About Spotlight Mining

The Spotlight Story...

Welcome friend! Spotlight mining first flickered into existence in 2018 as 'Spotlight Finland' on a jolly mining promo tour with Mawson Resources (now Mawson Gold) and the GTK (Geological Survey if Finland). We made some really cool videos, met some great people and then realised, in a vain attempt to get some free beers and see some reindeer, we'd stumbled upon a viable business niche.

Mining is thoroughly misunderstood by many and there are too few people working to communicate this in modern and accessible formats, there are even less people doing it with suitable qualifications and with honest referencing and bias declarations about their investments and motives for writing.

Liam, Teejo, Sam and Chris founded Spotlight Mining with the single goal of communicating economic geology and technical mineral exploration data honestly and at an accessible level to all.

Today Spotlight are a team of 12 enthusiastic mining and media professionals working globally in 7 languages. Our media team retain journalistic freedom as long as they continue to fact-check and reference their productions. Our technical writers all hold an MSc (or above) in a mining related subject, or significant work experience. Our Founder Liam invests personally into our corporate partners and refuses to pump/promote or support any companies he wouldn't invest in himself. Quite the opposite, he remains outspoken against such abuses of investor trust.

We have grown, but our goal of providing a wider audience with zero BS assessments of junior mining projects in terms of their team, resource potential and ESG management has only strengthened.

To honour our rootes, we have kept our original 'Spotlight Finland' logo design. We may be growing, but we won't forget where we came from and the friends who got us here. To all of you lovely people who've been part of the Spotlight adventure, our heartfelt thanks and support will always be yours.

Latest Updates...

With new rule changes being considered in British Columbia to discourage social media stock pumping and associated nonsense, we wanted to reassure you, we’re already operating within the proposed regulations.

We have always declared our bias and investment, we proudly promote our partnerships with companies in our communications and we operate everything transparently from Spotlight’s channels using either our Company branding or personal names and recognisable logos/photos.

Our media is referenceable and traceable, so we’re always on hand to back-it up or publish corrections, if our views are called into question. We also offer publishing space for companies to reply to our reviews and media, should we make claims they disagree with.

The new rule changes are designed to catch out a myriad of naughty scammers preying on new investor ignorance, but we remain committed to promoting educational, enjoyable, and fairly distributed content for the mining industry.

With this in mind, it’s a great time to remind you that Spotlight Mining have active media partnership contracts with, or have recently been part of paid media production work for several Canadian listed companies including:
* Goldplay Mining (AUC)
* Conquest resources (CQR)
* Mawson Gold (MAW)
* Mountain Boy Minerals (MTB)
* Kodiak Copper (KDK)
* Rupert Resources (RUP)
* Firefox Gold Corp. (FFOX)
* Riverside Resources (RRI)
* Mammoth Resources (MTH)
* Guanajuato Silver Co. (GSVR) - (Previously named Vangold Mining, VGLD)
* Solgold (SOLG)

I also wish to mention, as a publishing author on this mailing list, that I currently hold or plan to hold long-term investments in:
* Warrior gold (WAR)
* Goldplay Mining (AUC)
* Conquest resources (CQR)
* Mawson Gold (MAW)
* Mountain Boy Minerals (MTB)
* Mammoth Resources (MTH)
* Guanajuato Silver Co. (GSVR) - (Previously named Vangold Mining, VGLD)
* Capitan Mining (CAPT)

These investments and partnerships mean Spotlight Mining may show preferential sorting of how news and stories are covered from our website. For example, a Mountain Boy Minerals (TSXv:MTB) News release will appear at the top of our news articles, above other industry news stories; our videos produced for Mawson Gold will be promoted above those of companies who have not paid us… etc. But we will not ever edit or change the actual quality or intended reliability of our content. Our writers (except me, ironically!) all hold an MSc in Geology or a related science and our media producers are trained in exchange compliance and factual reporting.

As we’ve always tried to do things the honest way, we actively welcome the new proposed regulations and hope their enforcement allows new investors to access more factual research and content and makes them feel more welcome in the world of junior mining.