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Xtract Resources – a classic Colin Bird Pump & Dump action replay from September

2021-01-21 12:52:03

With some folks having paid 8p+ for shares in Xtract Resources (XTR) late last week, today the company did a placing to the sewer-dwelling clients of Novum Securities at just 4.5p.  The shares are now just 4.8p to sell. Boy those folks suckered in by the Colin Bird ramping must be hurting today. This is so familiar but I did warn you explicitly what the old scoundrel was up to.


The Usual Agonising Dilemma Sets In as a Losing Penny Share Suddenly Takes off

2021-01-19 08:10:39

Hello, Share Players. This modest article is out of the ordinary. Lately, I’ve been featuring companies I think stand to benefit from the covid shadow or which should recover faster than most after a nasty year. Today I feature a share which has given me a few worries, but which has suddenly taken off...


Disgraced, journalist smearing, fraud enabler Dr Michael Green serves up another bonkers share price target - this time its Xtract

2020-10-06 10:05:43

After his role in anabling the fraud at Sefton Resources (SER), including in smearing the UK's top investigative journalist, Dr Michael Green should NOT be working in financial services. You know my views. But he is. and his job these days seems to be penning bonkers research notes on small mining stocks setting insane share price targets which are multiples of the current share price. You may remember his classic piece on Bluebird Merchant (BMV) where the target - and I say this as an enthusiastic sharenholder - was just insane. Then there was a classic on the worthless James Parsons POS Ascent. His latest note is on Xtract (XTR) where he predicts profits of 500% for those buying the shares. If you enjoy a piece of badly wfritten fiction and don't have a Jeffrey Archer to hand, the note is below. 


Xtract Resources – Calamity Bird does it again: another forward sold placing with spiv bucket shop Novum plus dirty dealings by ex Beaufort boss and there was just no need!

2020-09-30 10:23:15

Having advised readers to bank big gains on Xtract Resources (XTR), I waited the requisite period and then dumped my own shares, disgusted by the way that Chairman Colin “Calamity” Bird seemed determined to dilute his mug punters in a shameless and un-needed fashion. Today, vindication.


Xtract Resources – further progress towards Manica hard rock production: STRONG BUY

2020-08-30 10:14:46

Xtract Resources (XTR) “is pleased to announce… has concluded an additional mining contractor agreement with Longhau Tianci Mining Co Ltd for the exploitation of the Boa Esperanza hard rock gold deposit at its Manica mining concession in Mozambique”… that is not the major news. But let's start at Boa...


Xtract Resources – Manica hard rock production here goes: increased target price...

2020-08-20 14:17:31

Xtract Resources (XTR) “is pleased to announce… a mining contractor agreement with Longhau Tianci Mining Co Ltd for the exploitation of the Guy Fawkes hard rock gold deposit at its Manica mining concession in Mozambique”...


Xtract Resources – “Manica Alluvial Gold and Corporate Update”, remains a buy?...

2020-08-14 09:01:00

“Manica Alluvial Gold & Corporate Update” from Xtract Resources (XTR)...


Video: Volatile Selloffs Expected Before $10,000 Gold and $300 Silver

2020-08-07 09:16:03

And you thought that our own Nigel Somerville was nutso. Meet macro strategist David Hunter. Hmm, now what are my shares in Ariana (AAU) & Xtract Resources (XTR)worth on a DCF basis with gold at $10,000 oz? I am only kidding; this is quite literally insane.


Xtract resources – what on earth is going on? Is this the worst career start in AIM History?

2020-08-03 12:13:11

I speak as a shareholder and a supporter but this is quite literally insane. The company has appointed Alistair Ford, who works for paid for stock promoters Proactive, as a director. And this is where it gets bizarre. Ford has given an interview to the Sith Lord Zak Mir,


Xtract Resources to double or more?

2020-05-26 12:50:33

Tom Winnifrith writes: I am a shareholder so feel free to ignore all of what follows. If you really want to understand why I bought Xtract (XTR) listen and watch the audio and video interview out late last night with Colin Bird HERE. But if you can't afford 99p this is a tip we produced 11 days agyipping the shares at a 1p offer. They are now 1.5p-1.6p.


