Based on the aggregated intelligence of 135,000-plus investors participating in Motley Fool CAPS, the Fool's free investing community, Canadian gold explorer Rubicon Minerals (NYSE:RBY) has earned a respected four-star ranking.

With that in mind, let's take a closer look at Rubicon's business and see what CAPS investors are saying about the stock right now.

Rubicon facts

Headquarters (founded)

Vancouver, Canada (1996)

Market Cap

$575.6 million

Industry

Diversified Metals and Mining

Management

President/CEO David Adamson (since 2001)

CFO Robert Lewis (since 2005)

Compound Annual Book Value Growth (over last five years)

38.7%

Cash / Debt

$59.3 million / $0

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Sources: Capital IQ, a division of Standard & Poor's; and Motley Fool CAPS. 

Over on CAPS, fully 464 of the 470 members who have rated Rubicon -- some 99% -- believe the stock will outperform the S&P 500 going forward. These bulls include All-Star Lordrobot, who is ranked in the top 15% of our community, and sewells1951.

Just three days ago, Lordrobot tapped Rubicon as a possible way to protect purchasing power: "Obama spending us into hyperinflation with every currency on the globe floating to devaluation; there is no stability in paper, gold reserves make sense."

In a pitch from last week, sewells1951 also advised Fools to cross the Rubicon:

Rubicon is priced at around $2.80 per share which is consistent with a resource of approximately 3 million ounces at their Red Lake F2 zone. When I say consistent, I mean [Osisko's] market cap and their documented reserves is at a market cap that is roughly equivalent with Rubicon's current price if Rubicon winds up with a 3 million ounce resource.

Basically, I think Rubicon's resource will wind up being a lot more than 3 million ounces. Deposits at Red Lake wind up growing consistently over time for the most part. My own back of the envelope calcs tell me Rubicon probably has 5 million ounces or more in their F2 property which would support a price in the $5 plus range in the next two years as the resource becomes more clearly delineated.

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Fool contributor Brian Pacampara owns no position in any of the companies mentioned. The Fool's disclosure policy always gets a perfect score.