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Tapematic: a sparkling example of clean modern manufacturing
ORNAGO, MB, Italy, Dec. 15, 2019 /PRNewswire/ -- Metal defines luxury - and metallic effects make any package sparkle & shine; therefore, attracting the attention of buyers. Beauty and fragrance brands, food and beverage companies and also pharmaceutical industries, are all using metals and metallic effects on all types of packaging, from lipstick and jars to caps and boxes; and in a multitude of ways. Specialised machinery is always required to obtain this array of packaging effects and especially the metallization of components.
Continental Gold Announces Closing of US$50 Million Convertible Debenture from Zijin Mining
TORONTO, Dec. 13, 2019 /CNW/ - Continental Gold Inc. (TSX:CNL; OTCQX:CGOOF) ("Continental" or the "Company") is pleased to announce that it has closed its previously-announced US$50 million convertible debenture financing (the "Financing") with an affiliate of Zijin Mining Group Co., Ltd. ("Zijin"). The Financing was previously announced on December 2, 2019 as part of the pending arrangement between Continental and Zijin. The debenture issued in connection with the Financing has a term of five years at a 5% interest rate, payable semi-annually in arrears. The debenture is also convertible at the holder's option into common shares of Continental at a conversion price equal to C$4.55 per share. The proceeds of the Financing will be used to advance construction of the Buriticá Project.
Etruscus Announces Private Placement Financing
VANCOUVER, Dec. 13, 2019 /CNW/ - Etruscus Resources Corp. (CSE: ETR) (the "Company" or "Etruscus"), a Vancouver-based junior exploration company, announces that subject to Canadian Securities Exchange ("CSE") approval, the Company proposes to carry out a non-brokered private placement of up to $350,000, consisting of up to 1 million non-flow-through units for proceeds of up to $250,000 and 312,500 flow-through units for proceeds of up to $100,000. The non-flow-through funds will be used for both exploration and general working capital and the flow-through funds will be used for continued exploration of the Company's Rock & Roll Property.
Competition is Heating Up for Material Manufacturers in Thermal Interface Applications Says IDTechEx
BOSTON, Dec. 13, 2019 /PRNewswire/ -- Thermal interface materials (TIM) play a crucial role in numerous sectors, from lithium-ion batteries to 5G base stations, LEDs, consumer electronics and more. Heat dissipation is often one of the limiting factors as many industries look to increase power and reduce the size.
Nucor Announces the Election of Leon J. Topalian to the Nucor Board of Directors and of John H. Walker as Non-Executive Chairman
CHARLOTTE, N.C., Dec. 13, 2019 /PRNewswire/ -- Nucor Corporation (NYSE: NUE) announced today that its Board of Directors has elected Leon J. Topalian as a director and John H. Walker to serve as Non-Executive Chairman of the Board of Directors, both effective January 1, 2020. Mr. Topalian is the President and Chief Operating Officer of Nucor and will become the Chief Executive Officer of Nucor on January 1, 2020. Mr. Walker, who has more than 35 years of experience in metal-related manufacturing and fabricating industries, has served as a member of Nucor's Board of Directors since 2008 and as Lead Director of Nucor since 2017.
Nucor Announces Increase in Cash Dividend
CHARLOTTE, N.C., Dec. 13, 2019 /PRNewswire/ -- The board of directors of Nucor Corporation (NYSE: NUE) increased the regular quarterly cash dividend on Nucor's common stock to $0.4025 per share. This cash dividend is payable on February 11, 2020 to stockholders of record on December 31, 2019 and is Nucor's 187(th) consecutive quarterly cash dividend.
Superior Mining Options Jumping Moose Property in Gold-Rich Abitibi Greenstone Belt
VANCOUVER, Dec. 13, 2019 /CNW/ - Superior Mining International Corp. ("Superior Mining" or the "Company") (TSXV: SUI.H) is pleased to announce that it has optioned the Jumping Moose Property in the prolific gold Abitibi Greenstone Belt. Superior has optioned the property from Canadian Gold Miner Corp. ("Canadian Gold").
GoGold Announces Annual Net Income of $8.1M USD for September 30, 2019

Trading Symbol: TSX: GGD
Shares Outstanding: 186,072,211

New strategic partner - Marubeni joins Alliance Magnesium
DANVILLE, QC, Dec. 13, 2019 /CNW Telbec/ - ALLIANCE MAGNESIUM INC ("AMI"), a Canadian company whose activities consist in the production of primary magnesium from serpentine mine tailings, and secondary magnesium to make value-added products, is pleased to announce the arrival in its share capital of the Japanese company Marubeni.