The Seven Mythical Wonders (April update) – Xtract disappoints yet again but EVR Holdings appears tantalisingly close to launch

2018-04-29 02:14:45

It’s time for my monthly look at this motley selection of AIM wannabes. Not much to say for most of them so want to focus on the contrasting progress reports from Xtract Resources (XTR) and EVR Holdings (EVRH).


UK Investor Show 2018 Video: Colin Bird of Xtract Resources

2018-04-28 01:49:11

Thanks to Gary Newman and Steve Moore and the 2017 Dragon's Den I am an impoversihed investor in Xtract Resources (XTR). Should I sack them do you think? Anyhow there is a new boss, Colin Bird, and he puts the recovery case...


The Seven Mythical Wonders (March update) – EVR Holdings could be inching ahead in this tortoise v tortoise marathon

2018-03-11 03:17:12

It’s time for my monthly look at this motley selection of AIM wannabes. A few positive pointers but they all remain resolutely out of reach for the time being; although after a false start at Vast Resources, I sense the wonder VR app at EVR Holdings is taking the lead.


The Seven Mythical Wonders of the AIM Casino

2018-01-07 03:11:21

I’ve been a bit preoccupied in recent weeks with a certain fund manager so thought I should catch up with a few old friends on AIM this weekend but it transpires that not a lot has actually happened. It made me realise more than ever that AIM is much more about the travelling I hope than the arriving. Accordingly, I thought it was more appropriate to write a piece heralding the 7 Mythical Wonders of the AIM Casino instead.


Xtract Resources: More dilution – is Colin Bird under the influence?

2017-11-15 03:07:00

I last commented on Colin Bird’s apparent addiction to issuing shares at Xtract Resources (XTR) back in August but wonder whether there is something more sinister at work here and that Colin is actually being controlled by an evil third party. Where’s Detective Frank Drebin when you need him?


Xtract Resources: Please Colin, get help for this addiction – STOP ISSUING SHARES!

2017-08-09 04:21:19

Xtract Resources (XTR) can’t help itself. In a carbon copy of the manoeuvre back in February earlier this year, it has announced a placing at a shockingly low price just as some positive sentiment was returning around the potential alluvials revenue. Let’s take a closer look.


Xtract Resources: Plus ca change - more delays, more ramping and more dilution (plus a Royal Ascot tip)

2017-06-20 04:41:44

I thought I would pause before commenting on yesterday’s RNS from Xtract Resources (XTR) relating to the Manica alluvials as I felt it was odds-on that more dilution would come from one source or another following the ramping off the back of it. Surprise, surprise, Yorkville cashed in and announced a loan note conversion today, but let’s take a closer look at the announcements in any event.


Video: Colin Bird of Xtract Resources presents at UK Investor Show 2017

2017-04-20 00:32:15

In this video from the storming success that was the 2017 UK Investor Show, Colin Bird, Executive Chairman of Xtract Resources (XTR), is at the podium. And make sure that you keep April 21 2018 free for next year's UK Investor Show.


And the winner of the Colin Bird Caption Contest is...

2017-04-10 04:27:01

Yesterday, we asked you to caption a photo that YouTube chose for our video of Galileo Resources (GLR) at the UK Investor Show which caught Colin Bird, also of Jubilee Platinum (JLP) and Xtract Resources (XTR), in a particularly animated pose. The quality was high, but the winner of the Caption Contest is:


Xtract Resources: More dilution – it’s a damn addiction!

2017-04-07 00:15:45

Just catching up with an after-hours RNS from Xtract Resources (XTR) on Wednesday and although I was hoping for an update on how it is going to finance Manica, it was in fact just more dilution taking the total number of shares to over 34 billion…..with more to come...


Xtract Resources – Guess it must stand for Damp F***ing Squib

2017-03-02 01:18:56

Hallelujah! Xtract Resources (XTR) finally managed to issue the long-awaited DFS at 4.23pm on 28 February. It’s taken me a bit of time to comment on it as I’ve been scratching my head thinking to myself: “Is that it? Is there a page missing? What now?”


