Hey Tree if you look at TGZ's production projections you will see that they want to ramp up production now.  Why would they want to continue producing a little over 200k ounces per year when they can bump that to about 400K per year fairly quickly.  They want to grow at a faster rate. Producing much more gold per year would do that and eventually lead to a higher share price. Upping their production by 30k to 40k ounces per year would take them 5 to 6 years to reach their 400k ounce per year mill capacity. TGZ does have more leverage as far as negotiations but OLE's value will not go unnoticed.