Certified Professional Geologist, M.Sc. Geology
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The Mercenary Geologist, Michael S. “Mickey” Fulp, is a Certified Professional Geologist with a B.Sc. Earth Sciences with honor from the University of Tulsa, and M.Sc. Geology from the University of New Mexico. Mickey has 35 years experience as an exploration geologist ... more

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E When The United States Snoozes, It Loses
China now controls the world's cesium supply, a critical mineral formerly controlled by the US. China is once again the early bird that gets the worm while the US snoozes and loses.
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Critical Cesium Supply Is Sold To China
The US is dependent on China for 20 of the 35 critical mineral commodities on the Department of Interior’s list. Now yet another critical mineral will be turned over unless steps are taken by the US government to block a proposed sale.
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China Is Seizing Our Supply Of Cesium
The US is dependent on China for 20 of the 35 critical mineral commodities on the Department of Interior’s list. Now yet another critical mineral will be turned over unless steps are taken by the US government to block a proposed sale.
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America Is Under China’s Thumb … And Russia’s, Too
the USGS tracks 77 mineral commodities on an annual basis and the US has at least 25% import dependence for 64 of them. Here's a breakdown...
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The History Of Gold-Oil Ratios: 1970-2018
Over the 584-month period, gold to oil ratios exhibit wide variance, extreme volatility, and a very broad range from lows near six to highs above 30.
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America’s Metals, Minerals, And Materials Misery
The United States of America depends on imported supplies for most of its industrial metals, minerals, and materials demand.
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STOCKS I FOLLOW

ABX Barrick Gold Corporation
CU First Trust ISE Global Copper Index Fund
GLD SPDR Gold Trust ETF
GOLD Barrick Gold Corporation
SLV iShares Silver Trust

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Latest Posts
Why “Green Investing” Is An Oxymoron
Recently it has become “trending” to brand oneself a “green investor”. Here’s my take from the brown desert: “green investing” is an oxymoron...
This Junior Accelerates Into Royalty Space
Despite the tepid market for most metals and an ongoing bear market for junior resource companies, Ely Gold Royalties has been a shining star in my portfolio (and hopefully yours) over the past six months.

Work Experience

Newsletter Writer, Analyst, and Speaker
MercenaryGeologist.com
2008 - Present (12 years 6 months)

Newsletter writer, analyst, and speaker, MercenaryGeologist.com

Independent Geologist and Analyst
Consultant
1987 - Present (33 years 9 months)

Clients include major mining and junior resource companies, consulting firms, private companies, newsletter and website writers, investment funds, brokers, and private investors. Geologic mapping, sampling, property and company evaluation and analysis, prospect generation, program management, drilling supervision, mineral appraisal and audit, claim staking, land work and research, corporate presentation, financing, business development.

Chief Geologist
Global Hunter Corp.
2004 - 2007 (3 years 4 months)

Delineation of Las Posadas copper oxide deposit, Region IV Chile.

Exploration Geologist
Santa Fe Pacific Mining
1981 - 1987 (6 years 5 months)

Project geologist and manager, Pecos Greenstone Belt, New Mexico, supervised 25 personnel including geologists, miners, and drillers in Jones Hill Mine delineation and test mine development; discovery of Tootsie Creek gold deposit, Montana; reconnaissance programs, drill projects, property examinations, and acquisition evaluations throughout western U.S.A.

Education

University of Tulsa
B.S.
Earth Sciences with Honors
University of New Mexico
M.S.
Geology

Publications

Mercenary Geologist
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Society of Economic Geologists
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Southwestern US regional editor