon us, this is the quietest time of the year for the entire region. As the Yukon territory moves into spring and these properties become more active with drill testing and production, more and more attention will be centered on these two Shawn Ryan centerpieces.
That’s the reason I’ve decided that right now is the time to release our special presentation on these two companies sitting on what could well be the nucleus of the Yukon’s “source deposit.”
And because this is such a unique situation, I’m not going to release the report in our usual manner…
I’ve deemed it important enough to schedule a special event.
Our resident gold guru, bullion broker, and thirteen-year veteran investor Greg McCoach will relay every last detail you need to know about these two amazing properties — and the companies fortunate enough to have snapped them up.
By the time it’s over, you’ll have every bit of information you need to do exactly as early Shawn Ryan investors have already done with the current Kinross project.
The conference starts promptly 6 p.m. (EST) this Wednesday, December 21st. Don’t be late.
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Yours in wealth,
Brian is a founding member and President of Angel Publishing. He writes about general investment strategies for Wealth Daily and Energy & Capital. For more on Brian, take a look at his editor’s page.