SOURCE: Paragon Financial Limited

Paragon Financial Limited

February 10, 2012 08:20 ET

Lone Star Gold and Great Basin Gold -- Junior Miners Performing Well in 2012

The Paragon Report Provides Equity Research on Lone Star Gold & Great Basin Gold

NEW YORK, NY--(Marketwire - Feb 10, 2012) - Gold mining stocks -- particularly juniors -- have performed well this year. The Market Vectors Junior Gold Miners ETF (GDXJ) is up more than 16 percent year to date - outperforming the SPDR Gold Trust which is up slightly more than 10 percent. The Paragon Report examines the outlook for companies in the Gold industry and provides equity research on Lone Star Gold Inc. (OTCBB: LSTG) and Great Basin Gold Ltd. (NYSE Amex: GBG) (TSX: GBG). Access to the full company reports can be found at:

Gold mining stocks and ETFs had been lagging bullion prices in recent years. However some analysts are looking for the shares to tighten the performance gap in 2012. Scott Wright of Resource Investor argues that 2011 global gold-mine production finally returned to pre-bull levels. "In fact, with 2011's volume expected to come in at around 88m ounces, we'll see a new all-time production high," Wright argues.

Investing in gold mining stocks is not without risk, however. As pointed out on, higher costs can weigh on margins and cut into profits. "Businesses which have found gold in smaller countries have been forced to build roads, hospitals, schools and other social infrastructure, as well as repair the damage they do," reports.

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Lone Star Gold, Inc., an exploration stage company, engages in the acquisition, exploration, and development of gold and other precious metal properties in Mexico and the United States. Earlier this week Lone Star Gold signed a Joint Venture Agreement with the specially formed Mexican subsidiary company, AMIKO KAY, S de RL de CV, and Miguel Jaramillo to process 1.2 million tons of mine tailings, at the San Antonio del Potrero mine tailings project.

Great Basin Gold Ltd. engages in the acquisition, exploration, and development of precious metal deposits. Shares of the company took a hit earlier this week after the company reported preliminary fourth-quarter results that showed an 18% increase in the cost to recover precious metals.

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