Many of you have been around for as long as I have. Collectively we have a tremendous amount of experience between our investment in MDMN, CDCH, and other mining companies. I’m working through some ideas and welcome your feedback.
Suppose I were to setup TheMiningPlay.com as an independent company and social media platform for the mining community. It would become something of a cross between Seeking Alpha and The Motley Fool with a mining specific niche. Its purpose would be multi-faceted.
Support, educate, and grow the community of individual mining investors.
Encourage and facilitate direct communication between companies and their shareholders by lobbying mining companies to officially participate in the discussion forums and social media channels with their shareholders and by facilitating management conference calls.
All current users of TheMiningPlay.com would be grandfathered in. The site would charge some kind of access fee to certain areas or discussion forums or perhaps for premium content. The site would make active investments in its own “TMP” portfolios. Mining companies would also pay a fee to participate in their discussion forums in any official way.
The forums would be moderated in a professional manner by the community and the quality / level of discussion would be significantly increased from where it is today. If any of you read Seeking Alpha you’ll realize there is a qualitative difference between the articles and comments there vs something like us or IHUB.
Questions . . .
Do you think this type of site and service would be helpful to the industry as a whole and the junior mining industry in particular?
All current members will be given a grandfathered in membership. However, supposing you weren’t grandfathered in, as a mining investor would such a site interest you?
How much would you be willing to pay for high-quality mining company analysis and discussion?[poll name=c]
- $10+ per month
- $25+ per month
- $100+ per month
Let’s look at a hypothetical situation. Suppose we have an AURYN discussion page and Maurizio or an IR rep is willing to engage with shareholders directly on the page. How much is that worth?
Suppose we as a community can separate the wheat from the chaff with respect to junior mining companies and publish a portfolio and shared due diligence? How much is that worth?
Suppose TMP establishes relationships (non-remunerative) with companies so that it can visit the properties, take pictures and publish unbiased, and unpaid for reports and analysis? How much is that worth?
If you have other ideas or want to relay private comments, feel free to message me.