Xtract Resources – Just when you thought it was safe to get back in the water… almighty PUMP and DUMP!

2017-02-16 09:38:17

I started writing this article on Xtract Resources (XTR) yesterday morning and was going to comment on how sentiment was turning and Colin Bird’s straightforward approach in recent RNS’s was to be applauded and then – WHAM - a placing RNS from hell and I’ve had to rewrite the whole piece. Thanks Colin!


Xtract Resources – For the love of God, where’s this bloody BFS?!

2016-12-31 03:16:48

Further to my last piece two weeks ago HERE on the cash challenges facing Xtract Resources, it announced a ‘keep the lights on’ placing of £220,000 on 21 December pending the authorisation of 9 billon shares at yesterday’s general meeting. All as expected but where, oh where is the goddamn BFS (or DFS or whatever Colin wants to call it)? As yet another deadline is missed, I thought I would provide a helpful overview of the quest for the mining equivalent of the Holy Grail.


Xtract Resources – Massive dilution ahead….but will it actually help?

2016-12-16 04:38:29

Earlier this week, Xtract Resources (XTR) announced an upcoming EGM to authorise the issuance of a further 9 billion shares, a mere 50% of the current share capital! Sounds like a lot but one needs to have a look again at the last heavily dilutive funding round in November to ascertain whether this is actually going to help.


Xtract Resources – Funding RNS obfuscation at its worst: disappointing

2016-11-03 02:01:33

I was starting to warm to Colin Bird at Xtract Resources (XTR) with his decisive action and straight-talking, although today’s hugely disappointing funding RNS which needs about five reads and three espressos to understand leaves me feeling cold, although I’m guessing Beaufort Securities and Beaumont Cornish should shoulder some of the blame.


Xtract Resources - moves to the worst Nomad in London: It gets worse...

2016-10-24 01:04:14

There are two statements out today from Xtract Resources (XTR) and neither can be viewed in any way as good news. We own these shares thanks to Dragons Den choices by Steve Moore & Gary Newman at UK Investor 2016, and today's admissions prompt me to start filling in P45s for both those writers.


Xtract Resources – The end of Chepica as the Jan Nelson era draws to a close

2016-09-22 05:27:58

Xtract Resources (XTR) reminds me of someone after a massive night out, no doubt drunk on the promises of Jan Nelson, being held upright by the more sensible friend, Colin Bird, as it stumbles from pillar to post on the way home, desperately close to falling in the busy road.


Xtract Resources – More disappointment and delay: is it time for Jan to walk?

2016-08-17 01:04:40

Not a great surprise for any seasoned observer but yet another disappointing RNS from Xtract Resources (XTR) this morning. Surely it is time now for Jan Nelson to hang up his mining helmet and head off into the sunset….well, to a new role at MTI anyway.


Xtract Resources– Wow, could Jan have written a worse RNS??

2016-07-20 01:15:30

Just when the long-suffering shareholders of Xtract Resources (XTR) thought things couldn’t get any worse, they’ve been absolutely stunned by this morning’s RNS. Well, they say it’s good to get all the bad news out at once, right? Let’s take a look at it in detail.


Xtract Resources: Jan tries to do the right thing….and messes up! Share should be suspended

2016-06-16 23:41:19

I’ve been a bit harsh on Jan Nelson, the CEO of Xtract Resources (XTR) on a few occasions but, to give him credit, he tried to do the right thing at yesterday’s shareholder presentation and actually tell the truth. Unfortunately, the truth ended up being price sensitive information for a very select audience and the shares should have been suspended as a result.


Xtract – results out and surprise, surprise, the numbers make no sense!

2016-06-08 02:09:05

One of my first pieces on this site back in January (HERE) highlighted the clear discrepancy between the half-year results of Xtract Resources (XTR) and all the ramping RNS’s beforehand. Despite assurances to the contrary, it appears that some things never change. Xtract announced its full year results yesterday and the revenue for the full year was £350,000.


Xtract sells Manica: Good deal?