Canada's aluminium industry ready to work with government on the benefits of CUSMA
MONTREAL, Dec. 13, 2019 /CNW Telbec/ - The Canadian aluminium industry will work with the governments of Canada and the United States to realize the significant benefits offered by the CUSMA.
Monarch Gold sells its Simkar property to O3 Mining
Combined transaction in the form of cash, shares and warrants valued at more than $1.5 million, with upside potential
Peter Bergman and Henrik Grind Appointed as General Managers
STOCKHOLM, Dec. 13, 2019 /PRNewswire/ -- Peter Bergman has been appointed as General Manager for The Boliden Area. For the last two years, Peter has been General Manager in Kevitsa and before that he worked as Mine Manager in Kankberg, Maurliden and acting General Manager at Aitik.
Dolly Varden Grants Options
VANCOUVER, Dec. 12, 2019 /CNW/ - Dolly Varden Silver Corporation (TSX.V: DV | U.S.: DOLLF) (the "Company" or "Dolly Varden") announces that it has granted an aggregate of 1,400,000 incentive stock options to directors, officers, and consultants to purchase up to 1,400,000 common shares in the capital of Dolly Varden. The incentive stock options have an exercise price of $0.30 per share, expire five years from the date of grant, and vest immediately. As a result of this option grant, Dolly Varden has 4,905,000 stock options outstanding, representing 5.9% of the issued and outstanding share capital of the Company.
Sayona Mining Ltd (ASX:SYA) Agreement with First Nation Abitibiwinni on Authier Project
Emerging lithium miner Sayona Mining Limited (ASX:SYA) (FRA:DML) (OTCMKTS:DMNXF) is pleased to announced the completion of an agreement with The Council of the First Nation Abitibiwinni (Pikogan) in relation to activities undertaken during the exploration phase of the Authier Lithium Project.
Lake Resources NL (ASX:LKE) Increasing Pilot Plant Samples for Potential Kachi Partners
Lithium explorer and developer Lake Resources NL (ASX:LKE) (FRA:LK1) announced today plans to send more lithium samples to potential project partners and off-takers amid growing interest in its Kachi Lithium Brine Project in Argentina.
Arcline Investment Management to Acquire Fairbanks Morse, an EnPro Industries Company
BELOIT, Wis., Dec. 12, 2019 /PRNewswire/ -- Arcline Investment Management ("Arcline"), a growth oriented private equity firm with $1.5 billion of capital under management, today announced that it has signed a definitive agreement to acquire Fairbanks Morse ("the Company"), an EnPro Industries company (NYSE: NPO), for $450 million.
Antler Gold Signs Agreement to Acquire a 75% Interest in a Gold Exploration License in Namibia
HALIFAX, Dec. 12, 2019 /CNW/ - Antler Gold Inc. ("Antler") (TSXV: ANTL) is pleased to announce that it has entered into an agreement (the "Agreement") to acquire a 75% interest in a private company, the sole asset of which is exclusive exploration license 5455 (the "License" or "EPL 5455") in Namibia (the "Transaction").
Monarch Gold Announces the Results of its Annual Meeting
MONTREAL, Dec. 12, 2019 /CNW Telbec/ - MONARCH GOLD CORPORATION ("Monarch" or the "Corporation") (TSX: MQR) (OTCMKTS: MRQRF) (FRANKFURT: MR7) is pleased to announce the results of its annual general meeting of shareholders, which was held today at Manoir Saint-Sauveur, in Saint-Sauveur, Quebec. All of the nominees listed in the Corporation's management proxy circular dated November 7, 2019, were re-elected as directors.
Aquila Resources Announces Receipt of Amended Mining and Air Permits for Back Forty Mine
Shares Outstanding: 338,284,556
Management Solutions Appoints Sherry Browder As President
KNOXVILLE, Tenn., Dec. 12, 2019 /PRNewswire/ -- Management Solutions, one of the nation's most successful performance management and consulting services firms, today announced the appointment of leading industry professional Sherry Browder as president of the company's extensive Government Services sector across the United States.
Golden Arrow Engages Michael Baybak and Company, Inc. for Financial Market Consulting Services
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Lutco's New Air Cargo Ball Transfers Well-Received by Worldwide Shipping Industry
WORCESTER, Mass., Dec. 12, 2019 /PRNewswire/ -- Lutco, a local manufacturer of custom bearing assemblies, metal stampings & machined components, recently launched a new product line of bearing ball transfers for air cargo and other heavy-duty load applications. After a successful start, Lutco bearing ball transfers can now be found in air cargo facilities around the world. Fitted in ball decks, Lutco's air cargo ball transfer units allow for smooth and easy manual movement of ULDs, pallets, and heavy cargo.
