SOURCE: Maybach Financial Group

Maybach Financial Group

October 17, 2007 12:39 ET

Forward Progress Focusing on Miramar Mining Corp., Apollo Gold Corp. and Taseko Mines Ltd.

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A recent report this past June concluded that a booming Asian economy is a main reason for high-flying mining companies.

Around the industry, the popular belief is that demand will continue to outstretch supply, keeping prices strong, the report says.

Exploration and development companies should be of particular interest to investors the report went on to conclude.

This has led to buyouts of significant value for shareholders of many juniors. One such company of interest would be the newly acquired Miramar Mining Corporation, (AMEX: MNG) which together with all its subsidiaries, engages in the exploration, acquisition, and development of gold bearing mineral properties in Canada with great success.

Earlier this month, Newmont Mining Corporation, a powerhouse in the industry, had come to an agreement with Miramar for a buyout at a 29% premium of Miramar's 20-day volume weighted average trading price on the TSX through October 5, 2007. This would value Miramar at approximately C$1.5 billion on a fully-diluted basis.

Great news for shareholders.

Meanwhile, other juniors appear to be beefing up their productivity.

Apollo Gold Corp. (AMEX: AGT) has a focus on exploration and development of gold bearing properties in Montana. They announced today they have entered into an $8,000,000 debt facility with RMB Australia Holdings Ltd. With this move, it appears that Apollo is working hard to continue their forward progress with their projects as stated by R. David Russell, President and CEO of Apollo:

"This financing removes some of the uncertainty in the market concerning our share price and our ability to repay the 2004 convertible debentures if they do not convert into shares. We now have the funds to repay the debentures, if necessary, without adversely impacting our plans to continue with exploration and development at our Black Fox and Huizopa projects."

Lastly, a company following along the same lines of interest for investors would be Taseko Mines Limited (AMEX: TGB) which engages in the exploration, development, and production of mineral properties in British Columbia.

It appears that the junior miners are moving forward and many big shots are interested. Recently, Taseko entered into an agreement with a syndicate of underwriters under which the underwriters have agreed to buy approximately 7.1 million common shares from Taseko at a price of $5.20 per share, representing an aggregate bought-deal offering of $37 million.

In interviews with industry CEOs, PricewaterhouseCooper determined that most executives think the gains in the short term are extremely positive with these types of companies as well as potentially repeatable.

More great news for shareholders.

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