The prospect generator business model is the smartest way to go about grass roots exploration, but it sure can try one's patience. That's true both in terms of waiting for partners to do the work (or pay for it), and in terms of testing prospect after prospect (with Other People's Money) until one turns up a winner. One company that's delivered two significant discoveries but not a big payday for shareholders is Avrupa Minerals. We asked the Chairman how things are going—and why anyone should buy the stock now. He was a good sport about answering this and other tough questions.