Nucor Announces Guidance for Fourth Quarter of 2019 Earnings
CHARLOTTE, N.C., Dec. 12, 2019 /PRNewswire/ -- Nucor Corporation (NYSE: NUE) today announced guidance for its fourth quarter ending December 31, 2019. Nucor expects fourth quarter earnings to be in the range of $0.25 to $0.30 per diluted share. This range is a decrease compared to third quarter of 2019 earnings of $0.90 per diluted share and a decrease relative to fourth quarter of 2018 earnings of $2.07 per diluted share.
Kootenay Intercepts 721 gpt Silver Over 4 Meters within 415 gpt Silver Over 11.5 Meters on the E & J Veins at Columba Silver Project, Mexico
VANCOUVER, Dec. 12, 2019 /CNW/ - Kootenay Silver Inc. (TSXV: KTN) (the "Company" or "Kootenay") is pleased to announce assay results from six core drill holes recently completed on the E and J Veins at its Columba high-grade silver project (the "Property"), located in Chihuahua State, Mexico.
RNC Delivers Strong Production of 9,485 oz For the Month of November
TORONTO, Dec. 12, 2019 /CNW/ - RNC Minerals (TSX: RNX) ("RNC" or the "Company") is pleased to announce consolidated gold production of 9,485 ounces for the month of November 2019 from its Beta Hunt and Higginsville mines in Western Australia.
Defense Metals Drills 4.01% Light Rare Earth Oxide Over 58 Metres at Wicheeda Rare Earth Element Deposit
VANCOUVER, Dec. 12, 2019 /CNW/ - Defense Metals Corp. ("Defense Metals") (DEFN: TSX-V / DFMTF: OTCQB / 35D: FSE) announces assay results for the final two drill holes of the recently completed 2019 resource definition diamond drill program at its 1,708 hectare (4,220 acre) Wicheeda Rare Earth Element (REE) Project located near Prince George, Canada.
Discovery of new >2km gold trend in air-core drilling at Karri Target indicates potential for a significant gold system
Drilling has now significantly upgraded a second target at the district-scale Pyramid Hill Gold Project in Victoria
Albemarle Hosts Investor Day and Provides Update on Long-term Strategy
CHARLOTTE, N.C., Dec. 12, 2019 /PRNewswire/ -- Albemarle Corporation (NYSE: ALB), a leader in the global specialty chemicals industry, will discuss its strategy to deliver profitable growth, accelerate operational efficiency and improve free cash flow to drive shareholder value at its 2019 Investor Day today in New York City.
Avesoro Resources Inc. Announces Loan Agreement
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Dana Incorporated Extends Share Repurchase Program
MAUMEE, Ohio, Dec. 12, 2019 /PRNewswire/ -- Dana Incorporated (NYSE: DAN) announced today that its board of directors authorized the extension of its share repurchase program through December 31, 2021. The company had $150 million available under the program as of September 30, 2019.
NexGen Demonstrating Continuity of Grade and Thickness at Arrow
Third Batch of 2019 Assay Results Released.
Classic Minerals Ltd (ASX:CLZ) Classic Drilling Again At Kat Gap
WA-focused gold exploration and development company Classic Minerals Limited (ASX:CLZ) is pleased to announce that it has recommenced RC drilling at its 100% owned Kat Gap Gold Project covering exploration licences E74/422 and E74/467.
James Coyne announces a disposal of shares and reduction in holding below 10% related to Copper North Mining Corp.
WHITEHORSE, Dec. 11, 2019 /CNW/ - James Allan Coyne announces that he has undertaken a disposal of shares such that he no longer holds over 10% in Copper North Mining Corp.
Howard Coyne announces a disposal of shares and reduction in holding below 10% related to Copper North Mining Corp.
VICTORIA, Dec. 11 2019 /CNW/ - Howard James Coyne announces that he has undertaken a disposal of shares such that he no longer holds over 10% in Copper North Mining Corp.
United Technologies Appoints Members of the Board of Directors for Future Independent Otis
FARMINGTON, Conn., Dec. 11, 2019 /PRNewswire/ -- United Technologies Corp. (NYSE: UTX) ("UTC") today announced the appointments of an executive chairman and members of the board of directors for Otis, the world's leading elevator and escalator company.
