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Chris Berry

House Mountain Partners LLC.

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Chris Berry, with a lifelong interest in geopolitics and the financial issues that emerge from these relationships, founded House Mountain Partners in 2010. The firm focuses on the evolving geopolitical relationship between emerging and developed economies, the commodity space and junior mining and resource stocks positioned to benefit from this phenomenon. Berry holds a Master of Business Administration in finance with an international focus from Fordham University, and a Bachelor of Arts in international studies from the Virginia Military Institute.




Recent Interviews

It's Not About Discovering a Mine, It's About Discovering a Technology (6/17/14) Michael and Chris Berry are back for The Mining Report's second annual father-son interview in honor of Father's Day. While they don't agree on everything, they are aligned on the importance of disruptive discoveries to help companies succeed even in a sideways market. Flexibility and selectivity are their long-term strategies in any sector, from precious metals to commodities to rare earths.

More than 25,000 Investors and Mining Types Walked into PDAC. The Result Was. . .Realistic (3/10/14) PDACPDAC curse or blessing? Fresh from the Letter Writer Presentations track at the Prospectors and Developers Association of Canada (PDAC) conference, The Gold Report asked thought leaders to share their impressions from the annual minefest. Adrian Day Asset Management Founder Adrian Day, Exploration Insights Publisher Brent Cook, House Mountain Partners Founder Chris Berry and The Daily Gold Premium Publisher Jordan Roy-Byrne used terms such as "realistic" and "muted." Eric Coffin, editor of Hard Rock Analyst, posited that the lack of excitement might actually benefit the few companies that rose on good conference-timed news because it removed the chance of a "PDAC curse" dropping stock prices after the event. Let's see if all the voices agree.

Play the Market Bottom and Focus on Energy Commodities: Chris Berry (11/5/13) Commodities are and always will be a cyclical market, asserts Chris Berry of House Mountain Partners. That's why he's not sweating disappointing stock performance and flat pricing environments. But the self-described long-term bull on energy materials has big plans on how to play growth in the developing world, and he insists that now is the time for investors to position themselves ahead of an upswing. Find out about companies that have the cash, the assets and the strategy to create long-term shareholder value in this interview with The Mining Report.

Chris Berry
(6/5/14)
Chris Berry on Uranium
Chris Berry
(6/2/14)
Tesla Bolsters Energy Metals
Berry Cambone
(11/19/12)
Berry Talks REEs
Chris Berry
(12/6/11)
REE Bubble Will Shrink

Recent Quotes

"A large deposit of predominately large and jumbo flake is one of NGC's competitive advantages." (6/17/14) Northern Graphite Corporation - The Mining Report Interview with Chris Berry Moreá>

"NRE has an attractive deposit." (6/17/14) Namibia Rare Earths Inc. - The Mining Report Interview with Chris Berry Moreá>

"URZ's low-cost production profile allows it the flexibility to produce when other companies in the uranium sector are unable to." (6/17/14) Uranerz Energy Corp. - The Mining Report Interview with Chris Berry Moreá>

"I like TEN because it has a valuable royalty portfolio on top of its existing exploration business." (5/16/14) Terraco Gold Corp. - Chris Berry, Disruptive Discoveries Journal Moreá>

"Considering its unique deposit and end user interest, the market has been overlooking DAN." (5/16/14) Arianne Phosphate Inc. - Chris Berry, Disruptive Discoveries Journal Moreá>

"URZ is a low-cost producer that offers acceptable leverage to the U3O8 price." (4/2/14) Uranerz Energy Corp. - Chris Berry, Disruptive Discoveries Journal Moreá>

"URZ is a well-run company that offers the ability to produce uranium at a low cost in a reliable geopolitical jurisdiction." (2/12/14) Uranerz Energy Corp. - Chris Berry, Disruptive Discoveries Journal Moreá>

"DAN has a sound balance sheet, strong insider and institutional holders and a deposit in a favorable jurisdiction; it is substantially derisked." (1/31/14) Arianne Phosphate Inc. - Chris Berry, Disruptive Discoveries Journal Moreá>

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"URZ's mining method means uranium can be extracted at a much lower cost." (12/13/13) Uranerz Energy Corp. - Chris Berry, Disruptive Discoveries Journal Moreá>

"DAN's project is substantially derisked; it shows strong economics." (12/13/13) Arianne Phosphate Inc. - Chris Berry, Disruptive Discoveries Journal Moreá>

"NGC remains among the leaders in the graphite space." (11/5/13) Northern Graphite Corporation - The Mining Report Interview with Chris Berry Moreá>

"URZ has three five-year offtake contracts in place with two separate operators, so once production commences, cash flow will follow." (11/5/13) Uranerz Energy Corp. - The Mining Report Interview with Chris Berry Moreá>

"If we get some good news from PGLC's upcoming resource estimate, it could really set the stage for a positive 2014." (10/16/13) Pershing Gold Corp. - Chris Berry, House Mountain Partners LLC. Moreá>

"PGLC has a past-producing mine run by a strong and experienced management team." (9/20/13) Pershing Gold Corp. - Chris Berry, Morning Notes Moreá>

"PGLC is substantially derisked and is consolidating a land package with a past-producing mine, Relief Canyon." (7/31/13) Pershing Gold Corp. - The Gold Report Interview with Chris Berry Moreá>

"The value of the Spring Valley royalty could be larger than TEN's current market cap." (7/31/13) Terraco Gold Corp. - The Gold Report Interview with Chris Berry Moreá>

"TEN has closed its third Spring Valley royalty transaction and has CA$1.8M on hand." (7/30/13) Terraco Gold Corp. - Chris Berry, Disruptive Discoveries Journal Moreá>