2016-05-31 01:35:45

Feeling a bit sad writing this having read the RNS issued by Xtract Resources (XTR) last week about the disposal of the Manica project to Nexus and MTI for $17.5 million. I feel that I should pay my respects.


Video: Dragon's Den Session 2 at UK Investor with Berkeley Energia, Xtract Resources & BMR

2016-05-16 23:54:51

The second Dragon's Den session at UK Investor saw myself, Steve Moore & Gary Newman invest £1000 each. Our choice was Xtract Resources (XTR), Berkeley Energia (BKY) and BMR Mining (BMR). Watch for the claim made by Jan Nelson of Xtract.


Video: Jan Nelson of Xtract Resources at UK Investor Show

2016-05-14 00:42:52

Post one of the Dragon's Den session we appear to be the owner of shares in Xtract Resources (XTR), I blame Steve Moore & Gary Newman. Anyhow, here is Jan Nelson presenting at UK Investor Show.


The Dragon's Den £15,000 - what 10 AIM stocks were bought and at what price

2016-05-04 05:11:15

At UK Investor Show we ran five Dragon's Den sessions where five CEOs each gave a five minute pitch and three Dragon's each picked one stock in which FIML invested £1,000 via our most excellent broker J Herbert Esq at European Wealth. And so £15,000 was invested on Tuesday Morning. Steve will track this portfolio over the year with each Dragon at liberty to place a sell order at any time. And so this is what we bought.


Xtract – better late than never

2016-02-08 04:55:47

I was holding off from writing this piece until I had heard the podcast that Tom was planning with Jan Nelson but as that is taking as long to record as Xtract’s (XTR) assessment of Concordia, I thought I should go ahead and comment on last Wednesday’s, slightly underwhelming, RNS and presentation. 


Questions for Jan Nelson of Xtract Resources - bearcast special interview TOMORROW afternoon

2016-02-04 02:25:10

Update: Technology did not permit . I am on the case and we record at 2 PM GMT Friday. I will then record an interview with Jan Nelson of Xtract Resources (XTR) . I will endeavour to have it up and live by 3 PM Friday. At the risk of sounding like Comrade Jeremy Corbyn...


SP Angel Morning Mining note: Xtract, Weatherley, FinnAust, Bellzone, Acacia, IronRidge & Polymetal

2016-01-21 04:03:05

John Meyer of SP Angel this morning comments on Acacia Mining (ACA), Bellzone Mining (BZM), Finnaust (FAM), International Ferro Metals, (IFL), IronRidge Resources (IRR), Polymetal (POLY), W Resources (WRES), Weatherley International (WTI) and Xtract Resources (XTR) as well as offering a detailed macro view on the news that is shaping global mining and the AIM mining pond.


SP Angel Morning Mining note: Kefi, Kibo, Xtract and Base Resources

2016-01-13 03:37:20

John Meyer of SP Angel this morning comments on Base Resources (BSE), Kefi Minerals (KEFI), Kibo Mining (KIBO) and Xtract Resources (XTR) as well as offering a detailed macro view on the news that is shaping global mining and the AIM mining pond.


Xtract Resources – the promises just do not add up – an apology (I should have said more)

2016-01-12 02:52:08

As a new boy to this site I feel I should apologise. A couple of people commented on the fact that my article on Sunday on Xtract Resources (XTR) was only focussed on one relatively small part of the future value of this business, namely Chepica, and that it would have been more balanced if I had mentioned other parts of the business. 


Zak Mir's Bulletin Board Heroes: Aminex, Amur Minerals, Jubilee Platinum, Reneuron, SolGold, Xtract Resources

2016-01-11 01:13:18

Featuring shares in Aminex (AEX), Amur Minerals (AMC), Jubilee Platinum (JLP), Reneuron (RENE), SolGold (SOLG) and Xtract Resources (XTR) with share price targets set for all stocks.