Steel Dynamics Announces Completion of Note Offering and Redemption Call for its 5.125% Senior Notes Due 2021
FORT WAYNE, Ind., Dec. 11, 2019 /PRNewswire/ -- Steel Dynamics, Inc. (the "Company") (NASDAQ/GS: STLD) announced today that it has consummated the sale of $400 million aggregate principal amount of 2.800% Notes due 2024 (the "2024 Notes") and $600 million aggregate principal amount of 3.450% Notes due 2030 (together with the 2024 Notes, the "Notes"). The net proceeds from the Notes will be used to redeem or satisfy and discharge the entire $700 million of the Company's 5.125% Senior Notes due 2021 (the "2021 Notes") in accordance with the indenture governing the Company's 2021 Notes and for general corporate purposes.
Sable Resources Ltd - Announces Appointment of Richard Godfrey as CFO
VANCOUVER, Dec. 11, 2019 /CNW/ - Sable Resources Ltd. ("Sable" or the "Company") (TSXV: SAE) is pleased to announce the appointment of Richard Godfrey to the position of CFO effective immediately.
Caterpillar Inc. Maintains Dividend
DEERFIELD, Ill., Dec. 11, 2019 /PRNewswire/ -- The board of directors of Caterpillar Inc. (NYSE: CAT) voted today to maintain the quarterly cash dividend of one dollar and three cents ($1.03) per share of common stock, payable February 20, 2020, to shareholders of record at the close of business on January 21, 2020.
View from the C-Suite: Anthony Milewski, Chairman, Conic Metals Corp., tells his company's story. Filmed on December 4, 2019
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Nucor Acquires TrueCore Insulated Panels
CHARLOTTE, N.C., Dec. 11, 2019 /PRNewswire/ -- Nucor Corporation (NYSE: NUE) announced today that it is acquiring TrueCore, LLC (TrueCore), an insulated metal panel manufacturing company with a facility in Laurens, South Carolina. TrueCore produces insulated metal panels serving the cold storage market, with future plans for additional commercial and industrial applications.
S&P Global Platts Analytics Releases its 2020 Energy Outlook
NEW YORK, Dec. 11, 2019 /PRNewswire/ -- Analysts at S&P Global Platts, the leading independent provider of information, analysis and benchmark prices for the commodities and energy markets, today released their 2020 outlook. The outlook presumes continued high geopolitical risks to oil supply, a slight recovery in oil demand driven by IMO 2020 low-sulfur, bunker-fuel specification changes, and it paints oil as the bright spot in an otherwise largely bearish energy outlook.
Moneta Discovers New Gold Mineralization at Halfway with 500 Metre Step-Out Drilling
Symbol: TSX: ME
Frontier Lithium Closes Flow Through Financing
SUDBURY, ON, Dec. 11, 2019 /CNW/ - Frontier Lithium Inc. (TSX.V: FL) (the "Company") announces the closing of a non-brokered Flow Through private placement offering for a total of 1,708,571 units ("Units") of the Company priced at $0.28 per Unit, for total gross proceeds of $478,399.88. Each Unit consists of one (1) Common Share of the Company and one-half (½) share purchase warrant (the "Warrant"). Each full Warrant entitles the holder thereof to purchase one (1) additional common share of Frontier Lithium at an exercise price of $0.375 for a period of twenty-four (24) months from the date of issuance. In connection with the CDN $478,399.88 offering, the Company issued finder's fees of CDN $27,023.99 and 96,514 finder warrants.
Pan American Silver Estimates Initial Mineral Resource of 72.5 million tonnes for the La Colorada Skarn Deposit
VANCOUVER, Dec. 11, 2019 /PRNewswire/ - Pan American Silver Corp. (NASDAQ: PAAS) (TSX: PAAS) ("Pan American", or the "Company") today announces an initial mineral resource estimate for the large polymetallic deposit discovered in 2018 at the Company's La Colorada mine in Zacatecas, Mexico. The inferred mineral resource totals 72.5 million tonnes, averaging 44 grams per tonne of silver, 0.17% copper, 2.02% lead and 4.40% zinc, assuming a cut off value of US$60 per tonne after accounting for transportation, smelting and refining costs. The deposit remains open in nearly all directions for resource expansions.
Yorbeau Announces Receiving $0.5 Million Cash Payment from IAMGOLD in Order to Maintain its Option on the Rouyn Property
MONTREAL, Dec. 11, 2019 /CNW Telbec/ - Yorbeau Resources Inc. (TSX: YRB) ("Yorbeau" or the "Company") is pleased to announce that in order to maintain its option to purchase a 100% interest in the Rouyn property, IAMGOLD Corporation ("IAMGOLD") has made a cash payment to Yorbeau in the amount of $500,000 corresponding to the first of a series of interim cash payments to be made to Yorbeau during an Expenditure Period of 48 months.