With the focus squarely shifting back to the mining sector we feel now is the time for investors to take advantage of this change in sentiment. In this publication we highlight five junior exploration companies that are poised to generate new discoveries in the near term. Our selection criteria are based on extensive research (meeting with 300+ companies/year), site visits, a strong technical understanding, and considerable due diligence to narrow down the vast array of junior exploration companies to this selection. A reoccurring theme in our selection includes companies with strong, proven management teams, favourable capital structures, and quality assets. These companies have laid all the initial ground work, completed the exploration and reconnaissance phase, and are initiating drill programs with the potential for transformational results.