Xtract Resources - the promises just do not add up

2016-01-10 02:35:04

The first step in reviewing a business for potential investment starts with a review of the Board looking at track record, commitment and trust. There are countless examples of insufficient commitment by CEOs but I won’t focus on that here and instead will look at the issue of trust. If a business continues to under-promise and over-deliver, the share price will rerate significantly upwards over time but, unfortunately, the opposite is true, and that is much more prevalent on AIM. And this brings me to Xtract Resources (XTR), another stock promoted shamelessly by Zak Mir.


Zak Mir's Bulletin Board Heroes: Greatland Gold, Noricum Gold, Shanta Gold, Uranium Resources, Xtract Resources, Zoo Digital

2016-01-06 02:58:16

Featuring shares in Greatland Gold (GGP), Noricum Gold (NMG), Shanta Gold (SHG), Uranium Resources (URA), Xtract Resources (XTR) ands Zoo Digital (ZOO) with share price targets set for all six stocks.


Zak Mir's Great Request Show: EKF Diagnostics, Paragon Entertainment, Xtract Resources

2015-11-27 05:45:49

If you want me to analyse a stock for you just drop me a line at - Today I look at shares in EKF Diagnostics, Paragon Entertainment and Xtract Resources setting target prices for all three stocks.


Zak Mir Bulletin Board Heroes: Agriterra, Dekeloil, MXC Capital, Quadrise Fuels, W Resources, Xtract Resources

2015-11-19 00:54:57

Featuring shares in Agriterra (AGTA), Dekeloil (DKL), MXC Capital (MXCP), Quadrise Fuels (QFI), W Resources (WRES), Xtract Resources (XTR), together with some share price targets.


Zak Mir's Bulletin Board Heroes: Armadale Capital, Concha, Iofina, Sula Iron & Gold, Sovereign Mines of Africa, Xtract Resources

2015-11-11 00:41:49

Featuring shares in Armadale Capita (ACP)l, Concha (CHA), Iofina (IOF), Sula Iron & Gold (SULA), Sovereign Mines of Africa (SMA), Xtract Resources (XTR), together with some share price targets.


Zak Mir's Bulletin Board Heroes: Eland Oil & Gas, Imaginatik, Plutus Powergen, Vast Resources, Xtract Resources

2015-11-08 03:41:06

Featuring shares in Eland Oil & Gas (ELA), Imaginatik (IMTK), Plutus Powergen (PPG), Vast Resources (VAST) and Xtract Resources (XTR) with share price targets for all five stocks


Zak Mir's Bulletin Board Heroes - Camco Clean Energy, Quindell, Serica Energy, Strat Aero, W Resources, Xtract Resources

2015-09-30 23:40:24

Featuring shares of Camco Clean Energy (CCE), Quindell (QPP), Serica Energy (SQZ), Strat Aero (AERO), W Resources (WRES), Xtract Resources (XTR), together with some share price targets.


Xtract Resources: nosedives on disappointing interims, more dilution coming

2015-09-29 04:56:55

Shares in Xtract Resources (XTR) have fallen 20% to 0.24p today on the company’s disappointing interim results. Xtract has been one of the most hyped stocks of 2015, rising from a low of 0.07p to a high of 0.45p on 1 June. Following the inevitable pullback in advance of 29 June’s placement, the share price settled in a range of 0f 0.215p to 0.3p, only to start rallying again last week. Cynics might wonder whether this was a pre-results pump ahead of today’s dump. Certainly anyone who bought in at yesterday’s high of 0.324p is now nursing a hefty loss, within half a trading session. The question now is can Xtract regain its momentum?


Zak Mir's Bulletin Board Heroes - Formation Group, Independent Oil & Gas, Mediazest, Powerhouse Energy, Sable Mining, Xtract Resources

2015-09-24 23:38:35

Featuring shares in Formation Group (FRM), Independent Oil & Gas (IOG), Mediazest (MDZ), Powerhouse Energy (PHE), Sable Mining (SBLM), Xtract Resources (XTR) with share price targets for all five stocks.


Zak Mir's Bulletin Board Heroes - Advanced Oncotherapy, Central Rand Gold, Great Western Mining, Range Resources, Vast Resources, Xtract Resources

2015-08-20 23:45:18

Featuring the shares of Advanced Oncotherapy (AVO), Central Rand Gold (CRND), Great Western Mining (GWMO), Range Resources (RRL), Vast Resources (VAST), Xtract Resources (XTR), together with some share price targets.


