DAVID STEIN, MSc, CFA, is the gold mining analyst for Sprott Securities
Inc. in Toronto, Canada, a top-ranked institutional broker/dealer. Mr.
Stein has been Sprott's gold mining analyst for three years, and has
worked at Sprott for four years. Prior to working in the investment
business, Mr. Stein participated in a gold-silver exploration program
for Barrick Gold Corp. while finishing graduate work in geology. Profile
TWST: Would you begin with a quick overview of Sprott Securities?
Mr. Stein: We are an independent, employee-owned investment dealer based