Sector Expert: Thibaut Lepouttre

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Thibaut Lepouttre is the editor of the Caesars Report, a newsletter and mining portal based in Belgium that covers several junior mining companies with a special focus on precious metals and base metals. Lepouttre has a Bachelor of Law degree and two economics masters degrees that have forged his analytical approach to the mining sector. Considered a number cruncher, Lepouttre focuses on the valuations of companies and is consistently on the lookout for the next undervalued mining company.



Recent Interviews

Gearing Up for a Busy Summer in the Golden Triangle (5/22/18)
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Calling it "one of the hottest exploration regions in Canada," Thibaut Lepouttre of Caesars Report describes how one company is preparing for the short summer exploration season.

Contact Gold: A New Advanced-Stage Nevada Exploration Company (5/16/18)
Contact Painted Pony

Thibaut Lepouttre of Caesars Report profiles an explorer with a substantial gold asset portfolio and some well-known backers.

Experienced Team Exploring Three Gold Projects in Colombia (9/26/17)
Red Eagle Exploration Project Map

Thibaut Lepouttre of Caesars Report profiles a new exploration company with three promising gold projects in Colombia.

Recent Quotes

"ABN seems ready to follow up on the interesting 2017 drill results."

— Thibaut Lepouttre, Caesars Report (5/8/18)
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"R's deal with Red Eagle Exploration should close in the next few days."

— Thibaut Lepouttre, Caesars Report (4/11/18)
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"R entered into an agreement with Red Eagle Exploration."

— Thibaut Lepouttre, Caesars Report (3/17/18)
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"2018 could be a very important year for AUAU's Eastside project."

— Thibaut Lepouttre, Caesars Report (2/15/18)
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"R restarted the Santa Rosa mill at the beginning of this month."

— Thibaut Lepouttre, Caesars Report (1/31/18)
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"GRG received approval of the EIA for the Chinchillas project."

— Thibaut Lepouttre, Caesars Report (1/19/18)
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"R plans to start the San Ramon mill up again in January."

— Thibaut Lepouttre, Caesars Report (12/29/17)
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"VIT's current enterprise value of ~CA$210M seems to be too low."

— Thibaut Lepouttre, Caesars Report (11/23/17)
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"SSV will release an updated resource estimate in the coming weeks."

— Thibaut Lepouttre, Caesars Report (11/22/17)
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"GUY's total gold production in Q3/17 was approximately 41 Koz."

— Thibaut Lepouttre, Caesars Report (11/2/17)
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"CGT has now finally entered into the JV agreement with Nordgold."

— Thibaut Lepouttre, Caesars Report (9/26/17)
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"We wouldn't be surprised to see VIT acquired within 18 months."

— Thibaut Lepouttre, Caesars Report (9/11/17)
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"RPM is working hard to become Nevada's next commercial gold producer."

— Thibaut Lepouttre, Caesars Report (9/4/17)
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"Several CGT drill holes hit gold mineralization near Montagne d'Or."

— Thibaut Lepouttre, Caesars Report (8/31/17)
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"The maiden resource at SSV's Cerro Las Minitas is ~115 Moz Ag eq."

— Thibaut Lepouttre, Caesars Report (8/9/17)
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"CGT will spin its Nevada assets out in a new entity."

— Thibaut Lepouttre, Caesars Report (8/1/17)
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"SSV reported assays from below a copper-rich Cerro Las Minitas zone."

— Thibaut Lepouttre, Caesars Report (7/22/17)
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"RPM has completed a CA$10M bought deal to top up its treasury."

— Thibaut Lepouttre, Caesars Report (6/30/17)
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"The latest hole at ML's Pastos Grandes reached a total depth of 564m."

— Thibaut Lepouttre, Caesars Report (6/28/17)
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"JCO is still working towards becoming a mid-tier oil producer in the United States."

