pokerloser-- Have to agree with you there, bear market for sure and no sign of change yet. I guess we will recognize the change after it happens. The hard part for me right now is trying to pick a few companies that I may think may find some way to stick around, kinda like putting on the cleanest dirtiest pair of jeans out of the pile. The properties are a little easier to get a handle on if you have some sort of a NI 43-101 report and a good geo friend to help fill in the blanks, even then it is only best guess on there part. lol lol  But picking a management team that will bring the company through this bear market is quote a different thing. Maybe if half of those companies went under it would be a good thing in the long run for the retail investor.