"MDL raised capital and entered into agreements to research construction of a monazite heavy mineral sands processing facility." (7/30/13) Medallion Resources Ltd. - The Metals Report Interview with Chris Berry Moreá>

"NRE was able to show it can produce an attractive HREE concentrate at Lofdal." (7/30/13) Namibia Rare Earths Inc. - The Metals Report Interview with Chris Berry Moreá>

"NGC has proven its staying power in the graphite space." (7/30/13) Northern Graphite Corporation - The Metals Report Interview with Chris Berry Moreá>

"Rare earth companies that can achieve positive catalysts should reap share price gains, and Tasman is one example." (7/30/13) Tasman Metals Ltd. - The Metals Report Interview with Chris Berry Moreá>

"PGLC has great potential for price upside." (7/25/13) Pershing Gold Corp. - Morning Notes Moreá>

"EFR signed a letter of intent to acquire Strathmore Minerals." (6/13/13) Energy Fuels Inc. - The Energy Report Interview with Chris Berry Moreá>

"EUU has a high-grade resource and an ideal location." (6/13/13) European Uranium Resources Ltd. - The Energy Report Interview with Chris Berry Moreá>

"The location of STM's deposits and its relationships with Sumitomo and KEPCO make it an ideal take-out candidate." (6/13/13) Strathmore Minerals Corp. - The Energy Report Interview with Chris Berry Moreá>

"URZ is fully permitted, has offtake agreements in place and should be receiving a $20M loan." (6/13/13) Uranerz Energy Corp. - The Energy Report Interview with Chris Berry Moreá>

"TEN has significant potential for wealth creation." (6/5/13) Terraco Gold Corp. - Chris Berry, Morning Notes Moreá>

"FMS' Lac Knife project is one of the highest-grade graphite deposits in the world." (3/26/13) Focus Graphite Inc. - The Metals Report Interview with Chris Berry Moreá>

"In TSM, many are overlooking an incredibly strategic company and asset." (3/26/13) Tasman Metals Ltd. - The Metals Report Interview with Chris Berry Moreá>

"NGC is still the leader in the junior mining graphite space." (3/26/13) Northern Graphite Corporation - The Metals Report Interview with Chris Berry Moreá>

"MDL has a totally different take on the REE spaceŚone that could be achieved at low overall costs." (3/26/13) Medallion Resources Ltd. - The Metals Report Interview with Chris Berry Moreá>

"GWG's second strip-casting furnace will increase alloy output and add revenue." (3/26/13) Great Western Minerals Group Ltd. - The Metals Report Interview with Chris Berry Moreá>

"FRO has $52M on its balance sheet and is funded through a bankable feasibility study." (3/26/13) Frontier Rare Earths Ltd. - The Metals Report Interview with Chris Berry Moreá>

"EGZ released an NI 43-101 resource report showing an extremely large deposit with significant grades." (3/26/13) Energizer Resources Inc. - The Metals Report Interview with Chris Berry Moreá>

"URZ is clearly a takeout target because of its processing agreement with Cameco." (3/19/13) Uranerz Energy Corp. - The Energy Report Interview with Chris Berry Moreá>

"URE is on the verge of production at its Lost Creek property in southern Wyoming." (3/19/13) Ur-Energy Inc. - The Energy Report Interview with Chris Berry Moreá>

"STM's approach of partnering with two large Asian conglomerates establishes a relationship with two reliable potential offtake partners." (3/19/13) Strathmore Minerals Corp. - The Energy Report Interview with Chris Berry Moreá>

"PPI's recently released PEA demonstrates promising economics." (3/19/13) Passport Potash Inc. - The Energy Report Interview with Chris Berry Moreá>

"EUU's location, backing and deposit grades offer it a competitive advantage." (3/19/13) European Uranium Resources Ltd. - The Energy Report Interview with Chris Berry Moreá>

"EUU has deposits that are in safe geopolitical jurisdictions." (3/7/13) European Uranium Resources Ltd. - Chris Berry, Disruptive Discoveries Journal Moreá>

"URG could be an attractive takeover candidate." (3/7/13) Ur-Energy Inc. - Chris Berry, Disruptive Discoveries Journal Moreá>

"STM has ample cash and experienced management." (3/7/13) Strathmore Minerals Corp. - Chris Berry, Disruptive Discoveries Journal Moreá>

"URZ is a name to watch in the uranium space." (3/7/13) Uranerz Energy Corp. - Chris Berry, Disruptive Discoveries Journal Moreá>

"IEC has a stake in a high-grade deposit in a jurisdiction with arguably the highest grades in the world." (2/10/13) International Enexco Ltd. - Chris Berry, Disruptive Discoveries Journal Moreá>

"NGC signed favorable term sheets for equipment financing." (1/9/13) Northern Graphite Corporation - Chris Berry, Disruptive Discoveries Journal Moreá>

"EUU's MOU with the Slovak government puts the company in a new league." (1/8/13) European Uranium Resources Ltd. - Chris Berry, Disruptive Discoveries Journal Moreá>

"We view URZ favorably for its low-cost, near-term production profile." (12/19/12) Uranerz Energy Corp. - Chris Berry, Disruptive Discoveries Journal Moreá>

"Companies like URE are best positioned to deliver above-average returns in the coming months." (12/19/12) Ur-Energy Inc. - Chris Berry, Disruptive Discoveries Journal Moreá>

"We still like EUU as an early-stage developer in Slovakia." (12/19/12) European Uranium Resources Ltd. - Chris Berry, Disruptive Discoveries Journal Moreá>

"UCU's PEA delivers a sound economic return." (12/13/12) Ucore Rare Metals Inc. - Chris Berry, Disruptive Discoveries Journal Moreá>

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