— Thibaut Lepouttre, Caesars Report (6/15/17)
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"ML has signed an agreement with Liberty One Lithium and the cash payment schedule seems to be very advantageous for ML."

— Thibaut Lepouttre, Caesars Report (5/30/17)
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"JCO has reported all results based on its effective interest in the properties, which provides us with a very clean overview."

— Thibaut Lepouttre, Caesars Report (5/6/17)
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"ICG has started its first underground drill program at Triangle."

— Thibaut Lepouttre, Caesars Report (4/20/17)
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"The feasibility study for CGT's Montagne d'Or is quite robust."

— Thibaut Lepouttre, Caesars Report (3/21/17)
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"The feasibility should confirm the viability of CGT's Montagne d'Or."

— Thibaut Lepouttre, Caesars Report (3/20/17)
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"We're pleasantly surprised by ICG's updated production cost estimates at Lamaque."

— Thibaut Lepouttre, Caesars Report (2/27/17)
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"ML's Cruz property shows a 6 km long, continuous conductive unit."

— Thibaut Lepouttre, Caesars Report (2/23/17)
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"The next few months will be very interesting for CGT."

— Thibaut Lepouttre, Caesars Report (2/7/17)
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"ML has acquired an option to purchase a 100% stake in Pocitos West."

— Thibaut Lepouttre, Caesars Report (2/4/17)
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"ML's assay results from two exploration wells at Pastos Grandes are much better than the 331 mg/l average assayed previously."

— Thibaut Lepouttre, Caesars Report (2/2/17)
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"Drilling at ML's Pastos Grandes continued to encounter brine-bearing structures at depth; we're really looking forward to seeing the assay results."

— Thibaut Lepouttre, Caesars Report (1/12/17)
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"ML now controls a surface area of almost 6,400 hectares, making it the largest owner in the Pastos Grandes area."

— Thibaut Lepouttre, Caesars Report (12/23/16)
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"R is in the final stages of commissioning the San Ramon gold mine in Colombia."

— Thibaut Lepouttre, Caesars Report (12/21/16)
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"CGT's Eastside resource seems to be quite robust."

— Thibaut Lepouttre, Caesars Report (12/16/16)
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"All signs are pointing in the direction of TXR sitting on an entire district."

— Thibaut Lepouttre, Caesars Report (12/16/16)
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"After seeing the positive flow rates at Pastos Grandes, ML is moving ahead with the installation of a production-scale pumping test well."

— Thibaut Lepouttre, Caesars Report (12/14/16)
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"ICG's drill holes aimed at the C5 structure have actually confirmed there's considerable potential to increase the resources even further."

— Thibaut Lepouttre, Caesars Report (12/2/16)
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"ML's decision to quickly move ahead with a production-scale pumping test well is extremely encouraging."

— Thibaut Lepouttre, Caesars Report (11/24/16)
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"CGT has received the necessary permits to drill Target 5 at Eastside."

— Thibaut Lepouttre, Caesars Report (11/18/16)
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"ICG's Preliminary Economic Assessment in January 2017 will be the basis for which the new mine plan will include three times as much gold."

— Thibaut Lepouttre, Caesars Report (11/17/16)
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"By drilling up to two/three times as deep as Eramet, ML will be in a better position to investigate the true potential of the Pastos Grandes Salar."

— Thibaut Lepouttre, Caesars Report (11/17/16)
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"Four holes at BAR's Upper Bug zone have increased the size of the mineralized envelope."

— Thibaut Lepouttre, Caesars Report (11/15/16)
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"VIT's feasibility study looks very robust."

— Thibaut Lepouttre, Caesars Report (11/9/16)
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"CGT acquires the Bolo royalty in exchange for the Weepah project."

— Thibaut Lepouttre, Caesars Report (11/9/16)
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"We still think ICG is one of the most attractive buyout targets in the Northern hemisphere."

— Thibaut Lepouttre, Caesars Report (11/2/16)
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"SSV has designed a new drill program that should increase confidence in the El Sol and Blond deposits."

