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Mark Jr.

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Re: ALS.TO - Altius Minerals
« Reply #50 on: February 07, 2011, 08:12:29 PM »

Did you say Sprott owns some? I haven't been able to confirm that it in any Altius filing....


I was just looking at Sprott's latest 13-F and they aren't listed as a holding


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Re: ALS.TO - Altius Minerals
« Reply #51 on: February 08, 2011, 10:21:41 AM »

Rick Rule has made a killing on his Sprott deal! Most have not heard of him. He is the reason i got interested in Altius!



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Re: ALS.TO - Altius Minerals
« Reply #52 on: February 11, 2011, 01:26:17 PM »
Can someone come up with a some of the parts calculation?

It's a nearly 400$ millions market cap company.

- (145 millions and treasury December 31th)
- (125 millions Alderon stake actual value) + related future income tax
- (28$ millions in Royal Gold)

Still more than 100 millions in assets to find in order to say that everything else is "free".


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Re: ALS.TO - Altius Minerals
« Reply #53 on: February 11, 2011, 01:44:18 PM »
You are missing the bay royalty interest is probably worth at least $100 million now that the strike is over.


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« Reply #54 on: February 12, 2011, 05:54:42 AM »


Not sure what you are looking at. Last reporting period for Altius is Oct31st...end of their second quarter.

$170m cash and marketable securities
$32m mining investments securities (including Rambler and Millrock)
$3m equity related investments...(this is where Alderon is...since it was converted on Dec 8th it has not been reported)
so basically $200m cash and securities plus Alderon $125m and the Voisey bay Royalty at $75m (on the books at $10m) equals $400m or the market cap for Altius...all the rest is free.

when Altius reports their 3rd quarter it will easy to see what I am saying now you have to do some work. The gain in the 3rd quarter will be in the range of $120m. The end of their 3rd quarter is Jan31st.



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Re: ALS.TO - Altius Minerals
« Reply #55 on: February 12, 2011, 06:07:43 AM »

"To me this looks like fully valued based on current assets - it is a play about the future, what this company can be based on historical returns."


I will go with your theory for the moment..
If Altius were to liquidate....they would be selling off the company in 0 for the historical returns and the managements ability.

what do you think you would get?

Now look at the company and value the future values of each individual asset and give the management a multiple for their excellent track record. You will have to include all the future royalty payments not yet received...

either way you do it...I think you will concur it is worth more than the 3 assets it is being valued at Cash, Marketble securities(including Alderon) and the Voisey bay royalty.



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Re: ALS.TO - Altius Minerals
« Reply #56 on: February 12, 2011, 09:39:33 AM »

So the big 3 items are worth $400M plus or minus.  Excluding the value of management, what kind of value do you place on all this other stuff we get for free (ie on a liquidation basis, not a fire sale but orderly wind-down). Would you say this other free stuff is worth discounted to present value?:

a) less than 200M
b) 200-400 or
c) 400M plus

I guess the question is, roughly how much do you figure this whole thing is worth in a wind-down scenario selling off assets in and orderly manner? 400M plus a), b) or c)?

I know I should be figuring this out myself but I am not an expert on mining projects/stages and their market values.


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Re: ALS.TO - Altius Minerals
« Reply #57 on: February 12, 2011, 11:07:02 AM »
Some additional detail. I'm midway through my own valuation.

Fully Diluted Shares Outstanding

29,816,395 at September 13, 2010

Cash and Liquid investments

$170,000,000 (from Feb 2011 presentation by Alderon) - $5.70/share

Equity Positions - Working to determine if each of these holdings is fairly valued.

Northern Abitibi Mining Corp - 1,115,000 shares @ 0.24 = $267,600
Royal Gold - 529,297 shares @ 47.04 = $24,898,130.88
Alderon Resource Corporation - 32,285,006 @ 3.92 = $126,557,223.52
Rambler Metals and Mining - 12,000,000 @ 0.69 = $8,280,000 (however, Rambler has significantly diluted shareholders several times)
Millrock Resources - 7,932,046 @ 0.81 = $6,424,957.26
Joint venture with Cranberry Capital - $25 million (89.2% interest) to invest primarily in early stage mineral exploration companies, managed by Paul van Eeden.

Total Equity Positions of $191,427,911.66 - $6.42/share

Other Investments

Newfoundland and Labrador Refining Corporation - 39.6% interest; carried at $0 (NLRC must sell its assets to satisfy creditors or complete financing of the project by October 2011). Altius is also a secured creditor of NLRC.
Millrock Resources - June 2010 warrants for the purchase of 3,450,000 common shares at a price of 45 cents per share for a period of five years; $1,242,000=(0.81-.45)*3,450,000 shares (not sure if I'm double counting this. I don't see that these warrants have been exercised.)

Current and Potential Royalty Streams

Voisey's Bay - 0.3% net smelter returns (30 year life; revenue of $4.1m in '09 before strike)
Millrock Resources - 2% on gold and 1% on other commodities

Aurora Energy - 2% gross uranium sales royalty and a 2% net smelter return. This project is subject to a three year moratorium, subject to review on or before April 2011, imposed by the Nunatsiavut government (the self governing Inuit of Northern Labrador)
Northern Abitibi Mining Corp - 2 to 4% sliding scale net smelter royalty, tied to price of gold.

Early Stage exploration

From 2010 AR, Altius is pursuing 17 projects (18 with Cliffs included?) at a generative or early stage, including:

Labrador Iron Ore – potential 49 (Altius)/51 (Rio Tinto) interest if Rio Tinto meets certain investment targets by December 2011. Triggers a range of possible (positive) outcomes including a 2-3% gross royalty for Altius (3% unless Rio Tinto buys down 1% of Altius' royalty stream for $10M).
50/50 interest in potential joint ventures with Cliffs Natural Resources, triggering a 1% net smelter royalty for Altius. Exploration costs funded by CNR.

This paragraph from their 2010 AR outlining Altius' strategy is also instructive:

Altius’ principal business activities are focused on the generation and
acquisition of mineral projects and royalties. Often these business
activities generate alliances or corporate structures which result in the
Company creating minority and non-operating projects or equity interests
in addition to project-level royalty interests. The creation of certain equity
stakes through the co-founding of special purpose companies (“spin
outs”) has resulted in significant profits in the past and continues to be a
key plank in our strategy. To complement this work and in recognition of
its large accumulated cash position the Company also pursues direct royalty
interests and equity stakes in companies with undervalued quality assets.


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Re: ALS.TO - Altius Minerals
« Reply #58 on: February 12, 2011, 03:35:51 PM »
Nice job Rolf!


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Re: ALS.TO - Altius Minerals
« Reply #59 on: February 12, 2011, 05:40:24 PM »


thx for the effort but I think you are at least 6 months behind...Royal Gold was sold a year ago.