Rick Mills


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Richard lives with his family on a 160 acre ranch in northern British Columbia. He invests in the resource and biotechnology/pharmaceutical sectors and is the owner of Aheadoftheherd.com. His articles have been published on over 400 websites.

Most Recent Articles by Rick Mills:

Cielo Close to Commercialization with its First Continuous-flow Waste to Renewable Diesel Refinery

Oct 16, 2017 — Rick Mills

Cielo Waste Solutions (CSE:CMC) is delivering on its promise to build its first commercial-grade renewable diesel refinery. Construction is well underway at its High River facility – proving that its proprietary technology will be able to convert multiple different waste feed-stocks,  including landfill waste, into high-grade, renewable diesel has moved the company from demonstration to commercial stage.

Vancouver-based Cielo has extended its private placement offering of units, to accommodate additional subscribers. The private placement has so far raised $2,283,236 for moving its development forward.  A private lender has also signed a Term Sheet with Cielo extending the Company a $3.5 million line of credit. Currently, Cielo and the company are working thru the paperwork to get the credit facility finalized. The 356-litre-an hour continuous flow refinery that Cielo is currently building is a retrofit of a 50-litre-an-hour batch process demonstration plant, which the company and its license provider have been using as a test facility.


Enforcer Gold: High-Grade Veins, Tonnes of Upside in the Abitibi

Sep 16, 2017 — Rick Mills

As a general rule, the most successful man in life is the man who has the best information

Canada’s Abitibi Greenstone Belt is one of the most important gold mining regions in the world. On par with the Carlin Trend in Nevada and the Witwatersrand Basin of South Africa, the Abitibi, which straddles Ontario and Quebec, has yielded over 180 million ounces since the first mining camps were established there in the early 1900s.

It may seem surprising that after over a century of mining and exploration, there is still room for new discoveries there. To make the assumption that the Abitibi is mined out would be a serious mistake, however,  as the story of Enforcer Gold Corp. (TSX.V:VEIN) and its aptly-named stock symbol demonstrates. 


Cielo Waste Solutions Corp.: Exclusive Renewable Diesel Technology Turns Trash Into Cash

Aug 2, 2017 — Rick Mills

Despite decades of educating North Americans on the benefits of recycling, plus cutting-edge technologies that sort and recycle everything from tires to table scraps, billions of tonnes of garbage continue to be dumped into landfills and into our oceans every year.


Moss Mine Marching Towards Production

Jul 11, 2017 — Rick Mills

In mining one of the most important predictors of success is a company’s ability to churn cash, in what is typically a very cost-intensive process. Between water and power requirements to run the processing plant and tailings storage, to earthmoving and haulage expenses, to salaries and camp costs, a mine can just as often turn into a money pit as a means for generating profits and investor returns.

One company that has had no problem attracting money, including from institutional investors, to its project in Arizona is Northern Vertex (TSXV:NEE). Headquartered in Vancouver, the $68-million market cap junior has made good progress on its 100% owned Moss Mine near Bullhead City.

Since signing an option agreement in 2011, Northern Vertex has moved the Moss Mine from a preliminary economic assessment (PEA) in 2012 to an 18-month test-mining phase, followed by a feasibility study in 2015 showing robust economics for a small yet low-cost gold operation. Development expenditures to date total roughly $52 million.


Deveron UAS: First Mover Advantage in $32B Ag Market for Drones

Jul 1, 2017 — Rick Mills

A Brief History of Drones

Unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs), or drones, have been around for the better part of a century, but it wasn’t until the early 1990s that drones entered the popular lexicon, mostly through their use in stealth military applications.

The first “drone” (named for making a sound similar to a male bee) was actually a boat. Introduced at an exhibition at Madison Square Garden in 1898, inventor Nikolas Tesla used voice commands (actually radio frequencies) to make the unmanned small vessel change direction, to the delight of the audience. Unmanned aircraft was subsequently used by the United States during World War Two, to train anti-aircraft gunners, and Germany, which invented a 2,300-pound bomb called “Fritz X” with four small wings and a radio controller.


Dr. Drone

Jun 17, 2017 — Rick Mills

As a general rule, the most successful man in life is the man who has the best information

Economist Joseph Schumpeter introduced innovation economics in his 1942 book Capitalism, Socialism and Democracy. Schumpeter said that industries must incessantly revolutionize the economic structure from within by innovating with better or more effective processes and products.

We can define, or limit the term “innovation” to a product, or process that’s original, that’s more effective, and as a new application better meets new requirements or existing market needs.


A Coming Adoption of Forward Looking Valuation

Sep 4, 2014 — Rick Mills

As a general rule, the most successful man in life is the man who has the best information

In a very recent article titled ‘Cloud Revenue Cycle Management’ I introduced you to Certive Solutions CSE – CBP.