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Financial Post | Business

One of the biggest challenges for any junior miner at PDAC is drawing investor attention to your booth (especially at times like this, when markets are volatile and all the juniors are having a rough time). So it goes without saying that companies are always trying to outdo each other with various incentives to draw some attention, whether they be food, coffee, “booth babes” or something else.

An early winner for the most innovative this year comes from a tiny company called Argentum Silver Corp. (not to be confused with Argentex Mining Corp., whose booth is nearby). Argentum is holding a draw to win a gorgeous one-kilo silver coin on display at its booth. The company is active in Mexico, and the coin has the entire Aztec calendar imprinted on it. It is worth close to US$2,000. For a lot of junior miners, that has to feel like big bucks…

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