YeOldGoldNugget February 15, 2010 

Mining

Rank Symbol Company Name ROI Market Cap Growth Get Trend-Analysis
1 R Romarco Minerals Inc.+ (TSX-V: R)
Romarco Minerals Inc. (Romarco) is an exploration-stage company engaged in the acquisition, exploration and development of precious metals mineral properties. The Company owns the Haile Gold Mine in South Carolina and controls the Pinos Gold District in Mexico. The Haile Gold Mine is located in Lancaster County, South Carolina, and comprises approximately 2100 acres of private land with a length of over 3.2 kilometers. The Buckskin-National Gold Project and the Red Canyon Joint Venture Project were divested in January 2008 and March 2008, respectively.
929% 1826%

Marketclub - Romarco Minerals Inc. Trend Analysis

2 EAS EEast Asia Minerals Corporation ast Asia Minerals Corporation (TSX-V: EAS)
is a well-financed, Asian-based, Canadian mineral exploration company with an aggressive exploration, acquisition and growth strategy. The Company explores advanced gold and gold-copper
properties in Indonesia and advanced
uranium properties in Mongolia.
2478% 2996%

Marketclub - East Asia Minerals Corporation Trend Analysis

3 TRX Terrane Metals Corp.Terrane Metals Corp. (TSX-V: TRX)
Terrane Metals Corp is a Canadian mineral development and exploration company. The cornerstone of our business plan is to develop large-scale mineral deposits with defined resources into operating mines. Our Key assets are the Mt. Milligan copper-gold project and the Berg copper-molybdenum-silver project, both in central British Columbia, Canada.
893% 896%

Marketclub - Terrane Metals Corp. Trend Analysis

4 UW Underworld Resources Inc.Underworld Resources Inc. (TSX-V: UW)
Underworld Resources is a mineral exploration company focused on developing its gold discovery in Canada’s Yukon Territory. Underworld acquired an option over the White Gold properties in May of 2007. First drilling was completed in 2008 with discoveries at Golden Saddle and Arc. The two deposits are exposed at surface, open at depth and along strike and may be amendable to open pit mining.
713% 1415%

Marketclub - Underworld Resources Inc. Trend Analysis

5 WLC Western Lithium Canada Corporation Western Lithium Corporation (TSX-V: WLC)
Western Lithium is developing its Kings Valley, Nevada lithium deposit into potentially one of the world’s largest strategic, scalable and reliable sources of high quality lithium carbonate.
The Kings Valley property has a National Instrument 43-101 resource estimate for the initial stage of development and in total hosts a historically estimated 11 million tonnes(1) of lithium carbonate equivalent (LCE).
454% 703%

Marketclub - Western Lithium Corporation Trend Analysis

6 EVG Evolving Gold Corp.Evolving Gold Corp. (TSX-V: EVG)
Evolving Gold Corp. (Evolving) is a Canadian-based gold and precious mineral exploration and development company engaged in the acquisition, exploration and development of natural resource properties. As of March 31, 2009, its focus was on its discovery property, Rattlesnake Hills in Wyoming but it also has other projects in Southwestern United States, particularly in Nevada and New Mexico.
416% 495%

Marketclub - Evolving Gold Corp. Trend Analysis

7 EXS Explor Resources Inc.Explor Resources Inc. (TSX-V: EXS)
is a gold and base metals exploration company with mineral holdings in Ontario, Quebec and Saskatchewan. The company is currently focused on exploration in the Abitibi Greenstone Belt of Ontario and Quebec, where more than 180 M ounces of gold and more than 450 Mt of Cu-Zn ore have been found to date. Explor’s total land position in the Abitibi Greenstone Belt is approximately 10,434 hectares. Explor also owns 1,991 hectares of mining claims in Saskatchewan and 250 hectares in New Brunswick.
317% 736%

Marketclub - Explor Resources Inc. Trend Analysis

8 LGC Luna Gold Corp.Luna Gold Corp. (TSX-V: LGC)
is a development-stage mineral exploration and development company engaged in the acquisition, exploration and development of gold properties in Brazil. The Company’s projects include Aurizona Project, located in Maranhao, Brazil, and Cachoeira Gold Project, located in Para State, Brazil. The Aurizona Property includes a mining license (Portaria de Lavra) totaling 9,981 hectares, and 10 exploration licenses totaling over 70,000 hectares.
293% 1471%

Marketclub - Luna Gold Corp. Trend Analysis

9 LI Lithium One Inc.Lithium One Inc. (TSX-V: LI)
is a Canada-based resource company whose focus is the development of new sources of lithium chloride and lithium carbonate production to feed the growing lithium ion battery market. The Company targets projects in stable, mining friendly jurisdictions that are amenable to proven technologies. Combining superior projects, a board and management team with an impressive history of wealth creation, and a superior technical team with a record of discovery, Lithium One is on track to be The First Name in Lithium…
677% 2093%

Marketclub - Lithium One Inc. Trend Analysis

10 RES Rare Element Resources LtdRare Element Resources Ltd. (TSX-V: RES)
is a publicly traded company having 100% interest in the Bear Lodge property, which contains one of the largest disseminated rare-earth deposits in North America (US Geological Survey Professional Paper 1049D) as well as extensive gold occurrences.
600% 747%

Marketclub - Rare Element Resources Ltd. Trend Analysis

+Top Overall Company

Filter: Starting with 2178 TSX Venture Exchange listed companies as of December 31 2009, the following filters were applied:

  • listed on TSX Venture Exchange (not NEX) on December 31, 2009
  • market capitalization greater than C$5 million on December 31, 2009
  • closing share price greater than
    .25 on December 31, 2009
  • share price of at least C
    .10 on December 31, 2008
  • listed on TSX Venture Exchange more than one year as of December 31, 2009

This left a remaining 435 companies that qualified for the 2010 TSXVenture 50 ranking.

Formula: The 2010 TSX Venture 50 is calculated based on a weighted average formula with four criteria. Each criteria is given an equal weighting of 25%.

  1. ROI: one-year share price growth as of December 31, 2009
  2. TRADING: one-year trading volume as of December 31, 2009
  3. MARKET CAPITALIZATION GROWTH: one-year market capitalization growth as of December 31, 2009
  4. ANALYST COVERAGE: Number of analysts covering the companies as at December 31, 2009

Historical share prices have been adjusted for stock consolidations.All currencies are reported in Canadian dollars.
TSX Venture Exchange may also take into account a company’s compliance with exchange rules, policies and guidelines.

Sector Focus: The formula was applied on a sector basis, based on five major industry sectors, as defined by TSX Venture Exchange. This was done to reflect the diversity of the TSX Venture marketplace and to recognize the growth stories of each unique industry sector.

Data Sources:

Share Prices and Market Capitalization: TSX and TSX Venture Exchange Market Intelligence Group

Trading Volumes: TSX and TSX Venture Exchange Market Intelligence Group

Analyst Coverage: Capital IQ

Dividends: Capital IQ

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