Sandspring Resources Ltd.'s 45% Share Price Surge Tops this Week's Ubika Gold 50 Index Report

Toronto, Ontario--(Newsfile Corp. - January 6, 2014) - Ubika Research has released the weekly performance report for "The Ubika Gold 50," an index of 50 high potential junior gold exploration companies.

This week's top gainer is Sandspring Resources Ltd. (TSXV: SSP) (CVE: SSP), which powered more than 45% higher on recent news (Dec 23, 2013) that it received the first draw down of US$13.5 million under its streaming agreement with Silver Wheaton related to the development of SSP's Toroparu Project in Guyana.

Other top Ubika Gold 50 gainers for the week ending January 03, 2014, include: Americas Bullion Royalty Corp (TSX: AMB) (CSE: AMB), Freegold Ventures Ltd (TSX: FVL) (CSE: FVL), Vista Gold Corp (TSX: VGZ) (CSE: VGZ), and Kirkland Lake Gold Inc (TSX: KGI) (CSE: KGI).

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Note: This week's Ubika Gold 50 Index includes only 48 companies. We removed Oromin Explorations Ltd. (TSX: OLE) since it was acquired by Teranga Gold Corporation (TSX: TGZ) (ASX: TGZ) and Rainy River Resources Ltd (TSX: RR) since it was acquired by New Gold Inc. (TSX: NGD).

About The Ubika Gold 50 Index: This index comprises our top fifty (50) promising junior gold exploration companies. We use various proprietary criteria in selecting these companies including market capitalization, trading volume, exploration location, type and size of deposits and their exploration stage.

About Ubika Research

Ubika Research is an investment research and capital market services firm based in Toronto with a proven track record of identifying and launching coverage of high potential small cap stocks (<$5 billion) at an early stage. For more information visit


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