— Thibaut Lepouttre, Caesars Report (10/21/16)
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"ICG encountered a very thick and high-grade zone—the widest ever gold bearing intercept at Triangle."

— Thibaut Lepouttre, Caesars Report (10/17/16)
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"ML's Cauchari East acquisition validates the company's intentions to execute a rapid development strategy."

— Thibaut Lepouttre, Caesars Report (9/26/16)
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"We have been very positive about CGT ever since the company acquired the Montagne D'Or gold project."

— Thibaut Lepouttre, Caesars Report (9/21/16)
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"ICG is a potential takeover target, as multimillion ounce assets with a permitted mill in a safe region are quite scarce."

— Thibaut Lepouttre, Caesars Report (9/14/16)
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"ML's project is located in one of the most promising lithium districts in the world."

— Thibaut Lepouttre, Caesars Report (8/23/16)
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"VIT has now released a third batch of drill results from the 2016 diamond drill program at Olive-Shamrock, and these results confirm the continuity of the mineralization at that zone."

— Thibaut Lepouttre, Caesars Report (8/3/16)
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"We wouldn't be surprised to see ICG's bulk sample coming in at a higher average grade than the resource estimate."

— Thibaut Lepouttre, Caesars Report (8/1/16)
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"FPC's PEA is a robust one that will hold up."

— Thibaut Lepouttre, Caesars Report (7/27/16)
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"We expect the ICG's PEA to be ready at the end of the current quarter."

— Thibaut Lepouttre, Caesars Report (7/23/16)
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"Making a deal on Paul Isnard might create a win-win situation for CGT and Nordgold."

The Gold Report Article by Thibaut Lepouttre (7/22/16)
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"FCU's Triple R uranium resource is expected to increase toward the 150 Mlb mark."

The Gold Report Article by Thibaut Lepouttre (7/22/16)
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"Silver Standard might want to simplify the ownership structure by acquiring 100% of GRG's Chinchillas deposit."

The Gold Report Article by Thibaut Lepouttre (7/22/16)
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"ICG offers an excellent combination of high-grade gold mineralization in a mining-friendly region."

The Gold Report Article by Thibaut Lepouttre (7/22/16)
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"NXE blew all expectations out of the water with a maiden resource estimate containing in excess of 200 Mlb."

The Gold Report Article by Thibaut Lepouttre (7/22/16)
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"With the potential to discover in excess of 200 Moz Ag eq, SSV's Cerro Las Minitas has undoubtedly popped up on a lot of radar screens."

The Gold Report Article by Thibaut Lepouttre (7/22/16)
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"ML is planning to start a surface sampling program at its Lincoln Lithium project in Big Smoky Valley, Nevada."

— Thibaut Lepouttre, Caesars Report (7/9/16)
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"ICG is now following up on dozens of exploration targets to decide which ones it will drill first."

— Thibaut Lepouttre, Caesars Report (6/23/16)
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"SSV reported one of the best drill results ever encountered at Cerro Las Minitas."

— Thibaut Lepouttre, Caesars Report (6/18/16)
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"RPM's acquisition of Florida Canyon mine will catapult it into the ranks of gold producers."

— Thibaut Lepouttre, Caesars Report (6/9/16)
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"GRG has released an updated resource estimate for its Chinchillas silver project in Argentina’s Jujuy province."

— Thibaut Lepouttre, Caesars Report (6/2/16)
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"FPC's PEA shows an all-in sustaining cost of less than $450/oz."

The Gold Report Interview with Thibaut Lepouttre (5/31/16)
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"IGC's anticipated PEA will incorporate many more ounces, and I would expect the NPV to triple or quadruple."

The Gold Report Interview with Thibaut Lepouttre (5/31/16)
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"RPM's acquisition of the Florida Canyon mine seems to be a really good deal."

The Gold Report Interview with Thibaut Lepouttre (5/31/16)
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