Xtract Resources - golden news makes this a speculative buy

2015-08-06 00:07:57

Depressed gold at $1,092.45c (£700) an ounce and copper at below $2.40c a lb have yet to attract hordes of bargain hunters or contrarians, but AIM-quoted Xtract Resources (XTR) is keeping up the momentum in its quest to develop gold and copper opportunities across the globe. Chaired by entrepreneurial veteran Colin Bird, of Jubilee Platinum (JLP) and Tiger Resources, and steered by chief executive officer Jan Nelson, ex-boss of Pan African Resources, the company is characteristically trumpeting the discovery of a second high-grade reef system, ‘Reef System B’, at its Chepica gold and copper mine in Chile.


Zak Mir's Great Request Show: Horizon Discovery, Michelmersh Brick Holdings, Xtract Resources

2015-07-20 03:49:16

If you want me to analyse a stock for you just drop me a line at - Today I look at Horizon Discovery (HZD), Michelmersh Brick Holdings (MBH), Xtract Resources (XTR)


Zak Mir's Bulletin Board Heroes - Aminex, Landsdowne Oil & Gas, Magnolia Petroleum, Tern, Xtract Resources

2015-07-13 23:44:18

Featuring Aminex (AEX), Landsdowne Oil & Gas (LOGP), Magnolia Petroleum (MAGP), Tern (TERN), Xtract Resources (XTR)


Zak Mir's Bulletin Board Heroes - Featuring Cap-XX, Imaginatik, Marechale Capital, Xtract Resources

2015-06-27 00:50:50

Featuring Cap-XX (CPX), Imaginatik (IMTK), Marechale Capital (MAC), Xtract Resources (XTR)


Zak Mir's Bulletin Board Heroes - Featuring Frontera Resources, Mobilityone, Sirius Minerals, Valirx, XTR Resources

2015-06-21 23:32:47

Featuring Frontera Resources (FRR), Mobilityone (MBO), Sirius Minerals (SXX), Valirx (VAL), XTR Resources (XTR)


Xtract lines up new takeover - shares high risk buy

2015-06-10 01:54:50

Expansive and newly popular Xtract Resources (XTR) is poised to make another acquisition, this time of an as yet unnamed South African gold producer capable of delivering 60,000 oz. to 100,000 oz. a year, according to chief executive officer Jan Nelson. Shares in Xtract, highlighted here in April at 0.25p, have bounced from a barely-visible 12-month low of 0.07p to 0.41p, as the company has increased potential resources in and around its three-year Chepica copper and gold project in Chile, and Nelson, ex-boss of Pan African Resources, declares the proposed acquisition, which would involve issuing shares, could ‘seriously transform’ the IM-quoted company’, now valued at £26.25 million.


SP Angel Morning Mining note: Anglo American, Acacia Mining, Kefi Minerals, Wolf Minerals, Xtract Resources

2015-05-06 06:15:40

John Meyer of SP Angel this morning comments on Anglo American, Acacia Mining, Kefi Minerals, Wolf Minerals & Xtract Resources as well as offering a detailed macro view on the news that is shaping global mining and the AIM mining pond. 


Another copper move by Xtract

2015-04-25 00:17:56

Xtract Resources (XTR), the recently volatile AIM performer chaired by entrepreneurial veteran Colin Bird (also head of out-of-favour Jubilee Platinum) and boasting disparate copper and gold interests in South Africa and Chile, has moved to add to its African projects. The company has signed heads of agreement with a local copper explorer to investigate 182,000 tonnes of surface oxide material with a copper grade of 0.54% at the Concordia project in South Africa’s Northern Cape.


Buy Xtract Energy (XTR): First 200 Day MA Break In 2 Years

2013-06-02 05:50:20

The 200 day moving average is traditionally the benchmark as far as determining the trend for stock or market. Therefore as far as Extract Energy is concerned at the moment, its first break of the 200 day line 2 years has to be regarded as a significant technical watershed.

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