Valuation of mineral properties without mineral resources: A review of market-based approaches

CIM Bulletin, Vol. 95, No. 1060, 2002

R.D. Lawrence

Comparable transaction analysis is the best known of the market approaches to valuation of exploration-stage mineral properties. The analysis of option and farm-in agreements can also provide useful guidance to valuators. While such approaches can be distorted by incomplete analysis, market-based methods are capable of providing consistent, credible results when carried out carefully with due consideration paid to all factors which buyers and sellers consider when dealing in the real market.
Keywords: Valuation, Mineral properties, Market approach