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Definitions of the acronyms used in this site

MA - Moving Average: An indicator frequently used in technical analysis showing the average value of a stock's price over a certain period. Moving averages are generally used to measure momentum and define areas of possible support and resistance.

PE (Price/Earning) - Price Earning Ratio: A valuation ratio of a stock's current market price compared to its per-share earnings.

EPS - Earning Per Share: The portion of a company's profit allocated to each outstanding share of issued stock. EPS serves as an indicator of a company's profitability.

EBITDA - Earnings Before Interest, Taxes, Depreciation and Amortization: EBITDA is essentially net income with interest, taxes, depreciation, and amortization added back to it, and can be used to analyze and compare profitability between companies and industries because it eliminates the effects of financing and accounting decisions.

DPS - Dividend Per Share: The portion of a company's dividend allocated to each outstanding share of issued stock.

PB (Price/Book) - Price Book Ratio: A ratio used to compare a stock's market value to its book value. It is calculated by dividing the current closing price of the stock by the latest quarter's book value per share. A lower P/B ratio could mean that the stock is undervalued. However, it could also mean that something is fundamentally wrong with the company. As with most ratios, be aware that this varies by industry.

NTA - Net Tangible Asset: Calculated as the total assets of a company, minus any intangible assets such as goodwill, patents and trademarks, less all liabilities and the par value of preferred stock. Also known as "net asset value" or "book value".

RC drilling - Reverse circulation drilling is similar to air core drilling, in that the drill cuttings are returned to surface inside the rods. The drilling mechanism is a pneumatic reciprocating piston known as a hammer driving a tungsten-steel drill bit. RC drilling utilises much larger rigs and machinery and depths of up to 500 metres are routinely achieved. RC drilling ideally produces dry rock chips, as large air compressors dry the rock out ahead of the advancing drill bit. RC drilling is slower and costlier but achieves better penetration than RAB or air core drilling; it is cheaper than diamond coring and is thus preferred for most mineral exploration work. More info on rigs from Wikipedia.

JORC - The Joint Ore Reserves Committee (JORC) Code is a Code of practice which sets minimum standards for public reporting in Australia and New Zealand of Exploration Results, Mineral Resources and Ore Reserves. It provides a mandatory system for classification of tonnage/grade estimates according to geological confidence and technical/economic considerations in reports prepared for the purposes of informing investors, potential investors and their advisors.

BOPD - Abbreviation for barrels of oil per day, a common unit of measurement for volume of crude oil. The standard barrel of crude oil or other petroleum product (abbreviated bbl) is 42 US gallons (34.972 Imperial gallons or 158.987 L).

Fracced - a method that creates fractures in the rock allowing more gas to flow in to the wellbore.

PPM - Parts per Million, commonly used to messure uranium(U3O8) discoveries.
Convert ppm (parts per million) to % (parts per hundred)
1 ppm = 1/1,000,000 = 0.000001 = 0.0001%
10 ppm = 10/1,000,000 = 0.00001 = 0.001%
100 ppm = 100/1,000,000 = 0.0001 = 0.01%
200 ppn = 200/1,000,000 = 0.0002 = 0.02%
5000 ppm = 5000/1,000,000 = 0.005 = 0.5%
10,000 ppm = 10000/1,000,000 = 0.01 = 1.0%
20,000 ppm = 20000/1,000,000 = 0.02 = 2.0%

MCF - 1000 cubic feet, a unit of measure in the oil and gas industry for natural gas, more often written Mcf. 1 Mcf = 1.029 MMBtu

MMBTU - Million British Thermal Units, more often written MMBtu.

EPM - Exploration Permits for Minerals.

PGM - platinum-group-metal which include: Platinum, Palladium, Rhodium, Ruthenium, Osmium, and Iridium.


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