pickeral; I read your post and I feel great ! 

Your post reads like you see / understand the big picture,, I could not agree with you more, " there could be a bidding war, if they are as successful as I think they will be" !

And please don't concern yourself with the mental midget, use the ignore option !

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We know Lamaque will gain attention after the next re-modeling and NI 43-101 come out and "there could be a bidding war" . The problem right now is no one knows the modeling, number of ounces, grades or zones that can be mined, so it's hard to place a value on Integra shares. Look what happened when Integra was trading @ .70, there were certain expectations that were not met when the first NI 43-101 came out and the share price fell to .28. 

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The plan was to drill as many zones as possible so they had good knowledge of Lamaques potential value then concentrate on the zones that would build minable ounces quickly.  After the next next re-modeling and NI 43-101 is finished Integra will know what the Lamaque Gold project is worth to a mid-tier or buy out.

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Lamaque will need a lot more drilling in order to get us to that 3 million oz but with the right deal, JV, we could be mining the open pitiable zones in the near future.

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2013 is going to be a critical year for Integra and Stephen de Jong knowing he lacks the experience needed to move on to the next stage brought in George Salamis with a 400,000 stock option worth about $90.000 - $110.000 . George Salamis has been involved in several M&A transactions valued over $1.2 billion,George will be spending as much time on behalf of Integra as Edgewater Exploration Ltd who he is currently the President and CEO. Integra will have to find a mid-teir gold mining company with the skill set and money to take the Lamaque project to the next stage. 

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